Highlights for Friday, September 21
This is a PARTIAL schedule of events. Please pick up your final schedule at the Welcome Center!
Family Weekend Welcome Center
Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Elaine Langone Center Mall, Ground Floor
Plan on making your first stop the Family Weekend Welcome Center. Register and pick up tickets, a final schedule of events to guide you through the weekend and more. Receive a complimentary Bucknell totebag, and enter to win hotel reservations for Commencement Weekend during your graduate's special day!
3 - 4 p.m.
Professor Kevin Gilmore - Breakiron Engineering Classroom 65
"The Worth of Water"
To paraphrase Ben Franklin, we know not the worth of water until the well is dry. Building upon his insight, can we have the foresight to determine the worth of water before we reach that tipping point? In modern society we choose from a vast array of consumer water products, ranging from untreated springs to tap water to highly refined designer and artisan water. But from where do all these waters originate? What happens to them along the way? And is the value added worth the additional price? More importantly, is it worth the additional cost? In this interactive workshop, we will sample several types of water, learn about their journeys from source to the classroom, and decide for ourselves if the price and cost are justified, or if they just don't 'hold water.'
Professor John Hunter - Vaughan Literature
"When is a mind not a brain? Questions from the Boundaries of Culture and Neuroscience"
Over the past few decades, neuroscience has begun to address and (in some cases) claim to solve some of the ancient questions about the nature of our minds, our identities (or "selfhood"), and many other questions that were once the province of philosophy. Can our ever-increasing knowledge of how the brain works get to the bottom of these questions? Or do the messy problems of human culture intrude even in our neural networks? What can the two approaches learn from each other?
Law Speed Networking
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Center Room, Elaine Langone Center, 2nd Floor
Bucknell Pre-Law adviser and Bucknell Law Network offer a unique opportunity to students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the law sector — Speed Networking! Students who participate will receive enormous benefits! If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail Kay at email@example.com to receive the registration link.
Inside and Outside the Classroom Reception
4 - 5 p.m.
Student Hearth Space - Elaine Langone Center, Ground Floor
This is a chance for families and students to meet faculty, academic deans and deans of students in an informal setting and gain a better understanding of Bucknell's educational goals, insights and mission.
4 - 5 p.m.
Bucknell Hall, Stadler Center for Poetry
Take a walk through historic downtown Lewisburg and Bucknell University and experience poetry along the way. Visitors to the Poetry Path will have the chance to read and hear recordings of poems by living poets, recited in the poets' own voices. Ten markers along the Path feature poems that pay tribute to historic and culturally significant Lewisburg locales.
Shabbat Service and Dinner
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Berelson Center for Jewish Life - 632 St. George Street
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by a home-cooked dinner. Service time is 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP for dinner reservations to Linda Godfrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-577-3677.
Women's Soccer vs. Canisius
Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium
Hilltop Film — Let the Wind Blow, India 2004
Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center, 3rd Floor
Weis Center Performance — BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet ($)
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Adults: $25 Seniors (62+): $20 Children (0-18): $15 Subscriber: $20 BU Student (limit 2): $10
Tickets can be purchased online at www.Bucknell.edu/boxoffice. Join us for this unique Family Weekend concert — you're sure to leave the concert as an enthusiastic fan of Cajun music. Bob Dylan did. After listening to BeauSoleil during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival he exclaimed, "That's my kind of music!"
10 - 11 p.m.
Weis Center for the Performing Arts Lobby
Enjoy complimentary Cajun desserts and Chicory coffee courtesy of the Bucknell Family Programs office, and have your CD's signed by the band.
Christy's A Capella Concert ($)
9 - 11 p.m.
$10 per person - Tickets can be purchased online at www.Bucknell.edu/boxoffice
A Bucknell tradition, tickets sell fast for this concert featuring performances by Bucknell's student a cappella groups: the Offbeats, the Silhouettes, Bison Chips, Two Past Midnight and Beyond Unison.