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

Orientation Leader Training - Music Presentation

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

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2026, were given a presentation by Jonathan Harvey, Hildur Schilling, and Amy McGlothlin of our Music Department as part of the days training sessions and activities. The presentation stressed the importance of music in student's lives and what Fitchburg State University has to offer. Dr. Harvey noted that a recent study showed that over 70,000,000 Americans participate in a music ensemble - roughly the same number involved on some athletic endeavor.

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, information session, Programs and Majors, Humanities

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

Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) Mentor Students

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 7, 2022 at 2:15 PM

Members of our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA), a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities, came to Professor Kisha Tracy's Writing II class and the Heritages of Change exhibition to mentor students in their given project topics. Learn more about our Continuing Education & Professional Development here.

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Community

Understanding the Conflict in Ukraine - Hammond Hall

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 6, 2022 at 9:08 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the university's Economics, History and Political Science Department; the Office of Student Development, and the Student Government Association sponsored this forum on Russia’s war in Ukraine and its impact on Euro-Atlantic security. Professor Joshua Spero, of the university’s Economics, History and Political Science Department, and student Oscar Burgos Pimentel traveled to Poland last month and saw the impact of the invasion. The trip was part of a faculty-student research project on Transatlantic Relations and Euro-Atlantic security.

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Topics: Faculty, information session, Community, Humanities

Around Campus - Voice and Articulation Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 30, 2022 at 11:50 AM

Here, students in Professor Kelly Morgan's Voice and Articulation Class, which concentrates on the elements of vocal production and presentation, use the same sentence to convey different meanings utilizing vocal manipulation coupled with their physicality. Learn more about our Theater Concentration here, and our Communications Media Department here.

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors

Around Campus - Film Styles Genres & Movements Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 29, 2022 at 7:29 PM

In Professor Robert Harris' Film Styles Genres & Movements class, students experimented with creating an entire world using newspapers. While some students acted out scenes, others recorded the action by traditional and contemporary means; film and digital. This course blends theoretical and historical concepts associated with a selected genre, style or movement within a production course setting. Learn more about our Film Studies Programs here.

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Around Campus - Genetics Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Students in Professor Ronald Krieser Genetics Lab conducting RNA interference to inhibit the expression of their target genes. Learn about our School of Health and Natural Sciences here.

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Topics: Faculty, Our Students, research, Healthcare

HERstory month celebration continues with Women in the Arts

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 25, 2022 at 8:58 AM

Our Women's HERstory Month celebration continued with yesterday afternoon's Women in the Arts at the Kent Recital Hall. It was celebration of women-identified artists and performers, featuring visual artists, musicians, poets, and more. Learn more about our Humanities Programs here.

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, Our Students, Staff, Community, Humanities

Future Falcons Day - March 19, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 19, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Future Falcons joined us at an admitted student open house to see what their life at Fitchburg State could be. The admitted students were able to attend information sessions and get an in depth look at their academic department, talk with current students, have financial aid questions answered, and more. The morning was capped off with the Future Falcon Day Celebration at our Recreation Center. After a welcome from President Richard Lapidus, Future Falcons, their families and guests, were able to mingle with a multitude of departments and student groups. Learn more on your opportunities here at Fitchburg State here.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Faculty, Our Students, Admissions, information session, Clubs and Organizations, Programs and Majors, Athletics, Campus