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    • 53% first-generation college students
    • 1,019 transfer students (fall 2013)
    • 15% graduate students

United Effort

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A joint effort between Bridgewater State University’s Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement (IPARE) and School of Social Work has resulted in the completion of a needs assessment for the five United Ways across Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. This marked the first time these United Ways have collaborated on a project of this scope and magnitude.

Top Marks

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The flight training program has been accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). BSU joins only 35 other colleges and universities from around the world who have attained this status.

AABI accreditation assures students and industry partners that they are part of a high-quality, professional program that is well-respected in the industry and that is continually reviewed by external auditors who are experts in their respective educational and professional fields.

Veterans Speak Out

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In one brief tale, a war veteran tells of having come home, going to a movie with a date and having a horrible flashback during the film. He exits the theater, and his date joins him, only to chastise him and call him a wimp.

This is just one story of many shared by a veteran. But for Margaret Bellafiore, an adjunct faculty member in BSU’s art department, it is powerful and revealing. Since 2008, when she discovered there were students on campus who were veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, she has been interested in telling their stories.

Beyond Facebook

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Bridgewater State University’s staff from Student Affairs, Information Technology, University News, and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership will host the third annual Social Media Week, which will be held March 24-27.

“I want to encourage students, staff and faculty to continue to utilize social media, while illustrating the value and flexibility of the various platforms from Facebook to Vine,” said Michelle Hacunda, digital content specialist in BSU’s University News.

Jumping In

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It’s not just a classroom. It’s immersion.

Undergraduate research is becoming a cornerstone of a BSU education for a growing number of students. Working with faculty mentors, some young researchers, for example, are studying how nerve cells grow, why memorials are significant, or how social interactions can guide careers.

Money 101 (Multimedia)

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Painted on a window in Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School are the words: “We believe it's our responsibility to prepare students for work and life in the 21st Century.”

Despite that goal, if you asked students what it takes to buy a house, save for a car, pay for college, know their credit score, plan for retirement or explain why they should be saving money now, just as at any high school, you might be faced with blank stares.

“In school, you don't learn these kinds of things,” admits Tesslyn Arrighi, 17, a junior from Bridgewater.

The Week in Review, 2/24 - 3/4

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This week's edition features a little open mic strumming, a glimpse of a new art exhibit featuring the paintings of faculty member Mercedes Nuñez, a lecture on criminality, a talk about snow and climate, and the CASE Conference on STEM topics. (Videos and photos by students Nick Allende, Michelle Jennette, Shane Lamarre, Kerri Spero and Brian Zayas; edited by student Nick Allende, University News) 

End the Cycle

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Members of the BSU Buddies, Galvir Romero, Meghan Kinney and Abby Tremblay, all members of the class of 2016, held an event in the RCC to get people to refrain from using what they refer to as the r-word.

The r-word refers to people with mental retardation, which was once used as an acceptable medical term, but in today’s society is considered slang that degrades and insults. The trio asked students to sign a pledge as part of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign indicating they would stop using the r-word.

Readying the Torch

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President Dana Mohler-Faria announced during an employee town meeting that he plans to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. An email sent to employees following the meeting read: “After much thought and extensive reflection on all that we have accomplished together over the past 23 years and the current strong position of the university, I have decided the 2014-15 academic year will be my final one as Bridgewater’s president.”

Break Smart

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With spring break approaching, BSU peer educators will hold a two-day event in the ECC lobby to discuss with students how to stay safe.

“We want the students to stop and think about what they are consuming,” said Ann Doyle, coordinator of outreach education.
 
The peer educators will discuss appropriate drink size and tips on traveling and driving safely.

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