USA Chapter Recent News and Events
Mishra Memorial Lecture
Barry D. Nussbaum presented "It's Not What We Said, It's Not What They Heard, It's What They Say They Heard" on Wednesday, October 16th. Co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and PKP.
2019 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship
Graduating Senior Donavon Dahmer won a 2019 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship for graduate study, the 5th USA student to win a national PKP award in recent years. Donavon, who majored in Biomedical Sciences, is attending the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.
Children's Book Drive
Phi Kappa Phi hosted a Children's Book Drive this spring to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama’s Blue Roof Library Trail. Student VPs Kassidy Reynolds and Sam Formichella helped collect almost 1000 books!
Phi Kappa Phi Poster Awards: USA Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018
PKP Outstanding Poster Award: Zachary Nix (Physics); Department of Physics
"The Search for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation at Mu2e Experiment"
PKP Award of Excellence: Samantha Darring (Meteorology), Department of Earth Sciences
"Preferred Location for Sea and Bay Breeze-driven Thunderstorm"
Josh Ritter Event
The Annual Songwriter Keynote 2019 featured world-renowned singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, live at Laidlaw on March 7, 2019. This free event featured a musical performance, a reading, and a moderated Q&A.ASK 2019 was co-sponsored by the Stokes Center for Creative Writing, the USA Department of Theatre and Dance, the USA Department of English, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
PKP National Fellow at USA
Graduating Senior Phiwat Klomkaew won a 2018 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship for graduate study, the 4th USA student to win a national PKP award in recent years.
PKP Induction | Scholar-of-the-Year Award 2018-19
PKP's 2018-19 Induction Ceremony took place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the Student Center Ballroom. Dr. Philip Habel, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, was chosen by Phi Kappa Phi's USA Chapter as its Scholar of the Year.
Satya Mishra Memorial Lecture
Phi Kappa Phi co-sponsored the 5th Annual Satya Mishra Memorial Lecture: Professor Nagaraj Neerchal, UMBC, spoke on October 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Marx Library Auditorium.
Roxane Gay Event at USA
Writer and cultural critic Roxane Gay spoke on Thursday, September 13 in the USA Student Center Ballroom. Co-sponsored with the Stokes Center for Creative Writing and AAUW.
Elizabeth Kolbert Lecture: The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, the science writer who won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, The Sixth Extinction, gave a lecture on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. PKP co-sponsored this lecture with the Stokes Center for Creative Writing at USA.
Martin Parsons Lecture: Operation Pied Piper
Martin Parsons, Research and Honorary Life Fellow at the University of Reading, gave a lecture titled "'Operation Pied Piper': Dispelling the Myths of Civilian Evacuation in the UK 1939-45" on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Marx Library Auditorium. PKP co-sponsored this lecture with the Center for War and Memory.
PKP Induction | Artist and Scholar-of-the-Year Awards 2017-18
PKP's 2017-18 Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in the Student Center Ballroom. Prof. Ben Shamback of Visual Arts was chosen as PKP's Artist of the Year, and Dr. Romulus Godang of Physics was chosen by Phi Kappa Phi's USA Chapter as its Scholar of the Year.
Satya Mishra Memorial Lecture
Phi Kappa Phi co-sponsored the 4th Annual Satya Mishra Memorial Lecture: H. N. Nagaraja, College of Public Health, Ohio State University spoke about Statistical Methods for Public Health and Medicine on October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Marx Library Auditorium.
Reading and Celebration of Sue Walker's New Book of Poems
A Reading and Celebration of Professor Emerita Sue Walker's New Book, Let Us Imagine Her Name, was held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at USA's Faculty Club at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Stokes Center, the English Department, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Student VP Attends Leadership Summit
USA Chapter Student VP Josh Crownover attended the PKP Leadership Summit July 14-15, 2017 in Denver, CO.
Annette Becker Lecture on War and Memory
Annette Becker, Professor of History at Paris X, gave the keynote for the conference "France and the Memory of the Great War" on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. PKP was a co-sponsor for this event, which was hosted by the Center for the Study of War and Memory.
PKP Induction and Scholar-of-the-Year Award 2016
PKP's 2016-17 Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in the Student Center Ballroom. Dr. Ronald P. Kiene of Marine Sciences has been chosen by Phi Kappa Phi's USA Chapter as its Scholar of the Year. His research focuses on the role of microorganisms in the cycling of organic matter and important elements such as sulfur and nitrogen in aquatic systems.
Mishra Memorial Lecture by Barry Arnold
PKP co-sponsored the Mishra Memorial Lecture 2016 by Dr. Barry Arnold, “What population does your sample represent?” The lecture took place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Marx Library Auditorium.
Marcus L. Urann Fellow at USA
USA Student Catherine Zivanov has been awarded a Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a $15,000 award. Catherine was nominated for the fellowship by the USA Phi Kappa Phi Chapter. Catherine was honored in a reception at the USA Faculty Club on Thursday, July 7, 2016. She has been featured on the PKP national website and in The Chronicle of Higher Education.