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Mornings with Comet ISON

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The Bridgewater State University Observatory is hosting two viewings of the Comet ISON - one on Saturday, Oct. 12, the other on Tuesday, Oct. 15 - from 3:30 to 6 a.m. Photographers are welcome to use the university's telescopes and camera adaptors to photograph the comet. The viewings are free and open to the public. To attend either event, please register by Oct. 10 by calling 508.531.DARK or checking the Bridgewater State University Observatory Facebook page.

Padraig O'Malley Featured

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"War & Peace: Illusions We Comfort Ourselves With" is the topic of the next John Quincy Adams Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Padraig O'Malley on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room. O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconcilation at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the first Adams speaker of the 2013-14 academic year.

Spreading ‘Sunshine’

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Once again this fall, students and two staff members volunteered for a weekend at Camp Sunshine, which is an organization in Casco, Maine, dedicated to working with children with life threatening illnesses and their families. The students served as counselors throughout the weekend and were divided into different age groups. They played games and engaged in different activities with the children.  In addition, some served in the kitchen preparing meals and getting to know the campers.  

Island Tale

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“Water Woman: Community and Sustainability in Trinidad and Tobago,” a documentary produced and directed by anthropology Professor Diana Fox, will be shown on campus Oct. 2 at noon. The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Fox and biology Professor Kevin Curry about his work on water scarcity in Cambodia, and the global water crisis.

Welcome Home

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George A. Weygand Hall, the new 500-bed residence hall, was officially opened during a dedication ceremony that drew a large audience of alumni, state officials and Dr. Weygand himself.

“It has been a pleasure to watch this building grow,” said the much-admired professor emeritus. “To go through there now is something I’ve been waiting a number of years for.”

Evening Degree Info Session

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An Evening Degree Information Session has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Dunn Conference Suite in Crimson Hall, 200 East Campus Drive. The session will provide prospective students an opportunity to visit the Bridgewater State University Campus and learn about its nine evening degree programs, the admissions and transfer process, as well as attending the university in the evening. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for a Q&A portion of the event, which usually lasts an hour.

New Author Series

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The Department of English at Bridgewater State University is launching is new Visiting Author Series on Thursday, Nov. 21 with novelist and memoirist Andre Dubus III. After a craft talk and Q&A with faculty, staff and students, he will present a reading and book signing which is open to the public at 7 p.m. in the Conant Auditorium in the Center for Science & Mathematics.

Japan Festival Event

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The Honorable Akira Muto, consul general for Japan in Boston, will speak on "Japan in Asia Pacific" as part of Bridgewater State University's Japan Festival. The public and campus community are welcome to attend the speaking event scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in East Hall's Dunn Conference Center, Room B.

2-Day Friendship Festival

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A two-day Japan Friendship Festival, honoring the legacy of Shuji Isawa, Bridgewater State University's first international student, will be held Sept. 24-25. A theatrical presentation, "The Traditional Japanese Kyogen Theater: Humor Connecting People Across Cultures," will be presented Sept. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Horace Mann Auditorium. Kyogen is a spoken drama that is based upon laughter and comedy. It uses everyday life of the common people in feudal society or folk tales as its subject and realistically depicts a kind of "everyman" figure, evoking gentle and entertaining humor.

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