Texas Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to Induct Top

Media advisory for upcoming event.

WHAT: Induction of 85 students into Texas Tech’s Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday (April 9)

WHERE: Allen Theatre of the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech campus

EVENT: Allison Blakely, president of the National Phi Beta Kappa Society, will
preside and speak at the ceremony. Blakely is professor of European and
comparative history and the George and Joyce Wein Professor of African
American Studies at Boston University. This year, he is serving as a
visiting scholar at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.

Chancellor Kent Hance also will provide welcoming remarks and Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center President John Baldwin, himself a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, will speak briefly as well.

The ceremony will last about an hour and will be followed by a reception
in the SUB Ballroom. Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome to
attend. Community visitors may park in lot R-13 at 15th Street and Akron
Avenue.


CONTACT: Mary Jane Hurst, faculty assistant to the president, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2121 or maryjane.hurst@ttu.edu. Also visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu or www.ptdc.org.