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BSU named a top university for undergraduate research

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An ad placed in The Chronicle of Higher Education and other academic publications by The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) identifies BSU as a leader in undergraduate research. 

Bridgewater is among 57 institutions cited as tops in “providing significant numbers of… students with an opportunity to present their work at the National Conference on undergraduate Research,” the leading national venue for the presentation of student research.

The Week in Pictures

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The first two weeks of November flew by as the weather has been cooling down and classes are heating up. The days have been warm and the nights cold, at times giving Bridgewater a spooky layer of fog. The weather has made for another great edition of The Week in Pictures. BSU's architecture and artwork is captured with abstract photographs as well.

Songs of the Poet

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When she was a high school student back in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Jean Kreiling fell in love with the sonnet. The simplicity of its 14 lines and sensibility of its rhymes and meter spoke to her in a way that’s never lost its appeal.

“That’s sort of when I got serious,” the professor of music recalled.

Making the Grade

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BSU has been named to the “30 Most Attractive Yet Affordable College Campuses” list as compiled by the website Affordable Colleges.

The judges looked at schools deemed affordable, with tuition fees and total cost of attendance below the national average. As for aesthetics, they looked to such factors as green spaces, views and architecturally significant buildings.

Bridgewater earned the 21st spot on the list.

And the winner is…

News & Events

A lot happened on Election Day with ramifications that will touch every American. Three BSU professors spoke to the results and implications of what turned out to be a big night for Republican. Join Professors Brian Frederick and Melinda Tarsi of the political science department, and Professor Jonghyun Lee from social work, for a stimulating session covering the state and national races, as well as a look at key issues. (Video by student Nicholas Allende, University News)

Cape Signing

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Leaders from Bridgewater State University, Cape Cod Community College and the community celebrated signing two formal agreements – a memorandum of understanding and an articulation agreement – to offer the first joint undergraduate program on Cape Cod by the two public institutions as well as a series of upper-level programming.

Writing ‘Project’

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The Writing Across the Curriculum program hosted a day-long event titled, “Critical Literacies: Writing & Information Literacy.” Featured was guest speaker Michele Van Hoeck from Project Information Literacy (, which is a nonprofit that has been conducting ongoing research about early adults and their research habits. In collaboration with the University of Washington, they have gathered data from more than 200 U.S.

Meaningful Role

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Dr. Caroline Stanley, assistant professor of psychology, has been named president of the Constructivist Psychology Network, an international, professional organization of psychologists. Constructivist psychology focuses on meaning-making and the process of personal change. 

We asked the second-year faculty member about her role as president, her goals for the organization and what this means to BSU and its students.


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