BU hosts 13th annual diversity conference

p>For Immediate Release:  Nov. 12, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— At Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 13th annual High School Conference on Diversity, more than 100 students from regional high schools will gather for workshops and activities designed to engage them in conversations about race, social class, gender identity, economic status and disability. The conference will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kehr Union.

BU students, faculty, staff members and recent retirees will offer presentations on topics ranging from building a happy life to linguistic diversity, following this year’s theme, “Mapping the Paths We Travel.” Presenters include Christina Francis, Jean Downing, Jacob Kelley, Danny Roth, Amy Rene Byrne, Angelo Costanzo, Danielle Rayhorn and Katie Nolt.

The goal of the conference is for students to not only discuss diversity issues, but to also take ideas back to their schools that might enhance their own learning environments. Regional high schools participating in the conference are Benton Area, Bloomsburg, Central Columbia, Lewisburg Area, Millville, Selinsgrove, Southern Columbia and Columbia-Montour Vocational Technical School.

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