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Bucknell University

May 2017

Dear %%$first%%,

Later this month, the University will hold its 167th Commencement — officially welcoming the Class of 2017 to the alumni community. Congratulations, graduates!

We’re also excited to welcome class years ending in 2s and 7s, and all emeritus classes, back to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend June 1-4. Explore the fun-filled weekend schedule, including a ceremony to honor the 2017 Bucknell Alumni Association Award recipients. Online registration closes May 22.

’ray Bucknell!

Josh Grill
Executive Director, Alumni Relations

P.S. Visit our calendar to find upcoming events near you, including Bucknell CARES volunteer service events and the Bucknell Athletics spring reception tour.

We Do: The Campaign for Bucknell University

Features

Humanities
A Family’s History Inspires Support for the Humanities
The Humanities Center building and a new professorship will honor the mother-daughter alumnae pair.
Diversity Summit
Diversity Summit Explores Identity and Inclusion
The second annual event focused on gender and intersectionality.
Student Engineering
Student Engineering Projects Edge Closer to Real-world Use
The Medical Device Development program refines the most promising senior design projects.
Women in Finance
Women in Finance Club Gets Down to Business
The student group aims to empower women in a male-dominated field.
Arnaldo Lopez
Alumni Profile: Arnaldo Lopez ’87
This English major found his sweet spot at the intersection of theater, development and fun.
WeDo $450 Million
Watch: WE DO Reaches $450 Million
Momentum is building toward the campaign’s $500 million goal.

Read More Bucknell News Features

Bucknell in the News

Bucknell Again Ranks Third Among Liberal Arts Colleges for Return on Investment
Payscale
Salary-information provider Payscale.com calculated a 20-year return-on-investment value of $541,000 for a Bucknell education.


As Trump Tries to Revive Coal, an Oratorio Confronts Mining’s Past
The New York Times
While President Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry made front-page news, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe brought her choral work honoring the sacrifices of Pennsylvania coal miners to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Animals Turn Tables On Human Innovation In New Art Exhibit
NPR—Here & Now
Writer and artist Jonathon Keats talks about his Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative — the concept behind his current exhibit in the Samek Art Museum’s Downtown Gallery, on view through June 4.

Read More Bucknell in the News

’ray Bucknell

Bucknell Accounting & Financial Management Program Ranked No. 6 in U.S.
Accounting.com praised the degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting & financial management for its “focus on providing 21st-century education that takes into account the quickly evolving world of money management.”

Professor Chinelo Okparanata Named a Best Young Novelist
Literary magazine Granta selected the English professor as one of the most promising novelists under 40 in the U.S. — a list published just once per decade.

Student Team Named Meritorious Winners at International Math Contest
The Bucknell team of Aiqiu Wang ’19, Haipu Sun ’19 and Haoyu Xiong ’19 were named meritorious winners at the 2017 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, a distinction reached by only the top 7 percent of the nearly 9,000 participating teams from around the world.

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Regional & Campus Events

May 6, 8 a.m., New York City
Volunteer with the Bucknell Club of New York City at the Walk to Defeat ALS.

May 6, 8 a.m., Worthington, Ohio
Join the Bucknell Club of Central Ohio for the Leadership Worthington Service Day.

May 6, 10:30 a.m., Atlanta
Register for the Bucknell Professional Network’s Brunch + Learn event, “The
Entrepreneurial Edge: A Mindset for All,” featuring Laura McCurry Strickler ’84 and Mahdi Woodard ’09.

May 6, 1 p.m., San Francisco
Volunteer at a beach clean-up Bucknell CARES event with the Bucknell Club of Northern California.

May 6, 6 p.m., Morristown, N.J.
Gather with fellow Bucknellians for a happy hour hosted by the Bucknell Club of Northern New Jersey.

May 11, Noon, Online
Join Alumni Career Services to learn how e-portfolios can help you organize your professional life.

May 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Louis
Volunteer with the Bucknell Club of St. Louis at the City Academy’s family movie night.

May 13, 9 a.m., Edgewood, Pa.
Join the Bucknell Club of Pittsburgh’s Bucknell CARES volunteer event at Edgewood Community Gardens.

May 13, 10 a.m., King of Prussia, Pa.
Register for the Bucknell Professional Network’s Brunch + Learn event, “Risky Business,” featuring Brian Berkley '01.

May 20, 4:30 p.m., Lewisburg, Pa.
Join President Bravman for a Chips Off the Ol’ Block reception for alumni and their Bucknell students during Commencement Weekend.

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