Rock the Block XXIV

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 8, 2022 at 7:15 PM

this afternoon, Student Development held Rock the Block XXIV on Highland Ave & on the Main Quad. Rock the Block gives students a chance to connect with over 150 Clubs, Organizations, Departments and Non-Profits. There are a plethora of activities, including a rock wall, dinner, dunk tank, big chair photos, ice cream truck, club demonstrations, free stuff and so much more!

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Topics: Student Experience, Clubs and Organizations, Programs and Majors, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Genetics Lab CSI

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 8, 2022 at 2:38 PM

A crime scene investigation experiment in Professor Krieser's Genetics Lab in the Antonucci Science Complex this morning. Learn more about our School of Health and Natural Sciences here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Our Faculty, Health Sciences

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Detective Mario Oliveira Presentation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 6, 2022 at 3:49 PM

 This morning, Somerville Police Department Detective Mario Oliveira (Ret.) shared his poignant story with the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC). On November 2, 2010, while assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Boston Field office as a Task Force Agent, Detective, Detective Oliveira was shot six times at point blank range while serving a Federal arrest warrant. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Community, Police Program

Around Campus - First Day of Class, Fall Semester 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 2, 2022 at 3:32 PM

With The Great Move In 2022 behind us, and students on campus ready to learn, explore, and experience as the fall semester starts today. Whether making new friends, rekindling old friendships, hanging with Freddy falcon on the quad, or just making your way around our beautiful campus, it is a great day to be a Falcon!

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

International Student Orientation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 31, 2022 at 1:39 PM

This morning, President Lapidus, along with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall, and Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Franca Barricelli welcomed our newest cohort of International students at their orientation in the Falcon Hub.

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Topics: Student Experience, International Admissions

The Fitchburg State University Great Move In 2022 - The Falcon Nest BBQ

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

The Fitchburg State University Great Move In 2022 was capped off with the Falcon Nest BBQ. The new arrivals got to take part in an array of activities, and had one more chance to spend time with family before they left them in their new home.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Admissions, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Volleyball Practice

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 26, 2022 at 11:45 AM

The Fitchburg State University Athletics Women's Volleyball Team is back on campus and held an early morning practice at the volleyball court near the Conlon Fine Arts Center. After choosing teams, and a "high stakes" round of Rock, Paper Scissors to see who served, the team played rounds in the morning sun.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Clubs and Organizations, Athletics, Campus

Around Campus - Football Team Practice at Elliot Field

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 25, 2022 at 8:43 AM

Fitchburg State University Athletics  Fitchburg State Football Team are on campus and are  preparing to face Dean at their first game of the season September 2, at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Elliot Field. 

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

Resident Assistants Tour University Police Department

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 24, 2022 at 3:12 PM

Chief of University Police Michael Cloutier invited our Residents Assistants, and Housing and Residential Services staff, to tour University Police facilities. Along with lunch and meeting the University Police staff, students and staff got to try out equipment, see what it's like to perform a sobriety test with "drunk" goggles, meet Odin, our therapy dog, and so much more!

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Topics: Student Experience, information session, Community, Campus

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Breathalyzer Training

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 16, 2022 at 3:23 PM

Today, Sgt. Justin Starkus of the Auburn MA Police Department instructed the 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) how to administer a breathalyzer exam after an OUI stop. After extensive instructions and quizzing, the recruits were tasked with successfully completing all the steps legally necessary to perform the breathalyzer test. Sgt. Starkus reviewed the completed tests for procedural accuracy.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Police Program