BU Professors Plan Charity Concert For South African Village

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2005

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s History Club is hosting a charity concert on Friday, Oct 14.

The charity concert is to help BU alumnus, Matt Cope, raise funds to construct a library in the South African village of Buffelspruit. Cope, a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa, is teaching in the village. A native of Hydetown, Cope is a 2003 graduate with a dual degree in secondary education and history.

Five faculty members, representing five different departments will perform. Kurt Smith, philosophy, is a classical guitarist; Phil Tucker, exceptionality programs, is a jazz guitarist; Paul Loomis, mathematics, computer science and statistics, is a folk singer and guitarist; Mike McCully, English, plays blues and folk; and Mike Hickey, history, is a blues/jazz guitarist. The guitarists will perform both individually and as a group.

The charity concert will be held in Kehr Union, Hideaway Lounge, from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door.

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.