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COUPLE TO LECTURE ON POLITICAL COMMITMENT AT JUNIATA

(Posted March 30, 2001)

A married couple who are experts on remaining committed to working "for the common good" will give a public workshop at 7:30 p.m. April 9 in 402 Good Hall on the Juniata College campus.

Cheryl and Jim Keen share a single faculty position at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and co-authored the book "Common Fire: Lives of Commitment in a Complex World." The book focuses on interviews with more than 100 people who have remained committed to the common good. The interviews and analysis show different methods to sustain a committed life, including travel, internships, service and mentoring.

The couple also will give an April 8 workshop for campus leaders and students in Juniata's service learning program. The next day, the Keens will visit several classes before presenting their public workshop.

Cheryl Keen teaches human development, conflict resolution and community and school reform at Antioch. Jim Keen is director of the Antioch Summer Peace Institute. They both are senior research fellows at the Bonner Foundation in Princeton, N.J., where they study the impact of community service on students who participate in the Bonner Scholar community service program, which is established on 24 college campuses across the country.

Both the Keens serve on the Fetzer Institute's Task Force on Spirituality in Higher Education at Wellesley College.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.