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Arabic Exploration

An Arabic exploration in Morocco

A group of Bloomsburg University students are studying different levels of Arabic and its culture at the American Language Institute in Fez, Morocco, this summer. Among them is Elizabeth Miller, a history and Arabic major, who is continuing work on her research of Osama bin Laden’s Radicalization.

Miller presented her research — “Deciphering Osama bin Laden’s Radicalization based on United States Actions, Policies and Presence in Saudi Arabia 1990-2001” — this spring at the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, she received an Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) grant to expand this research following her four-week Arabic study abroad program in Morocco.

"Today we had our first quiz! It went well, but it’s always difficult to adjust to the way different professors test. Regardless I think it went well for the first quiz, and if not only up from there! But again classes went really well, and I’m really starting to like the intensity of it. It is nice that more Arabic is spoken throughout the class period."

There are nearly 40 Huskies studying abroad this summer in such locations as Limerick, Ireland; Trier, Germany; London, England; Barcelona, Spain; Beijing, China; Florence, Italy; Lille, France; Heredia, Costa Rica; Granada, Spain; and Xalapa, Mexico.

Student team a finalist in national bank competition

National Bank Competition

Bloomsburg University has been named one of 12 finalists in the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition, chosen from among 23 student teams from 20 colleges and universities around the country. Team finalists will now move on to the final round of competition judging where the winning team will be announced later this month.

“Congratulations to the Bloomsburg University team for being named a finalist in the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition,” PA Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann said. “I am excited to see our students take an interest in community banking. Community banks play an invaluable role in communities across Pennsylvania, and the research from these students will foster even more insight into the impact of community banks on local and regional business and economies.”

Facilitated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the Community Bank Case Study Competition encourages students to explore community banking by partnering student teams with local banks to conduct original case studies. Teams are competing for a chance to win a scholarship and an opportunity to attend the fourth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference in St. Louis. Finalists will have their case studies published during the conference.

FMA earns Superior Chapter Award

FMA Honors

Bloomsburg University’s Financial Management Association was named a “Superior Chapter” this spring by the international Financial Management Association.

Only 23 of 175 universities received this honor this year. The highest honor for an FMA Student Chapter or Honor Society is the attainment of the "Superior Chapter" designation. With more than 175 active student chapters, less than 10 percent receive this honor each year.

The purpose of the FMA is to:

  • initiate and maintain fellowship among students who are actively interested in the area of corporate finance, investments, banking, insurance, and other related fields
  • encourage interaction between students, faculty, and business professionals through professional presentations, open discussion, field trips, and other opportunities
  • provide the FMA students aids in professional development and career planning by facilitating the distribution and exchange of career‐related information
  • develop a better understanding of current business and economy through corporate presentations and open discussion of current issues
  • achieve superior chapter recognition from FMA International