News and Events

Acclaimed biographer, Pulitzer finalist headlines MLK celebration

Wil Haygood, acclaimed biographer, Pulitzer finalist, award-winning author and reporter will speak at Bloomsburg University’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration on Monday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium.

Haygood is the author of seven books including the New York Times bestsellers Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America and The Butler: A Witness to History. His writing has chronicled America’s civil rights journey through the lives and times of Thurgood Marshall, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson and Eugene Allen, the real-life inspiration for Lee Daniels’ internationally acclaimed film, The Butler.

Wil Haygood

LCCC and Bloomsburg University sign nursing program agreement

Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University have entered into a new agreement which will help LCCC nursing graduates transfer from the community college to Bloomsburg University to complete their bachelor’s degree.

The Guaranteed Admissions Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of LCCC nursing graduates from The Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences to the BU online nursing program. LCCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into BU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) online degree program with third year (junior) status.

LCCC Nursing Partnership

Professor named one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in Education

Bloomsburg University's instructional technology professor Karl Kapp, Ed.D., has been recognized by LinkedIn on its Top 10 Voices in Education list for 2017. The Top Voices list, based on LinkedIn users’ influence and reach to other members, annually recognizes ten standouts who are transforming education around the world.

Kapp, who ranked ninth on the 2017 list, is a well-known professional in the instructional technology and eLearning industry. As a professor, Kapp introduces concepts from his experience as an author of courses for LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as, to his classroom, emphasizing the need for educators to create engaging learning experiences.

Karl Kapp

NSSE seeks opinions of students

Members of BU’s first‐year and senior classes are invited to share opinions about their experiences by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey reveals students’ views on the quality of their education and their level of involvement in activities. Results are used to improve the undergraduate experience and as a baseline measurement for BU’s general education requirements.

Students will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win one of 85 prizes: a $150 Amazon gift card, a $100 Amazon gift card, one of nine $50 Amazon gift cards, one of four $25 Amazon gift cards, one of 12 BU drawstring bags, one of 10 BU iPod armband holders, one of 25 BU spirit flags, one of 20 BU smartphone power banks, or one of three BU travel mugs.

NSSE Survey


Faculty Scholarship

Michael Hickey

Michael C. Hickey, Ph.D., professor of history, presented two papers at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Chicago this past fall. And then recently, Hickey served as chair and lead discussant for two panels at the annual meeting of the Study Group for the Russian Revolution in Cardiff, Wales: "Soviet Democracy: Institutional and Cultural Perspectives," and "War Communism and NEP: Economics, Politics, and Society."

Kristie Byrum

Kristie Byrum, Ph.D, APR, an assistant professor of public relations, recently published a chapter, “Financial and Investor Relations for Start-up Businesses and Emerging Companies,” in The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations, edited by A. Laskin and published by Wiley. The book provides an overview of the past, present, and future of investor relations and financial communications as a profession.