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CAS awarded three grants

Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artists Series received $15,000 in grants and allocations from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in support of programming for the 2016-2017 season, which includes a new film series. The grants are:

  • Arts CONNECT, providing $8,000 to cover a portion of the cost for “Nufonia Must Fall Live,” Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Scratch disc jockey Kid Koala will present a multidisciplinary adaptation of a graphic novel featuring media, puppetry and live music.
  • Jazz Touring Network, $3,000 in support of this season’s only Pennsylvania performance by the new soul-fusion band, The Suffers. The program, on Feb. 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Mitrani Hall, will be offered in celebration of Black History Month and is co-sponsored by BU’s Multicultural Center. BU has presented 18 Jazz Touring Network grant-funded artists since becoming a member of the network in 2002.
  • On Screen/In Person, $2,400 to help fund the screening of six new independent films and presentations by the filmmakers. All films, part of CAS’s new Mostly Mondays at the Movies series, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Early path to the classroom

Gabrielle Meister couldn’t wait to be in front of a classroom.

It was part of her driving passion to become a teacher. After three years of lectures and observing classrooms, this Bloomsburg University early childhood and special education major decided enough was enough. This summer, it was time for her to teach.

Meister was among 22 education majors to participate in the three-week Milton Teaching Practicum in the Milton Area School District. It’s one of five practicum options College of Education students can choose from to get classroom experience prior to student teaching.

“When you’re first getting up in front of the classroom — even as young as kindergarten — you get very nervous,” Meister says. “The first time it was nerve-racking. By the third time, I got better at it. I’m now 100 percent more comfortable heading (forward). Student teaching is going to be amazing.”

Today at Bloomsburg

Getting a clearer picture

Women's tennis player Catherine Garrity, a junior business management major and marketing minor, is doing an internship this summer with the Olympus Corporation of the Americas as a project manager in its information technology department.

"This internship has taught me so many things from the project management IT side of a corporate company, as well as the social corporate responsibility side of a company," Garrity says. "Interning at Olympus has been an amazing experience, and I would be honored to work for such a well-respected, experienced, and considerate company when I graduate from BU."

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