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Explore Chicago to Learn How the World Works

Explore Chicago to Learn How the World Works

Think education is all about listening to lectures? Not at Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Honors Institute, where you’ll learn by diving in, discovering, and discussing.
See the Next Generation of Great Comedians

See the Next Generation of Great Comedians

Chicago’s well-known iO improv team will perform “Whirled News Tonight” for Honors Institute attendees.
Pianist to Bring “Chicago” to Life at Honors Institute

Pianist to Bring “Chicago” to Life at Honors Institute

Torn between classical music and ragtime, piano pioneer Ethan Uslan found a way to combine the two genres. Don’t miss his performance at the 2017 Honors Institute!
A Passion for Fashion

A Passion for Fashion

Fashion lovers—get ready for a glimpse into the world of the fashion industry when designer and entrepreneur Maria Pinto speaks during Honors Institute 2017.
Historian to Provide Chicago Perspective for Honors Institute

Historian to Provide Chicago Perspective for Honors Institute

Chicago historian Dr. Domenico Ferri will open Phi Theta Kappa’s 50th Honors Institute at Loyola University, June 5-10.
5 Things to Know about Honors Institute

5 Things to Know about Honors Institute

Alabama member and 2016-17 Social Media Intern Lionel Barzon reflects on his first Honors Institute and lays out the five things you can expect to experience there.
Boost Your Regional Programs with a PTK Grant

Boost Your Regional Programs with a PTK Grant

Regional Coordinators: Apply now for one of up to 20 grants of $5,000 each by May 5!
When It Comes to REACH Rewards, Recruitment is Key

When It Comes to REACH Rewards, Recruitment is Key

In this month’s Best Practices piece, Dr. Aariel Charbonnet gets the lowdown on REACH Rewards in an interview with PTK’s Director of Membership Services, Heather Schmidt.
People of PTK:  Mo Abdullahi

People of PTK: Mo Abdullahi

From refugee camp resident to national scholar, Phi Theta Kappa member Mo Abdullahi said attending community college was the catalyst that kicked off a series of positive events in his life.
Crossing the Ice, Daring to Dream

Crossing the Ice, Daring to Dream

Learn more about Ann Bancroft, the renowned polar explorer who will join us at Honors Institute 2017 as a keynote speaker.