International Education - Diwali Celebration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 3, 2023 at 3:26 PM

Last night, the Office of International Education (OIE) and the Fitchburg Indian Student Association observed Diwali in the Main Lounge of Hammond Hall. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights with its variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, 
and knowledge over ignorance". The event, including dinner, dancing and an educational portion, was generously funded by ITInduct.

Read More

Topics: Student Experience, International Education, Events, International Admissions

Career Services and Advising Center - Graduate Education Exploration Fair

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 1, 2023 at 4:45 PM

This afternoon, the Career Services and Advising Center held an  Exploration Fair in the Hammond Main Lounge.  Fitchburg State University's School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) along with local university's graduate school programs, provided this as opportunity for schools to meet the talented students at Fitchburg State University, and connect with potential graduate students. This was an opportunity for our students to learn about graduate school programs, and receive information about the application process.

Read More

Topics: Events, Information Session, Programs and Majors, Graduate Programs

Center for Faculty Scholarship Book Talk: Dr. Teresa Fava Thomas

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 25, 2023 at 3:45 PM

The Center for Faculty Scholarship featured Professor Teresa Fava Thomas of the Economics, History and Political Science Department for a conversation about her new book, The Allied Bombing of Central Italy: The Restoration of the Nile Mosaic and Sanctuary of Fortuna at Palestrina. Dr. Thomas's book "explores the pressure by the Mussolini regime to control the Barberini family's art collection, the uses of cultural materials for propaganda purposes, the Allied use of airpower in the Italian theater of war, the postwar decision-making and recovery process. The book is one of the very few long-range studies of the war's impact on a single Italian town."

Read More

Topics: Events, Our Faculty, Community, Health and Natural Sciences, Economics, History, and Political Science

CIC Nuovo Mondo Keynote Address: "My Two Italies: A Personal and Cultural History"

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 19, 2023 at 7:15 PM

The Center for Italian Culture's Nuovo Mondo series continues with the Dr. Joseph Luzzi Residency Keynote Address: "My Two Italies: A Personal and Cultural History." Dr. Luzzi, the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature at Bard College, is the child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature. In this talk, Dr. Luzzi discussed the subject of Italian immigration to American, with special reference to his 2014 memoir, My Two Italies: A Personal and Cultural History. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Franca Barricelli introduced Dr. Luzzi utilizing her collection of books he authored.

Read More

Topics: Events, Community, Center for Italian Culture

English Studies Mix and Mingle

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 19, 2023 at 1:15 PM

Our English Studies faculty recently invited Interested students to join them, and  English Studies majors and minors  to mix and mingle in the Miller Oval. 

Read More

Topics: Student Experience, Events, Information Session, English Studies

InTown Fitchburg First Thursday - North County Harvest Festival

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 6, 2023 at 11:17 AM

Yesterday, as part of their First Thursday event series, InTown Fitchburg held the North County Harvest Festival at the Upper Common in Fitchburg. This free event included their Fitchburg Farmers Market with local vendors My County Mushrooms, Growing Places, and more. Baked goods from Mera's Cakes,  crafts from Westminster Hill Crafters, Hollis Hills Farm's pumpkins for painting  - with  painting supplies provided by Fitchburg Cultural Alliance. Entertainment included a live digital art presentation by Monique Reverie, and Hannah Bitterman, Noel Plouffe, and Laurie Strubbe of the  Thurston Consort performed. 

Read More

Topics: Events, Community

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. 

Read More

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,

Read More

Topics: Events, Community, Humanities, Fine Art

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!

Read More

Topics: Events, Community, Police Program

Industrial Arts - Engineering Technology Alumni Reunion

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM

The Industrial Arts Alumni through Engineering Technology Alumni gathered for a reunion today on campus. The festivities began with a Classic/Antique Car Show on Highland Ave. followed by  campus tours, and then a luncheon & reunion in the Falcon Hub. A special treat was the display of tools from the Walter Harrod Collection.

Read More

Topics: Events, Alumni, Campus, Engineering Technology