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. 1, Spring

A Culture of Interruption
It is early November as the scene below unfolds. Midterms are over. For the first-year students whom I teach, the demands of their college classes have now become real. They arrive in my 9:45 class chattering about other classes that they have in common....
Agriculture and Climate Change: Effects and Responses
The prospect of climate change has heightened concerns about agricultural production worldwide. At the global and regional scales, food security is prominent among the human activities and ecosystem services under threat from anthropogenic (that is,...
Business Ethics: Scandals and Standards
Corporate scandals! Most everyone has heard of Enron, the now defunct Houston-based energy-trading company. Many will have heard of WorldCom, Tyco International, Adelphia Communications, HealthSouth, and others, and of the associated shortcomings of...
Change: Friend or Foe?
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. --Charles Darwin If you do not remember hearing the word "change" recently, a careful reading of any magazine or newspaper should...
East Carolina University Chapter Sponsors Leadership Forum
On October 23, 2006, the East Carolina University (ECU) chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi presented more than two hundred attendees with a leadership forum titled "Connecting Community Colleges and the Four-Year Institutions of North Carolina."...
Ethical or Unethical? Your Final Exam (in Six Easy Questions)
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." I dare you. In fact, I double-dare you to start talking about professional ethics in a crowd of higher education types and watch how quickly...
Exclusive Phi Kappa Phi Active-Members-Only Benefits
Career Connection With Career Connection, you can post an anonymous resume, view job openings in your area, and create a personal job alert, all through a personal job-seeker account. Dell Phi Kappa Phi and Dell have teamed up to offer you...
From Page to Stage: Notes on the Partnership of Dance and Literature
Since the inception of western theatrical dance, the literary arts have been used as starting points for dance creation. In the hands of master choreographers, classic modern dance and ballet works have evolved from fairy tales, legends, parables,...
Journalistic Objectivity: Time to Abandon It?
When historians look back on the Bush years, they will likely note that it marked the rebirth of a partisan press in the United States. The phrase "partisan press" calls forth images of nineteenth-century printers settling differences by beating each...
My Year as a Freshman: Connections to the Path Ahead
Sometime around my fifteenth year of university teaching, I realized that I was beginning to lose it. My examples did not seem to hit home anymore, and I had lost patience with the rerun stories about why assignments were not in on time. Why didn't...
Phi Kappa Phi Expands Awards Programs
Phi Kappa Phi's board of directors recently approved the creation of two new awards programs launching this year. Emerging Scholar Awards will recognize outstanding rising sophomores studying at Phi Kappa Phi member institutions. Each year, Phi Kappa...
President's Page
I am happy to report that the staff of Phi Kappa Phi has moved into the Society's new headquarters at 7576 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70806. After being the guests of Louisiana State University (LSU) and having the privilege of occupying...
The Pursuit of Science in a Christian Context
The prevailing American public perception appears to be that both science and religion, particularly Christian faith, are important to daily life but should be kept in their respective corners. Most Americans profess to believe in some type of a deity...
What If? A New Year's Resolution to Promote Educational Outreach by Scientists
Ever spend twenty minutes with a two-year-old? A toddler will ask you "Why?" more times than you can count. Common experiences to an adult are wondrous new explorations to the small child. Preschoolers beg to know "How?" as they attempt to make sense...