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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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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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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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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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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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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Student Spotlight - Cameron Sousa

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 12, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Here, We Soar! Do you want to see how student Cameron Sousa soars?

Student Spotlight! Cameron Sousa of Hudson is majoring in Engineering Technology with a concentration in construction management.

Sousa has been the president of the university chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Chapter for the past year. This chapter is all about building relationships with industry professionals, getting knowledge and insight from experts, attending professional meetings and site visits, and exploring opportunities for internships and jobs. Students interested in joining should contact Cameron at csousa11@student.fitchburgstate.edu. As chapter president, his duties include running workshops and bringing employers to classes to speak.

He also tells Fitchburg State's story as part of the university's Hometown High program, in which he visits local high schools to talk about the construction management program with prospective students.

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Around Campus - Advanced Gaming

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 3, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Students in the Advanced Game Workshop, where they work in teams to conceptualize and execute an innovative serious, casual, or indie game that draws on skills, concepts, and proficiencies learned in previous courses. #gaming

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The Coolest Journey Of My Life

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Hello! I would like to say first and foremost that it's a pleasure to be able to document and share my experiences abroad with the Fitchburg State community!

My name is Jordan Malachi, currently a junior Communications Media Film/Video student. Throughout these posts I am documenting my sophomore year of college spent studying abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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Learn to Counter Cybersecurity Threats at Fitchburg State

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Cybersecurity is a hot and fast growing field. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Computing Research Association (CRA) predicted that three areas of computer science were primed for exponential growth where the number of jobs available would vastly outnumber the number of qualified people to fill them. One of those areas, cybersecurity, has already hit that point.

As the market for cloud computing services is growing at a rapid speed, so is the demand for cybersecurity. Not only are the government and large enterprises facing this problem, but small businesses are now also facing a cybersecurity threat that they are ill-prepared to meet. In fact, as noted [1], small businesses are especially unprepared for the growing cybersecurity issues faced by small and medium businesses (SMB).

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