News and Events

SCM program named tops by Study.com

Bloomsburg University's Supply Chain Management (SCM) program has been recognized by Study.com as one of the top schools in the country for the major. The program offers a B.S.B.A. in supply chain management and a minor in the field. The SCM program makes graduates competitive in the workforce with training in SAP, Salesforce, and Block Chain.

The undergraduate program, combining principles of technology and business, offers a virtual business world where students and faculty interact, brainstorm ideas and make decisions. SCM concepts and principles learned in the classroom come to life through visits to manufacturing facilities and guest lectures from industry leaders.

Supply Chain Management

Mother of Trayvon Martin to deliver Sankofa keynote

Bloomsburg University will welcome Sybrina Fulton — mother of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was shot and killed in 2012 — as the keynote speaker for the annual Sankofa Conference. Her speech is Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11:15 a.m. in the KUB Ballroom. It will be open free to the public. After the tragic death of her son, Fulton has dedicated her life to social change and speaking against violence. She is turning her grief into advocacy for civil rights for everyone in America.

Fulton is a graduate of Florida Memorial University. She co-authored the book, “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” Fulton also appeared on the limited series Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, which appeared on Paramount Network in 2018.

Sybrina Fulton

Political science major to intern in Governor Tom Wolf’s office

Kaitlyn Floyd, a junior police science major, has been selected as Bloomsburg University’s THIS (The Harrisburg Internship Semester) intern this spring semester. She will intern in Governor Tom Wolf’s office. THIS provides students from the State System the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits.

“I applied for this internship, because I knew the opportunities and real-world experiences were something I could not pass up,” says Floyd. “I was also intrigued by the chance of living in Harrisburg for a semester and changing up the typical college experience for something a little different, but just as rewarding. Ultimately, I hope to one day be involved with government and its inner workings to help make a positive impact on people's lives.”

The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Endowed professorships and faculty fellowships announced

Bloomsburg University is announcing its endowed professorships and faculty fellowships for 2019 recognizing the positive impact a faculty mentor can have on the life of a student. Honored are 12 faculty members who have been impacting students through mentoring and research projects.

“Bloomsburg University has an established reputation for attracting faculty who provide our students the personal attention necessary for life-long success,” says BU President Bashar W. Hanna. “BU faculty pride themselves on engaging students in the classroom and in professional experiences that complement and enrich the academic experience for students and sets those students up for successful careers in their chosen field."

Faculty Fellows

Winter in Spain just the ticket for pair of nursing majors

Memory of the smell of Iberian ham wafting from the old street shops of Salamanca would draw Abigail Culver back to Spain in a minute. The sound of a street performer coaxing tunes from an accordion will forever remind the Bloomsburg University senior nursing major of her winter studying abroad in Spain. Culver said her goal was to excel in a second language, “especially Spanish” to propel her odds of caring for future Spanish speaking patients as a nurse. The added benefit of hospitals and graduate schools ranking Spanish speaking job candidates is a huge factor in her thoughtful plan of adding study abroad to her resume.

Needing one more class to finish a Spanish minor, fellow nursing major Ellen Davis chose the Spain abroad trip to fulfill the requirement. Complementing her educational obligation for the minor is the wonderful engagement in Spanish culture, she said. Madrid, Salamanca and other Castile and Leon cities offers up museum visits, monuments, and delicious cuisine.

Spain Study Abroad

NSSE: Tell us what you think

Freshmen and seniors complete the 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement online survey by April and be entered into a drawing to receive one of these gifts: $100, &50, $25 Amazon gift cards; BU cell phone card holders; BU coffee mug; BU drawstring bags; BU iPod armband holders; BU koozie can holders; BU lanyards, PopSockets cell phone grips; BU smartphone power banks; BU spirit flags; BU travel mug.

Through its student survey, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

NSSE Survey

 

Faculty Scholarship

Barry Minemyer

Barry Minemyer, assistant professor of mathematics and digital sciences, recently published a paper, "Real hyperbolic hyperplane complements in the complex hyperbolic plane" in Advances in Mathematics (AIM). AIM was ranked 15th out of all "general math" journals last year by impact factor. Minemeyer also gave a seminar talk on this paper at Temple University.

Joseph L. Andreacci

Joseph L. Andreacci, Ph.D., professor of exercise science, and Patricia Sullivan, recent Master's in Exercise Science graduate, published a communication, “Evaluation of multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of body composition in individuals with obesity” in Obesity Science & Practice. This work was a collaboration with scientists from Geisinger, Lock Haven and Louisiana State University.

Sheila Q. Hartung

Sheila Hartung, Ph.D., professor of nursing, recently published a paper with her graduate student Amy Kowalski (graduated summer 2018), “Are Body Mass Index Screening Programs in Schools Enough? Body Mass Index Notification, Follow-up, and School Nurse Role” in NASN School Nurse. School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success.