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 BSUThis 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 AthleticsOur 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 2In 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 1Provost 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