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2022 - 2023 Events


Annual PBK Birthday Party hosted by President Seidel and Dr Gabrielle Allen:
Details to be announced

Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded December 5th, 1776, in the Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia.  We celebrate its anniversary in a festive spirit with members and friends through the courtesy of our University President.  Details to be announced. All members will receive an invitation by e-mail. Contact the Secretary, Mollie Hand, to ensure you are on the roster of Resident Members.



Visiting Scholar:
April 13-14, 2023

Kay E. Holekamp is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University.

Professor Holekamp grew up in St Louis, Missouri, then earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She spent a year working in the Amazonian jungle, then earned her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, studying dispersal behavior in mammals. After spending three years as a post-doctoral fellow in behavioral endocrinology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she joined the research staff at the California Academy of Sciences, and began her on-going study of the behavioral ecology of free-living spotted hyenas in Kenya in 1988. In 1992 she joined the faculty at Michigan State University. Her research interests focus on the ontogenetic development, physiological mediation, and evolution of mammalian behavior. Much of her recent work focuses on the selection pressures favoring the evolution of intelligence. She enjoys travel, puzzles, and sailing.  


Public Lecture:
tba, April, 4:10 PM



Annual General Meeting & Election of PBK Students: tba, March , 2023, 4 pm

March ?, 2023, at 4 pm.  A Zoom link will be sent to all Resident Members prior to the meeting.  The Order of Business is contained in the Bylaws, Article Two, I.F..

PBK Induction ceremony


Undergraduate Research Day Awards:
April ?, 2023

The Phi Beta Kappa Awards for Excellence in the Liberal Arts are made possible by an endowment presented to the University of Wyoming Phi Beta Kappa chapter by Harald V. Johnson of Bensenville, Illinois. Award winners are selected in two categories. The first category honors a project that demonstrates excellence in the liberal arts. The second award is given to projects that integrate an understanding of science and the human condition.

logo of undergraduate research day


Annual Induction Ceremony for students elected to Phi Beta Kappa: Friday, April 28, 2023, location tba, 4 pm

Invitations will be sent by mid-March to students elected Members-in-Course.  They, their friends, families, and faculty are welcome to attend.  The Guest Address will be delivered, and refreshments follow.



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Phi Beta Kappa Society, UW Chapter

1000 E University Ave, Dept 3413

Merica Hall room 10

Laramie, WY 82071


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