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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May 11th, 2018

Call for Participation: Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference 2018!

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 […]

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March 5th, 2018

Open Education Week

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 […]

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February 27th, 2018

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

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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February 27th, 2018

From Special Collections/University Archives: Reverend Eugenio Kincaid

Reverend Eugenio Kincaid, often called the “Hero Missionary,” was an important figure in the early history of Bucknell University. A Baptist minister and missionary, Reverend Eugenio Kincaid was a trustee of the University at Lewisburg (former name of Bucknell University) from the time the University was chartered in 1846 until 1850. As a trustee and friend of the University, Reverend Kincaid volunteered his time to lead the effort to raise the $100,000 required by the State of Pennsylvania to establish the University as an institution of higher education. Reverend Kincaid was also a fundamental influence with encouraging Maung Shaw Loo […]

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