Advanced Stage Movement: Combat - Sword Play

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 3, 2023 at 12:54 PM

Theater Professor Kelly Morgan teaches students how to utilize the sword as an extension of the character and a a vehicle by which the actor propels the story in his
Stage Movement: Combat in Weston Auditorium. This workshop-oriented course utilizes the basis techniques of movement with emphasis on developing each student's potential for effective physicalization of a character on stage.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Business Administration Students Discuss Entrepreneurship

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 1, 2023 at 6:15 PM

Fitchburg State University Business Administration students Ayanna Beach and Sophie Mitchell spoke with 2nd Worcester District Representative Jon Zlotnik, Executive Director, Wachusett Business Incubator Magnus Carlberg, Special Assistant to the President - Community, Governmental Affairs and Special Projects AJ Tourigny, Fitchburg State University Business Administration Chair Michael Greenwood, and Assistant Professor John Lohmann about the university's commitment to entrepreneurship in the local area.

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Topics: Our Students, Programs and Majors, Community, Business Programs

Around Campus - Medical Microbiology Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 1, 2023 at 1:18 PM

Students in Dr. Sean Rollins' Medical Microbiology Lab learn the Gram staining process in the Antonucci Science Complex. A Gram stain is a laboratory test that checks for bacteria at the site of a suspected infection or in certain bodily fluids.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Health Sciences

Game Design Capstone Cohort - IdeaLab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 31, 2023 at 10:57 AM

Students in Fitchburg State’s game design program work on their their capstone projects in the IdeaLab located off-campus. The IdeaLab houses a state of the art studio space designed to promote applied work and create interaction between students, faculty and working professionals. Student groups are tasked with creating a game wherein students have the opportunity to work with developers from Rockstar New England as mentors. Today, Game Design Professors Les Nelken and  Samuel Tobin work with the student groups who are early on in the process.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, IdeaLab, Theater Block, Game Design, Communications/Media

Alumni Inspect Harrod Antique Tool Collection

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 26, 2023 at 5:15 PM

Alums Willard French '76, David Holton '68, and William McCaffrey '76, along with Jeffrey A. Wolfman, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, were at the Klondike Ave. Warehouse this afternoon to inspect the Walter Harrod Antique Tool Collection with the intent of evaluating and categorizing for a potential exhibit. Walter F. Harrod, a 1940 graduate of Fitchburg State Teachers College, and Woodworking Professor in the Industrial Arts program (1947 - 1978) was a mentor to these, and countless other alumni.

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Topics: Faculty, Programs and Majors, Alumni

End of Fall Semester 2022 - Academics

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 23, 2022 at 8:57 AM

Through a personalized approach and small classes, our dedicated faculty provide support and encouragement along with endless opportunities.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors

Winter Commencement 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 19, 2022 at 11:48 AM

Fitchburg State University held the winter ceremony of its 126th commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 in the university’s Athletics and Recreation Center.

The ceremony included the conferral of graduate and undergraduate degrees. University President Richard S. Lapidus delivered the commencement address.

Also offering remarks were Graduate Student Leadership Award recipient Spencer D. Fuller, who completed a master of science degree in criminal justice, and undergraduate valedictorian Helen “Hallie” Dyer of Westwood, who is completing a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. Both student speakers were enrolled in the university’s police program.

The ceremony was streamed live on FATV, and can be viewed here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Commencement

Game Studio Post Mortem, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 15, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Monday afternoon, members of the Fitchburg State community were invited to the Fall 2022 Game Studio Post Mortem for this semester's completed game. The game, Goblin Gunner, is a result of a full-time, semester-long experience in which students in our Game Design program work as a team to plan, design, develop, test, and prepare for publication a significant game project. The Post Mortem included a showcasing of the final version of their game, discussion of their development process (including regular meetings with the game company Rockstar New England), and a Q & A with the audience.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Gaming, Communications/Media

Criminal Investigation, CSI - Fingerprint Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 12, 2022 at 11:15 AM

Towards the end of the semester, students in Professor Michael S. McCutcheon's Criminal Investigation course  put to use what they learned in the classroom earlier this semester to test as they sought to lift fingerprints from glass, wet surfaces, and soft surfaces.  

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Criminal Justice

Simulation Training for Educators

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Early this week, a small group of Education Majors were immersed in a Mursion virtual reality simulation training session at the McKay Campus School. In this particular scenario, students worked with virtual parents and grandparents, as if they were having a 1:1 session, discussing their student's success or lack thereof. The experience was quite realistic with one student saying "I'm sweating" after their session. This is just one of the many tools that Fitchburg State University  uses to aid their Education students in mastering instructional moves, and in fostering social emotional learning.

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Topics: Student Experience, vocational education, Programs and Majors, Education Program

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