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Spring Semester Highlights

A semester to remember

Another productive and memorable semester at Bloomsburg University has come to a close. Yet, this spring wasn’t so routine. A collection of academic programs achieved national prominence along with several student groups reaching unprecedented success in fundraising and competition. Meanwhile, the tradition of students discovering new levels of advancement, impact and scholarship continued as well.

  • Nursing program tops ratings — Bloomsburg University’s nursing program has been rated first in the commonwealth and 60th in the nation by CollegeAtlas.org
  • Computer Science students assist Geisinger ADHD study — Software Engineering class shifts focus from classroom to Geisinger's research department
  • Professional sales program named among nation’s best — Bloomsburg University is named among the top North American schools in the 2016 Sales Education Foundation’s (SEF) listing of the best universities offering professional sales education
  • History major's research leads to URSCA, study abroad opportunity — Elizabeth Miller received an URSCA grant to expand her research this summer, which will commence after her Arabic study abroad program in Morocco
  • Digital forensics recognized for excellence — Bloomsburg University’s digital forensics program has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
  • Local dancers join Koresh Dance Company — Thirteen dancers and an alternate from local studios and Bloomsburg University, ranging in age from 12 to 23, were chosen through audition to perform in the opening number of the Celebrity Artist Series performance
  • Communication Studies class turns project into community campaign — In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a group of students decided to paint the Town of Bloomsburg teal
  • Nursing students help Montour County with healthy habits — To cap their Public Health and Community work this semester, a group of nursing majors recently helped Montour County become a little healthier
  • Phi Beta Lambda shines at state leadership conference — Nearly 40 business students participated in the Pennsylvania State Phi Beta Lambda Competitive Events held at the Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Harrisburg
  • Record turnout raises $52k for relay — Through the support of 1,138 volunteers making up 62 teams, Bloomsburg University’s Relay for Life event raised more than $52,191 this spring for the American Cancer Society
  • First Breiner Professorship recipient named — Michelle Ficca was selected for the professorship, supported by a gift of $1.9 million from Edward and Julianne (Miller) Breiner, who graduated from BU in 1977
  • Another big day for a big thank you! — Another strong turnout for Community Government Association’s annual The Big Event, which featured roughly 2,000 volunteers this spring working 100-plus job sites
  • Cyber defense team advances in NCCDC — Putting its network, security and hacking skills to test, the Bloomsburg Cyber Defense Club recently reached unprecedented success in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition against 33 other universities in the Mid-Atlantic Regional qualifier
  • Students respond to Flint water crisis — It is not uncommon for college students to embark on a road trip for spring break. It is, however, when they head away from the beach and in a delivery truck
  • BU first to represent PA in national bank competition — PA Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann praised students for being the first to represent Pennsylvania in the national Community Bank Case Study Competition
  • Students, alumni connect for inaugural Career Boot Camp — Bloomsburg University’s CPDCE hosted its first-ever Career Intensive Boot Camp with 50 students participating in a variety workshops to include salary and benefit negotiation, office communication and adapting to change
  • BU joins nationwide concussion study — Bloomsburg University will begin baseline concussion screening of student-athletes this summer after being selected earlier this month to join the NCAA-Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium
  • Student team wins CyberSEED documentary challenge — Out of 30 schools — to include Brown, Penn State and Syracuse universities — it was Bloomsburg University’s documentary chosen as the best at the recent CyberSEED conference
  • Record gift establishes Center for Supply Chain Management — Nicholas J. Giuffre ’78 contributed a $2.5 million blended gift to the BU Foundation, establishing the Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management in the College of Business
  • American Ninja Warrior competitor headlines leadership summit — Celebrity keynote speaker Hoan Do commenced the 10th annual Husky Student Leadership Summit with his personal story
  • Nick Cannon brings Wild ‘N Out to campus — Nick Cannon, Anthony “Chico” Bean, RIP Michaels, Conceited, DC Young Fly, DJ D-Wrek, Karlous Miller, and Matt Rife graced the stage for two hours of hilarious jokes, audience participation, a little dancing, and A LOT of laughter
  • CNN talent headlines Sankofa Conference — Marc Lamont Hill’s moving keynote speech spoke to the conference’s theme “Celebrating the past while embracing the future,” using his personal journey as a college drop-out through graduate school to becoming one of the leading intellectual voices in the country.
  • Judge Mathis brings TV courtroom to Mitrani Hall — Judge Greg Mathis, civil rights activist and well-known TV personality, headlined Bloomsburg University’s MLK Commemorative Celebration with a discussion on Political Empowerment: Maintaining and Building Your Community
  • Campus hosts inaugural BloomCON Forensics and Security Conference —  For two days the digital forensics world converged on Bloomsburg University for its first-ever BloomCON Forensics and Security Conference that featured more than 20 expert field speakers, including seven of BU’s own digital forensics faculty
  • Act 101 launches Act Now for Success! — New this spring to Act 101/EOP is their Act Now for Success! workshop series, launching different workshops covering general education requirements, financial aid, student clubs, declaring a major and much more
  • NSSLHA helps provide “Hope for Harper” — NSSLHA wanted to kick off the new semester with a substantial donation to a local family in need. And it did just that with the help of Facebook, which led the pre-professional student organization for speech-language pathology and audiology majors to an inspirational 3-year-old girl