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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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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 the Democratic 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 Society Highlighted PBK DV Book Club Selections

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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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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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'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'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, supported the dissemination of agricultural products, and when natural ice harvested from 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 Cafe" in the center of West Chester. 

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Annual Membership Meeting - 10/11/22

 

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley will be held virtually on Tuesday, October, 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm, to which all members are invited to attend and participate.  During the Annual Meeting, members will hear a recap of the past year's activities and finances, will give input to determine the coming year's plans, and elect all officers and Council members for the open Council seats.  The Annual Meeting agenda, the election slate, brief bios for candidates, and the link to join the virtual meeting will be sent to all members 15 days in advance of the Annual Meeting.

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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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November 3, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Mini TED Talks - What I Care About

An exciting hour-long virtual event for 3 PBK Delaware Valley members to briefly and concisely share their work or projects/activities that they care greatly about, and take Q&A.  Moderated by Council member & Young Professionals Co-Chair Alan Mason. Speakers: Margaret Bacheler, EdD: "Angels in Your Neighborhood: How Angel Investing Supports Economic Development";  Richard C. Kiger, Esq.: "Dispute Resolution: What You Need to Know"; and Alan Mason, PhD candidate U.Del., "Don't you wish you played the piccolo? An introduction to the double bass".  Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK colleagues.  No charge event.  Register here.

Latest in the series of "Mini TED-like Talks:  What I Care About"

 

On July 21, 2022, Shea Sandifer hosted and moderated this event, where three PBK DV members shared insights about topics they are engaged with. Gary Heidt, an experienced "educator's educator", spoke on "Curiouser and Curiouser: An Inquiry Driven Classroom", Rebecca Lowenstein-Harting, experienced working with overlooked non-traditional students committed to completing their schooling as adults, spoke on "The Invisible Literacy Crisis:  Addressing the Need for Adult Basic Education in Pennsylvania". Jill Dennin, current 2022 candidate for PA State Senate District 24, spoke on "Running for Office - What it Takes".  Each speaker took questions after their talk from the engaged and very appreciative audience. 

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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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