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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February 12th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Hall

Every morning, I would pass by a building named Bucknell Hall, unaware of its purpose or history. I rarely saw students walk in or out of it, and when I asked fellow Bucknellians what the building was used for, they also replied with uncertainty. This inquiry inspired me to research the building which shares our university name, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the construction of this particular building began an era of reform and prosperity for the University. In the early 1880’s, the University at Lewisburg (the former name of Bucknell University) was experiencing financial concerns. In […]

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January 24th, 2019

From Special Collections/University Archives Haley Stodart ’19 on Bucknell Wrestling

Weaving between people and under arms, I ran back to the bleachers with Swedish Fish in hand to sit by my mother. My brother’s match had begun, and as I entered the gym I could see him on the mat. His opponent was on his back, shoulder blades almost to the mat. James has him! His shoulders are down. One second…two seconds…pin! From the age of five, much of my time was spent around wrestling, and the scene described above became common occurrence. As the years passed and the matches continued, my family became wrestling enthusiasts. When my mother called […]

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December 11th, 2018

From Special Collections/University Archives: Thomas Bahrt West Memorial Clock

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 […]

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November 12th, 2018

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell’s School of Music

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 […]

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October 15th, 2018

From Special Collections/University Archives: Mary Wolfe, Bucknell University Trustee

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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October 13th, 2018

Reset your password — Update BAM!

Can you reset your password if you’ve forgotten it? Yes, if you’ve set up your recovery email and cell number in BAM! You can log into BAM and update your profile with a current email and phone number.  Take a minute and go to https://bam.bucknell.edu. Under the My Profile tab, update your email and phone number, and click on Submit. You’re done! Taking a minute now could save you in the future! Questions? Stop by the Tech Desk on the first floor of the library.

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October 5th, 2018

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknellians and the United States Army Ambulance Service

“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 […]

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August 13th, 2018

Registration is now open for #BUDSC18!

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 […]

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June 19th, 2018

2018 Digital Pedagogy Institute

Digital Pedagogy Institute Faculty Participants

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 […]

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