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. 97, No. 3, Fall

A Feast for the Dying
As he was dying of cancer in 1996, former French President Francois Mitterand arranged to have a final meal--a repast worthy of a man who counted food as a spiritual experience. The menu included oysters, foie gras, capon, and, finally, ortolan--a...
A la Carte
ACROSS 1. Native of Des Moines 6. Youngster 9. Capt.'s superior 12. Claim 13. Actress Ward of TV's CSI: NY and House 14. Here, in Paris 15. First course a la carte 17. Cash machine, briefly 18. Tennis legend Arthur 19....
All in Good Taste: The Victorian Wedding Breakfast
Contemporary weddings are often defined by money. According to one source, average American couples in 2016 spent more than $35,000 on their nuptials, much of that on food. (1) Cuisine as a marker of social standing is not new, nor is the concept of...
Benefits and Awards
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers benefits to help members throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives, including generous grants and awards, training and networking opportunities, mentor match services, verification letters,...
Bookshelf
Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health by Linda C. Fentiman. $55. NYU Press. Examines biases that lead to the blame laid on pregnant women and mothers. Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript...
Chapter Update
The University of Maine, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's founding chapter, held its spring 2017 initiation on April 4. The initiation speaker was Brianna Hughes, a member of Chapter 001 who served as a student vice president. She completed her...
Commissioner Rallo: Higher Education Lags in Louisiana
For Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph C. Rallo (Western Illinois University), actions speak louder than words. Louisiana is fiftieth in the nation when it comes to funding higher education. "I'm always told higher ed is a priority,"...
Et Al
1. and others. 2. and elsewhere. [< Latin et alibi] SPORTS PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME ESPN, March 21 The NBA's superheroes have a secret weapon--the lowly PB&J. It started with a championship Celtics run, ESPN reports, and has now...
Feeding a New Network
Celebrations and food just go together. What Phi Kappa Phi chapter marks initiation without at least some finger food, cookies, or cake, if not a dinner or banquet? So when the United States Presidential Scholars Foundation planned its first honors...
Growing Pains: Small Farms, Big Problems Amidst Commercial Acreage in Iowa
Local food is the fastest-growing segment of the natural food industry and the darling of the sustainable agriculture movement. It knits together the desires of environmentalists and family farm advocates by reducing food miles (1) and providing new...
In Memoriam
RONALD JOHNSON (Old Dominion University) was a northeast region vice president for Phi Kappa Phi and a member of the Old Dominion faculty since 1968. One of the original professors of the Institute of Oceanography, Johnson was a graduate of Oregon...
Kicking Your Career Up a Notch
Every day provides opportunities for career growth. Here's some food for thought for firing up your career: Ask. Interact with a host of professionals doing something different than what you do. You might do this at school career nights, at business...
Letter to the Editor
Referencing Ron Shaklee's article, "Route Recalculation... " in the Spring 2017 Forum--"Are our intellectual skills diminished by technology? I suspect not. Hopefully, it allows our intellects to be redirected toward the enhancements of other skill...
Member News
CHRISTOPHER AMES (Shepherd University) became president of The Sage Colleges in New York on July 1. Previously provost of Shepherd University, Ames also served as president of Oglethorpe University and as provost and dean at Washington College. He...
Oink: A Food for Thought Mystery
BY J.L. NEWTON She Writes Press, 2017. $16. 256pp. Oink, J.L. Newton's first mystery novel and now out in paperback, follows her memoir Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen, three single-authored scholarly monographs, and two edited collections...
SIFTING OUT THE PAST: De la Tria Genovese per Li 'Nfermi. Metti la Tria Nel Latte D'amandole Bullito, E Un Poco Di Sale, E Da' a mangiare/On Genoese Noodles for the Sick. Place the Noodles in Boiling Almond Milk, Add a Little Salt, and Give to Eat
If the past is like a foreign country, just imagine the possibilities for exploring it, tasting exotic new cuisines. You can do just that with old cookbooks. Although historic recipes can be terse, without cooking times, temperatures, or precise instructions,...
Students Aren't Bulletproof
It was the headline no college official wanted to read: "77 Humber College Students Experience Symptoms of Possible Food Poisoning." The headline, appearing on the CTV News website on Jan. 20, detailed how officials at the Canadian college tried to...
'Supersize Me': And the Rest of This Fast-Food Nation
Many thought Supersize Me was a funny rendition of what eating at McDonald's three times a day could do to a relatively normal body. Director Morgan Spurlock made the movie after hearing two young women who claimed eating at McDonald's made them obese....
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: How Much Food Do You Throw Away on a Weekly Basis? A Daily Basis? Do You Buy on Sale or Buy in Bulk to Save Money, but Then Have an Overabundance? Let's Consider the Ramifications. Food Waste Not Only Costs Us Money but Costs the Environment
According to a United States Department of Agriculture report, 133 billion pounds of food, representing 141 trillion calories, went uneaten in the United States in 2010. Meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products topped the list, accounting for about...
When a Budget Is on the Menu
A favorite course of mine is personal finance for college seniors. As they enter the world after college, many have not lived on their own or set up a budget. The process can sound daunting, but is actually very simple and straightforward. One of the...
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