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* Oct. 23 the Philadelphia Association will host Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist Tony Auth for a question and answer session. Get in touch with the Association here.
* Oct. 13 the Cleveland Association will be taking a trip to the zoo to hear a talk from Dr. Chris Kuhar on the evolving role of zoos. Join them!
* What is Phi Beta Kappa? Check out this video to find out.
* We have upcoming alumni association events in Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and Seattle. Connect with your local association here.
* Congratulations to the three institutions that will be receiving new Phi Beta Kappa chapters: George Mason University, Oklahoma State University, and Creighton University.
* Phi Beta Kappa Secretary John Churchill will be a panelist at ASU's "Are we losing our humanity?" forum in D.C. on September 7th.
* "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable."--Leonard Bernstein (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1964)
* July 15 the Chicago Association will be hosting a guided tour of the Historic North Loop.
* Did you know that our "From the Secretary" blog is available on the Amazon Kindle?
* Want ΦBK news sent straight to your inbox? Email us to be added to our e-newsletter mailing list!
* "We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."--Helen Keller (ΦBK, Radcliffe College, 1904)
* From the Secretary blog post: "How did people come to accept, as if it were normal, the idea that training people for low-end jobs many of which will not exist in ten years was a good thing, indeed, The Good Thing?"
* "We think in generalities, but we live in detail."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* Association events are coming up in S.W. Louisiana, Chicago and Indianapolis.
* Have you written a published book? Email us with your name, school and year of election, and a photo of the book cover and we'll feature you on our website!
* Are you a junior or senior in college? We have an internship opportunity for you!
* "You can't know too much, but you can say too much."--Calvin Coolidge (ΦBK, Amherst College, 1921)
* May 1 the Chicago Assn. will host a Young Professionals Trivia Night.
* May 3 the Houston Assn. will host their 38th Annual Scholarship Dinner.
* "One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears, by listening to them."--Dean Rusk (ΦBK, Davidson College, 1931)
* Apr. 17 the Philadelphia Assn. will host Larry Kane, a well-known local news anchor who will speak on “Campaign 2012 and the Role of the Media: What Is News and What Is Not."
* This Saturday the Denver Association will host a private tour of the Clyfford Still Museum. Info here.
* Check out our newest video featuring Visiting Scholar William Schweiker on "The Humanism of Evil."
* The Twin Cities Assn. will host a charter celebration on April 26. For more information, email Barry Lawson.
* 4/17 the Northern NJ Assn. will host their spring meeting in Montclair, N.J. Guest speaker Dr. Julian Keenan will discuss "The brain and deception: Why lying is good for your health." Contact Pres. Jessica Ferrante for details.
* "You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time."--Pat Schroeder (ΦBK, University of Minnesota, 1961)
* Visiting Scholars will explore campus life at Austin College, Gustavus Adolphus College, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign this week.
* Duke University chapter video "Phi Beta Kappa: The Best of the Best"
* There's still time to R.S.V.P. for the Puget Sound Assn. Gauguin and Polynesian art guided tour at the Seattle Art Museum on March 10.
* Tonight Visiting Scholar Trevor Pinch will speak at George Washington Univ. on "Understanding the Golem of Science and Technology." More here.
* The Southern California Assn. will be hosting a lecture on "Exoplanets and the Implications for Extraterrestrial Intelligence" on March 11.
* The New York City Association will be holding their general meeting on Feb. 21. Email for info.
* Association events are coming up in Denver and Tucson. Check out an association near you!
* This Friday the Atlanta Assn. will present a lecture from Mary Bullock Brown on "The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China." For more information, email our Coordinator of Communications.
* On Feb. 3, the D.C Association will be hosting a young professionals happy hour. More info here.
* "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (ΦBK, Univ. of Missouri, 1902)
* This Thursday the Chicago Assn. Young Professionals are going ice skating at Millenium Park. More info here.
* Feb. 16 the Denver Assn. will host its annual banquet with speaker Steven F. Maier on "The Neuroscience of Why Cognitive Abilities Decline with Aging."
* Our "From the Secretary" blog is now available in the Kindle Store.
* Jan. 18, the New York Association will be hosting a President's Networking Social at the President’s Lounge at Fordham Univ. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 15.
* Are you a member of a multi-generation ΦBK family? Send names, years & schools of election and a photo to news@pbk.org for a chance to be featured on our site!
* Our book club is currently reading Randall Fuller's "From Battlefields Rising," winner of the 2011 Christian Gauss Award.
* Visiting Scholars will be lecturing all over the country next semester. Hear a public lecture at a campus near you!
* "It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* New in our video library: the Aspen Institute's Todd Breyfogle interviewed at the national office.
* Our LinkedIn group has over 10,000 members. Join us!
* "Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn."--John Updike (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1953)
* Today Visiting Scholar Trevor Pinch will present “In the Moog: The History and Impact of the Electronic Music Synthesizer,” at Stetson University.
* Friday the Chicagoland Association will host its annual dinner. RSVP today!
* 11/13 the Northern New Jersey Assn. will attend a performance of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in Madison, NJ. Info here.
* Today the Wake County Association will be hosting its annual dinner. It's not to be missed!
* Associations will be hosting events this month in Wake County, North Carolina, Boston, Northern New Jersey, Tucson and more. Join your local association today!
* This week Visiting Scholars will lecture at Millsaps College, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Colorado College, and Hofstra University. All lectures are free and open to the public.
* Today is the last day to enter our Haiku Twontest. Send in your entries!
* This week Visiting Scholars will lecture at Ursinus and Wells Colleges.
* The Twin Cities Assn. will be meeting in St. Paul on Oct. 20. Message for details through their website.
* We are now accepting applications for the 2012 Mary I. Sibley Fellowship in French Studies. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2012.
* 10/27 the Eastern Illinois Assn. will present Dr. Mike Goode with "'The Sir Walter Disease': Reenacting American History after Walter Scott."
* 10/11 the Chicago Assn. will present: "The Academy Awards of The Courtroom."
* Subscribe to our ΦBK Video Series emails by emailing us here.
* There are upcoming Association events in Tucson, Indianapolis, Denver, Chicago, Buffalo and D.C. Connect with your local Alumni Association today!
* "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable."--Leonard Bernstein (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1964)
* In September, Visiting Scholars will lecture at Randolph-Macon College, Valparaiso Univ., Virginia Tech, Saint Louis Univ. and Depauw Univ.
* We are now accepting applications for the 2012 Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture. Apply today!
* Sept. 20, Visiting Scholar Charles Falco will speak at DePauw University.
* Aug. 28, the Boston Assn. will take an Essex River Coffee and Muffin Cruise. Join them!
* The 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar lecture schedule will be posted soon. Check back for a lecture at a campus near you!
* "We think in generalities, but we live in detail."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* For those of you not on Facebook, our book club is now active on Twitter. Follow us! @PBKBookClub
* Register today for the ΦBK/ACAD conference November 10th in Charleston, SC: “Are the Humanities Now a Luxury?”
* "Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* "An Uh, Er, Um Essay: In praise of verbal stumbles," from Slate.
* On August 6th, the Chicago Association will picnic on the lake and see the musical revue, "Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen."
* "What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit."--John Updike (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1953)
* The Chicago Association has tons of great upcoming events. Check them out, Chicago residents!
* 7/17 the Puget Sound Assn. will go on a tour of "Wrapped! The Search for the Essential Mummy" at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma.
* “The public library system of America is one of the great treasures of this country, and reading is the entry way to everything”--James Billington (ΦBK, Princeton Univ., 1950)
* In the July installment of the Summer Video Series Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs discusses "How Wars End."
* Visiting Scholar Doug McAdam discusses the impact of Teach for America on long-term civic engagement.
* Check out our first 2011 Summer Video Series installment here.
* June 28 the Chicago Assn. presents WGN Reporter Randi Belisomo with “An Insider’s View of the Politics of Chicago.”
* How do you stack up in history smarts against a 12th grader? Take this NYT quiz to find out!
* "I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."--Pearl S. Buck (ΦBK, Randolph College, 1932)
* Who belongs to Phi Beta Kappa? Click to find out.
* There are upcoming Assn. events in Boston, Denver and Chicago.
* In this week's Zinsser on Friday blog post from The American Scholar, Zinsser talks baseball curses.
* "Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity, the unique & the absurd, the wise & the fragments of stupidity."--Vartan Gregorian (ΦBK, Univ. of PA, 1975)
* June 26 the Boston Association will take the Boston Light and Harbor Boat Tour. Join them!
* June 12 the Alpha of Indiana Assn. will tour "The Giant," an ecological wonder house built by artist and designer Vic Cook, near Pendleton, IN.
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* This month enjoy Alumni Association events in Boston (annual meeting & harbor boat tour), Indianapolis (tour of ecological wonder house) and Denver (tour of Real Pirates exhibit at DMNS.)
* This Memorial Day William Zinsser reflects on a trip to Normandy in his blog for The American Scholar.
* In this video Visiting Scholar Michael McCormick discusses "Climate Change and the Fall of the Roman Empire."
* Northern NJ Assn. concert 6/3 in Paramus by violinist Jordan Ochs, soprano Samantha Scibetta & pianist Frances Sachs Honig. $15 donation. RSVP to Jane at songbird228@yahoo.com.
* Wesleyan University (Gamma of CT) President Michael S. Roth on why the liberal arts matter, from CNN.
* Monday Chicago Assn. member Gregg Opelka invites all Phi Betes and guests to attend a special reading of his new musical based on "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV show.
* "Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."--Nathaniel Hawthorne (ΦBK, Bowdoin College, 1842)
* In a new Visiting Scholar video, Jane Ginsburg discusses authorship and the future of copyright law.
* The Western New York Association will be holding a dinner meeting this Wednesday.
* In this week's Zinsser on Friday from The American Scholar, William Zinsser bemoans the passing of surnames from our society.
* 5/11 our Indianapolis Association will host a dinner meeting and lecture on sustainable agriculture.
* Northern NJ Assn. concert 6/3 in Paramus by violinist Jordan Ochs, soprano Samantha Scibetta & pianist Frances Sachs Honig. $15 donation. RSVP to Jane at songbird228@yahoo.com.
* "A Tale of Two Campuses," by Secretary John Churchill in his "From the Secretary" blog.
* "Philosophy is the product of wonder."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* New Visiting Scholar videos have just been posted. Learn about the ancient silk road, global population trends and more!
* Today The American Scholar announces a new blog, posted every Monday: "All Points," by William Deresiewicz.
* This month our book club is reading "A Visit from the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Join us!
* Association events are upcoming in Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, and Denver. Take this opportunity to connect with members in your area!
* Photos from this month's Iota of Texas (Austin College) induction ceremony.
* There are association events coming up in Boston, Denver, Atlanta, and Western NY. Find an association in your area.
* Tomorrow the ΦBK Assn. in Philadelphia will present David B. Devan, General Director of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
* 4/14 is the Wake County Association Spring Dinner. More here.
* Northern NJ Assoc. dinner program on 4/14: Prof. Glen Gill of MSU will give a talk on Samhain & Celtic mythology. RSVP by 4/7 to Jane at songbird228@yahoo.com
* "Philosophy is the product of wonder."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* Don't forget to check out William Zinsser's weekly blog from The American Scholar.
* Looking for some intellectual stimulation? Check out our Visiting Scholar videos online and available for download.
* Association events coming up in N. New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Tucson, Atlanta and Wake County, N.C.
* Applications for the 2011 ΦBK Book Awards are due March 31st.
* Watch the video of the ΦBK Lecture Series' event with Tesla Motors' Elon Musk.
* Watch videos of past Visiting Scholar lectures on art, history, literature and more!
* From Visiting Scholar Jack Goldstone: "The New Population Bomb" in The Key Reporter
* "Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment."--Pearl S. Buck (ΦBK, Randolph College, 1932)
* Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with ΦBK news!
* "Believe you can and you're halfway there."--Theodore Roosevelt (ΦBK, Harvard Univ., 1880)
* Visiting Scholar Peter Smith on Iowa Public Radio--Space Exploration. This semester he'll visit Centre College, Iowa State Univ. and the Univ. of North Dakota.
* "We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."--Calvin Coolidge (ΦBK, Amherst College, 1921)
* Association meetings this month in Indianapolis, Atlanta and Chicago. Join an Alumni Association in your area today!
* Check out our "From the Secretary" blog, with new posts every Monday!
* Audio: Visiting Scholar Kay Kaufman Shelemay talks ethnomusicology with Tulsa public radio. This spring she'll visit Hamline Univ. & Reed, Gettysburg & Dickinson Colleges.
* We are now accepting submissions for the 2011 ΦBK Book Awards.
* Sunday the D.C. Association will host a discussion on "Balancing Acts: The Joys and Pressures of Career and Family"
* Association events are coming up in Chicago, Seattle, D.C., and Philadelphia. Get involved with an association in your area for access to great events and networking opportunities!
* The deadline for applications for the Mary I. Sibley Fellowship in Greek Studies is 1/15. Get your application in today!
* On 1/20 the Delaware Valley Association of ΦBK will present Timothy Rub, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who will reflect on his time at the museum.
* Check out the brand new blog from ΦBK Secretary John Churchill. Please add us to your favorites, and look out for new posts every Monday!
* The Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series will host Nicholas Kristof and Elon Musk in January 2011!
* “There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.”--Daniel Webster (ΦBK, Dartmouth, 1801)
* On Jan. 13, 2011, "Half the Sky" author and two-time Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof will speak in NYC as part of our Lecture Series.
* The ΦΒΚ Association in Chicago is hosting its annual holiday party on Dec. 19th!
* "A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed."--Bennett Cerf (ΦBK, Columbia University, 1920)
* The ΦΒΚ Association in Chicago is hosting its annual holiday party on Dec. 19th!
* Jan. 24, 2011 the Puget Sound Association will tour Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. For more, click here.
* "Justice and goodwill will outlast passion."--James A. Garfield (ΦBK, Williams College, 1864)
* Photos from the 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year Reception up now on Flikr!
* The video of our ΦΒΚ Lecture Series event with John C. Bogle, creator of the 1st index mutual fund is now online!
* 11/19 is the Chicago Assn. Annual Dinner honoring Lyric Opera's William Mason. Tix here.
* January 13 two time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof will speak at a ΦΒΚ Lecture Series event in NYC. Get your tickets today!
* PayPal co-founder & Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will speak in Los Angeles Jan. 8 as part of the ΦΒΚ Lecture Series. Get your tickets today!
* Check out the new an improved Phi Beta Kappa Facebook page!
* Subscribe to The American Scholar newsletter for links to articles, author commentary and more!
* Government employees, please remember us in the CFC! Our donor code is 99372.
* Science book award winner Melanie Mitchell illuminates complexity systems in "Complexity: A Guided Tour."
* Learn more about our 2010 Christian Gauss Award winner.
* 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards winners just announced. Congratulations to V.A. Kolve, Melanie Mitchell, and Susan M. Reverby!
* This month: association events in Boston, Seattle, Western NY and Chicago. Join an association in your area to meet other members and enjoy fun cultural events!
* On 11/3 Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle will speak at Temple Univ. as part of our ΦBK Lecture Series.
* 10/20 our Boston Association will be hosting a fall wine tasting. RSVP today!
* "While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."--Helen Keller (ΦBK, Radcliff College, 1904)
* "Like" us on Facebook and join our FaceBookClub. This month we're reading "The Secret Lives of Buildings," by E. Hollis.
* Northern NJ Assoc. theater event 11/7. Pre-performance gathering and show at a great price! Contact Jessica at mikejess@optonline.net for details.
* From Inside Higher Ed: "How large an undergraduate gender gap is too large? And how can colleges attract more men?"
* This week is Fiction Week at The American Scholar. Stop by their website for new fiction stories posted every day this week!
* "One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."--Oliver Wendell Holmes (ΦBK, Harvard Univ., 1829)
* Visiting Scholar visits will take place this month at The Univ. of the South, Union College, Marietta College and Hendrix College.
* "Don't let schooling interfere with your education."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (ΦBK, Univ. of Missouri, 1902)
* Alumni Association events this month in Indianapolis, Western New York, and Boston. Join an association near you!
* "Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow."--Oliver Wendell Holmes (ΦBK, Harvard Univ., 1829)
* The Autumn 2010 issue of The American Scholar has great articles and a new design!
* On 11/3 Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle will speak at Temple Univ. as part of our ΦBK Lecture Series.
* The 2009 Triennial Bulletin is now available!
* Are you familiar with the Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards? Learn more here.
* On August 26th, the Indianapolis Association will be hosting a luncheon with speaker Nicholas Lee of Endangered Species Chocolate.
* Check out our LinkedIn group for lively discussions, job postings, and more!
* "Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge."--Alfred North Whitehead (ΦBK, Harvard University, 1925)
* The Phi Beta Kappa Traveling Exhibit is being displayed at Coe College in Iowa. Check it out!
* ΦBK members receive free shipping on all textbook orders at Barnes & Noble.com through September 20th!
* "While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."--Helen Keller (ΦBK, Radcliff College, 1904)
* The Phi Beta Kappa Traveling Exhibit moves to Coe College in Iowa today. Check it out!
* The Atlanta Association has organized a theater trip on Saturday, July 31st.
* Subscribe to The American Scholar newsletter for links to articles, author commentary and more!
* "States setting pace on school change; Obama agenda stalled in Congress"
* Want to connect with Phi Beta Kappa members in your area? Join an Alumni Association!
* Did you know? Members receive discounts from Newsweek, Barnes&Noble.com and more!
* Moving? Don't forget to update your address with us! Log on here to make address changes.
* "Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (ΦBK, Univ. of Missouri, 1902)
* The Phi Beta Kappa Member Network is a great way to connect with other members. Get started!
* "The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought."--Martin Van Buren (ΦBK, Union College, 1830)
* David Blackwell, Scholar of Probability [and ΦBK at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 1938], Dies at 91
* Newsweek is offering members discounted subscriptions! They'll also donate $10 to us for each subscriber. Click the discounts box below!
* "Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions."--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (ΦBK, Bowdoin College, 1829)
* Government employees: Phi Beta Kappa now appears on the CFC list! Donor # 99372. The campaign starts Sept. 1st!
* "A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (ΦBK, Univ. of Missouri, 1902)
* Follow us on Twitter for the latest on Phi Beta Kappa Society events and initiatives! @phibetakappa
* "Arne Duncan: Congress Needs To Act Now On School Money"
* Tau of PA's departing president John Strassburger contemplates the future of small colleges and the liberal arts.
* Subscribe to The American Scholar newsletter for links to articles, author commentary and more!
* Stanley Katz receives 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Fellows Award.
* Congrats to member Elisabeth Workman, winner of a 2010 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers!
* Bucknell's oldest alum, 103, has passed. He became a Phi Beta Kappa member on his 100th birthday.
* Newsweek is offering members discounted subscriptions! They'll also donate $10 to us for each one!
* "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (ΦBK, Univ. of Missouri, 1902)
* "On the virtues of a balanced education"
* Phi Beta Kappa is now a charity listed on the Combined Federal Campaign list! Our number is 99372. The campaign season is Sept. 1-Dec. 15.
* Follow us on Twitter! @phibetakappa
* Check out the 1st installment of our Summer Video Series, from VS Alan Ryan!
* Now accepting applications for the Phi Beta Kappa Jensen Fellowship! Deadline is October 1st. Learn more here.
* Subscribe to The American Scholar newsletter for links to articles, author commentary and more!
* David Brooks on why it is more important now than ever to study the humanities.
* "We have learned how to do a lot of things. We must try to relearn why."--Flora Lewis (ΦBK, Eta of California, 1941)
* "Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself."--John Dewey (ΦBK, Univ. of Vermont, 1879)
* "Second Life and Higher Education: Endless Possibility"
* "If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it."--James A. Garfield (ΦBK, Williams College, 1864)
* Articles from the summer issue up now on The American Scholar website!
* "When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all."--Theodore Roosevelt (ΦBK, Harvard Univ., 1880)
* Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos (ΦBK, Princeton Univ., 1986) speaks to Princeton grads: "Kindness is a choice."
* Post your thoughts on "Shadow of the Wind" on our Facebook discussion board today and join in the conversation!
* Member M. Thomas Inge asks "Who Cares About the Comics?"
* Romanell Professorship nominations due at the end of this month! Learn more here.
* Newsweek is offering members discounted subscriptions! They'll also donate $10 to us for each subscriber. Newsweek subscriptions make great Father's Day gifts!
* Now on YouTube: "Native Intelligence: A Short History of Debates on Indigenous Media" from Visiting Scholar Faye Ginsburg.
* From The American Scholar: Joel E. Cohen's "A Mindful Beauty," selected for The Best Spiritual Writing 2011!
* "Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."--Alexander Graham Bell (ΦBK, Amherst College, 1907)
* Newsweek is offering members big discounts! They'll also donate $10 to us for each subscriber. Newsweek subscriptions make great Father's Day gifts!
* Learn about our great new Newsweek partnership at www.pbk.org/getinvolved.
* Now announcing a new Phi Beta Kappa partnership with Newsweek: subscribe at a discounted rate and Newsweek will donate $10 to ΦBK!
* Visiting Scholar lectures now up on our YouTube page. Keep your mind active this summer!
* 5/19 at 6:30 p.m. Western N.Y. Association presents “Why the Sudden Rash of Destructive Earthquakes and How Safe is Western New York?”
* Visiting Scholar Jean Comaroff presents "Nations With/out Borders: The Problem of Belonging in Africa & Beyond," now at www.youtube.com/pbk.
* Associations are a great way to stay connected with Phi Beta Kappa beyond campus. Look into one in your area today!
* Join us in L.A. for a pre-release screening of the film “Your Environmental Road Trip”!
* "Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion."-- Calvin Coolidge (ΦBK, Amherst College, 1921)
* "I am certain there is too much certainty in the world."--Michael Crichton (ΦBK, Harvard Univ., 1964)
* Association events coming up in Indianapolis, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, W. New York, and Northern New England!
* "No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity, you're going to fail."--Physicist Brian Greene (ΦBK, Harvard Univ., 1983)
* Today the Denver Assn. is hosting a lunch conversation on the role of play in innovation. Connect with an Association near you!
* Read any interesting books lately? Join our FaceBookClub!
* "Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation; Every possession, a duty."--John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Alpha of R.I., 1897
* N. New England Assn. event a great success!
* L.A. residents: register now for our 5/22 screening of "Your Environmental Road Trip."
* Looking for a great way to spend your Friday night? A member of Boston Assn reads at tonight's Poets for Peace & Justice Poetry Reading.
* "Tragic moments in spelling"
* "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, Alpha of Missouri, 1902
* Association events next week in Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis and Boston. Get involved with an Assn. in your area!
* The American Scholar's new anti-blog, "Zinsser on Fridays"
* The most controversial books in America
* What intellectually stimulating podcasts do you listen to?
* Join our FaceBookClub! This month's book is "Outliers," by Malcolm Gladwell.
* "Listening to (and Saving) the World’s Languages"
* More and more financial aid decisions are being repealed.
* Attention Northern New England Residents: May 3rd Suzanne Friedberg explores the connections between attitudes toward food and an era’s anxieties and social hierarchies
* "He is not a true man of the world who knows only the present fashions of it."--Woodrow Wilson, Gamma of CT, 1889
* "Comparing Higher Ed to Wall Street"
* Are we on the brink of an economic bubble in law school costs?
* "Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."--Henry Adams, Alpha of Mass, 1872
* Congrats to the newest chapter--Theta of Minnesota at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University!
* Transfer applications are viewed totally differently by public and private universities.
* This Visiting Scholar season is over, but you can still see videos of some of the lectures on YouTube.
* Tomorrow marks the beginning of the illustrious history of the Theta of Minnesota chapter at College of St. Benedicts-St. John's University. Congrats to all involved!
* Do caps on teaching hours help adjuncts?
* On 3/22-23 Visiting Scholar Lisa Pratt will lecture on Dorothea Lange at Louisiana State University.
* "Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."--Booker T. Washington, Alpha of MA, 1904
* "The 50 best author vs. author put-downs of all time." Poison pens of the masters
* Also tmrrw: Atlanta Association meeting and talk: “TOP SECRET ULTRA:The Allies’ Secret Weapon in the Battle of the Atlantic.”
* Western NY Association event tomorrow night: dinner and talent showcase! Email phibetakappa@rocketmail.com.
* L.A. residents: register now to attend a 5/22 screening and discussion of Your Environmental Road Trip.
* "The Best Road Trip Ever." What was Toqueville really doing on his trip to America?
* Our new FaceBookClub book is "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Join our discussion here.
* Motivated Multitasking: How the Brain Keeps Tabs on Two Tasks at Once
* "Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement."--Theodore Roosevelt, Alpha of Massachusetts, 1880
* "Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible."--Walter Lippmann, Alpha of MA, 1910
* Learn more here about what it takes to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
* "The way you gain people's trust is to earn it over time by repeatedly proving you deserve it. That, or grow a beard."
* The Philadelphia Assn. will host its annual mtg tomorrow w/drinks, dinner, and speaker Richard Sprague.
* "I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."--Woodrow Wilson, Gamma of Conn., 1889
* NEH Chairman Jim Leach's Civility Tour hits Worcester, MA tomorrow for a discussion of civil political speech.
* Nine Key Points of the Student Aid Bill
* "As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical."--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alpha of Maine, 1829
* Eta of North Carolina to be installed tomorrow at Elon University!
* A history of nominating Supreme Court Justices
* Next week: chapter installation at Elon in N.C., VS visits at Eckerd (FL) and Louisiana State U.
* ΦBK Assn. of Chicagoland Area to host book group meeting this Sunday.
* Visiting Scholar Doug McAdam will visit Carleton College today!
* "Outsourced Grading, With Supporters and Critics, Comes to College"
* "By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, Alpha of Missouri, 1902
* Why you should ignore the grown-ups and opt for an imaginative course of study.
* "The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service."--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alpha of Maine, 1829
* "College and the Reputation-based Economy," from GOOD
* Become a fan of Phi Beta Kappa and join our book club on Facebook.
* Students--send the White House your questions!
* Beautiful pictures of real libraries!
* "Don't let schooling interfere with your education."--Mark Twain, Alpha of Missouri, 1902
* Good Writers. Bad Men. Does It Matter?
* "Harvey Kurtzman and Modern American Satire" from member M. Thomas Inge
* "Applications to Elite Universities Rise"
* Registration for 5/22 YERT pre-screening in L.A. now open!
* Northern N.J. residents: FREE concert ticket for NEW members of Northern NJ Assoc. 4/9 at Avery Fisher: free w/ paid dues. Contact sherrykatz@optonline.net
* "Students Retain Information in Print-Like Formats Better"
* Chicago-area Association meeting tomorrow to see "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." RSVP today to jcashton.il@netzero.net
* Take the Life of the Mind in a New Direction! Join the Secretary's Circle!
* Off-campus residences for low-income, first-generation college students.
* "Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better."--John Updike, Alpha of MA, 1953
* The Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series: Going Green Across America--5/22 in LA
* "Delaware, Tennessee Win Race to the Top Grants"
* Education: Morning Roundup from Good
* "Revamping of Student Loans Approved by Senate"
* The 3-Year M.D., from Lambda of Texas
* "Supreme Court Rules Unanimously to Dismiss Former Student's Debt"
* Attn Northern N.J. residents: FREE concert ticket (w/paid dues) for NEW members of Northern NJ Assoc.! Join us on 4/9 at Avery Fisher. Contact sherrykatz@optonline.net
* Association events this week and next in Denver, Boston, Sarasota, Northern NJ, and Seattle. See association websites for more!
* "Justice and goodwill will outlast passion."--James A. Garfield, Gamma of Mass, 1864
* "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."--Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alpha of Mass, 1929
* Reservations due tomorrow for the Sarasota-Manatee Assn luncheon w/ G. Norman Anderson on the 27th. prall34203@yahoo.com for more info!
* Literary Scholars Ponder Their Discipline and Its Direction
* Today VS Alan Ryan presents "Do We Really Believe in Democracy?" at Rhodes College
* "Student Loan Overhaul Advances"
* Book Awards submissions due at the end of March!
* "Journeys with Joseph Mitchell" by William Zinsser, from The American Scholar
* In a budget crunch, "Student Government Fills in the Gaps"
* Next week VS Andrew Odlyzko will talk tech mania in Rock Island, IL at Augustana College
* First Amendment rights don't apply to college newspapers?
* "Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise."--Rutherford B. Hayes, Beta of Ohio, 1880
* Baylor U chapter hosted Pulitzer winning poet Robert Wilbur on 3/16.
* Budget Crisis: "Shared Sacrifice" at UC Davis
* Take a look at our new page for info on how to get involved!
* Association events are coming up all over the country; check your local Association website to get involved!
* Attention publishers: Phi Beta Kappa Book Award submissions are due at the end of this month.
* Take your own private tour of the ΦBK Traveling Exhibit!
* "Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death."--Pearl S. Buck (ΦBK, Delta of Virginia, 1932)
* 3/15-17 Romanell Prof Susan Wolf will speak on love and philosophy.
* What will be the future of libraries?
* An argument for the life of the mind, even against all odds...
* "It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own."--Henry Adams, Alpha of MA, 1872
* A Higher Education Model for the 21st Century
* Romanell Professor Susan Wolf to give lectures on love and philosophy Mar. 15-17 at UNC Chapel Hill
* Meeting of the ΦBK FaceBookClub here on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST
* Sign up for the American Scholar newsletter to get links to articles and more!
* Obama appoints Tufts president to advisory board
* March 4th is the "Day of Action" in higher education!
* The spring edition of The American Scholar is available now!
* States Band Together to Increase Graduation Rates for College
* 3/4 Visiting Scholar John Hildebrand heads to Allegheny College
* The Romanell lecture will take place on March 17th in Chapel Hill, N.C. All are welcome!
* Association events on 3/25: Wine tasting in Boston, banquet in Denver. Assn's are a great way to meet other members and get involved!
* Book Awards submissions due at the end of March!
* Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
* Humanities Remain Popular Among Students Even as Tenure-Track Jobs Diminish
* “There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.”--Daniel Webster, Alpha of N.H., 1801
* Check out the newest issue of The Key Reporter, online now!
* College courses for $99 a month?
* Phi Beta Kappa members now receive discounts from Barnes & Noble .com! Click on the BN logo below to start shopping!
* Denver Association to host annual banquet on Mar. 25!
* Visiting Scholars at U. of S.C., Kent State, Manhattan C. & San. Fran. State today and tomorrow!
* Alfred University awards first annual Phi Beta Kappa "Wit and Wisdom" Prize
* Join the ΦBK Member Network to blog, share photos, and connect w/ other members!
* Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston hosts Spring Wine Tasting on March 25!
* Discounts now available from Barnes & Noble .com for Phi Beta Kappa members! See the "Discounts" box below!
* "Making the To-Be List"- What happens when you are promoted out of a job you love?
* "All generalizations are false, including this one."--Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. "Mark Twain," Alpha of Missouri, 1902
* Are we at the end of an era in American literature?
* Today in San Diego: Visiting Scholar Catharine MacKinnon!
* DoEd. officials meet with international educations, stress internationalization of education
* Feb. 15&16 Visiting Scholar Catharine MacKinnon will be at the U of San Diego
* Is the future of written language in peril?
* Aug. 28, the Boston Assn. will take an Essex River Coffee and Muffin Cruise. Join them!
* Feb 15 & 16 Vising Scholar Elaine Fuchs will be at McDaniel College!
* Join the ΦBK FaceBookClub! We choose the book Monday!
* Inside Higher Ed: Are we entering a new era of limiting academic inquiry?
* FREE concert tix for NEW members of North NJ Assn! 4/9 at Avery Fisher: their gift w/ your paid dues. Contact sherrykatz@optonline.net
* Video: C. Benfey on "The Summer of Hummingbirds," 2009 Gauss Award winner in literary criticism.
* Check up on our 2009 Romanell Professor
* "Professor in Chief" The President and Stereotypes of Academia
* Obama requests $161,315,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2011
* Visiting Scholar Elaine Fuchs at SUNY Albany today!
* Phi Beta Kappa and and post-college life
* Follow Phi Beta Kappa on Twitter! @phibetakappa
* Theta of Indiana Chapter at Butler University to be installed today!
* "No man ever listened himself out of a job."--Calvin Coolidge, Beta of Massachusetts, 1921
* The American nature of Howard Zinn
* 2009 saw an 11.9% decline in private gifts to colleges:
* Tomorrow in Albany, Visting Scholar Elaine Fuchs speaks on stem cells. Click here for more info!
* New chapter to be installed at Butler University on Feb. 4th!
* Feb. 8th and 9th, Visiting Scholar John Hildebrand will be at Pomona College
* Follow the Phi Beta Kappa Society on Twitter! @phibetakappa
* “Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better”-- Sylvia Field Porter, Nu of NY, Hunter College, 1933
* Visiting Scholar Catharine Mackinnon will be at the Univ. of San Diego Feb. 15&16
* “There are no insoluble problems, only time-consuming ones.”--James A. Michener, Epsilon of Penn., 1929
* The Western New York Association will be holding a dinner meeting this Wednesday. More here:
Love of learning is the guide of life.