August 2009 News
- Bucknell Forum: LendingTree founder Doug Lebda '92 Nov. 10
Doug Lebda '92, an accomplished entrepreneur who is chairman and CEO of Tree.com and a Bucknell alumnus, will return to campus as part of the Bucknell Forum speaker series.
- Bucknell researchers study little-known Indian stone carvings in Susquehanna
A group of professors hopes their study of petroglyphs in the Susquehanna River will reveal more about the history of Native Americans in the region.
- Convocation text: Board Chair Kenneth Freeman '72
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Bucknell faculty, it is my honor to formally proclaim the opening of the 2009-10 academic year.
- Convocation text: Provost Mick Smyer
To the chair of the Board of Trustees Ken Freeman and your fellow trustees in the audience, President and Mrs. Mitchell, Distinguished Guests, Faculty Colleagues, Students, Staff Members, and, most especially, transfer students and members of the Class of 2013, welcome to Convocation 2009.
- Convocation's message of success opens 164th academic year
With dusk descending on campus, faculty and staff paraded in full color regalia to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts where transfer students and some 925 members of the Class of 2013 were welcomed to the Bucknell community during Convocation, marking the official opening of Bucknell's 164th academic year.
- Convocation text: President Brian C. Mitchell
Welcome, everyone, as we gather to celebrate a journey that begins tomorrow, the first day of Bucknell University's 164th academic year.
- Class of 2013 orientation slideshows available
Follow the Class of 2013 in our round-the-clock slideshows as they prepare to start classes Wednesday, Aug. 26.
- SBDC to host Microsoft seminar
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will host the fourth annual Microsoft seminar Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union County Government Center, located at 155 N. 15th St. in Lewisburg.
- SBDC hosts 'The First Step' workshop
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer "The First Step: Pre-business Workshop," Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the SBDC Education Center, Room 207 of the Chamberlin Building on Fifth Street in Lewisburg.
- Institute to offer courses for mature learners
Mature learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley can explore a range of topics from art to Shakespeare to "Singing Neanderthals" in classes that will be offered this fall in the new Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning.
- Board announces presidential search chair
Steve Holmes, a Bucknell trustee, '79 graduate and parent of three Bucknell students, has been named chair of the presidential search committee, Board of Trustees Chair Ken Freeman announced.
- Fred Wangwe named Catholic chaplain at Bucknell
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has named the Rev. Fred Wangwe Catholic Chaplain at Bucknell University
- Ronny Whyte Quartet in jazz concert
Jazz pianist Ronny Whyte and his quartet will celebrate Johnny Mercer's 100th birthday with a free jazz concert Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University. The concert is the first in the semester of the ongoing Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series, which is made possible by funding from the Weis family.
- SBDC hosts professional social networking workshop
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will host the workshop, "Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more — Preparing businesses for the 21st-century customer: Professional Social Networking," on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Country Cupboard restaurant, located on Route 15 North, in Lewisburg.
- New features highlight redesigned myBucknell
A redesigned myBucknell, a campus portal serving Bucknell students, faculty, staff, and parents, was launched today with a host of new features and functions, including one-stop access to email, personal and campus calendars, world and local news, and course schedules.
- 'Welcome to the Neighborhood' awaits Class of 2013
A record number of Lewisburg merchants will greet Bucknell's Class of 2013 with a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" on Monday, Aug. 24.
- Donation bolsters water polo programs
The men's and women's water polo programs at Bucknell will be greatly bolstered thanks to a $1.5 million commitment made by Dan '78 and Chris (Peterjohn '76) Richards.
- Samek Art Gallery schedules 2009-10 exhibitions
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University has scheduled several exhibitions for the 2009-10 academic year, beginning Aug. 26 with "William Christenberry: Site/Possession."
- 164th academic year opens Aug. 26
Bucknell University's 164th academic year opens on Wednesday, Aug. 26, as more than 3,500 undergraduate and 150 graduate students return to campus.
- Professor receives $100,000 to uncover Moravian, Native American history
Professor Katie Faull recently was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities for her collaborative research and translations of mid 18th-century Moravian diaries.
- Top stories: Class of 2013, president, alumni pay
The Class of 2013, the University president, alumni salaries, a Bucknell University senior and a Bucknell Forum speaker were the focus of Bucknell's most popular web stories in July.
- Annual Fund sets new record at $10 million
Bucknell's Annual Fund surpassed $10 million in cash gifts for the first time in the University's history, Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell announced.
- Symposium highlights summer research
The annual Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society) summer research poster symposium was held in the Elaine Langone Center Wednesday, July 29, where the results of summer research by more than 50 Bucknell students were on display.
- Bucknell Magazine: Q&A with Jay Wright '83
Jay Wright '83, head men's basketball coach at Villanova, answers a few questions about basketball and Bucknell.