Phi Kappa Phi - Chapter 282

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Chapter of MeritThe Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's primary objective is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. The society is convinced that in recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, it will stimulate others to strive for excellence. Moreover, the society serves the interests of the student capable of excellence by insisting that in order to acquire a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an institution provide the means and atmosphere conducive to academic excellence.

17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony

Friday, May 1, 2015 – 5:00-7:00 p.m., Main Dining

Guest Speaker – Mr. Gary Soiseth, Mayor of the City of Turlock

Student and Faculty Initiates are to check in at 4:45 p.m. at the welcome table.  The dress is professional/business attire.  Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Members are to arrive at 4:30 p.m. in South Dining for robing.  Light refreshments will be available following the ceremony.  For more information, contact Janice Herring, Chapter President, at or Randi Esau, Administrative Assistant, at

You’re Invited to Phi Kappa Phi Week Activities

Download PKP Week Activities Flyer.pdf

Monday, April 27 – 3:30-5:00 p.m., FDC 118

Lone  Star Muslims – A book talk by Dr. Ahmed Afzal
Event Host: Sari Miller-Antonio, Anthro/Geog/ETHS
Just published by New York University Press (2015), this  fascinating research on Islam and transnational citizenship captures the unique story of Pakistani Immigrants in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Afzal’s research demonstrates how transnational identities are shaped through class, gender, sexuality, citizenship status, and Islamic sectarian affiliation.

Tuesday, April 28 – 5:30 -6:30 p.m., C102 Bizzini Hall

Blue Zones Project – Speaker Luann Alemao
Event Host: Janice Herring, Kinesiology

In 2008, Luann organized a conference appearance by Dan Buettner, introducing Blue Zones to her mayor and community. Luann was instrumental in serving on the leadership team, paving the way for Cedar Falls, Iowa to be certified as a Blue Zones city. As an expertly trained Blue Zones speaker and coach, she will present the groundwork for living better, longer.
“A community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks.”

Friday, May 1 – 3:00-4:30 p.m., FDC 118

King Lear Alumni Panel featuring Danny Gately
Event Host: John Mayer, Theater

This open discussion will involve members of the “Shakespeare Under the Stars” production of King Lear, which will be running that night in the outdoor amphitheatre. Speakers will provide insight into the process of creating this massive production.

Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Bernell & Flora Snider Music Hall

30th Annual Student Composition and Music Festival
Event Host: Deborah Kavasch, Music

This concert of original music for bassoon, composed by two Department of Music students,
will be performed by professional musicians. The concert showcases two years of
theoretical and applied composition studies.

Wednesday, May 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., University Quad

2015-2016 PKP Student Vice President Recruitment
Information Table Hosts are current student VP’s Charlene Gallagher, Shanil Chandra, and Stephanie Lopez. Students are invited to stop by to learn about leadership in the Society.