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March 2014

March 9, 2014

Bill Rudman's Musical Theater Project presents Fiddler on the Roof: Behind the Musical

Phi Betes celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of America's greatest musicals, hearing all of the songs and the story behind the creation of Fiddler on the Roof. The musical, whose creators thought might be too ethnic for popular appeal, has been performed in 32 countries in 16 languages--a testament to its universality. LEARN MORE about Bill Rudman's Musical Theater Project

February 2014

February 28, 2013

The Liberal Arts: Driving Innovation, Ingenuity and Opportunity in America.

John Churchill, secretary of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, was the inaugural speaker at our first annual Cleveland Association of ΦBK Forum at the City Club of Cleveland. See John Churchill's remarks here.

November 2013

November 12, 2013

Brews + Prose (+Phi Beta Kappa!)

We invited all Northeast Ohio ΦBK members to join us for an evening of spoken word at Brews + Prose, Cleveland's outstanding monthly spoken word program. The group enjoyed readings from novelist Varley O'Connor (“The Master’s Muse”) and poet Bruce Weigl (“The Abundance of Nothing”) and sampled a craft microbrew or two with fellow ΦBKs!

April 2013

October 24, 2013

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Members of the Cleveland Association had a terrific night out at the Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd, by America's greatest living composer/lyricist (and Phi Beta Kappa!) Stephen Sondheim. The musical is a heart-pounding thriller that tells the tale of an unjustly exiled barber's quest to avenge wrongs done to him. Aided by a resourceful pie shop proprietress, the barber exacts his revenge with brilliant wit, diabolical humor, and extraordinary music. This production was directed by the acclaimed Victoria Bussert.

April 2013

April 21, 2013

The Cleveland Underground

On a crisp, sunny Sunday, Phi Betes from all over Northeast Ohio enjoyed a private tour of the Garfield Monument, Wade Chapel and its spectacular Tiffany window and mosaics, and the monuments to famous Clevelanders in Lakeview Cemetery. See our Phi Beta Kappa Facebook page for photos and video!

October 2012

October 13, 2012

Rhino Encounter!

Cleveland Phi Betes were treated to a rare, up-close look at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s rhino exhibit, and a talk with Curator of Animals Dr. Chris Kuhar discussing "The Evolving Role of Zoos" including collection management, animal acquisition, animal husbandry, conservation and what the future holds for zoos. Dr. Kuhar subsequently was appointed Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Director.

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Cleveland Association of ΦBK Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Landerhaven on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to recognize outstanding local high school students as they embark on their college careers.

Keynote speaker will be Beverly J. Warren, president, Kent State University.

The Kent State chapter of ΦBK, Nu of Ohio, was granted its charter by the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1977.

  • DATE: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • PLACE: Landerhaven


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