July 2008 News
- 'Welcome to the Neighborhood' to greet Class of 2012
Dozens of borough merchants will meet and greet Bucknell's Class of 2012 at the annual Welcome to the Neighborhood on Monday, Aug. 25.
- Fall: 163rd academic year opens
Bucknell opens its 163rd academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 27, with a host of new faces, campus improvements, renowned speakers and cultural and athletic events greeting its 3,500 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.
- Weis Center welcomes global artists
A Celtic Christmas. A Korean tea ceremony. A Latino dance company. The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will host performances by artists from around the globe during the 2008-09 season.
- Samek Art Gallery: 'Peace & Resistance'
The Samek Art Gallery will mark the 25th anniversary of Bucknell having an art gallery with the yearlong series, "Peace & Resistance." The season begins Aug. 25 with an exhibition of works by Yoko Ono. || Related coverage: Dan Mills talks with Yoko Ono
- Bucknell raises record $50.5 million in first year of campaign
Bucknell raised a record $50.5 million during the first year of its $400 million comprehensive fundraising campaign, President Brian C. Mitchell announced.
- 'Twelfth Night' opens Bucknell theatre season
William Shakespeare's classic comedy "Twelfth Night" will open the 2008-09 season of theatre and dance performances at Bucknell University.
- Scholarship cyclists in screening of ride documentary
The Bucknell-Penn Alumni Bike Race for Scholarship Documentary will be shown on Friday, Aug. 1, at 2:45 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum at Bucknell.
- Bucknell students present summer science research
Bucknell University students participating in summer undergraduate research projects will present a poster session Thursday, July 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Center Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Olympian, three swimmers highlight Hall of Fame class
A 2008 Olympian, three swimmers, a field hockey star and a record-setting distance runner encompass the 30th Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame class that will be formally inducted during Homecoming Weekend ceremonies on Oct. 25.
- Bucknell SBDC hosts 30th anniversary celebration
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a 30th anniversary luncheon, "Growing Small Businesses," Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Col. John Kelly Room at the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell receives national diversity in athletics award
The NCAA has presented Bucknell's Department of Athletics and Recreation with a Diversity in Athletics Award.
- Summer research taking Bucknell students around globe
Undergraduate summer research projects will take Bucknell University students around the globe -- from Central Pennsylvania and a remote mountain base camp in Alaska to the north African country of Sudan.
- Penn Central Wind Band to present free concert
The Penn Central Wind Band will present a free concert on Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Magazine: Recent grads reflect on time at Bucknell
They graduated in May and they credit their Bucknell experience with giving them confidence as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Read the success stories of five recent graduates.
- Smyer named TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow
Bucknell University Provost Michael Smyer has been named a TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow.
- Printing press replica to display in DC museum
Nearly 600 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type printing. Eight years ago, Bucknell students designed a replica. This year, their design will go on display in a new exhibition in the nation’s capital.
- 245 student-athletes on 2008 spring semester dean's list
- Community college students prepped for top schools
A summer program, Bucknell Community College Scholars, helps to prepare highly motivated, high-achieving, low- to middle-income community college students for transfer to some of the country's best colleges and universities, including Bucknell. || Related coverage: The Washington Post