November 16th, 2017

Attention Bison Basketball Fans: Upgraded Wi-Fi in Sojka!

The first Bucknell home men’s basketball game is on Monday, Nov 20!  Sojka Pavilion will be packed with fans enjoying the game and using their mobile devices. To improve the experience of Bison fans at games in Sojka Pavilion, our networking group designed and implemented an enhanced wireless solution for the arena. As a part of this project, 50 wireless access points were installed to provide game day wireless coverage. Last season, during the Men’s basketball Patriot League Championship game, the new network got quite a workout and performed very nicely. During peak usage, nearly 2000 devices were connected in […]

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November 13th, 2017

Data Services Month

 Library & IT staff continue to focus on our support for faculty, staff, and students who use data in their research. For assistance with your data management plans or to answer specific questions about data management services at Bucknell, please contact dataservices@bucknell.edu Check out our Data Management Planning page at researchbysubject.bucknell.edu/dataservices If you are interested in how data is being used in research at Bucknell University, please view the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Showcase   http://showcase.blogs.bucknell.edu/

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November 8th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: The Diary of Sarah R. Meixell

Did you know you can find a diary in the Special Collections/University Archives with a first-hand account of life in Lewisburg during the Civil War? This diary belonged to Sarah Rebecca Meixell, a Lewisburg resident born on July 12, 1844 and an 1860 graduate from the Lewisburg Female Institute. The diary presents vibrant details of Sarah’s life during the critical years of the Civil War and gives the reader a personal perspective on important events during that time. Sarah’s entry dated April 10, 1865: “This morning the news came that the Rebel General Lee had surrendered his army and such […]

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November 3rd, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell’s Jan Plan

For most students, winter break in January is an opportunity to escape academics for a short time. However, on November 6, 1968, Bucknell began encouraging students to remain on campus in January to participate in a new program, the January Program, or as it was commonly known, the Jan Plan. The Jan Plan was a voluntary, non-academic credit, month-long program where Bucknell students could define the direction of their educational experience by participating in creative and scholarly projects of their own choosing. The objectives of the program were to increase innovation and experimentation, foster independence through opportunities for independent study, […]

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October 27th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Baseball

America’s favorite pastime was not a favorite in Lewisburg when it first arrived in the 1860’s. Bucknell’s President Loomis banned games from being played off campus, and tried to forbid baseball all together at one point, but the game became one of the first sports to start at Bucknell University regardless. Despite the resentment from our administration towards the sport, it continued to thrive in the United States, changing as the years passed, and gained popularity here in Lewisburg as well. Bucknell’s first team was called “The Olympians.” Playing on Loomis Field, the current location of the Gateway Apartments, the […]

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October 23rd, 2017

Open Access Week, October 23–29

  Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. You can celebrate Open Access Week by: Visiting our open access repository of Bucknell scholarship, the Bucknell Digital Commons. Checking out our Research Guides to Services for Scholarly Publication, and Open Access Publishing & Policies. Looking up research articles in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Review a publisher’s copyright policies using SHERPA / RoMEO. You can join the Open Access movement by depositing your research in the Digital Commons, or publishing in an open access journal, or […]

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October 18th, 2017

Faculty Authors Reception – Fall 2017

Faculty Authors Reception – Fall 2017 Library & Information Technology and the Provost’s Office are sponsoring a Faculty Authors Reception on Tuesday, October 24, 2016, 11:30 am – 1 pm., in the Bertrand Library’s Traditional Reading Room. This reception recognizes Bucknell University faculty members who have published books and book chapters in 2016-2017.

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October 13th, 2017

Services for Scholarly Publishing

Library and Information Technology supports the publication of the research of Bucknell authors in many ways.  A handy guide to many of our services can be found here: Services for Scholarly Publication. In October, we will be celebrating Open Access Week (October 23-29), and will be hosting a Faculty Authors’ Reception, Tuesday October 24th 11:30 am — 1:30 pm in the Library Traditional Reading Room.

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October 12th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell Junior College

Before Wilkes College, now Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, PA had become the Colonels, they were the Bucknell Bison. In early March of 1930, Bucknell was approached by school principals and community leaders in the Wyoming Valley area to establish a junior college in Wilkes-Barre. The Wyoming Valley was the only area of its size in Pennsylvania without a local college. During the Great Depression, many students yearned for an education beyond high school, but were unable to attend college locally. Bucknell agreed with the proposal and provided the charter, endowment, equipment, faculty, and administration staff to create the Bucknell University […]

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October 5th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell’s Alma Mater

One of the first traditions new Bucknellians experience is the singing of our very own alma mater, “Dear Bucknell.” For a time in its history, Bucknell did not have an official alma mater, but many tunes were composed and worded by alumni and friends to honor their University. These tunes were often compiled into “Bucknell song books,” published by Bucknell classes and alumni and bringing together existing songs and original scores written specifically for Bucknell. Some examples are “Orange and Blue” with words by Mary Bartol, Class of 1894, and “A Song for the Orange and Blue” written by the […]

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