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Congratulations to the 2015 HSS Inductees of Phi Beta Kappa, Prestigious National Honors Society

IMG_5725Congratulations to all the HSS students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in April 2015, most of whom are pictured here.  Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is one of the most prestigious honors in higher education.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded in December 1776, is the nation’s oldest honor society in the liberal arts.  Membership in this organization is offered only to top students who demonstrate excellence throughout the liberal arts; Phi Beta Kappa chapters exist only at the best liberal arts colleges in the country, making membership in this organization even more selective.  For more information about Phi Beta Kappa, see

Happy and Smart Students: Brandon Pugh

Brandon Pugh, senior Political Science major, was elected to his hometown’s Board of Education at 19 and is now the President of the Burlington Count School Boards Association. He even owns a business with his father that helps train government officials in homeland security.  See this story in its bite-size version on our Instagram and Facebook.… Continue Reading

Happy and Smart Students (And Faculty): Isabel Kentengian

Isabel Kentengian, instructor of Spanish, is a volunteer administrator for Children New Jersey. There she helps organize medical trips all over the world.  See this story in its bite-size version on our Instagram and Facebook. “How did you become a Spanish teacher?” “I’ve always been very involved in language education. I worked in TESOL (Teachers of… Continue Reading

What Rebecca Flores Taught Congress About Undergraduate Research

Rebecca Flores, senior Political Science major, recently returned from her presentation at “Posters on the Hill” about divided federalism, or ‘why states vote one party for President and another for governor.’ The conference was hosted at Capitol Hill by the Undergraduate Research Council, which selects one student from every discipline to partake in conversations with… Continue Reading

Guest Lecture: Dr. Ying Xiao on “New Social Media and Chinese Identity”

What + Who? Guest Lecture by Dr. Ying Xiao, assistant professor of Chinese film and media at University of Florida, about “New Social Media and Chinese Identity.” When? Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30pm Where? Bliss Hall, Room 229 during Dr. Jia-yan Mi’s “Contemporary China” course Sponsor(s): School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of World… Continue Reading

This Week’s Events

(Updated from The Dean’s Weekly Letter every Sunday evening) Events Mon., May 4        Our annual Lanterns on the Lake event at 7:30 pm at Lake Ceva.  Come make your own lantern to release on the lake.  To create your lantern, join us at Armstrong 102 at 6 pm before heading to the lake at 7:30… Continue Reading

Alumna Profile: How She Took Community-Engaged Learning Beyond TCNJ

  Monica Dasgupta, pictured above, graduated from TCNJ in May 2014 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Public Health – but perhaps her most exceptional TCNJ accolade was not her diploma. In the Spring of her senior year, she took Dr. Michele Tarter’s (English) Community-Engaged Learning English course that paired TCNJ students… Continue Reading

TCNJ’s Environmental Club Hosts Earth Week 2015: April 20 – 24

  Earth Day is on Wednesday, April 22nd, so Water Watch is celebrating with a whole week of events related to climate change and sustainability. TCNJ’s Humanitarian Yoga, Circle K, Bonner Environmental Team, and Net Impact will be hosting events throughout the week. Photo Campaign for Change : Pull out your selfie stick for environmentalism,… Continue Reading

THIS WEEK: Opportunities + Events

Opportunities Workshop on going beyond the basics in Excel, hosted by Johnson and Johnson about using Excel in the Workplace:  This workshop is open to all students on April 22 from 5-7 pm in Business 205. TCNJ’s chapter of Golden Key is holding a book drive, collecting used books of any kind to send them… Continue Reading