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History professor appears on TLC show
Jeanette Keith, professor of history, appeared on the Sept. 10 episode of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are” featuring Emmy-winning actor Jim Parsons of TV’s “The Big Bang Theory.” The documentary-style series pairs celebrities with history experts to discover their ancestral roots. Keith helped Parsons research details of his ancestors in Louisiana, identifying a forefather as a doctor who treated victims of Yellow Fever.
BU ranks highly on several top colleges lists
This summer, Bloomsburg University was ranked on several lists of top colleges for both Pennsylvania and the United States.
BU was featured on Washington Monthly’s 2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings, a national list of schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. BU ranked 113th out of 1,572 schools in Washington Monthly’s broader rankings.
Online College Database, which uses data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, ranked BU 3rd on its list of top PA Colleges for Future Service members, which includes non-profit, four-year colleges that offer at least two ROTC programs on campus and charge less than $20,000 yearly tuition.
Affordable Colleges Online ranked BU 36th out of 81 Pennsylvania schools on its list of Top Colleges for Return on Investment, which takes into account low net costs and high lifetime earnings.
Alumnus hailed a hero
Police hailed as heroes two men who helped subdue a gunman who opened fire at a Ross Township municipal meeting Monday night (Aug. 5). And one of which is a Bloomsburg University alumnus.
"The individuals who are truly heroic in their actions have undoubtedly saved the lives of the individuals who were in attendance at the township meeting (Monday) night are Bernie Kozen and Mark Kresh," state police Capt. Edward C. Hoke said. Kresh helped Kozen (Class of 1979 and Beta Sigma Delta member) after he tackled accused gunman Rockne Newell to the floor. Police said Newell was firing rounds from a handgun as Kresh threw himself into the fracas.