Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

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Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

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Living Learning Communities are a distinctive feature of Bloomsburg University’s campus life. Students share common academic interests, live next to each other in residence halls and participate together in organized activities and take related classes.

And one of those LLCs adds a little extra outdoor adventure to the experience. Along with Quest there are many other LLC’s open to BU students — nine others to be exact.

Homecoming Week begins with King and Queen voting

Homecoming Fall Celebration

Celebration of Bloomsburg University’s annual Homecoming, beginning with voting for King and Queen who will be officially crowned at halftime of the football game Saturday at Redman Stadium’s Danny Hale Field.

Voting will continue through 10 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, leading up to Wednesday’s finalists announcement on the steps of Student Services Center at 10:50 a.m. The top five vote recipients for each the King and Queen will be named finalists. Vote here!

Homecoming Events

Danny Hale, legendary former Huskies football coach, will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. Hale, one of the winningest coaches in Division II, completed his 25th season in coaching and his 20th season at Bloomsburg in 2012. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. in the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital parking lot along Lightstreet Road. It will continue to College Hill and then to Main and Market streets before concluding at Town Park.

This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time … in Bloom.”

After the parade, alumni are invited to attend the annual Alumni Homecoming Tent Party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Fenstemaker Alumni House lawn. The celebration will feature a complimentary buffet lunch, children’s games and music by the local band, Totem Pole. Also planned during homecoming weekend are reunions for the Class of 1965 and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The Andruss Library Archives will feature an exhibit, “I Read it in the Paper: A Century of Front-Page News Coverage from Columbia County.”

  • Men’s and women’s swimming, Huskies vs. alumni, 11 a.m., Nelson Field House
  • Field hockey, Huskies vs. Millersville University, Steph Pettit Stadium, noon
  • Football, Huskies vs. Kutztown University, Redman Stadium's Danny Hale Field, 2 p.m.
  • Men’s soccer, Huskies vs. Pitt-Johnstown, Steph Pettit Stadium, 5 p.m.
  • Women’s soccer, Huskies vs. Pitt-Johnstown, Steph Pettit Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

FOCUS brings fellowship to Homecoming Weekend

Bethel Deliverance International

Bloomsburg University’s Office of Minority Affairs will be hosting Martin Harris, Sr., pastor of F.O.C.U.S. Young Adult Ministry at Bethel Deliverance International in Philadelphia for an on-campus church visit on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. in the KUB Multicultural Center to join its Homecoming celebration. Free breakfast starting at 10:45 a.m. If you would like to take part in the program please contact Marcei Woods at 570-389-4091 for details.

ZIPD Conference looks at business’ future

In the face of the future’s many uncertainties, with technology advancing at a rapid rate and the economy evolving with it, how can today’s business professional plan for a successful career?

Futurist and business consultant Garry Golden, who explores and predicts how the possibilities of the future can emerge from the present, will deliver the keynote address at Bloomsburg University’s annual Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) Business Conference.

The presentation, “Tapping Your Inner Futurist: Looking at the Future of Business,” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in Carver Hall's Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium and is open to the public free of charge. Golden will discuss how business professionals can make career plans in a changing society and business world, focusing on demographic and technology trends and learning to manage future expectations.

Alumnus shares success story

Eugene Ballard

Larry Greenly ’65 will talk about his national award-winning book, “Eugene Ballard: World’s First Black Fighter Pilot,” on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall 218.

Greenly earned degrees in physics, architecture, chiropractic and civil engineering and has led a life as a teacher, engineer, doctor of chiropractic, editor and writer. Twenty-five years ago, his career as a freelance writer of non-fiction articles began with a long-running medical column in professional journals. During his writing career, Greenly garnered a number of writing awards, including the Parris Award.

His book, “Eugene Bullard: World’s First Black Fighter Pilot,” is about a hero who fought in World War I. This fast-paced young adult biography tells the story of pioneering black aviator Eugene Bullard from his birth in 1895 to his combat experiences in both World War I and II and, finally, his return to America.

Purple Heart recipient shares story of courage

Bryan Anderson

The word “conquer” has taken on a new meaning for Bryan Anderson, a former U.S. Army sergeant. During his service in the Iraq War, it meant taking down the enemy. After losing both legs and an arm as the Iraq War’s fourth triple amputee from a roadside explosive, what he had to conquer got a bit more personal.

Anderson will detail his story of courage, hope and determination during the presentation, “No Turning Back,” Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Mitrani Hall at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for the Arts. The program is sponsored by BU’s Disability Advisory Committee and is open free to the public.

“Bryan's message is one of perseverance and hope,” said Bob Heckrote of BU’s Office of Military Services and Veterans Resources and a member of BU’s Disability Advisory Committee. “His message is pertinent to more people than just military members or individuals who are disabled. It’s a global message to inspire motivation. We hope his message might give people strength to keep fighting or at the least to appreciate what they have in life.”

Join WRC at PA women’s conference, featuring Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Select Bloomsburg University students will have an opportunity to attend the annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia on Nov. 19, courtesy of the Women’s Resource Center.

According to Monica Johnson, WRC coordinator, the annual conference hosts thousands of woman for a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development, and personal growth.

The impartial, nonprofit conference will have featured keynote speakers such as Jessica Alba, Carli Lloyd, and breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of business, philanthropy, health, finance, media, and professional development.

”The conference is a great opportunity to network, learn about current issues and trends for professional women,” Johnson said. “It also provides an opportunity to learn valuable and inspirational lessons about work and life from speakers and through workshops.”

The WRC, located on the side of Schuylkill Hall, is asking interested students to complete a short questionnaire. Those selected will go to the conference all fees and transportation paid for.

Fall concert tickets sale underway!


Bloomsburg Student Concert Committee has booked Rae Sremmurd as this year’s fall concert on Friday, Oct. 30, in Nelson Field House. The show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Atlanta based hip-hop artists Rae Sremmurd is composed of two brothers, Khalif “Swae Lee” Brown and Aaquil “Slim Jimmy” Brown, are known for their platinum singles “No Flex Zone” and “No Type."

Both of these hits appeared on the Billboards Top 100. They have appeared on “Wild Out Wednesdays” and “106 and Park on the BET channel. They have also featured in songs with Nicki Minaj and Young Thug in “Throw Sum Mo.” They have been nominated once for the Billboard Music Awards and three times for the BET awards, coming home with a Best Group award.

BU students pre-sale will be one day only on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in KUB 350. Only BU students can purchase tickets on Oct. 6, and the price will be $20 per ticket. Starting Oct. 7, price for BU students will be $25 and public tickets will be $30. All tickets are general admission.

Who's who among ... you?

Who's Who Among Students

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014-15 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Students who have completed 80 credits and have a minimum of 2.75 QPA are eligible. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and service qualities. Nomination forms, an information flyer as well as the list of eligible students can be found below.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 20. Feel free to contact Donald W. Young, dean of students, with any questions or concerns at 570-389-4734.

Now THIS is an internship

Amber Somershoe

Each semester Bloomsburg University students are offered a chance to see state government work in real-time through an internship where they are placed in one of the state offices to help with research, reporting, speech writing and program design.

This semester, Amber Somershoe is that Husky.

Somershoe, a political science and Russian major with a minor in economics, is participating this fall in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS), a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education sponsored internship program.

“(With my majors and minor) an internship with the state government definitely piqued my interest,” Somershoe said. “However, to be honest my Russian professor, Mykola Polyuha, contacted me while I was in Moscow, Russia, encouraging me to apply for this internship. I am grateful I was pushed in this direction.”

By involving students in the public policy practice, THIS provides an important and enriching academic experience. Students learn the dynamics of state government in new and powerful ways through direct involvement in report and speech writing, research, and program design and evaluation. In turn, policy makers benefit from the fresh points of view of these outstanding students.

Theta Zeta leads a Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Walk

Another successful Walk to End Alzheimer’s is in the books with the help of Theta Zeta, Bloomsburg University’s Nursing Honor Society.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, including Bloomsburg, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

”Our chapter has been around for 10 years and has been active in the walk ever since,” said Carissa Pupo, team captain.

Pupo said Theta Zeta became involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, because some faculty members have dealt with Alzheimer’s personally.

“It also provided us with a community service activity for the fall semester, as we are required by Theta Zeta to complete a minimum of two activities per semester,” Pupo said.

Donations for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are being accepted through Nov. 1 and can go directly to the Theta Zeta team via act.alz.org, selecting Bloomsburg. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Connecting in Cameroon

Cameroon Training

A relationship between two universities that began seven years ago with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding provided the seed for interactive digital forensics training expected to begin in January 2016.

Undergraduate students from Bloomsburg University have studied at Cameroon’s University of Buea since 2009 and BU President David Soltz accompanied the group in 2011. But it was faculty from BU’s Institute for Interactive Technology who linked Bloomsburg with online training for Cameroonian judges, police officers and lawyers.

The training was created by Scott Inch, professor of mathematics, computer science and statistics, in partnership with Michael Grube ’13/’15M. Inch developed most of the courses in BU’s bachelor’s degree program in digital forensics. Grube earned his bachelor’s degree in digital forensics, an evolving field that teaches students to retrieve information from computer hard drives, cell phones, tablets and other devices, and his master’s degree in interactive technology.

Professional U takes students on the road

Husky Career Road Trip

One recent Husky Career Road Trip gave students an opportunity to gain professional connections with Comcast, one of the largest broadcasting and largest cable companies in the world.

A bus of students from different majors including, mass communications and business, made their way to Center City that morning to get an exclusive tour of the Comcast Headquarters. This tour gave the students inside access to Studio C, the Xfinity One TV room, “CIM City” and other working spaces.

While the tour came to a close, the students had a chance to sit and meet with a panel of Comcast professionals. According to Kendyll Galbraith, a junior mass communications major, the group was able to network with a large group of BU alumni and learn about different career paths. This opportunity allowed the students to ask questions about the requirements, culture, and working style that Comcast has to offer.

“The trip to Comcast was great!,” said Devin Taggart, senior mass communications major. “They provided me with a very insightful look into what the world after school looks like.

Other information about internships, resumes and job openings were also asked.

“They gave great advice for how to get your foot in the door and get noticed after you progress into the professional world,” Taggart said.