News and Events

Acclaimed biographer, Pulitzer finalist headlines MLK celebration

Wil Haygood
Jan 16, 2018

Wil Haygood, acclaimed biographer, Pulitzer finalist, award-winning author and reporter will speak at Bloomsburg University’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration on Monday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium.

LCCC and Bloomsburg University sign nursing program agreement

Nursing Program Agreement
Jan 12, 2018

Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University have entered into a new agreement which will help LCCC nursing graduates transfer from the community college to Bloomsburg University to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Tri Sigma lends helping hand to NYC homeless

Take My Hand Project
Jan 02, 2018

Before heading home for the holidays, a group of Sigma Sigma Sigma sisters made a quick pit stop in New York City to hand out some holiday cheer.

Second Chance Pell program highlighted in national publication

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dec 22, 2017

Bloomsburg University’s participation in the U.S. Department of Education pilot program offering Pell grants to incarcerated students was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Writer Kelly Field looked at the program that aims to reduce the rate of recidivism.

Pi Sigma Epsilon receives national charter

Pi Sigma Epsilon
Dec 21, 2017

This fall, Bloomsburg University became one of only 60 universities with a nationally recognized Pi Sigma Epsilon student chapter.

Professor named one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in Education

Karl Kapp
Dec 20, 2017

Bloomsburg University's instructional technology professor Karl Kapp, Ed.D., has been recognized by LinkedIn on its Top 10 Voices in Education list for 2017.

New student-inspired holiday card tradition begins

Student Holiday Card
Dec 18, 2017

In what is hoped will become an annual tradition, Bloomsburg University’s department of art and art history had a student produce a holiday card in the school’s printmaking studio under the guidance of professor Chad Andrews. The featured artwork on this year’s holiday card titled “Poinsettia Head” was created by Rowan Shaffer.

Bloomsburg University holds fall Commencement Ceremonies

Fall Commencement
Dec 15, 2017

More than 400 students will earn degrees from Bloomsburg University at the fall commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

‘Tis the season of giving

The Giving Tree
Dec 14, 2017

Justine Fox, a graduate assistant for the Center for Leadership and Engagement, has been leading an annual service project that is having a hand in helping children within the local community receive gifts for the holidays who might not get them otherwise.

Kappa Alpha Psi caps fall with successful Unity Jam

Kappa Alpha Psi
Dec 13, 2017

Kappa Alpha Psi’s Unity Jam isn’t your average party. The annual fraternity event combines fun and fellowship into community service.

Breast Cancer Walk raises nearly $10,000 for cancer coalition

Breast Cancer Walk
Dec 11, 2017

With more than 300 participants, Bloomsburg University’s annual Breast Cancer Walk had another successful effort this fall raising nearly $10,000 to benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Dec 08, 2017

Several Bloomsburg University organizations and students capped Trans Awareness Month by joining together on campus to stand up against sexual and gender based violence. Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk provided opportunities for participants to learn, develop and practice intervention strategies when encountered with many forms of sexual or gender based violence.

Holiday Food Drive celebrates 30 years

Holiday Food Drive
Nov 29, 2017

Bloomsburg University’s annual Holiday Food Drive continued its long-standing campus tradition in recent weeks collecting donations for local food cupboards. This year’s campaign was extra special. Organizers celebrated 30 years of success in supporting local needy families and food banks

Legacy of Leadership Awards

Legacy of Leadership
Nov 28, 2017

Students and advisors involved on campus have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding work and overall dedication to Bloomsburg University and the local community.

"Home for the Holidays" with The Ten Tenors

The Ten Tenors
Nov 10, 2017

Celebrity Artist Series returns for its 33rd season welcoming an outstanding line up of performers. The Ten Tenors will be performing their “Home for the Holidays” series on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Mitrani Hall.

BU hosts professional school counselors meeting

Susquehanna Valley School Counselors Association
Dec 08, 2017

More than 70 professional school counselors converged on Bloomsburg University this fall for the annual Susquehanna Valley School Counselors Association meeting, which included more than 20 students from BU’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) program.

Campus rallies for holiday card campaign

Holiday Card Campaign
Nov 30, 2017

A simple Facebook connection has led to an inspiring holiday card campaign at Bloomsburg University to lift up the spirits of a 3-year-old girl battling leukemia at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville.

Greenly Scholar Award established in support of COST students

Greenly Scholar Award
Nov 27, 2017

A new endowed gift from Bloomsburg University Foundation board member Duane Greenly ’72 and his wife Sue Greenly ’72 will support experiential learning opportunities for students in the College of Science and Technology.

NSSE seeks opinions of students

National Survey of Student Engagement
Nov 16, 2017

Members of Bloomsburg University’s first‐year and senior classes are invited to share opinions about their experiences at BU by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Audiology student puts studies to use aiding Third World countries

Entheos Audiology Cooperative
Nov 16, 2017

Bethany Noll, a third-year Bloomsburg University doctorate student, has put her knowledge and training to good use in helping Third World countries through the assistance of Entheos Audiology Cooperative — an audiological cooperative that promotes best practices and giving as part of modern hearing healthcare delivery.


Honors project introduces anthropology to Camp Victory campers

Native American Culture Program
Nov 16, 2017

A new anthropology program with an archaeology twist was brought to Camp Victory this summer as part of its Nature Center activities, courtesy of a Bloomsburg University senior’s honors research.

CGA expands disaster relief efforts to #HuskiesHelpingOthers

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
Nov 13, 2017

Building off the success of its #Huskies4Houston campaign, Bloomsburg University’s Community Government Association is launching an expanded campaign to help support those affected by the unprecedented level of natural disasters and tragedies across the world this fall.

Digital forensics major lands NSA job months before graduation

DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program Scholar
Nov 08, 2017

Derek Berger knew as early as ninth grade a future in digital forensics was possible. Today, that future isn’t just probable — it’s happening.

BU ranks third in PA for communication disorders sciences majors

Centennial Hall
Oct 25, 2017, a career planning website, named Bloomsburg University one of the top five schools in Pennsylvania for communication disorders sciences majors.

Professional U connection leads to potential internship

Accounting Internship
Oct 20, 2017

Alexandra Hilbert knows the value of Bloomsburg University’s Professional U events — like its recent Accounting Career Connections Expo — firsthand. Her potential summer internship came as a result of one she attended her freshman year.

Criminal justice program ranked Top 10 in state

McCormick Center
Oct 17, 2017, a career planning website, named Bloomsburg University one of the top ten schools in the state for criminal justice majors.