In recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, 14 political science juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.
Melissa Arrighi, who earned her Master of Public Administration in 2001, has been appointed town manager in Plymouth, where she had previously served as assistant town manager. Ms. Arrighi also holds a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater and prior to working in Plymouth, she had bee assistant town manager in Orleans. MPA alumna Athena Mota, G'11, was honored by the New England Business Bulletin as one of the South Coast's "Top Young Professionals Under 40."
The latest publication of Dr. Yongjin Shin, assistant professor of communication studies, was featured in the Journal of Urban Technology. The article is titled "Community Informatics and the New Urbanism: Incorporating Information and Communication Technologies into Planning Integrated Urban Communities." Dr. Shin also presented his work on "Conceptualizing a Bourdieusian relational framework for urban politics research" at the annual convention of the Urban Affairs Association in Pittsburgh.
Brockton native Sharlene Paul, a psychology major with a minor in social welfare, is the inaugural recipient of the Adam London Memorial Scholarship. Established by Dr. Howard London, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and his colleagues, the scholarship is in memory of his son, Adam, who died August 2010 in a single-car accident at age 17. Sharlene will earn her degree over the summer and aspires to attend gradute school and enter the mental health field to help adult populations, the elderly and people with disabilities. In a thank-you letter to Dr.
The Forensic Team took third place at the Northeast Regional Championships at Suffolk University, with member Taylor Pettiford qualifying for Nationals in Prose Interpretation and Informative Speaking. Team members are Andrew Zbyszewski, Alexandria LaRose, Emma Hao, Matt Bates, Shannon Lynch, Hillary Howarth, Justin Perry and Mr. Pettiford. Professor Susan Miskelly is the team's adviser.
The Spring 2012 Video Showcase and Awards Ceremony honored the work of more than a dozen students in five categories.
Students in COMM-470, Event Planning, worked with Quincy-based Interfaith Social Services to organize the 38th annual South Shore Walk and Family Fun Celebration. The event, held at the Kennedy Center in Quincy, raised $30,000 that will help feed families and individuals in need. Rick Doane, director of Interfaith, credited the BSU student volunteers with making this year's event so successful. The amount raised nearly doubled past events, according to Interfaith.
Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, professor of communication studies and director of the Center for Middle East Studies, announced that Bridgewater has signed a memorandum of cooperation with two Iraqi universities - University of Kufa and Kirkuk University. Fred Clark, executive vice president and vice president for external affairs, signed the agreements in Washington, D.C. with the presidents of the institutions.
Dr. Polina Sabinin of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science was awarded a CARS summer grant to work on a publication resulting from her dissertation. She has also accepted an invitation to serve on the Mathematics Subcommittee for the statewide High Expertise Teaching (HET) project, which is part of the Knowledge and Skills of Professional Teaching Project sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Eduation, and the Working Group for Educator Excellence.
Dr. Shannon Lockard of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science gave a joint presentation with Dr. Jenny Shanahan, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, on Inquiry-Based Learning entitled "Why Inquiry?" They discussed experiences and thoughts on using IBL in the clasroom. The presentation was sponsored by STREAMS (Student Retention Enhancement Across Mathematics and Science).
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