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    • 321 full-time faculty
    • 2,270 degrees awarded in 2012
    • 22 students average class size

High Marks

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BSU occupies the 16th position on the recently released list of Top U.S. Colleges & Universities for Teaching Education. These institutions offer their students the widest range of program options when it comes to teaching education.

Specifically helping Bridgewater rank high, according to The College Database, which compiled the list, is the university’s large number of teaching education programs.

Dr. Lisa Battaglino, dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies, welcomed the ranking.

Making the Grade

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BestColleges.com has named Bridgewater State University’s Career Services office as among the best in the country. The list is comprised of those who go “above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to life after college.”

“We’re very happy and proud to be recognized,” said John Paganelli, director of Career Services. “The more you focus on customer service the more you’ll get repeat business and people will say when they come to our office they get what they need.”

Hooray from Hollywood

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BSU students have a history of success at Campus Moviefest. Word has just been received from the final showcase, held in Hollywood, that students Mac Capen and Mike Shanahan, along with alumnus Jim Sass, earned Best 3D Film honors for Prince of Pixel Tower. The winning team received a $2,500 grant to continue making 3D films for Panasonic, one of the event’s sponsors.

Professor to study ‘permaculture’

Mon, 2013-06-24 10:27 -- sfinn
Ronald Maribett, a visiting Lecturer in the Geography Department, has been awarded a scholarship to attend this month's Permaculture Your Campus Conference. Held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the conference focuses on providing attendees with the tools necessary to transform their home campus using permaculture design to be more ecologically, economically, and socially regenerative.

Alumna Wins Art Award

Mon, 2013-06-24 10:09 -- sfinn
Artist Anne Heywood, ’90, was presented the Silver Award by the International Association of Pastel Society for the 2nd Masters Circle Exhibition at the 10th IAPS Biennial Convention in Albuquerque, NM. Heywood's pastel, "Walk in the Woods IV", was her winning painting, chosen from among numerous entries by other members of IAPS's exclusive Master Circle, a distinction conferred upon only a small percentage of IAPS members worldwide. Ann is a ’90 graduate, member of the Alumni Chamber Choir and was selected by the Bridgewater Alumni Association as the 2012 recipient of the Dr.

Inventiveness Showcased

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Once again, students from across the region came to campus to showcase their creativity, as BSU hosted the ninth annual Invention Convention.

One thing’s for sure, these middle school students have had their thinking caps on, producing a wide range of inventions. One by one, the teams demonstrated their projects inside the auditorium of the Conant Science and Math Center. “This year’s entries were great, unique,” said Mary Price, director of the university’s Center for Pre K-12 Educational Outreach, which funds and operates the program.

ICE helps melt barriers

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Sitting in the statehouse office of Sen. Marc Pacheco recently, BSU student Francesco Hladysz talked about his days in high school and the difficulty of watching his friends go on to further their education.

“I always wanted to go to college,” he said.

Professor named Fraser Institute fellow

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Dr. Aeon Skoble, chairman of the Philosophy Department, has been named a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. The Institute said the selection was based in part on Dr. Skoble’s innovative methods of teaching economic key concepts and the philosophy behind markets and voluntary exchange.

"Professor Skoble is one of North America's leading educators in the philosophy of markets. By connecting economics to popular culture, he offers an approachable, engaging perspective for students of all ages," said Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president.

Core Issues

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BSU hosted the annual conference of the Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MassMATE), which featured a full slate of speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, exhibits and more.

Art Professor Selected

Mon, 2013-06-03 13:08 -- sfinn
Professor Margaret Bellafiore (instructor, art) was selected to be part of the Boston Children’s Museum’s centennial celebration. She designed a window installation for a letter of the alphabet. Professor Bellafiore said she chose the letter S for “symbol.” The installation includes a 100-year-old American bald eagle, a peace symbol, the Great Seal of the United States, 26 little "dolls" holding semaphore flags, an 1883 silver dollar, quarters and several dollar bills.

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