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. 4, Winter

AWARD 'TREMENDOUSLY POSITIVE' AT TULANE: "It Has Been an Incredible Honor to Receive the Award, " Wrote Heather Marinaro, Department Administrator, and Julia Lang, Program Manager, Student Programming, "And the Staff at Phi Kappa Phi Have Been an Absolute Delight to Work With."
Change is at the heart of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University. And, thanks to The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, there's a lot of change afoot, indeed. "The short story is that the Phi Kappa...
Bearing a Hand
Coy Blair loves bears. As the curator at Appalachian Bear Rescue, a nonprofit that cares for orphaned and injured American black bears until they can be returned to the wild, Blair (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville) oversees direct bear care....
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,...
Boats against the Current: American Pursuit of Happiness
As a teacher-scholar of American literature, I teach works that students find depressing. Although Jefferson's Declaration of Independence ties our national project to pursuing happiness, achieving that goal eludes some Americans; thus, many of our...
Bookshelf
The Dual Executive: Unilateral Orders in a Separated and Shared Power System by Michelle Belco and Brandon Rottinghaus. $65. Stanford University Press. An interpretation of how and when presidents use unilateral power. Life A fter Guns: Reciprocity...
Budgeting Happiness
If you were asked to discuss money, what terms would you use? Security, status, hard to earn, important, controlling, limiting? Each of us holds a perspective on money that is often difficult to describe. Technically, money is a tool. It is part of...
Chapter Update
"Before coming to the Summit, I felt as though I was swept into a whirlwind. I was nominated by the previous SVP and a faculty member and had no idea what was to be expected, neither of me, or the situation I was put in. As of now, I have a newly gained...
Doodling for Academics: A Coloring and Activity Book
University of Chicago Press. 2017. 96pp. I remember spending many evenings and weekends as a child at my little desk at home with my coloring books and sixty-four-count box of crayons. With as much concentration as a six-year-old could muster,...
Happiness Is
ACROSS 1. Horizontal 5. Blues and folk singer Bonnie 10. Shoo 14. Musical selection by Ravi Shankar 15. Knight's garb 16. Mexican sauce 17. Happiness, according to Charles M. Schulz 19. Addresses on the web, for short 20....
Happy as You Work
Happiness and work performance are two heads of the same coin. Having a job can be critically important to happiness. At the same time, recent research on both sides of the Atlantic shows that happiness leads to significant improvements in workers'...
Happy Days.: Not So Much
The late comedian Dick Gregory is noted for saying, "One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people." Gregory admits to being a lifelong learner, a habit many Phi Kappa Phi members share. I struggled...
In Memoriam
JOHN W.WARREN (Tennessee Technological University), 90, a former executive director of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, died Sept. 17. Warren, a native of Arkansas, was a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, Abilene Christian University, the University...
Lol and the World Lols with You: Memes as Modern Folklore
Once upon a time, (1) when people needed to offer up some time-tested, widely accepted wisdom to their friends or family members, they would break out a proverb: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush--take that decent job offer, even if you...
Member News
TIMOTHY TRAINOR (United States Military Academy), after serving as interim president of Mount St. Mary's University, was recently named permanently to the post. Trainor retired from a thirty-three-year military career and is a graduate of Duke University...
The Way You Make Me Feel
My sister-in-law, Candace Pert, Ph.D, found the opiate receptor in the brain at age twenty-six while working on her dissertation at Johns Hopkins University. The opiate receptor is rhe sire where the brain's painkillers and happiness producers create...
To Your Happiness and Health
In todays hurried existence, we do not muse very often about our own happiness--that good feeling reflective of our own well-being. We certainly expect to ultimately obtain happiness as a well-deserved outcome of our hard work, recreational activities,...
What Does It Mean to Be Happy in Higher Ed?
In higher education circles, happiness doesn't get much play. While there's plenty of talk about student satisfaction, parental expectations, faculty morale, administrative attitudes, and legislative resolve, we don't ask basic questions about what...
What Is a Weekend? Happiness Defined
On this Friday, as in all others, millions of people will wish each other a good weekend, inviting the question of what a good weekend might be. The standard here, like the ideal of happiness, is deeply connected to the caprices of personal choice,...
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