The Phi Theta Kappa Mini Honors Conference was hosted here on campus Oct. 28-30, 2011, by SC4’s Lambda Mu Chapter of PTK with 133 people in attendance.
The honors study topic, “Democratization of Information: Power, Peril, or Promise” set the theme for the weekend.
Professor Becky Lubbers opened the conference with her presentation, “The Impact of the Internet on Social Media and the Political Arena.”
On Saturday, Professor Emeritus Tom Obee, recently retired from SC4, opened the College Completion initiative session with his presentation, “The Allegory of the Farm.”
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society members across the Michigan region were strongly encouraged to join the C4 College Completion Initiative. To work with administration and faculty at our community colleges to meet the goals set forth by President Obama to achieve higher graduation/completion rates.
During the afternoon sessions, conference attendees filled the North Building to hear more about the effects technology has on our lives today.
Business Instructor Jeff Arnold gave two presentations, “A Business Perspective of Stephen R. Covey’s Book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’” and “Motivational Advice and Stories” with a full house at each presentation.
Professor Rob Richardson also gave his presentation, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Revealing Some of the Risks Associated with Everyday Technology” in two separate sessions.
Shawn Starkey, SC4’s Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing, and Legislative Affairs, addressed how media and digitized information effect the way we communicate and get information in his presentation, “Who are the People in your Neighborhood.”
International honor society members joined together to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the charter of the Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at St. Clair County Community College.
Upcoming Phi Theta Kappa events: an induction on Nov. 12, a blood drive on Nov. 28 and 29, and the start of the food drive on Nov. 28.