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May 28, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Beginning June 6, Bucknell University will host nearly 4,000 visitors participating in about 40 conferences.

Groups include: Kiwanis June 11-13; Library Conference June 13-16 and July 13-16; Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education June 16-18; Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust School June 20-25, July 11-16, and July 25-30; Camp McKelvey June 24-26, June 27-29; Creative Strands, Augusta Marketing July 6-11; Technology Student Association July 12-13; Renaissance Nutrition July 12-14; Secondary Schools Religion and Ecology July 14-22; PACAC July 18-21; Loyalsock Band July 25-30; Pennsylvania Cosmetology Association July 31-Aug. 2; and American Choral Directors Aug. 2-5.

Religious groups include Episcopal Diocese June 10-12; Episcopal Youth June 20-26; and School of Christian Missions July 19-22, July 19-24 and July 23-25.

Sports camps include Bison Shoot-Out Tournament June 18-19; Bison Go Swim June 20-24; Soccer Kids Day Camp June 21-25; boys basketball June 21-25 and June 27-July 1; girls basketball June 24-27 and July 5-9; girls field hockey July 8-11; boys soccer July 11-15 and July 18-22; cross country/track July 18-22; girls soccer July 25-29 and July 30-Aug. 1; water polo July 25-29; and baseball July 29-Aug. 1.

The summer school session will be held June 14-July 23.

The Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets will be held June 6-July 3, sponsored by the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall. The 13 participants, from universities around the nation as well as Bucknell, will work with Stadler Center staff members Paula Closson Buck, Ron Mohring, Deirdre O'Connor and Rebecca Warner as well as visiting poets Terrance Hayes and James Harms.

The Younger Poets will give readings of their works June 11, 18, 25 and July 2 at 8 p.m. The June 18 event will include a reading by Shara McCallum, Stadler Center director. Members of the staff will read from their works Wednesday, June 9, at 7 p.m.

The author of Hip Logic and Muscular Music and professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, Hayes will read June 11 at 7 p.m. The author of four books of poetry and director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at West Virginia University, Harms will read June 25 at 7 p.m. All poetry readings are in Bucknell Hall. For more information, call the Stadler Center for Poetry at 577-1853.

The Summer Quartet Program, featuring string chamber music with 36 young international musicians, will be held June 13-Aug. 1 in Bucknell Hall. Highlights are performances by the Cavani and Ying string quartets, as well as solo and group performances by the participants.

Program founder and director Charles Castleman, professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music, will present a recital July 13 at 8 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. June 17, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, and for 3 p.m. July 3, 4, 11, 25, 29, 31. Admission is $5 at the door for individual performances. Schedule is subject to change; for more information, call 577-5009 or visit

In addition, several events will be held at the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. They are:

June 12: Riversticks Lacrosse Tournament;

June 26: Cavalcade of Champions (drum and bugle corps competition), 7:30 p.m.

July 23-24: Keystone Games (boys lacrosse).

The summer conferences program at Bucknell originated as a way to provide year-round employment to university staffs, according to Judy Mickanis, director of reservations, information and conference services. "They offer a wide range of facilities in an educational, professional atmosphere," she said.

For more information about the Bucknell summer conferences program, call 577-3095 or see


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