Around Campus - Upward Bound Thank You Notes

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 26, 2022 at 11:37 AM

Fitchburg State University's Upward Bound Summer Program students work on thank you notes to send in gratitude to their area internships. Upward Bound provides academic support through tutoring services, educational and college preparatory workshops, and cultural field trips stressing academic development, The program serves high school students from Fitchburg and Leominster for the duration of their high school career and beyond. The 6-week summer residential program gives students an opportunity to live on the Fitchburg State University campus and experience life as a college student. Students attend academic classes in the morning, participate in community service worksites in the afternoon, are engaged in a variety of entertaining workshops in the evening and have the option of attending college visits and cultural trips on the weekend.

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Topics: Programs, Preparing for College, Student Experience, Community

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Biology

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 11, 2022 at 4:03 PM

The Fitchburg State University Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) first week is in full swing. The APSI are designed to support all aspects of AP courses, including AP methodology, curriculum, class assignments and examinations as well as providing strategies for teaching AP courses. Here, Biology Educators run through some AP experiments to bring to their own classrooms. 

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Topics: Programs, Center for Professional Studies, occupational education, vocational educators

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

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 - Sound Design Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 28, 2022 at 8:20 AM

Students in Professor Kevin McCarthy's Sound Design class had an "ear opening" experience when they got a chance to use state-of-the-art audio equipment. The course examines the elements of post-production sound design within the context of film and video production. Learn more about our Communications Media Department and Programs here.

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Topics: Programs, Our Students

Around Campus - Nancy Folbre Lecture, March 17, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 18, 2022 at 9:42 AM

It was standing room only at yesterday's Nancy Folbre Lecture entitled The Motherhood Penalty: Past, Present, and Covid in Hammond Hall. Nancy Folbre, Director of the Program on Gender and Care Work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, discussed the motherhood penalty as part of our HERstory Month Celebration.

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Topics: Programs, Student Experience, Campus

Around Campus - Stage Movement

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 6, 2022 at 10:29 AM

After some stretching and laps around Weston Auditorium to loosen up, students in Stage Movement were tasked with finding their "inner animal."

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Topics: Programs, Our Students

Around Campus - Genetics Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 3, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Students in Professor Ronald Krieser Genetics Lab conducting a transcription reaction experiment. Learn about our Health Sciences Concentration, Biology here.

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Topics: Programs, Faculty, Student Experience, Our Students

Around Campus - Strength of Materials Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 3, 2022 at 10:15 AM

This course serves as an introduction to the behavior of real materials under the influence of forces and couples. Here, students test the strength of concrete cylinders they made, at stages of curing which exemplifies how concrete gets stronger with age. Learn about our Engineering Technology majors here.

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Topics: Programs, Our Students

Around Campus - Ceramics & Drawing

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 13, 2022 at 4:22 PM

Students in Andrea Olmstead's, and Petri Flint's ceramics and drawing classes, respectively, in Conlon Fine Arts.

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Topics: Programs, Our Students