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Alumna among best teachers in the nation

Presidential Award for Excellence

Susan Higley, who earned her teaching credentials through BU’s master’s with certification program, is among a group of 108 mathematics and science teachers from across the country who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The annual award recognizes outstanding kindergarten through 12th-grade science and mathematics teachers, who are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process at the state level.

"The Presidential Award is a tremendous honor not only to me, but to all my administrators, colleagues, and mentors throughout my career who have encouraged my innovation and creativity in the classroom, while providing the resources and time I needed to achieve the impossible, and make it possible," Higley said. "They would share in this honor. The award validates my commitment to empower students to take risks, be creative, and innovate new ideas empowering them to succeed in a global society."

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October 2015

Oct. 01 - ZIPD Conference gives glimpse of business’ future

Oct. 01 - BU program focuses on mental health awareness

September 2015

Sept. 28 - CAS hosts Grammy-winning Matt Haimovitz

Sept. 24 - ICS shows documentary on food waste

Sept. 24 - Iraq veteran present award-winning book

Sept. 23 - Connecting in Cameroon

Sept. 23 - Piano lecture plays its way to campus

Sept. 21 - Community students to perform for Piano Day

Sept. 18 - Professor discussed poverty, mental illness link

Sept. 18 - ICS explores poverty in Zambia

Sept. 17 - 11 receive emeritus status

Sept. 16 - Exhibit showcases large-scale images

Sept. 16 - Professor reflects on searching for community

Sept. 16 - Take a walk down ‘Sesame Street’

Sept. 9 - BU ranks among the U.S. News best

Sept. 4 - ICS symposium focuses on poverty

Sept. 1 - Blues takes campus by storm

Sept. 1 - Faculty bring passions to fall lecture series

August 2015

Aug. 28 - GRE Prep Program open to all students

Aug. 26 - Art instructors explore loneliness

Aug. 25 - Chemistry professor, mentor win recognition

Aug. 21 - Safeguarding athletes’ brains

Aug. 17 - Provost honored for service

Aug. 3 - MAL adviser selected for Oman Alwaleed Fellowship

July 2015

July 21 - New deans in College of Business, College of Science and Technology

July 9 - State System Board of Governors approves new major

July 1 - 37 students receive Smith Scholarship

June 2015

June 17 - ‘Post Glitter’ next exhibit in Haas Gallery

June 17 - Performing arts director receives service award

June 9 - Trustees recommend supply chain management major

June 2 - Woolf inspired exhibit attracts international artists

June 1 - STEM programs receive grant funding

May 2015

May 29 - Greenly Center to be dedicated

May 25 - BU hosts 25th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference

May 22 - Local art students win BU scholarships

May 20 - Professor wins TALE Teaching Innovation Award

May 19 - Great STEM Adventure Camp set for campus

May 7 - SLP graduate program among nation’s best

May 6 - Works by 13 high school artists on exhibition

May 1 - Three faculty named TALE Award Recipients

April 2015

April 27 - Nine honored with Alumni Awards

April 24 - Quad to host spring commencement services

April 17 - New works showcased in Dance Minor Concert

April 17 - Tourism ... destroying the world or saving it?

April 17 - BU defers per-credit tuition pricing pilot

April 16 - Great War Series concludes with student colloquium

April 13 - Campus goes ‘50 Shades of Green’

April 13 - BU welcomes award-winning Cuban poet

April 10 - Alumnus to keynote annual Lavender Graduation

April 9 - Bioethics expert addresses Health Sciences Symposium

April 9 - BU hosts PASSHE Anthropology Conference

April 8 - Register for Quest Summer Adventure Camps

April 7 - COE opens door to graduate opportunities

April 3 - GCI screens film with unique environmental view

April 3 - A "bona fide revival" comes to campus

April 2 - Economics guru discusses business efficiency

April 2 - Lecturer adds literary twist to Great War Series

March 2015

March 31 - Economic impact extends beyond students

March 30 - Film adds a French perspective to ICS series

March 25 - Inspiring speaker comes to campus

March 25 - GCI to show documentary on U.S. hunger issues

March 25 - The Greenly Center to host guest writer

March 24 - Zimbabwean refugee brings story to campus

March 20 - Documentary shows the ugliness of plagiarism

March 20 - Student-centered initiative helps students on path to degree

March 19 - Students demonstrate artistic talent

March 19 - Grammy-winning group comes to campus

March 16 - Visiting author shares the art of leaving

March 16 - Novel discussion previews author's visit

March 16 - Empty Bowls to help fill local Food Cupboard

March 16 - ICS lecture looks at life of immigrant WWI soldiers

March 16 - Jazz Ensemble tunes up for PMEA Conference

March 11 - ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ is brought back to life via CAS

March 10 - Speaker to shed light on LGBTQ rights abroad

March 9 - BU invites children to ‘A Day in Seussville’

March 5 - Great War Series explores Ottoman Empire

March 4 - CGA’s Big Event is here again

March 4 - Trustees approve fees for the 2015-16

March 2 - Students honored, cap leadership summit

February 2015

Feb. 27 - Couple establishes Distinguished Professor of Good Work

Feb. 24 - Chemistry program receives ASBMB accreditation

Feb. 23 - ICS lecturer delves into developmental effectiveness

Feb. 20 - BU hosts 'A Taste of the Arts'

Feb. 20 - Quest offering Wilderness First Aid course

Feb. 20 - Alumni couple endows professorship

Feb. 19 - When the bones tell the story

Feb. 17 - HACC, BU to partner on applied science degree

Feb. 16 - BU Players tell tale of cosmetic procedures

Feb. 11 - Three scholarships open to young artists

Feb. 10 - Artist brings Chinese experience to campus

Feb. 9 - President’s Strategic Planning Grants announced

Feb. 9 - Campus ‘Unplugs’ from technology

Feb. 3 - Student group offers tax-filing help

Feb. 2 - TV's Judge Mathis to headline MLK celebration

January 2015

Jan. 30 - Tango Buenos Aires heats up Celebrity Artist Series

Jan. 29 - Soledad O’Brien brings 'conversation' to campus

Jan. 28 - A two for one ICS Great War Lecture Series event

Jan. 28 - Big Dog Reading Series features faculty tandem

Jan. 26 - ICS lecture discusses Nazi treatment of Russian Jews

Jan. 23 - Helping students, community prepare for GRE

Jan. 23 - A celebration of classical music and culture

Jan. 22 - BU initiates per-credit tuition pricing pilot

Jan. 20 - Great War Lecture Series explores Boardwalk

Jan. 7 - BU receives initial Carnegie Classification

Jan. 5 - Student receives nuclear training scholarship