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

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Five students presented their work at the seventh-annual Undergraduate Research Symposium presented by the Anthropology Department. Graduating seniors and others were also honored.[br][br]"The event is designed to showcase the work our students have been doing all year and to allow newer anthropology majors to consider directions they may want to go," said [b]Dr.

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Marisa DeFranco, Massachusetts democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, joined [b]Dr. Mark Kemper[/b], associate professor of political science, in a Q and A session on campus, where she discussed her career, and domestic and foreign issues. [br][br]If elected, Ms. DeFranco, a Salem immigration attorney, said she would tackle job creation to stabilize the U.S. economy. Her short-term plan is to invest 100 billion dollars over two years to create two million green jobs, something she said the nation can afford.

Taking Charge

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A group of male students learned how to become successful leaders on campus and beyond during a weekend retreat led by faculty and staff facilitators at Camp Wingate-Kirkland in Yarmouth Port.[br][br]The 36 students engaged with facilitators in leadership training sessions and activities aimed at helping the young men prepare for leadership roles in their groups, on campus and in their communities. Activity topics at the retreat ranged from individual and group leadership to community building and diversity issues. The students learned valuable group and interpersonal communication skills.

Critical Mass

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The sixth annual Undergraduate Literature Conference featured students from Bridgewater State and Stonehill College presenting their work on a wide variety of topics. From consumption, to religion and politics in Iceland and England, to creative writing, the day-long event showcased the scholarship of more than two dozen undergraduates.[br][br]"The students are doing extremely well," said [b]Dr. Molly Robey[/b], assistant professor of English and one of the organizers, during a break in the event.

Flying High

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[b]David Price[/b], associate dean of aviation, was elected to the board of directors for the Aero Club of New England. [br][br]"This is a very important role for me to have on behalf of Bridgewater State University," Mr. Price said. "Because of BSU's involvement with ACONE, the organization has increased its involvement with our students over the past year, helping some find excellent jobs after graduation."[br][br]The Aero Club of New England was created in 1902, more than a year before the Wright Brother's first flight.

Hollywood Bound

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In a packed campus center ballroom, BSU's fifth annual Campus MovieFest Finale premiered sixteen of the university's tops student films, three of which will go on to represent the university at CMF Hollywood in June. [br][br]The three winning films off to Hollywood are: "I Love You, Pizza" (Best Comedy), "The Frame" (Best Drama), and "Heretic" (Best Picture). Those films will compete against 75 of the nation's top student films at the CMF competition, known as the nation's largest student film festival.

Playing for Keeps

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Two BSU athletic teams have new members, and each is guaranteed to give her team a boost.[br][br]The special roster additions come by way of Team IMPACT, a new non-profit organization based in Quincy that brings together college sports teams and kids with life-threatening diseases.[br][br]Wednesday, the field hockey team welcomed 8-year old [b]Nevaeh[/b] at a special Draft Day event held in the Adrian Tinsley Center.

Good Business

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The Center for Entrepreneurship Studies has announced that [b]Craig Rondeau[/b], '11, of Marshfield, is the winner of its fourth annual Business Plan Competition. [br][br]His winning entry was for Business Station, a retail-based company that provides services to businesses for a monthly fee, including services such as printing, faxing, scanning etc.[br][br]"Our members will have the services of a full-scale office for a much more affordable price than a standard office," Mr. Rondeau said.

Re-staging History

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[b]Jim Quinn[/b] has emptied the file cabinets. He's helped haul the 30 boxes, and stored 20 more in his garage. [br][br]And this is only the beginning.[br][br]The work is in connection to the Maxwell Library's recent acquisition of the archives of the New England Theater Conference, a 60-year-old organization that was founded by iconic drama critic and educator Elliot Norton. BSU is now home to this vital piece of regional art history and a treasure trove of material for future researchers.

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