Student Leaders in Kehr Fireside Lounge

Kehr Student Union

The Kehr Student Union is the community center of Bloomsburg University and the pulse of campus life.

The Kehr Student Union is a five story building that provides spacious, functional, and multipurpose facilities to be enjoyed by the entire university community.

  • 1st floor features Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices and services
  • 2nd floor features Fireside Lounge, Computer Lab, Games Room, Student Orgs Resource Room, Program Board Office, Multicultural Center, Conference Rooms, AV Operations and Services Support and Hideaway
  • 3rd floor features Welcome Desk, Student Organization Support, TV Lobby Lounge, Husky Dining Services, Student Health Center, Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) Offices, Multipurpose Rooms A and B, study nooks, Student Involvement Office, EMS Reservations and LGBTQA Student Services
  • 4th floor features Ballrooms 1, 2 and 3, Piano Lobby, Community Activities, Community Government Association, Interfaith Room, and Conference Rooms
  • 5th floor features Balcony and Projection Booth

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kehr Student Union is to provide a welcoming atmosphere, with quality customer service, to enhance diversity, student life and the academic experience by providing an environment where all members of the university community can gather to participate and learn through a varied offering of co-curricular activities and experiential learning opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Bloomsburg University students, through participation in Kehr Student Union programs, activities, organizations, events and employment, will:

  • foster intellectual growth, enhance leadership development, clarify values and develop an appreciation of a diverse community.
  • foster effective communication skills, meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaboration.
  • develop personal and educational goals and career choices.

Reserve Campus Space

The Kehr Union Welcome Desk is a centralized student-staffed resource hub for information about what’s happening within Kehr Student Union and how to get involved with campus life!

It’s located on the 3rd floor directly between the Husky Lounge and Kehr Union Multi 345B.

The KUOSI student staff (Kehr Union Operations Student Involvement) are the ambassadors of Kehr Union who provide a caring, helping hand to those they serve each day.  With a pulse on campus life, they assist with the management of the many day-to-day functions that are crucial to the success of Kehr Union operations. They conduct hourly rounds within Kehr Union to promote the safety and well-being of its occupants, answer questions and continually assess the culture and experience being offered within the building.

Staff members are cross-trained in and assigned to collaboratively work in a variety of areas within Kehr Union including, but not limited to, Welcome Desk, Games Room, Campus Events, KUB Operational set-ups, Student Activities/Involvement Office administration, HuskySync, equipment inventory control and student organizational support initiatives.

In addition, KUOSI staff partner up with the Community Government Association (CGA), Program Board (PB), Council of Class Officers (COCO) and Committee on Student Organizations (COSO) to provide a well-rounded, diverse student experience where opportunities to get involved are facilitated and new friendships can thrive.

Questions can be sent in to storgs@bloomu.edu

Sample services/information found at the Welcome Desk include, but are not limited to:

  1. Student Club and Organization mailboxes
  2. Kehr Union Lost and Found items
  3. HuskySync organizational support
  4. Event Calendars and Posters
  5. Directional navigation support
  6. Social Media marketing and promotion
  7. Welcome Desk Lobby TV lounge
  8. Resources for Student Development and Campus Life

In the event that a KUOSI staff member is not at the Welcome Desk and assistance is needed, patrons are directed to visit Kehr Union 350 for support.

The Games Room is located in Room 232 of Kehr Student Union and offers all BU students a wide variety of activities to engage in and have fun! Included in the facility are six pool/billiards tables, video gaming systems (Xbox, Playstation, Wii, etc..), eight flat screen televisions, wide variety of board games, lawn games, sports equipment, DIY crafts and arcade style games.

Daily Hours of operation are 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

  1. Only BU students, staff, faculty, and their guests are able to access the Games Room during open hours. Any non-BU patron must be accompanied by a BU student, staff or faculty at all times if using the facility. No more than 3 guests per BU student, faculty or staff at any given time.
  2. BU students must check in with the Games Room staff member upon arrival. Once checked in for attendance, students are free to engage in any of the activities and resources available at the Games Room.
  3. The BU student(s) who check out the equipment/supplies are the ones who will be deemed responsible for the equipment/supplies, proper usage of them and returning them back in the same condition. Failure to do so may result in loss of future privileges within the use of Games Room resources and/or financial reimbursement for any damaged/un-returned items belonging to the Games Room. All equipment will be sanitized after usage by the Games Room staff.
  4. TV sets and room lighting are only to be operated by the Games Room staff. Request to change channels, alter tv volume and/or adjust lighting preferences must be made through the staff.
  5. Student clubs and organizations may contact the Director of Student Involvement at gkinzel@bloomu.edu to coordinate special events in the Games Room and/or access student org/club supplies and resources.
  6. Special events, theme weeks, contests and tournaments are featured every semester in the Games Room in collaboration with Program Board. All BU students are eligible to participate.

Questions or suggestions for the Games Room can be shared at storgs@bloomu.edu

The Kehr Union computer lab is located in room 241 and houses approximately 19 computers for Bloomsburg University students, faculty and staff.  The computer lab is overseen by Technology Support Services.

The Fireside Lounge is a spacious, open study and social area with various types of seating to allow for individual project work, small group meetings, and casual relaxation.  It's generally considered a non-reservable space with the Kehr Student Union, however, special permission may be requested to use this facility for special events.  A piano, student artwork and vending machines are also featured in the Fireside Lounge.

A student favorite destination, the Husky Lounge offers popular food court favorites like overstuffed sandwiches and wraps, burgers and cheesesteaks and Bloomsburg’s own fresh bagels. No time to sit and eat? No Problem! Freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, and made from scratch soups are all ready to grab and go. Husky Lounge is open until midnight daily to feed those late night cravings.

For more information visit Bloomsburg University Dining Services.

https://reservations.bloomu.edu/emswebapp/

Bloomsburg University's Campus Reservations System is based on Dean Evans and Associates' Event Management Systems (EMS) software. Students, faculty, and staff use EMS to search for available facilities throughout campus and submit an electronic reservation or request for space for meetings, conferences, projects, and other events.

In some cases, EMS also provides equipment and staffing resource allocation as well as invoice calculation. EMS has been in use by the Student Activities office since 2007 and was expanded to include facilities scheduling for the entire campus in 2014. Work to improve its functionality will continue indefinitely. We will use these pages to let you know about new developments and link you to useful resources.

If you have scheduled your event via Bloomsburg University's online reservations system, and your event is in a CONFIRMED status, then your event should automatically appear on Master Calendar under the appropriate office or department. New event information is refreshed every 30 minutes.

Note for Reservations

  • Some locations require Maintenance Work Orders (MWOs) for furniture setup and additional services.
  • Academic building and room hours are subject to University openings and vacation schedules.

What Information do I need in order to request space for an event or location?

Reservation information:

  1. Event name
  2. Event day(s)
  3. Length of event(s) or session(s). How long is your event or specific sessions?
  4. Times of events
    • What time do your desired buildings open? Do you need pre-opening access? Are the buildings available for an early opening?
    • What time is the event ACTUALLY starting? When does the performance or speaker actually begin?
    • What time is the event ACTUALLY ending? When are all attendees dismissed for the day? Will this be a late closing, or closing after the regular hours of your desired buildings or locations?
    • Are you opening doors at a certain time to allow public access to buildings, but keeping the main gathering areas closed until a certain time (i.e. Doors / House Open)?
  5. Rain locations. These are separate indoor locations that would replace outdoor locations in the event of inclement weather (Requires a separate reservation request).
  6. Rehearsal, sound/technical check times. Do performers or presenters need rehearsal time, or pre-event sound/technical checks with facility personnel in order to ensure a correctly working setup? IMPORTANT! The facility technical personnel or manager may require performers or presenters to be present for rehearsals, sound checks or technology checks in order to avoid complications
  7. Guests
    • How many total?
    • How many attendees or audience members in each room (session sizes)?
    • Do your attendees or presenters need wireless bloomu-open (guest) network access ?
    • Will there be distinguished guests attending? Are these distinguished guests accompanied by a spouse, bodyguard, or entourage? Will these distinguished guests require special circumstances, such as a BU security presence?
    • Lodging?
    • Do presenters need extra time to set up? Do they have special requests or special requirements?
    • Contractual requests (riders) for speakers/presenters, performers, bands, DJs, video or audio recording of presenters? IMPORTANT! Persons requesting the space, location, or facility for the purposes of hosting an event are not authorized to agree to contractual obligations for that facility. Only the facility scheduler or appropriate manager are authorized to agree to contractual obligations for that (and each separate) facility.
    • Service animals or handicapped persons
    • Transportation and shuttle services; Shuttle Bus Schedule
  8. Agenda for each day and reserved location of the event
  9. Equipment
    • Technology for presentations or key activities for each reserved location of the event
    • Special lighting
    • Furnishings for each reserved location of the event – Staging, podiums, chairs, tables
    • Access to electricity. What type of equipment will people be bringing and does that require more electricity than a normal 120V/15-20Amp standard wall receptacle? (see bands, DJs, and performers under Guests)
  10. Forms and Guidelines
    • BU Policy 2410
    • Fundraising
    • Insurance requirements
    • Student Organized events

Outdoor Events Requests

Allow up to two weeks for the approval process to be completed. Do not sign contracts or publicize any event before receiving approval.

Any event using a grill or open flame MUST pick up a fire extinguisher from the University Police, which is free of charge. The extinguisher must be returned after the event.

Contact Facilities Scheduling at facsched@bloomu.edu or 389-4277 with questions about Outdoor Event Requests.

The following restrictions apply to outdoor musical events

Musical events cannot take place when they will disrupt academic classes or scheduled campus programs.

There will be no events during Finals Weeks.

If music at the events exceed the maximum acceptable decibel level, the organization will be asked to bring it down to an acceptable level. If, after one warning, the decibel level rises above the limit, the event may be terminated by an approving authority. In addition, the organization may be required to appear before the Committee on Student Organizations for possible disciplinary action.

Use of electricity from residence hall source

Permission must be obtained from the Director of Housing and Residence Life

What type of equipment will people be bringing and does that require more electricity than a normal 120V/15-20Amp standard wall receptacle?

Use of campus outdoor athletic areas

Athletic area must be reserved via Bloomsburg University’s online reservations system. Contact the Director of Athletic Operations, 389-4371 with questions.

Fundraisers / Service Projects

Fundraiser/Service Project Applications must be submitted on HuskySync at least two weeks prior to the event and must be approved prior to approval of outdoor space requests. Log into HuskySync at https://bloomu.presence.io using your BU username and password. Go to “FORMS”.

EMS Schedulers and Locations

Location(s) Contact Person Phone
BCH Digital Forensics Lab (005) Ashley Bilinski 570-389-4500
Ben Franklin Conf Room (114) Dave Celli 570-389-4882
Ben Franklin Conf Room (211) and Lab (115) Ashley Bilinski 570-389-4500
CEH Audiology Conf Room (301) Karen Diltz 570-389-5384
E&G Classrooms, labs, conference, multipurpose, outdoors (Facilities Scheduling) Renelle Wetzel 570-389-4277
ERH Residence Life Conference Rooms (114, 117) Mary Prout 570-389-4087
Greenly Center Facilities Jennifer Williams 570-389-4004
HSC COST Conf. Room (G03) Shannon Yarnell 570-389-5333
HSC Biology Lab/Conf. Room (178) Amy Hettinger 570-389-4400
Kehr Student Union Facilities Kristi Getty 570-389-4715
Library Computer Lab (243) Barb Robbins 570-389-4079
Library Conference Rooms (305, 307) Andira Dodge 570-389-5276
MCHS Communications Studies rooms (1131 & 1230) Nancy Rothermel 570-389-4184
MCHS Nursing Conf. Room (3125) Deb Krum 570-389-4423
Mitrani Hall & Gross Auditorium Abigail Manns 570-389-4653
Monty’s Facilities Kristi Getty 570-389-4715
Nelson Field House, Athletic Fields and Facilities Eric McCabe 570-389-3907
Residence Hall Lobbies & JKA Center Amy Cunningham 570-389-4966
Scranton Commons University Room Andira Dodge 570-389-5276
Student Recreation Center, Facilities and Fields Jen White 570-389-4190
Sutliff Hall COB rooms (114, 253, 256, 257, 348, 377) Renelle Wetzel 570-389-4277
Sutliff Hall Finance Computer Lab (123), Nicholas J Giuffre Center (349) Brooke Faus 570-389-5322
Sutliff Hall Lobbies Renelle Wetzel 570-389-4277

Use of campus bulletin boards

  • All flyers and signs require approval from the Building Manager (unless noted otherwise) in each building across campus.
  • All signs must be attached to bulletin boards or other designated areas and are not to be hung on walls.
  • Signs displayed on all campus bulletin boards are restricted to a maximum size of 17"x 23". Signs may not be displayed on the outside of any buildings.
  • For Kehr Student Union, fliers requested for posting must first be approved and stamped by staff at the Welcome Desk.
  • For residence halls and apartments, fliers requested to be posted on bulletin boards are subject to the approval of Housing and Residence Life in Elwell Hall.

Digital Signage

Digital signage is available in various locations throughout campus. BU branded templates are available and may be used for digital messaging.

Digital Signage Contacts

Location(s) Contact Person Phone Email
Admissions Betty Noviello 2879 bnoviell@bloomu.edu
Alumni and Professional Development Michael Babb 4066 mbabb@bloomu.edu
Andruss Bill Barnes 2813 wbarnes@bloomu.edu
Ben Franklin Building Dave Celli 4882 dcelli@bloomu.edu
Carver Hall Christa Lamoreaux 4526 clamoreaux@bloomu.edu
COB Tanya Zanoline 5298 tzanoline@bloomu.edu
COE Pam Badolato 4005 pbadolat@bloomu.edu
COLA Joyce Bielen 4811 jbielen@bloomu.edu
Comm Studies Rachel Shaffer 4184 rshaffer@bloomu.edu
COST Angela Ciucci 5333 aciucci@bloomu.edu
Dean of Students Michelle Makar 4304 mmakar@bloomu.edu
Greenly Lobbies Candy Ryan 4865 cryan@bloomu.edu
Haas - Main Lobby Abigail Manns 4653 amanns@bloomu.edu
Haas - Music Steve Clickard 4286 sclickar@bloomu.edu
Kehr Student Union Ken Dunlap 2812 kdunlap@bloomu.edu
Nelson Field House Dave Leisering 4413 dleisering@bloomu.edu
Residence Halls Jason Jeremiah 5396 jjeremia@bloomu.edu

Duties of Governing Board

  1. The Governing Board shall be responsible for devising various policies which are essential for an efficient and effective operation of the university student union. The policies devised by the board are subject to the approval of the Community Government Association (CGA) and the Associate Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life.
  2. The Governing Board shall be responsible for approving the annual operating budget for the Kehr Student Union.
  3. The Governing Board shall review and recommend changes, if deemed necessary, in the annual program budget submitted by the Program Board.
  4. The Governing Board shall review and approve/deny all requests for the purchase of equipment exceeding amounts prescribed by CGA policies.
  5. The Governing Board shall review existing programs and services offered by the university student union. Similarly, it shall recommend implementation of proposed programs and services.

Membership of Governing Board

The Kehr Student Union Governing Board is comprised of a variety of student leaders from around campus who are involved in student life including representatives from Community Government Association (CGA), Program Board, Kehr Union Operations and Student Involvement (KUOSI), and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Representatives from the university faculty, staff and alumni are also included within the board. The advisor is the Associate Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life.