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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

Dedication of the SEKISUI Professional Experience Lab

In front of packed room at the Greenly Center, Bloomsburg University dedicated its new SEKISUI Professional Experience Lab (PEL) on Thursday afternoon. Remarks were offered by the Honorable Mary Jane Bowes, chair of the Bloomsburg University Council of Trustees, BU President Bashar Hanna, Ian Moran, president of SEKISUI America, and Ronn Cort, COO and president of SEKISUI SPI. Erik Evans, vice president for advancement at BU, served as the host.

Hanna thanked SEKISUI for its commitment. “On behalf of everyone at BU I want to say thank you to Ian Moran and Ronn Cort for their commitment to support of our students through this exciting new partnership with Bloomsburg University. With this Professional Experience Lab, you are in turn committing to the same priority we have every day: preparing our students for success during and after their years at Bloomsburg.”

SEKISUI Professional Experience Lab

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

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.

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Kathy Kollar-Valovage, Ed.D., test center coordinator, presented an educational session, “Perceptions of Online Proctoring” at the National College Testing Association (NCTA) conference in August 2019. Kollar-Valovage also serves as a test center certification Advisor for the NCTA’s Test Center Certification Committee where she works with other test centers across the nation through their application and materials review for national test center certification.