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. 98, No. 4, Winter

Becket's Wounds and Canterbury: Echoes of Trauma in a Tale
"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?" These words, often attributed to Henry II, reverberated more than eight centuries after the murder of St. Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury and erstwhile fiend of Henry II, when James Comey, answering...
Before Journalism Schools: How Gilded Age Reporters Learned the Rules
Gilded Age reporters had a lot to deal with. Hailing from diverse backgrounds and experiences, they navigated a complex course of sources, stories, and forms of writing and storytelling that were evolving as rapidly as the American culture, economy,...
Beyond the Symptoms
Years ago, my primary care physician made what I thought was a profound statement: "If you really listen to a patient, 80 percent of the time they can tell you exactly what is wrong with them." That was in the day when patients worshipped the all-knowing...
Bookshelf
Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition by David J. Ulbrich and Matthew S. Muehlbauer. $140. Routledge. A revised and updated second edition. The Routledge History of Global War and Society...
Grants Pave the Way: For Lifelong Learning
Literacy usually triggers visions of book drives. But the Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grants focus on all kinds of literacy, including art and cultural literacy, financial literacy, and digital literacy. Tina Lynn Chaseley's project at Northern Arizona...
Growing Up Crusoe
Every summer since childhood, I try to revisit Robinson Crusoe, novelist Daniel Defoe's classic 1719 tale of the title character's adventures as an island castaway. Crusoe has been wrongly branded as a book just for boys, a discredit to a work that,...
In Memoriam
BENSON M. SRERE (University of Southern California), 89, died July 20. A journalist and retired vice president of Hearst Communications, he was also the former general manager of King Features. Srere was a graduate of USC and an Army veteran. CAROLYN...
Member News
BRIAN D. BEITZEL (Colorado State University-Pueblo), CAMERON JOHN MCCOY (The University of Oklahoma), and CLAUDIA PETRESCU (Eastern Michigan University) are among forty-five scholars chosen as 2018-19 ACE fellows of the American Council on Education....
Once upon a Time
"All human beings are practicing historians. As we go through life we present ourselves to others through our life story; as we grow and mature we change that story through different interpretations and different emphasis. We stress different events...
Proven Effectives
"I don't claim to know everything," a hermit crab in the center of the circle said, "but I do know many things. And I know there is but one way to ensure the survival of our hard-won hermit crab knowledge: in the minds," he said, "of the hermit crabs...
Storytelling Matters
A story. Everybody's got at least one, and some of those people share it brilliantly. Others? Not so much. When it comes to telling a story, academics have earned a mixed reputation. Rooted in a culture of exclusion and elitism, the Western academic...
Story Time
ACROSS: 1. ____ Story, 1970 film starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw 5. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and Alpert 10. ____ story, report about the one that got away? 14. ____ Throat-clearing sound 15. "Not ____ out of you!" 16. Nay voter...
Success Stories
In this column, I offer a story of success on a college campus regarding financial education. Given the chance to tell people I teach a money skills course at my university, students and parents alike unanimously respond with something like, "Everyone...
The Shakespeare Requirement
Economics Department to Celebrate Grand Reopening of Willard Hall --by Madelyn Rao The Campus Scribe (September 3, 2010): Payne University's economists will soon be toasting the completion of a yearlong renovation of Willard Hall, celebrating...
The Two Worlds of Willa Cather and Elinor Wylie
Willa Cather chose tradition. She also wrote that the world broke in two in 1922 "or thereabouts." (1) The rage for newness, she said in 1921, was one of the things she deplored. (2) Reaching into the time and place of her childhood, she retrieved...
Your Education, Your Story
My story very clearly revolves around education. Some of my first childhood memories include starting Kindergarten at Merry Hill Nursery School, outside of Hemel Hempstead, England. Since that time, I have been part of academia in one way or another...
Your Resume: Is Your Professional Story
When applying for a job, a potential employer will frequently ask for a copy of your resume (or curriculum vita). So, what is a resume? It is your sales pitch or your professional story formatted so that it can be efficiently read by a potential manager,...
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