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May 29, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Beginning June 2, Bucknell University will host nearly 4,000 visitors participating in about 40 conferences.

Students, faculty and visiting poets participating in the Seminar for Younger Poets will read from their works during the seminar held June 1 to 22. For more information and the schedule, see

Bucknell's annual Reunion Weekend will be held June 2-5; for more information, see

The summer school session will be held June 13-July 22.

Returning groups include: Kiwanis June 10-12; Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust School June 19-24; PBA School of Commercial Lending July 10-15; and PBA School of Banking July 24-29; Bureau of Forestry Wildland Fire Academy June 20-26; Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education June 20-22; Camp McKelvey June 22-25 and June 26-28; Technology Student Association July 11-12; PACAC July 17-20; Renaissance Nutrition July 18-20; Loyalsock Band July 24-29; and Pennsylvania Cosmetology Association July 29-Aug. 1.

Religious groups include Episcopal Diocese June 9-11; Episcopal Youth June 19-25; and School of Christian Missions July 15-17, July 16-21 and July 18-21.

Sports camps include Bison Shoot-Out Tournament June 17-18; Bison Go Swim June 19-23 and June 26-30; softball day camp June 20-23; boys basketball June 20-24 and June 26-30; girls basketball June 30-July 3 and July 24-28; girls field hockey July 7-10; boys soccer July 10-14, July 14-18, and July 18-22; water polo July 17-21; cross country/track July 24-28; and baseball July 28-31.

Thirty-six young international musicians will participate in the Quartet Program June 12 to July 31, performing string chamber music under the direction of founder Charles Castleman.

The program includes performances by the Maia, Euclid, Atlantic and Ying string quartets, as well as solo and group performances by the participants. Admission is $5 at the door for individual performances in Bucknell Hall.

Participants also will perform in local venues including the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, Pineapple Inn, Slifer House Museum and Zelda's on the Park. Schedule is subject to change; for more information, see

Other events that are open to the public include two concerts by participants in the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) conference, who will be on campus July 5-10. Ticket prices to be announced. The concert schedule is:

July 7. AGEHR Young Ringers, with conductor Jason Wells, director of Ring of Fire, 2 p.m., Sojka Pavilion.

July 10. AGEHR Adult Ringers, with conductor William Payn, 4 p.m., Sojka Pavilion.

July 23: Cavalcade of Champions (drum and bugle corps competition), 7 p.m. Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $18 for reserved seating, $14 for general seating. Tickets will be available from the Weis Center Box Office June 27 through July 22 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The summer conferences program at Bucknell originated as a way to provide year-round employment to university staffs, according to Judy Mickanis, director of reservations, information and conference services. "The program offers a wide range of facilities in an educational, professional atmosphere," she said.

For more information about the Bucknell summer conferences program, call 577-3095 or see


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