For immediate release: March 26, 2009
BLOOMSBURG — A video crew recently captured 11 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students climbing Maine's Mount Katahdin as part of Quest's Leadership on the Edge program. A film of their ascent will premiere Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The students climbed Mount Katahdin during Labor Day weekend 2008 for training in BU's master of business administration program. Darrin Kass, associate professor of management, said the climb is an option for students in his organizational behaviors class.
"Employers want to see leadership, a skill that is very difficult to develop in the classroom," said Kass. "By doing the climb, leadership becomes much more real. It gives them real experiences and enhances learning." The climb will be offered every fall for students in the program, he added.
The film was made possible with support from Hudock Moyer Wealth Management, Williamsport.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.