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The legacy of Shuji Isawa, class of 1877 at what was then Bridgewater State Normal School, who later returned to his native Japan where he is considered the father of teacher education, was celebrated in a series of events held recently at BSU.

The three programs – a theatrical performance, a lecture, and a concert – brought together a range of talent from Japan and the United States.

Fundraising Gala Concert

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The Department of Music at Bridgewater State University is holding its 6th annual Scholarship Fundraising Gala Concert on Monday, Nov. 4, starting at 8 p.m. in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium. Ensembles performing include the Chamber Choir, West African Drumming Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, members of the Wind Ensemble, and various student vocal and instrumental soloists. A reception will follow. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, employees and alumni; and free for BSU students and youth.

Aviation Open House

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Bridgewater State University's Aviation Training Center will hold an open house Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A presentation for those considering a degree in aviation science will begin at 11:30 a.m. The center is located in the New Bedford Regional Airport at 1852 Shawmut Ave., North Dartmouth. For more information, email gbongiorno@bridgew.edu.

Tweeting Syria

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All eyes have been on Syria as of late over the government’s suspected use of chemical weapons against its own people. Those who really wanted to know the story, “on the ground,” as they say, weren’t watching the network news or listening to public radio.
 
They were tuned into social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, professor of communication studies, tells his students this is where they should turn.
 
“They were amazed,” he said.
 

Ending the Fast

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Eid al-Fitr, the "festival of breaking of the fast," was held as part of a ceremony celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Granting Opportunities

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Dozens of students across the region embarking on a career as science educators will be supported by a $1.45 million National Science Foundation grant received by Bridgewater State University.

Through its Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, NSF provides funding to institutions for scholarships and programmatic support to recruit and prepare science majors to become K-12 teachers. The Science Teacher Scholars program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with science content knowledge to teach in high-need school districts.

Turkish Stories, Dance & Culture

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Dr. Ozan Say, adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University, will present a active talk entitled "Turkish Stories, Dance and Culture in Theory and Practice" on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Crimson Hall's Dunn Conference Suite. She will demonstrate Turkish dance and storytelling. Audience participation is encouraged. The event, part of the Anthropology Conversations Series, is open to the campus community and the general public.

Mornings with Comet ISON

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The Bridgewater State University Observatory is hosting two viewings of the Comet ISON - one on Saturday, Oct. 12, the other on Tuesday, Oct. 15 - from 3:30 to 6 a.m. Photographers are welcome to use the university's telescopes and camera adaptors to photograph the comet. The viewings are free and open to the public. To attend either event, please register by Oct. 10 by calling 508.531.DARK or checking the Bridgewater State University Observatory Facebook page.

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