Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, United States,30 miles south by southeast of Williamsport and 60 miles north of Harrisburg. In the past, it was the center for a fertile grain. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census and it is the county seat of Union County. Located in central Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River and it is home to Bucknell University and is near the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Its 19th-century downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, Lewisburg is the principal city of the Lewisburg, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, and is part of the larger Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area. Lewisburg was founded in 1785 by Ludwig Derr, a settler of the area, Derr had purchased several tracts of land from the William Penn family and other neighboring land owners, the largest of which was known as The Prescott. Having been on the land for such a time, Derr had befriended the local Native Americans of the area. Subsequently, in 1784, he worked with Samuel Weiser to lay out his combined land tracts, the name was changed to Lewisburgh when Union County was separated from Snyder County.
Much has been considered regarding how the name changed from Derrstown to Lewisburg, the most likely truth is that Derrs first name Ludwig translated into English as Louis but, being of German descent, it was spelled Lewis. Later, after Derrs death, the traditional Germanic burgh was appended to his first name to create Lewisburgh, note, U. S. Postal Service records contradict this story. The post office was named Lewisburgh when it was established in 1796, in 1893, the street names that run east and west are a local urban mystery. St. George, St. Catherine, and St. Louis etc. appear to be named for saints, since Derr was a Lutheran, and did not pay homage to Catholic saints, this is unlikely. George was Ludwigs son, his wife Catherine and Ludwig/Lewis himself, the other original street names that still exist are St. John, St. Mary and St. Anthony, which are probably the names of other children from families with whom Derrs own family were friends. However, there is an indication that Derr had a daughter named Mary, however, the premise is further supported by the notion that the German word for street is Strasse.
At the time, street names were pronounced as Strasse Mary or Strasse George, when signs were made to note the street names, the abbreviation for Strasse was allowed to remain, but the US/English abbreviation was redundantly added to the signs. The second mystery surrounding Lewisburg is the disappearance of its founder Ludwig Derr, after selling several lots of land, Derr set off for Philadelphia to sell additional lots. Shortly after arriving, records some of his lots had sold. However, Ludwig Derr simply disappears from history in that city, Derrs son George went to Philadelphia to search for his father, but returned a short time later, unsuccessful
Miller Run is a tributary of Limestone Run in Union County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is approximately 1.2 miles long and flows through East Buffalo Township, the watershed of the stream has an area of 0.87 square miles. The stream has no named tributaries. It is very small and is not a perennial stream, but is impacted by stormwater flows, the streams chemical hydrology has been significantly affected by human use. Major rock formations in its watershed include the Bloomsburg Formation, the Keyser-Tonoloway Formation, most of the watershed of Miller Run is owned by Bucknell University. A significant fraction of the watershed is on land. The stream was being channelized as early as the 1930s, in the 21st century, a number of studies and restoration projects have been done on it. The stream is a Warmwater Fishery and six species have been observed within it. It has a low concentration of benthic macroinvertebrates. Miller Run begins at the base of a hill in East Buffalo Township. It flows north for a distance before turning north-northeast for several tenths of a mile.
In this reach, the stream crosses US Route 15, passes through the Bucknell University campus and it turns north for several hundred feet before reaching its confluence with Limestone Run. Miller Run has no named tributaries. However, it has a tributary that is known as North Miller Run. The reach of Miller Run that is upstream of this tributary is known as South Miller Run. Miller Run is impacted by stormwater flows. The lower reaches of the lack a perennial flow during significant portions of the year. However, it was historically a perennial stream, the stream can experience flash flooding during high flow conditions. The chemical hydrology of the stream has been impacted by human use. One example of this is the fact that ion concentrations in the stream are considerably higher than ion concentrations in other similarly-sized streams
The Patriot League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising private institutions of higher education and two United States service academies based in the Northeastern United States. All 10 core members participate in the NCAAs Division I for all Patriot League sports that they offer, since not all schools sponsor every available NCAA sport, such as ice hockey and wrestling, most schools are affiliated with other collegiate conferences. Additionally, the Patriot League has an arrangement for football. Army is an Independent in the Football Bowl Subdivision, while Bucknell, Holy Cross, American, Boston University and Loyola Maryland do not sponsor football. As of the 2015 season, Navy plays FBS football in the American Athletic Conference, three other private institutions are Patriot League members only for specific sports and are referred to as Patriot League associate members. Fordham University and Georgetown University are associate members in football, while MIT is a member in womens rowing.
Patriot League members are schools with strong academic reputations that adhere strongly to the ideal of the scholar-athlete. An academic index ensures that athletes are truly representative of and integrated with the rest of the student body, out-of-league play for Patriot League schools is often with members of the Ivy League, which follow similar philosophies regarding academics and athletics. Patriot League members have some of the oldest collegiate athletic programs in the country, in particular, The Rivalry between Lehigh University and Lafayette College is both the nations most played and longest uninterrupted college football series. The winner of the Patriot League Basketball tournament receives an invitation to the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament every March. In recent years and Lehigh have both won NCAA tournament games, the Patriot League champion in a number of other sports receives an automatic invitation to its respective NCAA tournaments. The origins of the Patriot League began after the eight Ivy League schools each expanded its football schedules to ten games starting in 1980, the result was the Colonial League, a football-only circuit that began competition in 1986.
In 1990, the changed its name to the Patriot League at the suggestion of Carl F. Ullrich. In 1991, the league gained a full member — the United States Naval Academy. In 1993, the league hired Constance H. Hurlbut as executive director and she was the first woman and youngest person to be the leader of an NCAA Division I conference. In 1995, Fordham resigned its membership but continued as an associate member in football. In 1996, Fairfield and Ursinus joined as members in field hockey. In 1997, Towson joined as a member in football
The Bucknell Bison are the athletic teams of Bucknell University. The program is a member of the Patriot League for NCAA Division I sports and it is the alma mater of baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson who requested burial in a cemetery adjoining Bucknells campus. In 2005, the basketball team went to the NCAA mens basketball tournament and became the first Patriot League team to win an NCAA tournament game. The victory followed a year that included wins over #9 Pittsburgh and they lost to Wisconsin in the following round, but received the honor of Best Upset at the 2005 ESPY Awards. However, those wins were followed by losses against Villanova, ranked fourth in the nation. Patriot League play began after the Duke loss, and the Bison did not lose a game in 2006. The team was ranked 24th in the nation in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today college basketball polls for the week of February 13. This was the Bucknell programs first national ranking, and the first time since the creation in 1990 that any Patriot League mens basketball team has been ranked.
The team was seeded ninth in the Oakland bracket for the 2006 NCAA tournament, the Bison were defeated by Memphis in the second round, losing by a score of 72–56. They finished the season ranked 25th in the ESPN poll. Entering the 2006–2007 season, the Bison had scheduled a number of high-profile games, the schedule included a match-up against George Mason, a team that had made the 2006 Final Four. In a tight game, the Bison were defeated by Wake Forest 86–83 in overtime and they did, however, go on to defeat George Mason. Bucknell made it to the 2007 Patriot League Championship Game where they faced Holy Cross, the Bison lost by a score of 66–74. In 2006 the Bucknell Mens soccer team went on a run to capture the Patriot League championship. In the semifinal they beat top seeded Lehigh in a game went to a shootout. Then in the final they defeated Lehigh in a game ended in a shootout. This qualified them for the NCAA Soccer tournament and they faced George Mason in the first round and won on an overtime goal.
In the second round they fell to fourth ranked Virginia, in 2006 the Bucknell Womens rowing team won the Patriot League Championship and its Lightweight Women scored a 6th-place finish at the National Championship IRA Regatta
Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college located alongside the West Branch Susquehanna River in the town of Lewisburg, in central Pennsylvania, United States. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and it offers nearly 50 majors and over 60 minors. It is primarily a school, and has about 50 graduate students. Students come from all 50 states and from more than 66 countries, Bucknell has nearly 200 student organizations and a large Greek presence. The schools mascot is Bucky the Bison and the school is a member of the Patriot League in NCAA Division I athletics, more than 4,000 subscribers ultimately contributed, including a small boy who gave 12 cents. In 1846, the school preparatory to the University opened in the basement of the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg, known originally as the Lewisburg High School, it became in 1848 the Academical and Primary Department of the University at Lewisburg. In 1850, the department moved into the first building completed on campus, built for $8,000, the building housed both womens and mens studies until the opening of the Female Institute in 1852.
While studying together, women were required to face east while men faced west, the schools first commencement was held on August 20,1851, for a graduation class of seven men. Among the board members attending was James Buchanan, who would become the 15th President of the United States, stephen Taylor officiated as his last act before assuming office as president of Madison University. One day earlier, the trustees had elected Howard Malcom as the first president of the university, although the Female Institute began instruction in 1852, it wasn’t until 1883 that college courses were opened to women. Bucknell, was committed to educational opportunities for women. Within five years of opening, enrollment had grown so sharply that the university built a new hall–Larison Hall–to accommodate the Female Institute, women could venture into town only in the company of a female teacher who had a minimum of six years’ experience in handling girls. In 1881, facing dire financial circumstances, the university turned to William Bucknell and his donation of $50,000 saved the university from ruin.
In 1886, in recognition of Bucknells support of the school, Bucknell Hall, the first of several buildings given to the university by Bucknell, was initially a chapel and for more than a half century the site of student theatrical and musical performances. Today, it houses the Stadler Center for Poetry, the 40 years from 1890 until 1930 saw a steady increase in the number of faculty members and students. When the Depression brought a drop in enrollment in 1933, several members of the faculty were loaned to found a new institution, Bucknell Junior College in Wilkes-Barre, that institution is a four-year university, Wilkes University, independent of Bucknell since 1947. Significant new construction in the 1970s included the Elaine Langone Center, the Gerhard Fieldhouse, during the early 1980s, the capacity of the Bertrand Library was doubled and facilities for engineering were substantially renovated. In 1988, the Weis Center for the Performing Arts was completed, New facilities for the sciences included the renovation of the Olin Science Building, the construction of the Rooke Chemistry Building in 1990 and the completion of a new Biology Building in 1991
West Branch (journal)
West Branch is an American literary magazine based at Bucknell University and published by the Stadler Center for Poetry. It was established in 1977 and publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, waldrep, an editor of the Kenyon Review. In addition to the print magazine, West Branch publishes West Branch Wired, an online supplement featuring fiction, marjorie Hudsons story, The Clearing received a Pushcart special mention in 2008. List of literary magazines Official website
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people. The International Fire Code, portions of which have adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction. It specifies, For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms and it requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating. Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the size of the venue. For sports venues, the decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors, chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area.
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Again, the total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law