Welcome to Bridgewater State Stories, a podcast produced by the Division of Academic Affairs at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Our goal is to bring the compelling stories from the faculty, students, staff, and alumni of the BSU community to you.
A Story of Impact: Undergraduate Research at BSU
This episode features a discussion with Dr. Jeanne Ingle, Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Dr. Jenny Shanahan, Assistant Provost for High Impact Practices, and Kate Faria, an undergraduate student researcher. In this discussion, we delve into the embedded research opportunities Dr. Ingle offers her students and the impact of the undergraduate student research experience in helping emerging scholars to thrive.
Bridgewater State University Athletics
Our host Dr. Karim Ismaili speaks with Dr. Marybeth Lamb, BSU's Director of Athletics. They discuss the student athlete experience at BSU both in the classroom and on the fields. Tune in for this look ahead on the remaining Fall 2019 season and understand Dr. Lamb's perspective on the story of the success of BSU student athletes.
The Mandela Fellows Program At BSU Part 2
In Part 2 of our episodes about the Mandela Fellows at BSU, we welcomed one of the 2019 Fellows Zikhona Miso from South Africa to the pod. Zikhona is a current affairs presenter and producer at the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s international radio station ‘Channel Africa.’ In this interview she shares her experience applying to the Mandela Fellows program and talks about learning, leadership, and living in the United States while participating in the institute at BSU.
The Mandela Fellows Program At BSU Part 1
Provost Karim Ismaili sits down with two campus leaders at BSU to talk about BSU’s role as an institute partner in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Over the past four summers, Dr. Michael Kryzanek and Dr. Uma Shama have been part of the team who has offered the six-week leadership in public management institute for the Mandela Washington Fellows program at BSU. These two academic leaders talk with Provost Ismaili about the impact this program has had on the university and the exciting ways these rising leaders from sub-Saharan African countries have been welcomed into our New England community.
Read more about BSU’s selection as an institute partner: https://www.bridgew.edu/news-events/news/mandela-fellows-returning
Meet the 24 fellow from this year’s cohort at BSU: https://www.bridgew.edu/the-university/2019-mandela-washington-fellows
The Student Transition to Bridgewater State University
In this episode we speak to two students about their transitions to Bridgewater State University. They reflect on challenges, lessons, and advice which can help others who are coming to BSU for the first time.
Dr. Kevin Curry and the Water for Cambodia Project
Dr. Kevin Curry speaks with us about his journey, experiences, and motivations. He reflects upon his beginnings as a biology student and where he is now.
Get to know the Water for Cambodia project.
Allyson Heap’s Review
As an alumni, I thought this podcast was extremely well done! Loved the content and I think this podcast will be a great success.
Budget Manager for the Division of Academic Affairs
Excellent job! I especially enjoy hearing the students talk about their personal reactions and experiences so spontaneously and honestly, each from a unique perspective. Different things are important to every individual, and you get a sense of the richness of all that BSU has to offer.