Archivist helps BU look back over 175 years

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 7, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Robert Dunkelberger, associate professor and archivist, will discuss the highs and lows of Bloomsburg University’s 175 years in his lecture, “BU: An Institutional History,” as part of the 175th anniversary faculty lecture series. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium of Carver Hall.

Robert Dunkelberger

Bloomsburg University has come a long way in its 175 year history. In his presentation, Dunkelberger will take the audience from the earliest years of Bloomsburg Academy in 1839 with just enough students to fit in a classroom to today with an enrollment of about 10,000 students. He will discuss traditions like May Day, the alma mater and the Huskies mascot, Roongo.

Dunkelberger’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Upcoming presentations in the Fall Faculty Lecture series include:

  • Michael Shepard, professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences, “Scientific History,” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at Hartline Science Center, Kuster Auditorium
  • Barbara Wilson, associate professor of exceptionalities, “Pre-K Reading is More Than Pictures,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at Hartline Science Center, Kuster Auditorium
  • Victoria Geyfman, associate professor of finance, “The Benefits of Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis,” (invitation only), at Sutliff Hall, The Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.