April 28, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host nearly 5,000 visitors participating in about 40 conferences beginning June 5 through Aug. 1.

Bucknell-affiliated programs
Bucknell's annual Reunion Weekend will be held May 28 to 31, with thousands of alumni and guests returning to campus for the weekend activities.

The University's alumni summer guest program, which offers accommodation for alumni families in Bucknell West, is scheduled for June 5 through July 29.

The summer school session will be held June 8 to July 17. Other Bucknell-sponsored conferences include college admissions counseling June 28-July 1; Engineering Camp July 5-12; Fiver admissions program July 9-12; and E-3 workshop July 19-22.

Seminar for Younger Poets
Students, faculty and visiting poets participating in the Seminar for Younger Poets will read from their works during the seminar held June 7 to 28.

Visiting poets for the 25th annual seminar are Kwame Dawes and Dana Levin, who will join director G.C. Waldrep and staff members Deirdre O'Connor, Erinn Batykefer and K.A. Hays.

Readings, which will be held in Bucknell Hall, are open to the public. Scheduled readings include: a staff reading with Waldrep, Hays, Batykefer and O'Connor on June 9 at 7 p.m.; Dana Levin and six Seminar Fellows on June 15 at 7 p.m.; Kwame Dawes and six Seminar Fellows on June 22 at 7 p.m.; and a final reading with all Fellows on June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Visiting organizations
Groups holding conferences include: Pennsylvania Kiwanis, June 5-6; Red Cross, June 7-11; Bureau of Forestry Warden Weekend, June 19-21; PACAC, July 12-15; a meeting of the Technology Student Association, July 13-14; Renaissance Nutrition, July 20-22; the Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit TIMS (formerly GTO Boot Camp), July 26-31; the KTI (formerly Keystones) Summit, July 26-31; and the Loyalsock Band, July 26-31.

Religious groups include: American Baptist Women, June 5-7; Episcopal Diocese, June 11-13; and School of Christian Missions (adult and youth), July 16-19.

Sports camps
Sports camps include: college prospects boys basketball camp, June 12-14; girls basketball team camp, June 17-20; Bison shoot-out tournament, June 19-20; girls basketball development, June 21-25; boys basketball team, June 25-27; boys basketball individual, June 28-July 1; boys lacrosse July 5-7 and July 8-10; wrestling, July 5-9; boys soccer, July 11-15 and July 16-19; water polo, July 12-16; swim camp, July 17-19; cross country/track, July 19-23; field hockey, July 20-23; girls soccer, July 24-27 and July 28-31; and baseball, July 29-Aug. 1.

The WSY Summer Long Course Classic will be held June 6-7, and the Mid-Atlantic Long Course Swimming Championships will be held July 21-25 with teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware competing at Kinney Natatorium. The PIAA football officials clinic will be held July 19.

Cavalcade of Champions
The seventh annual Cavalcade of Champions drum and bugle corps competition will be held Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. in the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium at Bucknell. Tickets, which go on sale at 11 a.m. June 22, are available online from the Campus Box Office website or in person at the campus box office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Featured performers are the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, Reading, Pa.; the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps, Norwalk, Conn.; the Atlanta CorpsVets Drum and Bugle Corps, Atlanta, Ga.; and the Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, Syracuse, N.Y.

Other bands scheduled to perform are the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, the Preston Scout House Band Inc., and the Lewisburg and Mifflinburg High School Marching Bands.

Summer conferences program
The summer conferences program at Bucknell University originated as a way to provide year-round employment to university staffs and offers a wide range of facilities in an educational, professional atmosphere.

For more information about the Bucknell summer conferences program, call the Office of Reservation, Information and Conference Services at 570-577-3095 or visit the website.

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