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Last Waltz

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Nearly 2,000 bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences and education were awarded during Bridgewater State University’s 174th Spring Commencement Convocation. The day also brought the announcement that the Science and Mathematics Center, opened in 2012, will be named after President Dana Mohler-Faria, who will leave the university at the end of June.

New Masters

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More than 450 graduate students received master’s degrees and certificates of advanced graduate study at Bridgewater State University’s 10th Graduate Commencement Convocation.

The ballroom and hallways of the Rondileau Campus Center were filled with smiling faces, as the graduates prepared for the big moment.

‘Banking’ on the Future

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BSU and Santander Bank, N.A. have entered into an agreement where Santander Universities will support study abroad opportunities and the Bridge Partnership Program, a residential summer program on the university campus for middle school students of New Bedford, Brockton and Boston.

‘The Future Looks Bright’

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The inaugural Bartlett Scholarship Funds Luncheon was held, recognizing the achievements of 30 students.

President Dana Mohler-Faria welcomed the honorees and their family members, telling the story of how Bruce and Patricia Bartlett met during the late 1960s as undergraduates at Bridgewater, graduated and went on to successful lives.”

Highly Focused

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The Psychology Department has long put a premium on research. For years, the department’s young scholars made due with small meeting spaces and cramped rooms. Not anymore. The new psychology lab includes plenty of space for experiments and collaboration. There's even a specialized area where students can work with focus groups.

We recently took a tour. (Video by Caitlin Seddon, University News)

Report from Above

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A year ago, BSU instituted a partnership between with JetBlue and Cape Air that is giving students a more definitive path to the cockpit. The JetBlue University Gateway Program takes the best aviation students and helps with training and mentoring, eventually setting them squarely on the path to fly first for Cape Air and then JetBlue. BSU was the seventh institution to be taken aboard.

So Many 'StARS'

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The 2015 Student Arts and Research Symposium (StARS) was held in the Moakley, Hart and Burnell Hall buildings and a record 775 graduate and undergraduate students participated. 

This was the first year that both graduate students and undergraduates presented together.

Canadian Power

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“Energy Matters: Challenges and Prospects for Canada-US Relations” was the title of an all-day conference sponsored by BSU's Canadian Studies Program in cooperation with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston and the government of Quebec. The event was held in the Dunn Conference Center.


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