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Mu Kappa Receives Prestigious Honors Chapter Award for Fourth Year in a Row

Congratulations to the student and faculty members of Mu Kappa – the Hofstra University chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geographic honor society – for earning the Honors Chapter Award for 2017/2018! This is the fourth consecutive year that Mu Kappa earned this award. Only 8 of GTU’s 130+ active chapters achieved the status of Honors Chapter in 2017/18.

This year, Mu Kappa was also the winner of Gamma Theta Upsilon's annual Initiation Ceremony Photo Contest, receiving a 36" inflatable beach ball globe, courtesy of the Geographic Educators of Nebraska.

The Mu Kappa chapter was initiated at Hofstra University in the spring of 2012 by professor Kari Jensen. Since then, 120 Hofstra students and faculty have been inducted into the chapter. Together with Get Global’s diversity dinners, Mu Kappa’s ceremonies and events have contributed to expanding student worldviews and increasing the recognition and enhancement of diversity on our campus. Mu Kappa’s recent award represents just one of many ways that our Geography program has received increasing recognition from the broader geographic community the last few years. Several of our students have presented papers and posters at both the regional and national annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers, including students representing our region at the World Geobowl competition held in conjunction with the National Annual Meeting (with an international attendance of around 10,000 people).