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Upcoming Events

Movie Club - "Marriage Story" - July 14, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Grounds for Sculpture walking tour, Hamilton, NJ - July 16, 10:30 am; in-person; fee. Register by 6/30/22 venue-requested deadline.

Mini TED-like Talks - What I Care About - July 21, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Book Club - "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America" -  August 11, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.


Movie Club - "Leave No Trace" - September 8, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Mt. Cuba Center gardens walking tour, Hockessin, DE - September 10, 10:30 am; in-person; fee. Register by 8/26/22 if desire box lunch; otherwise registration open for "tour only" until 9/9/22.

Members for Members: 
Activities offered by members through other organizations, that may be of interest. 

Gratz College Summer Adult Continuing Education Virtual Course to be given June 27-30 by PBK DV Member - Open to Public


PBK DV member Lance J. Sussman, PhD, will be teaching a 4 session, 2 hours each, virtual course on "Ukranian Jewish History and Culture" at Gratz College.  The 4 sessions are from June 27-30, 2022, from 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. EDT, for a single fee of $135.  Not connected with PBK DV.  Click here for more information and to register. 


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News Briefs

PBK's Toured Antique Ice Tool Museum


On June 25, 2022, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed a private guided tour of the Antique Ice Tool Museum just outside of  West Chester, PA, housed in a beautifully renovated 1834 stone barn.  The PBK DV group learned the fascinating history and saw the physical artifacts (implements & tools, vehicles, home items, etc.) of the bygone era when the "natural ice" industry was key to an expanded year-round diet for Americans and supported the dissemination of agricultural products, and when natural ice harvested from ponds and lakes was the 2nd largest US export in the 19th century.  After the fascinating tour, many of the group drove a short way to enjoy connecting with each other over lunch and good conversation at "The Couch Tomato" restaurant in the center of West Chester. 

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PBK Delaware Valley Member News:

Eliot Nierman, MD, lauded in Philadelphia Inquirer


Eliot Nierman (PBK Harvard College and member of PBK Delaware Valley) received a heartfelt tribute upon his upcoming retirement, in the 6/12/22 Health section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, written by one of his long-time patients who is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Delaware and former Inquirer health reporter. The writer praised his humanity, caring, and excellence as a primary care physician during his dedicated career at Graduate Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania health system.  

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Delaware Valley College & University PBK Chapters Announce 2022 Inductees


Local College & University Chapters in our PBK Delaware Valley 10-county area that have posted their 2022 newly elected PBK members following their spring PBK induction ceremonies include:  Rutgers University-Camden, Saint Joseph's University, Swarthmore College, the University of Delaware, the University of Pennsylvania, and Ursinus College.  Please click on each to see the proud new PBK members.

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Olivia Negro, Ursinus College Rising Senior, Named 2022 PBK "Key Into Public Service Scholar"

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has announced its 2022 "Key Into Public Service Scholars", comprising 20 outstanding sophomores and juniors from among almost 900 applicants across the US, who will receive a $5000 scholarship, participate in a training & mentoring event in June, and be introduced to public sector pathway opportunities.


Olivia Negro, a rising senior at Ursinus College, Montgomery County, in our PBK Delaware Valley area, is one of the 2022 awardees.  Olivia has demonstrated her interest in public service through her efforts as a Bonner Leader in that national service-learning program, has interned for PA State Senator Maria Collett, and has participated in Model UN for 6 years, serving as head delegate for the 2021-2022 Ursinus delegation to the National Model UN Conference in NYC, where the Ursinus won a distinguished delegation award.  Congratulations, Olivia!

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PBK Delaware Valley Member News:

Jill Dennin Committed To Serve PA Senate District 24


Jill Dennin (PBK Goucher College and member of PBK Delaware Valley) is a candidate for the office of Pennsylvania State senator from District 24, comprising parts of Montgomery, Bucks, and Berks Counties. Candidate Dennin has lived in Pennsylvania for 33 years and is active in many aspects of her District.

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PBK's Enjoyed Fairmount Park Spring Walk


On April 30, 2022, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed a great day for a 2-hour spring walk led by Shea Sandifer, along with many good conversations, in West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, while along the trail viewing statues, a large arch commemorating Philadelphia's Civil War heroes, Shofuso Japanese Garden, the Horticultural Center, and many flowering trees, shrubs, and plants, followed by a bring-your-own lunch at the end of the walk for more time to enjoy PBK colleagues' company. 

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PBK's Toured Brandywine River Museum of Art


On March 26, 2022, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed a private guided tour of the permanent collection of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, including many paintings by the Wyeth family, along with time to view the extensive special retrospective exhibit of the life work of Wayne Thiebaud, curated by the Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento CA.  A number of the group also enjoyed lunch together in the museum cafe.

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PBK Society Highlights PBK DV Book Club

The PBK Society regularly posts its associations' book club events on its website, including those of PBK Delaware Valley.  However a recent PBK Society e-newsletter image showcased 2 of our PBK DV Book Club's recent selections, "Heartland", by Sarah Smarsh in April and "Crying in H Mart", by Michelle Zauner in June.

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