There’s something about he way the light slants here in Lewisburg. There’s a crystalline snap — the way the
world looks when the eye doc hands you
glasses with new prescription lenses.
You put them on, and the world looks
brighter, more defined. Yup, that’s the
I discovered that light, puffing up the
hill through the Grove and riding my bike on the undulating roads of
Union County. I saw it today as I strolled the still sidewalks of the new
South Campus Apartments. It’s mid-August as I write this. Let there be
light but also let there be action.
I started in July as the new editor of Bucknell Magazine — a good time
to ease into the campus scene but not representative of the academic-year activity level. I can’t wait until next week, when I don regalia and
process with the other faculty and staff, new and seasoned Bucknellians,
as we welcome the Class of 2019 at Convocation.
I’m looking forward to meeting folks on campus as well as alumni — at
Homecoming, Reunion Weekend and at regional events — as I seek to
learn more about what makes Bucknell so distinctive.
I’ll also be asking you what you like about Bucknell Magazine and what
you think we could do differently. A magazine is a dynamic force, and
this one had a strong former editor in Gigi Marino. I hope to build on her
solid foundation and advance the magazine so it is more interactive and
engaging for its readers. The new magazine app, which we are rolling
out with this issue, will help us move in that direction. I hope you will
download the app and check out features that you won’t find in the
Please let me know what you think of the app and the fall print edition
and share any aspirations — or story ideas — you have for this magazine.
I look forward to getting to know you and this distinguished University
in the coming months.
Sherri Kimmel, EDITOR
Leaning into Lewisburg
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them. In fact, they chose Bucknell
because we expect them to take full
advantage of the intellectual depth
and breadth that we offer. At the
University’s annual Matriculation
ceremony in August, these scholar-athletes walked with their peers along
a path of candles representing the light
of knowledge, officially entering the
University through the gates named in
memory of Mathewson. In becoming
Bucknellians, they have promised to
carry on his enduring and worthy
legacy. We cannot wait to cheer them
on to victory both on and off the field.
John Bravman, PRESIDENT
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NOW YOU KNOW!
Ever wonder what those puzzling letters
mean behind alumni names, preceding
their class years? Here’s a key:
M = master’s degree from
P = parent of a Bucknell graduate
G = grandparent of a
H = honorary degree recipient