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National Coming Out Day is October 11th

By Bay State College on October 8, 2021
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National Coming Out Day (originally established in 1988) is not only a day to share experiences of discovering one’s own LGBTQ+ identity, but also a reminder that there is still so much more work to do in terms of acceptance and advocacy on behalf of this community. For some, coming out may be a liberating experience. For others, this can be dangerous and significantly impact one’s mental or physical health due to lack of support from family, friends, or even places of education or employment. If…

Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Bay State College on September 17, 2021
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates, recognizes, and commemorates the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and their ancestry. Originating in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was officially expanded to the full 31-day period in 1988. September 15th was chosen as the first day of celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico celebrates their independence on September 16th and Chile celebrates…

Meet the Chair of Criminal Justice

By Bay State College on June 9, 2021
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William Morrissette, Ph.D., is Chair of the School of Arts and Sciences and oversees Bay State College’s Criminal Justice programs. With a bachelor’s degree in history, a masters in human development, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Morrissette has been a police officer, worked in the CIA, and ran his own forensic training and consulting business, all of which inform his work at Bay State, where he helps students find careers in the Criminal Justice system. We spoke with him about his experience, his outlook, and his hopes for the program.

Meet the Program Chair: RN to BSN

By Bay State College on June 9, 2021
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With 20 years of experience at the bedside and in nursing education, Jennifer Verstreken joined Bay State College as the chair and full-time faculty of our Nursing RN to BSN program. We talked with her about the healthcare industry, her career, and what she hopes to teach students.

Sitting is The New Smoking

By on April 12, 2021
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We sit. A lot. We sit on the bus; we sit to watch TV; we sit on the stoop and talk to our neighbors; we sit to take a phone call; we sit at our home office desks. In fact, it is estimated that Americans spend more than half of the walking day sitting.

Dr. Levin, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, coined the phrase, "sitting is the new smoking," as a growing body of evidence demonstrates sitting increases the risks of obesity, back and neck pain, blood clots, depression, heard disease and…

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