BU Chemistry Club dunks profs to help hurricane victims

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Chemistry Club will raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief by sending professors into a dunk tank in front of the Warren Student Services Center Monday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Half of the proceeds from the event are earmarked for the American Red Cross/Hurricane Katrina Fund; the rest will benefit the chemistry club, said Eric Hawrelak, assistant professor of chemistry and the club’s adviser.

Members of the campus community and area residents may try to dunk the faculty members at a donation of $1 for three throws. Chemistry professors taking half-hour shifts in the dunk tank are: Peter DeSanto, 1 p.m.; Hawrelak, 1:30 p.m.; John Morgan, 2 p.m.; Toni Bell, 2:30 p.m.; Greg Zimmerman, 3 p.m.; Emeric Schultz, 3:30 p.m.; Mark Tapsak, 4 p.m.; and Mike Pugh, department chair, 4:30 p.m.

Hawrelak said members of the chemistry club and the faculty members are sponsoring the event to have fun while raising money for hurricane victims. “We are showing that BU cares about the community,” he said.

For information, contact BU’s chemistry department at (570) 389-5159.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.