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|Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania|
|President||David L. Soltz|
|Admin. staff||520 (total full-time and part-time)|
|Location||Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Affiliations||NCAA D-II; PSAC
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as Bloomsburg, BU or Bloom, is a public university in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) and by many other relevant commissions and authorities.
It is noted for its education programs, including its graduate degree program in Instructional Technology, its Elementary & Secondary Education programs, and the Audiology & Speech Pathology program. The Bloomsburg College of Business is an AACSB accredited university, the highest level of certification for business colleges. As of 2011,it offers 54 undergraduate programs and 20 graduate programs and a doctorate in audiology program. The university has two ROTC programs. They are Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (through a cross-town agreement with Detachment 752 at Wilkes University) and the Army ROTC. It also offers many work-study programs, including food preparation and office assistance, in order to assist students financially.
There are 10,091 students enrolled at the university (8877 undergraduates, 259 non-degree and 955 graduates), an increase of more than 100% 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. About 88% of the students are Caucasian and 12% are of other heritage. The ratio of women to men is 60:40.
The annual average tuition for a student at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2011 was about $7,498 for a student living in PA. Approximately 79% of the students receive at least some form of financial aid.
Bloomsburg teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. The Huskies are a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and track & field.
Nelson Field House, located on Bloomsburg University’s upper campus, serves as home for the university’s indoor athletic events. The facility, constructed in 1971, is currently undergoing a $13.4 million dollar facelift. Among the renovations to the field house will be a new bleacher system for the main gym area, a new scoreboard, a new wrestling room on the lower level of the facility, a new and expanded press box, dedicated locker rooms for each sport, including an expanded football locker room, improved office space and additional storage space. In addition the Nelson Field House Pool features six competition-length lanes, automatic Colorado Timing System, and bleacher seating for nearly 800 spectators in the gallery. The pool serves as the site of Bloomsburg varsity swimming and club water polo contests as well as PIAA District IV championship meets.The project also provides for enhancements to both the upper and lower entrances that will showcase the awards the teams have won over the last three decades.
Robert B. Redman Stadium is situated on the upper campus of Bloomsburg University as part of the university's 103-acre athletic complex and is home to the football and track & field programs. Originally built in February 1974, the new facility took the place of Athletic Park in downtown Bloomsburg as Home of the Huskies.
In the spring of 2008 the facility was completely renovated as a part of a $3.45 million dollar project which included a press box with elevator, new rest rooms, artificial turf field, track and field facilities, new railings and ADA compliance, new parking lot, new visitor bleachers and lights.
The stadium, which overlooks the scenic Susquehanna Valley, has seating for 5,000 spectators, although attendance at several events has exceeded that total. The largest crowd to see a football game in the facility totalled 7,483 at the 1985 Homecoming contest against Millersville.
Originally, when planning began for the new stadium in 1963, the proposed site was on the lower campus across from where the Rec Center is now; however, a consultant's report recommended the upper campus development. The project finally got underway in 1972 at a total cost of $725,000.
Sports Stadium, a new multi-purpose, lighted field, was opened in 2006. The $1.5 million dollar facility features a state-of-the-art, Fieldturf monofilament, artificial surface used by the field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams. The facility also features a brand-new press box, sound system and seating for over 700 fans.
Jan M. Hutchinson Field is home to Bloomsburg softball. The stadium features large block dugouts, stadium style seating behind home plate and a scoreboard.
Danny Litwhiler Field is home to Bloomsburg's baseball program and features a large mesh screen and seating behind homeplate making it a fan friendly venue to watch college baseball.
Bloomsburg University Tennis Courts provide students with 13 courts and features nine with lights, allowing for evening play.
The wrestling program at Bloomsburg is the only NCAA Division I program the university sponsors. The wrestling program competes as a member of the Eastern Wrestling League and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Bloomsburg wrestlers have earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships 23 times with 4 individual National Titles. In addition to their success at the NCAA Championships, Bloomsburg has crowned one champion at the National Collegiate Open Wrestling Championship.
Prominent alumni of Bloomsburg University include:
- Richard Benyo, journalist and long distance runner
- Joe Colone, one-year NBA player for the New York Knicks (1948–1949)
- Chuck Daly, NBA coach, and head coach of the first USA Dream Team
- Jahri Evans, Offensive guard for the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl XLIV Champion (2010)
- Percy W. Griffiths (1893–1983), U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Ohio (1943–1949)
- Tim Holden, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Pennsylvania (1993-2013)
- I. Clinton Kline (1858–1947), U.S. Representative for the 16th District of Pennsylvania (1921–1923)
- Jessica Leccia, actress best known as Natalia Rivera on Guiding Light.
- John V. Lesher (1866–1932), U.S. Representative for the 16th District of Pennsylvania (1913–1921)
- Gerry P. Little, member of the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders
- Frederick W. Magrady (1863–1954), U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Pennsylvania (1925–1933)
- Charles Clarence Pratt (1854–1916), U.S. Representative for the 14th District of Pennsylvania (1909–1911)
- Phyllis Mundy, State Representative for Pennsylvania's 120th legislative district (1991-current)
- Susan Roman, Canadian voice actress
- Dennis Bermudez, UFC fighter
- Michael Schearer, Author and computer security researcher
- Mark S. Schweiker, Former governor of Pennsylvania (2001–03)
- Jimmi Simpson, television and film actor
- Bob Tucker, a former NFL player (1970–1980)
- Brian Sims, Former President of Equality Pennsylvania, Chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP), won 2010's Top 40 LGBT Attorneys Under 40 in the U.S
- Skënder Hyseni, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kosovo
- Zachary K Pearce, youngest member of the Board of School Directors of the Delaware Valley School District
- Official website
- Official athletics website
- A Gallery of Presidents and History of Bloomsburg University
- Bloomsburg Through the Years (edited by Marguerite W. Kehr, August 1951)
- Quick Facts about Bloomsburg University