News & Events
Faculty and students from Bridgewater State University’s Geography Department attended the annual conference of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society, held in at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Students participated in the much heralded Geography Bowl, and Kevin Bean and Lawrence Wood presented their research. It was an especially valuable learning experience and a great opportunity to interact with geography faculty and students from other institutions in New England and the eastern part of Canada, said Dr. Vernon Domingo, professor of geography at Bridgewater.
Next year the annual conference will be held at BSU.
The Bridgewater State Forensic Team took home several trophies from the recent St. Anselm Fall Tournament. Ten colleges and universities participated, including the University of Pennsylvania, Suffolk University, Emerson College, and Plymouth State University.
The BSU team received the 3rd Place Speech Team Trophy. Individual honors included: Shannon Lynch, who received the 2nd Place Trophy in Informative Speaking; and Frank Theodat, who received the 2nd Place Trophy in Speaking to Entertain. Also in recent news, at the Suffolk University Fall tournament, Shannon Lynch placed 7th in Informative Speaking.
The BSU Forensic Team was next scheduled to participate in one of the largest East Coast World Debate tournaments on December 7 and 8 at Brandeis University. Nearly 30 colleges and universities from the U.S. and Canada attended this tournament. It will be the squad’s first large tournament in this fast growing debate format.
Dr. Phyllis Gimbel (educational leadership) was featured on the local cable TV showWellesley One on One. Log on to www.wellesleymedia.org and under “programming” click on “demand.” Search there for the title of the program to view. Dr. Gimbel speaks with Rama Ramaswamy, a geologist turned poet.
Dr. Curtiss Hoffman (anthropology) has completed a management summary report on the archaeological excavations at the Middleborough Little League site conducted by his field school students during the summer of 2012. The overview included a summary results, detailing pit features, artifacts, flakes, organic materials, fire-cracked rock, historic materials, and some preliminary conclusions as to what it all means. A copy of the report has been submitted to the Bridgewater State University library