BU hosting Diversity Conference

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host the 15th annual high school conference “Diversity, It’s What We Have in Common” on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building.

The high school conference on diversity invites students from surrounding high schools to spend a full day on BU’s campus attending workshops, lectures, hands-on sessions and panels that address a variety of diversity issues.

The sessions, directed by BU students, faculty and local professionals, aim to heighten young peoples’ awareness of diversity issues, recognize what makes them different and learn how to deal with these differences in everyday life. The themes of these sessions include technology usage, identifying natural tendencies and animalistic traits, gender stereotypes and international perspectives.

The day of diversity will kick off at 9 a.m. with a keynote speaker, Andrew Stout, BU alumni. Stout, one of the founders of the conference, currently serves as the Assistant Director of Delaware County Community College’s Exton and Phoenixville campuses. His professional interest includes composition and rhetorical theory, gender studies and diversity education.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.