May 2009 News
- Swine flu information
Bucknell University is working closely with local, state and federal officials to monitor the spread of swine flu (H1N1) and provide updated information as necessary to the campus community.
- Bucknell students, others to research chemical ecology in Spain
Eight students from Bucknell University and other institutions will travel to Spain this month to participate in a 10-week, undergraduate research program at the University of Cadiz.
- Top athletic stories from 2008-09
The 2008-09 academic year recently concluded and Bucknell earned its 15th Patriot League Presidents' Cup in the last 19 years, had three teams earn Patriot League championships, was again among the nation's leaders in graduation rates and currently has 15 Academic All-District selections with more to come in the upcoming weeks.
- Reunion to welcome thousands May 28
Bucknell University will host Reunion Weekend May 28 through 31, with thousands of alumni planning to return to the campus.
- Bucknell honors staff at annual picnic
Eight members of the Bucknell University staff were honored at the annual staff picnic Tuesday, May 26. Four received the Geiger and Zeller Awards, and four were recognized for receiving degrees.
- Commencement 2009: Audio clips
Selected audio clips from the Class of 2009 commencement on May 17, 2009.
- Commencement 2009: Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel text
Complete text of Elie Wiesel's commencement address delivered May 17, 2009.
- Commencement 2009: President Brian C. Mitchell's text
Complete text of Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell's commencement address delivered May 17, 2009.
- Commencement 2009: Stephanie Rink '09, class response
Complete text of the class response delivered by Stephanie Rink '09 on May 17, 2009.
- Top research-related stories from 2008-09
What do white-nose syndrome, wildfires, the Gutenberg printing press and dangerous catheter air bubbles have in common?
- Steiner honors thesis receives award
Recent Bucknell grad Emily Steiner has received an award for a portion of her honors thesis written during her senior year.
- Patriot League Presidents' Cup remains at Bucknell
The Bucknell Bison have earned the Patriot League Presidents’ Cup, the all-sports championship, for the 15th time in the 19-year history of the league.
- Rev. Thomasina Yuille named Bucknell chaplain
A career Navy chaplain with extensive experience leading a community congregation and participating in international humanitarian efforts will become Bucknell's new chaplain on July 13.
- Visual illusion wins international competition
Professor Art Shapiro has done it again. He and a team of researchers that includes two Bucknell graduates won first place in this year’s international visual illusions contest.
- Robert Springall is named dean of admissions
Robert Springall, who has served as associate director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Central Florida since 2004, has been named dean of admissions.
- Community College Scholars bring life experiences
Eleven Bucknell Community College Scholars will be the first to graduate from the program May 17. The University in 2007 began a partnership with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to recruit community college transfer students.
- 900 to graduate at Bucknell's 159th commencement
Thousands of family and friends will join Bucknell's Class of 2009 on the Academic Quadrangle to celebrate the University's 159th commencement.
- Elie Wiesel to deliver commencement address
Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate honored for his leadership in fighting injustice and his writings as a Holocaust survivor, will deliver the commencement address during the 159th graduation ceremony at Bucknell in May.
- Bucknell to broadcast Commencement live on web
Bucknell will debut a live, online broadcast of this year's Commencement on Sunday, May 17.
- Alumni to be honored for leadership, achievements
The Bucknell University Alumni Association has announced its 2009 Alumni Association Award recipients, who will be honored on May 30 at the Reunion Rally.
- Top 10 news stories for academic year 2008-09
What did 26 new tenure-track faculty and a new survey showing that Bucknell University alumni had the highest earning potential in the nation have in common?
- Bucknell, Barnes & Noble to partner on bookstore
Bucknell has signed a letter of intent to partner with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to design and manage a new 29,000-square-foot University bookstore scheduled to open in summer 2010 in downtown Lewisburg.
- Clinic inspired by Bucknell Brigade serves thousands
Ten years after the first Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua, a clinic in the resettlement community Nueva Vida is thriving. The clinic is supported with the help of about $40,000 in donations from Bucknell.
- Report: Bucknell exceeds NCAA academic standards
For the fifth year in a row, Bucknell scored very well in the NCAA's Academic Performance Rate APR report, with each of its 27 programs easily meeting the 925-point cutoff.
- Engineers bring flowing water to Nicaraguan village
Residents of this mountaintop village have running water for the first time, thanks to the completion of three-year engineering project inspired by the Bucknell Brigade.
- First campus environmental assessment released
The first comprehensive environmental assessment of Bucknell, significantly covering all aspects of campus life, has been released.
- Brigade inspired professor's co-op research
Professor Paul Susman is conducting research on the successes and failures of co-ops in Nicaragua. His research was inspired by his work with the Bucknell Brigade.
- Summer conferences scheduled at Bucknell
Bucknell University will host nearly 5,000 visitors participating in about 40 conferences beginning June 5 through Aug. 1.