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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Welcome to campus Class of 2018!
Bloomsburg University’s incoming freshmen start moving onto campus on Monday, Aug. 18, and continue through Friday, Aug. 22, according to their assigned times and residence halls. Most of the upperclassmen begin their return to campus and to town on Friday, Aug. 22, in preparation for the first day of fall classes on Monday, Aug. 25
The campus shuttle service will operate on a special condensed move-in schedule, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., then Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight. Wal-Mart runs will be done Friday and Saturday, starting at 6:30 p.m. to the return at 9:15 p.m.
Welcome Week Activities
- Monday, Aug. 18 — Outdoor Movie: Maleficient, 9 to 11 p.m., on Lycoming Lawn
- Tuesday, Aug. 19 — Taste the Thrills featuring the Big Baller inflatable and Velcro wall, 6 to 10 p.m., on Lycoming Lawn. Plus, free Rita’s water ices!
- Wednesday, Aug. 20 — Community Carnival featuring a PhotoBooth, airbrush tattoos and cotton candy, 6 to 9 p.m., on Lycoming Lawn. Additional features include sand art, Phantom Rock ‘n Roller and a mechanical riding shark.
- Thursday, Aug. 21 — Quest Rock Wall, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., on upper campus across from Nelson Field House. Husky Welcome Spirit Fest where the first 100 Huskies receive free BU gear, 6 to 6:30 p.m., on the Academic Quad. Mocktails and Mayhem, 10 p.m., in KUB Ballroom, followed by Late Night Weiner, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the KUB patio.
- Friday, Aug. 22 — BUSTED Musical Comedy Show, 9 p.m., KUB Ballroom. Late Night Tacos, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., on KUB patio.
- Saturday, Aug. 23 — Student Organization Leaders Retreat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Kehr Union Building. Hypnotist Show, 9 p.m., in Haas Center for the Arts.
- Sunday, Aug. 24 — Activities and Involvement Fair, 3 to 5 p.m., on the Academic Quad.
Campus Announcements: What you need to know!
Activities and Involvement Fair — Get involved! Sunday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., on the Academic Quad. With more than 250 student clubs and organizations, there’s a group just for you — ranging from community service, faith, the arts, business, entertainment and athletics.
NYC Bus Trip — registration begins Monday, Aug. 25, in the Student Activities Office (KUB 350). Bus departs the Hospital Lot on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. and leaves New York City at 8 p.m. Tickets with option for Wicked, the Broadway musical, range from $30 to $100. Contact student activities or @BUProgramBoard for details.
Baltimore Bus Trip — registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Student Activities Office (KUB 350). Bus departs the Hospital Lot at 7 a.m. and leaves Baltimore at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 with BU student ID and paid Fall ’14 C.A. fee; $35 with ID only and for guests.
Open Mic Night — will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the KUB Amphitheatre, 6 p.m. This is an unplugged event, so full bands will be not scheduled. Register at the KUB Main Desk prior to the event.
Get on board with the Program Board! — Help make decisions for campus entertainment. Meet new people and build your resume while doing it. PB’s open meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in KUB Multipurpose-B, 9:15 p.m. Among the committees to join are sound stage, films, bingo/games, dance, public relations, hospitality, travel and special events. Message @BUProgramBoard or call 570-389-4346 for details.
Foam Dance — with DJ, lights and lots of foam on Saturday, Sept. 13, on the Lycoming Lawn from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free for BU students; $3 others. Be prepared, you will get wet! Message @BUProgramBoard for details.
Halloween in Salem/Boston — on this overnight bus trip from Friday, Oct. 31, to Saturday, Nov. 1. Salem, “The Witch City,” will have plenty of Halloween events. Cost, as low as $110, includes two-way coach bus transportation, one night of lodging near Boston and an optional trip into Salem. You’re responsible for securing your own roommates. Message @BUProgramBoard for details.
Health Update: Ebola — BU's Student Health Center is monitoring Ebola Virus Disease notificationsfrom the World Health Organization, CDC and the PA Department of Health on a daily basis. Ebola poses a low risk to the U.S. general population.
New school year welcomes new CGA president
Justine Albright, a senior majoring in public relations and digital forensics, will serve as president of the Community Government Association (CGA) during the 2014-15 academic year. As president, she hopes to further improve communication between students and administrators.
In pursuit of that goal, Albright planned BU’s first “Meet the President,” an event that offered students the opportunity to speak with BU President David Soltz in an informal setting. According to Albright, the Sept. 4, 2013, event was a success, with a continuous stream of students eager to talk to the president for two hours. Questions focused on a variety of topics, including campus life, BU courses and Soltz’s responsibilities as university president.
Albright, who is from Allentown, made her CGA debut as an on-campus senate representative during her freshman year. She served as executive assistant and CGA secretary and in summer 2013 completed an internship in BU’s Office of Student Affairs. There, she learned the internal structure of the university and worked with administrators. It was through her internship that the idea for “Meet the President” was born.
Act 101/EOP looks back at enriching summer
Bloomsburg University’s Act 101/EOP recently completed another productive and enriching summer program, helping more than 250 students — many of whom are first-generation college students — get acclimated to college life and prepared for a successful college experience. Among the courses taken and academic support provided to the students over the past six weeks included reading, algebra, college writing, public speaking, U.S. history, Spanish I, computer skills, mindfulness and college orientation.
Act 101/EOP, coordinated through the Department of Developmental Instruction, provides support and opportunities for success to students traditionally under-represented in higher education. #CoCurricularLearning
Impactful summer for Upward Bound
From team-building exercises with horses to an engaging drug and alcohol panel discussion with local court officials to a children’s activities fair with the community, it was another busy and productive summer for Bloomsburg University’s TRiO Upward Bound Program. It was also a summer of celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the federal grant program and its 37th year on campus.
The program — with the help of a mentoring and support staff of BU students — provides a wide range of services to prepare its participants to succeed in college. They include weekly tutoring, test preparation, college application and financial aid form assistance, cultural enrichment programs, field trips and a summer academic program. #SenseOfCommunity #TRiO50
Bloomsburg well represented at SVURS
With research ranging from face detection and recognition technology to Susquehanna River flooding impact to abdominal aortic aneurism risk factors, the fourth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium recently showcased the work of more than 80 students from Bloomsburg, Bucknell, and Susquehanna universities along with Geisinger Health System.
The symposium, which launched in 2010 with 20 participating students to spotlight summer research work, was held at Geisinger’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research. Of the nearly 90 projects displayed and voted on, more than half were from Bloomsburg undergraduates — many of whom conducted research this summer through URSCA. Undergraduates from all disciplines were invited to present their research that was evaluated in three categories: Clinical and Translational Research, Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering. CCN8-TV Coverage! #CollaborativeLearning
New season of Celebrity Artist Series approaches
Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artist Series kicks off its 29th season this fall with a nine-time Grammy Award winner and ends this spring with a foot-tapping, hand-clapping act known for fusing together 150 years of American music.
CAS’s stellar bookend performances are matched with an entertaining collection of acts in between, featuring the most awarded vocal group in history, a Broadway Tour and select stars from two hit television talent shows.
Featured performers this season include the incomparable Wynton Marsalis, Take 6, stars from So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent (with local talent, Sean Panikkar), the Broadway hit Jekyll and Hyde and the soon to be Broadway sensation, The Illusionists. Throw in a huge national orchestra from Mexico City, and CAS has got quite the memorable line up this season!