The site is a portal for facilitating interactive communication between the Search Committee and the University's constituencies, and for providing relevant information to candidates. [full story]
Bucknell's nationwide search to recruit the 17th president of the University to succeed Brian C. Mitchell is supported by the new website, which features search news, a presidential prospectus and links that allow readers to communicate opinions and suggestions directly to the Search Committee.
The LendingTree founder is an accomplished entrepreneur. [full story]
Lebda has been recognized for his successful business pursuits, most visibly for founding LendingTree.com, with a number of awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's Trailblazer and the Inman Innovator of the Year.
He will give the talk, "Lead or Fail: The New Challenges of a New Economy," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Trout Auditorium. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century."
Visit the Bucknell Forum website for more details about Lebda's talk and other speakers in the series, which runs through spring 2010.
Alumni, authors and activists are among the panelists for the Nov. 13 and 14 event. [full story]
"In Media Res: Gender, Race and Popular Culture" is a series of programs and events exploring emerging scholarship on race, gender, class, media and popular culture.
"We're looking forward to hearing from a lot of very interesting people, including Rutgers law professor Imani Perry, activist/author Suheir Hammad, actor and Bucknell graduate Gbenga Akinnagbe '00 and film-maker Martha Diaz," said Jessica Hess '99, director of Multicultural Student Services at Bucknell.
Two events are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, and the conference continues with academic symposia and panels.
Started on a bare-bones budget, Eclipse Solar LLC is turning a profit with several clients and plans to expand. [full story]
The company is a result of the School of Management's business venture competition, which Craig Dwyer '10 and Eric Diamond '09 entered with an eye on the $5,000 grand prize. They decided on a solar energy sales and installation venture and wrote a business plan focusing on government incentives as a selling point for solar energy systems.
Dwyer and Diamond placed fourth in the competition and were inspired to pursue the idea. They brought in another partner, Drew Willey '09, and set up shop in a 1,240-square-foot storefront in West Chester, Pa. Eclipse Solar now sells and installs solar electric panels, or photovoltaics, which convert sunlight to electrical power.
The partners also are developing designs for several potential commercial clients. Meanwhile, Dwyer is finishing his last year at Bucknell. He is conducting an independent study on how to operate a company while still in college.
University employees were surveyed by a private agency on workplace satisfaction and environment, compensation and benefits, and relationship with supervisors. [full story]
The two-part process, a private state-wide effort to determine the "Best Places to Work in PA," evaluates each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. About 51 percent of the 350 Bucknell employees randomly selected completed the online survey this summer.
The University will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Hershey, Pa.
Videos of recent speakers, celebrations and events are online, along with a slideshow of the University bookstore construction. [full story]
Don't miss Bucknell's online multimedia featuring:
- University bookstore construction progress
- Renowned historian Niall Ferguson's Bucknell Forum talk, "Is the United States and Empire? Should It Be?" (log-in required; available until Nov. 15)
- Harvard University professor Howard Gardner's Bucknell Forum presentation on his 15-year GoodWork Project (log-in required; available until Nov. 15)
- Distinguished author John Edgar Wideman, the 2009 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters (log-in required; available until Nov. 15)
- Clinical professor of management and executive-in-residence William Gruver on WVIA's "Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal"
- The Bucknell Brigade's 10th anniversary
- 125 years of co-education
- Homecoming 2009
- The Bucknell world of learning in under four minutes