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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Tis the season to reflect on a wonderful year that gave us so many memories and reasons to celebrate helping in our community, growing our community, hands-on learning, analytical learning, success on the field and classroom. #HuskyHolidays
Get into the holiday spirit with Sara Gazarek
There is no better way to start off your holiday season than by hearing the gorgeous, translucent voice of a brilliant songstress bringing to life all of your favorite Christmas classics. Sara Gazarek is a California-based jazz vocalist originally from Seattle, with five albums to her name, including the critically and commercially acclaimed 2012 release “Blossom & Bee.” She was Downbeat’s 2003 “Best Collegiate Vocalist” and a favorite new jazz artist amongst JazzTimes readers.
While relatively new to the jazz scene, Gazarek’s quickly developed a fan following amongst jazz and mainstream music lovers and respected musicians. She’s been a tireless jazz advocate at USC, helping to pioneer the JazzReach program, where she taught jazz choir to inner city elementary kids for two years. Get your tickets today! | #BUCelebrityArtistSeries
Students present Honors Independent Study projects
Honors students take two three-credit independent study courses where they work with a faculty mentor to complete a year-long research project. The final piece of their assessment is a 30-minute oral presentation along with a written research paper, which is open for submission for publication. Presentations will be held in the Honors classroom in Luzerne Hall, Room B-9. All are open to the campus community. #CollaborativeLearning
Wednesday, Dec. 4
- 1 p.m. – Stephanie Giannelli-Frey, Methods for Educating the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in America and the Caribbean with Patti Stoudt
- 1:30 p.m. – Brooke Shannon, A Computational Study of the Effects of the Electronic Medical Records System on Patient-Doctor Relationships with Christopher Hallen
- 2 p.m. – Jordyn Koveleski, Do different scoring methodologies alter the results of three non-word repetition tasks (NRT, L8RT, CTOPP) for adults who stutter and their non-stuttering peers with Pamela Smith
- 3:30 p.m. – Brianna Fox, Music Therapy: A Holistic Intervention for Cancer Patients with Mindi Miller
COST Research and Scholarship Day
Research ranging from pesticides in honey bees to analysis of gunshot residue to efficiency of antidepressants will be on center stage the College of Science and Technology’s Research and Scholarship Day on Friday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. in Hartline Science Center. #CollaborativeLearning
More than 15 projects will be on display and presented. Posters include “DNA Sequencing of Different Species of Fish Off the Coast of Mexico” by Leonard Oddo, “Analysis of Pb Concentration in Gunshot Residue by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry” by Thomas Malirski, “Adventures in Blood Clot Analysis by HPLC” by Kristie Darrah, “Evaluating the Gene AUSYSI for a Functional Iron Transporter” by Brendon Juengst, and “Solar Kiosk Overview” by Jim Capozzoli.
- “Vernal Pool Distribution in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia” by Sarah Dodgin
- ” The Distribution of Anurans Among Vernal Pools in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia” by Paola Lunardi
- ”Integrative Biology of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Honey Bees” by Corey Bower
- ” Analysis of Pb Concentration in Gunshot Residue by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry” by Thomas Malirski
- ”Spectroscopic Analysis of Blood Clot Formation” by Amanda Lacerte
- ”Adventures in Blood Clot Analysis by HPLC” by Kristie Darrah
- ”DNA Sequencing of Different Species of Tuna Fish” by Leonard Oddo
- ” Extraction of Equilibrium Constants and Limiting Conductivities From Conductance Measurements of Unsymmetrical Electrolytes” by Mike Jurbala
- ”Phytosiderophore Affinity for Iron” by Chandra Dewar
- ” Examining the Effects of PPAR Expression on Glucocorticoid-based Melanoma Therapeutics” by Ashley Wagner
- ” Organometallic Synthesis of a Tricyclic Antidepressant Core” by Sawyer Davis
- ” Vinylation as the First Step Toward the Total Organometallic Synthesis of the Core of Clomipramire (Anafranil)” by Ariana Winder
- ” Solar Kiosk Overview” by Jim Capozzoli
Campus Announcements: What you need to know ...
» Senior Exit Art Show — will be placed on exhibit in the Haas Gallery of Art from Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Saturday, Dec. 14, featuring the work of six students. An artist reception will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3, followed by student presentations: Ezekiel Conrad, Dakota Drumm, Gabrielle Ferrara, Erik Kile, Devona Melton and Seth Trump.
» Define you at BU — Leave your mark on the 2013-14 Obiter yearbook by telling us how you define "you" at BU!
» Santa Sit — Be a kid again, get your picture taken with Santa. Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.in the Kehr Union Fireside Lounge, with Holiday cookies and drinks starting at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12-3 p.m. Kehr Union Main Lobby.
» Relax — Sign up for a free 10 minute head, neck, and shoulder massage. Dec. 3 to 5, from noon to 5 p.m., in the Kehr Union Fireside Lounge. Sign up in advance at the Kehr Union main desk. Walk-ins will be welcome if available. Massages will be given by personnel from the Center for Health & Wellness. Two masseuses will be present.
» Audiology Thesis Defense — Jessica Maher, a doctoral student in the department of Audiology will be presenting her thesis defense on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall 301. The title of her defense is “Comparison of Click, Tone Burst, and /da/ Stimuli on ECochG Study.” The campus community is invited.
» Audiology Thesis Defense — Serena Gibney, a doctorate student in the Audiology program will be presenting her thesis defense, “The effects of sleep deprivation on postural balance in normal adults,” on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Centennial Hall 301 at 8 a.m. The campus community is invited.
» Audiology Thesis Defense — BU's Doctorate of Audiology Program within the Department of Audiology announces the thesis defense of Matthew R. Bonsall on Friday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. in Centennial Hall 301. The research he will be defending is entitled “Identifying the Professionals in the Academic Setting Who Assist Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students.” The campus community is invited.
» Comedy Night — Featuring Geoff Keith, "The man who laughs for a living". Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Kehr Union Ballroom. Free with BU ID and paid Fall '13 Community Activity fee, $3 all others.
» Safe Sex Bingo — Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. in the Kehr Union Mutli A and B. $.25 per card. Must be a BU student with ID and paid Fall '13 Community Activity fee to play. Free refreshments.
» Midnight Pizza — with music by Total Whiteout, Friday, Dec. 6, midnight-1:30 a.m. in the Kehr Union Fireside Lounge. Free with BU student ID and paid Fall '13 Community Activity fee and $3 for guests.
» NYC Bus Trip — will be taken on Saturday, Dec. 7, departing BU's Hospital Lot at 7 a.m. Bus departs NYC at 8 p.m. Sign up in the Student Activities Office, KUB 350. Bus only is $30 w/BU student ID and paid Fall '13 CA fee; and $35 w/BU student ID only; $35 for guests of the student. Trip is not open to general public.
» International Folk Dancing — Please join us in folk dancing this and every Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall Dance Studio (Room 134). We'll be learning some Greek dances this month. But we can also dance to other favorite songs you wish! No partner is necessary, and children are welcome.
» Downtown Parking Zone Permits — are now on sale at the Bloomsburg Police Department between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Methods of payment include cash, check, credit card and money orders. New permits will be valid from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2014. Downtown residents need to bring a current copy of their lease or utility bill, vehicle registration, photo ID, and their old parking permit if renewing. If you have any questions, including what specific zones are available, contact Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-6779.
» Spring Break in Niagara Falls and Toronto! — Sign up by Friday, Dec. 13, for $188 for four nights, prices increase after Dec. 13. Price includes transportation and lodging. Departing March 15 and returning March 19. More information will be available next semester. Passports are required to travel to Canada.
» 2014 Alumni Awards — BU's Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2014 Alumni Awards for Honorary Alumnus, Distinguished Service and Maroon and Gold Excellence awards. Please help us in recognizing exceptional graduates by submitting a nomination. Once you complete the nomination form, the Awards Committee will contact you to obtain additional information if needed. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 13. Recipients will be recognized at the Alumni Awards Luncheon, May 17, 2014.
Greek Life a big player at TreeFest
Bloomsburg University fraternity and sorority members have been helping out at the Treefest. Members from Alpha Tau Omega started their day at the farm cutting down some 140 trees for the event.
At the consistory members from Delta Phi Epsilon, Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Kappa Epsilon have worked hard to get the space ready for the hundreds of decorators and visitors to the event. At the end of the event our chapters return to wrap up the trees and provide them to local families in the area. About 140 families benefit from the trees from this event and the price of admission helps the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble.
TreeFest begins with the area Christmas tree growers who donate over a hundred live trees to be trimmed. Then, hundreds of people — from community volunteers and youth groups, to florists and garden clubs set up and decorate the rooms and trees, which are each sponsored by an area business or individual. At the conclusion of activities, the trees are donated to area families in need, as identified by local social service agencies.
TreeFest will continue this week, Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg. #SenseOfCommunity
Be creative. Be you. Be published.
BU’s undergraduate student-produced, student-run literary and art magazine, Warren, is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 edition. Warren will be publishing sections of poetry, digital art, fiction sculpture, creative nonfiction, drawing, painting, etc.
- Please specify genre when submitting and only include name on first page — this helps the anonymous selection process.
- Poetry (three poems per person)
- Fiction (5,000 word limit, double-spaced)
- Creative Nonfiction (5,000 word limit, double-spaced)
- Art (three art pieces per person, any medium accepted, must be 300 DBI resolution, .jpg or .tff format)
Please attach all pieces as separate documents. Deadline to submit is Friday, Dec. 6. Send any and all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the editors, Olivia Rios or Andrew Carter, for any other questions.
FOCUS ministry helps wrap up fall semester
Bloomsburg University’s Office of Minority Affairs will be hosting Martin Harris, Sr., pastor of F.O.C.U.S. Young Adult Ministry at Bethel Deliverance International in Philadelphia for an on-campus church visit on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the KUB Multicultural Center. Free breakfast at 10:15 a.m. If you would like to take part please contact Marcei Woods at (570) 389-4091 for details.
PASSHE chancellor makes first visit to Bloomsburg
Frank Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), spoke faculty, staff and students at Bloomsburg on Wednesday in McCormick Center. While Brogan acknowledged the fiscal challenges that PASSHE universities are facing, he emphasized the important role that the 14 systems universities have in focusing on high-quality undergraduate education.
Brogan previously was chancellor of Florida’s 335,000-student public university system. He was president of Florida Atlantic University, lieutenant governor of Florida and the state Commissioner of Education. Brogan’s academic career began as an elementary teacher in Martin County, Fla., where he worked his way up through the school system to serve six years as superintendent. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Cincinnati and Florida Atlantic University respectively.
Student leadership enhanced at annual Robert D. Lynch institute
A group of Bloomsburg University students were among those who recently participated in the 27th Annual Robert D. Lynch Student Leadership Development Institute in Lancaster, where they participated in workshops examining cross-cultural communication, interpersonal relations, building inclusive environments and fostering cultural awareness.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, the leadership conference is designed to address topics essential to developing leadership skills for African-American, Latino-American, and other Black college students.
Participants were Theo Guillory, Jahkere Wilson, Sharnise Dozier, Mark Brown, Carson Merine, Debbie Stolz, advisor; Tim Carpenter, Shaquel Elam, Shyree Clark and Justin McLoud. Guillory also received the Outstanding Student Award. #CoCurricularLearning | #HuskyUnleashed
Honors group gets inside look at Federal Reserve System
A group of honors macroeconomics students recently visited Washington, D.C., to tour the Board of Governors Headquarters of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. After our tours, the group explored other government buildings and various Smithsonian museums.
This semester, the students have discussed the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy heavily in class. It was a valuable educational experience vising these institutions, because the students are now able to apply it to their everyday lives. Seeing the process of money printing especially made a long-lasting impression on the group. #CollaborativeLearning
PR class raises money for local Women’s Center
Richard Ganahl’s Public Relations Cases and Problems class launched a campaign, “Safe and Sound Slumber Fund,” this semester to raise money for new mattresses for the Women's Center in Bloomsburg. As a part of the campaign’s special events, a volleyball tournament was held on campus drawing more than 150 participants and raising more than $500.
The winning team received $125 dollars worth of prizes donated from Pizza Hut, Balzanos, Stephs subs, Olive Garden, Weis, Bloomsburg Local movie theatre and Subway. In addition the winning team also received specially designed Safe and Sound Slumber Fund T-shirts. Bloomsburg's radio station WBUQ 91.1 FM had two of their disc jockeys play music to pump up tunes throughout the tournament. Winning team was Team Bubbles, which featured Josh Hunger, Edward Donnelly, Travis Potter, Dayton Broyan, Matt Cashman and Ricky Cashman. @BUsafe_sound
Students present research at PASSHE STEM Conference
A group of BU students were among the select students who presented research at the first-ever PASSHE Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Conference, held this year at Slippery Rock University. The inaugural conference is a product of the Council on Undergraduate Research and PASSHE Workshops on undergraduate research in state systems and consortia. The workshops were funded by the National Science Foundation to bring faculty together and promote undergraduate research and scholarship by PASSHE students.
Anthropology majors Michelle Mattar, Jared McAlexander and Katelyn Shoemaker, along with Renee Risalti, a biological and allied health sciences major, participated in this initiative by networking with students and faculty from all 14 PASSHE universities. Students participated in a student presentation competition. Risalti was honored with a Third Place Award for her poster, “Integrative Responses to Heat Stress in Lubriculus variegatus.” #CollaborativeLearning
MAL well regarded at Washington D.C. model
Twelve members of BU’s Model Arab League (MAL) recently participated in the Model Arab League Regional Model in Washington, D.C. , where they developed a deeper understanding of the Arab world and learned about the most important social, economic, cultural, and political issues facing Arab leaders and ordinary citizens. In learning the art of diplomacy, MAL prepares students to become knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders. The students represented the State of Qatar.
A.S.M. Tuhin was the Secretary General for the Model and Robert Nixon chaired the Joint Defense Council. Eric Pangelinan and Chad Haney won outstanding delegate awards for their representation on the Political Affairs Council, Eric Petrozino and Nick DeMarco won outstanding delegate awards for their representation on the Economic Affairs Council, Robert Compton and Mark Wells won outstanding delegate awards for their representation on the Join Defense Council, and Madalyn Goss and Monica Stypulkowski won outstanding delegate awards for their representation on the Palestinian Affairs Council.
The Delegation as a whole won the Outstanding Delegation Award. Madalyn Goss was selected chair of the Palestinian Affairs Council for 2014-15. Also, Robert Nixon won the Outstanding Chair award.
Preschoolers get an expert lesson on safety
Bloomsburg University’s Campus Child Center recently hosted a community helpers week, which was highlighted by a visit from Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kyle Whitford ’10.
Whitford, who graduated from the state police academy in January 2012, is currently stationed in Selinsgrove. He visited the preschool class prior to Thanksgiving break to talk about safety.
Joining Trooper Whitford in the first row were Emily Ellender, Kayl Dreckman, Landen Guffey, Jameson Lapos, Gus Bauman, Hannah Magill. Second row included Bjork Millard, Quinn Yachimowski, Lisa Baier, teacher, and Cerick Austin. #SenseOfCommunity
KUB student staff completes interactive safety training
Initiated by April Garland, facilities and operations graduate assistant, the Kehr Union Building student staff recently conducted several safety training exercises, including how to properly put out an actual fire. Other training included evacuation plans, armed intruder protocol and a fire drill.
Planning of the training event was assisted by Bill Perkins, manager of facilities and operations. Also assisting that day were the PA State Police, BU Police, Campus Safety and the Bloomsburg Fire Department.
Participating in the training were students working in Student Activities Office (reservation desk assistants, main desk assistants, set-up crew, event staff, tech crew and student supervisors), as well as the Games Room employees.
Student newspaper earns scholastic press recognition
The Voice, BU’s weekly student newspaper, was recognized recently by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, in its 2013 Gold Circle competition, which attracted 12,847 entries from student journalists from across the country. Tom Ciampoli , current editor in chief, received a Certificate of Merit for his sports commentary entitled “NFL Mock Draft,” published in The Voice on April 25, 2013. The Voice sports staff was also awarded a Certificate of Merit in Sports Page Design for their portfolio of pages from Spring 2013. Named in this award were Tom Ciampoli, Justin Hollingsworth, and Dave Kropp. In addition to these individual awards, the Voice also achieved Silver Medalist status in the overall evaluation of newspapers from Spring 2013 by the CSPA. #CoCurricularLearning | #HuskyUnleashed
Business majors take third in international competition
Bloomsburg business students Derek Franchino, left, and Michael DiVona, right, won third place in the International Collegiate Sales Competition held at Florida State University in November. Monica Favia, center, assistant professor of management and marketing, coached the BU students. DiVona, a marketing major, and Franchino, a management major with a minor in marketing, individually made the competition semi-finals and amassed enough points to place third among 39 universities.
In the competition the students sold a product to individuals playing the role of industry buyers and were judged by industry professionals and faculty. Universities competing at the event included Duquesne University, The College of New Jersey, Ball State University and Central Michigan University. #CollaborativeLearning
Science and technology careers on center stage
BU’s College of Science and Technology Career Day, held on Nov. 15, exposed students to many different career opportunities, internships, research and graduate studies available upon graduation. This was done through the interaction with alumni, businesses, and professionals who work in the field of science and technology.
Discussion sessions, business and organizational booths, and a free networking lunch gave students plenty of access to the professionals. More than 50 alumni were present representing a wide variety of science and technology disciplines such as the U.S. Census Bureau, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services, Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, The Washington Center, Innovative Development, among others. #COSTCareers | #ProfessionalU
- Nursing, Computer Science, Exercise Science
- Research, Digital Forensics, Engineering
- Mathematics, Professional U: Experiential Learning/Academic Internships, Physics
- Audiology & Speech Pathology, Environmental, Geographical, & Geological Sciences, Biology
- Math & Science Secondary Education, Instructional Technology, Allied Health Sciences
Students connect with alumni on Career Road Trip
A group of exercise science and marketing students got an up-close look at the sports performance and personal training industry on Nov. 13 with the help of several Bloomsburg University alumni at TEST Sports Clubs in Martinsville, N.J. Their on-site visit, which was the latest Career Road Trip arranged by the Office of Alumni and Professional Engagement, was coordinated through the exercise science, management and marketing departments.
At the TEST facilities, marketing students got an overview of the company as well as a sneak peak at its business model and sales and marketing strategies, while the exercise science students spent the afternoon with TEST CEO Kevin Dunn and his football training staff. The students were able to see some of TEST’s state-of-the art equipment in action and even conducted a few professional training exercises themselves. TEST was founded by alumnus Brian Martin ’92, who currently serves as CEO of TEST Football Academy - is the No. 1 Football Training Company in the country, with locations in New Jersey, South Florida, and youth and high school camps nationwide.
The day concluded with a mini networking session where students heard from two more alums, Mike Baker ’11 and Brian Fetterman ’12, about internship and job shadowing opportunities with TEST. #ProfessionalU | #CollaborativeLearning
Business LLC lending a hand to help the environment
Members of the Business Living and Learning Community recently collected items from the trash cans in Sutliff Hall, primarily plastic, glass and metal, that could have been recycled. The collection of recyclables occurred three days during the past week. Mentees are working on several different messages and methods to use to reach students, faculty and staff regarding the benefits of recycling and thinking sustainably.
Members of the COB Marketing Faculty have agreed to serve as consultants as the mentees fine-tune their efforts. If successful within Sutliff, the messages may go campus-wide and perhaps into the community.
Members of the Business Living and Learning Community joined approximately 30 other BU students, faculty and staff and members of the Bloomsburg community in continuing the annual shade tree planting project in town. The volunteers met on 5th Street on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. for a brief lesson in tree planting and then spread out over Bloomsburg planting 30 trees provided by the Town of Bloomsburg along town streets.
Nursing students give insight into CRNA career
Bloomsburg University nurse anesthesia students recently visited the Danville High School to provide an opportunity for the school’s Health Careers Foundation class to have hands-on experience with clinical skills of a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), also giving them insight into future career possibilities in health care.
Working with BU students, the Danville students participated in skills such as intubation and airway management, and the proper technique for sterile gowning and gloving. In addition to the hands-on demonstration, BU students briefly described the educational process necessary to become a CRNA.
BU collaborates its graduate nurse anesthesia program with Geisinger Health System, led by Brenda Wands, Ph.D., MBA, CRNA, program director, and Debra Minzola, MSN, CRNA, assistant program director. #CollaborativeLearning | #SenseOfCommunity
Supervisory Roundtable carries on tradition of charity
On the heels of its fourth consecutive first place Homecoming Float award, Bloomsburg University’s Supervisory Roundtable is on pace to raise more than $3,500 for local charities this year.
A good portion of its float award money goes to benefit Camp HERO, Children’s Museum, Holiday Food Drive, Toys for Tots, Brighter Christmas Fund and two its own university scholarships. Participants on its homecoming float were Bob Wislock, Tom Patacconi, Frank Ohl, Judy Ohl, Jolene Folk, Ed Folk, Kevin Martz and Kim Martz.
The Supervisory Roundtable coordinates several other fundraisers during the course of the year, including Trash to Treasure. Since 2010, the Supervisory Roundtable has raised more than $10,000 to support its charitable efforts. #SenseOfCommunity
Enactus betters the community
BU’s Enactus, which stands for Entrepreneurial Action and Us, is a team of students in the College of Business that strives to implement what they have learned at BU by doing projects that better businesses and the community. There are Enactus teams at universities across the globe. The BU team’s main project in 2012-13 focused on the local Children’s Museum.
Through volunteering, promotion and fundraising with events such as a fun run, Enactus saved the museum more than $2,000 and used extra funds to create new signs for the museum throughout Bloomsburg. Enactus’ financial literacy program teaches students at local high schools basic financial skills, such as check-writing and the basics of credit and investing. This year they plan to expand their project to elementary school, middle school and collegiate levels.
Other upcoming projects this year include a Campbell's “Let's Can Hunger” food drive project, a women’s economic empowerment project, and working with the local Kidsburg playground, to replace the children’s play area in Town Park which was destroyed in the flood of 2011. Enactus members attend yearly competitions to present the projects they have completed throughout the year. Last year, Bloomsburg’s team was named champion of their division at the regional competition in New York City and participated in nationals, which were held in Kansas City, Mo. #SenseOfCommunity
A community partnership with co-curricular benefit
Since the devastating flood in September 2011, the Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences and Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences have fostered a relationship with Kocher Park to clean up and maintain the area.
In coordination with the Columbia County Conservation District, students and faculty volunteers routinely visit the park to pick up debris along the creek, prune vegetation and continue work on an ongoing creek restoration project to repair damage from the flood. The group, which was joined by the Honors Program this semester, completed its most recent park clean up earlier this month. #SenseOfCommunity | #CoCurricularLearning
Be the best you at … BU
James Gould, Thomas Machovec, Jacob Ribecky — as well as Nicole Slagle and David Arnold (not pictured) — were recently recognized by the B the Best U at BU Campaign and Donald Young, dean of students, for their assistance in helping those who were involved in the car accident on Aug. 23. The B the Best U at BU campaign looks to recognize students who are dedicated to "Promoting service, civility, and respect in our daily lives with the people and situations we encounter and being the best person we can."
We extend our congratulations and thanks to each student.
Recognize your fellow students, faculty and staff — as well as community members — for their commitment to success at Bloomsburg University. Nominate those committed to adding to the Bloomsburg community through leadership, making an impact on someone’s life, providing service and demonstrating good deeds.
- community service
- leadership skills
- academic success and improvement
- involvement in clubs and organizations
- and much more!
Submit name, position at BU (student, staff, etc.), year in school (if applicable) and a brief description of how they contributed to the community … to Dean of Students, KUB 101, email@example.com, 570-389-4734.
A look into living and learning at BU
Central Columbia High School hosted BU’s Education House Living and Learning Community, along with the LLC Center, recently for a presentation on the benefits of Living and Learning Communities on campus. LLCs allow students to work, study and socialize with those who have similar interests and majors. It offers students opportunities to get involved and become a part of the LLC family.
- Education — For freshmen education majors. Helps students adjust to the uni- versity while offering support through academics and community service opportunities.
- Business — For freshmen business majors. This LLC helps students build relationships with classmates and faculty as well as a sense of awareness of the business program.
- Compass — This LLC helps undeclared students experience new and different things while transitioning to the university. A good way to get involved and take advantage of opportunities to find the right major for you.
- ROTC — The ROTC LLC’s primary focus will be on leadership and citizenship. To qualify for the LLC students should either be actively enrolled in Army ROTC at Bloomsburg University or be interested in Army leadership.
- Fredrick Douglass — For all declared or un-declared students. This community promotes academic excellence in a racially and ethnically diverse setting.
- Helping Professions — The Helping Professions LLCs draws from ACT 101/ EOP freshmen with an interest in Education, Social Work, Sociology, and other helping professions.
- Honors — The Honors LLC draws from freshmen with a minimum of 1150 SAT combined score. This LLC helps to form a close group within the honors program.
- Leadership — Open to students in any major, this LLC focuses on developing leadership through teambuilding, small group communication, and decision making.
- Presidential Leadership — This LLC draws from freshmen with a minimum of a 1050 SAT combined score, a 3.0 GPA and a background in extracurricular activities. PLP provides an integrated, sequenced set of programs to assist you in continuing your leadership development.
- Science and Health Sciences — Open to freshmen who are majoring in Audi- ology and Speech Pathology, Biology and Allied Health, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Nursing, and Physics. This LLC works to make the transition a comfortable one.
- Visual and Performing Arts — Formed to provide a vital link between the University and the Bloomsburg community by showcasing students’ artistic endeavors. The Center offers programs from the Departments of Art and Art History, English, and Music, Theater, and Dance to celebrate the arts and support the connection between the university and our broader community.
More than 100k raised through annual breast cancer fundraiser
After 11 years it’s become an October tradition on campus, the annual Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run coordinated by BU’s Multicultural Center has also evolved into an impactful supporter of the Breast Cancer Coalition. More than $100,000 has been raised since the first step was taken in 2002 in front of the Student Recreation Center, including more than $12,000 last month.
In that time, participation in the breast cancer awareness fundraiser has consistently grown. This past year had more than 500 participants, including more than 70 runners, representing more than 25 different campus clubs, organizations and departments. #SenseOfCommunity
2013 Breast Cancer 5k Walk/Run Winners
- Most Donations — Delta Sigma Theta (Greek Life); Alpha Phi Omega (Student Organization); Elwell East (Residence Life)
- Under 30 Male Runner — 1. Conor Renn- 19:04; 2. Cory Conville 19:28; 3. Wyatt Smith 19:47
- Under 30 Female Runner — 1. Riley Renn 19:48; 2. Megan Ruland 20:20; 3. Kaitlyn McNamara 20:30
- Over 30 Male Runner — 1. Wayne Hummel 23:36; 2. Bryan Renn 27:23
- Over 30 Female Runner — 1. Kelli Renn 27:24; 2. Erin Kendall 27:55; 3. Kerry Carroll 33:45
A Cure for Christmas, Childhood Cancer 5k Walk
A Cure for Christmas, Childhood Cancer 5k Walk will be sponsored by Theta Tau Omega Sorority on Saturday, Dec. 7. Theta Tau Omega invites all interested participants to register as either a group or individual. On-site registration will begin at noon in the Student Recreation Center and the walk will start at 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Erskine at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Register Today! | #BUGreekLife
Bloomsburg University Police officer honored for victim response
Interacting with law enforcement can be a very unnerving experience for victims of domestic and sexual violence, according to The Women’s Center of Columbia-Montour Counties. However, the knowledge and training of law enforcement professionals — along with their conduct — can provide a catalyst for the victim’s decision-making process.
In honor of BU Police Officer Paul Allen’s recent response to a victim at the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Community Hospital, the Women’s Center has present a recognition award for his exemplary action. Allen displayed unbiased support, empathy, a deep knowledge of the issue and appropriate resources and conveyed a clear message that victims must be must be empowered and have their choices respected. Thank you for setting such a fine example!