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Encyclopedia > Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as Bloomsburg, Bloom or BU, is an public university located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the 14 state universities that compose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Bloomsburg is a town located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Wilkes Barre. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...


Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS). The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ...

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History

The initial institution of Bloomsburg University was founded in 1839 as the Bloomsburg Literary Institute for the purpose of educating teachers. Founder C.P. Waller sold stock to raise the $15,000 needed for Institution Hall, now named Carver Hall. In 1866, Principal Henry Carver negotiated the purchase of the seven acres (28,000 m²) that lie directly behind the building that now bears his name in order to construct a dormitory and a teaching building. 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study, lesson plan, or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. ... See stock (disambiguation) for other meanings of the term stock In financial terminology, stock is the capital raised by a corporation, through the issuance and sale of shares. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... An acre is an English unit of area. ... A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ...


Eleven years later, the dormitory caught fire and burned to the ground within two hours. There were no injuries or deaths, but the residents lost all their possessions. Plans for reconstruction moved quickly and, within a year and a half, the dormitory, now called Waller Administration, was rebuilt. The physical growth of the campus in the later 19th century was unplanned, as buildings were put up to accommodate the growing student body's needs. It has been suggested that flame be merged into this article or section. ... Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism or the state of the organism after that event. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Approximately 50 years after Carver's planning, the state of Pennsylvania purchased the school and renamed it The Bloomsburg State Normal School. Even through World War I, the school continued to grow, despite losing about 20 students to the war (who are commemorated by a memorial). A planning group continued purchasing land, constructing classroom buildings and dormitories, and increasing student enrollment until the occurrence of World War II. State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and poison gas World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations and... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ...


In the 1950s, the school assumed a new name, Bloomsburg State Teacher's College, and the planning group hoped to increase the student enrollment by 75%, from 1,200 to 2,000 by 1965. Carver Hall was renovated and the group decided to knock down all buildings east of the historic building to separate the school into three separate areas: living, learning and leisure. This is still the rough layout of the institution today. // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the the baby boom from returning GIs who... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... For other uses, see Life (disambiguation) and Living (disambiguation). ... A supervised child learning the countries of Asia on the floor of the central hall of the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values, through study, experience, or teaching, that causes a change of behavior that is persistent, measurable, and specified or... Leisure is time spent in non-compulsory activities. ...


By the 1970s, it was realized that the planning for the school had been far too conservative, as 4,800 students were expected by 1970 and 6,000 by 1975. This realization led to the construction of 17 new buildings between 1964 and 1976. They included six dormitories, two classroom buildings, two buildings for administrative use, the auditorium, library, commons, student union, and the parking garage. The school also moved all of its athletic fields to the upper half of the campus. The appearance of Bloomsburg State Teacher's College was now completely different from what it had been fifteen years earlier. Jimmy Beertow is the most famous pornstar of this decade he starred in movies such as BackDoorSluts3 and the Famous Schoolhouse Confessions Parts 1 through 6. He ultilized the secret school location made famous by the series. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Education ... An auditorium is the area within a theatre, concert hall or other performance space where the audience is located in order to hear and watch the performance. ... Modern-style library In the traditional sense of the word, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. ... In England and Wales, a common is a piece of land over which other people -- often neighbouring landowners -- could exercise one of a number of traditional rights, such as allowing their cattle to graze upon it. ... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... A multi-storey car park is a building or part thereof which is designed specifically to be for vehicle parking and where there are a number of floors on which parking takes place. ...


The rate of growth slowed somewhat in the 1980s, but the school was renamed Bloomsburg University in 1983. In 1989, the university began construction on its upper-campus to provide more university-regulated housing. The Community Government Association (CGA) recently purchased more land to continue this project, which is expected to be mostly finished by August 2005. The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Additionally, the school added the new Andruss Library in 1998. The campus now encompasses 282 acres (1.1 km²) and more than 50 buildings. 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campi) is Latin for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... An acre is an English unit of area. ...


Most recently, the university received a huge technological upgrade, with renovations to both Centennial Hall, which houses the Anthropology and Audiology & Speech Pathology programs, and Monty's, an upper-campus eatery. The current reconstruction of the Hartline Science Center will see a dozen labs added to the structure. Bloomsburg has also recently established wireless connections in the Library and in the Student Services Center. Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, human) consists of the study of humankind (see genus Homo). ... Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and their disorders. ... Wireless networks are telephone or computer networks that use radio as their carrier or physical layer. ...


Programs

Bloomsburg University is most academically noted for its education programs, such as Elementary & Secondary Education and Audiology & Speech Pathology. As of 2004, Bloomsburg University offers 67 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs, described in the Academic Catalog [1]. In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... A graduate school or grad school (American English), or, in British English a postgraduate school, is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ...


Faculty

Bloomsburg University currently employs approximately 400 professors, roughly 85% of whom hold Ph.D. degrees. Likewise, classes are never taught by graduate students. The faculty-to-student ratio is roughly 18 to 1. Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Look up Faculty on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Faculty has several different meanings and can refer to: University faculty are the instructors and/or researchers of high standing at universities, as opposed to the students or support staff. ...


Students

There are roughly 8,000 students enrolled at the university, which represents a more than 100% increase over the past 20 years. A majority of the students live off-campus within the town limits, with a similar number of students who commute. The students are comprised of about 85% Caucasian and 15% of other origins. The ratio of women to men is 60:40. Students attending a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Academically, students are slightly above average, with median SAT scores of 1070. Most incoming freshman are within the upper 25% of their graduating high school class. In probability theory and statistics, the median is a number that separates the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution from the lower half. ... The SATs (pronounced S-A-T, not sat), formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, are standardized tests frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States and other countries such as the United Kingdom in more recent years to aid in the selection of incoming... Main article: Secondary education in Japan The Japanese word for a high school is kōtōgakkō (高等学校; literally high school), or kōkō (高校) in short. ... A photograph of PZFUN and his class in Honghu, Hubei, China. ...


The annual average tuition for a student at Bloomsburg in 2004 was about $10,000. Approximately 70% of the students receive at least some form of financial aid. Tuition means instruction, teaching or a fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay tuition or other costs, such as room and board, for education at a college, university, or private school. ...


Extracurriculars

There are more than 20 sororities and fraternities, of which about 10% of the student population participate. The school also hosts several political clubs, including College Republicans, University Democrats, Democracy Matters and the Political Science Organization. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... A fraternity is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party), is a political party and is one of the two major political parties in the United States (the other being the Democratic Party). ... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is the longest-standing political party in the world. ... Democracy Matters is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots student political organization that is dedicated to deepening democracy by promoting Clean Elections as a replacement to campaign corruption and campaign finance reform. ... Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ...


Bloomsburg has an extensive sports program which features three-peat NCAA Division II Champions from the field hockey team, as well as 2001's NCAA Division II runner-up in football. Bloomsburg's football team is currently 9-0 and ranked 4th in the country. Three-peat is a portmanteau of the words three and repeat. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Football is the name given to a number of different team sports. ...


The student newspaper, BU Voice and college radio station, WBUQ (91.1 FM) serve the campus's media needs. College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... WBUQ FM 91. ...


Alumni

Prominent alumni of Bloomsburg University include:

Charles J. Chuck Daly (born July 20, 1930 in St. ... The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. ... Thomas Timothy Holden (born March 5, 1957), American politician, is a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993. ... ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Mark S. Schweiker Mark Steven Schweiker (born January 31, 1953) was the governor of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2003. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Harlon Hill Trophy has been awarded annually since 1986 to the NCAA Division II college football player of the year. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

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