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The Phi Kappa Literary Society is a debate society at the University of Georgia. We meet every academic Thursday at Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus at 7 p.m.

All with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and oratory are welcome.

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Tuesday
Oct222013

Debating Government Shutdowns and Special Guest Vice President for Student Affairs Victor Wilson

Join the Phi Kappa Literary Society this Thursday and voice your opinion on the recent government shutdown as members and guests alike debate, “The 2014 Continuing Appropriations Act should not have been passed and signed into law.” 

Prior to the debate, Vice President for Student Affairs Victor K. Wilson will deliver a rousing oration.

Creative Writings & Orations will follow later in the evening.

RSVP to the event on Facebook so we will have a count for refreshments.

Founded in 1820, the Phi Kappa Literary Society is a student debate organization committed to the mental and moral elevation of it members through the mediums of debate and oratory. Guests are welcome and encouraged to speak on matters of debate every academic Thursday at 7 P.M. in the historic Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus (across the quad from the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building). There is no required dress code for guests, although most choose to wear business casual as members typically dress in business attire.

Photo by Flickr user erin_m. Used under Creative Commons.

Sunday
Oct062013

Annual Inter-Society Meeting This Thursday!

This Thursday night, the oldest college rivalry in the South will ignite once again. Regardless of where your loyalties lie, drop by Phi Kappa Hall and watch the University’s brightest and best speakers debate, “Be It Hereby Resolved: The United States Government Should Prohibit Unpaid Internships.” Br. Graham Hord will be affirming and Sis. Melina Lewis will be negating. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to speak and ask questions.

Following the main debate, the Demosthenian Literary Society will be presenting a resolution. Afterwards, Phi Kappa will host creative writings and orations.

The Phi Kappa Literary Society meets every Thursday of the academic year at 7PM in Phi Kappa Hall across from the Holmes-Hunter academic building. 

Demosthenian Literary Society meets every Thursday of the academic year at 7PM in Demosthenian Hall next to the Chapel.

Tuesday
Oct012013

Should the U.S. Government Increase Funding for GMO Research?

Join the Phi Kappa Literary Society this Thursday and make your opinion on genetically modified food known as members and guests alike debate “Be It Hereby Resolved: GMO research warrants increased funding from the United States government.” Brother Dominic Giordano will affirm the resolution and Brother Andrew Plaskowsky will negate. 

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Definitions:

BIHR: Genetically modified organism crop research warrants increased funding from the United States government.

Genetically modified organism (GMO) - Any crop or plant produced which has had its genome modified

Research - The gloriously underappreciated, painstakingly tedious, systematic process of acquiring new knowledge and devising new ways to use that knowledge

Warrants - To give support, formal assurance, a guarantee or promise

Increased - more than the current amount

Funding - a supply of money

United States government - The large federal republic located between Mexico and Canada. For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_states

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Creative Writings & Orations will follow later in the evening.

Founded in 1820, the Phi Kappa Literary Society is a student debate organization committed to the mental and moral elevation of it members through the mediums of debate and oratory. Guests are welcome and encouraged to speak on matters of debate every academic Thursday at 7 P.M. in the historic Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus (across the quad from the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building). There is no required dress code for guests, although most choose to wear business casual as members typically dress in business attire.

Monday
Aug262013

Should The State Be Required To Provide Trans* Inmates With The Resources To Transition?

If an inmate in a Correctional Facility identifies as transexual and wishes to undergo hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgeries, does the state have an obligation to pay for the medications and procedures?

To what extent does the state have an obligation to provide services to those under it’s care because they have committed a crime?

These are hotly debated topics in states and prisons across the contry, now more than ever in light of announcements by Chelsea Manning.

Please come with an open mind and a strong argument to the Phi Kappa Literary Society’s next debate on August 29th at 7:00 pm.

We look forward to having you.

Wednesday
Aug142013

The Phi Kappa Literary Society Debates Stand Your Ground Laws

What constitutes self defense? 

To what extent does a persons right to protect themselves extend and where do the rights of others supercede it?

On Thursday the 15th, beggining at 6:30pm the Phi Kappa Literary Society and our guests will debate these issues and share our writings and ideas. Join us in discussion! 

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