Phi Beta Delta in The News


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Conference Program

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Join us for our 26th Annual Phi Beta Delta Conference!

Join us for our 26th Annual Phi Beta Delta Conference!

Join us in KANSAS CITY MISSOURI at the 26th annual PHI BETA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS conference???...April 12 and 13, 2012 at the Kansas City Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza. Details at

Take advantage of the hotel?s free breakfast, free wifi and other perks if you become a Priority Club Reward member before you arrive. Fly United to Kansas City and get a 2-10% discount. To use it, call your professional travel agency or United Meetings at 800-521-4041 and provide the Meeting ID Code 588MI

Professional networking, great fellowship, delicious food, and, most importantly, excellent presentations with the theme BEST PRACTICES AND MODELS OF EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION.

Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains, the City Beautiful, the Home of Jazz?..April is one of the very best times to visit as spring blooms?.

Famous Kansas Citians?...President Harry Truman, actress Jean Harlow, baseball manager Casey Stengel, actress Ginger Rogers, writer Calvin Trillin, broadcaster Walter Cronkite, golfer Tom Watson, fashion designer Kate Spader, actor Chris Cooper, jazz musician Pat Metheny, track star Maurice Greene, painter Thomas Hart Benton, outlaw Jesse James, American Idol singer David Cook

Homegrown companies?..Hallmark Cards, Sprint, H & R Block, Helzberg Diamonds, AMC Theatres, Lee Jeans, Russell Stover Candies, American Century Investments, Applebee?s Restaurants, Black & Veatch, Yellow Corporation

Products invented in Kansas City??McDonald?s Happy Meal, KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, Teflon coating, Eskimo pies, Hostess Twinkies, Rival crock pot, the first multi-screen movie theatre, the first outdoor shopping center, the swing style of jazz

Our hotel is located two blocks north of the Country Club Plaza which is a fourteen block high quality shopping area along Brush Creek which was architecturally inspired by Sevilla Spain and begun in 1922 as the nation?s first outdoor shopping center. More than forty restaurants, bistros and pubs as well as 150 unique stores mean there is something to inspire every one attending the Phi Beta Delta Conference. Plan to stay Saturday morning to visit the Plaza, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the Truman Presidential Library and Museum or the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art which is only two blocks from the conference hotel (and rated among the top fifteen art museums in the U.S.) Other recommended visits would be to Union Station which is a magnificent Beaux Art structure which has been much more than a train terminal and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum which chronicles the phenomenal skill of African-American baseball players in the Negro National League from 1920 until 1960.

See you in Kansas City on 12 April !!!

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Ĕ in the News!

Phi Beta Delta in the News is for accomplishments that have been made by individual PBD members. It also goes beyond what they do with their individual chapters and spills over into the larger community outside of PBD. It showcases our organization to the outside world.

Latest News:

Professor Stuart Umpleby        

Professor Stuart Umpleby, member of Beta Omicron Chapter at George Washington University, recently co-authored the article ?Adopting Service-Learning in Universities around the World?  in the Journal of the World Universities Forum, 2008. Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.39-48.

Paul Rich Library Opens

Recently the Universidad de las Am?ricas in Puebla, Mexico, honored our very own Dr. Paul Rich who is the Historian/Archivist of the Society.  The University named the library in his honor.  Dr. Rich dedicated more than 29,000 volumes to the library. UDLA is the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta. 

American Society of Architectural Illustrators Gives Award of Excellence to School of Design Professor

October 16, 2006

Mount Ida College School of Design Professor Tom Yamamoto received an Award of Excellence from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) at its annual conference in Chicago, Ill. on October 14.

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