Another productive and memorable year at Bloomsburg University has come to a close. Yet, 2016 wasn’t so routine. A collection of academic programs achieved national prominence along with several student groups reaching unprecedented success in fundraising and competition.
Meanwhile, the tradition of students discovering new levels of advancement, impact and scholarship continued as well.
This student club is making it cool to be nerdy. Just ask them.
“We’re a bunch really nerdy students, and we like to take our learning beyond the classroom," says Daniel Pany, computer science and digital forensics major, president of the Bloomsburg Cyber Defense Club (BCDC).
BCDC focuses on studying hacking and security techniques, working to hone their skills for cyber defense competitions and their future in digital forensics.
“We get to play with a lot of cool toys and do nefarious acts in a controlled environment,” said Kyle Mumper, computer science and digital forensics major and club treasurer. “When I first started here I didn’t know anything,” Mumper said. “I had basic computer knowledge, but I’ve learned a lot in the classroom and even more through the club.”
With the idea of generating some more buzz around the start of the upcoming season, manager Mike Collins and the Bloomsburg University baseball team will be holding the inaugural "First Pitch" Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the West End Ale Haus, Bloomsburg, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
During the luncheon, the team will recognize some standout performances from the 2016 season and will provide a look ahead to 2017. The Huskies are coming off of a season that saw them finish with a 23-23 overall record and a fifth-place result in the PSAC Eastern Division with a 10-18 conference record.