This is the blog of Beta Zeta Nu. We are a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa from CaƱada College, in Redwood City, California. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of two year colleges.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

International Honors Seminars

International Honors Seminar is when members of Phi Theta Kappa get together for a week to learn more about the honors hallmark topic. This year’s topic is The Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences. The seminar took place at San Francisco State University. We had our Vice President of Scholarship and Communications, Kayla, attend. She met people from all over the nation and gained a deeper understanding of the honors topic. It was a great week that was not only scholarly but also helped make better leaders.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Service Summer Planning Session

In order to be more successful in planning events, we decided to break each summer planning session down to each hallmark. The first session was dedicated to service. The Co-Vice Presidents of Service researched many events we could do that dealt with the service theme of Operation Green. They brought many service project ideas that we looked into and decide which events we wanted to do and which ones we did not want to do. At the end of the session we had not only decided what we could do but also what we wanted to do. After this session we were also able to start researching how to make each of the chosen events scholarly, if we could.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

End of the Semester Banquet Extravaganza

This happened in early June to try and create a fellowship and recognition event. One member, David Ibanez, spent several weeks getting other campus clubs, their officers and advisors to buy into a dinner honoring these clubs. PTK searched for an affordable restaurant, negotiated with the owners for a good menu, tirelessly encouraged many other campus clubs to attend and created an agenda through which each club honored its members and advisors during the course of the dinner. This sort of event was a first for the college. It was a great success getting several clubs comprised of upwards of 40 students, advisors and administrators.