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Finding Common Ground for Lifelong Learning

Education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences—including the education centered at the world’s great natural history museums—is essential for the strength of our workforce, the engagement of our citizenry, and the solution of the most vexing challenges to people and to the planet.

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Key Connections Events Link Inductees to Involvement

On September 13, the Society hosted Avenues to Advocacy and Nonprofit Careers, a national, virtual panel discussion that featured ΦΒΚ members who are engaged in mission-focused work addressing diverse issues via community programs, government affairs, messaging campaigns, and more.

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Arts and Sciences Education: Answering the What, So What, and Now What

With generous support from the Gray Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa’s Call to Serve networking reception was held June 22 on Capitol Hill as part of the 2023 Key into Public Service Conference.

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ΦBK Alumni Pursues a Run for Congress

“There’s something special about this moment and wanting to be involved in public service because the challenges are so big but the rewards are so promising.” — Gabe Amo (ΦBK, Wheaton College)

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ΦBK Author Focuses on Women Ranchers in the American West

Lisa Hendrickson’s (ΦBK, DePauw University) latest book, Burning the Breeze, is a WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Creative Nonfiction.

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Carl Albert, Phi Beta Kappa, Oklahoma Statesman

Carl Albert (ΦBK, University of Oklahoma), 46th Speaker of the House, represented Oklahoma’s 3rd congressional district from 1947 to 1977.

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UMaine Induction Honors the Memory of Doris Twitchell Allen

A renowned child psychologist, Allen (ΦBK, University of Maine) is the founder of Children’s International Summer Villages and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

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Welcome to Our Newest Phi Beta Kappa Members

Spring into summer is typically the busiest time on chapter campuses, with more than 290 chapters inducting new Phi Beta Kappa members at ceremonies across the country as the academic year draws to a close. This year, as last year, we are pleased to welcome nearly 20,000 new student members who have excelled in their study of the liberal arts and sciences. 

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Sudip Bose, Our New Editor at The American Scholar

In December 2022, Sudip Bose was named the new editor of The American Scholar, the quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, the arts and sciences, and culture published by Phi Beta Kappa since 1932.

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Join Us for Key Connections This Fall

For the seventh consecutive year, Phi Beta Kappa is partnering with its network of local alumni associations to host Key Connections events in fall 2023.

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2023 Key into Public Service Scholars

Inspired by many Phi Beta Kappa members who have shaped the course of our nation through local, state, and federal service, the Society proudly announces the 20 recipients of the Key into Public Service scholarships.

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From the Secretary: Advocate for the Liberal Arts and Sciences

This is the season when two core aspects of our Phi Beta Kappa mission converge: the recognition of academic excellence on our campuses and our advocacy for the liberal arts and sciences.