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Phi Kappa Phi hosts talks on religion in outer space, Peay Pride in Greece

October 14, 2003

The Austin Peay chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is hosting the Phi Kappa Phi Fall Forum, beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27 in Lecture Hall A on the first floor of the Sundquist Science Complex.

Dr. Allene Phy-Olsen, professor of English, director of the Honors Program and the 2003 recipient of the Richard M. Hawkins Award for outstanding scholarly and creative activities, will speak on the topic Religion in Outer Space.
October 14, 2003

The Austin Peay chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is hosting the Phi Kappa Phi Fall Forum, beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27 in Lecture Hall A on the first floor of the Sundquist Science Complex.

Dr. Allene Phy-Olsen, professor of English, director of the Honors Program and the 2003 recipient of the Richard M. Hawkins Award for outstanding scholarly and creative activities, will speak on the topic “Religion in Outer Space.”

"It's about the use of religion by science fiction writers," she explains. "Some of them take known religions into outer space, while others make up religions for 'aliens.'"

Eric Lamp, the chapter's student vice president and a senior English major, will discuss his study-abroad experience this past summer. His talk is titled “Peay Pride in Greece.”

There will be a brief meeting after the two presentations to discuss chapter activities and service opportunities.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Main, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Since it was founded, Phi Kappa Phiwith chapters on 285 campuseshas initiated more than 1 million members.

The APSU Phi Kappa Phi Fall Forum is free and open to the public.
Dennie Burke