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Dr. Gina Sobrero Evans, assistant professor and Exercise Physiology Lab Director in WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS), represented the university’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — at the 43rd Biennial Convention Aug. 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Evans serves as president of the WKU chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate.
The convention brought together more than 300 attendees including 175 chapter delegates. The two-day event featured a keynote address from West Virginia University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee and a plenary address from generations expert and XYZ University founder Sarah Sladek.
Other highlights included a panel of three provosts discussing issues impacting higher education, presentations by Phi Kappa Phi award winners, regional meetings, chapter development trainings, and elections for the 2014-2016 board of directors and regional vice presidents.
About Phi Kappa Phi: Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. The Society inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.
Contact: Gina Sobrero Evans, (270) 745-4238.
Dr. Gina Sobrero Evans
May 22nd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 22, 2018.
May 22nd, 2018
Here's a listing of WKU events for Tuesday, May 22, through Saturday, June 9.
May 21st, 2018
Dr. Brian Weiler, Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been awarded a College of Health and Human Services Summer Research Fellowship.
May 18th, 2018
A new Molecular Biotechnology major is the next step in the evolution of the genetics program in WKU’s Department of Biology. The new major will begin in the Fall 2018 semester.
May 16th, 2018
University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves has returned from Paris, France, where he reported on activities of the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve at the headquarters of UNESCO.
May 16th, 2018
WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition for the seventh consecutive year.