Phi Kappa Phi Forum

The quarterly journal of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Each issue treats a single theme and field, providing a forum for discussion of social and scientific issues in a variety of fields of interest. Authors include scholars, experts from the privat

Articles from Vol. 87, No. 2, Summer

Book Reviews
BOOK EDITOR'S NOTE. The top political issue in the country currently is the Iraq War, which has been compared--and contrasted--with the Vietnam War. In this issue we present reviews of two books by Phi Kappa Phi members who write from personal experience...
Designhabitat 2: Affordable Housing for Disaster Victims
Since 2001, the School of Architecture at Auburn University has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) affiliates across Alabama to improve the energy performance and design quality of Habitat homes. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Building on the...
Emerging from the Chaos: The LSU Health Sciences Center
As the eye of Hurricane Katrina came ashore thirty-five miles east-northeast of New Orleans, poorly designed flood walls failed, allowing water to pour through the breaches and flood 80 percent of the city. Our campuses, our homes, and our city were...
Forum on Business and Economics; No Fault ... or Your Fault?
When I relocated from Missouri to Michigan as an undergraduate, the enigma of auto insurance had me scratching my head; indeed, the two states differed almost as much as night and day. But surprisingly many residents of Michigan do not even know about...
Forum on Education and Academics; the Role of Out-of-School Time under No Child Left Behind
Media coverage on education in recent years has primarily focused on the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. However, as schools refocus their energies on basic reading, writing, and math, creativity and critical thinking are being squeezed...
Forum on Ethics; Teaching as an Ethical Profession
Teachers are entrusted with educating and in significant ways with shaping the lives of leaders and citizens of the future. As caretakers of this awesome public trust, teachers are expected to live according to principles, which are universal rules...
Forum on Science and Technology; Cures or Oils of Snake?
Few doubt that we are experiencing a renaissance in science, technology, and medicine. From space exploration to gene therapy, the basic postulates of the modern scientific method have been validated time and time again. Modern scientists demand that...
Forum on the Arts; Fractured Narrative: Aronofsky's the Fountain
The impact thus far of the Digital Age on the arts has been so wide-ranging and rapid that developments transpire with a speed and complexity driven by a practically limitless recombination of information. Take a trip to any museum--from large urban...
Forum on the Workplace; Seniority Rules! Not Necessarily
SENIORITY SYSTEM Since I was a little kid, all I ever wanted to do was fly airplanes. Seeing as my primary goal in life was to be a military pilot, after college I immediately went into the Air Force and received my pilot's wings the following year....
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal by Capt. Jason Conroy tells the story of Charlie Company, Task Force 1-64 Armor, 3rd Infantry Division's fight to Baghdad during the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Co-written with embedded combat reporter Ron Martz, the book provides...
Journalistic Objectivity: Time to Abandon It?
I am writing about James Mueller's article on the norm of objectivity in journalism ["Journalistic Objectivity: Time to Abandon It?" Winter/Spring 2007]. I agree that objectivity, in the end, has hurt political journalism more than it has helped, but...
Phi Kappa Phi & Distance Education
It is hard to ignore the emergence of distance education in higher education. Even so, no honor society to my knowledge has systematically addressed pertinent issues related to quality, effectiveness, recognition of excellence, and other facets of...
President's Page
An important characteristic of Phi Kappa Phi has been the desire to remain relevant and useful not only to our members, but also to the colleges and universities that support our campus chapters. To this end, we recently sponsored a working retreat...
Renaissance: Medical Education at Tulane in the Wake of Katrina
In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused profound devastation to New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast region. The disruption and financial losses at Tulane University were staggering, and challenges continue. Yet, the tragedy has been accompanied...
Show Your Pride of Affiliation With: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
A. GOLF SHIRT Offered in navy and white, the Phi Kappa Phi golf shirt is perfect for casual days at work. Available in men's and women's sizes S-XL. (1 lb.) ... $24 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] (M Navy) Item #APP20 (M White) Item #APP21 (W...
Water for Everyone-The Time Has Come
A WORLD OF INEQUITY The average American uses 160 gallons of water [Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb/PBS] and discharges an average of two-tenths of a pound of pollution back to the environment every day. In that same twenty-four-hour period,...