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    National Secretary John Churchhill with Phi Beta Kappa members

About Phi Beta Kappa:

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest, most prestigious academic honor society in the country, founded by students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin was founded on February 2, 1899 and still bestows students the well-regarded and prestigious honor of Phi Beta Kappa membership.

"Phi Beta Kappa embodies the spirit which is historically that of the American College-that of liberal education... It is the purpose of a liberal education to establish close and sympathetic relations between the student and human thought in its wider expression. It appeals to the deep-rooted love of knowledge for its own sake, which is never absent from the human heart."

-An Address to Initiates of Phi Beta Kappa, Dean Edward Birge, 1917

Phi Beta Kappa information session for interested Letters & Science
sophomores and juniors:

Tuesday, November 15th
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. (Drop in when you can)
Washburn Observatory (L&S Honors Building)
Come nosh and nibble.  Ask PBK faculty and fellows your questions.
Phi Beta Kappa faculty are welcome to attend.
Remarks at 4:30 p.m.

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