Current Event:

      "Godless: Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs" Phi Beta Kappa Book Talk/Guest Speaker

Mon., March 23, 2015, 7:00 PM, Eidson Duckwell Recital Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis

Sponsored by: Alpha Alumni Association of Indiana Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa gamma chapter of Butler University; Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University

Jeff Rasley, author, "Godless: Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs," Jeff was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Chicago. His undergraduate studies combined concentrations in Philosophy, Religion, and Politics. He received a J.D. with Honors from Indiana University and was co-valedictorian at Christian Theological Seminary where he received an M.Div. He teaches a class on philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in the Butler University Honors Program. Premise "Beliefs divide us, Values unite us." The history of religious and political extremism and intolerance is bloody. Strict fundamentalist believers divide the world into us and them and sometimes kill and torture "them". Millions were slaughtered during the 20th Century for opposing or advocating Fascism and Marxism. The US Congress is dysfunctional and gridlocked by political ideologues. Jeff Rasley's book, Godless - Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs, proposes a cure for the pathology of fanatical religious and political beliefs. "Godless" synthesizes the wisdom of ancient animism Rasley has learned from the Rai people of Nepal, Quaker values, and the classic American philosophy of Pragmatism to describe a values-based way of living and decision-making. The method is "beyond beliefs".

"Peter Pan" - Silent Film with Live Orchestra

Alpha Chapter on Fri., Feb. 20, 2015, 7:30 PM

The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The collaboration between the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and IMA continues with the screening of another classic silent film, the great Peter Pan! Ingeniously capturing the mysteries and adventures of childhood, James M. Barrie's timeless play became one of the most popular films of the twenties. Paramount Studios' 1924 production has been fully restored from original nitrate materials with authentic color tints, and Philip Carli has a new orchestration of the original score that the ICO will premiere. Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. Come delight in the island of dreams and magic, while listening to the brilliant new orchestration! Tickets Adult $30, Student $12

Phi Beta Kappa discount ($5 off an adult ticket) so you get a $25.

No discount on student tickets

Simply call the ICO office at 317-940-9607 and mention the Phi Beta Kappa discount. Tickets will be held at will call.

"The Liberal Arts on Life Support: Code Maroon" Guest speaker: Professor Richard Gunderman, M.D.

The University of Chicago Alumni, Monday, February 16,2015 Indianapolis

Professor Richard Gunderman, M.D. will make a presentation to the University of Chicago Alumni on Monday, February 16 at 6:00 PM at The Athenaeum, Max Kade Suite, 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. This presentation is open to the IUPUI community. Registration details are in the link below. This event will be a conversation with educator and UChicago alumnus Richard Gunderman (PhD'89, MD'92) on the state of liberal arts education.

Tickets in advance are needed. $25

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