Around Campus - Snapology Summer Camp

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 19, 2022 at 3:15 PM

This week, Snapology is holding their Summer Camp Program here at on the Fitchburg State campus. Snapology is the premier partner for STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), offering year-round programs in schools,  community facilities, homes and in their Discovery Centers. "Kids have so much fun in our classes and camp activities that they don’t even realize they’re learning STEM / STEAM  concepts."

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Topics: Community

New Pact with MWCC Creates Pathways for Educators

Posted by Matthew Bruun on July 12, 2022 at 4:22 PM

A new transfer agreement between Fitchburg State University and Mount Wachusett Community College will help streamline the transfer process for students pursuing degrees in middle school or secondary education.

Under terms of the agreement, qualifying students enrolled in MWCC’s associate programs in biology, chemistry, or liberal arts and sciences will be able to take three key education courses at Fitchburg State at the community college rates. They will then be able to transfer to Fitchburg State as juniors to complete their undergraduate degrees in middle or secondary education.

“We are pleased to work with our partners at Fitchburg State to offer our students a new educational pathway,” Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven said. “There’s an incredible willingness between Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State to bridge these divides. Our graduates stay local. Having that next opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degrees and go to work in our region is very important.”

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Community

Around Campus - MWCC UBMS Capture the Flag

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 7, 2022 at 4:45 PM

This afternoon, students enrolled in the  Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy, played a game of Capture the Flag in the Fitchburg State University quad. Fitchburg State University Campus is hosting the program which is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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Topics: vocational educators, Community, Campus

Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 5, 2022 at 11:12 AM

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy, hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus, were in classes this morning. Here, students work with staff to get connected, and begin class. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Community, Campus

Fitchburg State University Hosts Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference- Part 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 30, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Yesterday, Fitchburg State University is hosting the 11th Annual  Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference. This day-long event is designed for Police, First Responders, Emergency Service providers, Department of Mental Health, NAMI, Justice System partners, and other interested parties to come together and focus on mental health issues in their respective professions.

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Topics: Events, occupational education, information session, Community

Fitchburg State University Hosts Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 29, 2022 at 10:14 AM

Today, Fitchburg State University is hosting the 11th Annual  Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference. This day-long event is designed for Police, First Responders, Emergency Service providers, Department of Mental Health, NAMI, Justice System partners, and other interested parties to come together and focus on mental health issues in their respective professions.

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Topics: Events, information session, Community

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Training on Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 28, 2022 at 1:45 PM

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) held a three hour interactive course in Basic Shelter Operations (BSO) here on the Fitchburg State University campus today. This course, led by Allen R. Phillips,  provided a high-level introduction to basic shelter operations, and was developed in collaboration with MEMA, MA Department of Public Health, DelValle Institute, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the Western Region Homeland Security Council to provide a common vision and guiding principles to improve shelter coordination, support, and information sharing across Massachusetts.

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Topics: occupational education, information session, Community, Campus

Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 27, 2022 at 4:15 PM

Today was the first day of the Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy being hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus. Here, students worked together during their orientation to traverse a "minefield" being facilitated by a member of Paradigm Shift, a student development group that works with TRIO programs like UBMS. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Community

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 16, 2022 at 1:17 PM

Our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 2 for for Incoming first year students began this morning with check-in, followed by welcome remarks from Associate Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine Canney. Afterwards, groups of the newest Falcons groups went out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, then to a day full of information sessions and activities. Later in the morning, and impromptu game of "beach" volleyball broke out in Weston Auditorium.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Admissions, information session, Community, Campus

Summer Orientation - Session 1 - Family & Friends Send-off

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 15, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Yesterday afternoon, our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 1 was capped off with our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026 along with their Family & Friends, treated to a  send-off celebration at the North Street Hammond Patio. All partook in information sessions, revolving around housing & parking, ice cream, music, Freddy the Falcon, and some Fitchburg State University swag!

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Topics: Preparing for College, Our Students, information session, Community, Campus