Framingham State University

@Framingham State

August 2012

Alumni Cruise on Cape Cod

Framingham State alumni met up on the Cape aboard the Lobster Roll Sunset Dinner Cruise, which sailed from East Dennis on July 27. The picturesque adventure has become an annual event hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.

The evening began with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and conversation aboard the S.S. Lobster Roll, followed by a delicious meal featuring fresh lobster, prime rib and other dinner options. This continues to be one of our most popular events for alumni each summer.

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40th Anniversary of Rams Football

This fall marks the 40th anniversary of Rams Football at Framingham State. Join your former teammates and fellow football alumni for an afternoon game against UMASS Dartmouth at Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex. After the game join your friends on campus for a casual dinner with the football family in the Framingham State University Athletic Center Gymnasium. You’ll hear from legends of the past and we will have exciting announcements about the future of football at Framingham State!

September 15, 2012
1PM Framingham State University Rams vs. UMASS Dartmouth Corsairs at Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex in Framingham
Reception immediately following the game
Athletic Center Gymnasium, Framingham State University Campus
Casual dinner begining at 6:00 p.m.
$50 per person
You may register on-line by visiting
Or call Mark Veligor at 508-626-4609

North Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The United States Green Building Council has officially certified North Hall as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold environmentally-sustainable building.

The 410-bed residence hall, which opened last fall, is located at the north end of State Street and features ultrahigh-efficiency boilers, a geothermal heat pump system that helps heat the building in the winter and cool it in the summer, and a 20,000 gallon underground cistern that captures and diverts rainwater to irrigate the surrounding landscapes. Other green aspects of the building include high-efficiency toilets, a bottle filter station for students to fill their reusable bottles, and rooftop ventilators that recover energy by taking heat out of the exhaust air to reheat the air coming in during the winter. One hundred percent of the electricity consumed by the building is purchased from renewable sources.

“When we sought input from our students, faculty and staff on the design of North Hall, one thing everyone agreed upon is that it should be environmentally friendly,” Framingham State President Timothy J. Flanagan said. “With its designation as a Gold Certified LEED building, the entire FSU community can feel proud to have a facility that adheres to the highest standards for environmental sustainability. I congratulate the many architects and engineers whose design and expertise led to this accomplishment.”

North Hall’s design team included Pfeufer Richardson Architects, Einhorn Yafee Prescott, and Richard Burck Associates Landscape Architects. Consigli Construction Co., Inc. was the construction manager.

North Hall

Tanglewood is Just Around the Corner

Our annual alumni trip to the Berkshires to visit Tanglewood is scheduled for Sunday, August 12. If you’ve never taken part in this FSU tradition before, this is the year to participate!

A luxury motorcoach will depart from the Framingham State University Maynard Road Parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp. Event cost includes venue admission, a gourmet picninc style lunch, transportation and a $10.00 contributiuon to the Framingham State University Annual Fund. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. and the return trip to Framingham will occur immediately following.

This year Tanglewood presents Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi and pianist, Paul Lewis who will be performing pieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss.

To register for the event contact the
Office of Alumni Relations at
or 508-626-4687
You may also register online at
Very limited seating available.

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is pleased to publish
@ Framingham State, our e-newsletter to keep alumni and friends of Framingham State connected to the University. Each e-newsletter features information about upcoming events on campus. The University will continue to mail the biannual alumni magazine, as well as individual e-mails about specific events throughout the year. We hope you find this e-newsletter helpful and engaging.

We would like your feedback and comments. Email us at

Upcoming Events:

Alumni Red Sox Outing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
5 p.m. Pre-game Reception at Jillian's, Boston
7 p.m. Boston Red Sox v.
LA Angels of Anaheim
Limited seating available
Call 508-626-4687 for ticket details

40th Anniversary of Rams Football Celebration

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00 p.m. game at Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex in Framingham.
Immediately Followed by a reception in the athletic center gym on campus.
Casual dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.
$50 per person
You may register on-line by visiting

Or call Mark Veligor at 508-626-4609

Homecoming and Family Weekend

“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”
Friday, September 28, 2012 –
Saturday, September 29, 2012
visit for more details.

Save the Date:

Midday Performance

Capoeira Angola
Monday, September 17, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Ecumenical Center

A discussion with Marion Stoddart

Grassroots Advocate Who Cleaned up the Nashua River
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Alumni Room, D. Justin McCarthy Center

Children’s Literature Festival

Thursday, November 1, 2012
3 p.m.
Multiple Locations:
D. Justin McCarthy Center
Whittemore Library

Give Today!

Now is a great time to make your gift to Framingham State University. There are three easy ways to give:

Online: Make your gift securely online at:

By Phone: You can give with a credit card by calling 508-626-4012.

By Mail: Send your check to:
FSU Office of Development
and Alumni Relations

100 State St.
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701


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Framingham State University
Office of Alumni Relations
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Alumni Relations Team

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Executive Director

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Assistant Director of
Alumni Relations

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Major Gifts Officer

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Director of Annual Giving

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Campaign Director

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Advancement Services Specialist

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