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More than a group of facilities or an exhibition of fine architecture, Bucknell's campus is place that nurtures young minds, harbors fond memories and promises bright futures. And though it can be hard to imagine, the special buildings and spaces that are so much a part of Bucknell today were once mere visions, needs, and wishes - until supporters helped to make them reality.
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I am confident that every student benefits from learning to think mathematically as part of the process of becoming a more informed citizen of the world.
› Jodi Black, assistant professor of mathematics
Art history is an ever-expanding field that values experimentation and creativity. It allows me to incorporate issues that stem from philosophy, sociology, religion, science and more.
› Roger Rothman, associate professor of art and art history
It's really wonderful to see my students transition into these loving, care-giving people in addition to becoming fabulous music teachers.
› Kimberly Councill, associate professor of music, Samuel Williams Professor of Music
It's incredibly gratifying to take students out and show them how the Earth really works.
› Jeffrey Trop, associate professor of geology
When I think I understand something, my students invariably help me have that Alice-in-Wonderland, dropping-through-the-hole experience of 'Oh, I didn't see it that way.' After these classroom interactions, the universe looks a little bit different.
› Carmen Gillespie, professor of English
Students have to make their own guidelines. That's what I think higher education should be. It challenges them to create a problem-solving technique for themselves,
› Anjalee Hutchinson, assistant professor of theatre and dance
I try as much as possible to give my students not only the literature in the debates but also real-world examples of how these issues impact people on the ground. They can start to see that these aren't abstract, ivory tower discussions.
› Berhanu Nega, associate professor of economics
There's nothing quite like witnessing a student having a 'Eureka!' moment to know I've really made a difference.
› Katharina Vollmayr-Lee, professor of physics
I always try to stress to the students that they're very likely doing things nobody else has done before.
› Charles Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering
If you learn about biodiversity, you will find that there are many things, literally millions of things, left on the planet that we still don't know about. It just takes the proper training and willingness to go out and find them.
› Christopher Martine, associate professor of biology, David Burpee Professor in Plant Genetics and Research