ALFA 20th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 22, 2024 at 2:43 PM

Our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) program celebrated it's  20th Anniversary with a celebration in the Falcon Hub. Associate Dean, 
School of Graduate, Online, and Continuing Education Dr. Lisa Moison and University President Dr. Richard Lapidus welcomed guests to the event. The celebration included a lunch buffet with the bluesy folk fusion of five-piece band Tattoo, awards and recognitions followed by a mini-sampling of current ALFA courses led by our community instructors.  performance by Tattoo   There is also a Community Gallery installation at the Fitchburg Art Museum through May 27. ALFA is a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Community, Fitchburg Art Museum

Writing II Heritages of Change  Reception with ALFA

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 7, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Yesterday, English Studies Professor Kisha Tracy  held a reception for her  Writing II class students, mentors from the university community, as well as mentors from our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) Program, as part of this semester's  Heritages of Change exhibition. Students and their mentors discussed their various contribution to the project which is a practice of curatorial activism, bringing attention to the heritages of marginalized and emerging topics. 

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Community, English Studies

ALFA - Ukulele: Further Adventures

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 28, 2023 at 9:15 AM

Paul Luria teaches and eager group pf ukulele enthusiasts for our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) program. Paul led the group in some seasonal selections as well as potential choices to play at the upcoming 20th Anniversary ALFA Art Show, May 22, 2024.  ALFA, a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Community, Education Program

ALFA - A Review of the 2022 - 2023 Supreme Court Term

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 24, 2023 at 8:43 AM

Fitchburg State University Professor of Political Science Paul Weizer teaches A Review of the 2022 - 2023 Supreme Court Term for the Fall Session of our Center for Professional Studies' Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA),program,

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Community, Economics, History, and Political Science

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Arts & Design, Studio Session

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 20, 2023 at 10:15 AM

Fitchburg State University Center for Professional StudiesAdvanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI)  AP Studio Art Summer Institute for new and experienced teachers of AP explore the 3D Art and Design, 2D Art and Design and Drawing portfolios. Studio sessions facilitate the creation of valuable curricula through corresponding art making.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Occupational Vocational Education, Education Program

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Biology, Transpiration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 18, 2023 at 11:15 AM

The Fitchburg State University Center for Professional StudiesAdvanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) first week is in full swing. In the AP Biology track, High School Teachers are conducting a week long transpiration experiment. The APSI are designed to support all aspects of AP courses, including AP methodology, curriculum, class assignments and examinations as well as providing strategies for teaching AP courses.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Health and Natural Sciences, Education Program

ALFA - Before & After Emancipation: An Introduction to Fitchburg Abolitionist History

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 28, 2022 at 1:30 PM

This morning, participants in our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA), a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities, gathered at Fitchburg's Abolitionist Park for Before & After Emancipation: An Introduction to Fitchburg Abolitionist History, with Dr. Danette Day. The course is designed for participants to learn about Fitchburg’s rich Abolitionist history and the people who made it; among the many people you will meet are Benjamin Snow Jr., Josiah Trask, Martin and Caroline Becker, and Caroline Briggs Mason. Also, learn more about prominent abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke and Frederick Douglass. This morning, Fitchburg Ward 6 City Councilor Derrick Cruz stopped by and joined the discussion.

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Topics: Faculty, Center for Professional Studies, Community

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Biology

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 11, 2022 at 4:03 PM

The Fitchburg State University Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) first week is in full swing. The APSI are designed to support all aspects of AP courses, including AP methodology, curriculum, class assignments and examinations as well as providing strategies for teaching AP courses. Here, Biology Educators run through some AP experiments to bring to their own classrooms. 

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Topics: Programs, Center for Professional Studies, Occupational Vocational Education