Upcoming Programs

2016 – 2017 Academic year programs

Annual Awards Luncheon,

May 10 at noon, on the Indiana University Southeast Campus

Each May we honor one graduating senior from Bellarmine, IUS, and U of L, and we award each a stipend for their future studies.  Please come to meet these outstanding students and enjoy networking with other members of the Association.

In addition to the awards, we will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Victor Waingeh, Associate Professor of Chemistry at IUS.  His talk, “A Dose of Herbal Medicine,” will present some of his findings from travels to Cameroon, his native land.  The awards luncheon and the lecture will be in Room 127 in University Center North (“UC” on the map on reverse).

Directions to IU Southeast Campus:

From northbound I-65 (from Louisville):

Cross the Kennedy Bridge and drive north to Exit 6B to I-265 West. Follow I-265 to the second exit (Exit 3), which is Grant Line Road. Turn right (north); drive one quarter mile to the IU Southeast main entrance.

From southbound I-65 (from Seymour, Scottsburg, etc.):

Take exit 6B to I-265 West. Follow I-265 to the second exit (Exit 3), which is Grant Line Road. Turn right (north); drive one quarter mile to the IU Southeast main entrance.

From westbound I-64 (from Louisville):

Cross the Sherman Minton Bridge and drive north to I-265 East. Take exit 121 to I-265. Follow I-265 to the second exit (Exit 3), which is Grant Line Road. Turn left (north); drive one quarter mile to the IU Southeast main entrance.

From eastbound I-64 (from Evansville, Corydon, etc.):

Take Exit 121 to I-265 East. Follow I-265 to the second exit (Exit 3), which is Grant Line Road. Turn left (north); drive one quarter mile to the IU Southeast main entrance.

 

 

Speed Museum Tour, Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 P.M.

We are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Speed, and we hope you will join us to find out what’s new, and what’s old, in the iconic building on South Third Street in Louisville.  Members of the Association will have an exclusive guided tour of the facility, with time available for exploration on your own until the closing at 5:00 p.m.

The price of admission to this event ranges between zero and $10.00—nothing if you’re already a member of the Speed, to $8.00 for seniors, to $10.00 for other members of the group.  Of course, you are welcome to bring guests to join the PBK group for the tour.  Please plan to arrive at the Speed by 1:45 that afternoon to pay your admission fee.  Then proceed to the first gallery beyond the lobby to wait for the tour guide.

After the tour, please feel free to join other Association members at the cafe on the premises, Wiltshire at the Speed, for some refreshments.  It will also remain open that day until 5:00 p.m.

We ask that you make a reservation so that we can better coordinate with the museum, you can do so by completing the form below.

 

Astronomy Fast Class, September 21 at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.

Christopher M. Graney, professor of physics and astronomy at Jefferson Community & Technical College, will present an LFPL Fast Class in conjunction with the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana on September 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library, 301 York Street.  His talk is called “You Would Not Have Stood with Galileo:  Galileo, a Dane, Three de’Medicis, a Priest, a Monsignor, and the Inquisition.”  It will be an overview of the people, the events, and the science that led to the rejection of the heliocentric theory by Roman authorities 400 years ago in 1616.  Professor Graney is the author of the 2015 book Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science Against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo.  He is a regular blogger on The Vatican Observatory Foundation Blog: http:// www.vofoundation.org/blog/posts-by-christopher-m-graney/.  Light refreshments will be served.

There is no cost to attend the event, but we would appreciate your making a reservation using the form below.

 

The Annual Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, Thursday November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the University of Louisville, the Library, and the Association.  This year Shakespearean scholar James Shapiro will discuss the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays.