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Keys to Action Week, December 4-9, 2017


fred with key 

At the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards Dinner, held in D.C. at the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts: Senators Esther Jones, Zev Handel, and Suzie Park; new CEO/Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa Fred Lawrence; President of National Phi Beta Kappa Society Catherine Berheide.


Professor of Biology Paul Switzer takes pictures of swift river cruiser dragonflies in the Middle Fork of the Vermillion River, Vermillion County, IL (31 July 2016). Photo credit: Matthew Winks.


whats in your key


Lover of words: English Professor Angela Vietto in Charleston, IL 

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Lover of access to higher learning: English Professor, PBK Association President, and PBK National Senator Suzie Park

Molly Daniel

Lover of travel and history: Molly Daniel in Kells, Ireland


Pete Weber

Lover of music--the craft, the challenge: physician Dr. Pete Weber (2nd row, 6th from right) plays in the Cummins Municipal Band, founded in 1870 in Olney, IL 


Bailey 1

Lover of archeological excavations: Professor Bailey Young on the site of a medieval abbey near Montpellier, France (a Williams College excavation)

Bailey 2

Bailey Young on the site of Walhain Castle, Belgium, with key members of the research team (2015)