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Bucknell University

August 2016


Earlier this year, we shared the news of Bob '45 and Doris Malesardi's historic commitment to Bucknell. Now we're excited to announce the Malesardi Match, a new program to expand endowed scholarships, a top priority of the WE DO Campaign. The program encourages donors to follow Bob and Doris' commitment to helping make Bucknell accessible to all well-qualified students with financial need. See the story below for more on this extraordinary opportunity.

Members of the Parents Board created a video to wish a warm welcome to parents and families of the Class of 2020. Want a glimpse of Bucknell? Check it out!

'ray Bucknell!

Ann DiStefano
Parents Fund & Family Programs

We Do: The Campaign for Bucknell University


New Malesardi Match to Expand Endowed Scholarships
A new matching-gift program amplifies the Malesardis' record-setting commitment.
WE DO Campaign Hits $400 Million, With $100 Million to Go
WE DO Campaign Hits $400 Million, With $100 Million to Go
The generosity of alumni and friends has strengthened the University, and more opportunities lie ahead.
Bucknell Student Awarded $10K Projects for Peace Grant
Bucknell Student Awarded $10K Projects for Peace Grant
Sharmen Hettipola '17 spent her summer helping rebuild a school in Sri Lanka.
Student-Produced Video Series Explores Stories of the Susquehanna Valley
Student-Produced Video Series Explores Stories of the Susquehanna Valley
A multidisciplinary group of students is producing a video triology examining issues such as conservation, nature and religion in historical Susquehanna River communities.
Bucknell Answers: The Olympics
Bucknell Answers: The Olympics
Five Bucknell professors weigh in on Olympics-related topics, including the Brazilian economy and government, the Zika threat, and the historical origins of the Games and opening ceremonies.
A New Summer Program: Sustainability in Japan
A New Summer Program: Sustainability in Japan
A one-time trip has evolved into a new summer course that takes Bucknell students to Kyoto, Japan, to study the intersection of cultural, linguistic and environmental sustainability.

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Bucknell in the News

Nepal's Maithil Women Break Traditional Gender Roles
Al Jazeera
Professor Coralynn Davis, women's & gender studies, talks about how women are slowly gaining more independence in the Maithil regions of Nepal and India.

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'ray Bucknell

Bucknell Comes in 23rd in Forbes' Top Liberal Arts Colleges
The University is one of three schools in Pennsylvania to rank in the top 25 in this category.

Bucknell Ranked 49th in Forbes' 2016 Top Colleges

These annual rankings of 660 schools, based primarily on postgraduate outcomes, once again place Bucknell in the top 10 percent of all colleges nationwide.

Jesse Klug '16 Receives Patriot League Award of Outstanding Leadership and Character
The recent graduate is the second consecutive Bucknell student-athlete to garner this award, which recognizes excellence in leadership and service.

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Regional & Campus Notices & Events

Family WeekendFamily Weekend
The annual event is Sept. 23–25. Register today!

Aug. 28, 2:05 p.m.: Arlington, Texas
The Bucknell Club of Dallas invites you to take in a Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians game.

Sept. 8, 6:15 p.m.: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Join other Bucknellians in Michigan for a happy hour.

Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: Westport, Conn.
The Bucknell Club of Fairfield hosts Professor Chris Ellis '00, political science, as he presents Understanding the 2016 Election.


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