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Member News – November 8, 2017

Member News

  • Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies national honor society at Bloomsburg University, will host its 2017 Speakers Forum tonight, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall 218 on campus. The speakers forum is titled “Influence of Technology,” and will feature seven speakers speaking about the influence of technology on their lives and careers. This event is free and open to the public.


  • Michael Cymbala, assistant engineer and resident project representative at Peters Consultants, Inc, recently became a certified ASSE International Backflow Protection Assembly Tester (CBPAT) following a week of intense training and testing.

    Michael Cymbala of Peters Consultants, Inc.

    A CBPAT meets all requirements established by the American Backflow Prevention Association Certification Committee and maintains a current certificate within three years of the issuance date. A Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester is needed by administrative authorities throughout North America to assure that installed backflow prevention assemblies continue to protect the drinking water. The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) Certification Committee (previously know as the Training Committee or the Training and Education Committee) completed the task of establishing criteria for what a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester needs to know. Once a person has been trained, an examination protocol had to be developed to verify the applicant’s knowledge against need to know criteria.


  • Along with the Bloomsburg University Regional STEM Education Center, the Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber will co-sponsor the Future Careers Expo tomorrow evening, Nov. 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Kehr Union Ballroom on the BU campus. The annual event allows attendees to explore career in science, technology, engineering and math and it open to all students in grades 7-12, as well as their parents. Participants can receive a BU application fee waiver just for attends, and there will also be door prizes for those that sign up. For more information and to register, visit here


  • Co., a social and professional networking group that is run by the United Way of Columbia and Montour County, will hold a mixer tomorrow evening, Nov. 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Tap Room, located at 217 Elysburg Rd., Danville. It will also host a dodgeball tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bloomsburg Area YMCA. Co. was founded to give area residents the opportunity to take advantage of all the great things this area has to offer. This group is for everyone, which means any age, ability, or area of residence. It holds multiple events each month. For more information about Co., including future events, visit its Facebook page


  • State Rep. Dave Millard will help dedicated State Route 93 as Stuart Tank Memorial Highway, with a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Atomic Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lot, located at 1901 Orange St., Berwick. 


  • The East Central PA Regional Task Force will present a workshop for cybersecurity on resources and best practices for repelling cyber attacks. This workshop will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the DirectLink Technology Center, 2561 Bernville Rd., Reading. There is no cost to participate. For more information or to register, check out the flyer


  • The Weis Center For the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will host a panel discussion about the future of hip hop and live performances from the artists/panelists, on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. This is a free event and tickets are not required. The event will include a panel discussion with four emerging hip hop artists who are carving out careers for themselves: Amos Lachman, J Pope, and two Bucknell University students, Mansa K and Amarachi Ekekwe.  The discussion will be followed by short, 20-minute sets by each of the participating artists.


  • State Rep. Dave Millard will host his third annual Veterans Expo on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – noon at Central Columbia High School, located at 4777 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. Exhibitors with veteran-related information will be available. 


  • The Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, which is operated by the Bloomsburg Municipal Authority, will hold a Fly-In/Drive-In/Walk-In Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. – noon at its location at 301 Airport Rd., Bloomsburg. The event is free and open to the public, however donations are suggested. It will feature both pumpkin and plain pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham and more. 


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