News and Events

Interval training research opens doors of opportunity

Presenting research on a national stage wasn’t the only treat for one Bloomsburg University exercise science graduate assistant this summer. It was also a great opportunity to get a clearer picture of her career path. Meghan Magee ‘17, who is pursuing a M.S. in exercise science, recently presented her analysis of young male athletes utilizing a popular exercise training program to discover the differences in muscular growth at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference in Indianapolis.

“I was able to not only gain experience doing research, but I was also able to network with professionals in the field,” Magee said. “I met a lot of great people, and it was an incredible experience being around people passionate about the work they do.”

Exercise Science Research

Nursing majors earn summer Army ROTC awards

Two Bloomsburg University nursing students Alison McKay and Grace Sullivan earned top nursing ROTC cadet honors this summer at the U.S. Army Cadet Command Advanced Camp in Fort Knox, Ky. Attending camp at different times of the summer, both McKay and Sullivan, the youngest members of their regiments, were recognized for stellar leadership and the ability to perform under stress while applying critical thinking skills to make accurate and immediate decisions.

Advanced Camp is a 31-day training event designed to assess a cadet’s ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership tasks. Cadets are evaluated on their ability to lead at the squad and platoon levels, both in garrison and tactical environments.

U.S. Army Cadet Command Advanced Camp

Senior spends summer helping to tell PA’s history

An internship with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission opened the eyes of one Bloomsburg University secondary education and history major to a new potential career path. Mitchell Rebuck, who is also pursuing a minor in educational technology, spent the summer with the state commission that serves as the official history agency responsible for the collection, conservation and interpretation of PA’s historic heritage. Rebuck worked directly in the educational department helping to create programs for museum visitors.

“I now have a greater understanding as to how museums function and how each department works to make a program or exhibit for the public,” Rebuck said. “I think I would enjoy being a museum educator at any site within the PHMC. It’s such a diverse and wonderful organization to be a part of.”

PHMC Internship

Sue Sarver named August's Employee of the Month

Sue Sarver, administrative assistant in the Office of the Registrar, has been named the Employee of the Month for August 2018. The Employee of the Month recognizes those individuals who serve BU in an exceptional manner with outstanding service through his or her work and a positive and supportive attitude.

Sarver was nominated by Christy Stine, from facilities management. In her submission, she wrote, “Sue goes above and beyond to maintain order and consistency with academic scheduling, especially during the busiest times at the beginning of the semester and exam week at the end of the semester. When issues arise, she is sure to communicate to all parties involved and try to find a fair solution. Her customer service skills are excellent.”

Employee of the Month

Iconic landscapes serve as textbook for field study course

It began like any normal college course with a classroom dotted by groups of students led by a professor’s lecture. A week later, the class ended up traveling more than 1,000 miles to spend a few nights camping under the stars and closely study some of the country’s most picturesque geological sites. In the end, it was anything but normal.

“This class was definitely a highlight of my college career,” said Myra Nethery, a senior environmental geoscience major. “I made so many new friends, as well as created great relationships with my professors. If anything, this class has made me more passionate about my major and proud to be a part of the EGGS department.”

EGGS Field Study Course


Faculty Scholarship

Michael Hickey

Michael C. Hickey, Ph.D., professor of history, has a research essay "Who Controls The Woods? Forests and Monogovlastie in Smolensk in 1917" that will appear in the peer reviewed journal Revolutionary Russia in June 2019. Revolutionary Russia is the foremost journal on the revolutionary period of Russia. It publishes interdisciplinary research and reviews.

Stephen Clickard

Stephen Clickard, professor of music, chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and director of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, had his jazz settings of six traditional Christmas carols published by eJazzLines Publications. "Noël Nouvelet," "Here We Come A-Wassailing," "Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanue," "Angels We Have Heard On High,” "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” and The Holly and the Ivy" are also featured prominently on the soon to be released recording by the Clickard Consortium on its album, “Noël Nouvelet.”

Chris Podeschi

Chris Podeschi, associate professor of sociology, is the primary author of the research paper “Unconventional Boomtowns: On the Social and Individual Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale” recently accepted for publication in Coordinating Research on the Social Impacts of Energy Development: Synthesis across the Social Sciences as a refereed book chapter. The paper is based on research done with a grant provided by Geisinger Health System. Co-authors include Heather Feldhaus, professor of sociology; John Hintz, professor of environmental issues and politics, Ethan Minier '14, as well as Dr. Lisa Bailey-Davis and Jacob Mowery, both of Geisinger.