Students to participate in ‘Paint Your Space’

By Olivia Seecof

Contributing Writer

A whirlwind of color will soon decorate the white wall hiding the construction of the student hearth space in the Elaine Langone Center (ELC) as part of the “Paint Your Space” campaign initiated by Bucknell Student Government (BSG) and Activities and Campus Events (ACE). The wall will be divided into four parts, and each class will have the opportunity to showcase its creative talents and display Bison pride.

Each section will represent an individual class, but the four sections will come together to form a unified symbol of the University as a whole.

“As president of the class of 2014, I am personally very excited for the ‘Paint Your Space’ project,” Lindsay Smith ’14 said. “I think it is an ideal opportunity for the freshman class to collaborate on a project that is truly going to benefit the entire Bucknell community.”

While this wall gives first-year students a chance to express their early impressions of the University, it also grants other classes the opportunity to display their memories and growth as University students.

“I’m excited to see what the seniors paint on their section of the wall because they have the opportunity to show how they have grown and developed as a class here at Bucknell,” Nicole Diamantides ’14 said.

Creating the mural showcases student feelings and opinions about what it means to be a University student.

“It’ll be cool to see how different people reinterpret the mural,” Samantha Lara ’13 said. “Each class has different talents that will be exemplified from the new mural.”

Planning meetings took place the week of Sept. 20 and official mural proposals are due today. The actual painting of the mural will take place Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center mall.

The official presentation of the completed mural will take place Oct. 1.

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