September 6th, 2019

Who Invented the Bird Cage?

As I was looking through the archives of Bucknell World, a Bucknell publication for alumni that has been replaced by Bucknell Magazine, I found an interesting article in the September 1989 issue written by Victor “Vic” Oleyar ‘32  titled “Who Invented the Bird Cage?” First worn by ‘the man in the iron mask’ this familiar piece of football gear demonstrates the old adage “necessity is the mother of invention.” As a football fan myself, I could not help but read further, to which I discovered an interesting story about Bison football.  According to Vic Oleyar, in the 1928 football season, […]

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June 4th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: The First Women of the University

Since the time the University at Lewisburg (former name of Bucknell University) was established in 1846 in the basement of the Baptist Church in Lewisburg, women were included in the educational endeavors of the University. At the Baptist Church, male and female students were seated in the same room, but segregated by the placement of seats in the classroom. In 1848, when the University moved its students to “the Hill” and into the Academy Building, the first building constructed on campus, female students did not join male students in the move to  the new campus. A few years later in […]

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May 26th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: The History of Bucknell’s Art Building

Did you know that the Art Building did not hold art within its walls for the first fifty years of its existence? In 1889, William Bucknell, Chairman of the  Board of Trustees between 1882 and 1890 and a major benefactor of Bucknell University, asked President Harris what could be done with the remaining amount of his financial contribution that saved the University. $25,000 remained of his donation, and  President Harris responded that a science building should be built, to which Mr. Bucknell readily agreed. In 1889, construction began on the Physical and Chemical Laboratory, which is currently the location of […]

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May 19th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: The History of Roberts Hall

Roberts Hall is one of the oldest and most interesting buildings on Bucknell University’s campus. The building was designed by Thomas U. Walter, who was also the architect of the National Capital dome and wings in Washington, D.C.  Construction on Roberts Hall began in 1849, with the West Wing completed first, followed by the East Wing and the center. The building was entirely completed in 1858 and had a facade of 320 feet with the design based on Greek architecture.   First called the Main Building, what is today known as Roberts Hall was fondly referred to as “Old Main” […]

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May 12th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Alumnus Was First President of University of Alaska

Did you know Bucknell University took a vital role in the creation of the nation’s farthest north university? The University of Alaska was founded in 1922 under the name of the Alaska Agriculture College and School of Mines. In 1921, a man named Charles Bunnell, a Bucknell alum from 1900, became president of the newly founded institution and brought it forward as an accredited establishment of higher education. Son of Lyman Walton Bunnell and Ruth Naomi Tingley, Charles Bunnell was born on January 12, 1878 in Dimock, a small town in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He matriculated at  Bucknell in 1896, […]

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May 6th, 2019

Logging into Workday Mobile App

The Workday Mobile App is now set up so that users can log in several different ways.  CAS log in – with your Bucknell Username and Password and DUO authentication Biometrics – if your mobile device has Biometrics turned on, you can set the Workday Mobile App to use either your Touch ID or Face ID as a way to log into the Mobile App. PIN – you can set a 6 digit Mobile PIN.  This Pin will expire every 90 days.  The restrictions on the number you choose are that the numbers can not be a string – examples:  […]

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May 5th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball games the Bucknell community enjoys today actually represent a long history of women athletic programs supported by the University. In 1895, a group of women students from the University at Lewisburg (the original name of Bucknell University) started an athletic program that has become an essential part of the Bucknell Bison organization in the past 124 years: a women’s basketball team. The original members of the women’s team were Mary B. Harris, Mary Moore Wolfe (Captain), Anna Kate Goddard, Nellie Taylor, Anna May Gilchrist, Mary Evans Chambers, Alice J. Lillibridge, Henrietta Allen, and Margaret A. Thomas. Their […]

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April 30th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: Emmy Winner, Doris Ann Scharfenberg ’38

In 1973, a Bucknellian made her way to the Emmy Awards and won the academy award for Outstanding Achievement in Religious Programming for  her film “Duty Bound,” a documentary about conscientious objectors. This Bucknellian was Doris Ann Scharfenberg, professionally known as simply Doris Ann, a 1938 graduate who went on to become an Executive Producer in religious programming for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and paved the way for women in the field of network television. Doris Ann was considered such an inspiration to women everywhere that Gloria Steinem referred to her in the New York Times article “Nylons in […]

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April 18th, 2019

Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference 2019 Call for Proposals!

Bucknell University will host its sixth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC19) on campus from October 11th – 13th. The theme for this year’s conference is “From Wonder to Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship” While every digital scholarship endeavor may be unique, many are kindled in a moment of wonder and are given form through three areas of activity — the spark, the flow, and the sharing. Wonder excites you, breaks inertia and sparks you into action. A great idea for a creative endeavor begins to take shape. As a project or program starts to come together, activity flows, weaving […]

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February 26th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: The Burma-Bucknell Bowl

Did you know there is an award given every spring to a Bucknell University organization or individual who has made exceptional contributions to the intercultural and international understanding among the Bucknell community? It is called the Burma-Bucknell Bowl Award, and it was inspired by the original Burma-Bucknell Bowl, which was gifted to the University in 1958 as recognition for the years of friendship and connection between the Bucknell University community and the nation of Burma, which is known today as Myanmar. The Bucknell-Burma connection began in 1858, when a Burmese student named Maung Shaw Loo came to Bucknell University and […]

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