Mansfield University hires
new VP of student affairs
MANSFIELD - Christopher Bridges has been named associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Mansfield University.
Bridges comes to MU from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, where he is interim senior director of student and academic support services.
"Chris has over 10 years of experience in recruitment, residence life, student programming and retention, social justice, judicial affairs, and student leadership with a focus on building community and supporting student growth and development," Vice President for Student Affairs James Parker said in making the announcement.
At MU, Bridges will supervise the Student Activities and Career Services departments, and oversee orientation, welcome week and student conduct.
Bridges holds a doctorate from Ohio University and a master's and bachelor's degree from Miami University.
He was selected after a national search and will begin his duties at Mansfield on Nov. 19.
Lycoming art professor
presents research paper
Lycoming College professor of art Lynn Estomin will present her paper, "Feminist Documentary through the Lens of Social Justice," at the Social Justice Feminism Conference at the University of Cincinnati College of Law Oct. 26 to 27.
Estomin's photography has also been included in the In-Sight Photography Project's annual exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, Vt., Oct. 5 to 28.
Estomin teaches graphic design, digital imaging, web design and interactive media at the college.
Much of her art focuses on gender and social issues and the environment. Her documentaries have won multiple awards and have been screened at film festivals nationally and internationally.
In addition, Estomin's websites and interactive art have earned her numerous awards, and her still photography has been exhibited nationally.
Bucknell Brigade to host
'Making it to Managua'
LEWISBURG - The Bucknell Brigade's third annual Making it to Managua 5K race will be held Nov. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. in Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.
The cost to participate is $15 per person in advance, $20 on race day. Advanced registration is recommended; participants who register by Oct. 19 will receive a race T-shirt.
Persons interested in supporting the Brigade also can choose the at-home option by pledging to walk, run, bike, or elliptical 3.1 miles by Sunday, Nov. 4. A
The Bucknell Brigade was established 13 years ago after Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua. What began as an emergency relief effort has evolved into a sustained effort to improve the impoverished community of Nueva Vida, Nicaragua.
Each year, the Bucknell Brigade fundraising committee strives to raise $40,000 to cover the maintenance costs of a free health clinic in Nueva Vida.
to speak Tuesday
LEWISBURG - Twitter co-founder, social entrepreneur and one of TIME's most influential people in the world, Biz Stone, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bucknell University at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.
Stone will be one of the featured speakers in the new Bucknell Forum series "tech/no." The series will focus on the evolution of technology's role in society, and its potential to impact the world in both positive and negative ways. The event is free and open to the public.
After working at Google early in his career, Stone moved on to help create Twitter, which launched in 2006.
Now more than 140 million active users send an estimated 340 million Tweets every day. Twitter is used by people in virtually every country around the world, and beyond. It has become a powerful tool credited with affecting such events as the uprisings for democracy in the Middle East's "Arab Spring."
Stone was named one of TIME's most influential people in the world in 2009.
He was also named Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine and in 2010 Vanity Fair named him one of the top 10 most influential people of the information age. Stone won the 2010 International Center for Journalism Innovation Award.
In what he calls "a dream come true," Stone recently helped relaunch The Obvious Corp., a company that aims to help identify problems that people can help solve through innovation on the Internet. Stone is also an adviser to several companies and organizations and a visiting scholar at various universities.
The Bucknell Forum
"tech/no" embraces technology and its perils and promises. Future Forum events include a special performance of "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" starring Alex Lyras, Class of 1993, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building. Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, will speak in the Weis Center on Feb. 19.