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Paradox Of Affluence Tonia

  1. 1. 2008-2010<br />ΦΘΚ<br /> Honors Study Topic<br />Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges & Consequences<br />By Tonia Love<br />Kentucky Regional Officer<br /> 2009-2010<br />
  2. 2. Definitions:<br />Paradox - a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.<br />Affluence –(a) an abundant flow or supply: Profusion. (b) an abundance of property: Wealth.<br />
  3. 3. Honors in Action<br />Use of Honors Study Topic<br />International Service Program<br />An example of a paradox of affluence with regards to the International Service Project<br />Using Hallmarks in Honors in Action<br />An example of Honors in Action with a focus on the individual, family and community life.<br />
  4. 4. International Service Project<br />Service Ideas for Operation Green<br /><ul><li>Recycling Programs
  5. 5. Campus Cleanups
  6. 6. River, Lake, Beach & Park Cleanups
  7. 7. Treks Against Trash</li></li></ul><li>Paradox of Affluence, involving the individual, family & community life:<br /><ul><li>Summer Sizzlin’ Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
  8. 8. With the current state of the economy people are still spending money on their classic & high maintenance vehicles? Why???
  9. 9. How can a car show be see as an economical alternative for fellowship?
  10. 10. Because of the economy many cannot afford to take lavish vacations or travel for just the fun of it; a local car show cannot only provide a means of fundraising but, it also allows the individual, families and the community to come together for a common interest and entertainment.</li></li></ul><li>What is Honor’s in Action<br />The use of two or more hallmarks, (plus Fellowship) in project planning and implementation. Scholarship begins with the Honors Study Topic.<br />How can scholarship and leadership<br /> be combined in a single project?<br />Scholarship and service?<br />
  11. 11. How to Use Hallmarks<br /><ul><li>Scholarship
  12. 12. Any project where your chapter, school, community or region learns.
  13. 13. Service
  14. 14. Any project that provides a service to someone or something in need.
  15. 15. Leadership
  16. 16. Any project highlighting leadership by others or providing leadership as a chapter. Leadership development allows for important individual growth.</li></li></ul><li>An Example of Honors in Action<br />This year Alpha Xi Gamma decided that we wanted to try to help as many as we possibly could; we not only raised money for the American Cancer Society & WBKR Christmas Wish, but we also decided to decided to set up a scholarship and donate to an international program called Ryan’ s Well’s.<br />O.C.T.C.’S<br />Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha xi gamma<br />
  17. 17. Summer<br />S<br />I<br />Z<br />Z<br />L<br />I<br />N’<br />
  18. 18. Car,<br />truck<br />&<br />Motorcycle<br />show<br />
  19. 19. involving<br />O<br />T<br />H<br />E<br />r’<br />s<br />
  20. 20. Goal Setting<br /><ul><li>Questions your chapter can discuss when planning your year:
  21. 21. What is a need in our community?
  22. 22. What resources are available to us?
  23. 23. What is our budget?
  24. 24. What are our interests?
  25. 25. How does this focus on the Honors Study Topic?
  26. 26. How can we focus on sustainability? </li></li></ul><li>Where to start?<br />With SMART goal setting!<br />Specific, Simple<br />Measurable<br />Accepted, Accountable<br />Realistic, Resources are adequate<br />Timely<br />
  27. 27. Example Planning-What Can You Do?<br />Your community has a food pantry that services a lot of families in your area.<br />Your community has recently been affected by a severe ice storm or tornado.<br />Your community has a park that may be run down or riddled with litter and graffiti.<br />Your chapter has decided to plant trees to replenish an area devastated by a storm.<br />Your chapter may help an elderly person with household duties they may not be able to do any more.<br />
  28. 28. Resources and Contacts<br />http://www.ptk.org/honors/guide<br />Dean of Service Learning, Jennifer Stanford<br />Jennifer.Stanford@ptk.org<br />Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Programs, Susan Edwards<br />Susan.Edwards@ptk.org<br />Dean of Leadership Development, Monika Byrd<br />Monika.Byrd@ptk.org<br />Kentucky Regional Coordinator, Margo Hamm<br />Margo.Hamm@kctcs.edu<br />

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