First All Schools Meeting of the Semester

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 22, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Dr. Jennifer Hanselman, Ph.D., Dean of Business and Technology & Dean of Health and Natural Sciences held the first All Schools meeting of the Fall semester yesterday afternoon in the Hammond Main Hall. Early on the agenda was the introduction of the newest Student Ambassadors for the schools, and a celebratory "champagne" toast to acknowledge all of the grant work, and grants awarded since last year. 

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Topics: Events, Community, Health and Natural Sciences, Business Programs

Gallery Reception: Hanna Melnyczuk's "Don't Close Your Eyes"

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 21, 2023 at 7:15 PM

This afternoon at the Hammond Hall Art Gallery, there was an artist talk and reception featuring Hanna Melnyczuk’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes: Reactions to the War in Ukraine” which will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 15,

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Topics: Events, Community, Humanities, Fine Art

Drive and Thrive Event #1: FABulous Commuter Crafting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 20, 2023 at 4:28 PM

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.

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Topics: Student Experience, Community, Commuters

Fitchburg State University Police Program 6th ROC - Graduation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 18, 2023 at 10:40 AM

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!

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Topics: Events, Community, Police Program

Police Program Welcomes International Guests

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 15, 2023 at 1:40 PM

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.

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Topics: Community, Police Program, Criminal Justice

Rock the Block XXV

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 14, 2023 at 7:15 PM

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!

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Community, Campus

C.R.A.S.E. for Teacher Candidates

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 11, 2023 at 5:45 PM

This afternoon, Chief of University Police Michael Cloutier conducted a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) for Teacher Candidates in our Education Programs. The course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. 

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Topics: information session, Community, Education Program, Campus Safety

New Veterans Center Opening

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 7, 2023 at 2:03 PM
President Lapidus presided over the ribbon-cutting for the new veterans center in Thompson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7. In his remarks, President Lapidus described the university's proud history of supporting student veterans.

"After World War II, the GI Bill created opportunities for returning soldiers to pursue college degrees, and Fitchburg State was such a popular destination that we actually built barracks on-campus, just across the Quad from where we are now, where our science complex now stands," he said.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Community

Welcome Back Faculty 2023

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 6, 2023 at 1:30 PM

Today, President Lapidus hosted a Welcome Back & Recognition Day for our returning faculty.  The day began with colleagues gathering outside the Antonucci Science Complex, where they had the opportunity to reconnect after the summer, and before the start of the fall semester tomorrow.

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Topics: Events, Our Faculty, Community

“I am Fitchburg State” Information Session

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 5, 2023 at 3:58 PM

Director for Student Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Programs Junior Peña, and Student Leaders in the Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness (CDI) facilitated the “I am Fitchburg State” student panel during fall orientation this morning and afternoon. Students spoke about their fears before getting to campus, overcoming challenges, and managing the stresses of college life.

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Topics: Student Experience, information session, Community