Hit or Miss

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa. Truman was recently granted the privilege of starting a PBK chapter, the first in Missouri in over 30 years.

I was elected as a member in course of the DePauw chapter in 1997, and thus as a current staff member I am eligible to become a charter member of the Truman chapter (cool). I’ve attended two organizational meetings so far, during which we’ve reviewed and tweaked the model constitution and bylaws provided to us by the national society.

Part of me is bored by our stuffy, line by line analysis and discussion of every single word and phrase of the documents. But then, the old student-government part of me is excited to be exercising my brain and discussing the implications of different ways of wording chapter policies.

Either way, I’m glad to be making some contacts with faculty across campus. Besides… I’ve got my eye on one of the new professors…