Academically based service-learning and volunteering are integral parts of the Bucknell educational experience. Through service, students make a difference in the community, learn important lessons and explore community issues. Not only does civic engagement help others, it helps students develop leadership skills as educated citizens and make connections between classroom learning and real-world experience.
- Bucknell student documentary honored with award
The film, "Coming Home: The CARE Program," a 16-minute documentary produced by five Bucknell students, was honored with an award presented in October by Federal Chief Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg.
- Building a brighter future
A pair of sophomores created Bucknell's first-ever service-learning trip to China, hoping to address the educational inequalities that plague parts of their home country.
- Bucknell ranks high on Peace Corps' 2013 Top Colleges list
Bucknell University ranks No. 23 on the Peace Corps' 2013 Top Colleges for small schools list, with 14 alumni serving overseas. Since the agency was founded in 1961, a total of 267 Bucknell alumni have served in the Peace Corps.
- Healing through music
Bucknell student helps his grieving Connecticut community after the Sandy Hook shootings.
- We Care
Carolyn Miles, Class of '83 P'14, wants to interrupt people's lives.
"We need to get them to pay attention to how the poorest people on earth live -- without health, without education, without the basic dignity of a means to support themselves and their families," writes the president and CEO of Save the Children on her blog, Logging Miles.
- Creativity sparks social change
'Puerto Rico se Anima' project gives hope, skills to teens affected by violence and drug trafficking in Puerto Rico
- Cycling for change: grad goes coast to coast for BAP
Bucknell grad planning coast-to-coast ride to raise funds, awareness for Ugandan bike project
- Toward justice and human dignity
Four members of the Class of 2012 describe their plans to become global advocates for human and individual rights.
- Projects for Peace grants address international social ills
Two Bucknell University student groups each have received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis to support projects promoting peace and social justice in the Caribbean and Africa.
- Students combat pain, poverty in Dominican Republic
Fifteen Bucknell University students and two advisers traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a week-long service trip.
- Students apply classroom lessons through community service
Students in Elisabeth Guerrero's Latino Literature course and several other classes are performing service in the community as part of the curriculum. The projects include helping English language learners in an affordable housing community, tutoring in local schools and translating documents from English to Spanish for local agencies.
- Hear Our Cry
The expansive beaches and crystal blue waters of Sierra Leone may suggest paradise, but the harsh reality is that the majority of its citizens live in poverty. In a country still recovering from a civil war, one in eight women die from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, and 89 in 1,000 infants do not survive.
- Inside-Out Incarceration
Each week, students in the capstone course, "Women and the Penal System," travel to the State Correctional Institution at Muncy and sit side-by-side with women on the inside to talk about how gender, race and class come into play in the criminal justice system.
- Mindful Consumption
Students in Jan Knoedler and Nancy White's "Mindful Consumption" class wanted to do something to spread the word about the benefits of local, sustainable agriculture.
- 'Have You Been to the River?'
In January, six Bucknell engineers traveled to South America, aiming for a first-hand perspective on their plans to provide clean water to a village in Suriname. The engineers - four students and two faculty members - returned with a renewed belief in a basic design principle: First, listen to the users.
- Alumna is finalist for TIME 100 most influential people list
Bucknell University alumna Jessica Jackley, Class of 2000, is a finalist for the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world for 2009. Jackley is co-founder of Kiva, an online peer-to-peer microfinancing company that allows people to make loans to start-up businesses around the world.