The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

May 17, 2013

Bucknell to host programs and conferences June 8 through July 27

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University will host nearly 4,000 visitors participating in about 30 conferences beginning May 30 through July 27.

Bucknell-affiliated programs

Bucknell’s annual Reunion Weekend will be held May 30 to June 2 with thousands of alumni and families returning to campus for the weekend activities.

A highlight of the Reunion weekend gathering will be a free fireworks display Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Spectators may view the fireworks from the Academic Quad in front of Bertrand Library. Parking will be available on the farm lot off Seventh Street via South Campus Drive or above the stadium. Dent Drive between Seventh Street and the stadium will be closed from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

The University’s alumni summer guest program, which offers accommodations for alumni families in Bucknell West, is scheduled for June 8 through July 27.

The summer session will be held June 10 to July 19 for enrolled students as well as students participating in the Bucknell Community College programs. Other Bucknell-sponsored conferences include WMS Regional Users June 9-11; Engineering Camp June 23-29; College Admissions Workshop June 27-28; Admissions: Shaping Your World, July 7-10; Summer Phonathon conference July 8-9; Technology Student Association July 8-9; E-3 Engineering workshop July 23-26; and a MERCURY undergraduate chemistry conference July 25-27. In addition, students will participate in summer research programs June 2 through Aug. 3.

Students, faculty and visiting poets participating in the 29th annual Seminar for Younger Poets will read from their works during the seminar held June 9-30. Visiting poets Dan Beachy-Quick and Jean Valentine will join director G.C. Waldrep, associate director Deirdre O’Connor and Stadler Center Fellows Caroline Ebeid and Jamaal May.

Readings, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall. Waldrep, O’Connor, Ebeid and May will give an opening reading on June 11 at 7 p.m. Valentine will read with six of the Seminar Fellows on June 13 at 7 p.m. Beachy-Quick will read with six of the Seminar Fellows on June 21 at 7 p.m. The final reading with all 12 Seminar Fellows is scheduled for June 29 at 7 p.m.

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