Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artists Series received $15,000 in grants and allocations from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in support of programming for the 2016-2017 season, which includes a new film series. The grants are:
Gabrielle Meister couldn’t wait to be in front of a classroom.
It was part of her driving passion to become a teacher. After three years of lectures and observing classrooms, this Bloomsburg University early childhood and special education major decided enough was enough. This summer, it was time for her to teach.
Meister was among 22 education majors to participate in the three-week Milton Teaching Practicum in the Milton Area School District. It’s one of five practicum options College of Education students can choose from to get classroom experience prior to student teaching.
“When you’re first getting up in front of the classroom — even as young as kindergarten — you get very nervous,” Meister says. “The first time it was nerve-racking. By the third time, I got better at it. I’m now 100 percent more comfortable heading (forward). Student teaching is going to be amazing.”
Women's tennis player Catherine Garrity, a junior business management major and marketing minor, is doing an internship this summer with the Olympus Corporation of the Americas as a project manager in its information technology department.
"This internship has taught me so many things from the project management IT side of a corporate company, as well as the social corporate responsibility side of a company," Garrity says. "Interning at Olympus has been an amazing experience, and I would be honored to work for such a well-respected, experienced, and considerate company when I graduate from BU."