September 18, 2012


By Kathryn Kopchik


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Every fall, Bucknell University welcomes parents and families to campus, giving them a firsthand look at what life is like at Bucknell. Families discover what Bucknell has to offer in and out of the classroom, and learn about the organizations, people and places that have become home to their students. 

This year, Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Sept. 21 to 23. In addition to activities designed for Bucknell families, several events are open to the general public, including:

  • Sept. 21. International Peace Day Celebration Peace Vigil, noon, Hufnagle Park, Lewisburg.
  • Sept. 21. Family Weekend Poetry Path Tour, 4 p.m., Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell Hall.
  • Sept. 21. Hilltop Film Series. "Let the Wind Blow," directed by Partho Sen Gupta, India, 2004, 7:30 p.m., Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center.
  • Sept. 21. Weis Center Series. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, 8 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 for senior citizens, $15 for children.
  • Sept. 22. Lewisburg Community Garden Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., intersection of St. Anthony and Water streets. Music, food, activities, gardening and environmental issues information.
  • Sept. 22. Family Weekend Concert. Bucknell University Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Para, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center. The program includes John Williams' "Jurassic Park," the Symphonic Dances from Jerry Bock's "Fiddler on the Roof," Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine," George Bizet's opera "Carmen" and Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt."
  • Sept. 22. Theatre Showcase. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," directed by Bucknell senior Adam Wennick, 8 p.m., Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. Admission: $5.
  • Sept. 22. Observatory Open House, 8 to 11 p.m. Tours of the facility, telescopic viewing of the stars, galaxies and Moon (weather permitting), and a lecture at 8 and 10 p.m. by Ned Ladd, associate professor of physics and astronomy, who will discuss "Dec. 21, 2012: End of the World or Beginning of Winter?"
  • Sept. 23. Theatre Showcase. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," directed by Bucknell senior Adam Wennick, 8 p.m., Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. Admission: $5.

Family Weekend sports events include: Sept. 21: women's soccer vs. Canisius, 7 p.m.; Sept. 22: football vs. Lafayette, noon; field hockey vs. University of Michigan, noon; Sept. 23: field hockey vs. Temple, 2 p.m.

The Samek Art Gallery is hosting the exhibition, "Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal," which features painting, photography, sculpture and video by international artists including Louis Bourgeois, Salvador Dali, Huma Bhabha, Erwin Wurum, and Hans Op De Beeck. Hours: Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 22 and 23, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Downtown Art Gallery is hosting the exhibition, "The Travelogue of Dr. Brain Damages," digital prints by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung. Located at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg, viewing hours are Friday, noon to 7 p.m. and weekends noon to 5 p.m.

The Bertrand Library is hosting the photography exhibition, "A Peace of My Mind," portraits of 52 people by photographer John Noltner, second floor.

Contact: Division of Communications
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