News & Events
An article written by Dr. Jenny Shanahan, director of Undergraduate Research, has been accepted for publication in the CUR Quarterly, which is published by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
The article, “Research-Informed Practice, Practice-Informed Research: The Integral Role of Undergraduate Research in Professional Disciplines” will appear in the journal’s summer issue.
The editors said the article “will be a great resource for CUR Quarterly readers from a variety of disciplines and professional schools.”
BSU’s undergraduate research program is held up as a model at colleges and universities across the U.S. The Council on Undergraduate Research is an organization devoted to supporting and promoting high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship, according to its website.
Crystal Howard, alumni relations coordinator in University Advancement, was awarded a $1,500 Professional Development Scholarship from the National Educational Alumni Trust (NEAT).
Bill Dean, Executive Director and CEO of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and Chair of the scholarship committee for NEAT announced the award.
Ms. Howard was one of 16 winners selected by the scholarship committee. Scholarships were awarded in October to enable recipients to attend a professional development conference during the 2014-2015 conference season.
“We are pleased to announce the 2014-15 NEAT scholarship recipients,” said Mr. Dean. “The partnership between NEAT and its member institutions is truly demonstrated by the commitment to reward these talented up-and-coming alumni relations professionals.”
NEAT is a not-for-profit organization that provides insurance and financial services to constituents of its 140 member associations. NEAT insurance plans and programs are administered and marketed by USI Affinity Collegiate Insurance Resources. (John Winters, G '11, University News)
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.