UH Manoa Phi Beta Kappa Society accepts 78 new members

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Stephen Canham, (808) 956-3072
Department of English
Posted: May 21, 2007

HONOLULU — The Alpha of Hawaiʻi Chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK), the national honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, initiated 78 new University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate members at its annual initiation and banquet on May 2, 2007 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Robert Littman, professor of classics, delivered the banquet address, "Mummies and Manuscripts," to an audience of 160 PBK members and their guests.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honorary society in the nation. Chartered in 1952, UH Mānoa hosts the only chapter in the state, which is one of only 276 chapters in the country. Since its chartering, more than 2,400 UH Mānoa students have become members, in majors ranging from anthropology to zoology.

To be invited to membership, students must achieve a very high cumulative grade point average, demonstrate intellectual breadth in their upper-division work, and complete at least 60 credits in residence at the Mānoa campus. For further information on the UH Mānoa Chapter and PBK, visit http://www.english.hawaii.edu/pbk.

For more information, visit: http://www.english.hawaii.edu/pbk