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Suite new Center City location

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education unveiled a new academic and classroom suite today at the State System @ Center City with a commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony, which marked the public debut of the newly expanded and renovated university center site. Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney was among several key officials giving remarks.

State System universities at the center have been serving adult learner in Philadelphia since 2012 by providing academic programs that are affordable, flexible and employer driven. Students are able to attend courses at a convenient, Center City location where Bloomsburg and West Chester universities are now offering an expanded array of high-demand degree programs that provide flexible and manageable education for adult learners.

State System at Center City

EGGS lecture focuses on transformation of “Rigs to Reefs”

Bloomsburg University's Department of Environmental Geographical and Geological Sciences will present a lecture by J.R. Jones, representative for the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, titled “Rigs to Reefs” on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Hartline Center G38. The lecture will focus on the repurposing of decommissioned offshore oil rigs for coral reef habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jones, a Texas native and public school teacher, holds an undergraduate degree in earth science and biology and a master’s degree in earth science and biology. He began his teaching career as a 19-year old flight instructor in Dallas and since then, has taught in graduate labs, junior colleges, the Texas Education Agency, middle schools and high schools focusing on environmental science and marine geology.

Rigs to Reefs

8th annual Dance Minor Concert presents vast array of styles

Bloomsburg University will host its 8th annual Dance Minor Concert, Together We Shape, on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts’s Mitrani Hall. The concert will cover a vast array of dance styles and will feature seven works developed by guest faculty member, C. Anthony Cole, four student choreographers — Jennifer Shandrick, Hannah Arntzen, Trisha Young and Tirah Hall, who were mentored by faculty member and artistic director, Julie Petry and guest artist and alumnus, Dre’Land Goar.

The themes explored in the concert will target the current social landscape and deliver powerful imagery connecting energy, music, expression and visual meaning focusing on gun violence, grief, racism and sexism.

Dance Minor Concert

Chi Alpha Epsilon honors 14 new inductees

Bloomsburg University’s chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society recently hosted an induction ceremony for 14 new members, as well as additional honors for current members with stellar academic performance. At the ceremony the NU Chapter recognized Act 101/EOP students who earned a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in two consecutive semesters, as a full-time student, current members who have earned pin upgrades due to an increase in their cumulative grade point average, and two honorary members.

Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria or who utilized enrichment and educational support services.

Chi Alpha Epsilon

Fraternity hosts Kappa Kulture Week to inspire service

It’s not your average week, though it happens twice a year. It’s interactive. It’s informative. It’s straight … Kappa!

James Clark, a senior criminal justice major and president of Kappa Alpha Psi, says Kappa Kulture Week is designed to bring the campus community together, as well as showcase the fraternity’s core objective of inspiring “service in the public interest." To do this, the fraternity hosts five events over five days.

Hoops for Hope: a five-on-five basketball tournament to raise money for KAP’s philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Kappa Kickback: a community service event created last spring by alumnus Cory Webb to have students decorate shoeboxes, then fill them with toiletries and inspirational letters and give them the Women’s Resource Center in town.

Dress for Success: a co-hosted event with DST to inform fellow students of the proper attire for a business setting and how to be interview ready. Keys to a Stree-Free Life: another co-hosted event (SOL) designed to cover issues of handling the pressures of college and other outside factors. Pie a Kappa: donations are collected with each pie to the face of a fraternity brother.

Kappa Kulture Week

WRC honors National Sexual Awareness Month

Bloomsburg University’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is hosting a series of events in April in honor of National Sexual Awareness Month. “The Clothesline Project,” Tuesday, April 3, 11 6 p.m. in KUB Ballroom. “Consent is Sexy” workshop, Wednesday, April 4, 5 p.m. in KUB Multi-B. Feel Good Friday, April 6, noon to 4 p.m. at the WRC in Schuylkill Residence Hall. Women’s Resource Center Interview Week,” April 9 to 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the WRC.

“The Continuum of Harm” workshop, Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. in KUB Multi-A. “Take Back the Night,” Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the Student Service Center patio. “Huskies Strike Out Sexual Assault Baseball Game,” Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m. at Lithwhiler Field.

Take Back the Night

Another big day for The Big Event

Roughly 2,000 volunteers tackling more than 225 job sites turned the ninth annual The Big Event into one of the largest ones yet.

Sponsored by the CGA, the single-day community service event gives students the opportunity to say “thank you" to Bloomsburg area residents and show appreciation for the community they live, learn and work in. CGA works hard each year to ensure that the LARGEST student-run community service project on campus continues to grow each year. They coordinate this one day event by combining campus, town and student officials and volunteers...focusing on aspects, such as: town recruitment, fundraising, transportation and recruitment.

The Big Event

Economics senior switches major, lands job offer

Bloomsburg University senior Drew Bryant began college with aspirations of becoming an electrical engineer. However, that plan got short-circuited sending Bryant towards a new career goal. Bryant chose BU to take part in the electrical engineering 3 + 2 program with Penn State. After getting two-and-a-half years into the program at BU, his desire for working in that field disappeared.

Bryant decided to switch to a major in economics and a minor in math due to his interests in accounting, finance and marketing. “I started from scratch spring semester of my junior year and decided if I’m going to do this, I’m going to go all in,” Bryant states.

Most would worry about fitting in the classes needed to graduate on time, but for Drew, switching majors led him to his job offer at Keystone Automotive Operations Inc., the largest aftermarket automotive distributor in the United States.

Economics Major


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Faculty Scholarship

Brian C. Johnson

Brian C. Johnson, Ph.D., instructor of academic enrichment, Act 101 advisor, has been accepted to the 2018 Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy in Venice, Italy. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers during the 75th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change. As part of the program participants are required to watch and analyze a selection of human rights related screenings at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.

Anne Dyer Stuart

Anne Dyer Stuart MFA, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, recently published poems in the national literary journals, Louisiana Literature, Raleigh Review, and The Texas Review. She was also invited to write about teaching young adult literature to future teachers on The Worrisome Words blog. The Worrisome Words, produced by Jen Harrison of East Stroudsburg University, publishes pieces on all areas of children’s literature and YA literature scholarship. Finally, she was invited to transition from the Impost editorial board to Reviews Editor. Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work is a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities.

Joseph L. Andreacci

Joseph L. Andreacci, and Jennifer Venditti, associate professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, along with former students Emily Cumberledge, MS ’17 and Cassandra Myers, MS ’15 are authors on the manuscript entitled, “The Effect of the Menstrual Cycle on Body Composition Determined by Contact-Electrode Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers,” which appears in the March 2018 issue of the International Journal of Exercise Science. The primary aim of the journal is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals.

Michael Borland

Michael Borland, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Education Fellow of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), was recently appointed to a three year term on the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Undergraduate Education Subcommittee. The subcommittee works to increase awareness of the toxicology field to undergraduates and educators, to promote the integration of toxicology principles into undergraduate science curriculums, and to inspire undergraduate students to join the field of toxicology.