Global Middle Ages - Choral Kaleidoscope Packets

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 1, 2022 at 11:45 AM

Professor Kisha Tracy, and students in her Global Middle Ages course, assembled some informational packets,  "Hildegard's Horde," a medieval miscellany of entertaining education, as a take away for next week's Choral Kaleidoscope performance. On Tuesday,  the Fitchburg State choirs as well as voices from Gardner High School, Murdock High School and Narragansett Regional High School, will perform in Weston Auditorium. Among the selections performed will be pieces from the Middle Ages by Hildegard of Bingen. The packets are full of information about Hildegard of Bingen, the Middle Ages, and more.

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Around Campus - Painting Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 23, 2022 at 11:39 AM

Students in Professor Petri Flint's Introductory Painting work on projects in the Conlon Fine Arts. The course studies the basic problems of form, color, and texture as understood in oil. Consideration is also given to the nature and use of the oil painting materials. 

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Around Campus - Ceramics: Teapots & More

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 14, 2022 at 2:07 PM

While most students in Andrea Olmstead's Ceramics class worked on teapots, others continued working on different projects. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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FYE - Science Meets Literature to "Terrraform" the Study Space

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM

The mood was set in an Antonucci Science Complex study space with hanging vines, the scent of flowers, and fog - courtesy of dry ice - as students in the Dr. Katharine Covino (English Studies) and Dr. Erin MacNeal Rehrig (Biology and Chemistry) FYE course "terraform" the space. Students also transformed the space by hanging & presenting the posters they created using the book, Bloom  by  Kenneth Oppel as inspiration.

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FYE - Science/Literature Art Project

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 2, 2022 at 9:26 AM

Dr. Katharine Covino (English Studies) and Dr. Erin MacNeal Rehrig (Biology and Chemistry) have teamed up to teach a unique STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Art, and Math) where science and literature collide, using the book, Bloom  by  Kenneth Oppel as inspiration. Yesterday's assignment was an art project, wherein students chose a passage from the book, and painted their interpretation of  the scene.

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Harrod Lecture: Yasser Derwiche Djazaerly

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 28, 2022 at 1:31 PM

Yesterday afternoon, Provost Patricia Marshall welcomed those gathered in the President's Hall for Professor Yasser Derwiche Djazaerly's presentation of  the Harrod Lecture "Art and Populism: On American and European Gothic." After an introduction by David Svolba, Chair of the Humanities Department, Professor Djazaerly argued that populism originated in the late Enlightenment and was manifested in the Gothic Revival. After examining Romanticism in light of the current research on populism, the presentation situated Grant Wood’s American Gothic within the modern European discourse on gothic architecture.

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FYE - Meet the Author

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Dr. Katharine Covino (English Studies) and Dr. Erin MacNeal Rehrig (Biology and Chemistry) have teamed up to teach a unique STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Art, and Math) where science and literature collide, using the book, Bloom by Kenneth Oppel for inspiration.  Yesterday, they, and their students, met the author via zoom and were able to ask questions and discuss his writing process, inspirations, and other works.

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Around Campus - Intro to Music Technology

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 20, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Students in Amy McGlothlin's Intro to Music Technology course get an overview of music and technology. The course focuses on acoustics, hardware operation, music theory, notation, and composition skills through instructional software and on creating, recording, and editing sounds with digital audio applications. Learn more about our music programs here.

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Faculty Profile: Amy McGlothlin, Music

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM

What is your educational background? 

  • I attended Marshall University in West Virginia for my undergraduate degree. I have a BFA in Music Performance. After moving to New England, I attended the Longy School of Music where I received my Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance and then Boston University where I completed my DMA in Woodwind Performance.

How long have you been teaching at Fitchburg State University? 

  • I began teaching at Fitchburg State in 2018
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Regulating Speech Online: Free Speech Values in Constitutional Frames

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 20, 2022 at 9:27 AM

Yesterday afternoon, as part of the Fitchburg State University Constitution Day 2022, Dr. Claudia E. Haupt Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University presented "Regulating Speech Online: Free Speech Values in Constitutional Frames" in the main Hammond Lounge. Regulating speech online has become a key concern for lawmakers, Dr. Haupt discussed the constitutional issues at stake with online speech regulation and protection. The university will be celebrating the Constitution of the United States all week.

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