January 13, 2012


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's "Lunch & Learn" program will host three lunchtime events on Jan. 24, Feb. 9 and April 10 as well as a mid-afternoon "Tea & Talk" event on March 13.

The four events with Bucknell faculty will focus on the Mandinga of Guinea-Bissau, honeybee viruses, The Seven Wonders of the World, and Balkan folk dress.

"Lunch & Learn with BILL" is a series of informal lunch programs held in partnership with Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village. The programs are presented at The Village Common on Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg.

'Religion and Ritual Among the Mandinga'
Michelle Johnson, associate professor of anthropology and sociology, will discuss "Islam on the Margins: Religion and Ritual Among the Mandinga of Guinea-Bissau" on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon program, which is free and open to the public.

Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch (lentil soup, ham and cheese croissant) for $5; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. To order a lunch, contact the BILL office at 570-577-7006 or e-mail lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu up to noon of the day prior to the program; payment can be made at the door. No registration is required.

'Do Honeybees get Sick?'
Marie Pizzorno, associate professor of biology and director of cell biology/biochemistry, will discuss "Do Honeybees Get Sick? Viruses that Infect an Important Pollinator" on Thursday, Feb. 9. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon program, which is free and open to the public.

Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch (hearty potato soup, chicken salad wrap) for $5; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. To order a lunch, contact the BILL office at 570-577-7006 or e-mail lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu up to noon of the day prior to the program; payment can be made at the door. No registration is required.

'Alexander the Great'
Janet Jones, Presidential Professor of classics, will give the talk, "Alexander the Great and the Seven Wonders of the World," Tuesday, April 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon program, which is free and open to the public.

Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch (creamy tomato soup, BLT with mayonnaise) for $5; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. To order a lunch, contact the BILL office at 570-577-7006 or e-mail lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu up to noon of the day prior to the program; payment can be made at the door. No registration is required.

'Tea & Talk'
Paula Davis, associate professor of theatre and dance, will present "In Search of Balkan Folk Dress: Revealing Identities," on Tuesday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public; no registration is necessary. Doors open at 3 p.m.

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning has provided adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities since its inauguration during the fall of 2009. For more information about BILL events, call 570-577-7006.

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