as well as alumni experts. Past offerings
included “Predicting the 2016 President”
with Professor Chris Ellis ’00, political
science; “The American Immigrant”
with Professor Elizabeth Durden,
sociology; and a discussion of same-sex marriage by Professor and Chair
Michael James, political science. The
goal is to offer a mix of global, virtual
and on-campus events, Donahue says.
An early webinar was led by Professor
Eric Kennedy, biomedical engineering,
whose research delves into injury bio-
mechanics or, as he calls it, “applying
mechanical engineering principles
on the body.” Besides providing “an
opportunity to talk about all aspects
of my research and thread them all
together into one talk,” Kennedy says
he discussed how current students
helped with his research and “the
contributions that students can make
to these real-life problems.”
Three to five webinars are planned
for each semester. Registration for live
webinars, which include question-and-
answer segments, is required and free.
For those who cannot attend the live
event, recordings are available at
According to Donahue, alumni
should anticipate thought-provoking
Bucknell 360º programming (which is
replacing Alumni U) during Reunion
Weekend, June 2–5.
Go to bucknell.edu/360 for the latest information and instructions on how to sign up.
“For alumni, Bucknell was the
foundation of their careers and the
heart of their learning experience,”
explains Donahue. “Bucknell 360º
brings them back to that point.”
Under the umbrella of Bucknell 360º,
the office hosts webinars that allow
Bucknellians to engage with the
University online when they are too busy
to travel back to campus or if they live in
an area without regional club activities.
These easily digestible 30-minute
lectures feature relevant and timely
topics from seasoned and new professors
Lifelong learning isn’t just a catch phrase for Bucknell 360º, a program launched last fall. Designed to “bring learning full circle,” according to Jamie Donahue, associate director of online ngagement and marketing for the O≈ce of
Alumni Relations, Bucknell 360º encompasses activities and
events focused on education, including a series of webinars.
Completing the Circle
Bucknell boosts lifelong learning with new Bucknell 360º program.
By Heidi Hormel
During one of the early Bucknell 360º talks,
Professor Eric Kennedy, biomedical engineering,
discussed faculty/student collaborations.