News from February 2010
Husky club hockey defends title
BU’s club hockey team recently won the MICHL league championship for the second straight year, defeating Susquehanna University 5-2 after beating DeSales Univesity 11-1 in the semi-finals.
Pictured: (front) Andrew McDevitt; (second row, L-R) Bill O'Connor, assistant captain, Matt Markert, Chris Ball, Matt Neilson, Brian Murphy, Corey Pappas, Matt Loscalzo, Brandon Settle, Tom Karpinski, captain; (back row) Dimitri Pahides, assistant captain, Derek Groff, Dave Savage, Eric Zimmerman, Joe Parente, Chris Kocher, Dylan Smith, Brandon Lang, faculty advisor and coach, Todd Gies, Ryan Evans and Bryan Paulson.
Bye, bye Blackboard ... hello BOLT
This will be the last semester for the Blackboard learning management system, as BU will switch to a new Desire 2 Learn system, Bloomsburg Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT), starting this summer. Future e-mails will provide information and instructions on how to use BOLT.
In preparation for the change, it's recommended you save all work submitted in Blackboard to your network drive by May 31 as a precaution. Contact Regina Bobak by e-mail or visit Web site for more information.
Student cellist to perform locally
Chan Kim, a BU cello student, will perform works of Bach, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Sammartini and Rachmaninoff on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 Market St., Bloomsburg. The recital is open free to the public.
Faculty lecture series kicks off
Michael Martin, assistant professor of English, kicked off this semester's Ervene Gulley Faculty Lecture Series in the Liberal Arts, with "Using Technology to Establish Ethos and Engagement,” on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 6 p.m., in Bakeless 205. More ...
Trustees honor achievement, approve fees
BU’s field hockey team and retiring coach, Jan Hutchinson, were among those honored Wednesday, Feb. 24,
by the BU Council of Trustees during its quarterly meeting. Hutchinson and her team were honored for its fourth consecutive and 16th overall NCAA Division II national championship
Also honored was Terrell Garrett, a departing student Trustee, for his service to the council. Garrett will graduate from BU this spring. More on
the meeting, including approval of fees for 2010-11.
BU extended its reach
BU, as part of a Pennsylvania coalition recently awarded nearly $100 million in federal funds to develop broadband network, will help create a new fiber optic system linking education, health care and economic development entities across Commonwealth. More ...
New student group to preserve liberty
Young Americans for Liberty, a new student group dedicated to training, educating and mobilizing youth into preserving their natural rights of life, liberty and property, held its first-ever meeting on Feb. 18, Bakeless Center.
BU hosts Chef's Challenge
William Edmondson, executive chef at BU, led a team of culinary experts Wednesday, Feb. 24, in an event modeled after the Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” at the Scranton Commons. BU faced West Chester University in Aramark’s Chef’s Challenge 2010, a competition to create three separate dishes in one hour.
Campus bloodmobile exceeds goal
BU’s recent blood drive (Feb. 17-18) benefitting the Bloomsburg American Red Cross drew 253 pints of blood from campus donors, including 75 first-timers. The Huskies’ football team co-sponsored the drive, volunteering and donating blood.
Call the Student Activities Office at (570) 389-4346 to volunteer for the next campus bloodmobile on April 21.
Lacrosse team honors former captain
Kevin "Kub" Pearsall, a BU student and captain of the men's club lacrosse team, lost his battle against cancer on Feb. 14. In his honor, Pearsall’s teammates have established a fundraiser to sell T-shirts (blue with yellow "ribbon" and words Team Pearsall) to benefit his family. General donations will also be accepted.
Contact Andrew Sibley by e-mail or call (484) 716-6462 for more information. Donations can be sent to 348 Honeysuckle Court, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
ArtWalk-In features more than 50 artists
Several area musicians and local artists, including BU students, faculty and alumni, were featured in the ArtWalk-In on Feb. 18, at the Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg. Final bids for the Huber Fundraiser also took place.
Musicians included BU professors Paul Loomis, Kurt Smith, Mike Hickey and John Huckans. Local groups had art activities for all ages. Gallery ...
Soccer coach represents BU in Australia
Paul Payne, men's soccer coach, is presenting this week at the Football Federation of Australia’s Annual Coaching Conference in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Payne will examine the philosophy of small sided games as a way to develop players technically and tactically, focusing on the National Soccer Coaches Association of American position paper on Small Sided Games.
Payne will be representing the NSCAA as vice-president of education, as well as a senior National Academy staff coach. Other invited speakers and clinicians are from Australia, Holland, England and New Zealand.