Nayda A. Cuevas - Opening Reception & Gallery Talk

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Artist Nayda A. Cuevas discussed her solo exhibition “Status Quo: Deconstructing My Latinx Identity” at the Fitchburg State University Gallery this afternoon. The Artist shared deeply personal stories, discussed various media used to create her pieces, and took questions from students and faculty in attendance regarding this show that explores her Latinx identity. The exhibit, presented by CenterStage, will be in the gallery until October, 20, 2022. Read more about the Artist and the show here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Community, Center Stage

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Graduation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 9, 2022 at 3:41 PM

The 21 members of the5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) at Fitchburg State were sworn in as police officers on Friday before an audience of family, friends, elected leaders and public safety professionals. Most 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!

Watch the ceremony here.

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Topics: Events, Community, Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Graduation Rehearsal

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 8, 2022 at 1:56 PM

Lisa Lane McCarty, Director of the Fitchburg State University Police Program, program staff, and the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) held a walk-through for tomorrow morning's Police Program Graduation: 5th ROC. Expected at the ceremony are President Lapidus, local dignitaries, members of police departments from across Massachusetts, as well as proud family members.

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Topics: Events, Our Students, Community, Police Program

Celebration for Faculty and Librarian Excellence

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 1, 2022 at 5:15 PM

At the culmination of today's Faculty and Librarian Research Symposium, the Celebration for Faculty and Librarian Excellence was held in the Falcon Hub. As the faculty wrapped up their sessions, Emeriti Faculty were welcomed to reconnect prior to the event. 

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Topics: Faculty, Events, Community

Welcome Back & Professional Development Day

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 1, 2022 at 9:44 AM

Today, President Lapidus is hosting a Welcome Back & Professional Development Day for Fitchburg State University 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: Faculty, Events, Community

The Great Move In 2022! - Morning

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 30, 2022 at 10:59 AM

It's all hands on deck today for the Fitchburg State University Great Move In 2022! This morning our athletic teams, staff, University Police, students, and more were spread out between Check-In at the Wallace Civic Center, and the dormitories on the main campus. This, all in the effort of making our newest Falcons move in process as smooth as possible. Find out Move-In information here.

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Topics: Events, Our Students, Admissions, Campus

Main Street Studios at 675 Main Street Opening

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 5, 2022 at 12:25 PM

Yesterday's  Intown Fitchburg First Thursday saw the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance's  grand opening of Main Street Studios at 675 Main Street which is housed in the Fitchburg State University Theater Block. The space will offer local artists affordable studio and art gallery space. Local figures, including Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatalie and University President Richard Lapidus, welcomed the new space with studio tours, refreshments, and music preformed by local performers.

Read more about the Main Street Studios here.

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Topics: Events, Community, Theater Block

President Lapidus Hosts an Ice Cream Social

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 28, 2022 at 4:04 PM

This afternoon, President Lapidus hosted an Ice Cream Social at the Lisciotti Pavilion in the Antonucci Science Center. The event was an opportunity for colleagues to gather and welcome new arrivals to campus including Provost Patricia Marshall and Dean of Health and Natural Sciences Jennifer Hanselman. President Lapidus and Special Assistant to the President Gail Doiron doled out the ice cream to an eager and grateful crowd.

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Topics: Faculty, Events, Staff, 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

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