May 2012 News
- Pool Pass fundraiser nets $2,500; applications available
Bucknell University students and LARA collaborated on their third annual fund-raising project in memory of two local children who drowned in the Susquehanna River in August 2009.
- Bucknell hosting summer programs and conferences
Bucknell University will host nearly 4,000 visitors participating in about 30 conferences beginning June 9 through July 28, in addition to a series of University-affiliated summer programs.
- Senior speaker asks: Why Bucknell?
Selected as senior speaker, Odeke Ekirapa is nervous. And it's not because he will address about 9,000 people at Bucknell's 162nd Commencement ceremony.
- SBDC workshop June 8: ADA and employment discrimination laws
The Bucknell University SBDC will offer the workshop, "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Employment Discrimination Laws and Your Small Business," June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SBDC Education Center in the DeWitt Building in Lewisburg.
- SBDC workshop June 6: 'Intellectual Property Basics'
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Intellectual Property Basics for Entrepreneurs" Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center in the DeWitt Building at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg.
- 'Music in the Dark' June 8 joins jazz and stargazing
Bucknell University will host "Music in the Dark: Stargazing and Jazz," Friday, June 8, at 10 p.m. on the Academic Quad.
- Thousands returning for Reunion Weekend May 31 to June 3
Bucknell University will host Reunion Weekend May 31 to June 3, with thousands of alumni and their families planning to return to the campus.
- Commencement awards honor Bucknell faculty, graduate
The work and scholarly accomplishments of five faculty members was recognized during Bucknell University's 162nd Commencement celebration on Sunday, May 20.
- 2012 grad on presidential path
Bucknell Community College Scholar Sean Fortney plans to become a leader in higher education.
- Toward justice and human dignity
Four members of the Class of 2012 describe their plans to become global advocates for human and individual rights.
- Next stop 30 Rock: 2012 alumna to be NBC page
Bucknell University senior Kristen Bucaria is headed to the highly competitive NBC Page Program after graduation.
- Sealing a new tradition
The Class of 2012 has gifted the University with a bronze seal placed on the Academic Quad.
- From speed limits to sports scandals: Honors theses tackle big questions
Forty graduating seniors delved into topics ranging from media coverage of sports scandals to the the Chernobyl nuclear disaster's influence on health and culture for their honors theses. Bucknell's 162nd Commencement is slated for Sunday, May 20.
- Anna Quindlen to graduates: Embrace challenges, remake the world
Bestselling author Anna Quindlen urged the Class of 2012 to remake the world in her keynote address in Bucknell's Academic Quadrangle. Thousands of family members, friends, faculty and staff attended the ceremony, in which 900 degrees were conferred.
- Bucknell to graduate 900 at 162nd Commencement
Thousands of family members and friends will be on hand Sunday, May 20, to cheer on 900 undergraduate and graduate students during Bucknell University's 162nd Commencement.
- Bucknell athletics among "Best of the Best" for LGBT-friendliness
Bucknell University's athletics program has been recognized as one of the top-10 safest and friendliest programs in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
- Projects for Peace grants address international social ills
Two Bucknell University student groups each have received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis to support projects promoting peace and social justice in the Caribbean and Africa.
- Author Anna Quindlen is 2012 Commencement speaker
Anna Quindlen, an award-winning columnist, celebrated journalist and best-selling author, will deliver Bucknell University's commencement address during its 162nd graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20.
- Quindlen Wisdom
Ten bits of wisdom from Anna Quindlen, Bucknell University's 2012 Commencement speaker.
- Engineering students do well at regional ChemE conference
A team of Bucknell University chemical engineering students finished first in the regional ChemE competition sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
- You're hired: Down economy doesn't stop Bucknell's 2011 graduates from finding jobs
Bucknell University alumni are finding their investment in a Bucknell education is paying off. A new report shows 97 percent of Bucknell's Class of 2011 was placed within nine months of graduation.
- Ask the Experts: Chipper Dean on adolescent risk taking
Assistant Professor of Psychology Chipper Dean discusses adolescent risk taking.
- T.E.A.M. mentoring: A family bond
Mentors help peers deal with homesickness, time management and more.
- SBDC workshop May 22: 'Professional Etiquette'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Professional Etiquette: Communication, Dining and Dress Skills for Success," May 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center.
- First Flight of the Flying Bison
Bucknell University now has its own food truck, called the Flying Bison. It will be unveiled to campus in front of the Kenneth Langone Athletics and Recreation Center on April 25 at 4:30 p.m.
- Celtic all stars to perform one-of-a-kind concert at Bucknell
In what promises to be a one-of-a-kind music and dance extravaganza, some of the world's most renowned Irish performers will take the stage at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 18.
- SBDC workshop May 17: 'Dealing with Difficult Behaviors'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Dealing with Difficult Behaviors," May 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center in the DeWitt Building.
- Child Injury Symposium slated for May 8
Bucknell University will host a Child Injury Symposium for parents and interested adults Tuesday, May 8, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 241 of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell. The symposium is free and open to the public.