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Phi Beta Kappa: Gamma of Indiana   ΦΒΚ

Events

Spring 2014 Initiation Banquet

Colin AllenThe Spring 2014 Initiation Banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. in Presidents Hall, located in Franklin Hall. Colin Allen, Provost Professor of Cognitive Science and History and Philosophy of Science will deliver the ΦBK address entitled "From 302 Neurons to 3.2 Million Books: The Search for the Meaning of Mind." Approximately 160 students from the graduating classes of 2013 and 2014 of the College of Arts and Sciences will be inducted into the society that evening.

 

Fall 2013 Initiation Banquet

Ellen KettersonThe Fall 2013 Initiation Banquet was on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. in Presidents Hall, located in Franklin Hall. Ellen Ketterson, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Gender Studies, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address, “Evolution in Action: The Adaptable Snowbird.” One hundred seventy-one students from the College of Arts and Sciences graduating classes of 2013 and 2014 were inducted into membership at the banquet.

 

Spring 2013 Initiation Banquet

BodnarThe Spring 2013 Initiation Banquet was held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Presidents Hall, located in Franklin Hall. John Bodnar, Chancellor’s Professor of History, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address entitled "Imagining What a Future Memorial to the War on Terror Will Look Like." One hundred sixty-three students were honored at the banquet. The Margaret Russell Edmondson Award was also presented to Jennifer Boatz.

 

Fall 2012 Initiation Banquet

Larry SingellThe Fall 2012 Initiation Banquet was held on Tuesday, December 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Larry Singell, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Economics, presented the Phi Beta Kappa address entitled “What is the Value of a College Education?”. One-hundred sixty-six students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2012 Initiation Banquet

Gamma of Indiana President Lisa M. Pratt with Margaret Russell Edmondson Award winner Wajeeha Hussain

Margaret Russell Edmondson Award winner Wajeeha Hussain (right) with Gamma of Indiana President Lisa M. Pratt (left)

David L. Dilcher Emeritus Professor, Department of Geological Sciences PaleobotanyThe Spring 2012 Initiation Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 18th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. David Dilcher, Professor Emeritus Department of Geological Sciences Paleobotany, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address entitled: "First Flowers, Humans and Change". One hundred sixty-two  students were honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2011 Initiation Banquet

Perry Metz General Manager of WTIU, WFIU and Adjunct Professor of JournalismThe Fall 2011 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Perry Metz, General Manager of WTIU, WFIU and Adjunct Professor of Journalism, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address entitled: "Media, Moguls, and Moxie". One hundred thirty-nine students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2011 Initiation Banquet

Amanda Bradley with Provost Karen Hanson and Gamma of Indiana President Lisa M. Pratt

Margaret Russell Edmondson Award winner, Amanda Bradley (center), with Provost Karen Hanson (left) and Gamma of Indiana President Lisa M. Pratt (right)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Scott Russell SandersThe Spring 2011 Initiation Banquet was held on Tuesday, April 26th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Scott Russell Sanders delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address entitled: "The Uses of Mind". Professor Sanders was recently named winner of the 2011 Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. One hundred fifty-eight students were honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2010 Initiation Banquet

Jennifer Richter, poetThe Fall 2010 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Poet Jennifer Richter, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address which was entitled: "Set Free: Ex-Cons and Poetry”. Jennifer is a graduate of Indiana University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa by Gamma of Indiana chapter in 1991. Jennifer’s recent book Threshold, was the winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. One hundred sixty-five students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2010 Initiation Banquet

Nobel Laureate and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science Elinor OstromThe Spring 2010 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 27th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Nobel Laureate and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science Elinor Ostrom was presented Honorary Membership by Professor Fred Cate, President of Gamma of Indiana, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law. One hundred thirty-one students were honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2009 Initiation Banquet

Provost's Professor of Geological Sciences Lisa M. PrattThe Fall 2009 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 8th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Provost’s Professor of Geological Sciences Lisa M. Pratt delivered the address entitled: “Ethical and Technical Challenges of a Mars Sample Return Campaign”. One hundred fifty-one students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2009 Initiation Banquet

Geoffrey Conrad, Professor of Anthropology and Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures and Associate Vice Provost for ResearchThe Spring 2009 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Professor Geoffrey Conrad, Professor of Anthropology and Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures and Associate Vice Provost for Research, delivered the address entitled: “From Columbus and the Taínos to Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracy: Indiana University’s Archaeological Research in the Dominican Republic”. One hundred fifteen students were honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2008 Initiation Banquet

David Brakke, Professor and Department Chair of Religious StudiesThe Fall 2008 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 9th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. George Hutchinson, Chair of the Department of English and Booth Takington Professor of English, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address: "Nella Larsen: Biographing the Color Line." One hundred nineteen students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2008 Initiation Banquet

Brian Powell, President of Phi Beta Kappa and Professor of SociologyThe Spring 2008 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 17th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Brian Powell, President of Phi Beta Kappa and Professor of Sociology, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address: "Names Matter: The Changing Matter of Name." One hundred seventeen students were honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2007 Initiation Banquet

David Brakke, Professor and Department Chair of Religious StudiesThe Fall 2007 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 6th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. David Brakke, Professor and Department Chair of Religious Studies, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address: "From the Gospel of Mary to the Da Vinci Code: The Career of Jesus' Favorite Apostle." One hundred fifty-three students were be honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2007 Initiation Banquet

Bennett Bertenthal, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Rudy Professor of Psychological and Brain SciencesThe Spring 2007 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 24th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Bennett Bertenthal, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Rudy Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address: "Mind, Self, and Society." One hundred sixty students were be honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2006 Initiation Banquet

Raymond J. DeMallie, Chancellors Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of FolkloreThe Fall 2006 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 5th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Raymond J. DeMallie, Chancellors Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Folklore, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address: “Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux: An Anthropologist’s Perspective." One hundred thirty students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2006 Initiation Banquet

Kumble R. Subbaswamy, former Dean of the College of Arts and SciencesThe Spring 2006 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 25th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Kumble R. Subbaswamy, former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address: “The Public University of the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges." One hundred ten students were honored at the banquet.

 

Fall 2005 Initiation Banquet

Steven Wagschal, Professor of Spanish and PortugueseThe Fall 2005 Initiation Banquet was held Thursday, December 6th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Professor Steven Wagschal, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, presented the Phi Beta Kappa address,"Don Quixote: Four Hundred Years." One hundred seventy students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2005 Initiation Banquet

Karen Hanson, Dean of the Honors College and Rudy Professor of PhilosophyThe Spring 2005 Initiation Banquet was held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 26th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Chapter President Karen Hanson, Dean of the Honors College and Rudy Professor of Philosophy, presented the Phi Beta Kappa address “Philosophical Reflections on the Family."

 

Fall 2004 Initiation Banquet

Fred H. Cate,</strong> Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (School of Law)The Fall 2004 Initiation Banquet was held Thursday, December 9th in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Professor Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (School of Law) gave the address entitled "Liberty and Law." Professor Cate is also a Senator and Fellow of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. One hundred sixty students were honored at the banquet.

 

Spring 2004 Initiation Banquet

Carter Smith Gerard with Professor Frank Edmondson

Carter Smith Gerard with Professor Emeritus Frank Edmondson

Provost's Professor of Geological Sciences Lisa M. PrattThe Spring 2004 Initiation Banquet was held Tuesday, April 27th in Alumni Hall. Professor Lisa M. Pratt, Professor of Geological Sciences, delivered the Phi Beta Kappa address, "Detection of biosustaining energy and nutrient cycles in the deep subsurface of Earth and Mars." One hundred twenty students were honored that evening and the hall was well filled by friends, families, advisors and professors. Carter Smith Gerard was the recipient of the 2003/2004 Margaret Russell Edmondson Award for Excellence.