Bloomsburg University once again made the list of top universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking that lists BU as No. 104 of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, tied with Caldwell, Plymouth State and William Paterson universities.
BU’s 79 percent retention rate is higher than the retention rate at several institutions that earned higher overall ratings, including Shippensburg and Mount Saint Mary’s universities and York and King’s colleges.
At 62 percent, Bloomsburg’s 2015 graduation rate exceeds those of higher ranked Shippensburg, Rutgers, Arcadia, Seton Hill, Chatham and Wilkes universities. And, with a 6 percent alumni giving rate, Bloomsburg has more participation than higher ranked public institutions, including Rowan, Rutgers, Towson and Millersville universities.
Though the latest Celebrity Artist Series can appear diverse, the fall season is united under one theme: adaptation. From adaptations of works like Elf or an Agatha Christie mystery novel to adapting a whole piece off of an original idea, this season will feature unique translations of works and ideas to the stages of Bloomsburg University.
For the lover of all things Broadway, the fall season will start and end with a Broadway bang. Beginning with “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical,” the next hit musical could be created right here in Bloomsburg! Ending right before winter break, everyone’s favorite elf Buddy from the hit movie “Elf” will be coming to Mitrani Hall!
For the second time this week Bloomsburg University field hockey goalie Lindsay Cassel has been honored for her play. This time she has been named the Longstretch/NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) Division II National Defensive Player of the Week. Earlier this week she was named the PSAC Athlete of the Week.
Cassel posted three shutout victories last week with a combined 15 saves in the contests. She led the way with six saves as Bloomsburg beat top-ranked East Stroudsburg 3-0. Cassel then made seven saves in a 2-0 win over Bellarmine and two in a 4-0 blanking of Queens University. She has helped Bloomsburg to a 4-1 start and a move to No. 3 in the nation in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll.