Phi Kappa Phi Week Activities Encourage Life Long Learning

Event date

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:30pm to Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:00pm


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Janice Herring


(209) 667-3855

The campus community and public are invited to attend educational and thought-provoking presentations, panels and performances during Phi Kappa Phi Week April 27 to May 6. The nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society, Phi Kappa Phi aims to encourage superior scholarship across the academic disciplines and to engage scholars in service to others. The free events taking place during Phi Kappa Phi Week will provide learning opportunities for all.

Monday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center, Room 118
Lone Star Muslims – A book talk by Dr. Ahmed Afzal
Hosted by Sari Miller-Antonio, anthropology, geography and ethnic studies
Just published by New York University Press, this fascinating research on Islam and transnational citizenship captures the unique story of Pakistani immigrants in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Bizzini Hall, Room 102
Blue Zones Project – Speaker Luann Alemao
Hosted by Janice Herring, kinesiology
A trained Blue Zones speaker and coach, Luann Alemao will present the groundwork for living better, longer.

Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center, Room 118
King Lear Alumni Panel featuring Dan Gately
Hosted by John Mayer, theatre
An open discussion with cast members of the Shakespeare Under the Stars production of King Lear, which is being performed in the University Amphitheater April 28 to May 3.

Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall
30th Annual Student Composition and Music Festival
Hosted by Deborah Kavasch, music
An evening of original music for bassoon composed by students in the Department of Music and performed by professional musicians.

Wednesday, May 6 at noon in the University Quad
2015-2016 Phi Kappa Phi Student Vice President Recruitment
Students are invited to learn about leadership in Phi Kappa Phi from current vice presidents Charlene Gallagher, Shanil Chandra and Stephanie Lopez.

For information, contact Janice Herring at or (209) 667-3855.