A Time to Laugh, A Time to Mourn
A celebration of seven Bucknellians who had a lasting effect on the University.
By Bucknell Magazine Staff Writers
Each issue of the magazine brings news of those who have departed from our Bucknell lives. But never have we had such sad news in such a short period of time — the six months between August 2010 and January 2011 — in which we lost so many prominent members of our community.
In this issue, we honor Peg Bryan, former director of women’s athletics; Fran McDaniel, director of the Office of LGBT Awareness; Michael Moohr, professor and chair of economics; Mary Jane Stevenson, former dean of women; Janet Weis H’08, philanthropist and founder of the Weis Fellow for Contemporary Letters and the Janet Weis jazz series; Jack Stadler ’40, founding contributor of the Stadler Center for Poetry; and John Zeller ’41, M’42, H’10, former chief financial officer, general counsel and interim president of Bucknell. All will be remembered at the annual memorial service held at Rooke Chapel during Reunion.
Peg Bryan, 1916–2010
Title IX Defender
"I felt I had to protect the women's facilities. The men carelessly wrecked our hockey fields more than once. So, I ushered the men elsewhere."
Fran McDaniel, 1943–2011
"I have the best job in the world, as the paid, professional lesbian at Bucknell."
Michael Moohr, 1942–2011
Teacher, Mentor, Friend
"Take an art class. You're taking 10 classes worth of economics; you should take something that will grow you as a person."
Mary Jane Stevenson, 1916–2010
"I think we are making a real contribution to women's education in the United States."
Jack Stadler ’40, 1919–2010
"Our intention is to create a center that promotes poetry in a variety of ways and in so doing increases the national esteem my alma mater, Bucknell University, enjoys."
Janet Weis H’08, 1919–2011
Patron of Arts and Education
"I have loved many things in my life — Sig, our children, traveling, music, writing and good friends. The University provided interest and opportunity that was very important to me and those close to me."
John F. Zeller III ’41, M’42, H’10, G’12 1919–2010
"We are all teachers here."