New City and University Partnership Establishes Pathways for Future Educators, May 6, 2022

Posted by Matthew Bruun on May 9, 2022 at 1:45 PM

A newly expanded partnership between Fitchburg State University and the Fitchburg Public Schools is designed to increase the number of teacher candidates who are representative of the local community demographics, with a mixture of scholarship and experiential support and guaranteed jobs with the school district following completion of their college degrees.

Fitchburg State President Richard S. Lapidus and Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Robert M. Jokela signed the new memorandum of agreement for the pathway program on Thursday, May 5.

“Since our founding in 1894, Fitchburg State has been supporting our communities by preparing highly qualified educators for schools in Massachusetts and beyond,” President Lapidus said. “This partnership builds on that history, supporting the evolving needs of our communities while creating singular opportunities for Fitchburg State students.”

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Topics: Preparing for College, Events, Programs and Majors, Community

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

Admissions Welcome Center - MA School Vacation Week

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 19, 2022 at 3:15 PM

It's school vacation week in Massachusetts and our Admissions Welcome Center has been rolling out the red carpet for students and their families that are interested in becoming Fitchburg State University Falcons. The Welcome Center expects to be busy all week with tour groups leaving the Anthony building on a regular basis. Learn about our admissions process here.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Admissions, Community, Campus

The Future Educator Academy at Fitchburg State University - April 11, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM

The Future Educator Academy at Fitchburg State University welcomed more than 20  local high school students to campus today for a day of programming. After a presentation by Lourdes Ramirez of our School of Education, Freshmen and Seniors worked with Dr. Erin Rehig of our School of Health and Natural Sciences, while Sophomores and Juniors learned about financial literacy from Dr. Michael Greenwood of our School of Business.

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Topics: Preparing for College, information session, Programs and Majors, Community

School of Graduate Online and Continuing Education Graduate Fair

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 7, 2022 at 8:24 AM

Our School of Graduate Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) held a Graduate Fair yesterday in Hammond Hall. Fitchburg State University SGOCE along with local university's graduate school programs, provided this as opportunity for schools to meet the talented students at Fitchburg State University, and connect with potential graduate students. This was an opportunity for our students to learn about graduate school programs, and receive information about the application process.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, information session, Programs and Majors

Falcons In the Community - Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center Visits Fitchburg High School

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 25, 2022 at 12:52 PM

Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center (ACT) visited the Gear Up Center at Fitchburg High School. Director of the ACT Center Kat McLellan, PhD, and Asst. Director of ACT were joined by Student Tutors Lia Reyes Jimenez, Olivia Willis, and Stephanie Amponmaah Boamah where they discuss future plans, college preparation, and the college experience with soon-to-be-graduates of Fitchburg High School. To learn more about the admissions process at Fitchburg State University, click here.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Advising, Our Students, information session, Staff, Community

Future Falcons Day - March 19, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 19, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Future Falcons joined us at an admitted student open house to see what their life at Fitchburg State could be. The admitted students were able to attend information sessions and get an in depth look at their academic department, talk with current students, have financial aid questions answered, and more. The morning was capped off with the Future Falcon Day Celebration at our Recreation Center. After a welcome from President Richard Lapidus, Future Falcons, their families and guests, were able to mingle with a multitude of departments and student groups. Learn more on your opportunities here at Fitchburg State here.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Faculty, Our Students, Admissions, information session, Clubs and Organizations, Programs and Majors, Athletics, Campus

Young Falcons Academy Week - Fun & Games

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 26, 2022 at 10:30 AM

On Thursday during our Young Falcons Academy Week, our Young Falcons, from Fitchburg's public schools, got a chance to have some fun in our Game Room with some of our staff, and students.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Community

Boston Advising Corps Visits Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 24, 2022 at 1:39 PM

Today Fitchburg State University hosted 39 school counselors from the Boston Advising Corps. This group of counselors work with students in high schools in and around the Boston area. They learned about admissions, financial aid, and student success at the university from a co-curricular panel during their visit.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, Admissions, Community

Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

SAT or ACT, that is the question.

Which leads to another question. What are the application requirements of the colleges you’re thinking about applying to? Most will accept either test score, but it’s definitely something you should look into before deciding which test to take. 

Let's see how the tests stack up: 

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Topics: Preparing for College