September 2007 News
- Scholar Benjamin Barber to speak in Bucknell Forum
Internationally renowned democracy scholar and commentator Benjamin R. Barber will discuss the media and its effects on citizenship in the third event of the national speaker series, "The Bucknell Forum: The Citizens and Politics in America," on Monday, Nov. 5. || Watch the Colbert Report interview
- Gerard Prunier speaks about Darfur
Gerard Prunier will give the talk, "Darfur, Genocide, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Africa," Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium in the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- President Mitchell issues statement on Burma crisis
Bucknell University President Brian C. Mitchell issued a statement regarding the crisis in Burma.
- Alumni cyclists complete 3,050-mile trek for scholarship
Three generations of Bucknell alumni arrived Thursday in Atlantic City, N.J., having cycled coast to coast in 19 days to raise more than $1 million for scholarships.
- SBDC workshop addresses "Audience Viewpoint"
Gerald Paulsen will lead the SBDC workshop, "Presenting from the Audience Viewpoint Effectively," Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in Larison Dining Hall at Bucknell University.
- Civil engineers receive $230,000 in NSF grants
The National Science Foundation funded two proposals by Bucknell engineering professors related to the study of soil-bentonite cutoff walls, commonly used as a barrier against groundwater pollutants. The grants totaled $230,000.
- Day 18: Scholarship cyclists nearing end of 3,050-mile trek
The Bucknell-Penn Alumni Bike Race Across America is one day away from completing a 3,050-mile, coast-to-coast cycling trek that's raised more than $1 million for scholarships.
- SBDC hosts Quickbooks workshops
The Bucknell SBDC) will offer three "Quickbooks for Small Business Owners" workshops Oct. 15, 16 and 17 in the Bertrand Library Computer Lab at Bucknell.
- SBDC hosts customer service workshop
The Bucknell SBDC will hold a workshop on customer service Oct. 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the SBDC Business Education Center in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell among Pa. schools joining national database
Bucknell is among Pennsylvania's independent colleges and universities joining a new national database that will help students and parents to choose higher education institutions based on objective and comprehensive information. || See Bucknell University profile
- Jazz at Bucknell: The Dave Douglas Quintet
The Dave Douglas Quintet will perform Oct. 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall, the second concert in this third season's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- Brox to speak on "The Particulars of Place"
Writer Jane Brox will give the talk, "The Particulars of Place," Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Day 16: Scholarship riders celebrate a birthday en route
The Bucknell-Penn Alumni Bike Race Across America, a 3,050-mile coast-to-coast effort to raise money for scholarship, enters Day 16 with one of Team Bucknell's members marking his 60th birthday.
- Bucknell Theatre presents "Never in my Lifetime"
The Bucknell University department of theatre and dance will present "Never in My Lifetime" Oct. 5, 6 and 7 at 8:30 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre at Bucknell.
- Prunier to discuss Darfur Genocide
Gerard Prunier will give the talk, "Darfur, Genocide, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Africa," Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium at Bucknell University.
- Day 13: Scholarship riders celebrate $1m achievement
The Bucknell-Penn Alumni Bike Race Across America, which has raised more than $1 million for scholarships, is in Day 13 of its 19-day coast-to-coast trek.
- Professor paints a bright picture with 'yellow boy'
Bucknell Professor Carl Kirby paints a bright picture for Pennsylvania's acid mine drainage - turning the sediment into paint pigment. || Listen to the podcast
- Weis Center presents pianist Ilya Yakushev
The young and extraordinary pianist Ilya Yakushev will present an all-Russian concert Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell hosts Iraq War faculty panel
The Bucknell University College Democrats and the Bucknell Caucus for Economic Justice will host a faculty panel on the Iraq War Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 268 of the Olin Science Building.
- 'Manufactured Landscapes' opens Campus Theatre festival
Director Jennifer Baichwal's stunning award-winning documentary film, "Manufactured Landscapes," opens the 2007 Documentary Film Festival Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg.
- Day 11: Cross-country scholarship ride reaches $1M mark
It's Day 11 of the Bucknell-Penn Alumni Bike Race Across America and Team Bucknell has reached its goal of raising $1 million for a scholarship fund for outstanding students from low-income backgrounds.
- Bucknell hosts Environmental Assessment Summit
Bucknell University Environmental Center has initiated a collaborative, campus-wide environmental assessment of the university's operations and practices.
- Russert kicks off Bucknell Forum with presidential election talk
Veteran NBC newsman and best-selling author Tim Russert kicked off the Bucknell Forum's national speakers series Tuesday night saying the 2008 presidential election is wide open. || New! Bucknell Podsquad meets Tim Russert
- Day 9: Scholarship ride pushes toward $1 million mark
Nine days into a 19-day bicycle trek across the country to generate money for scholarship, Team Bucknell is credited with raising more than $881,000 toward its announced goal of $1 million.
- Bucknell hosts Unity Jam
Bucknell University will host the "Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally," Tuesday, Sept. 25.
- Envionmental Center hosts mine, river symposium
The Bucknell University Environmental Center will host the Second Annual Susquehanna River Initiative Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 29. || Listen to a WKOK-AM interview
- Bucknell alum helps Russia to 2008 Olympic berth
J.R. Holden '98 became a hero in Russia Sunday, making a long jump shot with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Russian national team to a stunning 60-59 victory over world champion Spain in the Eurobasket 2007 championship and securing a berth at the 2008 Olympics.
- Day 6: Ride for scholarship crossing 1,000-mile mark
Team Bucknell is in the sixth day of their 19-day, 3,050-mile coast-to-coast bicycle trek that is attempting to raise $1 million for scholarship.
- Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz: Maricle's Five Play
Drummer Sherrie Maricle's quintet Five Play will perform in a jazz concert Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Loftus named director of Office of Strategy Implementation
Edward Loftus has been named director of the Office of Strategy Implementation and will start Oct. 1.
- Day 4: Ride for scholarship tackles Arizona mountains
Day Four of the Bucknell-Penn Alumni Bike Race Across America for Scholarship is seeing Team Bucknell make steady progress through Arizona's mountains and desert — with cooler temperatures and encouragement from U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
- Day 3: Team Bucknell braving Arizona heat on scholarship ride
Team Bucknell is in its third day of cycling coast-to-coast to raise $1 million for scholarships, having faced fierce desert temperatures and one mishap along the way.
- 'The President's Own' U.S. Marine Band in concert Oct. 4
As part of its 2007 national concert tour, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band will perform at Bucknell's Weis Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
- Bucknell faculty recital: "A Little (imaginary) Night Music"
Bucknell University will host the faculty recital, "A Little (imaginary) Night Music," with pianist Lois Svard Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center. The free program will include music by William Duckworth, George Tsontakis and Kyle Gann.
- Gomez to give Black Experiences Lecture
Michael Gomez will give the talk, "African Muslims in the Americas," Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Haack to give Sellars Lecture
Susan Haack will give the Roy Wood Sellars Lecture "The Pluralistic Universe of Law: Towards a Neo-Classical Legal Pragmatism," Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell students memorialize September 11 anniversary
In honor of the sixth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Bucknell University Conservatives Club will construct a memorial with 2,996 flags on the uphill lawn of Bucknell’s Elaine Langone Center on September 10 and 11.
- Weis Center opens with "Universe of Dreams"
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will present "A Universe of Dreams," Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. with Ensemble Galilei , NPR's Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and breathtaking images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Team Bucknell gears up to cycle cross-country for scholarship
Three generations of Bucknell alumni will saddle up at 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, for the first leg of their coast-to-coast bicycle trek to raise $1 million for scholarships.
- Provost announces decision to return to Naval Academy
Bucknell Provost Mary DeCredico '81 announced her intention to return to the Naval Academy as a professor of history, effective the 2008-09 academic year.
- Rosen is Constitution Day speaker at Bucknell
Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, will give the talk, "Supreme Personalities: Is the Roberts Court on a Collision Course with America?" Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell.
- CANCELLED: Bryan opens Focus Year series
Anthony Bryan was scheduled to give the talk, "Vision and Reality in Caribbean/Latin American Relations," Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell. Bryan's talk has been cancelled