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. 92, No. 3, Fall

2012-14 Council of Students Selected
When you're part of something that embodies you, such as Phi Kappa Phi and its academic excellence, you want to give back, not just to your campus but to your larger community, too," said Ryan D. Wright, shortly after his peers on the 2012-14 Council...
2012 Phi Kappa Phi Convention Highlights
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi reached new heights at its 42nd Convention.Literally and figuratively, folks rose to the occasion. More chapter delegates - 177 - attended the extended weekend of service, learning, and socializing in St. Louis than...
Convention Reflections
I was a rookie in St. Louis - it was my first Phi Kappa Phi convention, so I had no direct point of comparison except the many conferences and national gatherings I have attended over my career. Unlike other rookies, however, I had the unique vantage...
Making the Grade - but My Way!
Granada Hills Charter High School in suburban Los Angeles won the national Academic Decathlon in April for the second year in a row. The nine-member team racked up the biggest score in the 30-year history of the competition, 54,081 points out of a possible...
Member News
Megan Bullick (Lycoming College), a double major in creative writing and French at Lycoming College, gave the senior greeting at the school's spring commencement. She was editor in chief of the student literary magazine and involved in numerous campus...
Member Spotlight
Arthur H. Hertz has spent most of his career at Wometco Enterprises, Inc., a multimillion-dollar entertainment enterprise based in Coral Gables, Fla. He started in 1956 as an accountant; rose through the ranks; became a vice president in 1 964, a director...
Phi Kappa Phi Forum and Its Relationship with the Society
Phi Kappa Phi Forum is the multidisciplinary quarterly magazine of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Each edition of the award-winning journal reaches more than 100,000 active members. Other subscribers include government officials, corporate executives,...
Riding High on Words
For our final column, we offer some observations about making the grade as a writer, something we hope to have accomplished the past three years in this very space. We base these opinions on our own experience as practitioners of the craft, and our other...
Robert B. Rogow Thanked by Society for His Long Service
Robert B. Rogow's leadership roles with Phi Kappa Phi span three decades. Talk about food for thought! That's one reason why he was presented with a pewter serving platter in a crab motif and an autographed copy of Louisiana chef John Folse's Encyclopedia...
Special Cases and Chief Executives
Making the grade can be challenging for twice-exceptional students: those gifted in some ways and learning-disabled in others. The giftedness may mask the learning disability and the learning disability may obscure the giftedness."Children who are both...
The Strength of Character
For this edition's theme of "Making the Grade," most entries addressed formal education, its achievements and its failures. Ranging in tone from inspirational to anxiety-ridden, poets meditated on societal concerns, such as equal access to educational...
The U.S. No Longer Makes the Grade
Economic Inequality Put an End to the "American Century"In his State of the Union address last January, U.S. President Barack Obama said that "anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn't know what they're...