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  Logging Miles: An Around the World Study Experience

Many books have been written on running, the original Olympic sport, but a new memoir, Run the World, offers a unique arts and science spin courtesy of Becky Wade, a 2012 Phi Beta Kappa inductee from Rice University. An elite collegiate runner herself, the four-time All-American was looking for a way to connect her passion and strength, running, with her intellectual curiosity.  

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      A Visiting Scholar’s “Big Year”

“Avid birders and butterfly hunters sometimes pledge to what they call a big year – dedicating themselves to expanding their experience with new habitats and species. A big year relies on communities of knowledge linked by hospitality, trust, and shared enthusiasms. I came to think of my season as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar as a big year – eight campuses, each of them distinct, all of them new to me, and all related both by their shared teaching mission and their chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. ”

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      The Members Behind The Key

Dr. Suzie Asha Park is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University:

“I care about Phi Beta Kappa because it is an organization built on a model of stewardship and progressive thought. How often, and where else, do we have the chance to unequivocally help the collective well-being and reinforce the shared ideal that the pursuit of learning is a good in itself?”

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