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The 172nd academic year at Bridgewater State University began with the annual opening day breakfast in the Flynn Dining Commons, where President [b]Dana Mohler-Faria[/b] spoke before an audience of more than 700 faculty and staff, sharing his thoughts on plans accomplished and developments to come.

"This weekend, as students were moving in, I walked around the campus and was impressed with how enthusiastic the students were," he said. "It's wonderful to watch them and look into their faces and see the excitement in their eyes."

Native Tongue

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Four students this summer found themselves not only diving into the Dead Sea, but plunging headfirst into a foreign culture as part of BSU's Arabic Immersion Summer Program held at Yarmouk University in Jordan.

Designed by the Middle Eastern Studies Program, the six-week course helps students enhance their Arabic skills, both written and oral, while they absorb Jordan's people and culture.

Seizing the Moment (Multimedia)

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Speakers at the Opening Day convocation held in the Campus Center auditorium gave hundreds of incoming students similar advice: cherish your time at BSU and experience all the university has to offer.

Taking the podium to offer words of wisdom, President [b]Dana Molher-Faria[/b] told the Class of 2016 to savor their first year at BSU. He told the students to seize challenging opportunities that will help them grow academically and personally, and prepare them for life outside college.

Connecting Campus

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[b]Dr. Paula Krebs[/b] comes to Bridgewater State University from the President's Office at Wheaton College, where she helped establish partnerships with other colleges, the community, and local government.

It makes sense, then, that the founding dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has ambitions at BSU to strengthen campus and community connections, break down disciplinary barriers, and create a unified vision for the college.

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Field Day

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The Bridgewater Bears football team hit Swenson Field last week, not for a game, but to lead "Kindergarten Kickoff," a day of sports and fun held for kids entering Bridgewater Elementary School.

Nearly 100 players and coaches spent the morning teaching more than 100 children some football skills, such as throwing and kicking the ball, through fun activities. The kids also had the opportunity to create their own touchdown dances and meet Bears' mascot, Bristaco.

Mid-Year Symposium

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The Mid-Year Symposium - a showcase of student research and creative work for students in 100- and 200-level courses - will be held Monday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the second floor of the Rondileau Campus Center. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, students from all majors are encouraged to participate individually or in groups to present in a variety of formats such as academic poster, formal talk, video, performance, art display or slide presentation.


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