News from February 2013
What will you do this summer?
Past URSCA students continue their incredible professional and personal growth as they extend projects into the academic year, attend professional meetings and present or publish their work in professional venues. The Undergraduate Research Center and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will offer awards to conduct research, scholarly and creative projects this summer. Stipend support is prorated according to project up to a maximum of $6,000 per 12 weeks at 37.5 hours per week.
College of Liberal Arts hosts A Taste of the Arts
Students and faculty in the art and art history, English, and music, theatre and dance departments will showcase their talents in the Moose Exchange. While art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance performances, recitals and other musical events, all open to the public, are held throughout the academic year, most of these events take place on campus. A Taste of the Arts, now in its second year, brings students’ talents to a central venue for the community to enjoy, said James Brown, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Civil rights leader headlines MLK banquet
BU’s speaker series continues today with noted civil rights leader Julian Bond, former chairman of the NAACP, who will be the keynote speaker of the 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Banquet. Bond will speak on his extensive experience participating in the movements for civil rights and economic justice since his student days at Morehouse College in the early 1960s. Bond, who is also a well-regarded politician, professor and writer, began his activist career by helping to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960 and then becoming the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. As SNCC's communications director, Bond was active in protests and registration campaigns throughout the South. #JulianBond.
Leeds prof to talk about importance of play
An Introduction to the Field of Playwork: Brown will introduce the audience to the field of playwork, a well-respected profession throughout the world with a strong presence in Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. The playwork profession is rooted in the belief that play is of immense benefit, and that society has a responsibility to ensure children get the most out of their play. As modern society continues to restrict opportunities for children to play freely, the field of playwork resists this trend by advancing the right of children to experience play in a variety of forms. Brown will also discuss the proposed playwork career concentration via an international collaboration between Bloomsburg University and Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. #SpeakerSeries
Social media expert to discuss online presence
Edmiston has 20-plus years of marketing experience in the consulting, education and media sectors. She has served in management roles with Discovery Channel, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has also taught at Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, Trinity College and West Virginia University. Edmiston received the 2011 Marketing Management Association AxcessCapon Teaching Innovation Award and the 2012 MAACBA Innovation in Teaching Prize. #SpeakerSeries
Delta Sigma Theta hosts Delta Week
- Bridging the Gap 1913-2013 — Black History Jeopardy on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:13 p.m., KUB Hideaway
- Dancing Back to 1913 — Hip-Hop Dancing on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:13 p.m., KUB Multicultural Center
- Looking back at 1913 — Tribute to the Founders on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:13 p.m., KUB Multicultural Center
- Dedicating Our Mind, Body, Soul to 100 Years — Aerobics on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 9:13 p.m., KLARC Aerobics Studio
- The Souls of Black Girls — Movie screening on Friday, March 1, at 6:13 p.m., Bucknell University Forum ELC 272
- Krimson & Kream Ball — Semi-Formal on Saturday, March 2, at 9:13 p.m., Bucknell University Terrence Room
The great 22 founders of Delta Sigma Theta worked for civil rights and change throughout the world. A 100 years later Delta Sigma Theta is still serving our communities through Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service. #GreekLife
Husky Ambassadors: Spring Recruitment Drive
What we do:
- Attend Alumni Events and network with BU Alumni
- Give open house tours and usher Celebrity Artist Series
- Develop leadership skills utilized in workplace
- Participate in community service events
Applications can be found online at www.bloomu.edu/ambassadors. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Alumni House, or they can be submitted via email to email@example.com by Friday, March 1.
Academic Internships: Networking Reception
Special topics will include: How To Communicate With Your Employers, Employer Expectations, Resumes, Interviewing Tips, and Appropriate Workplace Behavior. There will be "high top table" stations set up for students to mingle and ask questions in a more casual setting. Business attire is required for this event! We recommend students bring current resumes for available academic internship opportunities.
ABC executive reveals future of TV
“For decades, television could be watched only one way — through the television set — and audiences had a choice of three channels,” Campbell said. “Today, consumers have as many as 17 media platforms from which to choose, from video game consoles and MP3 players to smart phones and tablets. We will look at how networks are adapting to this fragmented and rapidly changing market.”
Campbell, appointed president of the ABC-Owned Television Stations Group in May 2010, is responsible for the company’s local TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. Based in Burbank, Calif., she also oversees other businesses within the group, including ABC National Television Sales, The Live Well Network and the syndicated series, “Live with Kelly and Michael.” #SpeakerSeries
BUSTED to present “Game Changers”
BUSTED will present Episode 56, Accident Aftermaths,” on Monday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. in the KUB Ballroom. Doors open at 8:45 p.m. Find out answers to some of these burning questions:
- Who survived the drunk driving car crash and how has the incident impacted their lives?
- What are the risks of body piercing and tattooing?
- Why is it important to get checked for breast cancer and testicular cancer?
- What are the ingredients that make up an excellent dance crew and can cheerleading become an accepted sport?
- How can you make healthy choices in your relationships?
BUSTED is an ongoing musical comedy series about college life. Meet the new and returning cast as they kick off their 12th season with brand new storylines and musical performances. This event is sponsored by Residence Life and admission is free.
Speaking Math in Spanish: A South American Roadtrip
A Conversation on World Religions
Circulate the love ... give blood this week
BU will host a two-day blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the KUB Ballroom, where donors will have the chance to save up to three lives by giving blood, according to the American Red Cross. This month’s blood drives, sponsored by DASL, come with an added challenge — a friendly competition with Lock Haven University to see who receives the most donations. Building off last year’s success, Husky Nation comes into this campus blood drive with a great track record. More than 750 units of blood and 2,500 lives were saved through BU campus blood drives in 2012. Call 1-800-RED-Cross of visit www.redcross.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome as well!
Campus Alert: Saturday, Feb. 16
Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating a reported rape in a house in the 300 block of Lightstreet Road, adjacent to campus, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 (today). The woman went to the suspect’s house where she reported she was raped in the suspect’s bedroom. The suspect is described as a black male known as “Mo,” who is 6 feet tall with short black hair. The exact location of the incident is unknown.
Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding suspect should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at (570) 784-4155. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are in town and need help, call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.