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The Bridgewater Credit Union donated $10,000 to help fund BSU's Financial Literacy and Giving (FLAG) program. Part of the gift will help three groups of FLAG students implement their own service projects.

The service projects, which will be implemented this fall, include a financial literacy training program for local high school students, a student art gallery aimed at educational outreach, and a resident hall recycling program at BSU to benefit various charities. Incoming FLAG students may join in on the projects or start their own.

The Ingenuity of Youth

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Patrick Fuller was proud of the traveling water sanitizer he built with Beckwith Middle School classmates for Bridgewater State University's eighth annual Invention Convention, where teams of local school children presented their inventions for competition.

"People are dying from water pollution all over the world," said Patrick. "This could possibly save millions of lives."

Rising Equality (Multimedia)

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BSU hosted its second Middle East International Conference, where participants hailing from all over the world gathered in the campus center's large ballroom for presentations and discussions focusing on issues concerning women's rights and uprisings in the Middle East.

[b](For full videos of all the speakers click [link]here|http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5A595FCACCA9D61E&feature=plcp[/link].)[/b]

The theme of the two-day program was "Women and Gender in the Middle East: Recognition, Reflection and Realignment."

Adorned with Honor

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Before they walked across the commencement stage to receive their bachelor's degrees, a number of undergraduates were honored with traditional Kente Cloths for their outstanding academic achievements and demonstrating strong leadership.

"This day embodies my journey through college," said [b]William Medero[/b], one of the Kente Cloth recipients. "It's me celebrating everything I've been through to get here today. It's like a rite of passage into the real world."

Cross Country Grad

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Forced to move temporarily across country and finish his Master's of Public Administration degree online due to a health condition, Dennis resident [b]Andrew Whipple[/b] had no hope of attending his own commencement ceremony at BSU. So, the university helped bring commencement to the graduate.

Friends had organized a party for Mr. Whipple in his temporary Chino Valley, Ariz., community, where he donned the cap and gown sent to him by the BSU bookstore. It was then that friend Kathy Griffin brought in a surprise package: personalized gifts sent from BSU faculty and staff.

Growing Relations (Multimedia)

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the gifting of cherry blossom trees that sit along the Potomac in Washington, D.C., the Consul General of Japan to Boston Takeshi Hikihara presented a cherry blossom tree to BSU.

The consul general was accompanied by his wife, Hammi, and Vice Consul Mika Iga, for the gift-giving ceremony held on the Boyden Hall garden.

President [b]Dana Mohler-Faria[/b] accepted the cherry blossom ("sakura" in Japanese) on behalf of the university, saying it was a distinct honor to celebrate the event with his Japanese guests.

Numbers Game

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MassMATE (Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators) held its sixth annual conference at BSU, where more than 250 math education leaders from across the commonwealth learned about engaging students in math under the new Common Core State Standards.

The common standards initiative is a state-led effort that provides a consistent framework for teachers to prepare children for college and the workforce. Massachusetts joined 46 other U.S. states and territories in adopting the common standards in 2010.

Grad Work (Multimedia)

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The fifth annual Graduate Student Research Symposium held in the campus center's large ballroom featured poster projects and presentations detailing the work of more than 80 students from all BSU's graduate programs.

"This is a time for our graduate students to showcase their research interests and the scholarly projects they've been working on during their time at BSU," said [b]Dr. William Smith[/b], dean of the College of Graduate Studies. "It's a wonderful opportunity for them to talk to their peers, with faculty members and with other scholars."

Street Smarts

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MADD Massachusetts recently honored the Bridgewater State University Police Department for its commitment to enforcing drunk driving laws and keeping local roads safe.

The department as a whole was honored for actively engaging in high-profile DUI and underage drinking enforcement, demonstrating strong traffic enforcement with measureable results and engaging in safety belt and sobriety checkpoint enforcement. MADD Massachusetts officials said the BSU police department has developed a statewide reputation for effective DUI and underage drinking enforcement.

Thinking Green

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The Center for Sustainability held its annual Earth Week, which included a long list of fun and informative events across campus, each taking a different approach to food and water sustainability practices.

Co-organizer [b]Dr. Deniz Leuenberger[/b], associate professor of political science, said a primary purpose of Earth Week is to spread awareness about BSU's numerous green initiatives that take place throughout the year on campus, including recycling projects, lectures and other programming.

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