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Bucknell University

May 2017

Dear Reader,

We are preparing to celebrate Commencement for the Class of 2017. Congratulations to our graduates and their families! If you or your family members can’t make the trip, watch it live online.

As we wish our newest alumni well, we’re excited to welcome the Class of 2021 to the Bucknell family. All parents and students are encouraged to attend a Bison Gathering in your area this summer. Watch for mailed invitations in June.

Finally, don’t miss your opportunity to order the official 2017 yearbook, L’Agenda.

'ray Bucknell!

Ann DiStefano
Director, Parents Fund & Family Programs

We Do: The Campaign for Bucknell University


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
Student Profile: Gregory Wolf ‘17
Theatre and East Asian studies enhanced his cultural awareness and collaboration skills.
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
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 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 17, 6:30 p.m., Vienna, Va.
Meet and mingle with Bison coaches at the area Bucknell Athletics Spring Reception at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse.

May 20, 10 a.m., Norwalk, Ct.
Join Bucknell parents, alumni and friends to volunteer with the Bucknell Club of Fairfield County at the Open Door Shelter.

May 24, 6:30 p.m., New York City
Join fellow Bucknellians at a Bucknell Athletics Spring Reception at the Yale Club.

May 25, 6 p.m., Highlands, NJ
Bahr’s Landing Restaurant & Marina is the site of the final Bucknell Athletics Spring Reception.

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