By Marina Smoske, Editor-in-Chief When I started dating my boyfriend, any conversation about making plans together included him asking me, “When will you be done with your school work?” “What do you mean by ‘done?’ There is no ‘done,’” I’d answer. Three years, at least a dozen research papers and 0.65 Honors theses later, he … More Need to finish what you started? Here’s how.
By Marina Smoske, Editor-in-Chief Looking for opportunities to further your academic career, gain experience in your discipline, or travel abroad? National fellowships offer a host of exciting opportunities to students with a strong record of undergraduate achievement, and the BSU Center for Transformative Learning provides extensive guidance and support for students interested in applying. Located … More National Fellowships 101: It’s Time to Consider Applying!
By: Kasey Andrade Dr. Colby King, an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, is this year’s recipient of the Honors Outstanding Faculty Award. Check out the interview below to learn more about Dr. King, including his research interests, teaching philosophy, and best advice for students! 1.) What do you want students to know about you? … More Q&A with Dr. Colby King: Winner of the Honors Outstanding Faculty Award
By: Kasey Andrade Madison Forbes ’18, an English and Philosophy double major with a minor in Classical Studies, is an honors student who has a passion for research. She studies the early modern period and its literature, looking at literary works from a philosophical and historical perspective. Specifically, her research has focused on analyzing texts … More Student Spotlight: Madison Forbes
by Marina Smoske, Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Abt has many reasons to be proud. An honors student, she is currently completing her thesis and will graduate this spring. She is also celebrating acceptances to the Molecular Cell Biology graduate programs at Dartmouth College and Brown University, and is deciding precisely where her passion for biology will take … More Student Spotlight: Kimberly Abt
by Marina Smoske, Editor-in-Chief ***The views expressed in this piece are my own and do not reflect the opinions and values of Bridgewater State University or the Bridgewater State University Honors Program as a whole. Scrolling through my Facebook feed a few month ago, a New York Times article shared by a friend caught my … More On High-Achievers and Mental Health: The Cost of Success
By: Kasey Andrade The 53rd annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference will be held in Boston from November 7-11, 2018. The theme of the conference will be “Learning to Transgress.” Inspired by the landmark essay collection, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks, this theme seeks to apply hooks’ … More Proposal Submission is Open: Apply to the 2018 NCHC Conference
By: Kasey Andrade From November 8-12, eight honors students, along with Dr. Todd Harris, Assistant Director of the Honors Program, and Amy Couto, Student Scholar Coordinator, traveled to Atlanta, GA to represent BSU at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference. This year’s theme was “Just Honors,” and a majority of the sessions focused on social justice, diversity, … More Students, Faculty, and Staff Represent BSU at Honors Conference in Atlanta
Marina Smoske, Editor-in-Chief Presenting your undergraduate research might seem intimidating or beyond your reach, but sharing your work at BSU’s Mid-Year Symposium is a worthwhile and rewarding opportunity. If you’re on the fence about presenting your research or just looking for more information on the process and its benefits, these frequently-asked questions about the upcoming … More Undergraduate Research 101: Mid-Year Symposium FAQ
Bridgewater State University has recently adopted a resource that connects you to over 10,000 student conferences, journals, research, and funding opportunities– specifically for Undergraduate Researchers and Honors Students. Founded by students at Florida State University in 2013, The Student Opportunity Center (S.O.C.) is a One-Stop-Shop for students and faculty to find honors and research events, funding, and … More Find Conferences, Journals, Research and Funding Opportunities – Student Opportunity Center