Previous ICS Symposiums

Previous ICS Symposiums

Bloomsburg Explores BU Unplugged, Spring 2015

Book Circle

Groups of faculty and students will read It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd
Dates: February 12, 19, 26 from 3:30-4:40
Locations: TALE Center (Christina Francis, facilitator), Andruss Library Conference Room 305, Third Floor (Pete Doerschler, facilitator)
Unplugged Lecture

Keynote Address

“Social Media or Social Minefield: A Survival Guide for the University, the Workplace, and Life”
with Dr. Nancy Rothbard, Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, February 17, at 7pm
1303 McCormick

Unplugged Movie

Roundtable debate

Date: Monday, February 16, from 3:30 to 5:00.
Participants: David Magolis, David Heineman, Megumi Omori, Regina Bobak
Location: Hide-A-Way


Monday, February 23, at 7pm
McCormick 1303

Bloomsburg Explores Digital Humanities, Spring 2014

A series of discussions of digital tools and projects relevant to faculty and student creative work and scholarship, and of the future of digital liberal arts.

Digital Tools and Projects in the Arts and Humanities
Faculty Panel Discussion
Monday, April 14 at 3-5pm
Centennial 239

Sue O’Donnell (Art and Art History)
Alla Myzelev (Art and Art History)
Robert Dunkelberger (Library)
Stephanie Schlitz (English)
Christopher Podeschi (Sociology)
Jennifer Whisner (EGGS)
M. Safa Saracoglu (History)

Digital Projects In and Out of the Classroom
Student Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM
Centennial 108

An all-student panel will discuss class-based projects, internship projects and student participation in University-related programs (e.g., the BU Writing Center, the Center for Community Research and Consulting, the University Archives, and the Magee Archives Project). Featuring Sarah Helter (English alumna), Rae Mead (English), Ralph Hinkle (MA program, Instructional Design), Michael Zielenskie (Studio Art), Avi Slone (English and Sociology), Curtis Bratton (History), Morgan Lewis (Chemistry), Christian Tlocznski (History and Psychology), Chris Mekosh (Criminal Justice), Andrew Semaan (Economics), and Matt Vetter (Computer Science and Mass Communications).

Digital Humanities

"Stop Calling it Digital Humanities, Start Calling it Digital Liberal Arts"
Featured Guest Lecture from Professor William Pannapacker
April 21, at 7 PM
McCormick Center for Human Services Rm. 1303

William Pannapacker, Professor of English at Hope College, has been a leading figure in the digital humanities/digital liberal arts movement.   He is founding director of the Hope College Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities, which has become a model for the integration of digital technology into undergraduate research in the humanities, and he is a frequent contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Professor Pannapacker will give a public talk on digital humanities/digital liberal arts and its place in the undergraduate curriculum on April 21, at 7 PM at Bloomsburg University's McCormick Center for Human Services Rm 1303.  The lecture is free and open to the entire community, as are the two symposium panel discussions.

On April 21, Professor Pannapacker will be free to meet with interested BU faculty, staff, and students. Please contact the chair of the ICS Bloomsburg Explores symposium committee, Susie Nugent (, or ICS director Mike Hickey ( regarding arrangements.