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More than 300 people gathered in Flynn Dining Commons to celebrate BSU’s 28th annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Those in attendance included students and teachers from public schools in Brockton and New Bedford, as well as invited guests and honorees.

View from the Top

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In a way, it was the vision of a man who spoke about dead people that got Dr. Stephen Nelson interested in the life and times of college presidents.

That man was Dr. Harold T. Shapiro, who spoke of previous college presidents in his inaugural address at Princeton College in the late ‘80s.

Facing Up (Multimedia)

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How important are looks in an election? Do voters make judgments based on the trustworthiness of a candidate’s appearance?

These questions and others are at the heart of a study currently being conducted by members of a student research group mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Spievak’s, associate professor of psychology. The study extends work previously done by BSU student researchers.

The Next Stage

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BSU Theater's fall musical, "Painted Alice," the world premiere by William Donnelly, '94, was chosen to be performed at the Region One Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival later this month.

The play was one of five productions chosen from the region, which encompasses all of New England and New York. Dr. Suzanne Ramczyk, theater professor and director of the play, said more than 20 BSU students are involved in the production.

Classroom Lessons

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   “A straightforward take on the complex issue of effective school leadership,” is how one reviewer described a new book co-authored by Dr. Phyllis Gimbel, associate professor educational leadership.

Highly Involved

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Keeping students engaged and involved is the focus of the annual National Association for Campus Activities Regional Conference. This year, members of BSU’s Office of Student Involvement and Leadership played integral parts in making the event a success. Meanwhile, a student and staff member took home some of the top honors.

Fond Farewell

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The recent international graduation ceremony recognized and celebrated the achievements of nine exchange students. The annual event caps the students’ time on campus, and allows administrators and faculty to share with the visitors a fond farewell.

“The ceremony is a bittersweet time for our students as well as for me personally,” said Dr. Roopa Rawjee, director of international student services.

Hands Off

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It might seem obvious to some that spanking a child is a bad thing. But Dr. Emily M. Douglas set out to prove why.

Dr. Douglas, an associate professor in BSU’s School of Social Work, has co-authored a new book: The Primordial Violence: Spanking Children, Psychological Development, Violence and Crime (Routledge 2014) with child and family researchers, Drs. Murray Straus and Rose Anne Medeiros.

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The mid-year symposium featured the research of more than 620 students from a wide range of disciplines. Most had received grants from the Adrian Tinsley Program that helped fund their work.

The event, held this year in the Rondileau Campus Center, celebrates early undergraduate scholarship and creative work conducted by students in any lower-division course. Students presented individually or in groups, in a variety of formats: academic poster, formal talk, video, performance, art display, or slide presentation.

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Awards for Excellence recognizes ‘highest achievement’
Apr 24
Mike Verlezza, ’13, earns Fulbright student award to study healthcare in Canada
Apr 23
Head monk, Ven Mongkol Kuapool, seated left, of the Thai Temple in Raynham, with his fellow monks
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May 5

The College of Graduate Studies will hold an information session Monday, May 5 at 5:30...

May 14

Bridgewater State University will hold its Ninth Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation...

May 17

Bridgewater State University will hold its 173rd Spring Commencement Convocation on Saturday,...

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