The Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapter at Juniata College, Huntingdon, has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office, marking the 22nd consecutive year the chapter has received such a recognition. Evan Ulrich (left), who served as the Society of Physics Students chapter president during the 2019-20 academic year, and chapter adviser Jim Borgardt, Woolford Professor of Physics, take a look at an item in the Physics Department’s Human Space Flight collection. This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloomsburg students practice etiquette
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University held its first etiquette event Nov. 4 with 147 students attending.
Allison Hileman from Hollidaysburg attended the event. Hileman is an undeclared major at Bloomsburg University.
Meals, Manners and Mentors was designed to simulate a professional conference and networking experience and help students gain confidence with professional interactions and etiquette.
Students were mailed a package prior to the event that included laminated placemats printed with place settings and the âDoás and Donátsã of professional dining, a set of bamboo cutlery and a âmenuã with the agenda and suggested conversation starters.
An overview and demonstration of professional dining and etiquette was presented by Maria Bauman of Aramark and included an overview of place settings, proper attire and table manners, and professional behavior in both virtual and in-person settings.
BU alumni volunteers were âseatedã with students and helped coach them on starting and maintaining appropriate dining conversation.
Students were encouraged to follow up with their new contacts via LinkedIn after the event.
“Events like Meals, Manners and Mentors benefit students by helping them practice communication skills, explore different career paths, and expand their professional network,ã said Assistant Director for Professional Development, Lori Schmidt.
âStudents also learn the importance of dining, virtual and professional etiquette and the alumni who volunteer enjoy interacting with and helping the students develop their professional skills. Itás a great way for students to have fun while learning and for the alumni to give back to the university.”
Meals, Manners and Mentors was hosted by Bloomsburg University alumna, Zakia Ringgold ’02 via the platform Virtual Experience Design Agency and was open to students of all majors and class years.
Meals, Manners and Mentors is part of the Professional U experience at Bloomsburg University which connects students with alumni, employers, and opportunities that integrate academics with experiential learning.
Through professional development and career experiences, students build the skills and confidence that prepare them for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.
The Professional U experience at Bloomsburg University connects students with alumni, employers, and opportunities that integrate academics with experiential learning. Through professional development and career experiences, students build the skills and confidence that impact their community and profession.
in Day of Dialogue
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Universityás fifth annual Day of Dialogue was attended by 85 students and 40 alumni, faculty and staff on Oct. 21.
Lauren Sattesahn from Clearfield attended the event. Sattesahn is a computer science major at Bloomsburg University.
The event brings together students, alumni, faculty and staff of various backgrounds to connect with their shared experiences and allows alumni to support students as they navigate their experiences at BU.
It is planned and supported by the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Alumni and Professional Engagement, Office of Access and Success, Multicultural Center, Cultural Affairs and the Presidentás Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
This year, the theme was “Connecting Across Boundaries,” and it was held virtually for the first time, allowing alumni to Zoom in from as far away as Chicago.
Conversations centered on how students of diverse backgrounds can successfully navigate the college experience and transition from student to professional, as well as how the BU Alumni Association can help support diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
IUP recognizes honor graduate from Altoona
INDIANA, Pa. — Alexis Henry of Altoona, a nutrition-dietetics track major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has completed studies at IUP for her bachelor’s degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
A total of 644 graduates completing studies in December and January will be honored virtually in commencement ceremonies; 194 of the undergraduates qualify for Latin Honors (3.25 or above cumulative grade point average) and 20 of the graduates achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Graduates were honored at six college-based virtual ceremonies on Dec. 12.
Henry, daughter of Richard Henry and Regina Schmitt, is a 2016 graduate of Hollidaysburg Senior High School. A member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success, she is an eight-time recipient of the IUP’s dean’s list.
She served as fundraising chair for Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics at IUP, is a community nutrition educator for Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank, a student member of the IUP Co-Op Board of Directors and serves in community outreach support for New Life Community Church.