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175th Celebration Underway

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Begun in 1840 as one of the nation's first teacher training schools, Bridgewater has evolved over time into a full-fledged institution preparing students for a variety of careers.

Now, as it marks the 175th anniversary of its founding, the institution is recalling its unique story and the many people that helped shape it.

Expanding Horizons

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It’s the perfect time to engage in some cultural exploration.

Both Latin American and Caribbean Studies Carnival Week and Africa Awareness Week are underway, offering members of the BSU community a chance to learn more about these cultures.

A Step Ahead

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In four decades, Dr. Donna A. Dragon has helped forge an innovative approach to teaching and learning through movement and dance. Now that effort is gaining the assistant professor some prominent recognition.

Listening In

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More than a dozen lawmakers from across the commonwealth spent a day learning about Southeastern Massachusetts and the concerns of its residents.

Cooking Lesson (Video)

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What’s cooking at BSU? Professor Michael Kocet’s Culinary Therapy course for one thing.

The graduate-level class teaches students about the ways cooking and sharing a meal can bring people together. 

Held in the kitchen of the Davis Alumni Center, this special hands-on session begins with a lecture by Dr. Kocet, associate professor of counselor education, but heats up pretty quickly thereafter.

Climbing the ‘Summit’

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The campus community came together to celebrate the recent successes of students of color at BSU. More than 100 students, faculty and staff filled the Dunn Conference Center to share in the proceedings.

Jovan Taylor, vice president of the student organization Men Integrated in Brotherhood (MIB), welcomed the audience.

From the Lab to the Field

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“Teaching STEM with Biomimicry” was the theme of the 2015 CASE Conference held on campus. The half-day event included speakers, plenary sessions, and workshops, all dealing with nature’s role in STEM education and research.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and the conference brought together from across the region educators and scientists representing each discipline.

Celebrating Service - (Multimedia)

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State Senators Vinny deMacedo, Marc Pacheco and Michael Rodrigues were honored by the university for their service to the Portuguese and Cape Verdean communities in Southeastern Massachusetts. The three lawmakers were the guests of honor at a public service forum sponsored by the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies.


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Bridgewater State University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and evening degree programs. Centrally located and widely respected, Bridgewater is committed to making a challenging, high quality education accessible and achievable for students in the region and beyond.

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