Winter break is a strange chapter in every college student’s career.
We take a sudden break in the life we just spent three months adjusting to. It’s like we finally get into our routine, the game, and then we are forced to take a half time. We look forward to seeing our families, but at the same time we feel sad about the family we’re leaving behind in Bloomsburg.
As a junior, I’ve gone through these hellos and goodbyes for two summers and three winters. I can tell you this as a fact, it never gets easier. Bloomsburg has become my home away from home, and I have all of my friends and roommates to thank for that.
Living and Learning Communities foster a unique learning environment for students with similar majors, interests and goals living together on campus and experiencing a variety of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.
One of the more active communities is the Frederick Douglass LLC, which regularly takes educational trips. This past fall, they traveled to Virginia to visit Belle Grove Plantation — an authentic late 18th-century plantation house and estate. For one student with a special connection to the LLC, the overnight trip left a lasting impression.
“My uncle did research and found out we were related to Frederick Douglass,” said Marqueshay Tomlinson, a freshman nursing major, admitting she really wants to learn more about her ancestry.
Success on the softball field is nothing new for Bloomsburg University. The Huskies have not won less than 59% of their games in a season since 1979 (The third season of softball at Bloomsburg University).
Last year, the Huskies finished with a 45-9 record and defeated California (Pa.) to win their first PSAC Championship since 2010. Bloomsburg made it to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region One Tournament, where it would fall to California (Pa.), 5-1. The 45 wins were the most for the club since 2010, and the most under head coach, Susan Kocher. This will be Kocher's sixth season as head coach, and she will look for win No. 200 this weekend in Hartsville, S.C.
For Kocher and the rest of the Huskies, the 2017 season will be about taking care of some unfinished business, and continuing the strong success of the program.