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Allentown schools guaranteed admission agreement signed

The Allentown School District (ASD) is excited to announce an expanded partnership with Bloomsburg University (BU) that will guarantee admission to qualifying students of ASD’s Class of 2020 and beyond.

“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of the partnership that began last year at Dieruff High School known as the ‘Husky to Husky’ pipeline,” said Thomas Parker, Superintendent of the Allentown School District. “Bloomsburg University is now poised to give all ASD graduates, be they a husky, a phoenix or a canary, a chance to become a part of the BU family.”

Allentown School District Partnership

Annual powder-puff tourney scores big once again

It was another successful year for Sigma Sigma Sigma’s annual powder-puff football tournament held at Bloomsburg University’s Redman Stadium. Now in its fifth year, the popular fundraiser raised more than $1,200 this fall and roughly $6,000 overall to benefit the Robbie Page Memorial Fund.

“The best part was seeing how much fun everyone had playing and knowing it was all going toward a great cause,” said Mackenzie Lesko, this year’s Tri Sigma philanthropy chair. A vast majority of the sororities played this year, according to Lesko, adding that many BU fraternity brothers traditionally chip in as coaches. This year, several Huskies football players also helped coach.

Tri Sigma Powder-Puff Tourney

Phi Sigma Sigma plays key role in Children’s Museum fundraiser

It started with an internship, which led to a successful gala. Hopes are it becomes a tradition. Nearly 40 sisters of Bloomsburg University’s Phi Sigma Sigma sorority recently volunteered to help with the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum fall gala.. The sisters spent the day decorating, preparing, serving food, and cleaning up after the event.

“It’s important to be connected to the Bloomsburg community, because it’s crucial to give back to the community in which you live in,” said Ashley Rome, president of Phi Sigma Sigma. “The women at the Children’s Museum are nothing shy of incredible. They deeply care about their community, and it shows in the amount of time and effort they put into everything they do there.”

Phi Sigma Sigma

Gift establishes the Diehl Center for Law School Preparation

Bloomsburg University students pursuing law school will soon have a place on campus to assist them with the process thanks to a $1,500,000 gift. The Diehl Center for Law School Preparation will be a resource for all students considering law school, as well as faculty advising interested students. In addition, BU is also collaborating to develop new 3+3 agreements with Penn State University and University of Pittsburgh law schools, as well as with Widener Commonwealth Law School and Widener Delaware Law School.

“This gift will benefit students across several colleges who are interested in pursuing a career in law and will give our students a distinct advantage as they navigate the law school preparation and application process," said BU President Bashar Hanna.

Bloomsburg University

Digital forensics majors identified as new cyber talent

Four digital forensics majors now have their eyes set on working for the Department of Defense as a result of earning a DoD Cyber Scholarship for this school year. Each cyber scholar receives full tuition, fees, a book allowance, and a stipend for living expense in exchange for civilian service at a DoD Agency upon graduation.

“We’re very proud of our digital forensics curriculum and the students we educate,” said Curt Jones, chairman of the mathematical and digital sciences department. “These scholarships are the result of these students’ ability and education provided by our professors. They’re only possible because of our designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education that Dr. Barrett obtained for us.”

 DoD Cyber Scholarship

U.S. News & World Report lists BU among the best

Bloomsburg University is again ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Colleges guide. Bloomsburg is ranked (tied) for 37th in Regional Public Universities in the North and is tied for 113th overall in Regional Universities in North (both public and private) which is up four places from last year. Additionally, BU’s business program in the Zeigler College of Business ranks among the top 500 programs in the country.

“This latest ranking by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff,” President Bashar Hanna said. “The credit goes to them, and most importantly to our high-achieving students who are determined to achieve even more.”

U.S. News & World Report

BU among nation’s best according to Forbes and Money rankings

Bloomsburg University is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities by both Forbes’ Top Colleges in 2019, which features the top 15 percent of the more than 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S, and Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money in 2019 BU has also been ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North for 2019 by College Consensus.com.

In Forbes, Bloomsburg is ranked sixth among public institutions in the state of Pennsylvania. The rankings were based on alumni salary; student satisfaction; the percentage of student debt; American leaders; on-time graduation rates and academic success. The Money Magazine ranking was based on multiple criteria.

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Campus Construction Activity

The attached campus maps show the facilities planning and construction project sites for 2019. The intent of the general map is to identify the locations and dates of areas that will be affected, as well as note a brief project description. As always, some projects will affect pedestrian and vehicular movements more than others. Several of the projects shown are current construction projects that will be ongoing in 2019.

Campus Construction

 

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Patricia Beyer

Patricia Beyer, associate professor of environmental, geographical, and geological sciences, was recently elected secretary of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers. MSAAG is the regional subdivision of the national Association of American Geographers which represents geographers and their departments in PA, NY, NJ, DE, and Puerto Rico. Her election means that she will become president of that organization in two years and that Bloomsburg University will host the Annual Meeting of this organization during that time.

Conrad Quintyn

Conrad Quintyn, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, recently published a paper titled: Quintyn, C.B. Three High Profile Genus Homo Discoveries in the Early 21st Century and the Continuing Complexities of Species Designation: A Review—Parts I and 2 published in Sociology and Anthropology 7(6): 265-288. Identifying fossils at the genus level is suggested to reduce the specificity needed in species identification.