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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Reid and Kayla on Mars

Posted by Matthew Bruun on September 29, 2015 at 12:11 PM

With Mars in the news this week after researchers described evidence of liquid water on the Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor, we look at some Martian research taking place on our own campus.

Kayla Kress spent her summer vacation on Mars. The budding interplanetary scientist, a junior majoring in Earth Systems Science, worked under the guidance of Assistant Professor Reid Parsons on his NASA-funded geospatial technology project analyzing topography data and satellite images of the red planet.

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Welcome to the Student Experience

Posted by Brian Lombardi on September 21, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Welcome to Fitchburg State University! Who am I? I don’t mean that philosophically; there’s enough of that going around. So who am I? My name is Brian, and although that doesn’t mean anything to you, I’m going to continue.

I’m a junior living it up here at Fitchburg State. I am an English Studies major with a concentration in professional writing. I started working with the Burg Blog last year, and it was a nice way to get my feet wet. This blog was really my first official opportunity to write.

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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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The End Is Nigh

Posted by Brian Lombardi on May 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM

The end is nigh. Why is this girl excited? Because another semester is closing here at Fitchburg State University, and summer is on the horizon.

The campus is blooming and beautiful after what seemed like the longest winter imaginable. Finals are picking the minds of students like guitar strings, but celebrations are around the corner, and more beach time than the clock could possibly count.

What this means is that it’s time to reflect on the semester. I skydived, danced, explored, socialized, laughed, witnessed history, and cheered all semester long at FSU.

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Surprise! It's Spring Week

Posted by Brian Lombardi on April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Spring hasn’t quite sprung, but it’s springing, slowly. No matter the specifics of the season, Fitchburg State’s Spring Week is in full effect. Fitchburg is traveling the world in 7 days, so to speak.

This girl just read about Spring Week-- she's super pumped.

Each day a different culture around the world is represented in some way or another.

Classic Spanish dancing, Roman Gladiators, French mimes, American Barbeques, and etc. There’s a long list of things for students to enjoy in-between their cramming for finals.

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The Woes of my Wallet

Posted by Brian Lombardi on April 23, 2015 at 1:45 PM

College students work like vacuums when it comes bank accounts.

For example: food is wonderful, abundant, and of course costs money.

Money is strange and scarce for the average student.

I’m counting more quarters at twenty than I was at ten—I’m prepared to replace my wallet with couch cushions. I don’t know where it all goes. 

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Fitchburg Against Violence

Posted by Brian Lombardi on April 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM

 Fitchburg State University recently held it’s 8th annual Take Back the Night.

TBtN is a nationwide event to help raise awareness about sexual assault or violence, and to provide support for survivors. It is a powerful thing to see your community gather and care for one another.

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Topics: Student Experience