Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Hostage Negotiation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Yesterday, he 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's   Recruit Officer Course  (ROC) received some important specialized training yesterday, an extra class offered to them which falls outside of the required Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) academy curriculum.

Members of the Metro-LEC Crisis Negotiation Team came out to talk to the class about their role at calls involving barricaded subjects. The instructors also highlighted that negotiations occur in all types and levels of relationships and taught techniques that the Recruits could use both on and off the job.
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Summer Orientation Session 3 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 22, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the second day of their Summer Orientation 2022 (Session Three), with some ice breaker activities and major-centric academic presentations. Afterward, they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at the Holmes Dining Common. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, Admissions, information session

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Crash Scenarios

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Today, students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) had the second day of Crash Investigation with Det. Steve Foley of the Walpole Police Department . Cadets were given various crash incident scenarios, and worked their way through them in real time. Afterward, they received feedback on their performances. Academy Director Lisa Lane McCarty acted as one of the crash victims.
 
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 3

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 21, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Our Orientation Leaders flash a 3 to signify the third session in our Summer Orientation 2022 for Incoming first year students. Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the day with welcome remarks from Associate Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine Canney. After some more introductions and directions, groups ventured out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, then to a day full of information sessions and activities.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Events, Admissions, information session, Campus

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - End of Week 5

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) completed week five of the program with today's Defensive Training session. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Recent graduate hired to work on the set of 'Survivor'

Posted by Caroline Lanni on June 17, 2022 at 4:29 PM

Michael Labrecque, a 2022 graduate of our university transferred to Fitchburg State in January of 2020 from a college in Arizona. His decision to transfer came down to his friend Peter ‘21 telling him about how great the Communications Media program is here. 

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Topics: Our Students, Storytelling

Summer Orientation Session 2 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 17, 2022 at 12:26 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, made their way to the Holmes Dining Common this morning where they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, information session, Campus

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 16, 2022 at 1:17 PM

Our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 2 for for Incoming first year students began this morning with check-in, followed by welcome remarks from Associate Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine Canney. Afterwards, groups of the newest Falcons groups went out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, then to a day full of information sessions and activities. Later in the morning, and impromptu game of "beach" volleyball broke out in Weston Auditorium.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Admissions, information session, Community, Campus

Summer Orientation - Session 1 - Family & Friends Send-off

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 15, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Yesterday afternoon, our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 1 was capped off with our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026 along with their Family & Friends, treated to a  send-off celebration at the North Street Hammond Patio. All partook in information sessions, revolving around housing & parking, ice cream, music, Freddy the Falcon, and some Fitchburg State University swag!

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Topics: Preparing for College, Our Students, information session, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Faculty Academy, June 14, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 14, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Fitchburg State faculty is committed to improving their practice of teaching students as an evolving process, and are taking part in this summer's Faculty Academy Program.

The Faculty Academy’s work is built around themes raised in “The Pedagogy of Real Talk: Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting with Students At-Promise” by Dr. Paul G. Hernandez, a nationally recognized educator and consultant who has presented at Fitchburg State.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Faculty, information session