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Friday, March 7, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Husky Student Leadership Conference
BU's Office of Alumni Engagement, Center for Leadership and Engagement (CLE) and Community Government Association (CGA) are hosting the 7th Annual Husky Student Leadership Conference this weekend, a free day-long conference presented by alumni, faculty, staff, and student leaders. This conference is a great opportunity for participants to network and gain knowledge of core leadership and life skill sets whether they are currently a leader on campus or aspiring to be one.
Conference is set for Saturday, March 8, in the KUB and includes a continental breakfast, leadership luncheon, educational leadership certification workshops, alumni and leader panels, mock interviews and a Student Involvement Resource Fair.
Tracy Nilles ’90, vice president of Corporate Relations for United Way Worldwide, will be the keynote speaker. Nilles was a three-sport athlete at BU (softball, basketball, field hockey), an Orientation Workshop Leader and a Chi Sigma Rho sister. She represents what this conference is all about.
Bringing former student leaders and current student leaders together to make the undergraduate leadership experience at BU even stronger and to help students realize the importance of leadership skills and experiences as they transition from students to alumni and begin their professional careers. #ProfessionalU
Notable Alumni Presenters
- Rick Rogers ’77, Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS. He was a baseball player at BU
- Mark Kehoe ’86, CEO of Brightside Academy. He was a Phi Sigma Xi brother
- Juli Miller ’92, Vice President of Global Business Insights at Johnson & Johnson. She was an Alpha Sigma Tau
- Paul Kappel ’89, President of Junior Achievement of Delaware County. He was a Resident Advisor, now known as a Community Assistant
- Angela Hummel ’95, Vice President of Human Resources, Evangelical Community Hospital
FOCUS ministry helps to welcome arrival of daylight savings
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, March 9, at 4 p.m. in the KUB Multicultural Center. Don’t forget to “spring forward” at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 9, for daylight saving time. If you would like to take part in the program please contact Marcei Woods at 570-389-4091 for details.
Act 101/EOP students rewarded for academic success
Melissa Cheese, interim director of BU’s Act 101/Educational Opportunity Program, recently rewarded Act 101/EOP students who are in good academic standing with strong leadership skills by taking them on a bus trip to Hershey.
Nearly 30 students were treated to dinner, the Broadway musical Sister Act, and a visit to area attractions such as Hershey’s Chocolate World and the Hershey Outlets.
Kudos to Glorinette Calderon, Jeremy Carrington, Mary Carrington, Naiomi Cayo Nelson, Kahdeejah Cook, Olivia Corner, Nam Dang, Raijene Dreuitt, Deborah Flippen, Brianna Johns, David Johnson, Daniel Mason, Alonna Mayo, Tyneshia McNeil, Shirley Neequaye, Sang Nguyen, Breanna Nicholson, Christopher Patterson, Sheila Pica, Mya Pipkin, Jha-Keara Porter, Simone Rhoads, Farida Saka, Justin Mcleod, Mike St. John, Octavia Williams and Jahkere Wilson. #HuskyUnleashed
Campus Announcements: What you need to know!
Frozen — showing Wednesday, March 5, Friday, March 7, and Sunday, March 9 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Kehr Union Hideaway. Free admission with BU student ID. All others $1.
Professional U Workshops — Students are invited to a Professional U workshop on Wednesday, March 5, to learn how to develop their electronic portfolio. The average student produces an abundance of artifacts and examples of their work throughout the undergraduate experience. This workshop will help you determine which items you should keep and the best way to display your work to potential employers. Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Audiology Thesis Defense — Cory Surridge will be presenting his thesis defense, “Infection Control Practice in Different Audiological Facilities: A Nationwide Survey” on March 6 at 10 a.m. in Centennial Hall 301. The campus community is invited to attend.
Pancakes+Karaoke=Pankaroke — Thursday, March 6, 9 p.m. in the Kehr Union Fireside Lounge. Free for BU students with valid ID, $3 for guests.
Sports Medicine Association — will be hosting Dr. Daniel Feldmann, chief Sports Medicine Doctor and Orthopedic Surgeon at Geisinger, for its next meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Nelson Field House 229. Dr. Feldmann will be presenting on rotator cuff surgery and rehab. All are welcome to attend!
Professional U Workshops — Students are strongly encouraged to attend a Financial Literacy Workshop on Monday, March 17, at 5:00 p.m. at the Alumni House. Representatives from PSECU and Liberty Mutual will cover topics including: Budgeting, Insurance & Liability Coverage, Building Healthy Credit, Identity Theft and more. Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Help Plan Concerts — Be a part of the Bloomsburg Student Concert Committee of CGA. Applications are available at the Kehr Union Main Desk. Completed applications must be returned by March 24 at 10 p.m.
Earn Extra Cash— by delivering newspapers for The Voice across campus. The Voice is looking for a circulation director to deliver papers this semester. Must be free between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Pay is $20 per week to do main campus and upper campus. Car needed for upper campus deliveries. Job may be split between two people at $10 each or done by a single person for $20 per week. If interested, contact editor in chief Gabby Vielhauer at email@example.com.
NYC Bus Trip — Saturday, March 8. Departs BU Hospital Lot 7 a.m., departs NYC 8 p.m. Sign up in Student Activities Office. $30 with BU student ID and paid Spring ’14 Community Activity fee, $35 for guest.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — showing Wednesday, March 12, Wednesday March 26, Friday, March 28, and Sunday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Kehr Union Hideaway. Free admission with BU ID. All others $1.
Spring Break in Niagara Falls and Canada — Register in the Student Activities Office, KUB 350. Deadline to sign up is March 3 at 4 p.m. Includes coach bus transportation and lodging at Hostelling International Toronto and Canadiana Backpackers Inn. Passport or passport card is required for travel between Canada and U.S. $198 with BU student ID and paid Spring ‘14 Community Activity Fee; $228 with BU student ID only and guests of BU students.
Washington D.C. Bus Trip — Sunday, March 30. Departs BU Hospital lot at 6 a.m. Departs D.C. at 6 p.m. $30 per person with BU student ID and paid Spring ’14 Activity fee. $35 for those with BU student ID only and guests. Sign up in Student Activities Office. Sign up for optional D.C. photo scavenger hunt (teams of 2-5), top prize $100 in Husky Gold.
Cheerleading Tryouts — will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Centennial Gymnasium 140, as well as Sunday, April 6, from 8 to 11 a.m. Any questions can be answered by the cheerleading advisor, Heather Yohnke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siblings and Children’s Weekend — April 4 through 6. Friday, April 4, Registration, Balloon Sculptures, Photo Booth, Magician Adam Trent, Movies: Toy Story and Monsters University. Saturday, April 5, Pankaraoke, Carnival on the Quad, Movies, Bingo, and Prize Drawings. Siblings are allowed to stay with you or someone else in a residence hall as long as they are registered. Parents are also invited.
Audiology Thesis Defense — Courtney A. Van Doren a doctoral student in the department of Audiology and Speech Pathology will be presenting her thesis defense, “Effect of an additional visual stimulus on the perception of verticality utilizing subjective visual vertical testing,” on Monday, April 7, at 9 p.m. in Centennial Hall 301. The university community is welcome to attend.
Krewella — Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m., in the Nelson Field House. BU student presale March 11-13, $25, must have valid BU ID, 2 tickets per ID, 4 ID maximum per student. Friday, March 13 student price increases to $35, public tickets are $40. All tickets are general admission. There is a $3 per ticket convenience fee for credit card orders.
Pre-Med March Madness
Bloomsburg University's Pre-Professional Committee is holding several workshops for students interested in applying to professional schools in medical fields? Sophomores and juniors who are interested in careers in various medically-related professions (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, dentistry, etc.) are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Med March Madness workshops to be held at 5 p.m. at ABLE in the Columbia Living Learning Community Room on ...
- Monday, March 3 — The Application Process. The Pre-Professional Advisory Committee will guide you through the rigors of applying to professional schools, including AMCAS and AADSAS. Students will share their experiences with the admissions process.
- Monday, March 10 — Creating an Appropriate Resume. Sure you have a resume, but is it appropriate for your application? Come to this workshop with a print-out of your resume for break-out sessions of peer and advisor review. It is OK if the resume is kind of rough. Sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.
- Monday, March 24 — Telling Your Story in the Personal Statement. Writing about yourself is probably the most difficult part of the application. For that reason, applicants tend to procrastinate in writing this important document. Come to this workshop with a printed rough draft of your personal statement, or at least some ideas on paper for break-out sessions of peer and advisor review. Juniors are especially encouraged to come.
Alpha Chi Rho teams with military to educate
Alpha Chi Rho and the National Guard presented a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program recently to more than 120 members and leaders of Greek Life. The program, helped led by alumna SSG Karisa L. Marchlinsk, was designed to raise awareness of the far-reaching consequences of such substances can have on a college student’s future. It covered:
- Why it's so hard to avoid
- Effect of drugs and alcohol
- Alternatives for a healthy lifestyle
In addition, the program provided tips for students who want to enjoy their college experience without getting off track due to excessive partying. The program also covered signs of abuse so students could be proactive and helpful if faced with such situations of overuse and abuse. #SenseOfCommunity #HuskyUnleashed
NSSE Survey seeks opinions of BU freshmen, seniors
Each member of Bloomsburg University’s first-year and senior classes is invited to share opinions about his or her experiences at BU by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). According to Sheila Dove Jones, assistant vice president for planning and assessment, answers to the online survey will reveal students’ views on the quality of their education and their level of involvement in activities outside of the classroom. Results will be used to improve the undergraduate experience and as a baseline measurement for BU’s general education requirements.
Jones said several email messages containing a link to the survey will be sent to BU’s freshmen and seniors in February and March. She encourages students to respond by April 14. In appreciation for their participation, students who complete the survey by April 14 will be entered automatically into a random drawing to win one of two Amazon gift cards valued at $150, one of four Amazon gift cards valued at $100, one of two Amazon gift cards valued at $50 or one of 78 Bloomsburg University insignia prizes worth $5 to $30. A student’s chances of winning depends on how many students complete the survey; the last time this survey was administered about 623 students responded. Based on this estimate, the odds of winning are 1 in 7. The Web version of the survey is available at nssesurvey.org.
“All student responses are valuable for helping us compare the experiences they report with those of students at hundreds of other colleges and universities,” Jones said. “The results will also indicate important trends in undergraduate education. More voices will make the results more valid.” Approximately 4,300 BU students have been invited to participate. A total of 568 U.S. colleges and universities and 335,000 first-year students and seniors participated in the 2013 survey. For more information, contact Jones at 570-389-4027 or email@example.com. To learn more about NSSE, visit nsse.iub.edu.
Students gain new perspective of American manufacturing future
Bloomsburg University’s APICS and PBL Chapters proudly hosted Ronn Cort, president of KYDEX LLC, for a presentation on “The Future of American Manufacturing.” Members of the professional NEPA APICS chapter and employees from Autoneum and KYDEX also attended the event, which included a welcoming reception prior to the presentation.
Approximately 165 students attended the lecture, which focused on the potential for an American manufacturing resurgence. Multiple factors for this resurgence were explored, including access to cheaper energy to run factories, cheaper local raw materials such as oil and gas-based feedstocks, increased cost of transportation, and narrowed wage differentials.
Cort emphasized that the primary constraining factor in the next decade will be finding highly skilled employees at all levels of manufacturing organizations. This poignantly highlighted the good work we are doing developing passion, knowledge, and skills in the supply chain field. #CollaborativeLearning
Forensics Team among the best at recent Wilkes tournament
BU’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team recently placed third out of 10 schools at the CFA Harold Cox Speech and Debate Tournament at Wilkes University. All five of the BU student competitors won speaking awards.
- Joshua Hooks - first, Impromptu Speaking
- Arrista Voorhees second, Communication Analysis; fourth, informative Speaking; seventh, impromptu Speaking Jayleen Alvarado: sixth, Persuasive speaking; sixth, Informative Speaking; fifth, Dramatic Duo with Anna Scott
- Anna Scott - fifth, Persuasive Speaking , fifth, Dramatic Duo with Jayleen Alvarado
- John Munchel – third, Single Dramatic Interpretation, fourth, Extemporaneous Speaking, sixth, Impromptu Speaking
- Harry C. “Neil” Strine, Director of Forensics, served as a Speech and Debate Judge and ran the Extemporaneous Speaking Preparation room at the tournament.
(L-R) Neil Strine, Arrista Voorhees, Anna Scott, John Munchel, Jayleen Alvarado and Joshua Hooks. The Forensics Team will compete next at the Pennsylvania State Forensics Championships hosted by Bloomsburg University this weekend. The team is funded by the Community Government Association and is open to all university students. The team meets every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Bakeless 202. No prior experience is necessary to join the team. #HuskyUnleashed #CoCurricularLearning
Now THIS is an excellent internship opportunity
Bloomsburg University is now seeking applicants for The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program for the Fall 2014. If you have an interest in any aspect of state government and can make a semester in Harrisburg part of your academic program, we encourage you to compete for this opportunity. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 14.
Each applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and have earned at least 45 undergraduate credit hours at the time of application for placement during the junior or senior year. THIS welcomes students with any academic major. Every effort is made to tailor the student’s internship placement to the academic major.
The selected student will earn a total of 15 semester credit hours for the internship experience. Nine credit hours are for the internship placement experience, three credit hours for completing an individualized directed project involving substantial research and analysis, and three credit hours are earned for participation in a weekly, rigorous seminar.
Building a sense of community
From fundraisers for worthy causes, playground cleanups and home repairs for those in need, Bloomsburg University contributes roughly 68,000 hours of service every year, with an estimated value of $1.4 million. Many of those hours come from activities coordinated through student groups and organizations, such as Greek Life and the Community Government Association, and another 15,000 hours come from academic classes in which students work with various nonprofit agencies.
BU’s SOLVE (Students Organized to Learn through Volunteerism and Employment ) office also organizes some of the charitable efforts and serves as a resource to connect students with organizations that need their help. The annual Empty Bowls Banquet, where donated gourmet soups are sold to raise money for the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard, and the National Day of Service are good examples of SOLVE’s organized activities
“For the past four years in a row, Bloomsburg has been named in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the amount of community service we do,” says Tim Pelton, civic engagement coordinator. “I think our students learn important lessons in improving quality of life. They see the difference they can make.” #SenseOfCommunity #GetInvolved
Let’s get involved!
- The Big Event … will be held on Saturday, March 29, coordinated by the Community Government Association.
- Relay for Life … will begin on Saturday, April 5, coordinated by Colleges Against Cancer.
- Campus Blood Drive … will return on April 16, from 1 to 7 p.m., coordinated by the BU American Red Cross Club.
Spring 2014 Undergraduate Commencement
In an effort to benefit students, their families, and the campus community, BU will hold three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, on the Academic Quad. If the weather is inclement, we will implement BU’s Rain Plan, moving the ceremonies to Nelson Field House. Students will receive tickets for their guests to use if the Rain Plan is necessary; an announcement will be made by 5 a.m. on May 10 on bloomu.edu and local TV and radio stations if the Rain Plan is implemented.
Three ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, on the Academic Quad:
- 9 a.m. — College of Business and College of Education
- Noon — College of Science and Technology
- 3 p.m. — College of Liberal Arts
Benefits in having three ceremonies include:
- Students may invite more guests for an outside ceremony
- We are able to offer a larger number of tickets to each student for use in the event of rain
- A ceremony that runs no more than 90 minutes, considerably shorter than previous ceremonies
Faculty may attend all ceremonies but are encouraged to attend the ceremony for their particular College. For more information regarding the ceremonies or the Rain Plan please visit bloomu.edu/graduation.