The Alpha Psi Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the Alaska Fall Conference this weekend at Mat Su College. The chapter was also responsible for helping to organize workshops and present materials on the current Honors in Action Project—one of the International Honors Society’s main competitive activities.
Attending the conference were chapter president and district vice president for Alaska, Diane Hawkins, along with Jeremy Miller, Victoria Richardson, and new member Kayla Hood. They were accompanied by the co-advisors Christopher Washko and Gail Renardson.
This year’s Honors Study Topic is The Culture of Competition. In addition to workshops on how to plan an Honors in Action Project and keep a journal on the project, the chapter also presented a reading of a 10-minute play by Dawson Moore and then discussed how play submissions are evaluated for play labs and theatre workshops. This demonstration helped illustrate how competition factors in the arts.
For its project the chapter has chosen to focus on one of its ten themes: Food Fight!: Competition and Food. It kicked this project off with the Empty Bowl event last spring and is now working on an “Eating Local Challenge” for next month.
Eligible students may still join Phi Theta Kappa. The induction ceremony will be held near the end of the semester. For more information on joining, contact Christopher Washko.