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

Michael Vincent Addorisio Collection Launch

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 2, 2022 at 9:04 AM

Yesterday afternoon saw the launch of the Michael Vincent Addorisio Collection, a new exhibit and online collection celebrating the life and legacy of a fallen World War II sailor from Fitchburg. The Michael Vincent Addorisio (Addorizzi) Family Collection, including 93 letters, postcards, and medals, depicting a military life that was tragically cut short while serving on the USS Reid during World War II. The collection is curated by the fallen sailor’s niece, Rose Anne Addorisio, and is preserved in the library archives through a collaboration with the university’s Center for Italian Culture (CIC). Ms. Addorisio is a member of the CIC’s board.

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Topics: Programs, Events, information session, Storytelling

Data & Student Success Conference - May 25, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM

After a welcome from Assistant Dean for Student Success Jason Smith, and remarks from President Richard Lapidus, the inaugural Data & Student Success Conference,  began in Hammond Hall. The day-long conference featured experts from across  Fitchburg State: Academic Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment Management, IT, Registrar & Student Affairs. This conference served as an opportunity for staff to show each other how data, and data management platforms are used to better serve our students.

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Topics: Student Experience, information session, Staff, Community

Sizer School Students - Dual Enrollment Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM
Coordinator of Early College and Dual Enrollment Andrew Goodwin hosted students from the Sizer School who are interested in Dual Enrollment. The Dual Enrollment program is unique to the Sizer School and Fitchburg State University. Dual Enrollment consists of college classes that are available to take during the high school day for a discounted rate, and is available to both juniors and seniors. The unique part of this program is that each student can elect to take nearly any course offered by Fitchburg State University, as long as the student meets any prerequisites for said classes. The students enjoyed an information session, a panel discussion, and a campus tour. Learn more about our Dual Enrollment Program here.
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Topics: Programs, Student Experience, Admissions, information session

Around Campus - Meditation Session

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 27, 2022 at 10:08 AM

 TRIO Student Support Services and Fitchburg State Wellness held a Meditation Session yesterday afternoon at the Dance Studio in the Hammond building. Students, faculty, and staff were invited to learn some meditation & relaxation techniques as the semester comes to an end.

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Topics: Events, information session, Clubs and Organizations

Around Campus - Young Falcon Academy

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM

After lunch in the Holmes Dining Commons today, during this weeks Young Falcon Academy Spring Session, students from Fitchburg's public schools, got a chance to have some fun in our Game Room with some of our staff, and students, as well as work on an art piece with Professors Petri Flint and Andrea Olmstead. Young Falcon Academy, a program sponsored by our School of Education, offers students from local public schools the opportunity to get a week long immersive experience here on campus.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, information session, Community

Center for Teaching and Learning Co-Talks in the Park: Education as a Means to Freedom

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 13, 2022 at 2:20 PM

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) sponsored today's Co-Talks in the Park with Dr. Danette Day, Associate Professor of Education at Fitchburg State University and Mr. David Thibault Munoz of Mount Wachusett Community College who talked about Education as a Means to Freedom in the Abolitionist Park, where you will find open air, open minds and open hearts. The CTL is sponsoring two more of these talks, April 20, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. and April 25, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, information session, Programs and Majors, Humanities