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Adorned with Honor

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Before they walked across the commencement stage to receive their bachelor's degrees, a number of undergraduates were honored with traditional Kente Cloths for their outstanding academic achievements and demonstrating strong leadership.

"This day embodies my journey through college," said William Medero, one of the Kente Cloth recipients. "It's me celebrating everything I've been through to get here today. It's like a rite of passage into the real world."

Cross Country Grad

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Forced to move temporarily across country and finish his Master's of Public Administration degree online due to a health condition, Dennis resident Andrew Whipple had no hope of attending his own commencement ceremony at BSU. So, the university helped bring commencement to the graduate.

Growing Relations (Multimedia)

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the gifting of cherry blossom trees that sit along the Potomac in Washington, D.C., the Consul General of Japan to Boston Takeshi Hikihara presented a cherry blossom tree to BSU.

The consul general was accompanied by his wife, Hammi, and Vice Consul Mika Iga, for the gift-giving ceremony held on the Boyden Hall garden.

Numbers Game

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MassMATE (Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators) held its sixth annual conference at BSU, where more than 250 math education leaders from across the commonwealth learned about engaging students in math under the new Common Core State Standards.

The common standards initiative is a state-led effort that provides a consistent framework for teachers to prepare children for college and the workforce. Massachusetts joined 46 other U.S. states and territories in adopting the common standards in 2010.

Street Smarts

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MADD Massachusetts recently honored the Bridgewater State University Police Department for its commitment to enforcing drunk driving laws and keeping local roads safe.

The department as a whole was honored for actively engaging in high-profile DUI and underage drinking enforcement, demonstrating strong traffic enforcement with measureable results and engaging in safety belt and sobriety checkpoint enforcement. MADD Massachusetts officials said the BSU police department has developed a statewide reputation for effective DUI and underage drinking enforcement.

Thinking Green

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The Center for Sustainability held its annual Earth Week, which included a long list of fun and informative events across campus, each taking a different approach to food and water sustainability practices.

Co-organizer Dr. Deniz Leuenberger, associate professor of political science, said a primary purpose of Earth Week is to spread awareness about BSU's numerous green initiatives that take place throughout the year on campus, including recycling projects, lectures and other programming.

Annual CARS Celebration Held

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The 16th annual Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (CARS) celebration held in the Moakley Center included more than 50 presentations and panel discussions that focused on top faculty and librarian research, creative endeavors and other modes of scholarship.

Setting Sail (Multimedia)

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James Oliveira of New Bedford still can't believe it's over.

"It's a big sigh of relief, though I still wake up and say 'what's due today?'" the athletic training major said, as he waited to take his place in the line of graduates about to participate in Bridgewater State University's 171st spring commencement ceremony. "It hasn't sunk in yet."

Mr. Oliveira was one of roughly 1,100 students who graduated Saturday morning under beautiful, sunny skies.

Picture Perfect (Multimedia)

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Nearly 500 graduates were honored at the seventh annual graduate commencement convocation. From the RCC ballroom to the auditorium stage, these images capture the event.

Here are two slideshows from the event. The first is by Arthur Slotnick of the Moakley TV Studio. The second by University News.


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