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    • 85% undergraduate students
    • 1,454 first-time freshmen

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.

Show Time

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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.

Holiday Cheer

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Seventy-five area families will benefit from the largess of BSU community members thanks to the Baskets of Love program.

The students of Jumpstart spearheaded the collection, with the help of other student groups or individuals seeking to spread some holiday cheer, also chipped in.

In addition to the 75 families, who will be each be given a large basket of toys and gifts, five bicycles will be given away.

Media Watch

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Danielle Christenson has been accepted to present her research at the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), held at Harvard University.

Mentored by Dr. Richard Wright, the criminal justice major’s study looked at bias in media coverage of homicides. The research was funded by an Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research summer 2013 grant.

Native Awareness

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The university hosted the annual National Native American Heritage Month Powwow. The event brought hundreds to campus to participate in a ceremony of drumming and dance that is central to the Native American experience.

“They dance for healing, for themselves, for their family. They dance for their creator. They dance for a number of different reasons,” said Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson, English professor and one of the organizers of the event.

As for the drumming that marks the powwow, she added, “That’s the heartbeat, the beat of Mother Earth.”

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