Students Visit Fitchburg State University

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 19, 2022 at 12:45 PM

Members of our Admission Staff, along with our Student Ambassadors/Tour Guides, eagerly welcomed three groups to the Fitchburg State University campus Friday. We were delighted to host seventy students from Narragansett High School, twenty students from Boston Prep Charter School, and twelve transfer students. Each group attended Information session, toured our beautiful campus, and then had lunch where they were able to ask current students about the university. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Admissions, Community, Campus

Fitchburg State Hosts Eastern Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 18, 2022 at 4:05 PM

The Fitchburg State University Campus Center was abuzz today as the university hosts the American Moot Court Association's Eastern Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament. Student teams and coaches from as far away as California and Louisiana registered for the event this afternoon. Event coordinator, Economics, History and Political Science Professor Paul Weizer, welcomed volunteer judges, as well as the competing teams. This competition will span this afternoon and all day tomorrow.

Some Fitchburg State alumni Moot Court National Competition Winners were on hand to assist and reminisce with Professor Weizer. Good luck to all competitors!

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Economics, History, and Political Science

Alumni Graham Suorsa '02 Documentary Screening - The Fastest Woman on Earth

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 18, 2022 at 10:50 AM

Co-Producer and Director alumnus Graham Suorsa '02 screened his HBO Max documentary The Fastest Woman on Earth yesterday afternoon in Kent Auditorium. Mr. Suorsa gave a poignant and powerful introduction to the screening, recounting how his days at Fitchburg State University, and interactions with his faculty, formed him into the filmmaker he is today.  One mention of note was Communications Media Professor Gunther Hoos, whose daughter, and Director of Alumni and Family Relations, Tanya Hoos Crowley MS '21 spearheaded the event, and introduced Mr. Suorsa. In particular, Graham mentioned how Professor Hoos took a chance on him, allowing him to do his own production one summer. At that time, Professor Hoos gifted Graham a new director's  slate saying, "Now you're a Director, you need a slate." That slate has appeared in everyone of Mr. Suorsa's productions as an homage to Professor Hoos. Also noted were the love and support of his parents, Fitchburg State friends, and relatives that were in attendance. 

The filmmaker also hosted a Q&A, along with an informal "Pizza with Graham" chat session after the screening to connect with Fitchburg State Falcons past and present.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Community, Alumni, Communications/Media

FAB School "Succs" Event

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 17, 2022 at 3:13 PM

This afternoon, the Fitchburg Activities Board (FAB) gave students the opportunity to repot a succulent - get it, "succs"- and get their photo taken with their succulent in it's personalized new "home."

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Clubs and Organizations, Community

Around Campus - Invertebrate Biology Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 16, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Students in Biology and Chemistry Professor John Ludlam's Invertebrate Biology Lab are studying feeding efficiency in the hornworm. The process involves meticulously weighing & recording natural and artificial food sources, along with the worm, and its waste. The results will give a better idea of how the different food sources are used by the worm. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Therapy Dogs in Hammond

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM

This afternoon, students got a little break from classes, tests and projects this afternoon by spending a little time with Zelda, Moka, Nellie and Penny in the Hammond Maine Lounge, These therapy dogs were a welcome respite from the stress that comes as the semester progresses. Keep your eyes on University Events for future visits.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Our Students, Community

A Raisin in the Sun - Sneak Peek

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 15, 2022 at 9:48 AM

Beginning this evening, the Communications Media Department will present its production of Lorraine Hansberry’s celebrated play A Raisin in the Sun. The play tells the story of a lower-class black family’s struggle to gain middle-class acceptance. The university’s production is directed by Professor Kelly Morgan. “It is brutally upsetting that issues presented in this play still resonate with us as a society," Morgan said. A Raisin in the Sun will be performed in the Wallace Theater for the Performing Arts at the McKay Complex at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about the production here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Storytelling, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Around Campus - Ceramics: Teapots & More

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 14, 2022 at 2:07 PM

While most students in Andrea Olmstead's Ceramics class worked on teapots, others continued working on different projects. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Humanities

Stage Movement: Combat - Sword Play

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 11, 2022 at 12:03 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: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Communications/Media

FYE - Science Meets Literature to "Terrraform" the Study Space

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

The mood was set in an Antonucci Science Complex study space with hanging vines, the scent of flowers, and fog - courtesy of dry ice - as students in the Dr. Katharine Covino (English Studies) and Dr. Erin MacNeal Rehrig (Biology and Chemistry) FYE course "terraform" the space. Students also transformed the space by hanging & presenting the posters they created using the book, Bloom  by  Kenneth Oppel as inspiration.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Humanities, Health and Natural Sciences

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