Thursday, June 29, 2017

Network with Your Phi Kappa Phi Peers

Phi Kappa Phi has a global network of more than 100,000 members—including great minds in science and medicine, government, law and the military, education and business, sports, literature, the arts and just about every other field imaginable. Network with fellow members across the globe by accessing one of the many resources provided by the Society.

Link
Link is Phi Kappa Phi's exclusive members-only community where you can share ideas, discuss hot topics, post questions, search for and connect with other members, and more. To start Linking with your fellow Phi Kappa Phi peers, visit Link.PhiKappaPhi.org. Click here to introduce yourself to the community today and share why you joined the Society here.

Access Link Anytime, Anywhere
The Link app allows you to network on the go! Select your device below to download the app and access the community anytime, anywhere:

    

Link is available to active members only. Not active? Renew your membership today to access this exclusive benefit. For more information about Link including FAQs and how-to guides, click here.

Social Media
Join the Phi Kappa Phi conversation online by visiting our Social Media Directory where you'll find links to national and chapter social media accounts. Whether you are looking to read the latest news, see photos of Phi Kappa Phi happenings, network with other members or stay up-to-date on chapter events, Phi Kappa Phi social media is the place to be. Connect with us today and join the conversation!

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Phi Kappa Phi Wins Three AM&P EXCEL Awards

Phi Kappa Phi was recently awarded three EXCEL Awards from Association Media & Publishing (AM&P). The Society was recognized at the 37th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on Monday, June 26, in Arlington, Virginia. The awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications.

Phi Kappa Phi received the Gold Award in the promotional membership brochure category for its Make the Most of Your Membership guide. The guide was created as a resource for new members and showcases the variety of benefits available as part of membership in Phi Kappa Phi.

In addition, the Society’s quarterly magazine, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, garnered two Bronze Awards—one for magazine design excellence and one for magazine redesign. After months of planning last year, Phi Kappa Phi unveiled a new design and layout of the Forum with its Spring 2016 issue. If you haven’t already, check out the new look here.

The EXCEL competition saw nearly 830 entries in seven categories ranging from magazines and journals to digital and promotional content. From all entries, 235 were selected as finalists to receive gold, silver or bronze in each category. Click here to see the full list of finalists.

Learn more about AM&P and the EXCEL Awards at associationmediaandpublishing.org.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Save 15% with AT&T

Phi Kappa Phi is proud to offer members 15 percent off monthly wireless phone service on qualified plans with AT&T. To enroll in the discount program, follow the steps below:

Existing AT&T Customers
  • Visit the AT&T / Phi Kappa Phi Discount Program website.
  • Click Enroll Now.
  • Enter your email address and wireless number, and click Continue.
  • Enter the last four digits of primary account holder's social security number and the account billing zip code, and click Continue.
  • Confirm your affiliation with Phi Kappa Phi, and click Submit​.
  • You will receive a confirmation email message stating that you're enrolled at the email address you provided.

To Start New Service with AT&T

To Transfer a Line to AT&T

Please note that some retail stores may not honor the discount. It is highly recommended that you apply the discount to your AT&T account by following the online steps listed above. The AT&T wireless account must be in the member's name and is not financially affiliated with The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—except for the discount being provided.

To contact AT&T Customer Care or Premier Site Support, click here for telephone numbers and hours of service. If you have questions about this or other Phi Kappa Phi discounts, contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2017 Literacy Grant Recipients

Phi Kappa Phi recently announced the 2017 Literacy Grant recipients. The grants of up to $2,500 were awarded in support of 14 literacy projects across the nation.

The Literacy Grant Program, established in 2003, provides funding to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and active members for new and ongoing projects that reinforce part of the Society's mission "to engage the community of scholars in service to others." Drawing from a multidisciplinary society of students and scholars from large and small institutions, the grants help fund projects ranging from traditional reading initiatives to those fostering learning in cultural, digital, financial, health, historical literacy and beyond.

The 2017 recipients and their respective projects are:
  • Michelle Allison, Brookwood's Leveled Reader Library
  • Alexandra Kelly Brooks, Juvenile Detention Center Science Outreach Program
  • Valarie Burke and Katelyn DiBenedetto, Project Transforming Tomorrow
  • Russell Carpenter, Community Reads: Developing Critical Reading and Metacognitive Practices in Students
  • Lesley L. Casarez, Families Who Read Together
  • Rhonda Cooksey, HIKE Up Literacy
  • Dalia Karina Delanuez, Tiny Book House
  • Benjamin Jacob, My Story Matters: A Literacy Project
  • Leah McCurdy, Bringing “To the Mountain!” to Their Ears: A Trilingual Audiobook for Multilingual Literacy and Cultural Heritage Preservation in Belize
  • Tulsi Patel, Para Tu Salud: Una Campaña de Alfabetismo (For Your Health: A Literacy Campaign)
  • Will Porter, Mozambique Music School
  • Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy, Born to Read for Minority Children
  • Tettra Scott, Improving Literacy Begins with Parents 2017
  • Emily Taylor Beighley, Paws and Tales

"Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to see a broad diversity in the projects awarded Literacy Grants this year," said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. "Literacy, by definition about more than reading alone, is knowledge of a particular subject. Phi Kappa Phi members’ love of learning is central to the successful transmission of knowledge, whatever the subject."

The winning projects were selected for a grant based on a number of criteria including the project’s scope, student and community involvement, impact, duration and ability to achieve success.

To learn more about this year’s recipients and projects, click here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jump-start Your Career with Phi Kappa Phi

Are you a recent graduate starting your job search or an established professional thinking of making a change? If you’re looking for your dream job, let Phi Kappa Phi help! The Society offers many resources to assist members in the development and advancement of their careers. From the Career Center to the career guidance podcast series, take advantage of a number of resources that can help jump-start your career.

Career Center
Job seekers can post résumés, search job openings and apply for jobs, while employers can use the site to find and recruit top talent and post available positions. Visit Careers.PhiKappaPhi.org to start your search today.

Career Corner
Join other Phi Kappa Phi members to share job search strategies, interview tips and all-around career advice in this exclusive Link community.

Career Guidance
Watch podcasts and access the Seeking Success blog to get advice on interviewing, networking, writing a winning résumé and dealing with stress. Visit PhiKappaPhi.org/Career-Guidance to learn more.

GS Level Upgrade
Members seeking federal employment may be eligible for a GS level upgrade according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s General Schedule Qualification Policies. Click here to read more. Please note this is not a Phi Kappa Phi-managed benefit—it is a Federal policy. Questions regarding specifics of the policy should be directed to the human resources department associated with the position being applied for.

Logo Graphics
Proudly display your membership on your résumé by including an official Society logo. When it's time to apply for a job, our materials will help you highlight your membership in Phi Kappa Phi. Visit PhiKappaPhi.org/Logo-Graphics to download Society logos.

Membership Verification Letter
Verify your membership in the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society with a letter from Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. Click here to request your letter today.

SeekingSuccess.com
Save $75 on any Seeking Success résumé or LinkedIn profile writing package to help you create a résumé that is focused on your target, complies with modern screening apps and promotes your value. To view and purchase packages, visit SeekingSuccess.com/PKP and enter page code PKP2015 to access the exclusive Phi Kappa Phi page. Enter the same code, PKP2015, when checking out to apply the $75 discount.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Save on Your Summer Travel Plans

It's summertime—the time of year when many people pack their bags and head out on a fun getaway. If you are in the midst of planning a summer trip or just looking to be spontaneous, check out these exclusive discounts offered by Phi Kappa Phi’s travel partners including hotels, car rentals, theme park, sports and theater tickets, and much more!

Avis
Save up to 25% off Avis base rates on every rental whenever you make reservations using Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number W980400. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. For further information and reservations, visit Avis.com/PhiKappaPhi.

Budget
Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number R023600 to save up to 25% off Budget base rates. To make your reservation and for additional information, visit Budget.com/PhiKappaPhi.

Enterprise
Phi Kappa Phi members are eligible to receive a 5% discount on Enterprise's standard, undiscounted daily, weekly and monthly rates. Click here to book your reservation. The discount is automatically applied to the internet best rate.

National
Phi Kappa Phi members can receive a 10% discount on National's standard, undiscounted daily, weekly and monthly rates. Click here to book your reservation. The discount is automatically applied to the internet best rate.

Road Scholar
Road Scholar offers members a one-time, $100 savings on any one of their learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Click here to sign up for a Road Scholar catalog and you’ll receive $100 off your first Road Scholar adventure.

Ticket Monster Perks
Ticket Monster offers a 15% discount on more than 2.5 billion sports, concert and theater tickets worldwide. Members can also receive exclusive discounts up to 25% off movie tickets and over 70 theme parks nationwide. Click here to sign up and save $5 on your first order.

The Parking Spot

Members can join the Spot Club Exec program to access a 15% discount at all full-service Parking Spot locations and a 10% discount at all Spot locations nationwide. Click here to order your Phi Kappa Phi Spot Club Exec card, view discounted rates, get directions and make reservations.

Travel Discounts
Whether traveling for work or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, Phi Kappa Phi members, friends and family can take advantage of huge savings of more than 50% for hotels and 35% for car rentals at locations worldwide. Any car, any hotel, anywhere, anytime. Click here to book today.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

For the Love of Literacy

Between February and April this spring, Phi Kappa Phi held its fourth annual Book Drive Competition. As part of the contest, 22 chapters across the country hosted drives to collect as many books as possible for an organization of their choice.

The book drives were held at both colleges and universities nationwide. Beneficiary organizations chosen by the chapters ranged from schools and libraries to other community organizations such as tutoring and mentoring programs, correctional centers and more.

In all, the participating chapters collected more than 7,000 books and $1,200 in monetary donations!

The four winning chapters whose drives collected the most donations were:
  • California State University, Chico
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Western Illinois University

These winning chapters will receive a Little Free Library to place at a location of their choice. The Little Free Library is a freestanding box where anyone can donate and borrow books in an effort to promote literacy throughout communities—a prize that fits well with Phi Kappa Phi’s love of learning and literacy.

“I'm so happy that I was invited to be a part of this project because I can see that it has and will continue to make a difference in people's lives – one book at a time,” said Rebecca Meza, student vice president of the University of Missouri–St. Louis chapter.

Other chapters that hosted a book drive as part of the competition include Caldwell University, Eastern Kentucky University, Fort Hayes State University, Framingham State University, George Mason University, Ithaca College, Jacksonville University, Louisiana State University, Lycoming College, Murray State University, North Dakota State University, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, The University of Tennessee, University of Wyoming and Youngstown State University.

Since its creation, Phi Kappa Phi’s annual book drive competition has donated more than 35,000 books to organizations both locally and abroad. Chapters interested in learning more about the contest or how to host their own book drives or service projects can contact Kay White.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight – June 2017

Anne Boettcher
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

Chapter Position: President

University Position: Director, Undergraduate Research Institute and Honors Program

Years of Service to the Chapter: 1

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D., Marine Biology/Biochemistry

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I was one of the leads on the petition for a chapter, and initiated the petition after discussions with Dr. Mary Todd on alignment of Phi Kappa Phi with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? Our first book drive, focused on restoring Mosul library in Iraq (read about the drive here). One of first initiates, James Gulliksen led this, and even after graduation, is working to sort and pack books and secure shipment. He was recognized for his service, leadership, and scholarship with our first Phi Kappa Phi Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Top Scholar Award.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you?
Dedication to scholarship in all disciplines and service linked to scholarship

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer?
Working with the students and faculty as we develop our new chapter

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Start small, identify dedicated officers, work to promote benefits of membership to students

What are your hobbies? Hiking and exploring new places with my family and friends

Where are you from? St. Louis, MO

Click here to see Anne's CV.

Member Benefits Highlights – June 2017

June is full of sunshine and savings with these exclusive discounts available to Phi Kappa Phi members all month long.

AT&T
Phi Kappa Phi members are eligible to receive a 15% discount on monthly wireless phone service from AT&T. The discount is available on qualifying voice and data plans. To apply the discount to your existing account, start new service or transfer a line, visit PhiKappaPhi.org/ATT. (Please note you must be logged in to your Phi Kappa Phi member account to access this page.)

Avvo
As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you have access to 10% off all Avvo’s fixed fee legal services. Services are available in the practice areas of family, immigration, business, estate planning, real estate, landlord & tenant, employment & labor, and bankruptcy & debt. Click here to select the practice area you are seeking, choose a service and select your lawyer. Use promo code PKP2016.

Carbonite

Receive a 10% discount when you back up your irreplaceable computer files with Carbonite. The discount applies to all business and personal subscriptions, and additional discounts are available for multi-year purchases. In addition, Phi Kappa Phi members can also try Carbonite free for 15 days! Visit Carbonite.com and enter promotional code PKPOFFER10 when signing up for your free trial or subscription.

Franklin Planner
Excellence starts with a plan. And for more than 20 years, Franklin Planner has helped millions of people focus their time on achieving their goals. Phi Kappa Phi members are eligible for a 15% discount on any online purchase year-round. Visit FranklinPlanner.com and enter promo code PKPMEMBER when checking out to apply the discount to your order. And don’t miss the Franklin Planner annual sale during the month of June. Select products will be discounted 20–80% and all orders over $65 qualify for free shipping!

GEICO
Soak up the savings with a special member discount on auto insurance exclusively for Phi Kappa Phi members! GEICO provides a discount of up to 8% for qualifying members, and existing GEICO customers may also be eligible for the discount. To request a free quote call 1-800-368-2734 and reference The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. You can also get your free quote online at GEICO.com/PhiKappaPhi. Each time you request a quote, GEICO makes a contribution to the Society in support of our award programs.

Lenovo
June brings instant hot savings on Lenovo's award winning technologies like the ThinkPad laptop. Save up to 30% on select systems and accessories when you visit Lenovo.com/PhiKappaPhi.

Mercer
Secure essential protection worry-free when you take advantage of special rates and discounts on life, pet, disability, long term care, and health insurance through Mercer Consumer. To learn more and enroll, visit AlumniPlans.com/PKP or call 1-888-560-ALUM (2586). Be sure to mention your membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Phi Kappa Phi Announces Love of Learning Award Recipients

Phi Kappa Phi recently announced the Session A recipients of a 2017 Love of Learning Award. The $500 awards were given to 100 Phi Kappa Phi members across the nation. 

Click here to see the complete list of recipients from Session A of the program.

Awarded twice a year, the Love of Learning Awards are designed to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, travel related to teaching and research, career development and more.

“What all Phi Kappa Phi members have in common is a love of learning, so it’s fitting that the Society should enable learning in a variety of venues,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The Love of Learning Award does just that by supporting members at all stages of their professional careers.”

The selection process for a Love of Learning Award is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, intended use of award funds as it relates to academic and career goals, and a personal statement.

Established in 2007, the Love of Learning Program gives 200 awards annually in support of post-baccalaureate professional development. In addition, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

The application process for Session B will open July 1, 2017. Learn more here