BU to host mathematics education symposium

For Immediate Release

Date:  January 26, 2006


BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host a mathematics education symposium Thursday, Feb 9, starting at 9 a.m. in Kehr Union, multipurpose A and B. The symposium is open to the public free of charge. 

Dennis Ebersole from Northampton Community College will offer the day’s first presentation, “Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: Putting Research into Practice,” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. BU faculty members Paul Hartung and Elizabeth Mauch will present “Mathematics for Teachers – Content Courses/Method Courses” at 10:15 a.m., and Lawrence Mussoline from Wilson School District will offer “Hiring a Teacher in a Math-Centered World: What We Look for in New Employees” at 11:10 a.m. In the final presentation, Frank Marburger and Charlie Wayne from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will discuss “Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Role in Preparation and the PSSA” at 1:15 p.m. There will be a question-and-answer session afterward.

BU President Jessica Kozloff will speak at 10:45 a.m. A lunch break is scheduled from noon to 1:15 p.m.

For information, contact Mauch at (570) 389-4103.

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.