Around Campus - International Students Playing in the Snow

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 29, 2024 at 4:30 PM

For some of our International Students, this is their first time experiencing snow.

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Topics: International Education, Community, Campus

University Police  and Fitchburg Fire Department Continue to Conduct Joint Training Exercises

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 11, 2024 at 11:30 AM

 Fitchburg State University Police (UPD) and the Fitchburg Fire Department (FFD) are conducting joint training exercises on campus. These exercises benefit both department; increasing their readiness and honing their skills in specific emergency situations. 

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Topics: Community, Campus, Campus Safety

Exhibit Set Up in Hammond Hall Art Gallery

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 10, 2024 at 1:30 PM

Artist Candice Ivy and Fine Arts Professor Andrea Olmstead set up Candace’s exhibit “A Wide Golden Blue” in Fitchburg State University’s Hammond Hall Art Gallery. “A Wide Golden Blue” will be on display in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery from Tuesday, Jan. 16 to Sunday, March 1, 2024. There will be a reception with the artist at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m. at the gallery, located in Hammond Hall at 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more here.

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Topics: Events, Community, Campus, Humanities, Fine Art

Winter Orientation 2024

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 8, 2024 at 3:45 PM

Winter Orientation was held in the Hammond Center today to welcome our newest Falcons to campus. After registration, the day began with welcome remarks from Director of Student Development Michael Kennedy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and our Student Orientation Leaders. Students and their families heard presentations from various student services departments including Commuter AffairsHousing and Residential ServicesWellness & Counseling ServicesAcademic Coaching and Tutoring Center,  Career Services and Advising (CSA)Student AccountsUniversity Police, and Community Health Connections, Welcome to the flock!

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Topics: Events, Admissions, Community, Campus

Yesterday's First Snow of the Season Made Campus a Winter Wonderland

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 8, 2024 at 11:11 AM

Yesterday's Nor'easter left over a foot of snow on campus, check out some photos of our winter wonderland campus

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Topics: Campus

Lighting of the Campus, 2023

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Yesterday evening, the Fitchburg State University community gathered on the Highland Ave. Plaza for the Annual Lighting of the Campus. Members of the staff  spoke briefly after the Fitchburg State Choir began the festivities. Holidays that were spoken about were St. Nicholas Day, Fiesta de Guadalupe, St. Lucia Day, Los Posadas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Dong Zhi, Soyaluna, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Hmong New Year, and Three Kings Day/Epiphany. In closing, both President Lapidus and Student Government Association (SGA) President Kervens Blanc made remarks, then led the crowd in a countdown to the lighting of the campus.

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Topics: Student Experience, Community, Campus

Highland Plaza Holiday Tree

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 29, 2023 at 4:30 PM

Student Development staff, Associate Director of Student Development & Commuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen, and Capital Planning and Maintenance staff members joined forces to erect the Highland Plaza Holiday Tree in preparation for the Fitchburg State University Annual Lighting of the Campus. The campus will gather at the plaza for the Lighting of the Campus this Thursday, November 30, at 4:30. 

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Topics: Staff, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Spike Ball on the Quad

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 6, 2023 at 4:00 PM

An impromptu game of spike ball broke out on the quad.

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Topics: Student Experience, Campus

Fall Open House, Saturday, October 28, 2023

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 28, 2023 at 4:15 PM

Today was a beautiful day for our second Fall Open House. Potential students, and Freddy Falcon, checked in and had the opportunity to meet with faculty and students from all of our programs. After Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall got her hands on the T-Shirt "gun," President Lapidus welcomed all in a packed Weston Auditorium.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Admissions, Information Session, Programs and Majors, Community, Campus

Industrial Arts - Engineering Technology Alumni Reunion

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Events, Alumni, Campus, Engineering Technology