Oct. 22, 2004
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SRU TO BE INSTALLED
NOV. 4 INTO NATION’S OLDEST,
MOST SELECTIVE ACADEMIC
HONOR SOCIETY, PHI KAPPA PHI
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. --
More than 100 exceptional Slippery Rock University students will
become members of Phi Kappa Phi when SRU is formally installed as a
member of the nation’s oldest and most selective honor
society Nov. 4.
Dedicated to the recognition and
promotion of academic excellence, Phi Kappa Phi extended membership
to SRU after a full year of evaluating its programs, facilities and
success of graduates. Foundedin 1897, the society has
chapters at 300 universities.
An installation ceremony is scheduled for 7
p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union. The
ceremony will include opening remarks by SRU President Robert Smith
and Interim Provost William Williams, followed by installation of
SRU’s chapter by Phi Kappa Phi Regional Vice President Ronald
Johnson of Old Dominion University.
Dr. Johnson and
humanities Dean Dr. William McKinney will initiate chapter members
and officers. “This is will be a wonderful day for the
university,” McKinney said, “because it
“demonstrates our commitment to educating students at the
very highest level. This will be a celebration of profound
Dr. David Scobey,
director of the Arts of Citizenship Program and an associate
professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
at the University of Michigan, will give the keynote
He is a historian with
special interests in the cultural history, urban culture, public
art, and urban planning of 19th and 20th century America. In
addition to his book “Empire City: The Making and Meaning of
the New York City Landscape,” he has published scholarly
articles andconsulted on several public television
Last-term juniors in the upper 7.5
percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent and
outstanding graduate students, faculty and staff are eligible for
Phi Kappa Phi membership. At initiation, members receive gold pins
and certificates of membership.
note:The following day, Nov. 5, Dr. Robert M.
Smith will be installed as Slippery Rock University’s
15th president. The inauguration will be held 1:30 p.m.
at the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union, followed by a 3
p.m. reception at Boozel Dinning Hall.