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Keeping up-to-date on the Novel Coronavirus

Please know that Bloomsburg University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time. Due to public health concerns, we caution the university community about sharing information that has not been confirmed or disseminated by BU’s official communication channels.

The following is provided to the BU community based on current updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and guidance from the American College Health Association — Student Health Services providers are informed and prepared to test, report and respond as required based on established protocols by the CDC and World Health Organization. Any concerns will be reported to the Columbia County Health Department for additional guidance on infection control.

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Spring Break conductor project

During spring break, March 9 to 16, large copper conductors will be installed along Swisher Circle and 2nd Street. A portion of 2nd Street and Swisher Circle will be closed so that the conductors can be laid out in the road before pulling them thru the underground conduits.

Spring Break Construction

Celebrating diversity through the ‘Faces of Access and Success’

BU's Office of Access and Success is presenting “Faces of Access and Success” featuring the photography of students Hamier Booker and Tirazahinna (Tu Tu) Parker, along with John Wardigo, instructor of academic enrichment, in “The Spot,” located in SSC 22. Featuring over 45 original photographs, the exhibition highlights the students of BU’s Act 101, Board of Governors and Emerging Scholars programs.

“Many students who are served by my office feel like they're invisible, both on campus and sometimes in the communities in which they come from,” said Ralph E. Godbolt, director of Access and Success. “The photography of Hamier, Tu Tu and John, captures the uniqueness of our students as they go about their daily lives here at BU, as they engage in intensive community service projects in low-income communities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and as they demonstrate hope and resiliency daily.”

Faces of Access and Success

Memorandum of Understanding with Milton Hershey School

Bloomsburg University and the Milton Hershey School have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide focused and sustained support to low-income, first-generation college students from MHS so they can persist and graduate with a degree.

“We're excited to partner with the (MHS) to provide opportunities for its students to matriculate to (BU),” said BU President Bashar W. Hanna. “This program helps BU fulfill its mission of educating the residents of the Commonwealth, and it allows us the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of these hard-working first-generation students. As a ‘first-gen’ myself, I know firsthand the value of a college degree and its extraordinary impact on the student, his or her family, and their future.”

Milton Hershey School Memorandum of Understanding

Accelerated Law Admissions Program entered with Pitt Law

Bloomsburg University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law have entered into an agreement that will allow qualified students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years, saving a full year of time and costs.

“This agreement will benefit our students who are interested in attending law school, giving them a path to save both time and money,” said Diana Rogers-Adkinson, BU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is one of the most respected law schools in the country and has many notable alumni, including the Honorable Mary Jane Bowes, Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Chair of BU’s Council of Trustees."

Accelerated Law Admissions Program

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


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