Bridgewater State University

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%209%2C%201840&f false pp. 10, 25 . making it the oldest permanently located institution of public higher education in Massachusetts. As one of the first normal schools in the nation, its initial mission was to train school teachers. Today Bridgewater, which is regarded as the "home of teacher education in America", has the largest enrollment of teacher education students in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since the 1960s, the school

for Bridgewater State Normal School, the first building ever erected in America for the preparation of teachers. This two-story wooden building, 64 feet by 42 feet, accommodating 84 students, was to be the institution's educational plant for almost half a century. There were small and large classrooms, with blackboards in each. Since changes were made to the school, the board of education required people to attend three terms

for fourteen consecutive weeks, establishing a year’s course. The building was dedicated on August 19, 1846, with Horace Mann saying on the occasion: "Among all the lights and shadows that ever crossed my path, this day’s radiance is the brightest...I consider this event as marking an era in the progress of education—which as we all know is the progress of civilization-on this western continent, and throughout the world. It is the completion


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in advance, and show immediate benefit to the University. Faculty on release for research are exempt from teaching. The Presidential Fellows Program. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . The Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award, established on the fiftieth reunion of the class of 1950, is awarded to faculty for works published in the previous year. The recipient receives a plaque and a check for $5000. The Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . The Jordan D. Fiore Award for Social Justice, named after the history professor and 1940 alumnus, is given on an annual basis to faculty doing research in the social justice field. Recipients receive a plaque and $4500. The Jordan D. Fiore Award for Social Justice. N.p., 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. . Athletics “Bridgewater State University has a strong athletic tradition.”. Athletics & Recreation. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 They compete at the NCAA Division III Level, BSU also are members of ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference), MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference), and the Little East (Little East Conference). The intercollegiate athletic program offers 21 varsity teams, including Basketball, Cross Country (Cross country running), Soccer,Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Baseball, Football (American football), and Wrestling for men. As for the women’s sports teams they include Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, and Volleyball. BSU’s mascot is Bristaco the Bear, and the school colors are red and white. Allen, Meg, and Steven M. Face Behind Fur . N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 “For generations of Bridgewater student-athletes, being a Bear has meant being part of a proud tradition built around lessons of teamwork, selflessness and integrity; lessons which have undoubtedly proven invaluable while in college and throughout their later lives.”. CRIMSON PRIDE CLUB B.S.U's athletic booster organization. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 Not only does Bridgewater State University offer intercollegiate athletics, but they also provide Intramural athletic programs, and Club sports program. Such as Cheerleading, several dance teams, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Basketball, etc. BSU recently renovated the Swanson football field and resurfaced the track. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 Bridgewater State University athletic performance has gradually improved over the years. The bears won the Smith Trophy for the best overall Athletic Department in the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 In addition to NCAA-sanctioned varsity sports, Bridgewater State supports 10 club sports through Campus Recreation, including cheerleading, dance team, equestrian (equestrianism), hip-hop team, ice hockey, men's lacrosse (lacrosse), outdoor adventure, ultimate frisbee, skiing (alpine skiing), and women's rugby (rugby union). http: www.bsubears.com Campus_Recreation Club_Sports index Football The Bridgewater State football team has been one of the most successful athletic teams at the school since the program was started in 1960. Bridgewater State is a member of the MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference), which will be sponsoring football for the first time in its history beginning in 2013. Bridgewater State was formerly a founding member of the NEFC (New England Football Conference) from 1965 to 2012. The new MASCAC football conference will consist of 9 schools. These member schools are Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Westfield State University, Worcester State University, Plymouth State University, UMass-Dartmouth (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), and Western Connecticut State University. Bridgewater State will beging MASCAC play in 2013. Head Coach Chuck Denune recently completed his 8th season as the BSU head football coach at the end of the 2012 season. The Bridgewater Bears ended the 2012 season with a 9-1 regular season record and qualified for the NCAA Division III National Tournament with an at-large bid for the 3rd time in the program's history . Bridgewater State also advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 1999 and 2000. Bridgewater State lost in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament to Widener University of West Chester, Pennsylvania by a score of 44-14. The Bears football team finished the 2012 season with a 9-2 record and came in 2nd place in the New England Football Conference. Bridgewater also hosted the 2011 (ECAC) Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast Bowl and competed against Alfred University. Unfortunately, the Bears lost 41-10, and finished the 2011 season with a 7-4 record. Football Coaches. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 The winningest head football coach in Bridgewater State's history is Peter Mazzaferro. Coach Mazzaferro was the head football coach at Bridgewater from 1968-2004 (36 years) and is one of the winningest Division III football coaches in history. During his coaching tenure, he led the Bears to 2 NCAA D-III National Tournament appearances, 8 NEFC League Championships, 3 MASCAC Championships, and 2 ECAC Postseason appearances. With an overall coaching record of 209-157-11, Mazzaferro is the 57th winningest coach in NCAA College Football history, and he is a coaching legend in the New England region and is regarded as one of the greatest Division III college football coaches of all-time. Listed below are notable awards, accolades, and accomplishments the BSU football team have accumulated since the inception of the program in 1960. The Bears football team have only had 2 losing seasons since 1985 and have had 7 undefeated or 1-loss seasons in that same timeframe. *NCAA Division III National Tournament Qualifier - 1999, 2000, 2012 *ECAC Postseason Qualifier - 1989, 1992, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 *ECAC Northeast Bowl Champions - 2005 *ECAC North Atlantic Bowl Champions - 2006 *NEFC League Champions - 1966, 1969, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 *MASCAC Champions - 1986, 1989, 1990, 2006, 2007, 2008 Women's Basketball The Women's basketball team is also one of the more successful teams at Bridgewater State. They have been a regional power since their first season in 1982. Coach Bridgett Casey coached her 14th season at BSU. In 2007-2008, Bridgett guided the Bears to a 22-5 (.815) record and the program's first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament since 1986. The woman’s basketball team competes in the (ECAC) Eastern College Athletic Conference and the (MASCAC) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference. The Lady Bears' basketball team has qualified for the NCAA D-3 Tournament every year since 2010, and are constantly a contender for the MASCAC Championship. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 1984-85, 1985–86, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1987-88, 2005–06 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1982-83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 Men’s Basketball Joe Farroba is the head coach of the Bridgewater State Men's basketball team. “Joe came to Bridgewater State and to the MASCAC as an assistant coach under former BSC Head Coach Mark Champagne in 1986.” Coach Farroba has led the Bears to postseason play eight times, including the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Men’s basketball team also participates in the (MASCAC) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III tournament. The Bears basketball team has been one of the mosdt successful teams at Bridgewater in the last 30 years. They have won numerous league and conference championships and made several appearances in the NCAA D-3 National Tournament. They finished under .500 for the first time in 10 years in 2012-2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 2008-09, 2009–10 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1995-96, 1996–97, 1997,98 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1982-83, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 *NCAA D-III Sweet Sixteen - 2008-09 Women's Lacrosse The Lady Bears' Lacrosse team has statistically been the most successful athletic team in Bridgewater State's history. They have been one of the most dominant woman's lacrosse teams in the Northeast Region and have won dozens of championships and qualified for numerous NCAA Tournaments. The Lady Bears won the NEWLA regular season and tournament titles for the 7th straight season and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011, bsubears.com '''Accomplishments''' *NEWLA Champions - 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1986, 1987, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 *MASCAC Champions - 2013, 2014 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Baseball The Bridgewater State baseball team has been a dominant force in the New England region for decades. They have made dozens of postseason appearances and won several league and regional championships. Bridgewater State has one of the highest all-time winning percentages (.645) in the country. They have made it to the NCAA D-III World Series 3 times, and have placed in the Elite Eight twice there. They have also produced a handful of Division 3 All-Americans and All-Region players. Below is a list of accomplishments and accolades. '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 2005 *ECAC Playoff Champions - 1986 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2011, 2012 *NCAA D-III New England Regional Qualifier - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012 *NCAA D-III New England Regional Champions - 1996 *NCAA D-III Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions - 1997 *NCAA D-III World Series Finals - 1996 (3rd Place), 1997 (7th Place) Campus Media WBIM WBIM-FM 91.5, (originally known as “We're Bridgewater Instructional Media”) is one of the longest running and one of few fully student-run college radio stations in the Northeast and has been on the air since November, 1972. WBIM-FM specializes in up-and-coming artists, alternative rock, and indie rock. The station promotes the programs through Facebook, Twitter, and their website, which also streams the music live during every show. Information Technology Bridgewater State University has aggressively upgraded its technology in the last decade; it was recognized as a wired school by ''Yahoo! Internet Life'' magazine. The college was also named the 6th most unwired (i.e., wireless) campus in the USA by Intel. Nearly 100% of campus floorspace is covered by a 802.11g and 802.11a wireless network. Beginning in the fall of 2004, all freshmen (freshman) students were required to have a laptop computer. The college has a special arrangement with Dell Computers for laptops, or students may purchase their own. Support (by fellow BSU students) and "loaner" laptops are provided at the Moakley Center and the Maxwell Library. Special Features Bridgewater State University is one of the few public colleges in the United States to have its own commuter train station (MBTA) directly on the campus grounds. The commuter station divides east and west campus while an underpass allows pedestrian traffic between, along with a railroad crossing on the edge of the campus. Bridgewater State University is one of the few higher education institutions in New England to have its own dedicated transit system (established in January 1984). The system is student-operated with administrative support. Student supervisors train fellow students in their pursuit to obtain their Commercial Driver's License. The transit system operates transit buses, a coach bus, and a fleet of auxiliary vehicles. This service provides transportation for students, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community, on and off campus grounds. Bridgewater State University has a student-run radio station, 91.5 WBIM FM. Early years Corwin was born in Norwell, Massachusetts in 1967, where he attended Norwell High School ( Norwell High School (Massachusetts)), then went on to spend his freshman year of college at the Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Later he attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Animal Planet website: Biography of Jeff Corwin Jeff has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, obtaining a master (Master's degree) of science in wildlife and fisheries (fishery) conservation (Habitat conservation) and doing work on bats and snakes. In 1999, Bridgewater awarded Corwin an honorary doctorate in public education. children alma_mater Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater State University) Boston University title1 Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Bristol and Plymouth District On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. group2 Four-year and above list2 Bridgewater State University • Fitchburg State University • Framingham State University • Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts • Massachusetts Maritime Academy • Salem State University • University of Massachusetts Amherst • University of Massachusetts Boston • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • University of Massachusetts Lowell • University of Massachusetts Medical School • Westfield State University • Worcester State University - Bridgewater State University Bears Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference -


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. This can be done within the semester, with financial aid to buy equipment and materials, or over an extended period during the summer with additional financial aid. Travel grants are offered to students that have the opportunity to present their work outside of campus, with travel, housing, and food expenses covered by financial aid. The NCUR (National Conference for Undergraduate Research) program is one travel option, with expenses covered, that has given many students the chance to share


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1927, called ''The Comment''. ''The Bridge'', Bridgewater State University's student journal of literature and fine art, was established in 2004. The journal has won many national awards, including multiple Gold Crown and Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and the 2006 and 2011 National Pacemaker Award award for collegiate magazines from the Associated Collegiate Press. Notable Alumni * Warren G. Phillips, (B.A., M.A. in Teaching Physical Sciences, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology), teacher, inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame 2010 * Stephen Canessa, (Bachelor's degree), former member of the Mass. House of Representatives (Massachusetts House of Representatives) (served 2006-2011) * Robert Correia, (MEd (Master of Education) 1968), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (Massachusetts House of Representatives) Early years Corwin was born in Norwell, Massachusetts in 1967, where he attended Norwell High School ( Norwell High School (Massachusetts)), then went on to spend his freshman year of college at the Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Later he attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Animal Planet website: Biography of Jeff Corwin Jeff has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, obtaining a master (Master's degree) of science in wildlife and fisheries (fishery) conservation (Habitat conservation) and doing work on bats and snakes. In 1999, Bridgewater awarded Corwin an honorary doctorate in public education. children alma_mater Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater State University) Boston University title1 Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Bristol and Plymouth District On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. group2 Four-year and above list2 Bridgewater State University • Fitchburg State University • Framingham State University • Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts • Massachusetts Maritime Academy • Salem State University • University of Massachusetts Amherst • University of Massachusetts Boston • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • University of Massachusetts Lowell • University of Massachusetts Medical School • Westfield State University • Worcester State University - Bridgewater State University Bears Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference -


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and view work with other students from all over the world. Undergraduate research provides students with the skills necessary for life beyond college. Hands-on experience can be written on a resume and taken directly into a field. Even if the project does not receive an award or scholarship, the mentor that assisted the research is a guaranteed reference for any future pursuit. The benefits of undergraduate research far outweigh the difficulty involved, and help students begin a successful career

Stanberry. "Bridgewater State University Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects Annual Report Fiscal Year 2011." . N.p., 2011. Web. 3 Dec. 2011. . '''Funding Requested per Year''' 2009 $3,848,873 2010 $7,451,097 2011 $6,312,898 '''Average Award Amounts per Year''' 2009 $33,431.34 2010 $40,243.10 2011 $43,223.00 '''Percentages Awarded per Year''' 2009 37% 2010 39

% 2011 47% '''Funding Received per Year and Funding Potential''' 2011 $605,122 Previous Years $282,150 Potential (Outstanding) $2,943,906 Award Programs In addition to requested funding, faculty may be awarded stipends to conduct significant research or monetary prizes for completed work. The BSU Lifetime Faculty Research Award is presented to faculty that have shown significant research through books, journal articles, and other acceptable publications


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. Bridgewater State University’s Fine Arts Department offers 12 majors and 5 minors: Majors * Art Education Concentration, BA * Art History Concentration, BA * Crafts Concentration, BA * Fine Arts Concentration, BA * Graphic Design Concentration, BA * New Media Concentration, BA * Photography Concentration, BA * Communication Studies, Theatre Arts Concentration, BA * Communication Studies, Theatre Education Concentration, BA * Communication Studies, Dance Education Concentration, BA * Music


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with forty other colleges. "Bridgewater State College Bridgewater State University Best College US News." US News & World Report News & Rankings Best Colleges, Best Hospitals, and More. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Bridgewater State University is among America's oldest teacher education institutions, the first to have a building devoted to education

;ref "Directory." Home. Web. 19 Dec. 2011. . Bridgewater has an acceptance rate of 65.7%, a student to teacher ratio of 22:1 and has an average score of freshman student’s having a retention rate of 79% "Bridgewater State College Bridgewater State University Academic Life Best College US News." US News & World Report

News & Rankings Best Colleges, Best Hospitals, and More. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . It is the fourth cheapest state university when it comes to undergraduate in-state tuition. Age, Size Or. "Cheapest Universities in Massachusetts (MA) (Lowest Tuition, In-State) College Stats.org." College Stats.org: University & College Data, Statistics, Facts, Maps


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Championships, and 2 ECAC Postseason appearances. With an overall coaching record of 209-157-11, Mazzaferro is the 57th winningest coach in NCAA College Football history, and he is a coaching legend in the New England region and is regarded as one of the greatest Division III college football coaches of all-time. Listed below are notable awards, accolades, and accomplishments the BSU football team have accumulated since the inception of the program in 1960. The Bears football team have only had 2


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. Bridgewater State University’s Fine Arts Department offers 12 majors and 5 minors: Majors * Art Education Concentration, BA * Art History Concentration, BA * Crafts Concentration, BA * Fine Arts Concentration, BA * Graphic Design Concentration, BA * New Media Concentration, BA * Photography Concentration, BA * Communication Studies, Theatre Arts Concentration, BA * Communication Studies, Theatre Education Concentration, BA * Communication Studies, Dance Education Concentration, BA * Music

at on-campus events * National Art Education Association: for those interested in art and art education * Refined Movement: performs various styles of dance at on-campus events, such as hip hop, step, dancehall, and African dance. Organizations Directory, retrieved 20 Dec 2011. Commuter Life The majority of students at Bridgewater State University are commuters. They make up 66 percent of the BSU population. Gallagher, Colleen E. Commuter Services. Bridgewater State University, 19 Sept. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Commuters pay an estimated total of $7,553 a year to attend Bridgewater. Cost of Attending- Tuition & Fees. Bridgewater State University, 22 Aug. 2011. Web. 5 Dec. 2011. . The cost of the parking decal for part-time students is $65 and full-time students is $160. A full-time student has 12 or more credits and a part-time student has 11 or less credits. Parking Guide. Bridgewater State University, 24 Mar. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Students can choose from several lots to park in, depending on the time of day. Spring Street Lot is located off of Spring Street and can be accessed by taking Route 104 or Route 18. The lot is located right behind the railroad tracks, a short distance from campus. One is located near the bookstore and Crimson Hall Dormitories. West Campus lots are not available to commuters prior to 4pm. Hooper Street Lot is located near Burnell Hall and Hart Hall. Swenson Field Lot is located in front of the Bridgewater State football field. Campus Map. Bridgewater State University, 2011. Web. 5 Dec. 2011. . The newest addition to the parking lots is the parking garage that will be finished in January 2012. The garage will have 840 parking spaces. New year, New Parking. BSC Comment, 22 Sept. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . It will be for commuters and located near Crimson Hall, Shea Durgin and the BSU Police Station. Campus Map. Bridgewater State University, 2011. Web. 5 Dec. 2011. . All commuter lots close at 2AM daily. Parking Guide. Bridgewater State University, 24 Mar. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . The Railroad is another way commuters get to school. Bridgewater State is served by the MBTA Commuter Rail. The train station (Bridgewater (MBTA station)) is located at 85 Burrill Avenue; commuters cut through the MBTA parking lot from the train station for easy access to the campus. The railroad tracks cut the campus in half. The stops on the line go all the way from South Station to Lakeville. The Commuter Rail takes about 45 minutes to get to South Station in Boston. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. MBTA, 30 Nov. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Commuters go to numerous places during the day while waiting for their classes. The Maxwell Library has a Starbucks that accepts students' connect cards. The library opens as early as 7:45 AM weekday mornings and closes 11:45 PM Monday to Thursday and 5 PM on Fridays. The library is also open Sundays 12 PM to 11:45 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Maxwell Library. Bridgewater State University, 5 Nov. 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . The Commuter Lounge is another place commuters can go to make friends, get questions answered, do homework, read magazines find out information and attend events put on. The Commuter Lounge is located in room 005 Rondileau Campus Center and open weekdays from 8 AM to 6 PM. Commuter Lounge. Bridgewater State University, 20 Oct. 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Some commuters who have friends that live on campus go to their apartments or dormitories in between classes during the day. Commuters can use their dining plan or flex dollars and go to the different cafeterias during breaks. There are plenty of other places in the town of Bridgewater for commuters to go as well. Future Expansion West Campus The college had planned a $100 million renovation and expansion of the 1964 Marshall Conant Science Building ( Early years Corwin was born in Norwell, Massachusetts in 1967, where he attended Norwell High School ( Norwell High School (Massachusetts)), then went on to spend his freshman year of college at the Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Later he attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Animal Planet website: Biography of Jeff Corwin Jeff has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, obtaining a master (Master's degree) of science in wildlife and fisheries (fishery) conservation (Habitat conservation) and doing work on bats and snakes. In 1999, Bridgewater awarded Corwin an honorary doctorate in public education. children alma_mater Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater State University) Boston University title1 Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Bristol and Plymouth District On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. group2 Four-year and above list2 Bridgewater State University • Fitchburg State University • Framingham State University • Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts • Massachusetts Maritime Academy • Salem State University • University of Massachusetts Amherst • University of Massachusetts Boston • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • University of Massachusetts Lowell • University of Massachusetts Medical School • Westfield State University • Worcester State University - Bridgewater State University Bears Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference -


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skiing skiing , and women's rugby (rugby union). http: www.bsubears.com Campus_Recreation Club_Sports index Football The Bridgewater State football team has been one of the most successful athletic teams at the school since the program was started in 1960. Bridgewater State is a member of the MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference), which will be sponsoring football for the first time in its history beginning in 2013. Bridgewater State was formerly a founding member of the NEFC (New England Football Conference) from 1965 to 2012. The new MASCAC football conference will consist of 9 schools. These member schools are Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Westfield State University, Worcester State University, Plymouth State University, UMass-Dartmouth (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), and Western Connecticut State University. Bridgewater State will beging MASCAC play in 2013. Head Coach Chuck Denune recently completed his 8th season as the BSU head football coach at the end of the 2012 season. The Bridgewater Bears ended the 2012 season with a 9-1 regular season record and qualified for the NCAA Division III National Tournament with an at-large bid for the 3rd time in the program's history . Bridgewater State also advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 1999 and 2000. Bridgewater State lost in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament to Widener University of West Chester, Pennsylvania by a score of 44-14. The Bears football team finished the 2012 season with a 9-2 record and came in 2nd place in the New England Football Conference. Bridgewater also hosted the 2011 (ECAC) Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast Bowl and competed against Alfred University. Unfortunately, the Bears lost 41-10, and finished the 2011 season with a 7-4 record. Football Coaches. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 The winningest head football coach in Bridgewater State's history is Peter Mazzaferro. Coach Mazzaferro was the head football coach at Bridgewater from 1968-2004 (36 years) and is one of the winningest Division III football coaches in history. During his coaching tenure, he led the Bears to 2 NCAA D-III National Tournament appearances, 8 NEFC League Championships, 3 MASCAC Championships, and 2 ECAC Postseason appearances. With an overall coaching record of 209-157-11, Mazzaferro is the 57th winningest coach in NCAA College Football history, and he is a coaching legend in the New England region and is regarded as one of the greatest Division III college football coaches of all-time. Listed below are notable awards, accolades, and accomplishments the BSU football team have accumulated since the inception of the program in 1960. The Bears football team have only had 2 losing seasons since 1985 and have had 7 undefeated or 1-loss seasons in that same timeframe. *NCAA Division III National Tournament Qualifier - 1999, 2000, 2012 *ECAC Postseason Qualifier - 1989, 1992, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 *ECAC Northeast Bowl Champions - 2005 *ECAC North Atlantic Bowl Champions - 2006 *NEFC League Champions - 1966, 1969, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 *MASCAC Champions - 1986, 1989, 1990, 2006, 2007, 2008 Women's Basketball The Women's basketball team is also one of the more successful teams at Bridgewater State. They have been a regional power since their first season in 1982. Coach Bridgett Casey coached her 14th season at BSU. In 2007-2008, Bridgett guided the Bears to a 22-5 (.815) record and the program's first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament since 1986. The woman’s basketball team competes in the (ECAC) Eastern College Athletic Conference and the (MASCAC) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference. The Lady Bears' basketball team has qualified for the NCAA D-3 Tournament every year since 2010, and are constantly a contender for the MASCAC Championship. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 1984-85, 1985–86, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1987-88, 2005–06 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1982-83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 Men’s Basketball Joe Farroba is the head coach of the Bridgewater State Men's basketball team. “Joe came to Bridgewater State and to the MASCAC as an assistant coach under former BSC Head Coach Mark Champagne in 1986.” Coach Farroba has led the Bears to postseason play eight times, including the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Men’s basketball team also participates in the (MASCAC) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III tournament. The Bears basketball team has been one of the mosdt successful teams at Bridgewater in the last 30 years. They have won numerous league and conference championships and made several appearances in the NCAA D-3 National Tournament. They finished under .500 for the first time in 10 years in 2012-2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011 '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 2008-09, 2009–10 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1995-96, 1996–97, 1997,98 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1982-83, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 *NCAA D-III Sweet Sixteen - 2008-09 Women's Lacrosse The Lady Bears' Lacrosse team has statistically been the most successful athletic team in Bridgewater State's history. They have been one of the most dominant woman's lacrosse teams in the Northeast Region and have won dozens of championships and qualified for numerous NCAA Tournaments. The Lady Bears won the NEWLA regular season and tournament titles for the 7th straight season and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2011, bsubears.com '''Accomplishments''' *NEWLA Champions - 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1986, 1987, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 *MASCAC Champions - 2013, 2014 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Baseball The Bridgewater State baseball team has been a dominant force in the New England region for decades. They have made dozens of postseason appearances and won several league and regional championships. Bridgewater State has one of the highest all-time winning percentages (.645) in the country. They have made it to the NCAA D-III World Series 3 times, and have placed in the Elite Eight twice there. They have also produced a handful of Division 3 All-Americans and All-Region players. Below is a list of accomplishments and accolades. '''Accomplishments''' *MASCAC Champions - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 *ECAC Playoff Qualifier - 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 2005 *ECAC Playoff Champions - 1986 *NCAA D-III Qualifier - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2011, 2012 *NCAA D-III New England Regional Qualifier - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012 *NCAA D-III New England Regional Champions - 1996 *NCAA D-III Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions - 1997 *NCAA D-III World Series Finals - 1996 (3rd Place), 1997 (7th Place) Campus Media WBIM WBIM-FM 91.5, (originally known as “We're Bridgewater Instructional Media”) is one of the longest running and one of few fully student-run college radio stations in the Northeast and has been on the air since November, 1972. WBIM-FM specializes in up-and-coming artists, alternative rock, and indie rock. The station promotes the programs through Facebook, Twitter, and their website, which also streams the music live during every show. Information Technology Bridgewater State University has aggressively upgraded its technology in the last decade; it was recognized as a wired school by ''Yahoo! Internet Life'' magazine. The college was also named the 6th most unwired (i.e., wireless) campus in the USA by Intel. Nearly 100% of campus floorspace is covered by a 802.11g and 802.11a wireless network. Beginning in the fall of 2004, all freshmen (freshman) students were required to have a laptop computer. The college has a special arrangement with Dell Computers for laptops, or students may purchase their own. Support (by fellow BSU students) and "loaner" laptops are provided at the Moakley Center and the Maxwell Library. Special Features Bridgewater State University is one of the few public colleges in the United States to have its own commuter train station (MBTA) directly on the campus grounds. The commuter station divides east and west campus while an underpass allows pedestrian traffic between, along with a railroad crossing on the edge of the campus. Bridgewater State University is one of the few higher education institutions in New England to have its own dedicated transit system (established in January 1984). The system is student-operated with administrative support. Student supervisors train fellow students in their pursuit to obtain their Commercial Driver's License. The transit system operates transit buses, a coach bus, and a fleet of auxiliary vehicles. This service provides transportation for students, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community, on and off campus grounds. Bridgewater State University has a student-run radio station, 91.5 WBIM FM. Early years Corwin was born in Norwell, Massachusetts in 1967, where he attended Norwell High School ( Norwell High School (Massachusetts)), then went on to spend his freshman year of college at the Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Later he attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Animal Planet website: Biography of Jeff Corwin Jeff has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, obtaining a master (Master's degree) of science in wildlife and fisheries (fishery) conservation (Habitat conservation) and doing work on bats and snakes. In 1999, Bridgewater awarded Corwin an honorary doctorate in public education. children alma_mater Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater State University) Boston University title1 Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Bristol and Plymouth District On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. On February 18, 2009, WNAC launched an hour-long lifestyle and entertainment magazine-type program called ''The Rhode Show'' that aired weekday mornings at 8AM. A new secondary set for the show was built with a fully functional kitchen. The show was previously hosted by the weekday morning news anchor teams (Vince DeMentri & Elizabeth Hopkins from February 2009 - March 2010, Patrick Little & Elizabeth Hopkins from March 2010 - November 2010, and Patrick Little & Danielle North from November 2010 - December 2011). A third host for a period of one year was found annually through open audition in a contest titled ''The Rhode Show Search for a Star''. In 2008, Boston-area radio deejay Shawn Tempesta won the contest out of over 140 people. In 2009, Cranston (Cranston, Rhode Island) comedian Ben Hague beat out over 100 other hopefuls. Bridgewater State University graduate Michaela Johnson of East Providence (East Providence, Rhode Island) won the honor in 2010. During the week, ''The Rhode Show'' was streamed live on WNAC's website. The main channel re-aired the show weekday afternoons at 1PM with WNAC-DT2 (MyRITV) (WNAC-DT2) doing the same at 4PM. group2 Four-year and above list2 Bridgewater State University • Fitchburg State University • Framingham State University • Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts • Massachusetts Maritime Academy • Salem State University • University of Massachusetts Amherst • University of Massachusetts Boston • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • University of Massachusetts Lowell • University of Massachusetts Medical School • Westfield State University • Worcester State University - Bridgewater State University Bears Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference -

Bridgewater State University

name Bridgewater State University image_name Bridgewater State University logo.svg logo 159px (File:Bridgewater State University seal.jpg) Seal of Bridgewater State University motto "Not to be Ministered Unto but to Minister." established 1840 type Public (Public university) endowment $18 million As of November 11, 2011. Todd, Audyatis. "University Endowment". Bridgewater State University, 2011. Retrieved 6 Dec 2011. president Dana Mohler-Faria city Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) state MA (Massachusetts) country United States campus Suburban faculty student ratio 20:1 students 11,500 (fall 2012) BSU facts, Bridgewater State University. Retrieved January 27, 2015. undergrad 9,615 "Bridgewater State University", ''US News and World Report'', 2013–14. Retrieved January 27, 2015. postgrad Graduation Rate 24% colors Crimson, Black & White athletics NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) D-III (Division III (NCAA)) (ECAC (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference), MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference), LEC (Little East Conference), NEWLA (New England Women's Lacrosse Association),) bsubears.com nickname Bears 150px alt Statue of the BSU Bear mascot (File:The BSU Bear.JPG) free_label Campus type free Resident and Commuter website http: www.bridgew.edu latd 41 latm 59 lats 19.04 latNS N longd 70 longm 57 longs 57.62 longEW W '''Bridgewater State University''' is a public liberal-arts college (Liberal arts college) located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest college in the Massachusetts state university system outside the University of Massachusetts system. The university consists of the main campus located in Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts), and two satellite campuses, one in Attleboro (Attleboro, Massachusetts); and one on Cape Cod, which opened in January 2015. The school's sports teams are the Bears, and the school colors are Crimson Red, Black and White.

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