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Chris Herren at BSU

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Chris Herren, former Boston Celtics player and author of Basketball Junkie: A Memoir, is the next speaker in the President's Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Horace Mann Auditorium, Boyden Hall. Admission is free, but reservations are required and are on a first-come basis. To reserve a seat, send an email to or call 508.531.6123.

Student-Parent Perspective

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Tim and Matt Henderson, a former student and parent of the Children's Physical Developmental Clinic (CPDC) at Bridgewater State University, are featured speakers at the Saturday, March 23 lecture from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Center for Science & Mathematics. "CPDC Up Close and Personal: Former Student and Parent Perspective" is the topic of their discussion, which is open to both the public and the campus community. All lectures in the series relate to the care, treatment, rehabilitation and education of children with disabilities.

Education Career Fair

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Get insider information on the education job market from an expert panel of school superintendents, principals and human resource managers at the annual Education Career Fair sponsored by the university's Office of Career Services. The event, for education majors and aspiring teachers at Bridgewater and beyond, will be held Wednesday, March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center. A panel discussion will begin at 4 p.m. in the auditorium and will be followed by a networking fair from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the ballroom.

Reflections on Sandy Hook

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A panel discussion "Reflections on Sandy Hook: Guns, Violence and U.S. Culture" will be held Wednesday, March 6, from 1:50 to 3:15 p.m. in the Dunn Conference Suite in East Hall. The discussion will feature Dr. Mark Kemper, associate professor of political science; Dr. Kim MacInnis, professor of sociology; Dr. Sandra Faiman-Silva, professor of anthropology; and Dr. Elizabeth Englander, professor of psychology. The panel will discuss issues related to the Second Amendment, origins and consequences if U.S. gun laws and the development of responsible gun laws.

Guest Pianist in Concert

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The Department of Music at Bridgewater State University presents Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian in concert on Tuesday, March 5 in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium. She has performed extensively in her native Armenia and the former Soviet Union as well as internationally. Her solo appearances and recent contributions to a number of ensembles have won acclaim from renowned authorities in the musical world, including praise from Paul Badura Skoda, Mikhail Pletnev and Daniel Pollock. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

CPDC Lecture Program

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Marie Trottier, former disability coordinator for Harvard University, will deliver a presentation "From Where I Stand: Work and Lifestyle Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities in This New Century" on Saturday, March 2 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Center for Science & Mathematics at Bridgewater State University. Her talk is part of a yearlong lecture series presented by the Children's Physical Developmental Clinic (CBDC) at Bridgewater. The series presents a number of topics relating to the care, treatment, rehabilitation and education of children with disabilities.

Canadian Film Series

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The Canadian Studies Program presents "Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie" on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room. A scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist, Suzuki shares his autobiography of ideas articulating his core, urgent message: "we have exhausted the limits of the biosphere and it is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world." He offers a positive blueprint for sustainability and survival.

Social Media and Business

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The Center for Entrepreneurship Studies at Bridgewater State University is hosting "Social Media for Business" on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event, held in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room, is open to the general public as well as members of the campus community. Those attending will learn how to use search engine optimization (SEO) in combination with keyword-driven content, engagement in social network communities such as LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Foursquare, as well as monitoring growth through the use of Web analytics.

Financials for Business

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A presenter from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center will lead the discussion "Financials for Your Business" on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Bridgewater State University. The Center for Entrepreneurship Students at Bridgewater is hosting Melinda Ailes who will present business statements suitable for a business plan. She will describe the differences between various small business funding sources and how those sources review financial statements. The event will be held in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room from 6 to 8 p.m.

Vote of Confidence

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Her candidate may not have come out on top in the presidential election, but Marissa Akers emerged from the campaign of 2012 a true winner.
As an intern with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, the graduate student learned much about our political process and along the way may have discovered her life’s passion.
“I feel like a completely different person now,” said the Grafton native, who now lives in Attleboro.


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