Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha of Oklahoma Chapter

2017-18 Chapter Events

Fall Business Meeting

October 18, 3:30
Kaufman Hall Room 221B

Visiting Scholar Lecture

November 9, 7:00
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

This year's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar is Dr. David Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University. Dr. Haberman is the recipient of the Trustees' Teaching Award. He specializes in Hinduism and has spent many years conducting ethnographic and textual research in India. Much of his work, supported by Guggenheim, Fulbright, and ACLS fellowships, is centered on the culture of Braj, an active pilgrimage site in northern India long associated with Krishna. Dr. Haberman will present a public lecture titled, "A Little of that Human Touch: Why Anthropomorphize?"

Founders' Day Event

December 7, 3:00
Oklahoma Memorial Union, Beaird Lounge

In honor of the founding of Phi Beta Kappa on December 5, 1776, our chapter observes an annual Founders' Day event.

Rilla Askew will present a lecture titled, "Through the Lens of History: Bearing Witness in a Fractured World.

Rilla Askew, a native of southeastern Oklahoma, is an accomplished author of non-fiction and fiction books, short fiction, and essays. This Phi Beta Kappa lecture will explore how Oklahoma's complex past and complicated present are extreme manifestations of the American Narrative.

Spring Business Meeting

April 9, 3:30
Kaufman Hall Room 221B

Initiation of New Members

May 11, 2018, 3:30
Oklahoma Memorial Union, Meacham Auditorium

A reception will follow in Beaird Lounge.


Updated 4-10-18