Guidance on additional style that is specific to Bucknell or differs from the Associated Press Stylebook may be found below. If an entry is not listed, refer to the AP Stylebook.
Examples: a history degree, bachelor of arts in history. Avoid abbreviations such as B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. Do not place degree abbreviations after names.
Examples: Department of History, the history department, the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
alumnus, alumni, alumna, alumnae Use alumnus (alumni in the plural) when referring to a man who has attended a school. Use alumna (alumnae in the plural) for similar references to a woman. Use alumni when referring to a group of men and women. Avoid using the shortened form alum in formal writing. Alum is acceptable in informal contexts such as social media.
Examples: Bucknell student-athletes excel in athletics and scholarship. He has an athletic build.
Examples: Nobel Peace Prize, Stephen W. Taylor Medal, Medal of Honor, the award, the cup
Bucknell University The full name always should be used in first reference except in athletics communications, summary news paragraphs and headlines. Bucknell may be used in all second references. Capitalize University when it is used alone in reference to Bucknell University.
Example: James Baish, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Chair James Baish said the biomedical engineering department ...
Example: Applied Behavioral Psychology.
Examples: Boston College. Bucknell University has three colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering and the College of Management.
Examples: He earned a doctorate. She is a doctoral student.
Example: The William A. Graham IV Wrestling Endowment.
Example: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
emeritus Denotes faculty members who have retired. Members of the Board of Trustees may receive emeritus status by vote of the board; it is not conferred automatically. The female form is emerita; the plural is emeriti. Capitalize and place behind the title when used before a name.
Examples: Professor Emeritus John Smith, Trustee Emerita Lisa Jones.
Lowercase if title appears after the name.
Examples: John Smith, professor emeritus of history, Lisa Jones, trustee emerita.
Example: Smithsonian Fellowship.
Example: She studies health care in the United States and Canada.
Example: Bucknell presented Shirley Ann Jackson with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Example: Her majors are chemistry and French.
Professor In general, list professors on first reference as follows: Professor Name (comma) academic department (comma). On subsequent reference use only last name. Do not use the abbreviation Prof., Dr. or Doctor. Ranks such as assistant professor and associate professor should only be used when pertinent to the context.
Examples: Professor Charles Xavier, psychology, is on sabbatical.
Professor Jeanne Stevens, computer & electrical engineering, teaches at Bucknell.
Example: Army ROTC
Example: Fulbright Scholarship
Examples: The University was founded in 1846.
She plans to attend a university in Pennsylvania.
Bucknell is among the best universities in the Northeast.
University-wide web addresses The full address, minus the http://www, should be used. You may include the www in certain circumstances in which it is unclear that you are referring to a web address. All letters should be lowercased except when more than one word appears in the web address. Proper punctuation should be used if an address ends a sentence or is used in a series.
Examples: bucknell.edu/admissions and bucknell.edu/TuitionAndAid.
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