December 03, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Early spring semester events at Bucknell University include an appearance by "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, a Samek Art Gallery exhibition with works by Jay Bolotin and Michele Kong, and readings with poet-in-residence James Harms and poet Evan Boland.

For a full listing of events at Bucknell, including a printable calendar of events, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x20214.xml

Jan. 22. Reading. James Harms, poet-in-residence, 7 p.m., Bucknell Hall. Harms, who directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at West Virginia University as well as the West Virginia Writers' Workshop, is the author of five collections of poetry, Modern Ocean, The Joy Addict, Quarters, Freeways and Aqueducts, and After West. For more information about Harms or the poet-in-residence program, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x3730.xml

Jan. 25 to March 30. Samek Art Gallery Exhibitions. "Jay Bolotin: The Jackleg Testament: part one – Jack & Eve, and other works," main gallery; and "Michele Kong: Latis," project room. "The Jackleg Testament" retells the creation stories of Western religion in two bodies of work by Jay Bolotin: 40 woodcuts containing the visual elements for a 60-minute motion picture. The site-specific installation "Latis" is a confluence of drawn and sculptural elements that describe a shifting topography. Exhibition hours: weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www1.bucknell.edu/Samek/  

Jan. 25. Weis Center Series. Jasmine Guy in "Raisin' Cane" with the Avery Sharpe Trio, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, 8 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets: $20. For more information, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x36465.xml

Jan. 26. Samek Art Gallery Lecture. Artist Jay Bolotin, 5 p.m., Forum, Elaine Langone Center.

Jan. 26. Hilltop Film Series. "Strawberry and Chocolate," directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba, 1994, 8 p.m., Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center. For the rest of the Hilltop Film Series schedule, visit http://www.orgs.bucknell.edu/hilltop/

Jan. 28 to Aug. 15. Bertrand Library Exhibitions. "Rainmaker Editions: Fusion of Literature, Art, Craft." The rare, beautifully produced Rainmaker Editions fuse fine literature with visual accompaniments and superb craftsmanship. A gift of Brenda O'Boyle Griego, Class of 1988, to the Bucknell University Special Collections, these signed, limited edition imprints are meticulously constructed, designed, printed, and bound. James A. Russell Exhibit Area, lower level 1. For more information about the Library collections, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x18881.xml

Jan. 29. Samek Art Gallery Film. "The Jackleg Testament Film," noon, Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center.

Jan. 29. The Bucknell Forum series. "The Capitalist Citizen and Democracy," Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's 'Mad Money' show, radio hosts and best-selling author, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets are required. For more information, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x37526.xml

Jan. 30. Janet Weis Jazz Series. 8 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.

Feb. 1. Weis Center Series. Sofia Festival Orchestra, with piano soloist Terrence Wilson, 8 p.m. Weis Center. Tickets: $25. The program includes works by Prokofiev, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky. For more information, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x36464.xml

Feb. 6. The Bucknell Forum. "Religion, Politics and Citizens in America," with panelists Obery Hendricks, professor of Biblical interpretation at New York Theological Seminary; Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; and The Rev. Barry Linn, executive director of Americans for Separation of Church and State, 7:30 p.m., Trout Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x37526.xml

Feb. 15. Weis Center Event. Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, 8 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets: $20. For more information, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x36463.xml

Feb. 15. Theatre. "Life as a Ball: A Tribute to Lucille Ball," written and performed by Bucknell senior Anastasia Peterson, 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Tickets: $8, $6 for senior citizens.

Feb. 16. Theatre. "Small Talk," devised and performed by Bucknell senior Janine Merolla, 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Tickets: $8, $6 for senior citizens.

Feb. 17. Theatre. "Life as a Ball: A Tribute to Lucille Ball," written and performed by Bucknell senior Anastasia Peterson, 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Tickets: $8, $6 for senior citizens.

Feb. 18. Theatre. "Small Talk," devised and performed by Bucknell senior Janine Merolla, 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Tickets: $8, $6 for senior citizens.

Feb. 19. Reading. Poet Eavan Boland, 7 p.m., Bucknell Hall. Boland also will participate in a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building on Feb. 19.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Dec. 3, 2007

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