Summer interns sought

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, said summer internships are available in his offices in Washington, D.C., Hazleton, Carlisle, Harrisburg and Sunbury.

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be an intern. Internships do not have set start and end dates, but instead depend on the individual student. Schedules are also determined based on an intern's availability.

To apply, an interested student should send a resume and a cover letter to PA11Internships@gmail.com.

Applications are due by April 11.

Video game culture focus of lecture

BLOOMSBURG - David S. Heineman, associate professor of communications studies at Bloomsburg University, will discuss the cultural significance of video games during a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26.

"Thinking about Video Games: Notes from a Researcher" will be presented in the Warren Student Services Center, room 004.

Heineman will present information from more than 75 interviews with game designers, artists, historians and other professionals in the gaming industry. He will discuss questions about video games' merit as an art and the emergence of problems facing contemporary gamer culture, like discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation.

The presentation will cover video gaming's full history with video, audio and images ranging from Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis to Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo. Heineman will also touch on games playable on PC, mobile devices and handhelds, as well as vintage systems. Heineman's lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Culture and Society and the College of Liberal Arts. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Heineman at dheinema@bloomu.edu.