Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC Monthly Meeting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 24, 2023 at 3:45 PM

Students enrolled in the Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) had their third monthly meeting of the semester yesterday afternoon in Weston Auditorium. After an address by Academy Instructor, and Sterling, MA Police Officer, Steve Mucci, Police Program Academy Director Lisa Lane introduced guest speaker  Lt. John  Czasnowski  of the Gardener, MA Police Department. Lt.  Czasnowski discussed the Handle with Care North Central / North Quabbin (HWC NC/NQ) Initiative with the students.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Community, Police Program, Criminal Justice

International Night

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 24, 2023 at 12:02 PM

the Office of International Education sponsored an International Night last evening, where we celebrated our cultural heritage through food, presentations of dances, music and traditional garb. Food tasting stations included cuisines from Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America (LASO), and India. Attendees were treated to Indian, Latin, and Finnish traditional dances and music.

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Topics: International Education, Admissions, Community, International Admissions

Women's History Month: Women in the Arts

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Our Women's History Month celebration continued with this afternoon's Women in the Arts at the Kent Recital Hall. It was celebration of women-identified artists and performers, featuring visual artists, musicians, poets, and more. Learn more about our Humanities Programs here.

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Topics: Community, Humanities, Music Programs, Fine Art

Around Campus - Precalculus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Mathematics Professor Ben Levy reviews problems with students in his Precalculus class. The course prepares students for the study of calculus. Topics covered include real numbers, equations and inequalities and analytic geometry, as well as polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. 

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences, Mathematics

CTL Presents: Active Learning Classroom Show and Tell

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 22, 2023 at 10:58 AM

In our perpetual effort to provide a better, more accessible education, our Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) sponsored a Show & Tell in one of our Active Learning Classrooms in the newly renovated portion of Thompson Hall yesterday afternoon. An Active Learning Classroom is designed to invite flexible teaching and experimentation in pedagogy, configured to maximize active, collaborative learning and multimodal teaching, in contrast with traditional lecture-style classrooms. Drs. Jannette McMenamy, J.J. Silvia, Elise Takehana, Kisha Tracy present how they are currently utilizing the Active Learning Classrooms. 

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, information session

Careers in Law Enforcement Fair

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 21, 2023 at 6:30 PM

This afternoon, the Fitchburg State University Career Services and Advising Center sponsored a Law Enforcement Career Fair, open to anyone interested in careers in law enforcement and policing. First-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, especially those in our Criminal Justice program, were strongly encouraged to attend and take this opportunity to connect with employers looking  to hire Fitchburg State students. See the full list of participating employers here.

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Topics: information session, Programs and Majors, Police Program, Career Services, Criminal Justice

Around Campus - Intro to Environmental Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 21, 2023 at 11:13 AM

Environmental and Earth Science Professor Christopher Picone discussed forms of energy in his Intro to Environmental Science class. Students were shown the rooftop photovoltaic solar panels (PVs) installed here at Fitchburg State University in 2011. Later, a demonstration of how a turbine does was interlaced with a lesson in wind power. The goal of Introduction to Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

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Topics: Faculty, Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences

Acting for the Camera - Selling the Product

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 20, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Students in Theater Professor Mary Vreeland's  Acting for the Camera course, An intensive scene study course for the advanced student actor, spent their class time recording short commercial scripts, each trying to convince the viewer to purchase a self-care product.  The scene was reviewed and Professor Vreeland and the rest of the class gave immediate feedback. 

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Women's History Month - Spring Break Book Club

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Earlier this week, as part of Women's History Month, members of the Fitchburg State University community gathered to discuss the four most remembered and acclaimed of Maya Angelou's poems "Phenomenal Women", "Still I Rise", "Weekend Glory", and "Our Grandmothers". These poems celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions.

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Topics: Events, Staff, Community

Police Program Draws International Attention

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 17, 2023 at 2:15 PM

Fitchburg State University welcomed a delegation from the nation of Moldova to campus this week to demonstrate its groundbreaking police program, whose graduates complete two academic degrees and full municipal police academy training in the span of five years.

University President Richard S. Lapidus, Fitchburg Police Chief Ernest F. Martineau and Fitchburg State Academy Director Lisa Lane McCarty outlined the program for the delegation, including police and education leaders from the Eastern European nation. 

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Topics: information session, Community, Police Program, Criminal Justice

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