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Posted April 25, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell Forum will continue beyond its current focus on "The Citizen and Politics in America" when that speaker series concludes in the coming academic year, Bucknell University President Brian C. Mitchell announced Friday, April 25.

The new Bucknell Forum will focus on issues related to global leadership and change.

The new Bucknell Forum will focus on issues related to global leadership and change. The new series will begin in spring 2009.

The following individuals have accepted the invitation of President Mitchell and the deans of the Arts and Sciences and Engineering colleges to serve on the Bucknell Forum Task Force that will plan this national speaker series: students Cristina Sacco '10 and Kevin Cooper-Smith '10; faculty members Keith Buffinton, mechanical engineering; Kim Daubman, psychology; Bill Gruver, management; Shara McCallum, English; Scott Meinke, political science; and Mike Toole, civil and environmental engineering; and staff and administrators David duKor-Jackson, admissions; Susan Hopp, dean of students; Chair Pete Mackey, communications; and Kristin Stetler, development and alumni relations.

Nominating speakers
The task force invites nominations of speakers at Further details will follow as the task force moves forward with its planning.

This fall, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will lead off the final semester of "The Citizen and Politics in America" series with a talk highlighting the semester's theme of "Power and the President."

Goodwin is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the WeisCenter for the Performing Arts. The talk is free and open to the public.

Contact: Division of Communications


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