March 2009 News
- Bucknell Forum: The 'citizen-soldier' April 15
Matthew Bogdanos, an acclaimed author, internationally recognized speaker, medaled veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Bucknell graduate, will discuss "The End of the Citizen-Soldier? Questions of Leadership in a Time of War" as the third speaker in this semester's Bucknell Forum series.
- American Red Cross blood drive at Bucknell on Wednesday
The Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Larison Hall at Bucknell University.
- Choreographers Showcase at Bucknell
The department of theatre and dance at Bucknell will present a Choreographers Showcase of faculty and student work on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in Powers Theatre of Coleman Hall.
- Bucknell Orchestra presents 'A Night at the Movies'
The Bucknell University Orchestra will present "A Night at the Movies" on Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center.
- Bucknell Brigade alumni return to Nicaragua
A group of 23 people returned to Nicaragua as part of a Bucknell Brigade alumni delegation, marking the 10th anniversary of the recovery effort.
- Jazz at Bucknell: Steve Coleman & Five Elements
Jazz at Bucknell will host a jazz piano performance by Steve Coleman & Five Elements on Wednesday, April 1, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University. The performance is free to the public as part of the University's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- Student Lectureship debate: 'Legalizing Marijuana'
The Student Lectureship Committee at Bucknell University will host "Heads vs. Feds: The Debate to Legalize Marijuana" with Steve Hager and Robert Stutman on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center.
- Academics, campus life in new virtual tour
A new, multimedia virtual tour of Bucknell University provides a customized, behind-the-scenes tour of the breadth of academic and student life at Bucknell.
- Bassam Saba Ensemble in Middle Eastern music residency
The Bassam Saba Ensemble will visit Bucknell University on Thursday, April 2, and present a workshop, lecture and concert in Middle Eastern music in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
- Student partners raise $20,000 for Habitat house
Bucknell and Susquehanna university students joined forces to raise a collective $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity, enough to co-sponsor the construction of a house in New Columbia.
- Bucknell WWII poster project wins ACRL award
A collaborative student-faculty-library staff class project that used World War II-era posters from the Bucknell University Special Collections has received the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award.
- Solar Scholars to offer solar energy workshop
Bucknell University's Solar Scholars will offer a free workshop on the basics of solar energy on Saturday, April 18.
- L.A. Theatre Works present sci-fi classics
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will present a double-bill theater production of "War of the Worlds" and "The Lost World," styled as a live studio radio broadcast and performed by L.A. Theatre Works, on Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $20.
- Jauregui talk continues 'Peace & Resistance' series
Carlos A. Jauregui will give the talk, "The Serial Killer and the Rebel: The Curious Case of the Man-Eating Negro aka El Negro Incognito," on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- NCAA Wrestling: Andy Rendos is All-American
Bucknell's Andy Rendos continued his run through the NCAA Wrestling Championships brackets Saturday at the Scottrade Center and ended up finishing fifth to become the first Bison to earn All-America honors since 1995.
- Cabaret Jazz Series presents Steve Rudolph Trio
The Steve Rudolph Trio will perform in a free jazz concert on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University. Rudolph will be joined by bassist Drew Gress and drummer Phil Haynes.
- Samuel Johnson Tercentenary celebration
The Bucknell Humanities Institute will commemorate the 300th birthday of Samuel Johnson during a two-day celebration March 23 and 24 at Bucknell University. The celebration includes talks by eminent Johnson scholars, a display of first editions and other rare books by Johnson, and a University Press publication.
- Students recount atrocities in 'Women of War' panel
Three students recounted stories of growing up in war during a panel discussion, 'Women of War,' at Bucknell.
- Bucknell holds slim lead in Presidents' Cup race
In a tight race for the Patriot League Presidents' Cup, Bucknell holds the slimmest of leads over Navy, with several other programs also within striking distance heading into the spring season.
- SBDC workshop: 'Work the Pond!'
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer a "Work the Pond! (Networking) Roundtable on Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parkview Room at 15 S. Sixth St. in Lewisburg.
- Penn State Baroque Ensemble presents lecture, concert
Bucknell University will host a lecture and concert with the Penn State Baroque Ensemble on March 22 in Rooke Recital Hall. Both the lecture, which begins at 1:30, and the concert, which begins at 3 p.m., are free and open to the public. The ensemble's visit is funded by the Kushell Music Endowment.
- Geology department to host open house
The geology department at Bucknell University will host an open house on March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the O'Leary Center,with many activities geared toward students.
- Bucknell book talk on war crimes available online
A C-SPAN "Book TV" video of a Bucknell University talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Deborah Nelson is available on the network's website.
- ESPN ads, website, PR for Jim Cramer talk win communications awards
The Office of Communications won top honors for a set of television advertisements featuring student athletes and garnered two other awards for the newly redesigned Bucknell University website and a public relations campaign for a Bucknell Forum event.
- Bucknell names director of research and sponsored programs
Joanne Romagni-Colvin, a biology professor who established the Office of Sponsored Programs at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, has been named Bucknell University’s first director of research and sponsored programs.
- Bucknell 'Women of War' student panel to discuss atrocities
Three students will discuss their experiences in war during a panel discussion, "Women of War," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Bucknell.
- Press marks first book 40th anniversary
The Bucknell University Press is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of its first book in 1969 with a series of literary projects this year that will include publications highlighting Charles Darwin’s contributions to science and discovery.
- Eudora Welty 100th birthday celebration
Bucknell University will celebrate writer Eudora Welty's 100th birthday with a series of events March 17 and 18.
- Bucknell yearbook staff recognized
The staff of L'Agenda, the Bucknell University yearbook, has received an Honorable Mention Certificate of Excellence for its dedication, effort and accomplishments by Taylor Publishing Company
- Paintings of war, suffering bring to life lessons of economics
Professor Steve Stamos uses the paintings of Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guyasamin, on display at the Samek Art Gallery, to bring home the principles of economics.
- College of Arts and Sciences approves curriculum
Bucknell's College of Arts and Sciences has approved a comprehensive new curriculum requiring students to draw upon the breadth of Bucknell's academic core while critically examining issues in the global community.
- Vigeant receives ASEE's Fahien Award
Margot Vigeant, associate professor of chemical engineering at Bucknell University, has been named the 2009 recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Chemical Engineering Division Ray W. Fahien Award. She will receive the award at the ASEE Annual Meeting this summer in Austin.
- Bucknell book talk on war crimes to air on C-SPAN2
C-SPAN2 will air a Bucknell University book talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Deborah Nelson on Sunday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the series, "Book TV."
- Bucknell Forum: Women's rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a noted leader and author who has faced death threats for her criticism of Islam's treatment of women, will speak at Bucknell on Tuesday, March 31.