August 2010 News
- Fall brings new president, speakers, bookstore, more
New faces and places will greet about 3,500 students who start arriving on the Bucknell University campus this week to prepare for the new academic year. Classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
- Jazz at Bucknell series: Mark Soskin Quartet
The Mark Soskin Quartet will perform in the ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series on Sept. 1 at 8:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Film crew interviews German, humanities professor for documentary
A Los Angeles-based film crew visited the Susquehanna Valley to interview Professor of German and Humanities Katie Faull about her research on the diaries of Moravian missionaries who befriended Iroquois Indians here.
- Bookstore grand opening celebrates partnerships
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and members of the local community turned out this past weekend for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, festive street fair and children's activities to mark the grand opening of the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in downtown Lewisburg.
- Convocation marks opportunity, new traditions
Bucknell's17th President, John Bravman, stood before the Class of 2014 as they prepared for the official beginning of their academic careers and asked them a question. Bravman, who also marked the beginning of his first year at Bucknell, promised the newest class of Bucknellians that they would be answering the question for years to come.
- Class of 2014: Forming fond memories online
The students in Bucknell's Class of 2014 are having a "blast" getting to know their new home, and they're telling everyone about it.
- Provost Mick Smyer - Matriculation 2010 address
Text of Provost Mick Smyer's Matriculation Ceremony address on Aug. 20, 2010, in Rooke Chapel.
- Orientation photos coming to website
Follow along as Bucknell University's Class of 2014 is welcomed to campus.
- Ask the Experts: Carmen Gillespie on poetry
This week, we ask Professor of English Carmen Gillespie to talk about the importance of poetry in our daily lives. Essence recently named Gillespie one of its "Forty Favorite Poets" in honor of the magazine's 40th anniversary.
- Comprehensive campaign reaches $150 million
Bucknell alumni, families, faculty, staff and friends have committed more than $150 million in gifts and pledges to the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in Bucknell history, President John Bravman announced.
- Class of 2014 Orientation begins Aug. 20
The more than 900 first-year students in Bucknell's Class of 2014 will get to know the University and their classmates a lot better during five days of Orientation that begin Friday, Aug. 20. Students are scheduled to arrive on campus between 8 a.m. and noon for Move-in Day on Aug. 20.
- Seven new writers joining Study Abroad Blog in fall
Seven new bloggers — and one returning veteran — will join Bucknell University's Study Abroad Blog this fall.
- Bucknell University Press joins Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
The Bucknell University Press has joined Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc., a large, independent publisher of scholarly, trade, and popular books with more than 20,000 titles.
- 'Welcome to the Neighborhood' to greet Class of '14
Dozens of borough businesses will put out the welcome mat for Bucknell's Class of 2014 on Monday, Aug. 23.
- Bucknell Magazine: Animal Kingdom
From studying the habits of elephants in Tanzania to tracking penguins in Antarctica, graduates of Bucknell's animal behavior program are creating their own place in the ecosystem.
- Bucknell, University of Tours partnership extends to robotics, mechanical engineering research
Three students from France spent the summer at Bucknell working with professors on the development of a bi-pedal, or two-legged, walking robot and on compliant mechanisms
- Bookstore grand opening Aug. 27-29
Prize giveaways, a street fair and a free movie are among the events highlighting the grand opening of the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in downtown Lewisburg, Aug. 27-29.
- SBDC hosts 'First Step' workshop in Danville
The Bucknell SBDC will offer "The First Step Pre-business Workshop," Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Service 1st Federal Credit Union, 1207 Bloom St., in Danville.
- 'Green roof' will serve as learning lab, demo for future
A 'green roof' installed at the Dana Engineering Building will serve as a testing ground as well as a living, learning laboratory for students interested in green building.
- Top stories: Salary study, new bookstore lead in July
July’s top stories focused on the “new” – a new bookstore, new Class of 2014 students and a new president. But the top story of the month was the publication of the 2010 PayScale College Salary Report.
- Bucknell Landing river dock launches this fall
Bucknell Landing, a canoe and kayak dock on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, will launch this fall, creating both outdoor classroom and recreational opportunities for the campus community.
- Charlap, Stewart to perform in Cabaret Jazz series
Jazz pianist Bill Charlap and vocalist Sandy Stewart will perform in the Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz series on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- SBDC workshop: 'Dealing with difficult people'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Dealing with Difficult People," Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center, Room 207 of the Chamberlin Building on Fifth Street in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell grad's bequest to fund Hazleton scholarship
A bequest from the estate of Henry Martin, who graduated from Bucknell University in 1939, will be used to fund a scholarship for students in the Hazleton Area School District.