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April 2016

This spring Bucknellians have organized volunteer events in more than 20 cities across the nation. We hope you’re able to join a Bucknell CARES event in your city!

Are you planning to attend Reunion Weekend June 2-5? This year we celebrate class years ending in 1 and 6. Hundreds of Bucknellians have already registered. Complete your registration by April 25 to receive the early-bird discount.

The Board of Trustees has pledged $250,000 for the April 28 one-day giving challenge. This is a great opportunity to increase the impact of your gift, so mark your calendar and watch your email for more details!

’ray Bucknell!
Josh Grill
Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Features

Lab on a Leash
Cute dog alert — read and watch how psychology students partnered with a local dog rescue to apply psychological concepts in training the animals.
New Residence Complex Earns LEED Gold
The South Campus Apartments and MacDonald Commons Building are the first on campus to receive the coveted designation from the U.S. Building Council.
Alumni Stories:
David Manthos ’11
He is using his geography degree to help track environmental impacts of industry around the world through his role at a nonprofit organization.
A Historic Honor
Professor Angèle Kingué, French & Francophone studies, is the first recipient of a prestigious award from François Rabelais University in France.
Strings Meet Strategy
A world-renowned string quartet teaching a management class? Read more to find out how this makes perfect sense.
Believing the Hyperloop Hype
A group of engineering students and faculty recently were chosen to attend an international gathering with tech mogul and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Read More Bucknell News Features

Bucknell in the News

Bucknell Alumni Spread Peace
Daily Item
Bucknell ranks 14th among small schools in number of alumni volunteering for Peace Corps service in 2016.

Can Tense Situation with North Korea be Defused?

Associated Press
Professor Zhiqun Zhu, political science and international relations, is one of several experts quoted in a recent article that tackles this question.

Obama Honors Victims of Junta During Visit to Argentina
Wall Street Journal (log-in may be required)
Professor William Michael Schmidli, history, who wrote a book on U.S. Cold War policy in Argentina, provided some background information for this article.

Where Are the Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania?
Wallethub.com
Professor Chris Boyatzis, psychology, explains how location influences child development and quality of life in this article about selecting a place to live.

Read More Bucknell in the News

'ray Bucknell

Congratulations to Jay Wright '83, Coach of National Champion Villanova
The Bucknell graduate and former Bison basketball letterwinner led Villanova to its second national title in a thrilling finish on Monday night.

Kiplinger's
Ranks Bucknell Among Best College Values in 2016 Rankings

Bucknell placed highly in both the overall and liberal arts categories.

Bucknell Listed Among 25 Colleges With Alumni Who Will Jump-Start Your Career

This list confirms what you already know — Bucknell’s alumni network is among the most helpful in assisting current students with career development.

Bucknell Representatives Partner with Mount Carmel Downtown Inc. to Promote Development
A group of Bucknell students, faculty and staff are working to help residents improve their community.

Read More 'ray Bucknell

Regional & Campus Events

April 6, noon: Online — Alumni Career Services Webinar
Julee Bertsch, director of Alumni Career Services, hosts a one-hour webinar offering advice on what to consider when making a career change.

April 7, 6 p.m.: Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Bucknell Club of Pittsburgh hosts Michael Johnson-Cramer, director of the school of management, for “A Conversation on the State of Higher Education.”

April 9, 9 a.m.: Charleston, S.C.
Join Bucknellians in Charleston and the Lowcountry for a Bucknell CARES volunteer activity at Charleston Parks Conservancy.

April 9, noon: Arlington, Texas
Join the Bucknell Club of Dallas for a Bucknell CARES volunteer activity at River Legacy Park.

April 13, 6 p.m.: Lewisburg, Pa.
The Bucknell Club of the Greater Susquehanna Valley hosts Professor Chris Ellis ’00, political science, for a presentation and dinner.

April 15, 1 p.m.: Online — Bucknell 360°
Professor Marie Pizzorno, biology, discusses the Zika virus — where it came from and where it is going.

April 16, 8:30 a.m.: Los Angeles, Calif.
The Bucknell Club of Los Angeles will host this Bucknell CARES volunteer event at the Los Angeles Zoo.

April 16, 9 a.m.: Hershey, Pa.
Join the Bucknell Club of Harrisburg for a Bucknell CARES volunteer event to remove invasive species and plant native vegetation alongside a tributary to Spring Creek.

See More Regional & Campus Events

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