More than 600 students recently celebrated graduation in Haas Center for the Arts as part of winter commencement for graduate studies, as well as colleges of business, education, liberal arts and science and technology.
Exercise science begins two-year project
A unique performance heath research opportunity has come to campus, resulting in a collaborative project for the Department of Exercise Science through the fall of 2017. Performance Health Systems, LLC awarded Swapan Mookerjee, professor of exercise science, a two-year research contract that provides more than $20,000 worth of equipment and logistical support to the department’s physiology laboratory along with the provision for a graduate assistantship, which was made possible with matching funds from the university.
“This project provides us a unique opportunity to conduct research, which will culminate in faculty-student collaborative presentations, papers and masters theses,” Mookerjee said. “The equipment is currently mainly available in clinical sites across the country.”
Graduate and undergraduate students will be involved in all the research projects, according to Mookerjee, who added these types of collaborative projects typically result in conference presentations, papers and thesis projects.
Shirk tabbed Daktronics All-American
Bloomsburg University's senior middle linebacker Justin Shirk has received second team Daktronics All-America honors, adding to a long list of postseason accolades. Shirk is one of only four players from Super Region One to earn a Daktronics All-America nod. Shirk has already received a list of postseason accolades, being named the Beyond Sports Network Division II Defensive Player of the Year as well as the PSAC East and Daktronics Super Region One Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award representing the small college defensive player of the year.