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Faculty attend joint math meeting

Thu, 2012-08-16 17:03 -- egaffney

More than 7,000 mathematicians from around the world attended the Joint Meetings held in Boston of The Mathematical Association of America, The American Mathematical Society, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Bridgewater State University faculty attending the meetings were Dr. Annela Kelly, who presented "Probability Density Functions from Real-World Applications;" Dr. Laura Gross, "Linear Instability in a Combustion Problem;" Dr. Rebecca Metcalf, "CONNECT Math: A Partnership in Higher Education;" Dr.

Gimbel attends MassBay gala

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:49 -- egaffney

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel, associate professor of secondary education and professional programs as well as educational leadership, was invited by Dr. John O'Donnell, present of MassBay Community College, to attend the institution's 50th anniversary celebration. Dr. Gimbel attended in her role as chairwoman of the Board of Directors of World of Wellesley, an organization dedicated to making the community a welcoming and diverse place to live.

Counselor educators attend conference

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:45 -- egaffney

Dr. Louise Graham, professor of counselor education and program director for mental health counseling, and her colleague Dr. Michael Kocet, professor of counselor education, presented at the American Counseling Association conference in San Francisco. Dr. Graham led a pre-conference workshop on foundations of disaster mental health. She is a volunteer for the American Red Cross and this is a course that the organization requires all mental health workers to take before they are eligible for deployment to a national disaster.

Students hold fundraiser

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:34 -- egaffney

A group of students in a class led by Dr. Lisa Battaglino, professor and chairperson of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, raised $1,700 for Dreams for Emily. The organization supports families that are involved with Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome, a genetic disorder believed to affect a child's physical features, cause developmental problems and lead to medical problems such as seizures, ADHD and anxiety disorders. The fund drive was part of a second-year seminar entitled Lead and Serve.

Outstanding AF major earns award

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:22 -- egaffney

Andrew Groth, 12, received the Outstanding Senior Award from the Boston Chapter of Financial Executive International, an association of more than 14,000 treasurers, controllers and other top financial executives from across North America. The accounting and finance major graduated summa cum laude with a GPA of 3.93 and accepted a position with KPMG. He plans to earn his Master of Accountancy and become a certified public accountant.

Student, mentor present at conference

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:17 -- egaffney

Carol Moran Miranda, '12, who earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study last spring, co-authored a paper with Dr. Steven Nelson, associate professor of secondary education and professional programs as well as educational leadership. "An Examination of Instructional Strategies for Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Used by Grades 9-12 High School Teachers in English, Math, Science and Social Studies," was presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Hilton Head, SC.

Nemko to serve on board, travel to China

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:11 -- egaffney

Dr. Deborah Nemko, associate professor of music, has been elected to the College Music Board. She will begin the term in January after completing the term of another member who had to step down. "Your past leadership is highly valued by the Society, and we all eagerly anticipate your continued leadership for CMS in your role as Board Member of Performance," wrote CMS President David Brian Williams. The 9,000-member society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Dr.

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