News from July 2011
COB student group among nation’s best
BU’s Financial Management Association, which links students with business professionals through on-campus talks and on-site business visits including Wall Street, was designated a Superior Chapter for 2011. It’s the highest honor for a FMA Student Chapter or Honor Society. Of more than 200 active student chapters, less than five percent receive this honor.
BU’s chapter, co-advised by Victoria Geyfman and Jonathan Ohn, has received the Superior Chapter designation every year since 2006. Last year's executive board included Lee Herbert, president; Cory Hardy, vice pres; Brad Ungard, treasurer; Alan Bond, secretary.
BU families enjoy a day at Knoebels
More than 60 BU alumni and friends attended Alumni Day at Knoebels Amusement Park on July 30, an annual event organized by the Carver Hall Chapter of the BU Alumni Association, which provides opportunities and events to bring together alumni to network and support BU.
Pictured is the Tobey family: Joe ’97, Rachael and Danny, Angela ’98.
KU grad makes history as new chairman
Guido M. Pichini made history as the first PASSHE alumnus to lead governing body when he was elected chair of the PASSHE Board of Governors in June. As its fourth board chair in 28 years, Pichini is the first to have graduated from one of the 14 state system universities, earning a degree in political science from what was then Kutztown State College in 1974.
BU duo attend national society meeting
Health physics majors participated in the 56th annual Health Physics Society meeting, West Palm Beach, Fla., where Jason Vognetz (right) presented research done with Geisinger’s Oncology Department and Brian Serencsits (left) was among eight chosen as HPS ad-hoc committee members.
Two BU students majoring in health physics recently participated in the 56th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in West Palm Beach, Fla., where Jason Vognetz (right) researched done in collaboration with Geisinger’s Oncology Department in Geisinger Medical Center and Brian Serencsits (left) was among eight students in the country elected as Health Physics Society ad-hoc committee members. Their trip was made possible by full travel grants from the society.
African summer experience goes I-Tech
BU’s partnership with the University of Buea will continue as President David Soltz and Vincent P.K. Titanji, vice chancellor of the University of Buea, signed an addendum to the current Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.
In addition, BU conducted a three-day instructional technology (IT) seminar to introduce IT as an academic discipline to University of Buea faculty.
BU graduate students land scholarships
Samantha Post, who is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling, and Emily Faber, pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, each recently received a Highmark Graduate Scholarship for individual research and academic excellence within their respective fields.
Post, the first BU counseling student to elect to complete a master’s thesis, has special research interests in cyber bullying and sexting in K-12 educational systems. Faber plans to further her education by working with a cleft palate team and eventually work abroad, as well as pursue studies in traumatic brain injury and aphasia.
Annual summer camp shapes future leaders
BU recently hosted another successful week-long summer college camp for middle school students, targeting them as future leaders through enhancement of academic and interpersonal skills.
The camp, assisted by BU education majors, featured arts-based workshops, guest speakers, field trips, and discussion groups promoting leadership, civic responsibility, communication skills, creative problem-solving, academic and career opportunities and personal development.
Poison ivy - Leaves of three, let them be!
Poison ivy grows in the form of climbing vines and shrubs that trail on the ground and shrubbery. The vine clings to stone and climbs trees and poles. It grows abundantly along fences, paths, and roadways, and is often partly hidden by other foliage. The leaves always grow in clusters of three, one at the end of the stalk, and the other two opposite one another.
What is Pink Eye and How can I treat it?
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” often stirs a sense of panic in many people, who think that they are extremely contagious and will be banned from school/classes or that their vision will somehow be forever altered. However, there really is no need for panic or fear. Please read this information to fully understand the cause, treatment and spread of Pink Eye (medically known as Conjunctivitis). Pink Eye refers to the inflammation of the outer covering of the eye and inner covering of the eyelids, called the conjunctiva. The two most common causes of inflammation of the conjunctiva are: infection and allergies.