Bloomsburg University was named this fall among the top of Washington Monthly’s list for Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast. BU ranked at 125 out of 386 colleges and universities on the list, and was the second highest PASSHE school. Washington Monthly ranked their list based on best overall graduation rate, Pell Grant performance, First-generation student performance, earnings performance, and net price in the Northeast schools. Making it the best education for the best price.
BU ranked ahead of Millersville, Shippensburg, East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock. BU was also listed higher than Temple University, Philadelphia University, Johns Hopkins University, Drexel University, and University of Connecticut. The complete list of rankings are available on Washington Monthly.
Their textbook was Lake Michigan.
And for the group of Bloomsburg University students who spent two weeks this summer in the field exploring different geoscience and environmental aspects of the Michigan Basin, they wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
“My biggest take away is the picture this trip painted for me,” said Mitchell Lenker, a junior geology major, professional track. “I have learned so much in the classroom. This however only goes so far for someone's understanding of the topics at hand. This trip helped tie the topics in the classroom into real world applications.”
“The experiences on this trip were once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Getting to be in the field with a professor for one day is one thing, but being about to spend two full weeks with three amazing professors you not only gain great field skills, you also make some pretty great friends and connections that could help you in the future.”
The Bloomsburg University women's cross country team finished 29th at the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships, totaling 779 points for the meet. Grand Valley won the national championship. Bloomsburg was led to the finish line by senior Keelan McDonald who was 147th overall in 22:51 on the 6k course, while junior Hannah Boudreau was 171st in 23:08 with senior Teresa Ortiz finishing 175th in 23:11.
"It was a very competitive national meet," said Bernie Empie, head coach. "The ladies ran well and individual times were very close to what I was expecting. Obviously from a team perspective, I'd hoped we would have finished higher, but I'm extremely proud of how our ladies preformed."