Spirit of BU

Spirit of BU


Spirited Fun

  • Residence Hall Virtual Tour — Highlighting changes over the years
  • BU Marching Band Compilation
  • Athletic Games of the Week Replay — Relive these Husky victories in women's soccer, women's volleyball, football, men's basketball, and women's basketball from the 2019-20 season.
  • Husky Story Time — Looking for a family friendly activity for the kids? Check out “Husky Story Time” featuring some current students sharing a reading of some of their favorite children’s books. Additional readings will be added throughout the semester.
  • Carver's Calling Podcasts — Carver’s Calling features the career stories of alumni, captured by students! The series began as a project by David Magolis and Derek Viemann ’19 (mass communications) and is continued by students in Magolis's podcasting class and interns.
  • Alumni Volunteer of the MonthSee how alums have kept climbing after leaving campus and now return to lift up the pack.
Husky Spirit Class of 1970
  • Professional U Student Stories — Check out the Alumni and Professional Engagement Instagram page @bloomuengaged to read about some of the great professional experiences that our students are having as they prepare for their future careers and meet some of our Husky Heroes who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Biological and Allied Health Sciences: Biology Seminar Series — Held weekly on Fridays throughout the fall semester, the Biology Seminar Series is designed to promote and cultivate a research environment among faculty, staff and students.
  • Essay Contest — Essay Contest, by class year, prompt will be provided about Spirit of Bloom.

Events


Celebrate the Spirit of BU Essay Contest

To celebrate our BU pride this fall, we invite students to enter the Spirit of BU essay contest! Winners will be awarded a $100 gift card to the BU store for showcasing their Husky pride in a 1-2 page essay submission. We ask that you answer the following prompt:

Huskies pull more, pound for pound, than other working dogs. They’re built for distance and endurance. Huskies are loyal and always up for a challenge. They greet those challenges with intelligence, training, enthusiasm, and positivity. They adapt to obstacles and overcome harsh conditions while functioning well in a team, working hard to get where they’re going. Husky means strong, hearty, and tough. That’s the Husky spirit.

What makes YOU a Husky?

Submissions will be divided into the following categories, and a winner will be chosen from each:

  • Class of 2021
  • Class of 2022
  • Class of 2023
  • Class of 2024
  • Class of 2025 (Admitted students)
  • ACE students
  • Graduate students

Submit your responses by Nov. 2 to be considered. Read the instructions and apply!

Questions regarding your submission can be directed to: Mindy Andino

Thursday, Oct. 1

  • #BackThePack Virtual Race — Lace up your sneakers and get ready to participate in a family-friendly journey through Oct. 31 in support of Bloomsburg University Athletics! The #BackThePack Virtual Race is hosted by the Bloomsburg University Athletic Department and the Office of Alumni and Professional Engagement. Registration is just $25 per person and all funds raised will provide much needed scholarship support for student-athletes via the Bloomsburg University Foundation’s Bloom On Fund, designated for General Athletic Scholarships.

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • Latino/a/x Live Networking Session— Looking to engage with fellow Huskies? This live, interactive session will provide you with the opportunity at 6 p.m. to connect in small groups around guided topics and shared interest!

Saturday, Oct. 10

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • CASSH Con — The Careers in Art, Social Sciences, and Humanities Conference is designed to offer students within the College of Liberal Arts, as well as any undeclared students seeking information about what COLA has to offer, two days of virtual panels and workshops focused upon alumni engagement and professional development.
  • Thank You Thursdays — Nominate your favorite student organizations or student leaders in 2020. Nominations taking place through HuskySync forms.
  • Virtual General Trivia Night — 7 p.m., Relive your days as a student with Program Board's Virtual Trivia and Bingo nights. Prizes will be from $10 to $80 in Amazon e-gift cards.

Friday, Oct. 16

  • Flashback Fridays — Social media series featuring past events, moments, student involvement experiences fresh from historic Obiter Yearbooks, and Andruss Library archives.
  • CASSH Con — The Careers in Art, Social Sciences, and Humanities Conference is designed to offer students within the College of Liberal Arts, as well as any undeclared students seeking information about what COLA has to offer, two days of virtual panels and workshops focused upon alumni engagement and professional development.

Monday, Oct. 19

  • College of Education Happy Hour with the Dean — from 6 to 7 p.m., join us on Zoom.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

  • College of Liberal Arts Happy Hour with the Dean — from 5 to 6 p.m., join us on Zoom.
  • President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall Session (students) — from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • College of Science and Technology Happy Hour with the Dean — from 5 to 6 p.m., join us on Zoom.
  • Zeigler College of Business Happy Hour with the Dean and Faculty — from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., join us on Zoom.
  • 5th Annual Day of Dialogue: An annual event where students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to have open dialogue around experiences at BU and how we can engage to make the experience both rich and meaningful. This year’s theme is “Connecting Across Boundaries” – join us for an interactive evening at 6 p.m. centered around the ways that we can connect as Huskies.

Thursday, Oct. 22

  • The Tiffany Windows – Icons of the Bloomsburg Campus — Join University Archivist Robert Dunkelberger and Shannon Malone '20 at 2 p.m. to learn the story of the Tiffany stained glass windows in the Harvey A. Andruss Library: how they came to Bloomsburg, the techniques that went into making them, their different homes on campus for the past 100 years, and how the windows have been preserved. Sponsored by Andruss Library.
  • MBA Happy Hour Mix — The event from 3 to 5 p.m., packed with guest speakers covering topics such as professional etiquette, navigating a virtual environment, career advice, internships, and more. Program is trying to do some ice breakers and small giveaways.

Friday, Oct. 23

  • Pathways in Science and Technology — This is an annual event where our students are exposed to many different career opportunities. This event is a great opportunity for students to interact with alumni working in science and technology. This year’s event will be held via zoom at 2 p.m..
  • Virtual Bingo Night — 9 p.m., Relive your days as a student with Program Board's Virtual Trivia and Bingo nights. Prizes will be from $10 to $80 in Amazon e-gift cards.

Monday, Oct. 26

  • Student Group Banner Contest — Use your creativity to showcase what you love about the BU Brand! Photos of each banner will be shared on social media. Register through the HuskySync form.
  • Working Remotely Virtual Alumni Panel — Alumni who work remotely share their insight and advice on at 6:30 p.m. for students considering remote work upon graduation! Join to get your questions answered about what it's like, understand the challenges and opportunities, and learn suggestions for a remote job search!

Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • Lessons Learned from Young Professionals Virtual Alumni Panel — Young alumni share their insight and advice for soon to be professionals in this alumni panel. Join at 7 p.m. to learn more about the transition from student to professional, what to expect in your first job as a postgraduate, and connect with alumni who have been in your shoes!

Wednesday, Oct. 28

  • A Stronger and Better BU: Town Hall Discussion on Diversity, Equity and InclusionPlease join fellow Huskies at 6:30 p.m. in making Bloomsburg University a more equitable and inclusive institution. The event, which is limited to 75 participants to allow for meaningful engagement and a manageable dialogue, is open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • Virtual “Halloween Themed” Trivia Night — 7 p.m., Relive your days as a student with Program Board's Virtual Trivia and Bingo nights. Prizes will be from $10 to $80 in Amazon e-gift cards.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

  • Virtual Dining Etiquette Experience — Please join us at 6 p.m. in our inaugural virtual etiquette dinner to help Huskies dine with confidence and network for success! A Husky student experience that leads to confidence in dining and success in networking!

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Virtual Bingo Night — 9 p.m., Relive your days as a student with Program Board's Virtual Trivia and Bingo nights. Prizes will be from $10 to $80 in Amazon e-gift cards.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Wednesday, Nov. 11,

  • BU Players Screen Plays — Dramatic Stories & Digital (Dis)connections: A virtual performance festival at 7:30 p.m. of six original plays written and performed by Bloomsburg University students. Student playwrights from Theatre and Creative Writing will write one-, two- or three-character 10-minute plays that take place in a video/digital environment (real or invented). The truthful circumstances of their environment make it necessary that their meeting is by way of digital screens. The plays will be acted by students — auditions open to all students at Bloomsburg University — and directed by advanced directing students and faculty from the Division of Theatre and Dance.

Thursday, Nov. 12

  • BU Players Screen Plays — Dramatic Stories & Digital (Dis)connections: A virtual performance festival at 7:30 p.m. of six original plays written and performed by Bloomsburg University students. Student playwrights from Theatre and Creative Writing will write one-, two- or three-character 10-minute plays that take place in a video/digital environment (real or invented). The truthful circumstances of their environment make it necessary that their meeting is by way of digital screens. The plays will be acted by students — auditions open to all students at Bloomsburg University — and directed by advanced directing students and faculty from the Division of Theatre and Dance.
  • Virtual General Trivia Night — 7 p.m., Relive your days as a student with Program Board's Virtual Trivia and Bingo nights. Prizes will be from $10 to $80 in Amazon e-gift cards.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • A Stronger and Better BU: Town Hall Discussion on Diversity, Equity and InclusionPlease join fellow Huskies at 6:30 p.m. in making Bloomsburg University a more equitable and inclusive institution. The event, which is limited to 75 participants to allow for meaningful engagement and a manageable dialogue, is open to the public.
  • Percussion Ensemble — Concert, 7:30 p.m. Virtual link to be provided.

Thursday, Dec. 3

  • Virtual Soap Making Experience with Zakia Ringgold '02 — Join us at 6 p.m. for a virtual soap making workshop. Learn how to make natural soap for personal use or as handmade gifts for friends and family. You will be provided with step by step instructions from a certified soap maker and BU alum to make your own batch of soap right at home while networking online. All attendees will receive a soap kit delivered to their home to fully participate in the workshop.