News and Events

Trustees approve professional sales and marketing major

BU’s Council of Trustees approved a new major in professional sales and marketing at its recent quarterly meeting. The new major in the Zeigler College of Business will need approval from the PASSHE Board of Governors before it’s offered. The professional sales and marketing major builds upon BU’s professional sales specialization in the marketing major.

The sales program — the only one offered in the State System — prepares students in the art and science of professional selling so upon graduation they may be an immediate contributor toward the improvement of shareholder value of any and all organizations that invite them aboard.

Zeigler College of Business

Pre-med major interns in Kenya thanks to PEG award

Allison Sowers developed a deeper understanding of herself and the world she lives in during a recent internship with International Medical Aid (IMA) in Mombasa, Kenya. Sowers, a biology and pre-medical sciences major, spent three weeks in Kenya working with IMA at the Coast Provincial General Hospital.

“My biggest take away from going there might sound cliché, but the IMA internship taught me that heart is more important than privilege, resources, or money,” Sowers said. “My time in Mombasa allowed me to experience Kenya’s healthcare system firsthand and opened my eyes to how underprivileged the public hospitals are in that country. According to IMA, the Kenyan government spends only 24 USD on health care per capita, and only 4.6 percent of the GDP goes towards health expenditures.”

Pre-Med Internship

BU establishes new Honors College

A newly created Honors College at Bloomsburg University — effective Monday, July 1 — will launch this summer to significantly enrich the educational and collegiate experiences for high-potential and high-achieving students.

“Our honors experience has been essential to making Bloomsburg University a destination for the most promising students in our region and beyond,” President Bashar W. Hanna said. “With its emphasis on research, scholarship, civic engagement and leadership development, the new Honors College is a testament to our commitment to developing today’s best and brightest students into tomorrow’s leaders.”

Honors College

Small group learning leads to big lessons

Though the groups were small, the impact was big — for both the Bloomsburg University education majors and Benton middle school students. A class of soon-to-be student teachers spent an afternoon this spring leading small group interactive learning activities with several Benton seventh graders, teaching them some helpful reading strategies to use across subject areas.

“Students have so much potential, but sometimes it takes a very special teacher to show them how great they can be,” Taylor Prehotsky said. “I’ve always wanted to be an educator, and I know that teaching can impact the lives of so many bright young minds. Bloomsburg has taught me I’ve chosen the perfect career path."

Middle Level Education

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


Faculty Scholarship

Kurt Smith

Kurt Smith, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, was recently interviewed by publisher Charles Carlini, a follow up to publishing a book on Descartes, titled Simply Descartes. The book is part of a larger series that focuses on cultural and intellectual giants. Books in the series are geared for the general reader. The hardcopy of the book was released this month — in line with books in the series, they start off as an ebook and then appear in hardcopy form a few months after launch.