September 29, 2010


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Oct. 1 through 3.

"Every fall, Bucknell University welcomes parents and families to visit campus and get a firsthand look at what life is like at Bucknell during Family Weekend," said Ann DiStefano, director of the parents fund and family programs. "The weekend is designed to help families discover what Bucknell has to offer, in and out of the classroom, and learn about the organizations, people and places that have become home to their students."

In addition to activities designed for Bucknell families, several events are open to the general public, including:

·      Friday, Oct. 1. Hilltop Film Series. "Uniform," directed by Diao Yinan, China, 2003, 7:30 p.m., Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center.

·      Friday, Oct. 1. Family Weekend Concert. Bucknell University Orchestra, directed by Christopher Para, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center. The program, "The Music of Tragic Love," includes Faure's "Pelleas et Melisande," Bizet's "L'artesienne" and selections from Bernstein's "West Side Story."

·      Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Family Weekend Showcase. "Savage/Love" by Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard, directed by Bucknell junior Ali Keller, 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Admission: $4. The play explores the many different stages of passion and love in the life and death of Boris Vian, a French author, jazz trumpeter and singer-songwriter.

·      Friday through Sunday, Oct. 1-3. Samek Art Gallery. "An Academic Resource: Highlights from the Permanent Collection," main gallery; and "The Sleep of Reason: A Cautionary Tale," an installation by Deborah Cornell, with audio by Richard Cornell, project room. Located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center, hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

·      Saturday, Oct. 2. Weis Center Events Series. "Mazurka: My Friend Chopin," with Bucknell alumnus Edward Herrmann, Class of '65, as August Franchomme, 8 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets: $20. This performance, which celebrates Frederic Chopin's 200th birthday, relates the story of the friendship, accompanied by music performed by cellist Harry Clark and pianist Sanda Schuldmann.

Contact: Division of Communications


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