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Save Your Skin

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[b]Dr. Deborah Barshay[/b] and Health Services held their third annual melanoma screening event, "Your Skin is In," which aims to raise awareness about the dangerous form of skin cancer. [br][br]Throughout the afternoon, campus community members dropped by the screening table erected in the campus center, where they were tested by Dr. Barshay for facial sun damage through a Dermascan machine, which highlights large masses of freckles.

The next chapter

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Bridgewater State University held its 26th Winter Commencement Ceremony Friday night, awarding nearly 400 bachelor's degrees. The evening's speakers encouraged graduates to pursue their dreams but to always remember those who helped them along the way.[br][br]The event, held in the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium, annually welcomes back an alumnus of the institution to address the graduates.[br][br]Delivering this year's address was by [b]Bruce Anderson[/b], a 1987 Bridgewater graduate, and producer for 20th Century Fox's animation division, Blue Sky Studios. Most recently, Mr.

A rich stream

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Despite being in just its second year, Bridgewater State University's STREAMS project has already improved the grades of many first-year students thanks to its initiatives inside and outside the classroom.[br][br]STREAMS, which stands for Student Retention Enhancement across Mathematics and Science, aims to help more students graduate with science or mathematics degrees.

More student residence halls on the list for state projects

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Jan. 22, 2012[br]Premium content from [i]Boston Business Journal[/i], used with permission[br]By Mary Moore[br][br]The Massachusetts State College Building Authority sold $158 million in bonds in December to fund a handful of capital projects, and the biggest of these are two student residence halls at Bridgewater State and Westfield State universities.[br][br]The construction of the two residence halls which comprise about $105 million of the projects and are scheduled to open in 2013 illustrates the trend of the nine state universities housing more students, state university officials said.

BSU Snapshots

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[i]Faculty, students and alumni have had a busy and successful fall and winter. Here are highlights from across the institution.[/i][br][br][h]College of Education and Allied Studies[/h][br][br]Longtime Wellesley resident, [b]Dr. Phyllis Gimbel[/b] (education leadership), was elected chairperson of the board of directors and president of the World of Wellesley (WOW), a non-profit organization dedicated to making the town a welcoming and diverse community. She has been a member of the board since 2004 and president of the organization for the past two years. During her tenure, Dr.

'Twilight' View

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[b]Lauren Rocha[/b], '11, is the first Bridgewater State University student to have a single-authored article, produced through the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research, accepted by a peer-reviewed journal.[br][br]"Mirror, Mirror: Gender and Beauty in the [i]Twilight Series[/i]," a scholarly analysis of the popular vampire books by Stephenie Meyer, was accepted by [i]Popular Culture Review[/i]. Lauren's mentors were Drs. [b]John Kucich[/b] and [b]Kathleen Vejvoda[/b], both of the English department.

Honoring Martin Luther King (Multimedia)

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Bridgewater State University hosted its 25th annual [b]Martin Luther King[/b] Day celebration, where members of the campus and surrounding communities gathered to celebrate the slain civil rights leader and, later in the day, give back to the community. [br][br]Each year, the day begins with a breakfast held in Flynn Dining Hall. Keynote speaker and Dr. Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award recipient was [b]Dr. Charles Desmond[/b], chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. [br][br]Dr. Desmond said the best way to honor Dr.

A Step at a Time

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Graduate student [b]Alison L'Heureux[/b] will combine her passions of running and helping children with autism, when she races in the Boston Marathon in April as a representative of the Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism. [br][br]The Uxbridge native is one of 15 people selected nationwide to represent the organization and is expected to collect $5,000 for the cause. To raise funds, she's started a drive on campus and in surrounding communities to collect recyclable cans and bottles for deposit. Combining that with other efforts, she has raised more than $3,200 in a few months. [br][br]For Ms.

'MAAP'ing the future

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Professor [b]Carleton Donchess[/b] of the department of accounting and finance co-organized the 2011 Massachusetts Association of Accounting Professors conference, which focused on the nation's proposed International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and technology in the classroom.[br][br]A primary aim of the conference, held this year at the Hotel Tara in Framingham, was to provide best practices for accounting instruction and establish ongoing communication and cooperation between the commonwealth's community colleges and public universities.

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