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Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 290 at Ball State University

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines with more than 1 million members into its ranks.  Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Phi Kappa Phi is one of the oldest and most respected academic honor societies.  The first members of Ball State's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi were inducted in October, 2003.  You may find additional information about the Society at its national website at http://www.phikappaphi.org/.

Membership

Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.  You do not need to be a Ball State University Honors College student to receive an invitation or be a member of Phi Kappa Phi.  Membership is open to ALL Ball State University students and graduate students meeting Phi Kappa Phi membership requirements as listed.  Because Phi Kappa Phi is highly selective, membership is a stamp of excellence that is recognized by graduate and professional school admissions committees and employers alike.

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 290 at Ball State University Officers for 2012-2013

  • President --- Dr. John Emert
  • Past President --- Dr. Melinda Kay Schoenfeldt
  • Vice-President/President Elect ---
  • Secretary ---Dr. Susan Wilczynski 
  • Treasurer --- Ms. E. Yasemin Tunc
  • Continuity Officer --- Mrs. Kristy Dishman
  • Membership Officer --- Dr. James S. Ruebel
  • Public Relations Officer --- Dr. Lori Byers
  • Members At Large --- Dr. James Ruebel, Dr. Laura O'Hara, Dr. John Dailey, Dr. Jackie Buckrop

News and Events

Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 4 p.m., in AJ 175
Phi Kappa Phi Spring Lecture featuring Jennifer Blackmer; SPACE, TIME AND THE SCIENCE OF STARING AT THE WALL, Adventures in Creativity between Diciplines
reception will follow

Emerging Scholar Award
Phi Kappa Phi Local Chapter 290 Emerging Scholar Award in the amount of $500.  Deadline is April 15, 2014.  Please contact Kristy Dishman, Honors College, @ 765-285-1024. 

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship & Award Opportunities

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. $1 million is awarded each biennium to outstanding students.  Phi Kappa Phi members and chapters through the Society's various awards competitions: the FellowshipPhi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist, Study Abroad Grants , and Love of Learning.  To read a summary of all the programs, Scholarship Summary.  Remember that you submit your proposal to the local Ball State Chapter first before it can be forwarded to PKP National.  Local deadlines vary so please contact Kristy Dishman, Honors College, 765-285-1024 for those dates.  Applications are evaluated based on numerous factors.    Please contact any Phi Kappa Phi local officer or visit the Phi Kappa Phi website if you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities.  Deadlines are approaching so please check each one individually.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.  Applications must be submitted to the BSU Chapter (c/o Kristy Dishman, the Honors House) by 5pm April 3.  Details and application forms are available at PKP Fellowship Award.

 

 

 

Honors College
Ball Honors House (BA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
(summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-1024
Fax: 765-285-2072
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