Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society

The Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society is off to a busy start this semester. The group tutors each Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm at ABLE, the Academic Biology Learning Environment, located on the first floor of Columbia Residence Hall. All students enrolled in introductory biology courses are invited to attend. Tri-Beta also recently held a Biology Trivia night complete with pizza and prizes. Later this semester Tri-Beta in collaboration with Kaplan is offering a variety of FREE practice standardized exams that are required for graduate and professional schools including the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Tri-Beta is also planning on offering Mock Interviews for students who are applying for professional programs and graduate schools. Tri-Beta will induct new members on Sunday, October 26 at 3 pm in 108 Hartline. Dr. Marianna Wood will be the guest speaker. A reception with family and friends will follow the induction ceremony. Leading Tri Beta this year are the following officers pictured from left: Jacob Morton, historian Katie Hawkins, secretary; Blake Shoemaker, Vice-President; Katie Geissinger, treasurer, and Adam Kulp, President.  Current student members of Tri-Beta are: Caitlin Bagenstose, Danielle Bordner, Bryce Foster, Katherine Geissinger, Katherine Hawkins, Sarah Hower, Brendon Juengst, Emily Kossifos, Adam Kulp, Ashita Mittal, Jacob Morton, Myrle Newcomer, Blake Shoemaker, Julio Valencia-Velez, Anthony Vendetti, Chelsea Wenner, Jonathan White, Sandra Zelonis, Kent Cooper, Elaine McCauley, Jessica Willis, and Ben Carlucci. Dr.Surmacz is the Tri-Beta advisor.

Join us at the College of Science and Technology Career Day for a Panel Discussion with BAHS Alums!

Careers Field Trip: The Weis Center for Research

BAHS welcomes back Dr. Eric Horstick

BAHS alumnus Dr. Eric Horstick will return to BU to present a research seminar on Friday, October 10 at 4 p.m. in 178 Hartline Science Center. Dr. Horstick will discuss "Mechanisms of Behavior: Deep Brain Photoreceptors Modulate Search Behavior in Zebrafish." Everyone is welcome to attend! Dr. Horstick graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2005 with a B.S in Biology and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. While on campus, Dr. Horstick will meet with students during the Biology Careers Panel, part of the College of Science and Technology's Career Day. Welcome back Dr. Horstick!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Careers in Biology/Allied Health

Freshmen University Seminar
   Hartline G40 for MWR; Kehr Union Ballroom 3 for F


Monday, October 6                       Wednesday, Oct 8

6:30 pm                                                   6:30 pm
Mr. Kenneth Roszel                                Mr. Brian Spezialetti
Radiography                                            Medical Laboratory Science
Geisinger Medical Center                        Robert Packer Hospital
                                                                7:15 pm
                                                                Dr. William Schwindinger
                                                                Medical School
                                                                Bloomsburg University

Thursday, Oct 9                           Friday, Oct 10

6:30 pm                                                   1:00 pm
Dr. Todd Bardua                                      Biology Alumni Panel
Physical Therapy
Geisinger HealthSouth           

7:15 pm                                                   2:00 pm
Mr. Steve Uhl                                          Health Science Alumni Panel
Physician Assistant
Evangelical Community Hosp.

Great Opportunity: Free Practice Exams!

Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society in collaboration with Kaplan is offering FREE practice standardized exams in 243 Andruss Library, the computer classroom, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9 am. Students may choose from among the following exams that are required for graduate and professional schools: the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The new 2015 version of the MCAT will be offered.  If you would like to take the "old" version of the MCAT, the one that will be offered now through January, please contact Adam Kulp, Tri Beta President, ack52934@huskies.bloomu.edu

To sign up for one of the practice exams, complete the form at: http://bit.ly/TriBeta
Space is limited so first come, first served. PLEASE do not sign up unless you are committed to attending as this will take a seat away from a fellow classmate. For additional information, please contact Adam Kulp or Dr. Surmacz, csurmacz@bloomu.edu