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Ian Herdt plays a guitar in front of a musical keyboard and computer

Student Story

Ian Herdt ’22, Computer Science

Ian Herdt '22, a computer science major from Mount Airy, Md., is designing software that will use artificial intelligence to write snippets of music, potentially helping songwriters overcome writer's block.

Portrait of Andrew Ciotola


Bucknell Poetry Path Update Brings Fresh Literature to Lewisburg

The 1-mile path now features a new set of markers at 10 culturally significant Lewisburg locations, each featuring a contemporary or traditional poem that resonates with the site.

Steve Holmes poses on the veranda outside the MacDonald Commons building.


Introducing Holmes Hall: A Commitment to the Power of Intersectional Learning at Bucknell

Nearing completion this summer, the new home for the Freeman College of Management and the Department of Art & Art History will be named for Bucknell Trustee Steve Holmes '79 and his wife, Bonnie Bencsko Holmes '79.

Emily Martin

Faculty Story

Emily Martin, Music

Acclaimed classical vocalist Emily Martin, music, amplifies the work of underrepresented musicians in her Bucknell courses and beyond.

Estie Pyper '16 stands outside

Alumni Story

Estie Pyper ’16, Theatre and Literary Studies

Estie Pyper '16 parlayed her writing and live theatre experience at Bucknell into a job as an associate producer for MSNBC's Morning Joe.

Professor Emily Martin, music


Professor Emily Martin Sings on One of Year’s Best Classical Recordings

Recorded at Bucknell’s Rooke Recital Hall, the album Let Evening Come: American Songs Old & New (Albany Records) featuring lyric soprano and Professor Emily Martin makes The Chicago Tribune’s ‘"Best Classical Recordings" list.

Bethany Fitch '23

Student Story

Bethany Fitch ’23, Theatre and Environmental Studies

Entwining her passions for environmental studies and theatre, Bethany Fitch '23 is sparking community conversations about climate change through a storytelling project on the ferocity of floods.

Students dance outside of the Elaine Langone Center


At Bucknell’s Outdoor Dance Festival, All the Campus Is a Stage

With indoor dance showcases off the docket, students and faculty in Bucknell's theatre & dance department devised a first-of-its-kind Outdoor Dance Festival with performances in 11 locations across campus.

Sami Wurm ’22 stands at a computer in a digital recording lab

Student Story

Sami Wurm ’22, Computer Science and Music Composition

With support from a Presidential Fellowship, Sami Wurm '22 uses technology to further her passion for performance.

Student Cheyanne Stunger portrait

Student Story

Cheyanne Stunger ’22, Art & Art History and Political Science

Cheyanne Stunger '22 wasn't sure where an education in art would lead until she came to Bucknell, where she's pursuing her passion for the arts and forging her own path to success.

Dance students Eva Munshower '20, Tom Lanphier '20 and Caylee Jumbelic '23


Moving Online: Final Assignment Brings Dance Classes Closer Together

For their final assignment, students developed a routine blending choreography learned in class with their own creative movements — all in their living room, bedroom or backyard.

Detail of Gamelan


Virtual Instrument Helps Bucknell Gamelan Ensemble Play On

Students continued music lessons remotely thanks to an innovative tool developed by a Bucknell alumna: a virtual gamelan.

Campus Theatre marquee reads, "Welcome to Bucknell!"


Bucknell Students Produce Short Film and Collegiate Film Festival From Afar

Theatres across the country may be closed, but COVID-19 isn't stopping Bucknellians from making movie magic.

Mackenzie Gross talks after the play

Student Story

Mackenzie Gross ’21, Theatre and Comparative Humanities

Mackenzie Gross '21 uses the power of live theatre to challenge audiences to rethink their preconceptions about the prison system.

Rachel Sherbill '09 stands in front of the Millennium Falcon

Alumni Story

Rachel Sherbill ’09, Theatre and Economics

One of the hundreds of creative humans behind Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Rachel Sherbill '09 sharpened her design and leadership skills at Bucknell.

Mackenzie Gross talks to an inside student at SCI Coal Township.


Bucknell Students Stage Innovative Production of ‘Twelve Angry Men’ Inside Prison

A Bucknell student directed a first-of-its-kind staging of "Twelve Angry Men" inside SCI Coal Township, a prison located about 45 minutes southeast of Bucknell.

Three actresses stand on stage under spotlights.


‘Unheard/Unspoken’ No More: Bucknell Students Explore Emotions in Student-authored Play

Over the course of just two months, 27 Bucknell students worked together to weave words, music, sets, lighting, props and costumes into a two-hour play perfectly suited to this moment in time.

Student guide in Samek Gallery


Cool Classes: Museums, Galleries, Curators

In this art history course, students develop the skills used by art administrators, educators, conservators, curators and fundraisers.

Jenna Marek

Student Story

Jenna Marek ’21, Studio Art

Student-athlete Jenna Marek '21 unleashes her competitive fire on the soccer field, her creativity in the art studio and her passion for helping others in her pre-health classes.