February 01, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's Lunch & Learn series continues with a presentation on bees Tuesday, Feb. 19, at noon at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common, located at 6 Tressler Blvd. in Lewisburg.

Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, associate professor of biology and animal behavior, says of her presentation, "There has been a lot of media attention to the issues affecting honeybees, our nation's most important pollinator — but do we know what's really going on with their health?" Evans will discuss the history of the bee health crisis in the United States and explain some recent research findings that illuminate the issues.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch (cheddar potato soup with chicken salad wrap) for $5 by contacting the BILL office at 570-522-0105 or lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu up to noon of the day prior to the program; payment can be made at the door. [directions]

Other Lunch & Learn programs scheduled for the spring semester include "The Thebes Excavation Project: The First Two Seasons," with Kevin Daly and Stephanie Larson, associate professors of classics, on April 16.

Tea & Talk
The Institute also will host a series of informal tea-time programs, Tea & Talk with BILL, which begins at 3:30 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m. Each event includes teatime refreshments and is held in partnership with Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common on Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg. [directions]

The Tea & Talk schedule includes: "An Artist's Narrative," with figurative and narrative painter Joanne Landis on March 5, and "Living in the Imagination: Poetry and Daily Life," with G.C.Waldrep, Margaret Hollinshead Ley Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Bucknell, on March 19.

The special presentation, "Centennials, Sesquicentennials, and Bicentennials: Union County's Own Bicentennial, 1813-2013," will be held Tuesday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in Marlow Hall at RiverWoods with Jeannette Lasansky, president of the Union County Historical Society. [directions]

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) has provided adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities since its inauguration during the fall of 2009. For more information about BILL events, call 570-577-7006.

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