Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri

  NEMO-PBK Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri
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Welcome to the home page of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri (NEMO-PBK). We are a regional association chartered by the National Phi Beta Kappa Society in Washington D.C. In keeping with the mission of the society, our association seeks to promote scholarship, friendship and cultural interests in Northeast Missouri. The most notable achievement of the Association since being founded in 1991 has been the successful installation of a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter on the Truman State University campus. In addition, each year we award medals to Truman graduates receiving general honors and sponsor lectures and social events. Our newsletter covers all of the activities promoted by the Association.

If you are a member of Phi Beta Kappa and residing in Northeast Missouri, we welcome you to join our association . Interested Phi Beta Kappans should contact any of our Association Officers .

All locations on the Truman State University campus unless otherwise noted.  Please send information about area cultural, intellectual, and artistic events to

The Kirksville Arts Association features a continuous program of events.  Be sure to check out their schedule. 

The Truman State University Master Calendar of Cultural Events can be found here, and it’s Lyceum Series schedule can be found here.



March 8, 2006


Henry Smits Lecture

“Illness and Identity: The Leper That Lurks in Us All”
Gerald G. Osborn, lecturer in philosophy at Truman State University.
7:00 pm, SUB Alumni Room
Philosophically, identity implies sameness, but paradoxically people maintain a sense of personal identity in the midst of lives changing constantly. Illness and injury can alter this abiding sense of sameness and can become an affront to people’s personal identity. In its most malignant form, the process becomes all-consuming and the person becomes their disease.

A psychiatrist, teacher and consultant, Dr. Osborn’s areas of research center on the interfaces between psychiatry and primary-care medicine and in medical ethics and history.


Rescheduled – TBA

Annual Spring Lecture

Dr. Mark Perry, Visiting Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies



November 13,2005

NEMO-PBK Annual Meeting

4:00 pm, University Club

14th Annual NEMO-PBK Spring Lecture
Liberal Arts Education and Religious Vocation
Featuring our distinguished panel:
¨ Rev. Wallace Caldwell, Phi Beta Kappa at Cornell University
¨ Rev. John Dungan, Phi Beta Kappa at Texas Christian University
¨ Rev. Leslie Traylor, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Cincinnati

First Christian Church
100 High St.
Sunday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m.



March 7, 2005, 8:00 pm

2nd Annual “Il Salone dello Spazio”

Il Spazio Restaurant, Kirksville

Dr. Bob Mielke discussed his article in Film Quarterly (UC-Berkeley), “Rhetoric and Ideology in the Nuclear Test Documentary.”


§Panel: Teaching the Liberal Arts after 9/11

September 9,2004


§Dr. Robert Richards, May 2, 2004:   “Darwin’s Romantic Biology.”

§ Il Salone dello Spazio!
Sunday, February 1, 2004, Il Spazio restaurant, Kirksville.