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Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 Writing Internships with The Key Reporter. Deadlines: Friday, November 9, 2018, or Friday, June 7, 2019. Undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa members do not need to leave Iowa City for this paid internship! Please send a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the internship, resume with list of references, and three writing samples (500-700 words each) to, see for more information.

Love of Learning Poetry Prize. Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019. Embrace your inner geek and write about why you love college and the world of ideas. You have complete creative freedom to craft a poem that speaks to your love of learning. If you are an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, submit your poem via email to Phi Beta Kappa Officers will read the poems and select one to receive the $100 prize.

Stevens Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship. Deadline Friday, February 8, 2019. The Stevens Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship is awarded each year to a junior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in natural science with at least two semesters of work remaining (minimum 75 semester hours earned by the close of the spring 2019 semester). More information may be found at

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Sunday April 14, 2019, at 1:30 pm., Second Floor Ballroom, 243 IMU. Family, friends, and mentors are invited to help celebrate the induction of new members into our distinguished society. Our guest speaker will be Professor Downing Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs. A reception will immediately follow.

Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:30 pm, Concert Hall, Voxman Music Building

Alpha of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 135 students who accepted membership fall 2017 and spring 2018. Professor Roland Racevskis, Department of French and Italian, gave the keynote address:  "Getting it Right."

A reception followed the ceremony in the Pearl West Lobby

Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2018 Inductees

2018 Love of Learning Poetry Prize

Alpha of Iowa chapter awards its Love of Learning Poetry Prize to the poem that best reflects upon Phi Beta Kappa's motto, "The Love of Learning is the Guide of Life."  We are pleased to award this year's prize to Mason LaMarche, reproduced below. The Alpha of Iowa chapter thanks past president Julie Claus for donation of the $100 prize.

Mason LaMarche Love of Learning Poem


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