Kelly Norris

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Our Faculty: Dr. Robert Shapiro, Education

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's special education programs? Meet Dr. Robert Shapiro, assistant professor and graduate program chair of the applied behavior analysis graduate certificate program.

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Topics: Our Faculty

Our Students: Kara Goodier, Applied Communication

Posted by Kelly Norris on June 8, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Kara is a driven and compassionate professional who was looking for a way to further her career and, “to show my daughters you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.” With two jobs and being a mother of two, she needed a master’s degree program that would fit into her busy life. The online Master of Science in Applied Communication was the perfect fit for her.

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Topics: Programs, Student Experience, Our Students

Complete the M.S. in Applied Communication Online

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM

If you’re interested in a career in social media marketing, or gaining necessary skills for conceptualizing, designing and executing social media campaigns and community-impact projects, then the applied communication graduate program is for you.
Admissions is now accepting applications to the new online Master of Science in Applied Communication, Social Media concentration program for summer 2020 admission. The new program is 100% online and designed to meet rigorous academic and career training goals in line with the employment outlook for careers requiring a master’s degree in communication and media studies, and related disciplines. Learn more at our Virtual Open House on June 9 at 5 pm.
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Topics: Programs, Webinars

Want to go back to school? Get your questions answered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 13, 2020 at 3:03 PM

When you have a question about something, common sense would have you talk to someone who's an expert on the subject. 

Want to know about dolphins? Ask a marine biologist.

Have a question about your car? Ask a mechanic.

What if you want to know more about Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) programs at Fitchburg State? Join us at an Virtual Open House on June 9, 5 pm to 6:30 pm where representatives of the programs will answer all of your questions.

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Topics: Events

Begin your journey in environmental public health this summer

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 11, 2020 at 9:52 AM

The Environmental Public Health (EPH) program at Fitchburg State combines the study of public health with environmental sciences. The program focuses on the health implications of interactions between humans and the environment they are exposed to, including natural hazards, air and water pollution, global environmental issues, and use and conservation of Earth's resources.

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Topics: Programs

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 7, 2020 at 12:49 PM

Have you ever thought about why some individuals and groups are more privileged than others or what you can do to help prevent domestic violence? You are invited to explore these and other related questions in the Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies three credit course being offered online through Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) during the upcoming summer session, 05/26/20 - 06/26/20.

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Topics: Programs, General

Why Should You Attend a Transfer Tuesday?

Posted by Kelly Norris on February 4, 2020 at 8:43 AM

Navigating the college application process can be difficult, especially if you are hoping to transfer. Policies can differ from school to school and there are so many options. This is why we created  Transfer Tuesdays at Fitchburg State.

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Topics: Admissions

Check out the graduate student scholarships available

Posted by Kelly Norris on January 30, 2020 at 9:20 AM

The deadline for graduate scholarship opportunities at Fitchburg State University is quickly approaching. Apply now for these scholarships available for current graduate students.

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Topics: General

Our faculty: Robert Hynes, Ph.D., LMHC

Posted by Kelly Norris on January 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's counseling programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Robert Hynes, Director of Counseling Services/Assistant Dean for Student Support Services.

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Topics: Programs, Our Faculty

Top 5 reasons to register early

Posted by Kelly Norris on November 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Have you ever heard the saying “the early bird gets the worm?" Well it’s true for course registration too! Students who register for courses early receive the most benefits.

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your degree, take a course for professional development, or take a class prior to applying to a program, it’s important to get an early start. With a busy schedule including working full time, children and family responsibilities, students often find that careful planning for all aspects of life is crucial.

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Topics: General