In 1936, the Phi Lambda Theta fraternity gave Bucknell University an artifact affectionately known as the Thomas West clock, often referred to as the “coal clock.” The clock was commissioned as a memorial by the Phi Lambda Theta fraternity, now known on campus as the Chi Phi fraternity, to honor one of their fallen brothers, Thomas Bahrt West, a member of the Bucknell Class of 1934, who died during his sophomore year in 1931. The clock is designed as a coal structure with the time mechanism placed in its center. “In Memory of Thomas Bahrt West” is carved into its […]
This fall, Bucknell welcomed many concert performers, various international ensembles, as well as the Class of 2022, with many new students coming to Bucknell with a passion for music and a sense of excitement as they chose music as their field of study. Bucknell is known for its enthusiasm for musical programming as well as its education of students pursuing a degree in music. It is worthwhile to step back from Bucknell’s current environment and understand how music developed as a focus of study at the University, as well as the opportunities it offered students to participate in music related […]
Born into a family that exemplified intellectual pioneers, Mary Wolfe was considered one of the most prominent women at Bucknell, and in Pennsylvania, during her lifetime. She was born on March 31, 1874, the daughter of Charles Spyker Wolfe and Martha Meixel-Wolfe. Her family was closely connected with Bucknell from its beginning, as her great-grandfather was James Moore II, the founder of the University at Lewisburg, which would become Bucknell University. Her great-uncle was Dr. William Ludwig, the first chairman of the Board of Trustees, and her two grandfathers, Joseph Meixel and Samuel Wolfe, were also on the first board. […]
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“Goodbye everybody I’m off to fight the foe Uncle Sammy is calling me so I must go Gee I’m feeling fine don’t you wish that you were me? For I’m sailing tomorrow over the deep blue sea.” (“I Don’t Know Where I’m Going, But I’m On My Way” – 1917, http://www.halcyondaysmusic.com/ww1music.htm) In early May of 1917, just a month after the United States officially entered World War I, the French War Commission came to Washington D.C. and met with the Surgeon General, William Gorgas. Gorgas asked the commission how the United States Medical Department could he France. The answer he […]
Registration is now open for #BUDSC18, Bucknell University’s fifth annual Digital Scholarship Conference. There is no registration fee for Bucknell faculty, students and staff. The conference will take place on campus from October 5th-7th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.” #BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might […]
From May 21-15, members of DP&S and Research Services worked with seven faculty from across Bucknell to devise course assignments integrating digital technologies. The institute is intended to help faculty identify and create two to three specific modules or assignments for a course that integrate established teaching methods with emerging digital methodologies and tools in order to meet learning outcomes, increase student engagement, and further students’ digital literacy skills. The institute is aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby teaching and research are enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology. The Institute opened with a discussion of learning […]
Bucknell University will host its fifth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC18) from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.” #BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach. We […]
What is Open Education Week? Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources. Who is contributing to Open Education Week? Open Education Week is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of […]
In 1856, Larison Hall was built to house the women attending the Lewisburg Female Institute, a school affiliated with and administered by the University to educate young women. As the first building on the “women’s college campus,” and initially named the Lewisburg Female Institute Building, Larison Hall was completed in 1857. Female Institute students and faculty moved to the newly constructed building from the school’s former site, the Casey Mansion in Lewisburg. Larison Hall was designed to include music and recitation rooms, a dining hall, and a third floor residence area. Larison Hall was central to the education of women […]
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