The Burg Blog 

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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Topics: Student Experience

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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Topics: Student Experience

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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Topics: Student Experience

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

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

Collegiate Talents

Posted by Brian Lombardi on April 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Fitchburg State University’s much anticipated last Main Stage show of the year, The Crucible, is currently running.

The Crucible is a work by ultra-famous playwright, Arthur Miller.

In my English Studies pursuits, over the years Arthur Miller has come up a lot. Luckily, the talented cast for FSU’s show pulled off a great performance, completely worthy of the celebrated story.

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Topics: Student Experience

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

10 Ways To Keep Yourself Upbeat

Posted by Brian Lombardi on March 19, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Fitchburg State is going to be a big part of your life. 

It’s important to keep spirits up around campus, yes, but more important to do so in yourselves. I know this is easier said than done sometimes. Life throws curves and we're not always thrilled to wake up each morning to face the day.

Everyone needs a little boost from time to time, that's perfectly normal. So let’s jump right into this. Here's 10 things that can help keep you busy and positive.

I’m winging this, but we can make it work. 

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Topics: Student Experience

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

What to Expect When You're Expecting (College)

Posted by Brian Lombardi on March 5, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Behold, a picture.

College is cool and rad, and any other positive adjective you want to put in there.

This was taken on my first day here at Fitchburg State University. Looking back on it now, it’s funny how nervous I was before I got here.

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Topics: Student Experience