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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

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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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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Top questions from the LPN to BS in Nursing webinar

Posted by Kelly Norris on September 16, 2019 at 2:40 PM

LPNs, if you missed our webinar, no worries. We've got you covered! Here's the video of the recorded webinar and a list of all the questions asked. And if you still have questions, just click on the "Speak to an advisor" button at the end of this post and get all of your questions answered.

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Topics: Programs, Webinars

Music Teacher’s Methods Toolbox

Posted by Kelly Norris on August 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM

Are you a new or veteran music educator? Are you looking for a place to receive practical professional development that you can use right away in your classroom and as part of your music curriculum?  Are you looking for a place to share your ideas and hear other ideas you can implement in your music program? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then this new course offered through Graduate and Continuing Education at Fitchburg State is designed for you!

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Topics: Programs, General

Our Students: Nydia Leger '22, M.Ed. Education, 5-12

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 15, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Nydia Leger, and I am currently in my fifth
course of the M.Ed. in Education program at Fitchburg State University. I am blessed to be supported by my loving husband and daughter on this prominent educational journey. As the new school year approaches, I will begin my first year as an English Language Arts teacher for seventh grade. I am thrilled and eager to use what I have learned in my master's program in my very own classroom!
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Topics: Programs, Our Students