Much of my time last week was focused on the quarterly Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors meeting at the Dixon Center in Harrisburg. Although Bloomsburg University had no programs on the agenda, our proposal for the renovation of the McCormick Center was included in the five-year capital budget request.
The Board of Governors approved per-credit tuition pilot programs for Shippensburg and Mansfield, who will join Bloomsburg, Indiana and Millersville universities in various per-credit tuition plans in 2016-17. The board also asked the governor and General Assembly to invest $521.2 million in the State System universities in 2016-17 to make up for some of the decreases in funding over the past five years.
This week is a very exciting and meaningful time for Bloomsburg University.
It is Homecoming Week with all of the associated celebrations and activities, including:
- the king and queen contest
- parade with legendary football coach, Danny Hale, as grand marshal
- Alumni Association Tent Party
- 50-year reunion for the Class of 1965
- and home athletic competitions for most of our fall sports teams
The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development’s business conference will again coincide with homecoming, the College of Science and Technology is hosting Career Day, and mass communications alumni will return to campus for a roundtable discussion.
These and similar events throughout the year in all four colleges share the goal of bringing successful alumni and friends to campus to present career advice and network with students.
Most exciting and unique of all events this week will be the announcement of the public phase of It’s Personal: The Campaign for Bloomsburg to the campus community on Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. on the Academic Quad.
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