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CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the five public higher education institutions of CONNECT, it is our mission to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

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Substance Use Disorders Summits Share Information & Raise Awareness

More than 80 educators, students, community treatment representatives, law enforcement officials, and medical professionals gathered on March 27 at Bridgewater State University to discuss the current opioid crisis and provide resources and information to attendees. The event was the first in a series of three aimed at sharing best practices, forming partnerships, and educating students and the community-at-large about the scope and severity of the epidemic. The next event is Monday, April 24, at the Attleboro Campus of Bridgewater State University and Bristol Community College. Click here for more information and to register. To access resources from the March 27 event, click here.


2017 Key Talent Graduates Celebrated at April Program

Honoring the Journey: Insight, Growth & Recognition, was the theme of the seventh and final gathering of the 2016-2017 CONNECT Key Talent Leadership Program cohort. 27 participants from Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Framingham State University, and Massasoit Community College reflected on their experience and looked ahead to the future during the celebratory event.

Members of this years graduating class are: Ed Cabellon, Jim Currie, Scott Enos, Eileen Estudante, Kathleen Flaherty, Tiffany Macauley, Wendy Messaline, Jennifer Pacheco and Michael Sandy from Bridgewater State University; Amanda Donovan, Sarah Kocur, Nicole Parks, Filomena Ponte and Derek Viveiros from Bristol Community College; Stacey Betts, Handine Jean-Marie, Tammie Key, David Leavitt and Heather Shapazian from Bunker Hill Community College; Lauren Keville and Chon'tel Washington from Framingham State University; and Allison Arsenault, Maryellen Brett, Lydia Camara, Kelly Carrico and Michelle Hughes from Massasoit Community College.

Pictured above are participants and supervisors from Massasoit Community College. Click here for additional pictures from the program.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

BSU Theatre Company, 4/21 - 4/29, multiple performances, click here for details.

In Oscar Wilde's “trivial comedy for serious people," two young men have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. John Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn. Inspired by the excitement that John's dishonest life is bringing him, his friend, Algernon Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Their web of deceit comically unravels when they all end up together in the country. Tickets are $15 General Public; $10 Seniors, Military & Students with ID.

Dale Dorman Radio & Digital Media Conference

Massasoit Community College, April 25, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Anna P. Buckley Performing Arts Center

All are welcome at the 2nd Annual Dale Dorman Radio & Digital Media Conference at Massasoit Community College. The conference will feature a "Fake News & The Media Panel Discussion" along with topics including: how to break into the business; finding your creative voice; creating your own media; the business of media; and broadcast techniques & in-studio sessions. The keynote speaker is NewsCenter 5's Doug Meehan and special guests include voice-over talent John Taylor, NESN Director of News/Coordinating Producer Larry Lawson, and Boston Radio Personality Jackson Blue.