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    • Nearly 11,500 students (fall 2012)
    • 85% undergraduate students
    • 1,454 first-time freshmen

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.

Digital Shakespeare

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Eric Alexander of the University of Wisconsin will present "Digital Shakespeare" on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room. The computer science expert will focus on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Visualizing English Project, "Serendip," designed to unlock insight in early modern literature. With hundreds of thousands of documents forming the corpora of interest, researchers cannot always rely on familiar methods of close reading to perform broad analysis.

Faculty Focus

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The situation in Syria seems to change daily. How it will turn out, no one knows for sure.

Dr. Michael Kryzanek, executive director of the Minnock Center for International Engagement, provides this video primer about what's going on, how we got to this point and what the future might hold. (Video by Michelle Hacunda, '12, and Nicholas Allende, '16, University Advancement) 

The English Garden

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Tom Mickey, a master gardener, will speak about the ever-growing American enthusiasm with English gardens and his book, "America's Romance with the English Garden," on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. His talk will be presented in the Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library. Professor Emeritus of communication studies, Dr. Mickey writes a gardening column for local newspapers. Copies of his book will be available. For more information, call 508.531.1742.

Bridgewater on Cape Cod

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Cape Cod Campus

Bridgewater State University is actively considering the establishment of a campus on Cape Cod and has been researching appropriate geographic and demographic opportunities for relevant academic programs offered by the university.

Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Bridgewater State University should be consulted when an investigator obtains data through intervention or interaction with a living individual or accesses identifiable private personal information. The university’s policy on the use of human subjects encompasses research development, testing and evaluation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.

Down to Business

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Dr. Elmore Alexander is the new dean of the Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater, bringing to the position more than three decades of experience in higher education.
“I am so delighted to have the opportunity to come to Bridgewater and be part of such a dynamic organization with such an enthusiastic faculty,” Dr. Alexander said. “It’s especially exciting to be at a university with a strong international focus because I believe that’s where the future of business education is.”

‘Clean Slate’

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An auditorium full of new students got a crash course in life at BSU during the annual convocation ceremony. Several speakers at the event celebrated the virtues of studying hard, getting involved, doing community service and becoming a part of the university community.

“Savor this moment, the slate is clean. How will you make your mark?” President Dana Mohler-Faria told the students.

Week in Review at BSU 8/26-9/1

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Welcome to the BSU Week in Review for Aug. 26-Sept. 1. It’s a video compilation of some of the events and happenings on campus.

Featured in this edition: transfer student orientation, moving-in day, the new art exhibit at the Maxwell Library, a sneak peak at the football team, and five tips to make transitioning back to campus as easy as one, two, three.

All in less than 90 seconds.

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