BLOOMSBURG — Four recent retirees with a total of 117 years of service were honored with emeritus status during quarterly meeting of BU’s Council of Trustees on Nov. 28.
Honored with faculty emeritus status were Wendy Miller, music, 29 years; James Mullen, developmental instruction, 33 years; and Bruce Rockwood, business education and information and technology management, 27 years. Luci Ruckle, who retired from university safety and police with a total of 28 years of service, receive non-instructional emeritus status.
Also during the brief meeting, the Trustees:
- Heard a presentation on Writing Across the Curriculum by Ted Roggenbuck, director of BU’s Writing Center, and student writing consultants Jordan Flaherty and Olivia Rios. Writing consultants have offered 1,230 face-to-face sessions this fall to assist students with assignments for English and other academic areas. As part of an internship, Flaherty trained tutors on BU’s new ePortfolio, where students can compile and reflect on their written work. Rios has been working with Berwick Area Senior High School’s Writing Advisory Committee to establish a writing center.
- Approved the annual resolution certifying the Bloomsburg University Foundation’s compliance with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education policy.
- Listened to an update on campus construction by Eric Ness, assistant vice president for facilities management. The top priority on BU’s capital projects list remains the renovation of Waller Administration Building to incorporate classroom space for departments currently housed in Old Science Hall. The $25.5 million project has been delayed two years due to reduced funding available from the state. Ness said funds may be released for the project for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1, 2013.
- Approved the following schedule for quarterly meetings, all Wednesdays: March 6, June 5, Sept. 11 and Dec. 4, 2013, and March 5 and June 4, 2014.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.