Friday, September 18th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #15: Jim Van Fleet performing on the uilleann pipes

Welcome to our 15th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Jim Van Fleet performing “Mo Ghile Mear” or “My Gallant Hero” on the uilleann pipes. Jim Van Fleet has been the librarian for science and engineering resources, in the Bertrand Library at Bucknell University, for thirty years. His interest in Irish traditional music pre-dates his library career. The uilleann pipes are a bagpipe design unique to lreland; a bellows provides air to the seven different cane reeds of the chanter, drones, and keyed […]

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #14: Quentin Andrews ’24

Welcome to our 14th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Quentin Andrews ’24 as he recites an original work. Quentin is a first year Bucknell student (Class of 2024) from Washington, DC. He is a POSSE scholar currently pursuing a double major in economics and statistics. He enjoys writing poetry and has performed multiple times with one appearance at the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the T.E.A.M. program and enjoys bike riding and playing basketball on campus. Recorded at […]

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #13: Joe Scapellato and Dustyn Martincich

Welcome to our 13th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Joe Scapellato and Dustyn Martincich. Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel, THE MADE-UP MAN, and the story collection, BIG LONESOME. He earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University and teaches at Bucknell as an assistant professor in the English Department. Dustyn Martincich is interested in investigating narrative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary possibilities in theatre and dance performance. She has movement directed, choreographed, and performed for concert dance and theatrical […]

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #12: Nine Degrees of Syncopation

Welcome to our 12th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature a Lewisburg-area jazz trio with ties to Bucknell, Nine Degrees of Syncopation. The ensemble includes: Joe DeCristopher on guitar, a 1970 Bucknell alum, Bill Flack on electric fretless bass, currently chair of the Psychology Department and Carl Kirby on guitar, professor in the Geology and Environmental Geosciences Department. The band name is a play on words, but for this gig, they could be called “Six Feet of Separation.” The band plays Gypsy, Latin, […]

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Friday, August 21st, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #11: Sezi Seskir on piano

Welcome to our eleventh installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Sezi Seskir on piano. Sezi Seskir received her first degree in piano in her native, Ankara, Turkey. She went on with her studies in Lübeck Musikhochschule and then completed a D.M.A. degree with Malcolm Bilson in Cornell University.  She concertized widely in Europe and the US and is currently in a duo with violinist Lucy Russell. A CD of three Beethoven violin sonatas with Lucy Russell recorded on period instruments came out in 2020 […]

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #10: Grace Kenny (violin) and Amy Kenny (piano)

Welcome to our tenth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature violinist Grace Kenny and pianist Amy Kenny performing Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow) by Fritz Kreisler. Grace Kenny is from Lewisburg. She earned a degree in violin performance from St. Olaf College and is currently studying to be certified to teach music K-12. Grace recently performed in the Bucknell Orchestra and the Bison Band, and her father is Dr. William Kenny, Professor of Music at Bucknell. Amy Kenny has collaborated with her daughter Grace on […]

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #9: Jove Graham Recites Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116

Welcome to our ninth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Jove Graham reciting Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. Jove Graham is an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Bucknell and president of the board of directors at RiverStage Community Theatre based in Lewisburg. He was an engineering and theatre double-major at Swarthmore College and has worked onstage or behind the scenes at People’s Light and Theatre Company, the Arden Theatre Company, Montgomery Playhouse, Bucknell and others.  “I memorized this sonnet twenty years ago,” he says, […]

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #8: Andrei Bucaloiu ’22 reads his poem, With Age

Welcome to our eighth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Andrei Bucaloiu ’22 and his poem, With Age. Andrei is a rising junior studying Spanish and Creative Writing while working his way through the pre-med pathway. He is a Residential Fellow in the Res College program, a Writing Center Consultant and in the spring 2021 semester he will be a West Branch intern. The poem was inspired by a writing exercise he did in Professor Hays’ spring 2020 course, “Poetry, Mind, and Nature,” […]

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #7: Deirdre O’Connor reads her poem, The Obstacles

Welcome to our seventh installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we will release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Deirdre O’Connor reading her poem, The Obstacles. Deirdre directs the Writing Center at Bucknell and also serves as the Associate Director of the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets. She is the author of two books of poems, most recently The Cupped Field, from Able Muse Press. She says this about the poem, The Obstacles: “I wrote this poem before the pandemic, but chose to read it because I think it resonates in […]

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #6: Virginia Zimmerman reads from The Rosemary Spell

Welcome to our sixth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we will release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Professor Virginia Zimmerman as she reads a passage from her novel, The Rosemary Spell (2015). Virginia Zimmerman is Professor of English at Bucknell University, where she teaches children’s fiction and 19th-century British literature. Her scholarly work investigates time and traces, and her creative writing addresses similar themes. Her first novel, La Finestra del Temps (Cruïlla 2012), was translated into Catalan and published in Barcelona. The Rosemary Spell (Clarion 2015) was her American […]

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