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Upcoming Events

Be sure to check the Alpha Association of Colorado site for upcoming regional events.

Past Events

  • 2024 New Member Induction and Graduate Celebration, Thursday, 13 June.
    • Elected but unable to attend? We typically coordinate a make-up group initiation in late summer; or can arrange for a brief, small group or individual initiation later in the summer or autumn. Accept your membership per emailed invitation instructions, and contact Chapter president Dennis.Barrett@du.edu to explore alternative initiation options.
  • Chapter Spring meeting (4/30/24) to elect new students.
  • Chapter Fall meeting (10/23/23), with reading by member and English Professor Dr Maik Nwosu
  • Chapter Fall social (10/6/23): Gallery exhibit: http://vicki-myhren-gallery.du.edu/2023/08/16/exhibition-announcement
  • New member induction (9/21/23): abbreviated ceremony for those not able to attend June event
  • 2023 Initiation and Graduate Celebration (6/8)
  • Spring 2023 Chapter meeting (5/5/23) including new member election
  • Spring Member Social (4/21): drop in at Myhren Gallery (Schwayder Art Bldg)
  • 2023 Student Scholar Showcase (3/2)
  • Chapter Meeting & member lecture (1/25). Brief, mid-academic year business meeting, followed by a talk by member Dr Seth Masket, The 2022 Midterm Elections: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward.
  • Alpha Association of Colorado 2022 annual meeting (9/17), lunch, and speaker, DU Lamont School of Music Professor of Musicology (and PhiBete), Jack Sheinbaum.
  • Poems as Pots, Circles, Orbits, and Origins poetry reading & discussion (2/24/22) with DU alumn and CSU creative writing professor, Dr Dan Beachy-Quick.
    • Chapter meeting (10/21/21) with guest lecture by University Provost and Law faculty, Mary Clark: The 1848 Seneca Falls Convention: “Outgrowing the Compact of our Fathers”
    • 2021 Initiation and Graduate Celebration (6/9/21). Access a recording of the event on the DU Mediaspace site.
    • 2020 initiation and graduate celebration (6/11/20). View a recording on the DU Mediaspace site.
    • Spring 2020 Chapter meeting, including new member election, 23 April via Zoom.
    • 2020 Student Scholar Showcase (3/2/20).
    • Winter 2020 Chapter meeting (1/28/20), with senior Reanna Magruder and Dr Ashley Hamilton, who shared about their work with the DU Prison Arts Initiative.
    • Fall 2019 Chapter meeting (10/30/19)
    • Fall 2019 member mixer (10/4/19), at Vicki Myhren Gallery (Schwayder Art Bldg). Preceded by new member initiation (carryover from spring).
    • 2019 initiation and welcome banquet (6/13/19) at Newman Center for the Performing Arts
    • Contesting Hate: A Critical Response to Christchurch (5/30/2019) --faculty roundtable. Sponsored with the departments of Languages & Literatures, Religious Studies, History, and Political Science; the Office of the Dean (CAHSS); the Center for Middle East Studies; the Center for Judaic Studies; the Center on American Politics; and the Office of Information Technology.
    • Member mixer (4/18/19) at Vicki Myhren Gallery (Schwayder Art Bldg)
    • Hosted Colorado's CO ΦBK chapter executives meeting (3/9/19)
    • Student Scholar showcase (3/8/19)
    • Member mixer (2/1/19) at Vicki Myhren Gallery
    • Freedom of Expression on campus lecture by Frederick M Lawrence, ΦBK Secretary and CEO (5/10/18) Ref American Council on Education 10/31/2018 piece based on same lecture

    Visiting Scholars

    The national ΦBK Visiting Scholars program enriches the intellectual life of host campuses by offering chapters the opportunity to compete each year for a visit from a panel of twenty of the nation's most distinguished scholars.

    The DU chapter has welcomed multiple scholars, each giving a public presentation, visiting classes, holding office hours, and sharing breakfast with student members. Our most recent Visitors include:


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