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
Date, Time, and Location TBD
Initiation of New Members
May 11, 2018, 3:00
Oklahoma Memorial Union, Meacham Auditorium
A reception will follow in Beaird Lounge.