Summer Orientation 2024 - Session 1, Welcome to Fitchburg State University

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 10, 2024 at 11:15 AM

We are very excited to welcome our Incoming students for the first of four sessions of our Summer Orientation 2024 this morning. After ID photos and some general "housekeeping",  our newest Falcons, the Class of 2028,  received boisterous welcome remarks from Associate Dean for Student Development Michael Kennedy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall, and Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless in the Weston Auditorium. After introduction of our Orientation Leaders, groups ventured out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, then to a day full of information sessions and activities.

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Topics: Admissions, Community

Orientation Leader Training - Tour of Fitchburg, MA '24

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 6, 2024 at 10:26 AM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2028, gathered in front of Hammond Hall for a tour of Fitchburg, MA yesterday afternoon  with Associate Director of Student DevelopmentCommuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen acting as Tour Guide. The trip included many points of interest including the Fitchburg Abolitionist ParkFitchburg Art MuseumCogshall Park, and Rollstone Hill Quarries. Other points of interest like shopping, restaurants, and local landmarks were pointed out during the drive. 

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Topics: Admissions, Community, Fitchburg Art Museum

Orientation Leaders - CDI Training

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 5, 2024 at 12:17 PM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders spent some of their training time learning from Director for Student Diversity, Equity and Belonging Programs, and our Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness,Junior Peña         They took self inventories and discussed those, as well as various scenarios that may come up during our Summer Orientation, giving them the tools to handle various situations.

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Topics: Student Experience, Admissions, Community

Fitchburg State University Hosts 13th Annual Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 5, 2024 at 9:55 AM

Today, Fitchburg State University is hosting the 12th 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: Community

Orientation Leaders - University Police Meet & Greet

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 4, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders met with members of the Fitchburg State University Police Department for introductions, background information, and the chance to ask questions. Chief Michael Cloutier, Lieutenants Phillip Karampatsos & Andrew Lamarche, Patrol Sergeants Maxwell Sumner & Andrew Himmer, and  Detective Sergeant Richard Nelson were on hand to meet the Orientation Leaders and take questions at the Hammond Main Lounge.

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Topics: Admissions, Community, Campus Safety

Orientation Leaders Lend a Helping Hand

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 4, 2024 at 11:45 AM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2028. This morning the were helping out the Marketing & Integrated Communications and Alumni departments with some assets - be sure to check out our social channels for the clips! 

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Topics: Admissions, Community

Celebrating Pride Month - Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 3, 2024 at 3:49 PM

Associate Director of Student DevelopmentCommuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen, Advisor for our Gay Straight Alliance Organization, hosted a Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on the Alumni Quad (between Hammond Hall and Thompson Hall) this afternoon in observance of Pride Month.. After remarks from Shane, recent Fitchburg State University graduate, and one-time GSA President  Allison Turner, and GSA Treasurer Emily Maestri had the honor of raising the flag.

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Topics: Clubs and Organizations, Community

Around Campus - Orientation Leaders Back on Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 3, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2028. After moving in, and reconnecting over lunch, the Orientation Leaders began a week of training.

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Topics: Admissions, Community

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

Eighth Annual Celebration of Faculty and Librarian Excellence

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 21, 2024 at 6:45 PM

At the culmination of today's Faculty and Librarian Development Day, the Celebration for Faculty and Librarian Excellence was held in the Holmes Dining Complex. As the faculty wrapped up their sessions, Emeriti Faculty were welcomed to reconnect prior to the event. 

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Topics: Faculty, Community