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22 September 2006 @ 11:44 pm
Hi, newbie with a question/information needed:

My name is Maria, I'll be getting inducted into the Tau Pi Chapter of PTK at Prince George's County Community College in Maryland in about 2 more months - give or take a few weeks (December 1st is set as the date of induction)

I'm relatively new to everything, but generally when I recieved my letter of acceptance a day or so later I recieved an application into the Honors Society Program -there's a 'forbidden' building on campus no one ever comes out of (at least that I've seen ) and I'm told that building is the honors building where I would take the rest of my courses needed.

I'm also told that PTK and Honors Society Program members get inducted all at once. This leaves me frazzled, yet, intrigued at the same time.

My question is, if I already am or have gotten my credits required to graduate (pre PTK induction) is it recommended (or well, worth it) to stay back and take more classes to graduate with a citation in honors or not to? If it is I would probably complete my undergrad studies in 2008 instead of graduating with only a notice of Psi Beta induction (I was inducted into Psi Beta last year).

Just curious if it is worth it to stay back, especially since, I have all my credits completed prior to being asked to join and if I stayed back it would delay my graduate studies for another year while I gain 15 credits in honors courses. Any input would be really, really, helpful.

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20 August 2006 @ 12:54 pm
Okay, we're looking kinda dead over here lately. How's everyone doing? I just got back from the International Leadership Conference in Mississippi last week and had a great time. I'm in the middle of trying to help plan some regional events as well as get our chapter fully ready to go for the fall.

We have a regional picnic coming up next Sunday, so if anyone's in the New England area and wants to come by, it's August 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts. Come say hi and bring snacks. :)
26 June 2006 @ 08:21 pm
First: Oh my God, Honors Institute was amazing. I cannot wait for next year! Everyone else have a good time? (Aside from the food, which we all know was horrid.)

Second: Who's going to Jackson for the International Leadership Conference? I'll be there with the rest of the New England Region for our weekend!

I'm also going to try to go to the regional conventions and mini-Honors for some other regions to see how they do things in hopes of bringing back some great ideas. I think that's a really smart idea while we're all implementing the new Honors Study Topic in our regions and chapters.

Thanks, by the way, to all the regions that were extending invites to each other. It was great to see everyone helping each other out. It's always so good to see how much Phi Theta Kappans support each other. Everyone's always welcome to come to New England and enjoy lobster and chowder with us. Much better than the food from last week, I promise. ;)
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29 May 2006 @ 07:49 pm
Just in case no one else got (or read) the e-mail, Phi Theta Kappa is getting rid of our @ptk.org e-mail forwarding addresses. They're going to become inactive on August 15th.

That really ticks me off for the simple reason that they always made such a big deal out of using those for college and scholarship applications, so I have stupidly been doing that. Now I have to recontact the schools whose mailing lists I signed up for to ask them to use my regular address. I also just submitted for two scholarships using that address, and I'm not supposed to hear back from either of those scholarship selection committees until after the e-mail goes inactive. What if they notify me first through e-mail and not phone or post?

Eh, minor annoyance, I suppose. It's just so funny to me that they were selling it as this permanent, life-long address, and to use it instead of our personal and school accounts that might change, and now that's the one to go. Dorks. :p

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11 May 2006 @ 04:19 pm
Do any of you have experience in a Phi Theta Kappa alumni assocation that is set up at a four year university? A friend and I are trying to set one up at our local state university.

Any expereinces you can share from your involvement in one or tips for getting the assocation approved by the univeristy would be greatly appreciated!
02 May 2006 @ 04:07 pm
I found out two spiffy things yesterday:

1) I'm the secretary for Alpha Upsilon Alpha next year! Woo!

2) I'm going to Delaware!

Any advice for a new officer? I have my coronation installation on the 16th, I believe. Whee!

Also, this will be my first time going to an Honors Institute. I'm going alone, so I hope I can meet people to talk to. (Everyone has a roommate, right?) What should I know in advance?
Current Music: John Mayer - Why Georgia (Live)
29 April 2006 @ 08:51 pm
I know no one cares, but I overnighted my Leaders of Promise application Thursday morning and it got to Mississippi just over 9 a.m. on Friday. Whoo, made the deadline! Best wishes to anyone else who applied.

Second, is anyone thinking of going to Internationals next year in Nashville? I imagine a lot of local colleges will go, but I'm from Connecticut, so it might be a little trickier. (Also, any word on where it'll be in 2008? Maybe I'll hold out for a location I'm more interested in...)
26 April 2006 @ 01:58 pm
Is anyone else applying for Leaders of Promise? I have to overnight mine today or tomorrow. :/

Also, for the recommendations...I've been told that Phi Theta Kappa can be excruciatingly picky with word limits, and I think my professor went a little over the 500-word limit. Does anyone know how big of an issue that might be? Are they actually counting them like I've been told they do, or is that some kind of awful legend?
19 April 2006 @ 03:04 pm
If all goes well (i.e. someone from my chapter brings a computer), I'll be blogging my way through this convention in Seattle. I'm leaving out of DC uber early tomorrow morning so I'm pretty excited at this point. If you want to follow along with the adventure online, feel free to read my lj. I'm sure it'll be a little *different* than the blogs chosen by the official PTK people.

And if you're gonna be there, feel free to say hello. I'm the weird kid from the Virginia region but I'm pretty friendly.

...And talk about a pop culture let down -- the first general session is happening at the same time Smoosh is playing (with Mates of State) at Neumo's!
19 April 2006 @ 09:39 am
Hi guys!

My name's Susan (as you can tell from the UN), and I was inducted about two weeks ago into the Gamma Sigma chapter at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX. I must say I do love it so far -- we had a teacher's appreciation luncheon yesterday that was fantastic. All my fellow PTK kids are awesome :)

I do have a question -- has anyone ordered shirts off of the website? How long did it take for your stuff to get in? I'm wanting to get the classic navy shirt, but I'm still hesitant about ordering clothing off of the internet. I'm assuming that the small would be an adult small in the men's fit, as opposed to a women's fit (ie babydoll).

This post kind of rambled, so I'll be on my way :)