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Unreal on Reel, with Director James Kerwin

Directing credits for James Kerwin (ΦBK, Texas Christian University) span short films, features, web series and theater, and for nearly 25 years, he’s worked almost entirely within the science-fiction genre.

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Recent ΦBK Graduates Teach and Serve as Cultural Ambassadors in Spain

English language teaching assistants Claire Nelson (ΦBK, Oregon State University), Miriam Klahr (ΦBK, Scripps College), Maiya Kohlenberg (ΦBK, Arizona State University), and Katherine Steen (ΦBK, University of Michigan) discuss their reasons for taking time to live abroad after graduation.

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Chords in Chorus, with Max Marshall

Max Marshall (ΦBK, Columbia University), author of Among the Bros: A Fraternity Crime Story (2023), talks about his love of reading, his journey as a writer, and his family tradition of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Continuing the Conversation: Revisiting a Visiting Scholar

How can you be a good global citizen in this challenging era when it’s hard to know what sources to trust? Past ΦBK Visiting Scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom shares some advice.

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Introducing Key Reporter’s Writers for Spring 2024

The Society’s Writing Internship Program is for new ΦBK members who are looking for an opportunity to gain professional experience and support ΦBK’s mission. Next deadline to apply is June 14!

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A Quest to Open Doors for Young Learners

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin has been fostering life-long learning for more than two decades. Learn about their impressive record of providing scholarships for high school students and for older adults.

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Writing in Truth and in Full, with Dan O’Brien

Delving into the most complicated, personal, implicative narratives in his own life and in the lives of those he cares about most, Dan O’Brien (ΦBK, Middlebury College) is doing for others what the confessional poets did for him.

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From Breaking Barriers to Breaking Knots: Ed Ray Reflects on a Lifelong Journey with ΦBK

Oregon State University President Emeritus Ed Ray (ΦBK, Queens College) almost skipped his induction until a neighbor, Kay Bowers, stepped in.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges 150 Years of ΦBK

ΦBK Chapter President and Professor of Physics Donald Spector reflects on the enduring value of Phi Beta Kappa for our times.

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Puget Sound Association Appeals to Young Professionals

Dennis Yamashita, president of Phi Beta Kappa’s Puget Sound Association, draws on the vital role of in-person networking for the area’s younger members.

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Leaning in to Leadership with Confidence and Humility

Julie Story Byerley (ΦBK, Rhodes College) is the Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, the President of Geisinger College of Health Sciences, and the Chief Academic Officer of Geisinger Health System.

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From the Secretary: A Well-Rounded Education Is Not Limited to an Undergraduate Timespan

An arts and sciences education is not a luxury for simple times—it is a necessity for challenging times.