The PSAPBK Newsletter comes out twice a year, in the Spring and in the
FROM YOUR PRESIDENT
On behalf of the Board of the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta
I became President a few months ago and want to express how very
dedicated your board is towards carrying out the organization's
mission to encourage excellence in education. Some examples. Scholarships
in the amount of $1500 each given to six high achieving and deserving
university students help reduce the pressure of higher education's
financial obligations. Presentations to high school students reinforce
continuing to higher education accomplishments. Awards to individuals
and groups who inspire and encourage education give them praiseworthy
At this time, we are looking for members willing to do some small
tasks for the Association. Can you give a little of your time for
PBK? Please email or call me or write on the attached newsletter
flap and mail it to our P.O. box.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Nancy G. Blase
Fax (206) 685-1665
Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Officers: President Nancy Blase, Seattle; Vice President Gerald
Oppenheimer, Seattle; Secretary Myra Lupton, Mercer Island; Treasurer
Nanci Richards, Bellevue; Assistant Treasurer Ernest Stiefel, Seattle.
Other members: Redmond Barnett, Tacoma; Greg Bianchi, Seattle; Bobbe
Bridge, Olympia; Rita Brogan, Seattle; Barbara Clinton, Seattle; Vivian
Chun, Seattle; Bett Houston, Bremerton; Karrin Klotz, Kirkland; William
Ludwig, Bremerton; Kate Ostrom, Seattle; Johanna Quam, Seattle; Jan
Shapiro, Seattle. Representing the University of Puget Sound, David
Tinsley; representing the University of Washington, Louise Richards.
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PATHFINDER AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
The spirit of Phi Beta Kappa will come alive to a person or institution
due to your nominations for our prestigious Pathfinder Award. Awardees
will be honored at PSA PBKs Spring 2002 luncheon.
The award, given for accomplishments associated with education,
reflects the imagery on the distinguished Phi Beta Kappa key, a
hand pointing to the stars.
We honor INDIVIDUALS who:
Mentor, inspire, and enable the scholarly quest
of previously unthinkable ideas
We honor CORPORATE and COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS that
Reach beyond their ordinary requirement of their lives and
Do something to broaden peoples interest in
active intellectual accomplishment
Take an uncommon interest in introducing extraordinary thinking
Know someone or an institution deserving Pathfinder recognition?
Please mark that on the return flap of this newsletter and mail
it in or email [email protected]
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PSA PBK FALL LUNCHEON
About the food choices:
Who: Members of PSA PBK invited; student scholarship awardees
to be recognized
What: Fall Luncheon
Where: University of Puget Sound, in the Murray Board Room, Wheelock
When: Friday, October 19, 2001, at 12:00 noon
Why: Excellent speech by U.P.S. faculty member, good food, and good
Breast of Chicken, served with a sweet & tangy mandarin
sauce, garnished with orange slices & almondsSalmon filet baked
with white wine seasoning, and served with hollandaise sauceVegetarian
entrée: Mushroom strudel
Speaker: Christoph Harner, Financial Analyst, The Frank
Russell Company, will speak on, "The New Russia." Mr.
Harner, a 1995 honors graduate of the University of Puget Sound,
completed the All-round Banking Diploma at the Union Bank of Switzerland
in Zurich. This rigorous two-year program attracts applicants from
some of the most prodigious universities in the world. Mr. Harners
achievements as a credit analyst at the UBS led to his taking a
position with Renaissance Capital in Moscow, where he worked for
a year before coming to Frank Russell. Fluent in German and Russian,
and a passionate advocate of the liberal arts, Mr. Harner will reflect
upon his experiences in international business in light of recentevents.
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How to get to this location: (taken from U.P.S. web site
http://www.ups.edu which also
has maps and directions other than from the North.)
Driving on I-5 from the north:
Take exit 133 "Interstate 705 north, City Center Exit.
Exit at Schuster Parkway.
Continue for approximately one mile, and stay to the left.
Exit to the left (Schuster Parkway), and follow Schuster down
along the water.
Stay to the right and proceed approximately 1.5 miles.
Exit right into North 30th.
Continue through the traffic signal in Old Town and up the hill.
At the top of the hill, turn left at North Alder.
Continue approximately one mile to North 15th.
Turn right and proceed into campus.
Go beyond the first stop sign and enter the parking circle reserved
You may park in the lot just south of Wheelock Student Center
(off N.14th) or in the parking circle in front of Jones
NEWS FROM ALPHA CHAPTER
Message From President, Louise Richards
Alpha Chapter at the University of Washington, welcomes new
Board members: Norm Arkans (University Relations), Laura Little
(Psychology) and Dan Streissguth (Architecture, retired). They join
eight continuing members from a variety of departments: Asian Languages,
Botany, Computing & Communications, Libraries, and Psychiatry.
The Board has been developing a Strategic Plan for the next two
to three years. The plan states the chapter's mission, vision and
core values, plus lists actions to support several strategic goals.
The entire Board contributed to the substance, and a small work
group is composing and revising the text. It should be formally
approved in early fall.
New Members Elected, Initiated
Colloquium November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Gerry Oppenheimer reports that about 70 newly elected members,
their families, and friends, attended the Chapter's initiation ceremony
on Friday, June 8. Professor David Hodge, Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences, delivered a well-received address entitled "Layers".
For academic year 2000/2001, a total of 251 students have joined;
this is an acceptance rate of 64%.
The next colloquium is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th,
from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Simpson Center for the Humanities in
the Communications Building. It is titled "A Case of Premature Burial:
Dead Languages, Ancient Cultures and the New Millennium." Speakers
will be Michael Halleran (Professor of Classics and Divisional Dean
for the Humanities), Richard Salomon (Professor of Sanskrit and Director
of the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project), and Anne Curzan (Assistant
Professor of English). Michael C. Shapiro (Professor of Asian Languages
and Literature) will be the moderator. This colloquium, also be sponsored
by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the UW Honors Program.
An informal reception will follow the colloquium. PSA PBK members
are invited and encouraged to attend.
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NEWS FROM DELTA CHAPTER U.P.S.
The University of Puget Sound Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
has selected David Tinsley, Professor of Foreign Languages & Literature,
as its new president.
Students Elected and Initiated
Delta Chapter elected and initiated students in the Spring.
Profile: Helen Radke, Extraordinary Member
Helen Radke, a member of PBK since 1933, earned a BA and MA
from the UW. This nonagenarian has devoted nearly 70 years to advance
local, state and national education. Her main reasons for getting
involved initially were the realization that there was no college
on the Olympic Peninsula and vocational education, as we know it,
was not available.
During this long span of years she was appointed a member of President
Kennedys panel of consultants on vocational education, which
was instrumental in the passage of the Vocational Education Act
of 1963. She held office on the National School Board Association,
the Washington State School Directors Association, and the Washington
State Board for Vocational Association. What she regards as the
pinnacle of her achievements is her unprecedented sixteen-year membership
on the State Board for Community College Education, an appointment
concurred in by four Washington State governors Dan Evans,
Dixie Lee Ray, John Spellman and Booth Gardner. She has received
many honors; one, from the Soroptimists named her, most appropriately,
a woman "Making a Difference".
Not content to just enjoy the company of her husband of sixty two
years and that of her sons and daughter, Helen is engaged in a project
a book she hopes will be completed soon about the Webster
Legacy, honoring her good friends, Charles and Esther Webster, for
fifty years the owners and publishers of the Port Angeles Evening
News from which the Peninsula Daily News descended.
She would advise todays young people that their best and
most important involvement is in community life "It doesnt
matter what," she says, "as long as youre doing
something that benefits people and the community." (Interview
and article by Kate Ostrom.)
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MEMBER ACTIVITIES SELECTIONS
In addition to supporting educational excellence for others, what
would nourish your intellectual thirst? Participation with
other Phi Betes assures scintillating dialogue and camaraderie. Please
indicate interest in one or more of the following, by marking the
newsletter flap choices and mailing it to us. You will be contacted
about a date and time optimal for those who want to participate.
- Discussion on one or more topics with Phi Betes who live or
work in your area (e.g., meet at a nearby coffee house)
- Tour at the University of Washington (UW)
- Tour at the University of Puget Sound (UPS)
- Lecture by a faculty member at either campus
- Mentoring at a new school
- Tour of a botanic garden, e.g., Weyerhaeuser Bonsai
- Tour of Underground Seattle; optional lunch & talk on history
- Other ideas?
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MEMBERSHIP DATABASE UPDATES
Is your address different from the address label on this newsletter?
Have you changed phone number or email address? If so, please call,
write or email us in order to keep the membership data accurate and
up to date. Thanks.