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!
Bloomsburg University's football team, during the entire month of October, will be helping to fight pediatric cancer through the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund. The program is entitled "Touchdowns For Pediatric Cancer."
Throughout the month, the football program will be recruiting friends, families, and fans of the Huskies to sign up to donate any amount per touchdown scored. The more fans Bloomsburg recruits - and the more touchdowns the Huskies score in the month of October - the more money raised for ThinkBIG. Fans can choose how much they want to donate per touchdown — some may pick $1 per score; others may pick $20 per touchdown — through the PledgeIT platform.