Jean-Nicole Place, a biology major and chemistry minor, recently earned the John C. Johnson Award for the best research poster at the National Biennial Convention of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minn.
Her research “Methylation of GNG7 in Human Breast Cancer” was presented in the cell, organismal and developmental biology category.
Place qualified for the national convention after placing first this past spring at the Northeast District Convention in March at Ursinus College. Her research was conducted in the laboratory of William Schwindinger, assistant professor of biological and health sciences, and was funded by an URSCA award.
It’s pretty evident. Cassie McMillen enjoys testing the limits of her curiosity. Where it goes, she follows with enthusiasm.
Her latest academic quest began with a simple cultural anthropology class, then grew into a healthy fascination last summer digging in Ohio at a Hopewell habitation site to ultimately reaching a national stage this past spring at the 114th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
McMillen, an anthropology and psychology major, worked with DeeAnne Wymer, professor of anthropology, for more than a year on the professor’s ongoing research of the Hopewell culture in southern Ohio that existed between about 100 B.C. and A.D. 400.
“(It’s) a huge experience as an undergrad to present research at a national conference,” McMillen said. “I also present last year, so I’m building my CV (curriculum vitae). And I’ve had the field school, so I’m building my CV even more, which makes me a good candidate for grad school.”
Former Bloomsburg University football coach Danny Hale is listed on the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame ballot as announced by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame. In all 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 95 players and 29 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Hale, who retired in February of 2013, spent 20 seasons as head coach at Bloomsburg, Hale led the Huskies to 11 outright or shared Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division titles and eight NCAA post-season playoff berths. In his last 13 seasons (2000-12) Bloomsburg was one of the most successful NCAA Division II programs with a combined record of 121-32 (.791).
Hale was honored in April 2012 when the field at the school was named in his honor following a year-long fundraising effort.