Phi Beta Kappa Lectures

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America's most distinguished scholars. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholars and the resident faculty and students. History of the Visiting Scholar Program.

The Visiting Scholars travel to 100 colleges and universities each year, spending two days on each campus and taking full part in the academic life of the institution. They meet informally with students and faculty members, participate in classroom discussions and seminars, and give a public lecture open to the academic community and the general public.

Vincent Wimbush is one of the Visiting Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. 



Thur-Fri, September 17-18          Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Thur-Fri, October 15-16               Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

Thur-Fri, October 22-23               University of Georgia, Athens

Thur-Fri, November 12-13           Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Thur-Fri, January 28-29               Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Thur-Fri, February 11-12              University of Missouri, Columbia

Thur-Fri, March 3-4                       University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thur-Fri, March 24-25                   Rockford University, Rockford, Illinois

Thur-Fri, April 14-15                     Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota


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