Fitchburg State University Performing Arts Center - Legislative Luncheon

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 30, 2023 at 4:06 PM

Earlier today, Fitchburg State University President Richard S. Lapidus welcomed legislators and honored guests to outline the plans for the Fitchburg State University Performing Arts Center as an economic driver for the North Central Massachusetts area. After welcoming remarks from President Lapidus, Senator John Cronin, Representative Michael Kushmerek, and Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale addressed the guests.  After outlining the benefits of the Performing Arts Center to downtown Fitchburg, President Lapidus welcomed President & CEO, North Central MA Chamber of Commerce Mr. Roy Nascimento to illustrate the benefits to the region as a whole. Attendees were then invited to tour the former Fitchburg Theater - the proposed location for Phase 3 of the project.

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Topics: Events, information session, Community, Theater Block

Career Services and Advising (CSA) - Transfer Student Information Session

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 25, 2023 at 2:55 PM

Yesterday afternoon, Career Services and Advising (CSA) held a Transfer Student Information Session near their third floor office in the Hammond Building. The informal gathering was meant to catch students up on all of the services they have to utilize here at Fitchburg State University. Students got to mingle, get questions answered, grab a snack, and get some free swag.

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Topics: Advising, information session, Community, Career Services

Faculty Development Day

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 12, 2023 at 4:45 PM

Between opening remarks from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall, to an Institutional Finances Listening Session and Discussion with Jay Bry, Vice President for Finance and Administration, faculty got the chance to reconnect before the semester and attend various breakout sessions including; Care and the Disappearing Student, Fostering Inclusivity through Diverse, Equitable and Accessible Course Materials, and After Text Selection: Student Engagement with Reading and Course Materials.

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Topics: Advising, Our Faculty, information session

Student Affairs Retreat & Professional Development Day

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 10, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless welcomed Dr. Nicole Harris, Associate Dean for the School of Education and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Secondary and Higher Education Department at Salem State University, to join her for the opening workshop of today's Student Affairs Retreat & Professional Development Day.

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Topics: Student Experience, information session, Staff

CSA - Career Champions Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 9, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Earlier today, Career Services and Advising (CSA) held their Career Champions program, which connects and engages faculty and staff who are actively assisting students in determining and reaching their career goals. The content of the program focused on building knowledge of career development theories, learning strategies to incorporate career learning into practice and creating a plan for implementing these strategies.

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Topics: Advising, information session, Career Services

Winter Orientation 2023

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 6, 2023 at 12:46 PM

Winter Orientation was held in the Hammond Center this morning to welcome our newest Falcons to campus. After registration, the day began with welcome remarks from Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and our Student Orientation Leaders. Students and their families heard presentations from various student services departments including Commuter Affairs, Housing and Residential Services, Wellness & Counseling Services, Academic Coaching and Tutoring CenterCareer Services and Advising (CSA), Student Accounts, University Police, and Community Health Connections, Welcome to the flock!

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Advising, Admissions, information session

TRIO Student Support Services Celebrates 25 Years at Fitchburg State University - I AM First Day

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 9, 2022 at 8:55 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the Fitchburg State community gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of TRIO Student Support Services here on campus. Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Bayless kicked things off  by welcoming everyone to the event, and thanking some key offices/personnel that helped make the event happen. Next, to honor I Am First Day, Dean of Students Dr. Hank Parkinson enlightened attendees with some "first-gen facts." Lastly, Director of TRIO Student Support Services Elizabeth Swartz thanked both speakers, and invited everyone to look at the four-floors poster-installation in the library, and enjoy cupcakes and refreshments.

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Topics: Events, Advising, Admissions, information session, Community

Fall Open House, Saturday, October 29, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 29, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Today was another beautiful day for our second Fall Open House. Open House is an ideal way for perspective students to find out everything they want to know about Fitchburg State University. Attendees toured the campus, view presentations, and had the opportunity to meet with faculty, coaches, and staff. Did you miss our Open Hoses? You can set up a campus visit here.

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Topics: Admissions, information session, Programs and Majors, Campus

Criminal Justice Guest Lecture

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 21, 2022 at 3:45 PM

This morning, Assistant Professor Eileen Kirk and Assistant Professor Lilian Bobea hosted three Boston Municipal Court judges at a guest lecture on criminal justice in room 133 of the Antonucci Science Center. Associate Justice David J. Breen, Associate Justice Lisa Ann Grant and Associate Justice Myong J. Joun (who was recently nominated to the federal bench by the Biden Administration) discussed their wide-ranging criminal justice experiences including civil rights cases, their work in the district attorney's office and in public defense.

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Topics: information session, Programs and Majors, Criminal Justice

Fall Open House, Saturday, October 15, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 15, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Today was a beautiful day for the first installment of our  Fall Open House. It's an ideal way for perspective students to find out everything they want to know about Fitchburg State University. Attendees toured the campus, and had the opportunity to meet with faculty, coaches, and staff. Our next Fall Open House. will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Learn more here, and register online!

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Topics: Student Experience, Admissions, information session, Community, Campus

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