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Bloomsburg University offers tips for online learning

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — With schools closed across the commonwealth, some university professors are sharing how best to keep kids learning online.

All of the instruction at Bloomsburg University is now being done online. Experts have some tips to make sure the process goes smoothly. For students, if you have a camera, make sure there is nothing strange going on behind you, as well as knowing how to mute your sound.

Coronavirus now in Luzerne County

On Sunday, March 15, it was confirmed that Luzerne County has its first case of COVID-19.

As of right now, this is the only confirmed case of the virus in Luzerne county. The individual is currently being quarantined at home.

Luzerne county manager David Pedri confirmed in a news conference that the case is travel related.

Pedri has since declared Luzerne County in a state of emergency. While that sounds scary, according to WNEP, it is mainly so that we can have better access to federal and state funds and resources.

BU moves to online classes until April 6

Bloomsburg University sent an email to students, faculty, and staff announcing that all classes will be delivered online, among other updates. All updates can be found on the university website.
Classes will be delivered online from March 23 to at least April 6 to help prevent the risk of COVID-19 spread on campus. Students living in the Philadelphia area who do not have online access at their homes will have access to the PASSHE City Center facility.

Bloomsburg University extends Spring Break, cancels travel, suspends events

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – From Bloomsburg University’s website:

Bloomsburg University doesn’t have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time.

Because the health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority, we must continue to prepare for this possibility. Below are additional updates, effective immediately:

BU Extends Spring Break

Bloomsburg University has decided to extend spring break by one week due to concern about the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Classes are planned to resume March 23.

In an email sent out to faculty and staff today which was then forwarded to the student body, President Bashar Hanna announced that: “During this extension, faculty will be provided training, both locally and remotely, specific to online course delivery methods.  This will enable continuity of instruction if further delays of our students’ return to campus become warranted.”

Stop the Bleed training held at Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) – Bloomsburg students and faculty learned crucial steps to saving a person’s life Tuesday.

A ‘Stop the Bleed’ training, held by Geisinger, taught them what to do if they ever came across a person who could potentially die due to a loss of blood.

Officials tell Eyewitness News that the number one cause of death in trauma patients and injured people in the United States, is life-threatening bleeding. That’s why it’s important for those without medical training to learn how to ‘stop the bleed.’

Bloomsburg University nursing simulation lab helping students get ahead

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Nursing students at a local university are getting ahead, one simulation at a time.

Some new tools are helping prepare soon-to-be graduates for the real world. It’s the way of the future.

“When I was in school, we actually gave our first injection to an orange. Gave one to the orange and gave one to our next-door neighbor,” Bloomsburg University Nursing Department Chair Susan Fetterman said.

The new nursing simulation lab is helping students get the on-hands experience they need without having to practice on real patients.

Breaking news: Hit-and-run in Tri-Level

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A suspect escaped a hit-and-run at Tri-Level parking lot this afternoon after hitting a group of people, according to eyewitnesses. One victim was hospitalized and then released.   

The suspect hit a potential student’s car and tried to flee the scene, as seen in the video below.  

An unknown student living in Elwell Hall caught the hit-and-run on camera.

BU junior Natalie Miller saw the white car hit the potential student and bystanders who tried to stop the suspect.  

Activist Yusef Salaam speaks at Sankofa Conference at Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It is a powerful story of injustice told by a man who lived it.

Five innocent boys of color tried and convicted of the crime they did not commit. Saturday, one of the Central Park 5 shared his story and offered up words of hope at Bloomsburg University.

“It makes me feel like I can’t do anything other than succeed. It makes me feel like it’s my responsibility to succeed and continue succeeding and to be an advocate to be the revolution as he said,” West Chester University student Ananiya Jones said.

Bloomsburg students participate in fundraiser for Hazleton Integration Project

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Students at a local college are taking on a unique project to raise money for a good cause.

Students in the honors Introduction to Business class at Bloomsburg University began the experiment by trading in one red paper clip for an item of higher value.

It’s all part of the One Red Paper Clip Project, an idea started several years ago by a Canadian blogger which is now being assigned by Dr. Christina Force. Dr. Force says the inspiration came from a conference she attended.

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