News and Events


COLA Symposium

The College of Liberal Arts Symposium will be Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The conference offers students information about what COLA has to offer through two days of panels and workshops focused upon alumni engagement and professional development. Key speakers include: Jake Baigis: “You do what?: Arenas, Airports and Tour Buses – A Touring Life with WWE"; Alexander Selimov: “The Importance of Language Learning in the Context of Personal and Professional Development,"; Lonnie Athens: “The Enlarged Violentization Process: The New Fifth Stage,"; and Jack McCallum: “Reaching the Pinnacle of the Sports Writing Profession: A One-On-One with Sports Illustrated’s Jack McCallum."

College of Liberal Arts Symposium

Pathways in Science and Technology

Pathways in Science and Technology is an annual event where students are exposed to many different career opportunities, as well as a great opportunity to interact with alumni working in science and technology. The program includes discipline-specific panels, business and graduate program tables, and a free networking lunch. Pathways provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to network with alumni working in prospective career fields. Pathways is also an opportune time for freshmen and sophomores to gain insight into how to make the most of their college experience and prepare for post-grad life.

Pathways in Science and Technology

The only HalloweenTown in PA

Primary Royalty Elections begin today. You may vote online from 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Homecoming Committee will be on the SSC patio on Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with laptop computers if you wish to vote there. The Top 5 Royalty Candidates will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the SSC patio at 11:50 a.m.

Final Royalty Elections will be held online from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. You must have earned at least 30 credits to be able to vote in the royalty elections. Spirit week giveaways will be handed out on the SSC patio during voting hours.

Homecoming Court

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

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.

Academic Quad

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



Wai Kwan Lau

Wai Kwan Lau, Ph.D., associate professor of management and international business, has her coauthored paper entitled “Remapping the construct of paternalistic leadership” accepted for publication in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal (LODJ). Published by Emerald Publishing, LODJ is among leading journals in leadership and organization development with a 2018 Impact Factor of 1.462 (2018 Journal Citation Reports).


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.