February 10th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Robert Lowry

Despite Bucknell’s size and its being tucked away in a small town in central Pennsylvania, there are still a host of famous graduates and faculty members that color its history. Robert Lowry, the famed Baptist minister and hymn-writer, was one such character—leaving an indelible mark on Bucknell University as well as the national religious psyche. As John Zeller ’41 stated in the spring 1975 issue of Bucknell World, the alumni magazine, Lowry was “undoubtedly the most famous faculty member the University has ever had.” Lowry graduated from the University at Lewisburg (former name of Bucknell University) in 1854 as valedictorian […]

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February 8th, 2017

G Suites makes it easier to use templates!

G Suites now makes it easier for users to create files from templates by granting access to templates directly from Drive. Instead of navigating to the Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms home pages, you can simply go to Drive > New > Google Docs/Sheets/Slides/Forms > From a template. From there, you’ll be directed to the applicable template gallery, where you can select the template of your choice.

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February 6th, 2017

Have you seen the new wireless projection station in the Courtyard?

Have you seen the new wireless projection station in the library courtyard? You can share your screen or multiple screens for collaboration. To see a full-list of locations across campus, visit our ASK Library & IT knowledge base: http://ask.bucknell.edu/?p=2743

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February 2nd, 2017

Call for Participation: Digital Scholarship Student Research Fellows

Library & IT invites rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply for a competitive fellowship to develop an independent digital scholarship project. Broadly defined, digital scholarship entails research that is made possible by digital technologies, or that takes advantage of technology to ask and answer questions in new ways.  As a fellow, you will learn to use digital tools and methodologies, and apply them to a digital research project of your design. Librarians will mentor you through the process of identifying a research question, understanding research methodologies, and discovering resources, such as locally housed library and archival collections, that will […]

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February 1st, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Literary Societies at Bucknell

In the early history of the University at Lewisburg, former name of Bucknell University, the faculty and the student-body was small and university life and the curriculum would have hardly resembled anything that we would recognize today. Students were drilled in Greek and Latin, the curriculum contained a deep religious overtone, and there was not much to being a student outside the academic setting. One cornerstone of the contemporary life of a college student—a plethora of extracurricular activities—was noticeably absent from the daily schedule of students enrolled in the University at Lewisburg. One of the first extracurricular programs established at […]

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January 25th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell and World War I

The outbreak of World War I in 1914 was one of the most shocking events to unfold in the course of human history. Through the entanglement of various military and diplomatic ties, a group of rouge Yugoslav nationalists sparked what were arguably the first modern war, as well as the most devastating military conflict to date. As we near the centennial of the United States’ involvement in the war in 1917, it is clear that the severity of the conflict and the dramatic changes it brought forth are often lost on us. In our current age, as student and faculty […]

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January 20th, 2017

New Gmail Phishing Threat!

A new Gmail phishing technique has been gaining popularity over the last several weeks. This phishing attempt is extremely well crafted causing many to fall prey to its tactics and divulge their Gmail password. This particular phishing attempt may likely come from someone you know and even include an attachment that may seem appropriate as the senders e-mail account has likely been compromised as well. When the attachment is clicked on, you are taken to what appears to be a Google login page, and even a quick glance at the URL located at the top of your browser shows a […]

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January 17th, 2017

The 2017 Bucknell University Press Student Book Collecting Prize

At a time when social media is virtually universal and electronic texts proliferate, it is easy to forget how central print books have been in the development of individual lives and in the history of human consciousness. Print books remain a powerful medium of learning and intellectual pleasure, and they can also be objects of beauty and personal significance. This prize offers students the opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate their own book collections as they connect with their lives, their learning, and their personal interests and relationships. Behind these considerations lie the larger recognition of the importance of […]

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December 12th, 2016

From University Archives: Katherine Brown Larison

Many buildings around campus commemorate administrators, educators, and beneficiaries from Bucknell University’s history. Some names may be familiar to you—Sojka, Langone, Bucknell—but others may seem more obscure: Tustin, Taylor, and Larison. Larison Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus, was built in 1857 to house women attending the University Female Institute. The building was initially called the Female Institute Building and in June 1927 was named Larison Hall to honor the legacy of Katherine Brown Larison, principal of the Female Institute from 1882 – 1897 and an 1857 graduate of the Institute. Prior to constructing Larison Hall on campus […]

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