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UPDATE: ALL Classes Canceled, 1/28/2015

A winter storm and dangerous driving conditions have resulted in the closure of all campuses of Bridgewater State University on Wednesday, January 28.  All activities and events - including evening classes - have been cancelled. For more information regarding university events, please contact the event line at 508.531.1271.

Additionally, the drop/add period for full semester courses has been extended until Thursday, January 29th.


    • Nearly 11,500 students (fall 2013)
    • 85% undergraduate students
    • 1,474 first-time freshmen

A Day to Serve (Multimedia)

News & Events

The spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. is alive and well as exemplified by more than 200 members of the university community and area residents who spent the holiday volunteering at several locations.

(Dr. King) “was about many things and at the center of those things was service to humanity,” said President Dana Mohler-Faria at a kickoff breakfast held in the East Campus Commons.

Japan Friendship Concert

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Honoring the legacy of Shuji Isawa, Bridgewater State University will present the "Japan Friendship Concert," Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium. Isawa, an early graduate of Bridgewater (1877), went on to become the father of public education in his native Japan. Performing at the concert is: The Boston Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yohei Sato; guest pianists Manabu Takasawa and Makoto Takenaka; faculty pianist Dr. Deborah Nemko; Trio Fiero featuring Miguel Perez-Espejo on violin, Guy Fishman on cello and Dr.

Former A.D. John Harper Honored Again

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Former Bridgewater State University Director of Athletics, John Harper, has been selected as the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Administrator of the Year.

The announcement of the NEWA Administrator of the Year award was made earlier this week by Joseph Pistone, Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Southern Maine and current NEWA President.

Leading in Education

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:47 -- jwinters

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel (educational leadership) published in the October 2012 issue of The National Teaching & Learning Forum an article titled, “The faculty fellowship: An opportunity to learn.”  She also published a paper on a three-year exploratory research study coauthored with graduate research assistant, David Mills. The article, “The value of rewriting in graduate educator preparatory programs,” appeared in The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. With former BSU faculty member Dr.

Focus on Steroids

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:44 -- jwinters

Professor James E. Leone (movement arts, health promotion and leisure studies) is the coauthor of a major position statement on androgenic-anabolic steroids. Published in the September 2012 Journal of Athletic Training, the article seeks to inform athletic trainers and medical professionals about the dangers of steroid use. “The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids” was coauthored by Drs.Robert D. Kersey, Diane L. Elliot, Linn Goldberg, Gen Kanayama, Mike Pavlovich and Harrison G. Pope Jr.

Updates from China

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:40 -- jwinters

Dr. Wing-kai To, professor of history and coordinator of Asian Studies, will present a paper, "Samuel Wells Williams' Views of Chinese Immigration and his Influence on the Chinese in America," at the International Symposium in Memory of the 200th anniversary of the birth of S. W. Williams: Relations Between East Asia and the United States in the 19th Century, at Beijing Foreign Studies University, on December 16. Samuel Wells Williams (1812–1884) is an important figure in the relations between East Asia and the United States in the 19th century.

Theism Paper Published

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:34 -- jwinters

Professor Matthew Dasti (philosophy) published a chapter in the Routledge Companion to Theism titled, "Theism in Asian Philosophy." The paper investigates debates over the existence and nature of God in classical Indian philosophy, especially those involving Buddhism and the Hindu schools of Nyaya and Vedanta. The Web site for the book is [url=]here[/url].

Standing Against Bullies

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:29 -- jwinters

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) cosponsored the second annual Stand Up Event, in which more than 5,000 students from Massachusetts and neighboring states came together to make a stand against bullying. The program was designed by a coalition of more than 50 organizations working with bullying prevention experts to educate, motivate and empower young people to actively promote social change in their schools and communities.

International Tour

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:28 -- jwinters

Professor Debora Nemko (music) will perform in the Netherlands four times over winter break. The pianist, a regular on international stages, will perform two chamber music concerts, on Jan. 12 and 13, a benefit concert in Voorborg, and will cap the short tour with a New Year’s Eve performance in de Hoekseen with Soprano Julia Bronkhorst and Friends.


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