Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 3

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 21, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Our Orientation Leaders flash a 3 to signify the third session in our Summer Orientation 2022 for Incoming first year students. Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the day with 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. After some more introductions and directions, 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: Preparing for College, Events, Admissions, information session, Campus

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

Michael Vincent Addorisio Collection Launch

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 2, 2022 at 9:04 AM

Yesterday afternoon saw the launch of the Michael Vincent Addorisio Collection, a new exhibit and online collection celebrating the life and legacy of a fallen World War II sailor from Fitchburg. The Michael Vincent Addorisio (Addorizzi) Family Collection, including 93 letters, postcards, and medals, depicting a military life that was tragically cut short while serving on the USS Reid during World War II. The collection is curated by the fallen sailor’s niece, Rose Anne Addorisio, and is preserved in the library archives through a collaboration with the university’s Center for Italian Culture (CIC). Ms. Addorisio is a member of the CIC’s board.

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Topics: Programs, Events, information session, Storytelling

Undergraduate Commencement, May 14, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 16, 2022 at 12:15 PM

Saturday, May 14, 2022 was a perfect day for the 126th Annual Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at Fitchburg State University. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our graduates, their friends & families, administration, staff , alumni, and faculty who all made the day a success. As promised, here are the photos from Saturday's event; 

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Our Students, Our Faculty, historical, Community, Campus

Commencement, May 14, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 14, 2022 at 2:46 PM

Excitement filled the air as Fitchburg State University's Class of 2022 filled the quad for today's commencement ceremony. Along with the conferral of degrees, there were lots of smiles, cheers, and a few tears as the class of 2022 graduated.

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Topics: Events, Our Students, Campus

Preparing for Fitchburg State University Undergraduate Commencement 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 13, 2022 at 4:07 PM
Preparations are underway for Fitchburg State University Undergraduate Commencement 2022, May 14, 2022. We can't wait to see all of our graduates able to share this milestone in-person with family and friends begining at  at 10 a.m.!
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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Our Students, Community, Campus

Senior Brunch, May 13, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Members of the Fitchburg State University Class of 2022 gathered in the Falcon Hub for Senior Brunch. They heard from Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and  Director of Alumni and Family Relations, Tanya Hoos Crowley as they will soon be a member of the 49,000 strong Fitchburg State alumni. It gave the seniors one last chance to gather, plan for the future, get some photos, and take part in the senior toast.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Our Students, Community

University Welcome Center Opening Reception, May 11, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 12, 2022 at 12:55 PM
Richard Toomey, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, invited the entire campus community to celebrate the completion of the renovation work for the new University Welcome Center in the Anthony Student Services Building on Wednesday, May 11.  Colleagues and campus partners were encouraged  to visit and view our new shared space intended to welcome all guests to the campus.
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Topics: Events, Admissions, Community, Campus

New City and University Partnership Establishes Pathways for Future Educators, May 6, 2022

Posted by Matthew Bruun on May 9, 2022 at 1:45 PM

A newly expanded partnership between Fitchburg State University and the Fitchburg Public Schools is designed to increase the number of teacher candidates who are representative of the local community demographics, with a mixture of scholarship and experiential support and guaranteed jobs with the school district following completion of their college degrees.

Fitchburg State President Richard S. Lapidus and Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Robert M. Jokela signed the new memorandum of agreement for the pathway program on Thursday, May 5.

“Since our founding in 1894, Fitchburg State has been supporting our communities by preparing highly qualified educators for schools in Massachusetts and beyond,” President Lapidus said. “This partnership builds on that history, supporting the evolving needs of our communities while creating singular opportunities for Fitchburg State students.”

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Topics: Preparing for College, Events, Programs and Majors, Community

Around Campus - Staff Appreciation, May 4, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 4, 2022 at 6:45 PM

Today at the North Street Bistro was the fourth, and last, Staff Appreciation event which was held simultaneously at the McKay Café. Staff were treated to a beverage, and a snack, with their tickets entered into a prize raffle.

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Topics: Faculty, Events, Staff