April 30, 2010


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University is hosting nearly 5,000 visitors participating in about 35 conferences through Aug. 15.

Bucknell-affiliated programs
Bucknell's annual Reunion Weekend will be held June 3 to 6, with thousands of alumni and families returning to campus for the weekend activities. A highlight of the gathering will be a free fireworks display Saturday, June 5, at 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Spectators may view the fireworks from the Academic Quad in front of Bertrand Library. Parking will be available in the farm lot off Seventh Street or above the stadium. Dent Drive between Seventh Street and the stadium will be closed from 9 to 11:30 p.m. || Related story  || Photo galleries and video

The University's alumni summer guest program, which offers accommodation for alumni families in Bucknell West, is scheduled for June 10 through Aug. 1.

The summer school session will be held June 14 to July 23. Other Bucknell-sponsored conferences include the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Conference, June 9-11; Engineering Camp, June 26-July 2; College Admissions Counseling, June 30-July 2; Tectonic Theatre Project, July 12-30; E-3 engineering workshop, July 19-22; and Fiver admissions program, July 23-27. In addition, numerous students will participate in summer research programs from June 6 through Aug. 7.

Seminar for Younger Poets
Students, faculty and visiting poets participating in the 26th annual Seminar for Younger Poets will read from their works during the seminar held June 6 to 27. Visiting poets Laurie Kutchins and Eleni Sikelianos will join with seminar director G.C. Waldrep, associate director Deirdre O'Connor and Stadler Fellow Will Schutt.

Readings, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall. Waldrep, O'Connor and Schutt will give an opening reading on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Laurie Kutchins will read with six of the Seminar Fellows on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m. [note date change.] Eleni Sikelianos will read with six of the Seminar Fellows on Monday, June 21, at 7 p.m. The final reading with all 12 Seminar Fellows is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Visiting organizations
Groups holding conferences include: Pennsylvania Kiwanis, June 11-12; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Youth Conference, June 21-25; PACAC, July 11-13; a meeting of the Technology Student Association, July 12-13; Renaissance Nutrition, July 19-21; and KTI Summit (formerly Keystones), July 26-30.

Religious groups include: Episcopal Diocese, June 11-12; American Baptist Women, June 18-20; and Christian Missions (adult and youth), July 15-18.

Sports camps
Sports camps include: boys basketball team day, June 12; girls basketball team camp, June 16-19; Bison shoot-out, June 19; girls basketball development camp, June 20-24; boys basketball college prospects, June 25-26; boys basketball individual camp, June 27-30; girls soccer camps, June 27-30 and July 25-28; boys lacrosse camp, July 6-8; wrestling camp, July 7-11; boys soccer camps, July 11-15 and July 16-20; water polo camp, July 11-15; cross country/track camp, July 18-22; field hockey camp, July 21-24; and baseball camp, July 28-31.

The Bison Aquatics Summer Long Course will be held May 17-July 30. The WSY Summer Long Course Classic will be held June 18-20, and the Mid-Atlantic Long Course Swimming Championships will be held July 20-24 with teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware competing at Kinney Natatorium. There will be a water polo weekend camp Aug. 13-15.

The PIAA football officials clinic will be held July 18. The football junior prospect day is scheduled for July 31. The North Union United Soccer Tournament will be held July 31-Aug. 1.

Cavalcade of Champions
The seventh annual Cavalcade of Champions drum and bugle corps competition will be held Saturday, July 17, at 7 p.m. in the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium at Bucknell. Advance tickets, which go on sale at 11 a.m. June 21, are available online from the Campus Box Office or in person at the campus box office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The box office opens at 5 p.m. on July 17; stadium gates open at 5:30.

Featured performers are the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, Reading, Pa.; the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps, Norwalk, Conn.; the Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, Syracuse, N.Y.; the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps, Seymour, Conn.; and the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Rochester, N.Y.

In addition, there will be a combined exhibition with the Lewisburg and Mifflinburg High School Marching Bands, the Preston Scout House Drum and Bugle Corps, Ontario, Canada, and the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, Hawthorne, N.J.

Summer conferences
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 and professional atmosphere.

For more information about the Bucknell summer conferences program, call the Office of Events Management at 570-577-3095 or visit the website at www.bucknell.edu/x8571.xml

Contact: Division of Communications



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