Commuter Affairs & Fitchburg Activities Board (FAB) held their first of the semester Drive and Thrive Event - today's craft - build your own Hedgehog, with some bowling in the mix. Drive and Thrive Events will take place every Wednesday at 1:30pm throughout the semester.
The 11 members of the 6th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) at Fitchburg State were sworn in as police officers on Friday September 15, 2023 before an audience of family, friends, elected leaders and public safety professionals. All of the graduates of our groundbreaking program have already been hired by police departments across the state. As the executive director of the Municipal Police Training Committee told the assembled graduates, they are poised to be future leaders in their profession. Good luck!
The Industrial Arts Alumni through Engineering Technology Alumni gathered for a reunion today on campus. The festivities began with a Classic/Antique Car Show on Highland Ave. followed by campus tours, and then a luncheon & reunion in the Falcon Hub. A special treat was the display of tools from the Walter Harrod Collection.
For the second time this year, Fitchburg State University welcomed an international delegation to learn more about its groundbreaking police program and its mission to respond to evolving community needs in the profession.
This afternoon, Student Development held Rock the Block XXV on Highland Ave & on the Main Quad. Rock the Block gives students a chance to connect with over 150 Clubs, Organizations, Departments and Non-Profits. There are a plethora of activities, including a water slide, dinner, dunk tank, ice cream truck, club demonstrations, free stuff and so much more!
Lisa Lane McCarty, Director of the Fitchburg State University Police Program, program staff, and the 6th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) held a walk-through for tomorrow morning's Police Program Graduation: 6th ROC - highlighted with the unveiling of the class video. Expected at the ceremony are President Lapidus, local dignitaries, members of police departments from across Massachusetts, as well as proud family members.
This morning, Somerville Police Department Detective Mario Oliveira (Ret.) shared his poignant story, “Surviving the Unthinkable”, with the 6th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC). On November 2, 2010, while assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Boston Field office as a Task Force Agent, Detective Oliveira was shot six times at point blank range while serving a Federal arrest warrant.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall stopped into this afternoon's Career Services and Advising (CSA) New Transfer Student Meet-Up in the Welcome Center at our Admissions Office. This served as an opportunity to meet fellow transfer students, learn about Fitchburg State resources, and get any questions answered.