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

Around Campus - Housing Department Video Shoot

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 25, 2022 at 12:22 PM

Last Friday, incoming First Year students took a break as they helped out with a Housing and Residential Services video.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Community, Campus

Around Campus - UBMS Dual Enrollment Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM

This summer more than 65 students from Fitchburg State's Early College, Upward Bound, and Upward Math and Science Programs are taking part in Dual Enrollment courses made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program.  Here students in Professor Kyle Anderson's Earth Systems Science Class take part in a lab exploring the principles of Oceanography. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Admissions, Programs and Majors, Community

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - EVOC Training

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 20, 2022 at 11:45 AM

This week, the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) is off campus for their Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC). This morning, students worked on braking.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Around Campus - Lowell H.S. Students Tour Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 18, 2022 at 11:17 AM

Senior Admissions Tour Guide Riley Hogan gives a tour to students visiting Fitchburg State University from Lowell High School.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Admissions, Campus

New Pact with MWCC Creates Pathways for Educators

Posted by Matthew Bruun on July 12, 2022 at 4:22 PM

A new transfer agreement between Fitchburg State University and Mount Wachusett Community College will help streamline the transfer process for students pursuing degrees in middle school or secondary education.

Under terms of the agreement, qualifying students enrolled in MWCC’s associate programs in biology, chemistry, or liberal arts and sciences will be able to take three key education courses at Fitchburg State at the community college rates. They will then be able to transfer to Fitchburg State as juniors to complete their undergraduate degrees in middle or secondary education.

“We are pleased to work with our partners at Fitchburg State to offer our students a new educational pathway,” Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven said. “There’s an incredible willingness between Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State to bridge these divides. Our graduates stay local. Having that next opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degrees and go to work in our region is very important.”

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Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - PT Test

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 7, 2022 at 11:11 AM

This morning, the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) had their MPTC-required 8 week PT Assessment at a local track. They had to hit the 40% Cooper standards for their age and gender for sit ups, push-ups, a mile and a half run, and a 300 meter sprint. These photos are of the timed  mile and a half run.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 5, 2022 at 11:12 AM

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy, hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus, were in classes this morning. Here, students work with staff to get connected, and begin class. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Speed Radar

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 29, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Today, the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) culminated their three day speed radar course with some practical application. Initially, Recruit Officers raced against each other for bragging rights. Afterward, with the help of staff drivers, they were given the opportunity to practice with the speed-range/range devices on Rindge Rd. right outside the McKay Arts Academy. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Mock Interviews

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 24, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Yesterday, the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) were given the opportunity to experience the interview process with Sherborn Police Chief Tom Galvin. Chief Galvin, who has run this program each year, first has the Recruit Officers write their own set of interview questions and practice the interview process on each other. Following that, Chief Galvin, assisted this year by Sterling Police  Sergeant Steven Fugere preformed his own interview and then debriefed each student and gave them feedback to better hone their interview skills. For many students, this was their first experience with the interview process.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, information session, Programs and Majors, Police Program