Student Affairs Retreat & Professional Development Day

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 10, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless welcomed Dr. Nicole Harris, Associate Dean for the School of Education and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Secondary and Higher Education Department at Salem State University, to join her for the opening workshop of today's Student Affairs Retreat & Professional Development Day.

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Topics: Student Experience, information session, Staff

Annual Care & Share Holiday Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 21, 2022 at 11:01 AM

This morning saw the culmination of the Annual Care & Share Holiday Community Program. Members of Student Development, Materials Management, and  Fitchburg State University Police gathered in Hammond Hall to collect all the gifts collected for the Care & Share Program, donated by faculty and staff, for delivery to the McKay Campus School. For more than 40 years, the university has "adopted" children from the McKay school community to receive unwrapped gifts.

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Topics: Staff, Community

Golden Pumpkin Costume Contest, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 31, 2022 at 3:18 PM

Each year, Fitchburg State University hosts the Staff Golden Pumpkin Costume Contest - this year's theme was TV Shows. Look closely and you will see The Brady Bunch, Hell's Kitchen, Survivor, Blues Clues, Scooby Doo, The Price is Right, Marvel TV, The Simpsons, and The Crown. Some offices went the extra mile with fully formed skits! The winning office gets bragging rights for an entire year along with the Golden Pumpkin Trophy!

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Topics: Staff, Community

27th Annual United Way Day of Caring

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Today, as in years past, members of the Fitchburg State University community joined other volunteers from local companies and organizations at the United Way of Central Massachusetts 27th Annual United Way Day of Caring. The Day of Caring brings together hundreds of volunteers in service projects to benefit local community groups and the clients the United Way serves, and make a difference through meaningful volunteer projects in greater Worcester area. #dayofcaring

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Topics: Our Students, Our Faculty, Staff, Community

Around Campus - Kevin Kelley Retires after 42 Years

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM

It was bittersweet as the Fitchburg State University bid a fond farewell to long-time Materials Management employee Kevin Kelley, Storekeeper IV, who is retiring after 42 years with the university. Kevin touched so many during his tenure and this afternoon saw the result of this good will as so many gathered in the Falcon Hub to share how much he will be missed. Good luck Kevin!

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Topics: Staff, Community

Welcome Back & Employee Recognition Celebration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 25, 2022 at 1:08 PM

This morning, President Lapidus hosted a Welcome Back & Employee Recognition Celebration at the Kent Recital Hall. Prior to the presentations,  colleagues gathered outside the Antonucci Science Complex, where they had the opportunity to reconnect after the summer, and before the start of the fall semester next week.

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Topics: information session, Staff, Community

Fitchburg Art Museum - Tour & Luncheon Meeting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 18, 2022 at 3:15 PM

 Members of the Fitchburg State University Marketing & Integrated Communications department, and Director of the Crocker Center for Civic Engagement Dr. William Cortezia, visited university partner Fitchburg Art Museum this morning for an in-depth tour and luncheon meeting with Museum Director Nick Capasso, and Marketing Manager Christian Lopez. The tour included the The 86th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, two exhibits by Fitchburg State University alums Bridie Wolejko and Betsy Sawyer. Sawyer's exhibit entitled Big Book: Pages for Peace  & Hypnagogia: Bridie Wolejko’s Mixed Media Fantasies, the always popular Discover Egypt exhibit, and Evoking Eleanor - Eleanor Norcross 1854 – 1923 :Artist, Collector, and Museum Founder. 

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Topics: historical, Staff, Community, Fitchburg Art Museum

Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) Meeting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 3, 2022 at 2:55 PM

The Fitchburg State University Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) met this morning in Percival Hall. Team members, including Dr. Hank Parkinson, Dean of Student Development, Rachel Graddy, Director of Disability Services, Jason Smith, Assistant Dean for Student Success for Academic Affairs, Dr. William Cummings, Director of Compliance and Title IX, and Junior Pena, Director of Student Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs (via zoom) discussed policies and procedures in an effort to improve the groups work and the overall Fitchburg State University community.

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Topics: Our Students, Our Faculty, Staff, Community

President Lapidus Hosts an Ice Cream Social

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 28, 2022 at 4:04 PM

This afternoon, President Lapidus hosted an Ice Cream Social at the Lisciotti Pavilion in the Antonucci Science Center. The event was an opportunity for colleagues to gather and welcome new arrivals to campus including Provost Patricia Marshall and Dean of Health and Natural Sciences Jennifer Hanselman. President Lapidus and Special Assistant to the President Gail Doiron doled out the ice cream to an eager and grateful crowd.

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Topics: Faculty, Events, Staff, Community

Around Campus - Pride Month Flags on G-Level Patio

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 1, 2022 at 5:45 PM

Associate Director of Student Development, Commuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen, who is also the Advisor for our Gay Straight Alliance Organization, placed Pride Flags all along the G-Level patio in observance of Pride Month.

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Topics: Advising, Clubs and Organizations, Staff, Campus

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