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    • 53% first-generation college students
    • 996 transfer students (fall 2014)
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Fall Together

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On a sunshine-filled afternoon, students came together in-between classes to celebrate the season at Fall Fest.

Held behind the RCC, the celebration consisted of a photo booth, a pumpkin decorating competition, lawn games, raffle prizes and music from the university’s radio station, WBIM. Apple cider was served and BSU’s mascot Bristaco made an appearance, taking pictures and giving high-fives to students. 

Fired Up

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The issues surrounding firearms were the focus of a two-day conference held in the Campus Center ballroom. “Targeting the Truth: About Gun Violence & Gun Control” looked at these issues from several vantage points.

Canadian Investigator

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Linden MacIntyre, an award-winning Canadian investigative journalist and novelist, visited campus to present his lecture, "Fiction – A High Road to Truth," as this year’s Distinguished Canadian Address. 

“I'm hopeful that his talk will motivate students at BSU to want to learn more about Canada," said Dr. Andy Holman, director of Canadian Studies, in his opening remarks.

Speaking Up

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Dr. Emily M. Douglas, associate professor in the School of Social Work, testified before the National Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

She spoke before the 12-member commission in Burlington, Vt., a stop on what commissioners referred to as a “listening tour.”  Their mission is to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect.

BSU in the News

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Two faculty members have recently had their work featured in the media.

Dr. Catherine Womack’s piece on Ebola ran in many places, including The Conversation, an international news analysis website. The philosophy professor begins her essay:

The Inner Beauty

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Stacy Nadeau, one of the six models featured in the recent Dove Real Beauty Campaign, visited campus with an important message for the BSU students who crowded into Horace Mann Auditorium for her talk.

The mission of the Dove Real Beauty Campaign is to raise awareness among women and girls about the true meaning of “real women and real beauty.” The campaign included a billboard in Times Square, featuring women of every shape and size. 

See the World

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Students at BSU are going places. Literally. And much of the credit goes to the Office of Study Abroad, which met with 350 interested students at its annual fall event.

Weeks after the fair, OSA geared up for the winter and spring study abroad application deadline of Sept. 26.

The Week in Pictures

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This week was a wet one thanks to the hurricane that passed nearby, but luckily the foliage remained vibrant as ever. The beauty is captured even in the rain through images of the changing trees, reflective puddles, and interesting perspectives. The week concluded with a campus-wide Halloween party with food and games in Weygand Hall on Thursday.


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