International poet to visit Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG - A celebrated Puerto Rican author will join students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania for a night of poems from around the world.
International Poetry Night with Maria Juliana Villafane will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kehr Union Hideaway. All BU students are invited to read their own compositions or those of an international poet.
Villafane is a writer, screenwriter, playwright and composer of popular music. She was awarded the Poet of Merit Award by The American International Society of Poets for her piece "My Moon." She is a correspondent of several literary journals and a member of the PEN Club of Puerto Rico and the Association of Writers of Merida, Venezuela. She has published three books of poetry, "Dimensiones en el Amor (Love Dimensions)," which received the Palma Julia de Burgos Award; "Entre Dimensiones (Between Dimensions);" and "Volar Sin Alas (Flying Without Wings)," as well as the youth story "Aurora y sus Viajes Intergal'cticos (Aurora Intergalactic Travels)." She resides in Miami, Fla.
Bloomsburg University to host fourth annual Springfest
BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University students will celebrate the approaching end of the school year with the fourth annual Springfest.
The two-day event begins from 5 to 9 Friday with Musicfest, a showcase of student musicians and local bands, at the Scranton Commons Amphitheatre. On Saturday, students will head to Nelson Field House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Student Recreation Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to participate in games, sports and other activities.
The theme for this year's Springfest is "Vegas: What Happens at Fest, Stays at Fest." Some of the featured activities include dodgeball, rock climbing, inflatable obstacle courses, black jack tables and the 5K Zombie Race for International Justice Mission. Student organizations will host activity tables to go along with the Las Vegas theme.
Due to inclement weather conditions on March 30, the Egg Hunt for Endometriosis has been rescheduled to coincide with Springfest on April 12, on the Nelson Field House Lawn. The hunt for children 7- to 12-years-old will begin at 2 p.m., infants to 3-years-old at 2:20 p.m., 4- to 6-years-old at 2:40 p.m. and college students at 3 p.m. Participants may bring their own baskets or receive one that they can keep with a donation to the Endometriosis Association.
Springfest is hosted by the Center for Leadership and Engagement, Community Government Association, Residence Life Office, Student Affairs Office and the Student Recreation Center, and is open to the public. For more information, contact George Kinzel, director of the Center for Leadership and Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucknell presents Lunch and Learn programs
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's Lunch and Learn program will host two discussions related to aging in April.
"A Bird's-Eye View of Aging" with Mark Haussmann, Bucknell biology professor, is scheduled for April 22 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common, 6 Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
"Aging and Music Cognition" with Andrea Halpern, Bucknell psychology professor, will be held April 29 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m.