Posts in category OVER THE SHOULDER

The Success of Apollo 13: An example ...

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“Houston, we have a problem” Bernard R. Suchocki ’65 was in the mission operations control room at the Johnson Space Center on April 13, 1970, when commander Jim Lovell uttered those unforgettable words. As an Apollo astronaut instructor stationed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Suchocki was assigned to the Apollo XIII mission operations team. One of two […]

Lamar Blass: Hall of Fame Athlete and...

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Lamar Blass: Hall of Fame Athlete and Soldier The Bloomsburg University Archives is home to items documenting the history of the school and the achievements of alumni. A recent acquisition is a battered dog tag that belonged to one of the most celebrated early athletes, Lamar Blass, who was killed in action during World War II. […]

Dancing for a Good Cause

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Dancing for a Good Cause by ROBERT DUNKELBERGER, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST From 27 couples at its start, two dancers remained on the floor after 86 hours and one minute to win Bloomsburg’s first dance marathon, originally organized as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Breaking the world record of 84.5 hours established by the Guinness […]

The Normal School Goes to Washington

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For 12 years during the late 1800s and early 1900s, students and faculty at the Bloomsburg State Normal School took inexpensive, guided excursions to our nation’s capital each December. On Dec. 14, 1896, the first train with 155 passengers departed Bloomsburg for Washington, D.C., on a four-day excursion. Three reserved cars carried the vacationers, who […]

The Web Project: Early Days of bloomu...


Today’s BU students take access to the Internet for granted, but they would hardly recognize the university’s first website, which is believed to be among the first 1,200 registered websites worldwide and the first five in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education linked to the Internet in fall 1993. By 1994, developers nationwide […]

President’s Blog

Dr. David Soltz shares his thoughts.

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