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See photographs from our trip to the Seattle Japanese Garden on May 28, 2022, and from our Indigenous Walking Tour on June 26, 2022.

If you have any questions about our events, please email Linda Willenberg at or call her at 425-641-1606. For any free events, please email to let us know you plan to come.

Fall Luncheon with Dr. Kathleen Woodward, October 26

When: Thursday, October 26, 11:45 a.m.
Where: Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 E. Hamlin St., Seattle

The Fall Luncheon is back after a three-year hiatus!


Fall is a wonderful time to gather with fellow Phi Betes, following the beautiful summer we’ve enjoyed this year, and to look forward to a strong finish as we enter the last quarter of the year.


This year, we are honored to have as our speaker Dr. Kathleen Woodward, director of the Simpson Center for Humanities at the University of Washington. The title of her talk is The Liberal Arts and the Future of Higher Education. During her talk, Dr. Woodward will share information about the future of higher education, particularly the humanities and liberal arts.


Dr. Woodward is a leader in higher education in the humanities. She has served on the executive committee of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society (2012–18) and on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (2018–22) and the National Humanities Alliance (2003–09). She is the author of books and essays on emotions and aging, including Statistical Panic: The Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions and Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions.


Higher education has come under severe criticism for many reasons, including its cost, non- alignment with the needs of the market, and inflexibility and slowness to change, with the humanities under attack. How can we balance today’s calls to teach students skills with the creation of course content and curricula that embody a global education, essential for the 21st century? What new courses in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences would you recommend for college students in the global liberal arts?

The luncheon will take place at the Seattle Yacht Club on Thursday, October 26. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m.; doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $50 per person and guests are welcome.


For your entrée you may select either lemon-herb chicken or vegetarian butternut squash ravioli. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requests.


Please make your reservation by Thursday, October 19, by mailing your check and menu choice to us at Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa, PO Box 84223, Seattle, WA 98124.

You may also make your reservation using PayPal. Please indicate your meal choice in the "What's this for?" field.


If you have any questions, please email Linda Willenberg at or call her at 425-641-1606.

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