October 2006 News
- President Mitchell details University's 'bold ambitions'
In the State of the University address, Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell underscored University's the goal of providing students with the premier undergraduate experience in U.S. higher education. || Complete text || Parents Weekend Photo Gallery
- Martinelli, O'Connor to read
Beth Martinelli and Deirdre O'Connor will read from their poetry Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall
- Bucknell to host election panel discussion
LEWISBURG, Pa — The political science department at Bucknell is hosting the panel discussion, "Election 2006: People, Politics, and Issues," Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Frederick Moyer in concert at Weis Center
Pianist Frederick Moyer will perform in concert Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
- Auerbacher to speak at Kristallnacht observance
Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher will speak about her experiences Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Gallery Series presents Bit Shifter and VJ Paris
Bit Shifter and VJ Paris will perform "Air on a Game Boy" Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Opera Company to perform Heggie operas
The Bucknell Opera Company will perform music from the operas of Jake Heggie: The End of the Affair and Dead Man Walking, Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Observatory hosts Open House
LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Observatory at Bucknell University will host an open house Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 to 11 p.m. The open house is part of the university's Parents Weekend celebrations.
- Bucknell hosts Parents Weekend Oct. 27-29
Bucknell will host its annual Parents Weekend Oct. 27 to 29, with many events open to the local community. || Event schedule
- Blakey to discuss African Burial Ground
Michael Blakey will give the lecture, “New York’s African Burial Ground: When the Dust Cleared,” Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Hansen to discuss Parsi theatre
Kathryn Hansen will give the lecture, "A Hindu 'Mythological' in the Parsi Theatre: Betab's Mahabharat," Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- SBDC hosts New Pig seminar
The Bucknell SBDC will host the seminar, "Strike Up the Brand! New Pig Corporation Case Study: Creating a Brand Identity," Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carriage Corner restaurant in Mifflinburg.
- Jazz at Bucknell features Joanne Brackeen
Joanne Brackeen will perform Nov. 1 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell. The concert, which is free to the public, is the final event in the fall semester's Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- Best Practices Course
The introductory course sequence “Classical and Modern Physics I and II,” was recognized as “one of the top examples of best practices courses in a national study of physics courses.”
- Bucknell named to President's Community Service Honor Roll
Bucknell was named to the first-ever President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizing select schools for distinguished community service and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. || Full report
- Bucknell hosts Cicero's Podium Debate
Donald Boudreaux and Thea Lea will debate, "Is Free Trade Good for America?" Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium at Bucknell University.
- Phillips to discuss oil, debt, religion, geopolitics
Political analyst Kevin Phillips will give the talk, "Oil, Debt, Religion and Geopolitics," Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Rooke Chapel at Bucknell.
- L'ensemble Pennetier to perform at Weis Center
L'ensemble Pennetier will perform Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center in a program that includes Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion as well as works by Bruno Ducol, Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen. Tickets are $20.
- Bison Mania to rock Sojka Pavilion Nov. 3
Bucknell's traditional Midnight Mania event is being replaced this year by the Bison Mania pep rally planned for Friday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m. at Sojka Pavilion.
- 'The Patient: An International Symposium' set Oct. 20-21
Bucknell University will host a two-day conference, "The Patient: An International Symposium," Oct. 20 and 21.
- Bucknell theatre presents "Spring Awakening"
Bucknell's theatre department will present the play, "Spring Awakening," a provocative drama of sexual discovery Oct. 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in the Powers Theatre.
- Music professor presents research on how pianists think
Bucknell music professor Lois Svard presented research on the brain orientation of pianists at the annual Society of Neuroscience conference in Atlanta, Ga.
- Building bridges across the pond
In November, Brian and Maryjane Mitchell, together with Provost Mary DeCredico '81, will travel to London to gain a greater understanding of issues faced by Bucknellians working, living, and studying abroad.
- Pilobolus dances at Weis Center
Pilobolus, an American dance company with international influence, will perform Friday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20
- President Mitchell details goal of 'pre-eminence' in education
In Homecoming Weekend remarks, Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell said the University's historic past is a solid foundation on which to build and deliver the next chapter in Bucknell's legacy - the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education. || Complete text || Homecoming Photo Galleries
- Patriot League unveils 2007 basketball television schedule
The Patriot League announced its 2007 men's and women's basketball television schedule and a total of five Bucknell games will air live on ESPNU. The television deal triggered schedule changes for both the men and women.
- Secretary of State visit cancelled
The U.S. State Department informed Bucknell Monday that due to urgent global events the planned visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday, Oct. 13, has been cancelled.
- Kanye West in concert Oct. 21
Kanye West will perform in concert Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Sojka Pavilion at Bucknell University.
- Eady is Sojka Visiting Poet
Poet Cornelius Eady will visit Bucknell University as the 12th annual Sandra and Gary Sojka Visiting Poet hosted by the Stadler Center for Poetry. He will read from his works Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Bucknell Oct. 13
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accepted an invitation to hold a public conversation at Bucknell University. The event will occur at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, on the Bucknell campus, on Friday, Oct. 13, at 2:45 p.m.
- Candidates debate: Sherwood, Carney in spotlight at Bucknell
U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood, a Republican, faced Democratic challenger Chris Carney at Bucknell Oct. 4 in their first public debate. || PCN video
- Campus panel dissects '06 election possibilities
The political landscape looks a lot like the one 12 years ago when Republicans regained control of both chambers of Congress, members of a panel analyzing the 2006 election said Monday night.
- Bucknell World: Meet Bucknell's Washington, D.C., Posse
Meet the Bucknell Posse — a group of 10 dynamic and motivated students chosen from more than 600 students in the Washington, D.C., area to attend Bucknell; they spent eight months together preparing for their college venture.
- 'Thieves of Baghdad' author, alum on Iraq Museum rescue
Matthew Bogdanos ’80 returned to Bucknell to tell the remarkable tale of recovering antiquities stolen from the Iraq Museum as documented in his book, Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine’s Passion to Recover the World’s Greatest Stolen Treasures.
- Bucknell and Lewisburg co-host Unity Jam
Bucknell University and the Lewisburg community will co-host the "Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally," Monday, Oct. 9.
- MASS Ensemble presents interactive music gallery
The Weis Center at Bucknell will host a free interactive sculptural music gallery Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with artists and instruments from MASS Ensemble. The ensemble artists will be on hand to guide, demonstrate, explain, and answer questions about the instruments located in the Weis Center lobby and outside the building.
- Bucknell Homecoming includes carnival
Bucknell University's annual Homecoming celebration will be held Oct. 6 to 8, with several events open to the local community, including a "Carnival of Yesterday."
- Bucknell announces sportsmanship campaign
Bucknell has announced its new "Bison Good Sports!" campaign, a sportsmanship awareness program designed to promote appropriate fan conduct at all Bison sporting events.
- King exhibition brings inanimate objects to life
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is presenting the exhibition, “Elizabeth King: Impossible to Freeze the Moment of Regard” through Nov. 19. The Samek Project Room exhibition includes two video projections and one small sculpture.
- Globe-trotting 'Misleading Trails' exhibit returns to Samek
"Misleading Trails," the globe-trotting art exhibit organized by the Samek Art Gallery, is returning home after two years on road and being shown at distinguished galleries across the U.S. and in China. || Samek Art Gallery
- Bucknell to host congressional race debate Oct. 4
In one of the nation's key congressional races, Bucknell will host a public debate by Pennsylvania 10th District incumbent Republican Don Sherwood and Democratic challenger Chris Carney on Wednesday, Oct. 4.