News from January 2010
Dance team wins regional competition
BU's Competition Dance Team recently placed first in the college jazz and college hip hop division at the Battle of the Northeast, Universal Dance Association competition. This is the third consecutive year the team has placed first in the college division.
BU forensics performs well in tourney
BU's Forensics (speech and debate) Team recently placed fourth out of eight schools at the Collegiate Forensic Association's Annual Winter Tournament held in Charleston, S.C. Neil Strine, director of forensics, participated in the tournament as the Bloomsburg judge. Winners ...
The Main Event covers many topics
Protestant Campus Ministry recently hosted BU student Sultan Riaz for a discussion on Islam. Sultan shared information from the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, to clarify the basic beliefs of the faith. He spoke in depth about women’s rights, use of violence and what Muslims believe about Jesus. PCM hosts The Main Event on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Kehr Union.
Ladies First raise money for Haiti
BU’s Ladies First student organization raised more than $1,000 for the Unicef Fund, which went to help victims of the Haiti earthquake, from their spring semester kickoff celebration, “The Blackout,” on Jan. 23 in the Kehr Union Ballroom. The all black-attired event drew people from BU and neighboring college campuses out for a night of good music and good company, all in an effort to raise money for charity.
Ambassadors contribute to scholarships
The Husky Ambassadors recently presented a $500 check to the General Athletic Scholarship Fund from proceeds of a T-shirt fundraiser held during freshmen orientation. Kathy Heitzman, assistant athletic director, accepted the donation.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship Winners
BU's Alumni Association recently announced $14,000 in scholarships were awarded to 20 students as part of this year's Alumni Legacy Scholarships, each receiving $700 toward spring semester tuition costs. Winners were chosen in December by a random drawing from entries collected throughout the year. Alumni whose children are current BU students are eligible to enter the yearly drawing.
Faculty donate art for fundraiser
According to Marilee Salvator, assistant professor of art, all proceeds from the silent auction will go to Rosemary Huber to help defray the costs of medical care and related expenses. Huber began cancer treatment last summer. More ...
Preschoolers get back to work
Children attending BU's Campus Child Care Center returned from winter break to a busy schedule of building blocks, doing crafts and participating in reading circles. Lauren Brubaker, student employee, is pictured building blocks with Gavin Berger, Johan Acri-Turbi, Apurva Upadhyay and Emily Shapeero.
Students celebrate faith over break
Nine BU students traveled to the Appalachian Mountains with Father Don Cramer and Sister Deborah Marie for a week of service and fellowship. Students lived out the Gospel cornerstones of prayer, community, simplicity and service while completing home repairs, farm chores and volunteering at a food pantry.
Faculty work with local law enforcement
Scott Inch (left) and John Riley, professors of mathematics, computer science and statistics, recently conducted workshops for law enforcement. Inch taught cell phone forensics, and Riley taught Linux based computer forensics. The workshops were funded by grants the department obtained from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.
Anthropology students networking
BU's Anthropology Club and Lambda Alpha National Honor Society in Anthropology recently volunteered as part of a student club professional development activity at the American Anthropology Association 108th Annual Meetings in Philadelphia.
BU student takes a closer look at Pakistan
Raeesa Khan, a political science and philosophy major, traveled to Pakistan, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 14, to produce a documentary, "Pakistan's Cave," focusing on the dire need for quality education in Pakistan.
History students present research
Sarah Clemo (right) and Hannah Jones presented research at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, where they attend numerous sessions. Clemo researched the change in early 20th Century women fashion, while Jones researched historical records to recover Joan of Arc's voice.