Spring 2023 Key Reporter cover image

Spring 2023

Frederick M. Lawrence photo

From the Secretary: A Liberal Arts Approach to Science Education

A broad-based liberal arts and sciences education prepares us for meaningful, productive, and engaged lives as citizens. The study of science, for both science majors and nonmajors, is vital for all three outcomes of a higher education. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

Allison Dickinson photo

Allison Dickson Inspires Others as a New Team Member at Patterson Law Group

“I want to help remind clients that things are not always easy, but if possible, the world is always open for anything.” —Allison Dickson. Continue reading →


Mary Ritter Beard 1914 photo

Scholarship and Action: The March of Higher Education

What is the purpose of higher education and why should a society value it? Throughout our history, the experiences of Phi Beta Kappa members have provided powerful stories and examples. Mary Ritter Beard (ΦBK, DePauw University) is one. Continue reading →

Gabriel Foreman Visiting Scholar photo

Gabrielle Foreman’s Visit to Fisk University

P. Gabrielle Foreman (ΦBK, Amherst College) holds the Paterno Family Chair of Liberal Arts and is a professor of English, African American studies, and history at Penn State University. Continue reading →

Visiting Scholar Program image

2023-2024 Visiting Scholars

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Meet our visiting scholars for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year! Continue reading →

Betty Lee Sung photo

In Memoriam: Betty Lee Sung

Betty Lee Sung (ΦBK, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) was a leading authority and pioneer in the field of Chinese American studies. Continue reading →

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internships

Intern with a nationally recognized organization in Washington, D.C., while working remotely! The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa within their first or second year to be considered for this position. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

Learning to Talk cover image

Learning to Talk

Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt and Company, 2022. 157 pages. $19.99. Continue reading →

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen cover image

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen:  Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World 

Linda Colley. Liveright, 2022. 512 pages. $35.00. Continue reading →

David Smith cover image

David Smith: The Art and Life of a Transformational Sculptor

Michael Brenson. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2022. 842 pages. $50.00. Continue reading →

ΦBK Authors