Looking at the current political landscape Justice Powlus has wondered many things, such as what makes people think gender discrimination is okay and is there commonality amongst these people? The topic struck a chord, so the Bloomsburg University political science major researched it. And in fact, he won an award for it.
“Even though America has some belief in separation of church and state, it does not always seem to be entirely true,” said Powlus, who recently won the Prateek Goorha Best Research Paper Award for his research on whether religious attendance correlates to individual’s outlook on a number of gender issues, including abortion and domestic violence.
Their textbook was Lake Michigan.
And for the group of Bloomsburg University students who spent two weeks this summer in the field exploring different geoscience and environmental aspects of the Michigan Basin, they wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
“My biggest take away is the picture this trip painted for me,” said Mitchell Lenker, a junior geology major, professional track. “I have learned so much in the classroom. This however only goes so far for someone's understanding of the topics at hand. This trip helped tie the topics in the classroom into real world applications.”
“The experiences on this trip were once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Getting to be in the field with a professor for one day is one thing, but being about to spend two full weeks with three amazing professors you not only gain great field skills, you also make some pretty great friends and connections that could help you in the future.”
Bloomsburg University's football team, during the entire month of October, will be helping to fight pediatric cancer through the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund. The program is entitled "Touchdowns For Pediatric Cancer."
Throughout the month, the football program will be recruiting friends, families, and fans of the Huskies to sign up to donate any amount per touchdown scored. The more fans Bloomsburg recruits - and the more touchdowns the Huskies score in the month of October - the more money raised for ThinkBIG. Fans can choose how much they want to donate per touchdown — some may pick $1 per score; others may pick $20 per touchdown — through the PledgeIT platform.