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Aviation Open House

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Bridgewater State University's Aviation Training Center will hold an open house Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A presentation for those considering a degree in aviation science will begin at 11:30 a.m. The center is located in the New Bedford Regional Airport at 1852 Shawmut Ave., North Dartmouth. For more information, email gbongiorno@bridgew.edu.

Tweeting Syria

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All eyes have been on Syria as of late over the government’s suspected use of chemical weapons against its own people. Those who really wanted to know the story, “on the ground,” as they say, weren’t watching the network news or listening to public radio.
 
They were tuned into social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, professor of communication studies, tells his students this is where they should turn.
 
“They were amazed,” he said.
 

Ending the Fast

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Eid al-Fitr, the "festival of breaking of the fast," was held as part of a ceremony celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Granting Opportunities

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Dozens of students across the region embarking on a career as science educators will be supported by a $1.45 million National Science Foundation grant received by Bridgewater State University.

Through its Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, NSF provides funding to institutions for scholarships and programmatic support to recruit and prepare science majors to become K-12 teachers. The Science Teacher Scholars program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with science content knowledge to teach in high-need school districts.

Turkish Stories, Dance & Culture

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Dr. Ozan Say, adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University, will present a active talk entitled "Turkish Stories, Dance and Culture in Theory and Practice" on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Crimson Hall's Dunn Conference Suite. She will demonstrate Turkish dance and storytelling. Audience participation is encouraged. The event, part of the Anthropology Conversations Series, is open to the campus community and the general public.

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.  

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