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Homecoming Weekend 2017 (September 22–24)

Posted by Matt Serafini on September 15, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Once a Falcon, always a Falcon

Enjoy food, football, and fireworks as we hold our 2017 Homecoming Weekend, Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24.

It’s two days to celebrate your Falcon pride, reconnect with old friends, and make new memories at what will always be your university.

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Summer Orientation 2016 Schedule

Posted by Matt Serafini on June 20, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Our summer orientation has two remaining sessions, with each session lasting for two days.

Session III runs June 20 & 21 and Session IV runs June 22 & 23.

Below is the two day orientation schedule.

Official check-in starts at 8:00 a.m., but feel free to arrive any time after 7:00 a.m. Checking in covers registration with the Office of Student Development (OSD), and also Housing, Parking, Food, and the One Card.

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New Course Offering: Climate Change and Human History

Posted by Matt Serafini on March 18, 2016 at 11:13 AM

How did climate change affect the rise of the Homo Sapiens? Why did people start to farm? Why did the Vikings die out in Greenland? How are humans remaking climate change today? 

These questions, and many others, will be addressed in an upcoming course offered in our Fall 2016 semester. Today, we're excited to tell you a little more about it.   

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Topics: Programs

Faculty Profile: Natalie Karagodsky, Biology and Chemistry Department

Posted by Matt Serafini on January 12, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Our "Meet the Faculty" blog series kicks off 2016 with an introduction to Dr. Natalie Karagodsky from our Biology and Chemistry Department. Dr. Karagodsky is relatively new to Fitchburg State, having joined our faculty last fall, and we want to give you the opportunity to know her a little better. 

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Faculty Profile: Katharine Covino, English Studies

Posted by Matt Serafini on October 9, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Fitchburg State Univeristy welcomed a host of new faculty to campus at the start of the 2015 fall semester, and today we're happy to introduce you to one of our most recent additions. Our ongoing "Meet the Faculty" series presents Dr. Katharine Covino from our English Studies department.

Tell us where you completed your academic studies.

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Topics: Faculty

Welcome Freshmen! Your 2015 Orientation Guide

Posted by Matt Serafini on August 27, 2015 at 3:22 PM

As the fall semester begins, Fitchburg State welcomes our students back to campus for the start of another academic year.

It’s great to have everyone back, but today we extend a special courtesy to our freshman students who are about to take their first Falcon steps.

The first two days of September are jam packed with events for you, and this guide will provide a little more information about them.

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Faculty Profile: Jon Amakawa, Game Design Program, Communications Media

Posted by Matt Serafini on May 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Fitchburg State University's Game Design program has seen a lot of success in the relatively short time it's been offered. Our continuing "Meet the Faculty" series is happy to introduce Jon Amakawa, from Communications Media.  

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Topics: Faculty, Meet the Faculty

May 2015 Undergraduate Graduation Checklist

Posted by Matt Serafini on April 15, 2015 at 12:14 PM

If you’re participating in the undergraduate graduation ceremony on May 16, 2015, here’s a checklist to help ensure you have everything you need ahead of the ceremony.

Any student who has completed the requirements for degree conferral is eligible to participate.

Students who’ve been approved by the Registrar to take part in the ceremony without fulfilling all of their graduation requirements can also walk on May 16.

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Topics: General

Faculty Profile: Dr. Kyle Moody, Communications Media

Posted by Matt Serafini on April 9, 2015 at 8:30 AM

By now, you might be familiar with the Burg Blog's ongoing "Meet the Faculty" series. This week we're taking a look at comm media's Dr. Kyle Moody. Dr. Moody teaches Message Design, Social Media, and Document Design. Get to know him a little better.

Where did you complete your academic studies?

I received my PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2014. Before that, I earned my Master of Arts in Mass Communication from Miami University in August 2009, and my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Kentucky University in May 2006. 

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Topics: Faculty, Meet the Faculty

Faculty Profile: Dr. DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, English

Posted by Matt Serafini on March 11, 2015 at 2:47 PM

As part of the Burg Blog's ongoing "Meet the Faculty" series, we invite you to get to know Dr. DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld. Dr. Bellinger-Delfeld has taught numerous courses in the English Studies program, from Poetry Reading to Creative Writing, and her fiction has appeared in magazines such as WhiskeyPaper and Kalyani Magazine.

Tell us where you completed your academic studies.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and went on to receive my masters in creative writing at Stony Brook Southhampton College in New York. I then received my Ph.D in english, professional writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Topics: Faculty, Meet the Faculty