- The Penn State World Campus have hold a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 8-9:30 p.m. specifically for women interested in the Penn State Online MBA program offered through the World Campus. Faculty Director Dr. Janet Duck and Managing Director Stacey Dorang Peeler will share important information about the program, and will answer questions about program curriculum. They will review application requirements and explain the admissions process, while also sharing insight as to what you can expect as an online student. In addition, they will explain how this specific program can help women succeed and grow both professionally and personally. Current Penn State online MBA students will also share advice on how women interested in this program can fit it into an already busy schedule, and will give tips for balancing school, work, and family responsibilities. Register online.
- Ryan Flannery Trio will perform their unique style of jazz music tomorrow night, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium to kick off the Weis Center’s 2019-20 season. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. A native of Lewisburg and a recent graduate of the College of Charleston School of Music, guitarist/composer Ryan Flannery is steadily building his name as one of the most compelling and impressive young jazz artists in the South East. Flannery possesses a strong technique, a warm luminous tone, a natural sense of swing and distinctive chording. This trio includes Ron Nihoff on drums and McCarthy Fitch on bass.They will perform a memorable set of tunes including funk, ballads, and uptempo hard bop. For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts and its current season, visit it online.
This year will mark the fifth year that local organizations and communities have joined forces to help fight pediatric cancer and raise funds to benefit the ThinkBIG® Pediatric Cancer Fund. The Going Gold initiative, which began in 2015, continues to expand. To date, this initiative has raised $42,800. This year’s Going Gold kickoff events are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at Old Forge Brewing in Danville; Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at Marley’s Brewery & Grille in Bloomsburg; and Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at Brendan’s Towne Tavern in Lewisburg.
Each event will feature a proclamation, entertainment, and much more. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Going Gold shirts will be sold during the events for $15. In September, shirts will also be available at any Service 1st Federal Credit Union location, while supplies last. Marley’s and Old Forge have collaborated on a special brew called Gold Dust pale ale for this year’s Going Gold initiative. $1 from each pint of Gold Dust purchased throughout the month will be donated to this cause. Additionally, Rusty Rail Brewing Company is donating $1 from every goblet of their Fool’s Gold that is sold during September. All proceeds will benefit the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund. Additionally, other events throughout the month of September will also benefit ThinkBIG, including at Chamber members Columbia Colonnade and Nickle Plate Bar & Grill. See the complete list of events and ways to support this initiative.
Bloomsburg University has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities by both Forbes’ Top Colleges in 2019, which features the top 15 percent of the more than 4,300 degree-granting post-secondary institutions in the U.S, and Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money in 2019. BU has also been ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North for 2019 by College Consensus.com. In Forbes, Bloomsburg is ranked sixth among public institutions in the state of Pennsylvania. The rankings were based on alumni salary; student satisfaction; the percentage of student debt; American leaders; on-time graduation rates and academic success. The Money Magazine ranking was based on multiple criteria, including the six-year graduation rates; value-added graduation rate which is the difference between a school’s actual graduation rate and its expected rate, based on the economic and academic profile of the student body; peer quality (measuring the standardized test scores of entering freshman versus accepted students who enroll; and student-faculty ratio.
- The 2019 Holiday Happenings committee of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation is very pleased to announce Joanne Aurand, her late husband, Robert, and The Thomas Beaver Free Library as the honorees for the 24th annual Robert N. Pursel Award, which will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Pine Barn Inn. Significant and meritorious community service is the focus of this award. This community remains blessed with people and organizations exemplifying contributions consistent with the example of the award’s namesake. Read more about the honorees and the event in this press release.
- The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, will hold its annual luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 12-1:30 p.m. The event will take place at Monty’s on the campus of Bloomsburg University. This luncheon celebrates the investments made to community organizations through the work of the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation. Local nonprofit organizations will be presented with 2019 grant awards during the event. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Reserve your seat online or by emailing by Aug. 29.
- Camp Victory will host its annual Community Open House on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 12-3 p.m. This free afternoon of family fun includes its rock climbing wall, zip line and paddle boats on the pond as well as hot dogs, ice cream, drinks, an arts and crafts project, a moon bounce, wagon rides and live music. at 1 p.m., there will also be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the recent expansion of the Welcome Center.