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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.

Rock Solid

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Years ago, BSU had a thriving Earth Sciences Club that had many members and even attracted the attention of local corporations looking to hire new graduates in the field. Unfortunately, it was abandoned.

Developing Minds

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Many teenagers would prefer to spend their school vacation sleeping in, but on Feb. 20 a group from the Brockton Boys and Girls Club ventured to the campus of BSU to enjoy a morning of personal development.

In partnership with Junior Achievement, BSU presented Skills to Achieve, a collection of lessons on workforce readiness, marketing, and personal finance. 

Diana Jennings, director of the Office of Regional Outreach, said the goals of Junior Achievement mesh well with the university’s mission.

Summers Abroad

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The Office of Undergraduate Research Abroad has announced it will fund two summer research projects.

Dr. Diana Fox, professor of anthropology, and students Zelmia Harvey, Alexandra Pivero, Michaela Santos, and McKayla Hoffman, will travel to Jamaica where they will conduct archaeological and ethnographic research for their project titled, “What is Jamaican Cultural Heritage Tourism? A Critical, Applied Inquiry”

There at the Start

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Six students attended the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. These students were chosen to be a part of a two-week program hosted by The Washington Center, which brought together 400 students from 46 schools around the country. They participated in a series of discussions, site visits, guest lectures, as well as inauguration events and the ceremony itself.

Fractals and More

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The annual Class of 1942 lecture series, sponsored in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, was held in the auditorium of the new Science and Mathematics Center. More than 100 faculty members, students, alumni and emerti faculty were on hand for a lecture on “Chaos and Fractals,” delivered by Dr. Robert Devaney of Boston University.

Warm Send Off

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A frigid week of winter weather and a threat of flurries couldn’t dampen the spirits of the approximately 800 students who received their degrees Friday night during the university’s 26th annual Winter Commencement Convocation.

The Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium was filled to capacity for the two-hour-plus ceremony.

BSU President Dana Mohler-Faria in his address reminded the graduates how lucky they are but that this good fortune comes with a price.

Another Record for NCUR

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Nearly 70 students will be heading to this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research, representing a full 96 percent of those who submitted abstracts to the prestigious conference.

Both of those numbers are records for BSU.

The conference will be held April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Seventy one BSU students applied this year and 67 were accepted. The 96-percent rate compares favorably with the national average of 80 percent.


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