News and Events

ABC's John Quiñones to headline MLK commemorative event

Author, broadcast journalist and motivational speaker, John Quiñones will speak at Bloomsburg University for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The lecture will be held Monday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall's Gross Auditorium and is open free to the public.

Quiñones has worked in different capacities at ABC News since 1982, working on programs such as 20/20, Good Morning America, Nightline and most notably as an anchor on ABC World News Tonight. He is a seven-time Emmy Award winner for his work on ABC. BU's annual MLK celebration is sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

John Quiñones

Political science major to intern in Governor Tom Wolf’s office

Kaitlyn Floyd from Mertztown, a junior police science major, has been selected as Bloomsburg University’s THIS (The Harrisburg Internship Semester) intern this spring semester. She will intern in Governor Tom Wolf’s office.

“I applied for this internship, because I knew the opportunities and real-world experiences were something I could not pass up,” says Floyd. “I was also intrigued by the chance of living in Harrisburg for a semester and changing up the typical college experience for something a little different, but just as rewarding. Ultimately, I hope to one day be involved with government and its inner workings to help make a positive impact on people's lives.”

THIS which provides students from the State System the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the system universities to participate.

The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Take My Hand in New York City

Rain didn’t dampen the spirit or impact of Sigma Sigma Sigma’s annual Take My Hand project in New York City, where the Bloomsburg University sorority handed out an assortment of donated items such as socks, blankets and snacks to the homeless. In its third year, the volunteer project created by fellow sister Lena Kaback ’18 serves as a way for the sorority to cap off the fall semester and bring much needed holiday cheer to the city homeless before the sisters head home for winter break.

“Around the holidays, I think it’s very easy to forget the true meaning behind it with all of the shopping and presents,” said Toni Rubino, president of Tri Sigma. “We often forget to be thankful for the things we may take for granted like a roof over our heads, food, water and personal hygiene. Having the opportunity to help others in need — and possibly provide them with some of these things — really helps us remember to be grateful for everything we have this holiday season.”

Take My Hand Project

Winter in Spain just the ticket for pair of nursing majors

Memory of the smell of Iberian ham wafting from the old street shops of Salamanca would draw Abigail Culver back to Spain in a minute. The sound of a street performer coaxing tunes from an accordion will forever remind the Bloomsburg University senior nursing major of her winter studying abroad in Spain. Culver said her goal was to excel in a second language, “especially Spanish” to propel her odds of caring for future Spanish speaking patients as a nurse. The added benefit of hospitals and graduate schools ranking Spanish speaking job candidates is a huge factor in her thoughtful plan of adding study abroad to her resume.

Needing one more class to finish a Spanish minor, fellow nursing major Ellen Davis chose the Spain abroad trip to fulfill the requirement. Complementing her educational obligation for the minor is the wonderful engagement in Spanish culture, she said. Madrid, Salamanca and other Castile and Leon cities offers up museum visits, monuments, and delicious cuisine.

Spain Study Abroad


Faculty Scholarship

Ted Roggenbuck

Ted Roggenbuck, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and Karen Gabrielle Johnson, associate professor at Shippensburg University, have co-edited How We Teach Writing Tutors: a WLN Digital Edited Collection. The first of its kind in the field of writing center studies, their digital collection features eighteen chapters related to writing tutor education. The collection is hosted on the website for WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.