Before there was Nelson Field House, Huskies fans packed into Centennial Gymnasium to watch teams compete in basketball, wrestling and swimming. In fact, it was 75 years ago that the first basketball game was played in the new Centennial Gymnasium. In 2001, the old gym was dedicated as Centennial Hall and upper campus became the hub for Bloomsburg University athletics. Here's a look back at the gem that was once the largest and most modern gym in the United States.
The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Alumni Legacy Scholarships.
Two alumni will serve as newly selected members of the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees. Edward G. Edwards, ’73, and Dr. Brian O’Donnell, ’87, were nominated and appointed by Governor Tom Wolf and approved by the Pennsylvania Senate on Oct. 25.
Twenty years ago, in October 1996, a memorial to five students who lost their lives in a house fire was dedicated outside the first Harvey A. Andruss Library at Bloomsburg University.
Fifty years ago, October 21, 1966, the first elected Homecoming Queen in Bloomsburg history was crowned. A formal Homecoming celebration has been held on campus each year starting in 1928.
Recent BU graduate Adrianna Sgouris, class of 2015, dreamed of being at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but not as an athlete. She wanted to be a volunteer. She reached out to Olympic officials while an undergrad, landed an interview and was selected to make the trip of a lifetime. Read about her adventure at the Olympics and see some great photos she snapped while there.
BLOOMSBURG — David L. Soltz will retire as president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. In his announcement to the campus community, Soltz said, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve our students with all of you, the outstanding faculty and staff of Bloomsburg University.”
Fifty years ago this month, September 1966, the Harvey A. Andruss Library, now known as the Robert Warren Student Services Center, officially opened with the beginning of the fall semester. See photos and learn more about this BU moment in history.
The BU Alumni Association selected its executive committee and new board members for the 2016-17 term, which began on July 1.
A busload of 24 Bloomsburg University students made a Husky Career Road Trip to Washington, D.C. in April to explore career and internship opportunities. Before returning to campus, the students met with alumni for a networking reception.
Maria Baron Cannon, vice president of Channel Marketing for TE Connectivity and Bloomsburg University Foundation Board member, was named honorary alumna during an Alumni Awards dinner on Saturday, April 23. Four graduates were also recognized for their contributions to the university and their professions, including Crystal Skotedis, CPA and director with Boyer & Ritter CPAs & Consultants, who received the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.
BLOOMSBURG— The chairperson of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Nursing is the recipient of the first Breiner Family Endowed Professorship for Nursing. Michelle Ficca was recently selected for the professorship, supported by a gift of $1.9 million from Edward and Julianne (Miller) Breiner, who graduated from BU in 1977. The Breiners established the university’s first endowed professorship a year ago in support of an exceptional teacher, mentor and leader.
The largest gift in the history of the Bloomsburg University Foundation is benefiting BU’s supply chain management program. Nicholas J. Giuffre ’78 recently contributed a $2.5 million blended gift to the BU Foundation and the university’s It’s Personal campaign. The gift establishes the Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management within the College of Business.
U.S. Navy Capt. Retired Gina Spleen Jaeger, class of 1981, Greek Alumni of Distinction, Theta Tau Omega. This is one in a series of stories honoring Greek alumni in celebration of 50 Years of Greek Life at Bloomsburg in 2016. Each month, the spotlight will fall on a distinguished member of a fraternity and a sorority. A 50th reunion celebration is planned for Homecoming on Oct. 15, 2016.
Meet Bob Snyder, class of 1980, Delta Pi’s Greek Alumni of Distinction. This is one in a series of stories honoring Greek alumni in celebration of 50 Years of Greek Life at Bloomsburg in 2016. Each month, the spotlight will fall on a distinguished member of a fraternity and a sorority. A 50th reunion celebration is planned for Homecoming on Oct. 15, 2016.
Dan Knorr '07, an area resident with experience in local government, has been named director of external and government relations at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association has announced members of the executive committee for the upcoming term of 2015-16.
Michael ’85 and Beth Boguski of Mechanicsburg have committed $1 million to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to support university initiatives including Professional U, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet School and the Henry Carver Fund, Bloomsburg University’s annual fund.