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Jacksonville, Alabama

Phi Beta Kappa Presents
Public Lecture on April 8

April 2, 2003 -- On Tuesday, April 8th, at 6:00 p.m. on the 11th Floor of Houston Cole Library, the Gamma of Alabama Graduate Association of Phi Beta Kappa will hold its annual banquet and business meeting.

As in previous years the banquet will be preceded by a reception for our Phi Beta Kappa sponsored speaker (5:00-6:00 p.m.) at the JSU Alumni House.

The Association's guest of honor this year will be Dr. Larzer Ziff, a noted author and scholar of English literature, recipient of honorary degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Pennsylvania, who will speak at 7:30 p.m. on the topic: "Wild Paradise." His informative and wide-ranging talk will deal with American nature from colonial times to Emerson. Along with numerous articles his publications include editions of The Literature of America: Colonial Period and Selected Essays of Emerson as well as Puritanism in America and Writing in the New Nation: Prose, Print & Politics in the Early United States. Some of the titles and positions held by Dr. Ziff include: Chair, Department of English and Caroline Donovan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, Chairman of Graduate Studies and Vice Chairman of the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He had also been University Lecturer, Oxford University, and is a Fellow of Exeter College.

The banquet will include the awarding of Gamma Chapter's Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship which will be given to an outstanding junior at JSU. Our group has also been given the honor to designate a student to receive the Theron E. Montgomery Scholarship.


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