Summer Orientation Session 3 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 22, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the second day of their Summer Orientation 2022 (Session Three), with some ice breaker activities and major-centric academic presentations. Afterward, they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at the Holmes Dining Common. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, Admissions, information session

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

Summer Orientation Session 2 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 17, 2022 at 12:26 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, made their way to the Holmes Dining Common this morning where they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, 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

Summer Orientation - Session 1 - Family & Friends Send-off

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 15, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Yesterday afternoon, our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 1 was capped off with our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026 along with their Family & Friends, treated to a  send-off celebration at the North Street Hammond Patio. All partook in information sessions, revolving around housing & parking, ice cream, music, Freddy the Falcon, and some Fitchburg State University swag!

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Topics: Preparing for College, Our Students, information session, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Faculty Academy, June 14, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 14, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Fitchburg State faculty is committed to improving their practice of teaching students as an evolving process, and are taking part in this summer's Faculty Academy Program.

The Faculty Academy’s work is built around themes raised in “The Pedagogy of Real Talk: Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting with Students At-Promise” by Dr. Paul G. Hernandez, a nationally recognized educator and consultant who has presented at Fitchburg State.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Faculty, information session

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 1, Day 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 14, 2022 at 12:43 PM

This morning, our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, met with Department Deans & Chars, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022 in the Holmes Dining Commons. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Meet the Faculty, Advising, information session, Programs and Majors

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 1

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 13, 2022 at 2:26 PM

This morning saw the first 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 introduction of our Orientation Leaders by Joseph Flanagan, 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, Student Experience, Our Students, information session, Campus

Orientation Leader Training - Tour of Fitchburg, MA

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 9, 2022 at 10:15 AM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2026, took a tour of Fitchburg, MA yesterday with Associate Director of Student DevelopmentCommuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen acting as Tour Guide. The trip included many points of interest including the Fitchburg Art Museum, Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary, Game On, Dean Hill Cemetery (The Rev), and Cogshall Park. Other points of interest like shopping, restaurants, and local landmarks were pointed out during the drive. The tour was capped of with ice cream at Country Pizza.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Admissions, information session, Community, Commuters

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