Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Hostage Negotiation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Yesterday, he 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's   Recruit Officer Course  (ROC) received some important specialized training yesterday, an extra class offered to them which falls outside of the required Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) academy curriculum.

Members of the Metro-LEC Crisis Negotiation Team came out to talk to the class about their role at calls involving barricaded subjects. The instructors also highlighted that negotiations occur in all types and levels of relationships and taught techniques that the Recruits could use both on and off the job.
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

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

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Crash Scenarios

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Today, students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) had the second day of Crash Investigation with Det. Steve Foley of the Walpole Police Department . Cadets were given various crash incident scenarios, and worked their way through them in real time. Afterward, they received feedback on their performances. Academy Director Lisa Lane McCarty acted as one of the crash victims.
 
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - End of Week 5

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) completed week five of the program with today's Defensive Training session. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Recent graduate hired to work on the set of 'Survivor'

Posted by Caroline Lanni on June 17, 2022 at 4:29 PM

Michael Labrecque, a 2022 graduate of our university transferred to Fitchburg State in January of 2020 from a college in Arizona. His decision to transfer came down to his friend Peter ‘21 telling him about how great the Communications Media program is here. 

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Topics: Our Students, Storytelling

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

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 - 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

Around Campus - Orientation Leader Training

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 6, 2022 at 3:41 PM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2026. This afternoon, Associate Dean for Student Development Dr. Hank Parkinson described, and then refereed a rousing game of OmniKin Ball on our Quad. Incoming first year students will participate in an overnight summer orientation session. Learn more about our Orientation Leaders, and our Summer Orientation Sessions here.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Our Students, Campus