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Each year, Pacific's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter is proud to sponsor a variety of events on campus.

2017-18 Phi Beta Kappa Events  

2018 Initiation Ceremony with Dr. Susan Mannon as guest speaker
May 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. 
Raymond Great Hall    

Dave Kung, "Harmonious Equations: An Exploration of Math and Music"
Oct. 12, 2017 
Co-sponsored by Center for Teaching and Learning, General Education, Department of Mathematics, and the Office of the Provost

Laura Wexler, National Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, "Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression"
Mar. 20, 2018
Alumni House
Co-sponsored by the Assistant Provost for Diversity Office

Jim Childress, "Conscientious Refusals in Health Care: Respecting Health Professionals and Protecting Patients"
Apr. 2, 2018 (with Colliver Lecture Series)

2017-18 Sponsored Events 

Emil Guillermo, "Amok Monologues: All Pucked Up, A Short History of the American Filipino"
Oct. 18, 2017, 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, and the College of the Pacific Dean's Office

Anthony Swofford, "Militarism, Activism, and Citizenship"
Mar. 7, 2018
Co-sponsored by PBK, Pacific Arts and Lectures, Department of English, College of the Pacific, Pacific Legal Scholars, Political Science, Office of the Provost, Phi Beta Kappa, Film Studies, Religious Studies, Student Life, and Communication

Rafi Groslik, "Food, Therapeutic Culture and Social Boundaries in Reality-Television: The Case of Master Chef Israel"
March 22, 2018
Sponsored by Sociology

California History Institute John Muir Symposium, "The Practical John Muir"
PBK sponsored Lee Stetson's "John Muir Live"
March 24, 2018 
Grace Covell Hall

Monica Sok, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Poetry Reading
Apr. 5, 2018
Sponsored by Ethnic Studies

Language Immersion Scholarship:

The Chi Chapter of California honored student success and furthered language study and the liberal arts by awarding to Savannah Mae Robinson (Chemistry, Spanish) a Phi Beta Kappa Language Immersion Scholarship to study in Guatemala study in the summer of 2018. These scholarships promote the academic success of immersion program applicants who are likely to qualify for PBK.