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News from February 2013
News from February 2013
What will you do this summer?
Past URSCA students continue their incredible professional and personal growth as they extend projects into the academic year, attend professional meetings and present or publish their work in professional venues. The Undergraduate Research Center and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will offer awards to conduct research, scholarly and creative projects this summer. Stipend support is prorated according to project up to a maximum of $6,000 per 12 weeks at 37.5 hours per week.
College of Liberal Arts hosts A Taste of the Arts
Students and faculty in the art and art history, English, and music, theatre and dance departments will showcase their talents in the Moose Exchange. While art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance performances, recitals and other musical events, all open to the public, are held throughout the academic year, most of these events take place on campus. A Taste of the Arts, now in its second year, brings students’ talents to a central venue for the community to enjoy, said James Brown, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Civil rights leader headlines MLK banquet
BU’s speaker series continues today with noted civil rights leader Julian Bond, former chairman of the NAACP, who will be the keynote speaker of the 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Banquet. Bond will speak on his extensive experience participating in the movements for civil rights and economic justice since his student days at Morehouse College in the early 1960s. Bond, who is also a well-regarded politician, professor and writer, began his activist career by helping to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960 and then becoming the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. As SNCC's communications director, Bond was active in protests and registration campaigns throughout the South. #JulianBond.
Leeds prof to talk about importance of play
An Introduction to the Field of Playwork: Brown will introduce the audience to the field of playwork, a well-respected profession throughout the world with a strong presence in Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. The playwork profession is rooted in the belief that play is of immense benefit, and that society has a responsibility to ensure children get the most out of their play. As modern society continues to restrict opportunities for children to play freely, the field of playwork resists this trend by advancing the right of children to experience play in a variety of forms. Brown will also discuss the proposed playwork career concentration via an international collaboration between Bloomsburg University and Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. #SpeakerSeries
Social media expert to discuss online presence
Edmiston has 20-plus years of marketing experience in the consulting, education and media sectors. She has served in management roles with Discovery Channel, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has also taught at Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, Trinity College and West Virginia University. Edmiston received the 2011 Marketing Management Association AxcessCapon Teaching Innovation Award and the 2012 MAACBA Innovation in Teaching Prize. #SpeakerSeries
ABC executive reveals future of TV
“For decades, television could be watched only one way — through the television set — and audiences had a choice of three channels,” Campbell said. “Today, consumers have as many as 17 media platforms from which to choose, from video game consoles and MP3 players to smart phones and tablets. We will look at how networks are adapting to this fragmented and rapidly changing market.”
Campbell, appointed president of the ABC-Owned Television Stations Group in May 2010, is responsible for the company’s local TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. Based in Burbank, Calif., she also oversees other businesses within the group, including ABC National Television Sales, The Live Well Network and the syndicated series, “Live with Kelly and Michael.” #SpeakerSeries
Speaking Math in Spanish: A South American Roadtrip
A Conversation on World Religions
Ian Wendt, assistant professor of history, will speak on One God, Many Gods: Diverse Hindu Paths at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in McCormick Center 1303. The lecture, part of BU’s Conversation on World Religions, is open to the public free of charge. Wendt researches and teaches about the history and cultures of India, Southeast Asia and the Muslim World in Asia. His research on the social and economic history of South India focuses on cotton textile industry and the communities it engendered. That research has taken him to archives in India and the Netherlands. He is currently teaching courses on the History of the Muslim World and Asian Civilizations. For more information, contact Nawal Bonomo, assistant to the dean, College of Liberal Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org. #SpeakerSeries
Campus Alert: Saturday, Feb. 16
Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating a reported rape in a house in the 300 block of Lightstreet Road, adjacent to campus, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 (today). The woman went to the suspect’s house where she reported she was raped in the suspect’s bedroom. The suspect is described as a black male known as “Mo,” who is 6 feet tall with short black hair. The exact location of the incident is unknown.
Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding suspect should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at (570) 784-4155. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are in town and need help, call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.