Phi Beta Kappa - News & Events

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Upcoming Events

  • national Society Visiting Scholar, January 22-23rd, 2024. Dartmouth Professor of Government and New Hampshire state legislator, Russell Muirhead
    • public lecture, Monday, 1/22, 7pm in Anderson Academic Commons (PDF flyer)
    • student member breakfast, Tuesday, 1/23, email for near-campus details
    • other campus visit details emailed to Chapter listserv and/or direct invites
  • Student Scholar Showcase - Winter 2024 TBA. Student members from a variety of disciplines give brief presentations about their current research or creative work.
  • new member election - April/May 2024 TBA. Current members needed to help review potential members, and to "herald" (make invitations) to those elected.
  • New Member Induction and Graduate Celebration, tentatively set for Thursday evening, 13 June 2024

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

    Past Events

    • Chapter Fall meeting (10/23/23), with reading by member and English Professor Dr Maik Nwosu
    • Chapter Fall social (10/6/23): Gallery exhibit:
    • 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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