Past Program Descriptions
The below list of programs represents a sample of past offerings; from time to time programs are opened for new registrations.
Love Your Money: Make Smart Choices about Credit, Stocks & Investing- (CDC Workshop) Big paychecks come with big choices! Join us for lunch and a personal finance professional will help you prepare for your life after Bucknell. Get your questions answered. Lunch will be provided. If you have financial topics you would like to discuss during the event? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your questions. Space is limited, *For this program please register via the Career Development Center BRIDGE calendar.*
Google Me: Using LinkedIN in Your Search- (CDC Workshop) Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn as a job search tool. You know the power of Facebook for connecting with friends, now it is time to learn the power of LinkedIn - the professional way to network. Learn the basics of LinkedIn, useful ways to enhance your search and how it can be used to explore career paths. Leave this workshop with a LinkedIn profile! *For this program please register via the Career Development Center BRIDGE calendar.*
Life After Bucknell Programs- Various program topics offered by the Career Development Center (open only to Seniors). Want to understand yourself better or want help in easing your transition into the "real world"? These programs might be for you. *For these programs register via the Career Development Center BRIDGE calendar.*
Negotiation Strategies- (CDC workshop) Unsure of how much or when you should negotiate a job of internship offer? Michael Johnson-Cramer, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the School of Management, teaches about the process of negotiation in his classes and students find the information useful and interesting, He will provide remarks and answer questions at this informal program. A light lunch will be served. *For this program register via the Career Development Center BRIDGEcalendar or email email@example.com.*
Banking 101 and the Importance of Credit- Jessica Brazier, Vice President of Lewisburg M & T Bank will discuss the basics of the banking and lending system including how to open a checking account as well as specifics of having a checking account. Additionally, she will discuss how credit works and the importance of credit not only now but in the future. This presentation will last approximately 50 minutes.
Understanding Healthcare for Students- Bucknell's own Dr. Stechschulte will engage students and cover the topics associated with student health-care while a student and post graduation.
Lewisburg Cemetery Bucknellians- Retired Bucknell Professor Russ Dennis will offer an illustrative talk on interesting Bucknell associated people buried in the Lewisburg Cemetery; including past University presidents, 19th century professors, a famous athlete and a Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Attendance will be capped at 10.
Lewisburg Council Meeting- (Borough Building - 55 S. 5th Street) Attend a Borough Council Meeting and see how a local government works. Attendance will be capped at 10.
Lewisburg Neighborhood Corporation- (Borough Building - 55 S. 5th Street) Town / Gown relationship building, planning and discussions. Attendance will be capped at 10.
Social and Meet Your Neighbors- (Campus Theatre - 413 Market Street) Attend and meet other local residents, such as Mayor Wagner and Chief Yost of the Lewisburg Police Department. Enjoy some snacks! Featuring dipped apples and rice crispy treats!
Top 20 Things You Should Buy for your First Kitchen!- Come and learn which items would be essential and a great addition to your first kitchen!
How to leave your rental in May- At the end of each school year, Bucknellians pack up all their belongings and leave for the summer. This session will tell you all the details of departing your dwelling properly so you can retain your security deposit! It will also cover other details such as utilities and other specifics.
Lewisburg Farmers Market Trip- See what our local Farmer's Market has to offer from great food to locally made and grown items. Buy your groceries for the week! For credit, participants must ride the provided transportation. The van will pick up students at 11:55 a.m. at Up Hill ELC and return to campus by 1:00 p.m. Attendance will be capped at 15.
Grilling 101-Chef Pete Zerbe will demonstrate best practices with grilling meat, veggies and other food items.
Fire Safety - Part 1 - Officer Bob Ulmer will present some basic important fire safety tips for residents residing off campus. Please bring questions about fire hazards for your home.
Fire Safety - Part 2- Officer Bob Ulmer will present some important additional fire safety information including how to use a fire extinguisher. The program is 30 minutes in duration. This session will allow students the opportunity to discharge extinguishers- please dress accordingly!!
Downtown Gatherings: How to Host an Event with Chief Paul Yost- Lewisburg Police Chief Paul Yost will go over information downtown residents should know prior to hosting a gathering. He will answer questions, discuss your liability and offer advice on how to interact with officers. This presentation will last approximately 50 minutes.
Cooking with Chef Pete Zerbe- Attend a session with Chef Pete to learn how to cook some simple meals. This very interactive session will afford you the opportunity to ask Chef Pete questions, sample the prepared food and take home recipes! This program will be approximately 60 minutes in duration.
Someday you will not have a meal plan: How to best budget your money- Jessica Brazier, Vice President of Lewisburg M & T Bank, will discuss how to budget your money as a student and in the future when you graduate. This presentation will last approximately 50 minutes.
Leases and Landlords- Local realtor, Lise Barrick will share some tips and suggestions on how to read a lease and interact with your landlord.
Microwave Cooking with Chef Zerbe- Chef Zerbe will show you how to cook complete meals/recipes in a microwave. This very interactive session will provide you with the opportunity to ask Chef Pete questions, sample the prepared food and take home recipes! This program will be approximately 60 minutes in duration
Recycling Center- Learn where the Recycling Center is located in Lewisburg. Recycling Bins will also be available for participants. The van will pick up participants at the Up Hill ELC. For credit, participants must ride the provided transportation.
House Party Safety with Chief Yost- Lewisburg Police Chief Paul Yost will discuss how to have a safe and fun House Party!
Discussion with Magisterial District Judge Leo Armbruster- This session will provide you with information from Judge Armbruster about some legal situations that downtown residents might encounter with hosting events, etc.
Your Personal Safety with Lewisburg Police Department- Officers will discuss tips and strategies for you to stay safe while living downtown. This presentation will last approximately 50 minutes.
Elm Street / Bull Run Neighborhood Committee- (Puirseil's Pub, 15 S. 6th Street) The Elm Street group seeks to revitalize, restore and enhance the Lewisburg downtown area for our own residents and visitors. Attend a meeting to see current and future plans. Attendance will be capped at 10.
Relationships after Graduation- Renee Cardone, Counselor at Psychological Services, will talk how your relationships will change after graduation and how to best cope with those changes. Specifically she will cover roommate issues, family, friends and significant others. This program will be approximately 35-40 minutes in length.