Each spring, PTK chapters hold an induction ceremony for their new members. With the pandemic, these ceremonies couldn’t happen. Thankfully, PTK Headquarters has created a virtual induction ceremony for everyone who joined in 2020!
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
Induction Ceremony: December 10, 2020; 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
The regional officers are holding a scholarship workshop! Here is the information from our regional coordinator:
Have questions about the PTK scholarship? Need a little push to get your application started? Need tips about writing a scholarship essay?
Come spend the night with the RMC region and apply for scholarships. Our goal with this scholarship night is to all work on the PTK application at our own pace, but have an environment where you can ask questions as they come up during the process.
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!
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!
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!