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Counseling and Student Development Center introduce innovative stress identifier

Avery Blasko, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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The University Counseling and Student Development Center has introduced a new simulation through the company Kognito to help identify distressed students. More than a million people have participated in a Kognito simulation, including more than 900 University students and student-athletes, according...

University celebrates National Engineers Week

Matilda Melkonian, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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You know when it’s the time for E-Week: the banners hang over Dana Engineering and a herd of engineering students file in and out of the building. Every year, during the week encompassing George Washington’s birthday – Feb. 22 – engineering colleges across the United States host National Engineers...

Introducing Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, the University’s new provost

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 21, 2019


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University President John Bravman, along with Faculty Chair Bill Kenny, announced the selection of the University’s next provost, Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, in a campus-wide email on Feb. 19. After a broad and thorough national search, Bravman expressed that “Elisabeth was a clear choice in a competitive...

National Geographic Live: “Ocean Soul” at the Weis Center

Francesca Seykora, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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National Geographic Magazine’s Brian Skerry shared his experiences in the sea through his work as a photojournalist on Feb. 19 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Skerry has worked for National Geographic for over 20 years and typically spends eight to nine months out of the year traveling to...

The success of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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The University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which allows students to work and learn with local inmates, offers a variety of courses. These courses allow students to travel to state correctional institutions and have interactive learning sessions with inmates, or “inside students.”   Professor...

The University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Wolves”

Clare Merante, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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“There is an undeniable spell which is cast when you are the member of a teenage sports team. At a time of hormonal and bodily change, on the cusp of college admissions, you are asked to physically and emotionally exert yourself, pushing yourself to fulfill your own potential as well as that of your...

Aly Raisman: Student Lectureship 2019 speaker

Aly Raisman: Student Lectureship 2019 speaker

Sarah Haber, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Aly Raisman, U.S. Olympic gymnast and winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, will speak at the University on April 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Invited to speak by the Student Lectureship Committee, Raisman is expected to discuss topics including her experiences as a member...

Humanities Hot Topic: Political activism on campus

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Pull-out quote: “The hot topics do a good job at creating an opportunity for students to meet new people who are willing to talk about important topics, like-minded or not, which is important on a campus like Bucknell because sometimes we lack in political discussions.” - Matilda Melkonian ’22   The...

Sean Kingston to perform at 2019 Chrysalis Ball

Sarah Haber, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Hip-hop icon Sean Kingston will take the stage for the University’s 2019 Chrysalis Ball on April 26. Since 1999, the Chrysalis Ball has been an annual formal event in which the campus and the community come together for a night of celebration. While last year’s Chrysalis Ball took place in the Gerhard...

Therapy dogs visit Bertrand Library

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Therapy dogs visited Bertrand Library on Feb. 11 as a way for students to relieve their stress and be reminded of their adored animals that they have at home. The therapy dogs program is sponsored by the University’s Counseling & Student Development Center, which holds several events to aid student...

Miko Peled gives controversial lecture at University

Jessica Kaplan, Print Managing Co-Editor

February 14, 2019


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Israeli author and Palestinian rights activist Miko Peled spoke to the University on Feb. 7 at the invitation of Professor of English Michael Drexler. The lecture was supported by the University Lectureship Committee and co-sponsored by six academic departments: Africana Studies, Arabic Studies, English,...

Faculty feature with Professor Ilona Moore

Francesca Seykora, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Assistant Professor of International Relations Ilona Moore gave a presentation about her ongoing research of food scarcity in India on Feb. 13. These faculty-feature events are organized by the University’s Center for Social Science Research. They provide professors with the opportunity to share...

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