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Why study abroad?

Study abroad offers students formidable career-enhancing experiences and new perspectives vital to personal growth. Rapid globalization in economics, arts and culture, science, and education means that students with significant immersion abroad will get better jobs and have richer lives—which is a statistical fact. When students study abroad, they also contribute in the end to greater intercultural relations and improved ecological sustainability, because as a group they have a refined grasp of how humans relate to each other and to the natural environment.

Husky Abroad ... over winter session

  • Costa Rica — Follow Kylie Goodling as she studies abroad at Latin University in Heredia.
  • Spain — Follow Racquel Kreischer as she studies at Instituto Mediterráneo Sol Granada in Granada.
  • Poland — Follow Alexandra Miller as she studies abroad at Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Husky Abroad ... this summer?

  • China — Explore Beijing from May 21 through June 11, visit major cultural and historic sites including Forbidden City, Great Wall,
    Tiananmen Square, the National Museum, traditional and modern neighborhoods, gift stores and more. Taste authentic Chinese foods, learn Taichi, cooking and martial arts in cultural lectures. Learn Chinese and communicate with Chinese students and people on the streets!
  • Norway — Explore Norway’s physical and cultural landscapes from May 23 through June 12, hike along the Arctic Circle, visit a glacier, up close and personal. Discover Norway’s stunning geology. Consider Norway’s transformation from one of Europe’s poorest to one of its richest countries. Travel the country by train, foot, ferry, and car. Experience the majesty of Norway’s fjords, by ferry. Explore Norway’s three largest cities, and see artifacts of the Viking world, including a 1000-year-old ship.

New one-stop scholarship search launched

Scholarship Application Process

Students will no longer need to scroll through a long list of scholarships and complete multiple paper applications that need to be turned into each department. Instead complete ONE application to automatically apply to multiple scholarships.

Deadline for current students to complete the 2017-18 Scholarship Application online is March 1. Incoming freshman have until April 1.

Students can find the application instructions on the scholarship website’s main page before logging in. Students can find the link to the scholarship website on their MyHusky account under the To Do List.

Department committees will be provided with detailed instructions and training in the near future. Committee members will see a list of scholarships they are responsible for awarding upon logging on. Each scholarship will display a spreadsheet of eligible applicants including their answers from the scholarship application and data imported from MyHusky. Committee members will be able to sort and rank applicants and select recipients online.

The financial aid office and BU Foundation, Inc., will view the selected recipients online, a list of recipients does not need to be emailed or put in campus mail anymore. The scholarship awards will be posted to student’s financial aid records and the students will receive an email notification of the award.

Year in Review

Year in Review

Another productive and memorable year at Bloomsburg University has come to a close. Yet, 2016 wasn’t so routine. A collection of academic programs achieved national prominence along with several student groups reaching unprecedented success in fundraising and competition.

Meanwhile, the tradition of students discovering new levels of advancement, impact and scholarship continued as well.

Top 5 Most Read Stories

  • BU ranks among the U.S. News best — BU once again made the list of top universities in the northern region of the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings.
  • 9/11 tragedy inspires research path — Although just 6 years old at the time, Sept. 11, 2001 is a day Elizabeth Miller can never forget.
  • Liberal Arts Symposium — Unofficially kicking off Homecoming Weekend, more than 25 alumni returned to campus to help facilitate the two-day annual symposium.
  • Prateek Goorha award winner ready for politics — With dreams of becoming Secretary of State one day, Kimberly Martin is eyeing a long career in government and politics.
  • Study abroad sets table for research — Lydia Stebbins’s research has already taken her through the quaint food markets of culturally rich Xalapa, Mexico, and will soon go global again into another cultural hub, Morocco.

Political science graduate earns TWC award

David Broadwell

David Broadwell, who graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in political science, was recently chosen to receive The Washington Center’s Award for Community Life.

This award is given each term to a deserving student who fosters community by promoting global citizenship and mentorship among the diverse TWC population independently or through Community Life programming. Broadwell, also a student veteran, was recognized during the center’s fall commencement ceremony.

TWC is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, TWC has 70 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Graduate students to present at international convention

ACPA Convention

Presenting a unique session at an international convention is a considerable accomplishment, especially for graduate students. (Mary) Kate Orzolek M.Ed. ‘17 and Katie Slater M.Ed. ’17 in Bloomsburg University's College Student Affairs program, will each present program sessions this spring at the 2017 convention of ACPA: College Student Educators-International in Columbus, Ohio.

Orzolek will present “Preparing for the Alpha Generation Entering College: Foreshadowing and Dialectic.” Slater’s presentation is entitled “Drunkorexia and Disordered Eating in College Students.” Both students have been mentored in their proposal development process by Mindy Andino, Ed.D, assistant professor, of educational leadership and college student affairs, who is also co-presenting each session.

  • “Preparing for the Alpha Generation Entering College: Foreshadowing and Dialectic” by Kate Orzolek — Student Affairs practitioners have a responsibility to begin discussing how higher education will transform as students begin to enroll who have never known a world without social media. Each new generation of college students has witnessed advancements regarding technology. However, the Alpha Generation may have experienced the largest evolutionary shift throughout history. During this session, the presenter will explore the enrollment of the Alpha Generation in an effort to implement a strengths-based education initiative. Such discussion will be used to inquire about the potential academic performance and social engagement of this new generation.
  • "Drunkorexia and Disordered Eating in College Students" by Katie Slater — The phenomenon of Drunkorexia, typically categorized by cutting out food to “save” calories for or compensate for alcohol calories, excessive exercising to compensate for calories consumed while drinking, or purposefully drinking to excess in order to vomit and purge previously eaten food (Barry & Piazza-Gardner, 2012) is becoming more prevalent on college campuses across the country. This research explores the lived experiences of students. This research study endeavors to gain a nuanced understanding of the implication of drunkorexia behavior through qualitative methods in order to inform the creation of preventative educational programs and intervention strategies.

ICS symposium to explore diversity this spring

 Imam Daayiee Abdullah

This upcoming semester, the Institute for Culture and Society will organize its annual Bloomsburg Explores symposium on “Diversity.” Given that diversity includes many categories, that are beyond ICS's ability to cover in one semester, its focus will be on four topics: gender, race, language and culture, and religion. To explore all four topics, a series of events are scheduled including a guest-speaker lecture, panels and discussions, two book clubs and more.

The participants in the panel discussions are BU students and for each panel ICS will have faculty moderating the discussion. Students will receive a list of questions beforehand to help them prepare for the panels and to stay focused on the topic. ICS's goal is to celebrate diversity on and off campus and to highlight the issues that make diversity challenging. It is only by creating a healthy environment for everyone that ICS could promote understanding and respect for all regardless of our differences.

ICS Events

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., Centennial 218 — Guest Speaker: Imam Daayiee Abdullah
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Centennial 201 — Panel 1: Gender and Sexual Identity
  • Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m., Centennial 201 — Panel 2: Race, Racism and Ethnicity
  • Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m., Centennial 201 — Panel 3: Study Abroad and Cultural Exchange
  • Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m., Centennial 201 — Panel 4: Religion, Pluralism and Misconceptions
  • Tuesday April 11, TBA, Multicultural Center 230 ̵2 Open Discussion: Language and Diversity

For more information on upcoming ICS events contact Yahya Laayouni at

Book Club 1: Sessions

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, Session 1a/2a, noon, TALE Center, Andruss Library
  • Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, Session 1b/2b, 11 a.m., TALE Center, Andruss Library
  • Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, Session 1c/2c, 1:30 p.m. 11 a.m., TALE Center, Andruss Library

Book Club 2 (after Spring Break)

"Faith Club" by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner. For more information on book clubs contact Christina Francis at

Demolition derby exhibit featured

Last Car Running

Photographer Christine Pearl will feature her photo essay collection, “Last Car Running” at Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery of Art. Her show opens Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Haas Gallery of Art. This show is free and open to the public.

“Last Car Running” focuses on demolition derby culture and its participants. Pearl’s interest in this subject stems from her attraction to people and parallels her reasons for taking photographs as a disabled artist. Her photography of rural demolition derby culture captures “contemporary redneck culture” and how the dwindling blue-collar class finds freedom in the automobile.

Pearl is a photographer with a private practice based in Washington, D.C. With a background in design and construction, Pearl began to shoot photographs in 2010 as a way to cope with disability. Photography become her physical therapy to deal with limited mobility. Since then, she has a long exhibition record from the District of Columbia, Texas, New York and internationally in Hungary. She also has an extensive publication history in a variety of media formats with her latest photo essay featured in Photo Technique Magazine and Rear Curtain. 

A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an artist lecture at 1:15 p.m. The Haas Gallery of Art is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.