October 24, 2006

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host its annual Parents Weekend Oct. 27 to 29, with many events open to the local community:

State of the University Address Saturday 10 a.m., Forum, Elaine Langone Center. Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell will discuss Bucknell's outstanding present and promising future.

Samek Art Gallery Exhibitions Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. "Misleading Trails: Ai Weiwei, Vernon Fisher, Xiaoze Xie, Enrique Chagoya, Hong Hao, Dan Mills, Hai Bo," with work in many media by prominent United States and Chinese artists; and "Elizabeth King: Impossible to Freeze the Moment of Regard," figurative objects set in motion with stop-frame film animation. Located on the top floor of the Elaine Langone Center, the gallery is accessible via elevator.

Theatre Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8 p.m., Powers Theatre. "Spring Awakening," a provocative drama of sexual discovery, directed by Bob Gainer. The play is a collaboration of students, faculty and guest artists and incorporates a multi-media use of theatre, film, and an original musical score. Advance tickets ($8, $6 for senior citizens) are available from Weis Center Campus Box Office weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 577-1000, or at the door one hour before each performance.

Hilltop Film Series Friday 8 p.m. and Saturday 3 p.m., Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center. "Rosemary’s Baby," directed by Roman Polanski, 1968.

Music Friday 8 p.m., Weis Center for Performing Arts: Bucknell University Jazz Band, directed by William Kenny, with music by jazz greats Basie, Mingus, Ellington and Gillespie. Friday and Saturday 9 p.m., Rooke Chapel: Christy's Candlelight Entertainment with Bucknell student a cappella groups; admission $5. Saturday 7 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building: Meet-the-Artist Pre-Performance Chat with members of L'ensemble Pennetier. Saturday 8 p.m., Weis Center: L'ensemble Pennetier performing Bela Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion and other works; admission $20, tickets available at the Campus Box Office or by calling 577-1000.
 
Sports Friday 7 p.m. women's volleyball vs. Lafayette, Davis Gym;  Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southern Conference Championships – men's water polo; Saturday 1 p.m. football vs. Fordham; 4 p.m. men’s soccer vs. Navy; 7 p.m. women’s volleyball vs. Lehigh.

Open House Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Greenhouse, Biology Building, fourth level, (accessible via elevator). Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m.: Observatory: view the stars (weather permitting), tour the facility and listen to astronomy professor Michele Thornley give a short talk on Pluto several times during the night. Open house will be held rain or shine.

Lewisburg Friday 6 to 8 p.m.; Dessert is on Us. Luminarias will mark the participating stores, sponsored by the Downtown Partnership. Friday 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.: Rocky Horror Picture Show and Costume Contest, Campus Theatre, sponsored by the Office of LGBT Awareness. Saturday 9 a.m.; Bucknell-Themed Tours, Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St.

Other events include:

Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hands Across the Water Book Drive, uphill side of Elaine Langone Center. Bison Corps will be collecting new and used books of all types to send to people in Africa.

Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bisonland Children's Area, Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, with inflatable rides and activities. (cancelled in the event of rain).

Sunday 8:30 a.m., football practice fields. "Paint Bucknell Pink 5K Run," sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer. Registration is $20.

For more information about Parents Weekend activities, see www.bucknell.edu/x20151.xml 

Posted Oct. 24, 2006

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