October 12, 2007

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's annual Homecoming celebration will be held Oct. 19 to 21, with several events open to the local community.

"Nearly 2,000 Bucknell alumni and their families will be returning for Homecoming Weekend," said Melissa McBrayer, major campus events manager with Bucknell Alumni Relations.

Children and their parents are invited to visit BisonLand, an action-packed children's area with inflatable rides and activities including free face painting and balloon animals prior to the 1 p.m. football game with Georgetown on Saturday, Oct. 20. In addition, there will be kettle corn and roasted nuts for sale. BisonLand will be located in front of Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

Other events open to the public during Bucknell's Homecoming weekend are:

Samek Art Gallery exhibition: "Three Sides to a Sheet of Paper: How Prints Communicate, Represent, and Transform (1482-2002)," features more than 80 prints, ranging from the 15th to the 21st century. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Gallery, located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. For more information, visit www1.bucknell.edu/samek/

Bucknell Theatre: "True West" by Sam Shepard, directed by Gary Grant, Oct. 19, 20, and 21, 8 p.m., Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. Tickets are $8, $6 for senior citizens. "True West" is a "hilariously authentic tale of two brothers – one a successful Hollywood screenwriter and  the other a small-time thief and drifter – who reunite in their mother's suburban kitchen. Tickets are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Bucknell University Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in Coleman Hall opens one hour prior to performances.

Weis Center performance: The Capitol Steps, 'the people who put "mock" in democracy,' will present its own satirical brand of political and topical humor Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Bucknell University Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.

Concert: Antigone Rising will perform Saturday, Oct. 20,  immediately following the football game at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Gerhard Fieldhouse [note change in location.] Antigone Rising includes founding members Cathy and Kristen Henderson, who graduated from Bucknell in 1990 and 1992 respectively. For more information on the band, whose concert is sponsored by the Bucknell Association for the Arts, visit http://www.antigonerising.com/

Heritage Dance Program: the residents of Seventh Street House and the Bucknell Step Team will demonstrate the origins of African dance Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Seventh Street House.

Junior recital: mezzo-soprano Christina Chovanes and soprano Jennifer Deluca Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.

Sports events include: a club rugby match on Friday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m.; field hockey vs. Holy Cross on Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon; and football vs. Georgetown on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. 

For more Homecoming information, visit www.bucknell.edu/Homecoming/
 
Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 12, 2007

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