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Upcoming Events

Book Club - "Crying at H Mart" - June 9, 7:00 pm; virtual, no charge.

Antique Ice Tool Museum, West Chester, PA - June 11, 11:00 am; in-person; no charge.

Dinner with PBK DV Friends, White Dog Cafe, Haverford - June 15, 6:00 pm; in-person; deposit in advance.

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.

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.

News Briefs

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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Connecting & Networking During Pandemic Months !

Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley carried out an aggressive virtual programming effort to keep our members connected and networked during the pandemic months (and years!).  Between May 2020 and May 2022, PBK DV offered not only our members, but other PBK's as well, the following virtual programs, with details on our Past Events page:

     12 Book Club meetings

     13 Movie Club meetings

     2 Key Connection events

     14 Happy Hours & Game Nights

     6 Distinguished Speaker programs

     4 Mini TED-like Talk programs

ADDING IN-PERSON EVENTS (see Past Events page):  With the easing of restrictions, since May 2021 we have also held 6 outdoor events, including 2 hikes, baseball game, mini golf + orchard pick-your-own, Mural Arts city walk, Fairmount Park walk, and Longwood Gardens tour. Since Nov. 2021, we have held 5 museum outings and an indoor skating event.  We have a full program for 2022 and welcome all PBK's to participate and share the collegiality of PBK membership.    

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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, while "Crying in H Mart", by Michelle Zauner is our June selection.

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Rutgers Professor Awarded the 2022 Leibowitz Prize by the PBK Society and the American Philosophical Association

Alexander Guerrero, PhD, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, shares the 2022 Leibowitz Prize with Cristina Lafont, PhD, for outstanding achievement in the field of philosophy.  The prize is awarded to a pair of philosophers who hold contrasting views of an important philosophical question that is of current interest both to the field and to an educated public audience.  Their topic for the prize is "Democracy: What's Wrong? What Should We Do?"  Each receives an honorarium of $25,000.  The award is presented at an APA divisional meeting, while PBK sponsors a public presentation featuring the prize winners.

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