As one of the leading intellectual voices in the country and a popular BET News and CNN personality, Marc Lamont Hill will be the featured speaker of Bloomsburg University’s annual Sankofa Conference. Hill will lead a discussion on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the KUB Ballroom, kicking off the daylong conference.
Hill is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. He is the former host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and the inaugural host of Huff Post Live, as well as a former political contributor to Fox News Channel.
It’s no secret technology is constantly changing and often at a rapid pace. So is the world of mass communications, particularly media. And now Bloomsburg University’s mass communications program is set up to align students with both through its new emergent media track, which also includes an option for a minor.
“We want (students) to have experiences that simulate working in the mass communications industry,” said David Magolis, associate professor of mass communications. “These hands-on experiences teach students invaluable skills such as face-to-face and mediated communications, teamwork, website and graphic design, and how to be a leader. These are skills hiring managers expect from our graduates, and are skills we incorporate into the curriculum so our students are prepared for internships and jobs.”
Bloomsburg University's Student Accounting Association is again providing free tax help to low- to moderate-income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax preparation with electronic filing to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and others who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Volunteers, trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will prepare and e-file federal, state and local income tax returns at no cost for eligible taxpayers. Volunteer training included the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, Education Credits, and the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.