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News from May 2013
News from May 2013
- College of Liberal Arts and College of Business — Sarah E. Geise, Northumberland, double major in economics and business administration/management.
- College of Education — Justin E. Drumm, Bloomsburg, education/early childhood.
- College of Science and Technology — Dagaen Garrett Brady Golomb, Bloomsburg, double major in computer science and mathematics; and Caitlin Green, Factoryville, speech pathology and audiology.
As one chapter ends, another one begins
"As slowly as spring arrived this year, it didn’t appear to impact the speed of the semester. In fact, it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming you back to campus for the start of the 2012-13 academic year — the final year at Bloomsburg for more than 1,300 of you. I even remember welcoming you to the university as wide-eyed freshmen in August 2009. I was beginning my second full year as president, and you were getting your first taste of independence," — an excerpt from President David L. Soltz's latest blog.
Unleash your Inner Husky with inspiration
Duo embarks on global learning journey
- Tuhin will present, “Impact of Global Education on Bloomsburg University Students and the Necessity of Institutionalized Diversity Programs for Academic Advisement.”
- Wright will present, “A Global Perspective on Gay Rights.”
Tuhin and Wright are both recipients of The Dr. and Mrs. Chang S. Roh Global Awareness Scholarship. Follow their global journey as it happens next week, as well as interact with these two Huskies through their daily blog! ... #BUAbroad #CoCurricularLearning
It's never too late to fall in love ... again
COST research and scholarship hit center stage
Research: Providing Lasting Benefits
"It’s a wonderful learning opportunity. Once you start collaborating, there’s a real creative process that takes place. Everybody benefits. Students learn, faculty learn and we’re all engaged in the same problem trying to solve it or trying to learn more,”
- — John Hranitz, interim director of research programs.
COE receives NCATE accreditation
Students present Honors research projects
- 5 p.m. – Kiersten Pletscher, iPads and learning in Math Education with Raymond Pastore
- 5:30 p.m. – Kenny Pallis, Mass- and shape- dependent acceleration in birds and a novel method to collect flight performance data in the field with Clay Corbin
Friday, May 3
- 2:30 p.m. – Robert Kusant, An Exploration of the Knowledge and Skills of Small Business Restaurant Owners, Within a College Town, to Prevent Fraud with Mark Law
- 3 p.m. – Ryan Oravec, Finding Characterizations of Condorcet Voting Systems through Programming with Drue Coles
- 3:30 p.m. – Natalie Wagner, How People’s Celebrations Reflect their Culture: A Study of the Milton Harvest Festival with Susan Dauria
Thursday, May 9
- 2:30 p.m. – Paul Gregorowicz, Parallel Programming with CUDA and Ant Colony Optimizations with Erik Wynters
- 4:30 p.m. – George Specht, Utilizing Facebook in the Pennsylvania house of Representatives with Neil Strine IV
Friday, May 10
- 2 p.m. — Kelsey Matthews, Drug Resistance in Candida Glabrata
- 2:30 p.m. – Amanda Sissock, The Effects of Yoga on the Vestibular System Measured by the Computerized Dynamic Posturography with Jorge Gonzalez
- 3 p.m. – Heather Hamilton, Gender Differences and Variations of Sign Production by Users of American Sign Language with Jessica Bentley-Sassaman
- 3:30 p.m. – Amber Shifflett, Female Lacrosse Players Reaction Times and Its Dependence on Physical Fitness with Cynthia Surmacz
- 4 p.m. – Hanna Jarsocrak, The Effect of Musical Training on Literacy Skills with Jennifer Johnson
Graduating art majors showcase final works
Students win second place in Management competition
Austin to receive Maroon and Gold Excellence Award
BU administrator Kristin Mock Austin '02 will be honored with a Maroon and Gold Excellence Award by the BU Alumni Association at the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon to be held on Saturday, June 1, as part of the Alumni Weekend 2013 celebration. The Maroon and Gold Excellence Award was established by the BU Alumni Association in 1985 to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and demonstrate outstanding potential for further contributions to BU and professionally. Austin graduated from BU in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and is currently coordinator for New Student Orientation and assistant director of Admissions at Bloomsburg, where she recently filled an interim role as assistant director of Career Development. Austin has used her skills and training to work in a variety of fields, including religious, educational, non-profit and group home settings. She went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in student affairs from Edinboro University. Since then she has been employed at several universities in positions focusing on the development of student leaders. She continues to contribute to her alma mater by serving as a committee member and presenter for the annual Husky Leadership Summit and as a member of the Multicultural Alumni Connections committee. She has also served as an alumni workshop presenter for the Ziegler Institute for Professional Development and with the Bloomsburg Board of Governor’s Scholars program and ACT 101/EOP program. #HuskyUnleashed
Greeks made race day great
- Direct parking for racers, spectators and Spring Fling attendees (beginning at 5 on a Saturday morning)
- Assist with food, hydration and other support of the nearly 500 runners, often in stressful situations and for as long as 10 hours in the sun
- Assist with race registration, bag checks and security
- Clean-up of trash and race supplies at the end of the event
The work can be difficult, stressful and often thankless, but the BU Greek volunteers did what was asked of them and did so with enthusiasm. Many of our racers went out of their way to comment on how nice the Greek volunteers were and how dedicated our volunteers were to the event. In a time of rapidly decreasing volunteerism, the one local exception is the BU Greek life program. MARC (and our community) owes the Bloomsburg University Greek organizations a debt of gratitude for the good works they do to make the Columbia-Montour region a healthy place to live, work and play. #SenseOfCommunity #HuskyUnleashed
- — Bob Stoudt '95, MARC director, and Dave Decoteau '86, MARC events manager.
Faculty earn tenure and promotions
The following faculty members have been granted promotion effective Fall 2013: To full professor: Joseph Andreacci, Exercise Science and Athletics; Alan Baker, Music, Theatre and Dance; Toni Trumbo Bell, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Noreen Chikotas, Nursing; Laura Marini Davis, Business Law; Ghassan Ibrahim, Physics and Engineering Technology; Jonathan Ohn, Finance; Kurt Smith, Philosophy; Pamela Smith, Audiology and Speech Pathology; Luke Springman, Languages and Cultures; Ju Xin, Physics and Engineering Technology; Thomas Zalewski, Audiology and Speech Pathology; and Gregory Zimmerman, Chemistry and Biochemistry. To associate professor: Eric Affsprung, Academic Support and Advisement; Amy Covill, Psychology; Frank D’Angelo, Early Childhood and Adolescent Education; Peter Doerschler, Political Science; Naz Afarin Fallahian, Physics and Engineering Technology; Sheila Hartung, Nursing; Shane Jaynes, Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice; Jeffrey Leitzel, Psychology; Shell Lundahl, Academic Support and Advisement; Arian Khalehi Moghadam, Economics; Philip Osburn, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Tracey Schmidt-Jaynes, Music, Theatre and Dance; and Kathryn Yelinek, Library Services. Faculty who have been granted tenure effective Fall 2013: Eric Affsprung, Academic Support and Advisement; Peter Doerschler, Political Science; Naz Afarin Fallahian, Physics and Engineering Technology; Shane Jaynes, Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice; Nada Jevtic, Physics and Engineering Technology; Mark Law, Accounting; Mindi Miller, Nursing; Tracey Schmidt-Jaynes, Music, Theatre and Dance; Noah Wasielewski, Exercise Science and Athletics; and Qing Yue, Audiology and Speech Pathology.
Education majors get hands-on lesson through Urban Practicum
Faculty honored as TALE outstanding teachers
Huskies Unleashed: A college degree and a military commission
- 2LT Steven Shorter was commissioned into the PAANG in the Adjutant General Corps
- 2LT John Petty was commissioned in the Active Army Ordnance Corps with a follow on assignment to Ft Lewis, Wash.
- 2LT Adam Wendoloski commissioned in the Active Army as a Military Intelligence officer detailed to the Infantry for his first assignment in Alaska
- 2LT Robert Roche was commissioned into the PAANG as a Ordnance officer.
Congratulations to them and their families on this great accomplishment. #HuskyUnleashed
Four honored with Provost’s Award
Act 101/EOP honors graduating seniors
- Kirstin Selvey and Breanna Nicholson, Director’s Award Recipients
- Irvin Wright, Acting Associate Dean for Academic Achievement and professor of Developmental Education
- Jasmin Rockemore and Jasmin Rosario, Director’s Award Recipients
- Luke Betley, Achievement and Leadership Award Recipient
The Director’s Award is presented to graduating seniors of the program in recognition of their contributions to the university through student leadership and involvement. The Achievement and Leadership Award is presented to program seniors deserving special recognition. Act 101/EOP, coordinated through the Department of Developmental Instruction, provides support and opportunities for success to students traditionally under-represented in higher education.
Sigma Pi Sigma inducts four new members
Chemistry students, faculty see research presented on national stage
APICS hosts “Best of Class” Networking Night
PR students run successful $1,500 fundraising campaign
Anthropology honors graduates, new Lambda Alpha members
A WISE investment in women’s leadership
- promoting awareness about women's issues
- highlighting women filmmakers
- bringing women together in their communities
This unique film festival highlighted women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
PPL commits $26,500 to STEM Magnet program
Registration open for on-campus mass media camp
Lambda Pi Eta honors new members
- complete 60 semester credit hours
- have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
- complete 12 credit hours within the department
- have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for department courses
- be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by BU policies
- rank within the top 35 percent of one’s class in general scholarship
Lambda Pi Eta members promote outstanding academic achievement in the communication discipline. Congratulations to the newest members of BU's chapter of Lambda Pi Eta! Inductees were Whitney Barksdale, Lauren Coffey, Nate Friesema, Abigail Morrison, Brianna Olsson, Colby Little, Michaela Reilly and Lindsay Romanelli.
Meet the inaugural Gloria Cohen-Dion award winner
Model UN connects with future global leaders
Gender Studies honors graduates, essay winner
Rotary students unleash their Inner Husky
Biology students earn big awards at annual state meeting
- In addition to her CPUB Outstanding Student award, Kelsey Matthews (BS Biology, Pre-Med) was also honored with a first place for her research talk in the Cell and Molecular Biology — Undergraduate Presentation division.
- Ghaith Ibrahim (M.S. Biology) won second place in the Overall Graduate Student division that included all graduate students in both the Ecology, Evolution and Organismal and Cellular and Molecular Biology divisions for both platform and poster presentations.
Board of Governors scholars honored
2013 BOG Scholar Graduates
Tyler Allmond, Whitney Barksdale, Ralph Beishline, Susan Brehm, Laura Brehm, Colton Brouse, Jasmine Brown, Rachel Bushinski, Jazmin Carrasco, Raymond Carter, Ryan Cellini, Shyree Clark, Leslie Cope, Deja Davis, Jestina Drysdale, Amro Elansari., Dagaen Golomb, Sarah Gorr, Evelynn Guzman, Heather Hamilton, Eona Harrison, Caprese Harmon, Jaimie Hoffman, Johanna Hyacinthe, Latoya Jamison, Hanna Jarsocrak, Fred Johnson, Terrance Jones Jr., Kimberly Lebron, Shamirra Lloyd, Samantha Morton, Jimmy Muwombi, George Naef, Lindsey Nako, Elizabeth Ola, Tamika Oliver, Ryan Oravec, Gabriel Ortiz, Kenneth Pallis, Ryan Poticher, Caitlin Prokopchak, Tykirra Robinson, Jasmin Rockemore, Jasmin Rosario, Michelle Sherman, Michael St. John, Briana Thomas, Eli Tome, Christopher Wise, Kristin Witmer and Meredith Woy.
English students soak in the arts of NYC
TriBeta receives prestigious honor
ITM students showcase their skills and research
NSSLHA honored at state speech-language-hearing convention
- fundraising for the Danville Aphasia Center
- participation in activities at a local nursing home
- for its ongoing encouragement of undergraduate research through its Research Committee
- for its support of the annual Health Sciences Symposium
- ongoing community outreach
- and for its financial support of the speech and language clinical programs.
The award was accepted by NSSLHA President Brianna Haines at the annual Awards Luncheon held at convention.
Programming Team wins PACISE Contest
Audiology students provide screenings for at-risk youth
- Pre-K Counts
- the Early Childhood Development Center
- the Annex Kindergarten Program
Approximately 100 children at these three sites on three different days had their hearing screened using pure tone audiometry or otoacoustic emissions. BU's audiology department and The Family YMCA understand the importance of early intervention and the benefits of identifying hearing loss as soon as possible to allow these children to develop a solid educational foundation. #SenseOfCommunity
Huskies finish third in PASSHE Business Plan Competition
Enactus wins regional champion
FOCUS caps semester with one last visitation
Frederick Douglass descendant highlights FDI Conference
- 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. — Student Panels, Kehr Union Building
- 4 to 5:15 p.m. — Faculty and Student Panel on Post-Racial America, KUB Multipurpose B
- 7 p.m. — Kenneth Morris, Jr., presents, “History, Human Rights and the Power of One”
Friday, May 3
- 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Student Panels, Kehr Union Building
Post-Racial America: Dream or Reality?
- S. Ekema Agbaw (Professor, Department of English, Bloomsburg University)
- Christopher F. Armstrong (Professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Bloomsburg University)
- Jacob Neiheisel (PhD candidate in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Amy Okalemajani (Senior student in Political Science, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania)
- Conrad Quintyn (Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bloomsburg University)
- David Hanley-Tejeda (Moderator- Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication Studies at Bloomsburg University and Ph.D. candidate at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)
BOG students extend helping hand to Haiti
Children’s book author visits Campus Child Center
Anthropology majors shine at Society for Applied Anthropology meetings
Car show helps provide support for cancer charity
Council of Trustees: Resolution Passes — BU will apply for a $2 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to offset some of the cost of upgrading the steam plant. In a brief May 3 meeting conducted by conference call, BU’s Council of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing university staff to prepare and submit an Alternative and Clean Energy Program grant application by the May 10 deadline. The Trustee’s action was required for the application to be submitted. Previously approved by Trustees, the $10 million project will upgrade and reconfigure the central steam plant to a combined heat and power plant with a combination of biomass and natural gas boilers. The design work is expected to begin this fall with construction to start in 2015, according to Eric Ness, assistant vice president for facilities.