Sunday, December 09, 2012

Better World Books


Do you have old textbooks hanging around getting dusty?  Don’t know what to do with those books?  The answer is Better world books!    

 

Better World Books uses the power of business to change the world by collecting and selling books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. Besides selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. To date, Better World Books has converted more than 58 million books into over $10.4 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, we’ve also diverted more than 40,000 tons of books from landfills. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, they are a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.
All books are available with free shipping worldwide by utilizing the attached to send unwanted textbooks in to Better World Books on Kaplan Golden Key's behalf. Please remember that this is a textbook drive aimed at books used in a college setting that you as students no longer have use for and would like Better World Books to try to reuse. Donations this year from Kaplan students will be sold to benefit www.RoomtoRead.org and if they are unable to be sold, textbooks will be donated to www.BooksForAfrica.org.
You can see more information on how Better World Books makes their impact by viewing this link (www.BetterWorldBooks.com/impact).


 
 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Better World Books


Better World Books uses the power of business to change the world by collecting and selling books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. Besides selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. To date, Better World Books has converted more than 58 million books into over $10.4 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, we’ve also diverted more than 40,000 tons of books from landfills. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, they are a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

All books are available with free shipping worldwide by utilizing the attached to send unwanted textbooks in to Better World Books on Kaplan Golden Key's behalf. Please remember that this is a textbook drive aimed at books used in a college setting that you as students no longer have use for and would like Better World Books to try to reuse. Donations this year from Kaplan students will be sold to benefit www.RoomtoRead.org and if they are unable to be sold, textbooks will be donated to www.BooksForAfrica.org.

You can see more information on how Better World Books makes their impact by viewing this link (www.BetterWorldBooks.com/impact).
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at valda_dedrick@yahoo.com


Monday, November 19, 2012

November General Membership Meeting


When: Monday, November 26, 2012 at 8 PM Eastern


What: Kaplan University Golden Key Honor Society General Membership Meeting

 

 

  Steve Bowe, Career Specialist, Carrie Chin, Employer Specialist and Vanessa Jackson will be joining us to provide loads of great information for Success!!

Join us for the General Membership meeting to learn about resources and high-impact career tools designed to become professionally valuable.  Ask your questions and learn more about mastering the art of self-assessment, occupational exploration, decision making, self-marketing, job searching, and developing productive connections in the workplace. Learn how the Career Network can help you make a personal website and provide more tools and resources to improve your career profiles making it top notch. If you are looking to upgrade your career profiles or just beginning to develop one this would be a great resource to learn and ask questions!
All members are invited to attend the meeting; we look forward to seeing you there! https://khe2.adobeconnect.com/_a769721248/r33289196/

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vacant Positions


Dear Golden Key Members;
            We are looking for a few good men and women that would like to be a part of the executive board for this great chapter. Do you have the desire to be involved in an extracurricular?
This chapter has been and is involved in many charities providing volunteerism, community outreach, literacy and academics to name a few. We also provide our members with another way to be involved in their school in an online environment. How do you want to help others?
Today's job market is ultra-competitive and landing that new job or getting ahead at your old one is not as easy as it used to be. Companies want to see more than just a degree. A leadership position could be that competitive edge you need. Are you a leader?
If you answered yes to these questions then submit a statement for consideration for an executive board position for the Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key. We currently are looking to fill the Membership Chair, Finance Chair and the Activities Chair positions.
These are interim positions that will end on March 15, 2013 and you must be an active student at Kaplan for that period.  We will be holding open elections for all executive board positions in February with the new officers taking their positions on March 1, 2013.  Accepting an interim position now would not disqualify anyone from running in the next election. 
If you would like to apply for one of the vacant positions please do so no later than November 10, 2012.  The executive board will make their decisions on or about November 14, 2012.  Your submission should include your major, GPA, and why you feel you would be the best person for each particular position.  We will also accept video submissions but there is no extra weight given for a video submission.  For the description of the vacant positions please see the attached file.
Thank you all for your interest and good luck!
George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

Please remember that the prospective applicant must be an active student through March 15, 2012.  There are two meetings a month, one an executive board meeting the other a general membership meeting as well as any other emergent meetings that may be held from time to time.  The following is from the Chapter By Laws.

3. FINANCE CHAIR
a. Manage all financial transactions of the chapter
b. Prepare a budget for the chapter.
c. Receive and distribute chapter funds.
d. Submit annual financial summary of income and expenses to International Headquarters.
e. Must maintain at least a 3.5GPA or better.
f. Any other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

6. MEMBER/ALUMNUS CHAIR
a. Manage all coordination and communications with membership as pertaining to the chapter and its activities.
b. Actively assist recruitment of membership and alumni into the chapter. Actively assist and participate in planning and coordinating any New Member Recognition Events
c. Develop philanthropy, fundraisers, & chapter activities involving alumni members for the chapter while coordinating with the Activities Chair.
d. Create articles focused on alumni activities or interest for the chapter newsletter.
e. Document events for national reports.
f. Attend Chapter officer meetings to report on alumni activities.
g. Must maintain at least a 3.5GPA or better.
h. Any other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.



7        Activities Chair
a.       Work with the service projects of the chapter and coordinate membership involvement and participation.

b.      Responsible for correspondence and communications between the membership and the service project
c. Work with the Membership Chair to Advocate, recruit, support and generally coordinate activities dedicated to providing support and service to the growth of the chapter.
d. Attend Chapter officer meetings to report on alumni activities.
e. Must maintain at least a 3.5GPA or better.
f. Any other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Membership Meeting Reminder

A Reminder:

Our first ever New Member Recognition Event is scheduled for Monday August 27 at 8 PM EST.

The Key Note Address will be delivered by Fabeanne Collins, Regional Representative for Golden Key International Honour Society.

Chapter Information will be provided by Nate Daigle of Kaplan Student Life, and Society Information will be provided by Kathleen Sullivan, Chapter Finance Director.

In addition to recognition of New Members and Honorary Members, Golden Key Chapter Scholarship awards will be announced.


The link for the New Membership Recognition Event is:
https://khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/


Hope to see you there!

Lyann Valadez
Communications Chair
Golden Key International Honour Society

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Chicago Graduation Update


Hello everyone!
I wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulation’s to all members that have recently graduated, and to those that participated in the Chicago graduation ceremony.  It was great to meet all of you that stopped by the Golden Key table to pick up your honor cords!  I saw a lot of smiling faces, and so many faces beaming with pride!  You earned it!

A special shout out to Lyndon Kubitz and Charles Jansen II, both writers for our chapter newsletter The Golden Scholar.  Being an online school we don’t often get to meet the people we regularly interact with in person.  It was great to finally meet both of you in person!  Thank you for your dedication and time spent writing articles for our chapter’s newsletter!
On behalf of the Executive Board: Best of luck in all life has to offer our graduating members!

Christine Slominski
Vice President, Kaplan Chapter, Golden Key International Honour Society
Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Scholar




Sunday, August 05, 2012

Updates

Hello members!

First, I would like to extend congratulations to all of our members that were recent graduates at the Chicago Commencement Ceremony.  Hopefully many of you got to meet your Kaplan Chapter Vice President, Christine Slominski while receiving your honor cord.  I would also like to congratulate and thank Christine for traveling to Chicago and bestow such an honor upon our members. 
For many of us, we are in the final throws of summer and others yet have already ushered their children back to school in the south.  We here at the Kaplan Chapter of Golden Key have been working all summer to ensure the best possible experiences for our members.  We had two of our members, Mandy Wright and Lyann Valadez, attend the International Summit and will provide us with a wealth of information.  We have also begun revamping our chapter dedicated website as well as maintaining all of our other social media outlets. 
On August 27, 2012 at 8 PM Eastern we will be holding our first ever New Member Recognition Event.  We will feature several speakers including Nate Daigle of Student Life and Fabeanne Collins, who is our regional representative at Golden Key.  We will be able to welcome and congratulate our newer members for achieving the requirements of membership and honor Dean Boyd who is being inducted as an Honorary Member.  This should be a great event and a way for new members and old, to become familiar with the benefits of Golden Key and involvement in our chapter.  The web link for attending this meeting and all of our meetings is https://khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/  Enter as a guest, use your name, and you will be brought into the meeting. 
Please also take note of the following addresses to partake in our social media and be able to receive updates and news regarding your chapter.  This is also a great way for Alumnus to remain involved in the chapter and for any member to be able to reach out to your executive board when necessary. 

•    E-mail: KUGKHS@gmail.com
•    Blog: http://kugoldenkey.blogspot.com/
•    Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KUGKHS
•    Website: http://kaplan.goldenkey.org/index.php?page_name=start
•    Unofficial Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KUGKHS/
•    Twitter: http://twitter.com/kugkhs

Please make sure you avail yourself of the above links.  We have a lot of exciting events and projects coming up and would love to give everyone the opportunity for involvement.  Our next service project, Better World Books, will kick off in September where at the general membership meeting on September 24, 2012 at 8 PM Eastern, we will have a representative from that great organization as a guest speaker. 

Sincerely,
George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” MLK

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chicago Graduation Update

Hello graduates!

I have had many questions about the time and place graduates attending the Chicago ceremony should go in order to receive their cords.  As promised, here are the details:

Place:
We will be located in the Graduate Services Area on level 3 of McCormick Place/Lakeside Center.

Times:
Friday August 3rd 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday August 4th 7:30 am – 9:30 am
All times are CENTRAL TIME
I look forward to meeting each of you!

Chris Slominski, Vice President, Kaplan chapter, Golden Key International Honour Society

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Update: International Summit


Our chapter delegates for the International Summit, Doris M. Wright and Lyann Valadez, ready for the Saturday night Gala!
Kathleen Sullivan
Finance Chair, Kaplan Chapter, Golden Key International Honour Society

New Executive Board Members


The Executive Board of Golden Key at Kaplan University is proud to announce the appointment of Secretary, Membership/Alumni Chair and Activities Chair.  We greatly appreciate all the members that submitted their interest in the vacant positions on the Executive Board.  We had some very difficult decisions to make.

The position of Secretary will be filed by Elizabeth Towler.  The position of Membership Chair will be filled by Valda Dedrick and the Activities Chair will be filled by Heather Vannoy.  You will be able to read about the new board members in the August and September issues of the Golden Scholar.

All the Executive Board positions will be up for election in February 2013.  Of course, we will keep you updated on the submissions and deadlines as we get closer.

I would like to thank everyone for their participation in this selection process and join me in wishing our new Executive Board Members the best of luck!

Thank you,
George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23rd Chapter Meeting Recording


Hello members,
We had a great meeting tonight!  Our speaker was Eric Nico Schneider, of Youth Leader Magazine on-line.  It was wonderful hearing how our youth are the leaders of change worldwide!  If you missed tonight’s meeting, you can view the recording here:

I would like to thank Eric for getting up in the wee hours of the morning (he was in France), and doing this presentation for us!  Eric has included links to the Youth Leader newsletter and videos you can watch as well as other links you can visit in his presentation.  Let’s help Eric spread the word about all the good the young people of the world do!  Maybe we can inspire others to follow in their footsteps!

Chris Slominski
Vice President, Kaplan Chapter, Golden Key International Honour Society
Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Scholar

Announcing Our Scholarship Winners!


Hello members.

On behalf of the Executive Board I would like to announce that we have chosen our three Scholarship winners!  Our winners are: Denise Grieser, Dawn Brooks and Melanie Parker.  Congratulations to all three of you!  I would like to thank each of you that have sent us an essay.  You made our decisions very difficult!  We will feature all three winners in our October issue of The Golden Scholar due out at the end of September.

Chris Slominski
Vice President, Kaplan Chapter, Golden Key International Honour Society

Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Scholar

Golden Key general membership meeting

This is a reminder that the Golden Key general membership meeting will be tonight:
Monday, July 23rd at 8 p.m. EST.

The guest speaker will be Eric Nico Schneider, Editor from Youth Leader Magazine on-line. Youth Leader Magazine on line offers information that can be used by schools for free, and is always looking to feature those who help make the world a better place.

All members are invited to attend the meeting; we look forward to seeing you there!
 The meeting link is: khe2.adobeconnect.com/​r33289196/

Lyann Valadez
 Communications Chair, Golden Key International Honour Society

Friday, July 20, 2012

Golden Key Monthly Membership Meeting

This is a reminder that the Golden Key general membership meeting will be Monday, July 23rd at 8 p.m. EST.

The guest speaker will be Eric Nico Schneider, Editor from Youth Leader Magazine on-line. Youth Leader Magazine on line offers information that can be used by schools for free, and is always looking to feature those who help make the world a better place.

All members are invited to attend the meeting; we look forward to seeing you there!

The meeting link is: khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/


Lyann Valadez
Communications Chair, Golden Key International Honour Society

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Newsletter Meeting Friday July 20th!

Hello members!

This Friday is the monthly meeting for your chapter’s newsletter the Golden Scholar.

...
Date: July 20th

Time: 9:00 pm ET.

Where:
http://khe2.acrobat.com/r33289196/

We will be discussing ideas for articles for the September issue of the newsletter. All Golden Key members are welcome to attend! Please bring any ideas for future articles that you would like to see in your newsletter!

Thank you to all that are able to attend!
Chris Slominski, Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Scholar

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June General Membership Meeting


I would like to invite all Golden Key members to our monthly membership meeting Monday June 25 at 8 PM eastern.  You can access the meeting room by http://khe2.acrobat.com/r33289196/

We will be discussing several important issues coming up for our chapter including our standard placement that was just issued, the international summit, the upcoming August graduation and some of our service projects that you can be involved in.  We look forward to seeing you there!

George Pammer
President, Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 22nd Newsletter Meeting Reminder


Hello members,

There will be a meeting for your Newsletter, The Golden Scholar this Friday June 22 at 9:00 pm ET.  We will be discussing ideas for future articles and checking in with writers that have articles due this weekend.  All members are welcome!

Friday June 22, 9:00 pm ET.  Here: khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/
Sign in with your name as a guest.

Thank you!
Chris Slominski
Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Scholar

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Chapter Scholarship Deadline Reminder


Hello members,

This is a reminder that as a way to thank our fellow members for helping to make their communities and our world a better place, we are offering three scholarships; One $500.00, and two $250.00 scholarships.  The July 1st deadline to apply is fast approaching!

 What do you need to do?

 Submit a Word document or supply a link to a video describing what you do to benefit your community. This could include volunteering at your local school, animal shelter or food bank. Or maybe you donate to charities, picking up litter in your local park, or even volunteer your skills online. Let us know exactly how you help!

 The E-Board will review all material submitted and choose our favorite applicants. All winners will be featured in a future edition of your chapter’s newsletter, The Golden Scholar, so we can share with fellow members the good deeds you do!

 Please submit your material to: kugkhs@gmail.com

 Deadline for submissions: July 1st 2012

Thank you,

Christine Slominski, Vice President
Kaplan University chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vacant Board Positions

We are looking for a few good men and women that would like to be a part of the executive board for this great chapter. Do you have the desire to be involved in an extracurricular?

This chapter has been and is involved in many charities providing volunteerism, community outreach, literacy and academics to name a few. We also provide our members with another way to be involved in their school in an online environment. How do you want to help others?

Today's job market is ultra competitive and landing that new job or getting ahead at your old one is not as easy as it used to be. Companies want to see more than just a degree. A leadership position could be that competitive edge you need. Are you a leader?

If you answered yes to these questions then submit a statement for consideration for an executive board position for the Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key. We currently are looking to fill the Membership Chair and Secretary position. For more information or to express interest please send a e-mail to KUGKHS@gmail.com.

Thank you
George Pammer
President, Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

Friday, June 01, 2012

Chapter Scholarships Available


Do you help in your community? Do you strive to make life a little bit better for others? Do you like that feeling you get when you volunteer and help others?  Well we do too!  And sometimes, it’s nice to reward those who do for others with a little more than a pat on the back.  As a way to thank our fellow members for helping to make their communities and our world a better place, we are offering three scholarships! One $500.00, and two $250.00 scholarships.

What do you need to do?

Submit a Word document or supply a link to a video describing what you do to benefit your community.  This could include volunteering at your local school, animal shelter or food bank.  Or maybe you donate to charities, picking up litter in your local park, or even volunteer your skills online.  Let us know exactly how you help!

The E-Board will review all material submitted and choose our favorite applicants.  All winners will be featured in a future edition of your chapter’s newsletter, The Golden Scholar, so we can share with fellow members the good deeds you do!

Please submit your material to: kugkhs@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: July 1st 2012

Thank you,

Christine Slominski, Vice President

Kaplan University chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society

Monday, May 14, 2012

Send Your Questions for Speaker Dean Boyd for the May 21st Chapter Meeting


Hello Members,

Dean Thomas Boyd, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business and Management, will be speaking at our next membership meeting on May 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM EST at
https://khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/
 
He will be discussing "Tom's 12 Commandments of Office Politics". We would like to have your questions for him to address during the meeting.
 
  • Is there inappropriate behavior between colleagues?
  • Is there too much gossip floating around the office?
  • Are you having problem getting along with the boss or trouble with coworkers?
  • Do you need to think about whistle blowing?
  • Is there a situation you have in your work that you're not sure how to handle?
  • Do you have to deal with colleagues who are slow or uncooperative?
Please send your scenarios and questions to me at kathleensullivan17@student.kaplan.edu.

Thank you
Kathleen

Kathleen Sullivan
Finance Director
Golden Key International Honour Society

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 30th Chapter Meeting Announcement


The Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is proud to present

Liz Lang, Program Manager of icouldbe.org on

April 30th @ 8:00 PM EST


The U.S. dropout crisis has reached staggering proportions with more than 1.2 million high school students dropping out annually—roughly 7,000 each school day. The mission of icouldbe is to provide at-risk high school students with an online community of professional mentors, empowering teens to stay in school, plan for future careers and achieve in life. Established in 2000, icouldbe has successfully served over 25,000 at-risk students in more than 200 public schools in low-income neighborhoods, where the majority of students qualify for the Federal Free Lunch program.



Together, the members of the Golden Key International Honour Society can make the most meaningful impact on high schools students across the country. This is a great organization that will allow us the opportunity to directly affect the future of a teenager. Please join us for a presentation by Liz Lang, Program Manager of icouldbe.org.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

2012 International Summit hosted by Georgia Tech

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As I mentioned in a previous email, the 2012 International Summit is being hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on July 26-29. As a chapter, we have budgeted, and have been approved for, five of our members to attend this summit. While the agenda is not set yet, the summit will include such things as sessions for new officers and advisors; workshops focusing on personal and professional development of our members, advisors and alumni; an EXPO with graduate schools, partners and HR managers looking to recruit and hire interns and prospective graduates; and other events.

It is crucial for many reasons that we have all five of our allotted slots filled at this summit. There will be a lot of information presented and we need people to report that information back to us. While GK Headquarters will be paying for the registration, lodging (student dorms), and meals, the delegates will pay for their travel and other incidental expenses. However, the chapter will reimburse members for those expenses. Please keep in mind that, due to the processes that occur, reimbursement of those expenses can take up to 8 weeks.

Anyone interested in attending the summit, must be a current, active student member of our chapter. While alumni are more than welcome to attend, they are not eligible to be reimbursed for expenses. If you are interested in attending, please submit an essay explaining why you should be chosen as one of our chapter delegates and what you plan to bring to the summit as well as back from the summit no later than April 25th to kathleensullivan17@student.kaplan.edu.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you
Kathleen

Kathleen Sullivan
Finance Director
Golden Key International Honour Society
Kaplan University Chapter

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NEWS UPDATE


April 11, 2012

Hello all Golden Key Members;

                As the new President of the Golden Key Honor Society at Kaplan University I would like to convey my feelings of gratitude for being placed in this position.  I am nothing but a humble servant of the membership and hope that I can live up to the legacy that have been left by our past Presidents, especially Lilo Cartwright and Linda Dunckel. 

                We are starting something new here at Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key, an e-mail update!  We feel this will be a great way to communicate with the membership and for the membership to communicate with us.  We are here to serve you, so the more involved you get the better this chapter will work.  We are only as strong as our weakest member!  There are several ways to stay updated and in contact with KUGKHS, the first being by e-mail, KUGKHS@gmail.com.  We also have a new and improved blog which can be found at http://kugoldenkey.blogspot.com/ where you can sign up for email notifications, this way you will be automatically notified when the blog is update and events have been added.  Of course our facebook page is also available at https://www.facebook.com/KUGKHS and we are currently working on updating and improving our twitter link as well as our LinkedIn account.  Every member should also receive our monthly newsletter by e-mail (which can also be found on the blog) where all of the e-mail addresses for the executive board are listed at the end.

                The executive board has been working on many new and exciting things that will add to the experience of being a member of Golden Key.  The first item is a special election.  We are in the process of accepting nominations for the position of secretary.  The person elected will be in the position for the remainder of the term, which will be until March 2013, and they must be an active student.  Please get your letter of intent and campaign statement into KUGKHS@gmail.com by April 22nd.  We would like to hold the election from April 23, 8PM to April 30, 8 PM.  Everyone will be emailed the link for voting.

                We are working on a great new service project known as Better World Books.  This is a charitable organization where students can donate books, especially textbooks and Golden Key will receive the charitable credit.  The books are used to provide under privileged students that would not be able to afford the books or are sold and the funds used for the charity to purchase books.  We will be releasing more information on this next week.

                We area also searching for students to attend out Golden Key International Summit in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of July.  Active students and alumni are invited to submit essays and active students will be reimbursed for their travel.  Georgia Tech will be hosting this event and will provide lodging.  We have been allotted five slots for attendance and this would be a great opportunity to expand your network as well as bring back some exciting features to KUGKHS!               


  We also hold regular meetings for the general membership and all members, including alumni, are invited to attend.  These live meetings are held on Adobe Connect and can be found at https://khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/ on the last Monday of the month at 8 PM eastern with our next meeting coming on April 30.  The May meeting will be held on May 21 due to the Memorial Day Holiday. We try to present guest speakers at this meeting that will assist and educate our members on a variety of topics.  Our last meeting featured Garret Messerly discussing interviewing techniques.  The link for the recorded version of that meeting can be found on our facebook page.

 We also hold monthly meetings for our newsletter, The Golden Scholar, and those are held on the third Friday of the month with the next meeting coming on Friday April 20, 2012 at 9 PM Eastern at the same Adobe Connect link as the general meeting.  Alumni are invited to attend and participate in the newsletter.

Of course, our classroom is still a great way to stay active and up to date on all the different things that we have going on and we are currently in the process of updating it.  There are also some unique discussion boards there and even a segment to post pictures of yourself! 

Thank you for taking the time to read the update.  Together we can make this the greatest chapter Golden Key has!

Sincerely,

George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden key Honor Society



“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” MLK       

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Special Election for Position of Secretary


April 4, 2012

To all Golden Key Members;

            Please take notice, a special election will be held for the executive board position of SECRETARY (formerly executive coordinator).  The responsibilities of this position are:

  Record the minutes of each executive board or chapter meeting and submit copies to each officer(s), advisor(s) and Golden Key International Honor Society as necessary.  Must attend meetings, it is the Secretary's responsibility to delegate minute taking before missing a meeting.  Serve as the chapter archivist with the assistance of the chapter advisors (unless there is a historian).  Work with other officers to ensure Activity Reporting to Golden Key International Honor Society is accurate and current.  Responsible for reporting and submitting profile forms to region headquarters.    Must maintain at least a 3.5GPA or better.  Any other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

            The candidate would be elected to fulfill the existing term of office to expire March 2013.  Any member that would like to be considered for election must submit a letter of intent as well as a campaign statement.  The campaign statement can be in the form of a youtube video submission if so desired.  Please submit all election materials to KUGKHS@gmail.com

            The election period will be from April 23, 2012 8PM eastern to April 30, 2012 8PM eastern.  The election will be completed via the web at Survey Monkey.com.  Everyone will be e-mailed with the link for voting prior to the election period opening.  The election results will be announced at the general membership meeting in the Adobe Connect Meeting Room. 

Good Luck to the potential Candidates,

George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Look for our new features

We have added pages and links for our newsletter and our general membership meeting.  we will keep these posts updated so please make sure you go to the respective pages and take a look at our March newsletter and our March general membership meeting.  We have even posted a link to a recorded copy of the membership meeting which featured Garret Messerly who was our guest speaker.  It was a great meeting!

Friday, March 30, 2012

President's Resignation


It is with much regret and a very heavy heart that I inform you of my intent to step down from my position as President of the Kaplan University Golden Key Chapter.  This is not a decision that I make lightly.  I have spent a great deal of time over the past few weeks reflecting on this situation, and feel that this decision is the best for everyone involved.  I believe that continuing in my leadership capacity will do more harm than good.  I feel that under the current circumstances, remaining in a top leadership position with Golden Key would hinder Chapter progress and lead to even more difficulties.  I see my decision as being in my best interest personally, and in the best interest of the Chapter as a whole.

I have spoken with George Pammer, Nate Daigle at Student Life and the advisors about my situation and intentions.  George has shared a willingness to step up and assume the duties of President at this time.  He is extremely capable and energetic, and demonstrates strong leadership skills.  I have no doubt that he will do a wonderful job, and he should be well received by the other Executive Board members and Chapter membership. I wish only the best of everything for the Kaplan Golden Key Chapter, and am willing to work with you all in making this an easy transition.  Please let me know how I may be of further assistance. Please know, that I appreciate all of the help and support that you have given me.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Dunkel


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GK International Summit

From the desk of Paul R. Chapman, Communications Chair for The Kaplan University Chapter of The Golden Key International Honour Society
March 28, 2012
Good Afternoon Everyone!

Our chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society had reached Gold Status in 2011. In order for us to remain in that status, there are many things that we need to do this year. One of those is to have delegates at either a GK Regional Summit or GK’s International Summit.

The 2012 International Summit is being hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on July 26-29. As a chapter, we have budgeted, and have been approved for, five of our members to attend this summit. While the agenda is not set yet, the summit will include such things as sessions for new officers and advisors; workshops focusing on personal and professional development of our members, advisors and alumni; an EXPO with graduate schools, partners and HR managers looking to recruit and hire interns and prospective graduates; and other events.

It is crucial for many reasons that we have all five of our allotted slots filled at this summit. There will be a lot of information presented and we need people to report that information back to us. While GK Headquarters will be paying for the registration, lodging (student dorms), and meals, the delegates will pay for their travel and other incidental expenses. However, the chapter will reimburse members for those expenses. Please keep in mind that, due to the processes that occur, reimbursement of those expenses can take up to 8 weeks.

Anyone interested in attending the summit, must be a current, active student member of our chapter. While alumni are more than welcome to attend, they are not eligible to be reimbursed for expenses. If you are interested in attending, please submit an essay explaining why you should be chosen as one of our chapter delegates and what you plan to bring to the summit as well as back from the summit no later than April 25th to kathleensullivan17@student.kaplan.edu.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you
Kathleen Sullivan
Finance Director
Golden Key International Honour Society
Kaplan University Chapter

Thank You
Paul R. Chapman
Communications Chair

New Executive Board

We have held elections and have a new executive board. The new board would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the outgoing executive board who worked diligently and tirelessly making sure that KUGKHS was the most active and successful society at Kaplan!

Membership meetings will be held on the last Monday of every month with the next meeting coming on April 30, 2012 at 8 P.M. Eastern.
Please make sure to check here as well as our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KUGKHS?__adt=4 for information on our guest speakers.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact any of the executive board members.