October 2009 News
- Homecoming welcomes alumni and friends
Bucknell University welcomed alumni and friends for a Homecoming celebration Oct. 22-25. The weekend marked several milestones honoring co-education, the international relations program and the Bucknell Brigade.
- Bucknell Forum: The basics of 'GoodWork'
Bucknell Forum speaker Howard Gardner discussed the results of a 15-year project on what constitutes "good work."
- Bucknell mailroom one, well, creepy place
With Halloween in the air, the fainthearted may want to consider spending time in a less, well, spooky place.
- Bucknell Magazine: Children of war
Bucknell students who have lived through the worst are determined to change their countries for the better.
- Bucknell Magazine: Q&A with Herb Wilcox '50
Herb Wilcox '50 led the team of engineers that built the picture tube for the video camera that recorded Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Forty years later, Bucknell University graduate Wilcox pauses to look back.
- Business competition nets solar venture
A student and two alumni were inspired to start their own company after falling short in a business ventures competition at Bucknell.
- Susquehanna monitors provide water quality info
Assistant Professor Matt McTammany is collecting real-time data on how natural and manmade activities affect water quality in the Susquehanna River.
- Keady to discuss sweat shops and social justice
Jim Keady will give the talk, "Beyond the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice," on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Red Priest plays Baroque at Weis Center
Red Priest will perform "Nightmare in Venice — A Halloween Fantasy" on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
- Bucknell faculty recital: flute, piano, dance
Flutist Mary Hannigan, pianist Barry Hannigan, and dancer Kelly Knox will give a faculty recital on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell to host second annual Patriot League Academic Conference
Bucknell University will host the second annual Patriot League Academic Conference Oct. 30 and 31.
- Jazz at Bucknell features Joanne Brackeen
Bucknell University's Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series will present pianist Joanne Brackeen in concert on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
- Carol Fredette in Cabaret Jazz series concert
Jazz vocalist Carol Fredette will perform in concert on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell. Performing with Fredette will be Mark Soskin, piano, and Dean Johnson, bass.
- Neurobiologist to discuss 'Love, Sex and Brain Evolution'
David Linden will give the talk, "Love, Sex and Brain Evolution," on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Speakers mark 350 Climate Action Festival
As part of Bucknell University’s 350 Climate Action Festival, Michael Dorsey, an assistant professor at Dartmouth College and an environmental and development policy specialist, spoke about the social repercussions of climate change policies Thursday, Oct. 15.
- Parapsychologist to discuss ghosts, hauntings
Rich Robbins will give the talk, "Ghosts and Hauntings: Decide for Yourself," on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Homecoming marks milestones with public events
Bucknell University will celebrate several milestones during its annual Homecoming celebration Oct. 22-25, including a commemoration of 125 years of co-education, the 25th anniversary of the international relations program and the 10th anniversary of the Bucknell Brigade. Several events are open to the local community.
- Bucknell theatre: 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'
The Bucknell University department of theatre and dance will present "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" Oct. 23 through 26 at 8 p.m. in the Harvey Powers Theatre.
- SBDC workshop: 'Difficult people'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Dealing with you is killing me! How to handle difficult employees, managers, customers," Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center, Room 207 of the Chamberlin Building on Fifth Street in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell student group hosts 'GuluWalk'
Bicycles Against Poverty will host the third annual GuluWalk on Sunday, Oct. 25, during Homecoming Weekend at Bucknell University. The two-mile walk around the Bucknell campus begins at 1 p.m. in front of Davis Gym.
- Bucknell recognized for community engagement
Bucknell is among the top schools in the nation being recognized for community service.
- Bucknell to celebrate 125 years of co-education
Bucknell University will commemorate 125 years of co-education with a celebration and symposium Oct. 22-23, in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend.
- Diversity programs focus on mentoring, expanding viewpoints
Bucknell's diversity office is working to make the campus more inclusive with cross-disciplinary programs that provide students with real-life experiences mentoring prospective college students from diverse backgrounds.
- Fall Study Abroad Blog in full swing
The fifth edition of Bucknell's Study Abroad Blog has been launched and is in full swing with eight new student bloggers detailing their experiences and travels.
- Bucknell Forum: 'Ethical Leadership' Oct. 21
Howard Gardner, a renowned Harvard University scholar who pioneered the multiple intelligences theory and has published a series of books on individual and institutional leadership, will speak at Bucknell on Oct. 21 as part of the ongoing Bucknell Forum national speakers series.
- Dubeau, La Pieta in concert at Weis Center
Violinist Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà will perform "Myth and Legend: music for strings," on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
- International Relations celebrates 25th anniversary
International Relations at Bucknell University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of events on Oct. 22 and 23.
- Bucknell, Lewisburg schedule Night on the Town
Downtown Lewisburg and Bucknell University will welcome local residents and alumni for Games in the Park followed by Night on the Town, a late-night shopping event, on Friday, Oct. 23, during Bucknell's Homecoming Weekend.
- SBDC hosts business plan writing workshop
The Bucknell University SBDC will host the workshop, "Writing your Business Plan," on Nov. 16 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Empire Beauty School, Orchard Hills Plaza in Shamokin Dam.
- Renowned archaeologist to discuss Athenian democracy
World-renowned archaeologist John McK. Camp II will give the talk, "The Agora and Athenian Democracy," on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Gallery Series presents North Indian music concert
Bucknell University's Gallery Series will present a concert of North Indian classical music with Samir and Sanghamitra Chatterjee on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
- Bucknell hosts Climate Action Festival Oct. 14-17
Michael Dorsey, a professor of environmental sciences at Dartmouth College and principal investigator in Dartmouth's Climate Justice Research Project, will speak Thursday, Oct. 15. He is the keynote speaker at Bucknell's 350 Climate Action Festival, a four-day event designed to draw attention to the environmental and social repercussions related to climate change.
- Burning River Brass at Weis Center
Burning River Brass will perform in concert on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
- Student group hosts fundraiser for Afghan children
A Bucknell University student group will host a fundraiser for Afghan children Saturday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall at Bucknell. Tickets are $25 per person.
- Weis Center family matinee: 'Tubby the Tuba'
The Weis Center at Bucknell will present a special family presentation of "Tubby the Tuba" with Matt Gaunt, the tuba soloist from the visiting Burning River Brass, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.
- Speaker says China already a world power
China Conference: Despite 'extreme" economic and military growth, China still is vulnerable to domestic issues such as climate change, poverty and an eventual slowdown, speaker David Lampton says.
- Top stories: Profiles top September's stories
A three-part series that highlighted 53 of Bucknell University's teacher-scholars topped September's most popular web stories.
- Weis Fellow Wideman reads from new work
The award-winning writer John Edgar Wideman received the 2009 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters at Bucknell last night before reading passages from an upcoming book and discussing his writings about race and class.
- Family Weekend slideshows now available
Photo slideshows from Bucknell University's Family Weekend 2009 are now online.
- SBDC hosts workshop on communication
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "You didn't just say that! avoiding communication pitfalls," Thursday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center.