News and Events

Students donate $8k in FLEX dollars to local food cupboard

At the end of each academic year, students have the option of donating their unused FLEX dollars so food and household items could be purchased to support the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. This year Bloomsburg University students donated more than $8,000 allowing ARAMARK, the campus dining service, to purchase items for the Food Cupboard. Martha Sheehe, director of the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard, is thankful for the students giving back in such a meaningful way.

“The donations are wonderful for us,” said Sheehe. “We're grateful to the students who donate and to Aramark who tries to send as much individually portioned foods as possible. We use that for our weekend food backpack program for Bloomsburg School District elementary students. So the college students feed the elementary students. It’s very cool.”

Bloomsburg Food Cupboard

BU nursing named Top 5 program in PA

Bloomsburg University’s nursing program has been recently ranked fourth in Pennsylvania — and 51st nationally — by RNCareers.org with an overall score of 97.29 percent. BU was the highest ranked PASSHE school.

Programs were ranked by their accumulated NCLEX-RN passing rates for the last three years as reported by their state board of nursing. Those accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) were also given a higher weighting.

Nursing Program

Special topics course heads to California for field study

There will be a beach but no time for sunbathing or wave jumping. Also included are trips to a national park, a desert adventure and even an island visit. Sounds like a perfect vacation but in fact it’s the itinerary for Bloomsburg University’s unique summer course, Special Topics in Field Geology (EGGS 330).

Ten students and three professors have embarked on a journey to southern California for the next two weeks to study geological anomalies, interesting rock formations and study state and federally owned lands. Some of the sites they’ll visit include Joshua Tree National Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Dana Point, the Anza-Borrego Desert, the Mojave Desert and Santa Catalina Island.

Special Topics in Field Geology

Small group learning leads to big lessons

Though the groups were small, the impact was big — for both the Bloomsburg University education majors and Benton middle school students. A class of soon-to-be student teachers spent an afternoon this spring leading small group interactive learning activities with several Benton seventh graders, teaching them some helpful reading strategies to use across subject areas.

“Students have so much potential, but sometimes it takes a very special teacher to show them how great they can be,” Taylor Prehotsky said. “I’ve always wanted to be an educator, and I know that teaching can impact the lives of so many bright young minds. Bloomsburg has taught me I’ve chosen the perfect career path."

Middle Level Education

SEKISUI partners with Bloomsburg University

The Bloomsburg University Foundation announces that SEKISUI SPI made a $500,000 gift to construct a state-of-the-art professional experience workspace for students in downtown Bloomsburg.

“For us, it was an easy decision,” said SEKISUI President and Chief Operations Officer Ronn Cort. “We already partner with the university in campus events, panels and professional development opportunities for students. Our deeper connection to BU and the local community is part of our business strategy. We were considering building a space like this at one of our manufacturing campuses, but when we learned of BU’s plans for a Professional Experience Lab at the Greenly Center, we thought it would make perfect sense to help them build it there. This allows us to enhance our partnership with BU while also helping them to better serve students, the community and local businesses.”

SEKISUI

Campus Construction Activity

The attached campus maps show the facilities planning and construction project sites for 2019. The intent of the general map is to identify the locations and dates of areas that will be affected, as well as note a brief project description. As always, some projects will affect pedestrian and vehicular movements more than others. Several of the projects shown are current construction projects that will be ongoing in 2019.

Campus Construction

 

Faculty Scholarship

Michael Hickey

Michael C. Hickey, Ph.D., professor of history, presented "The Temporality of Events and Other Methodological Issues in Analysis of Press Sources: Comments on 'Imagining the Future in the Russia’s February Revolution: Instant Reactions in the Press Across the Empire'" at the annual British Association for Slavic and Eastern European Studies Conference this spring at Robinson College, Cambridge University. Hickey's paper addressed methodological issues that shape historical analysis of Russia's provincial press in 1917, and offered a critique of research papers by a team of German and English scholars who are examining how Russian, Turkish, and Armenian-language provincial press sources presented Russia's February Revolution.