Events

Initiation, May 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

5:00 p.m.  Social hour

5:30 p.m.  Initiation of new members-in-course

Schorr Suite, Hewitt Pace, 1155 Q Street

Visiting Scholar 2016

Marsha Lester

Dr. Marsha Lester is Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor in the department of chemistry at Penn and editor-in chief of The Journal of Chemical Physics.

Co-sponsors: Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Nebraska's Department of Chemistry, and Nebraska's School of Natural Resources.

October 20-21, 2016

Initiation, December 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bailey Library, Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
4:00 p.m.

Initiation, April 2016

June Griffin

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Unity Room, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
1505 “S” Street, Lincoln

SOCIAL TIME 6:30 p.m.
INITIATION 7:00 p.m.
ADDRESS 7:30 p.m.: “How to Be Happy”

Dr. June Griffin
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education (College of Arts & Sciences)
Associate Professor of Practice, English

Initiation, April 2015

Wendy Katz

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Unity Room, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
1505 “S” Street, Lincoln

6:30-7:00 p.m.  Social hour and check in

7:00 p.m.  Initiation ceremony. New members will receive their certificates at this time. 

 7:30 p.m.  Dr. Wendy Katz, will address the initiates and their guests on “Lost Writers of the Plains,” a fascinating account of the rediscovery of eight writers and the creation of the NET Radio series and ebook.

Dr. Wendy Katz
Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History and Associate Director, Center for Great Plains Studies

Visiting Scholar 2014

Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar  --  Public Lecture  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Nebraska Union Auditorium

4:30 p.m.  “Globalization, 1864-2014:  A China-Centered Perspective on a Shrinking World”
6:00 p.m.  Book table and author signing his books

This talk looked at competing understandings of the term “globalization” and related ones such as “global city.”

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, and editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.

Co-Sponsors:

  • Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Initiation 2014

Phi Beta Kappa Spring Initiation and Reception

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Location:  Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 212, "Unity Room," University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  15th & S Streets, directly behind Nebraska State Historical Society building at 15th & R Streets.  The Gaughan Center is attached to the east side of City Campus Union.

7:00 - 7:15 p.m.  Check-in and social time.  Desserts and fruit catered by Chez Hay.

7:15 - 7:45   Initiation.  Family and friends are invited.  Remarks by Dr. Steve Goddard, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

7:45 - 8:15 p.m.  Address by Dr. Stephen Lahey, Professor of Classics & Religious Studies, "Jan Žižka and Czech History"

8:15 - 8:30 p.m.  Questions & answers.

Initiation, December 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Location:  Love Library, Room S224, 13th & R Streets, City Campus 

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Social time, catered by Daffodil
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Initiation.  Family and friends are invited.

Remarks by Dr. Steve Goddard, Interim Dean, University of Nebraska College of Arts & Sciences

 

Initiation, May 2013

Arbor Suite, East Campus Union

4:00 - 5:00 Social Time with light refreshments.  Harp music.

5:00 - 6:00 Initiation.  Family and friends invited. 

Remarks by Dr. David Manderscheid, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Initiation, December 2012

December 6, 2012 (Thursday)
Initiation, Dinner, and Address for August 2012 and December 2012 Initiates
East Campus Union
6:00 - 6:30  Social Time 
6:30 - 7:00  Initiation.  Remarks by Dean David Manderscheid, College of Arts & Sciences
7:00 - 7:30  Dinner  
7:30 - 8:30  Address by Malte Rehbein, Assistant Professor of History "Scientific Computing and the Study of History"

Initiation, April 2012

April 26, 2012  Thursday
Spring Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
Remarks by David Manderscheid, 
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Address by Julia McQuillan,    
Professor of and Co-Director, Bureau of Social Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Unanticipated Interconnections:  Men on Fatherhood and Women in STEM.”
[STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics]

Visiting Scholar 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

12:00 noon
Hamann Auditorium
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, East Campus

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Pamela Karlan spoke on"Keeping Faith with the Constitution."  

Since 1789, other nations’ constitutions have come and gone.  By one recent estimate, national constitutions last only an average of seventeen years.  The United States Constitution, by contrast, not only endures—it thrives.  Why?

This address was supported by The Lienemann Fund of Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and was the spring 2012 Lane Lecture at the College of Law. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Political Science was a co-sponsor.

Additional activities on March 14-15 included guest lectures in University of Nebraska-Lincoln classes and formal and informal events with students.

Pamela Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Initiation Spring 2011

April 28, 2011  Thursday
Spring Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
Remarks by David Manderscheid, 
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Address by Dr. Priscilla Hayden-Roy,    
Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“A ‘Bleistift’ is not an ‘enpitsu’: On the Advantages of Multilingual Education.”

Initiation, December 2010

December 9, 2010
August and December inititation - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
Remarks by David Manderscheid, 
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, UNL
7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Address by Dr. Kenneth Bloom
Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Discovering the Quantum Universe at the Large Hadron Collider”

Initiation, April 2010

April 28, 2010  Wednesday
Spring Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Address, "The Dead Sea Scrolls After Sixty Years: What Have We Learned?" Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor and Chair of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Initiation, December 2009

December 10, 2009  Thursday
Fall Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social hour
6:30-7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. Address by Dr. Patrick Jones, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, on "Freedom North: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Milwaukee during the Civil Rights Era." 

Initiation, April 2009

April 29, 2009 Wednesday
Spring Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Address, "The Education of Abraham Lincoln" by Dr. Kenneth Winkle, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of History and Chair of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Initiation, December 2008

December 8, 2008
Fall Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social hour
6:30-7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00-7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. "What I Have Learned from Studying China"
Address by Dr. Parks Coble, Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Initiation, May 2008

May 1, 2008
Spring Initiation Dinner - East Campus Union.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social hour
6:30-7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00-7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. "Peacemaking on the Great Plains"
Address by Dr. Paul A. Olson, Professor Emeritus, English
During his distinguished career, Dr. Olson has directed around seventy doctoral dissertations, specialized in Medieval and Renaissance literature, Great Plains and Plains Indian literature, and Education, and won many honors and awards, including the University’s Outstanding Teaching and Creativity Award, the Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award: Distinguished Teaching Award in the Humanities, and the James Lake Academic Freedom Award. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Scholar. He is actively involved in peace and justice work.

Visiting Scholar 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008 
Nebraska Union, City Campus
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Dr. Pamela S. Soltis
Curator, Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics, 
Florida Museum of Natural History 
"Conservation Genetics and the Preservation of Plant Biodiversity" 
11:00 a.m. Coffee Reception 
11:30 a.m. Seminar Presentation
12:30 p.m. Seminar ends
Co-sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Biological Sciences.

This address was supported by The Lienemann Fund of Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

Initiation, December 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 
East Campus Union
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social Time
6:30-7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. "A Billion Dollars a Day: Western Farm Subsidies and Developing Countries" 
Address by Dr. Wes Peterson, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Peterson served in the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa and has a long-standing interest in the economics and ethics of international trade, agricultural development and public policy. He was inducted into Alpha (Berkeley) chapter of PBK in California in 1967.

Initiation, May 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 
Spring Initiation - East Campus Union 
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social Time
6:30-7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00-7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner
7:30 p.m. "Accepting the Challenge of a Liberal Education"
Address by Dr. Barbara Couture, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Initiation, December 2006

Thursday, December 7, 2006
Fall Initiation - East Campus Union 
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social Time
6:30-7:00 p.m. Initiation
7:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Address “Policing the Great Plains: Texas Rangers, Canadian Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910.”
Dr. Andrew Graybill, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Initiation, April 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Spring Initiation - East Campus Union
Address by Dr. Kenneth M. Price, Hillegass Professor of Nineteenth Century American Literature, UNL "The Poet of Democracy and the Promise of the Web: Or, What's the Point of Putting Walt Whitman Online?"
6:00-6:30 p.m. Social Time
6:30-7:00 Initiation
7:00-7:30 Dinner
7:30 Address

Lienemann Lecture

Thursday, March 23, 2006
5:00 p.m., Nebraska Union, City Campus
 "Marriage à la mode 1559: Elizabeth Tudor, Elisabeth Valois, and the Changing Practice of Dynastic Marriage." 
John Watkins, University of Minnesota.
Keynote address for "Queens & Power Conference at UNL.

This keynote was supported by The Lienemann Fund of Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Initiation, December 2005

December 6, 2005
Initiation of August and December 2005 UNL graduates - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Harriet S. Turner, Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures and Director, International Affairs, "Science and Literature: Close Up and Personal"

Initiation, April 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Spring Initiation - East Campus Union  
Dr. Simon Wood, Assistant Professor, Classics & Religious Studies, "The Origins of Islamic Fundamentalism.” 

Visiting Scholar 2005

Wojciech Zurek
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar 
3:30 p.m. 
211 Brace
Lecture - "Quantum Origins of the Classical"
Dr. Wojciech Zurek
Los Alamos National Lab

This address was supported by The Lienemann Fund of Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  Dr. Zurek's visit to University of Nebraska-Lincoln was co-sponsored by the Physics Department.

Initiation, December 2004

December 9, 2004
Initiation of August and December 2004 UNL graduates - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Speaker: Kay Logan-Peters,
Chair of Access and Branch Services Department, Architecture Librarian, and Professor of Libraries presented a talk with slides on “The First Fifty Years: Buildings of the University of Nebraska, 1869-1919.”

Initiation, April 2004

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Initiation of May 2004 and August and December 2003 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates
East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Address
Dr. Peter A. Bleed, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Professor, Department of Anthropology and Geography,
"Living in the Human Niche: An Undomesticated Account of Agriculture"

Initiation, April 2003

Monday, April 28, 2003
Initiation of May 2003 UNL graduates - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Address
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, Professor Carolyn J. Dewald, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Southern California. "Herodotus, Thucydides, and the Beginning of History."

Initiation, December 2002

December 11, 2002
Initiation of August and December 2002 UNL graduates - East Campus Union
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Initiation
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Robert Hitchcock,
Professor of Anthropology and Geography; Coordinator of African Studies and of Conflict Studies
"The Contemporary Student and the Global Market"

Initiation, December 2003

December, 2003
Initiation of August and December 2003 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates
East Campus Union
Cancelled due to University closing for snow storm.

May 1, 2002
Initiation of May 2002 UNL graduates
 
December 12, 2001
Initiation of August and December 2001 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates
East Campus Union