The application for PTK scholarships is now open. The deadline this year is December 1. Be sure to apply!
Congratulations to Jordan Coen. Their story, “Esmerelda’s Journey,” was one of 25 works accepted by PTK’s anthology, Nota Bene, out of the 370 submissions received! The anthology will be available online this winter. See the full press release!
There are two important PTK events this week:
1. Webinar: PTK Scholarship Insights for Students
Wednesday, October 14th @ 11am Central Time (9:00 Oregon Time)
Click here to join.
Can’t make it? All webinars will be recorded and saved in PTK’s Scholarship Support Library.
2. Sigma Zeta Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, October 14th, from 3:00-4:00, in the PTK voice channel on Discord.
Note: The link to join us on Discord was sent to Sigma Zeta members’ email addresses.
We have two meetings this term:
- Wednesday, October 14, 3:00-4:00
- Wednesday, November 18, 3:00-4:00
The meetings will be held in the PTK channel on the Lane Honors Groups Discord server. The link will be sent out soon to PTK members’ email addresses.
Jordan Coen is running for the position of Secretary. This position remained open after our spring elections. When Jordan offered to serve in this capacity, the chapter officers agreed that we should hold a special election. Please check your Lane email for a link to the voting poll.
Congratulations to Brian Janisch on receiving the first Sigma Zeta Paragon Award! This award is given at the discretion of the advisors to the officer or member who best represents PTK’s values and goes above and beyond in service to the chapter. Brian is the outgoing vice president and incoming president. His work during the last year to help bring back Sigma Zeta, create an honors lounge, and encourage others to join PTK was instrumental in our chapter’s growth and success. Thank you, Brian!
Many of you are engaged in undergraduate research in your classes, and you may be presenting some of that work at the college’s Undergraduate Research Fair and/or at the University of Oregon’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Many of you are also wonderful fiction writers, painters, photographers, poets, song writers, and other types of writers and artists. It’s time to start publishing your work!
This publication workshop covers several aspects of the publication process:
- where to find places to submit your work,
- how to submit it,
- what to expect in response, and
- how to track submissions and publications.
Don’t forget that Lane Community College has its own journal, Denali, where you can send work!
When you do have work published, be sure to add that information to your CV and resume. See this Curriculum (CV) Workshop for more details.
This weekend, members of our chapter participated in the PTK Rocky Mountain-Cascade Region’s first time ever virtual Spring Convention. The event was organized by Regional Coordinator Michelle Gietl and the regional team. Regional officers provided a wide range of presentations and evening fellowship opportunities.
At Saturday’s Awards Gala, our chapter received several awards! In addition to being recognized as a three-star chapter, we also received a Rising Star Award for our chapter activities and development; a REACH Award for recruiting; and a Horizon Award for chapter advising.
Next year’s convention will hopefully be in person. If it is, it will be at Umpqua Community College, where this year’s convention was supposed to have been held. Our members will be there, and we plan to be a four-star chapter by then!
Our Regional Coordinator, Michelle Gietl, and the regional officers have done an amazing job creating a virtual Spring Convention! May 15 and 16 are packed with presentations and workshops with topics ranging from scholarships to public speaking to what to do once you are a chapter officer. There is also an awards gala on May 16 from 5:00-7:00 PST.
If you’ve registered, you’ll receive the schedule in an email message.
You can still register for this free event: registration form
Follow our region on Facebook for fellowship opportunities during the convention!
Each year, our Rocky Mountain-Cascades Region of Phi Theta Kappa holds its Spring Convention. This year, the event was to be held nearby at Umpqua Community College.
With the current stay-at-home orders in place, the event will now be virtual on the weekend of May 15, with the awards ceremony being held at 5:00 on Saturday, May 16. More details about the days/times/schedule will be coming soon!
Register now for this free event and represent our Sigma Zeta Chapter at Spring Convention!
Here is Registration Form!