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March 1, 2021

Teresa Fazio will discuss her memoir Fidelis

Always what? A Woman Veteran Writes about Coming of Age in the Marine Corps

March 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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In her memoir Fidelis, Teresa Fazio chronicles her deployment to Iraq as a young Marine officer and homecoming as a veteran of an ongoing war. She will explore how she processed her experiences through writing and her work to explore the role of women in the military and public life.

Eddie Moore, Jr. Speaks at FSU

By Soren Colstrup, publications intern

The American Medical Association recently said that racism is a healthcare crisis in America and can kill you, according to Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. And yet, there are still many people who cannot even agree the definition of racism.

One of the nation’s top speakers and educators, Moore challenged audience members to explore and examine issues related to bias, privilege, supremacy and belief systems during his lecture via Zoom, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, as part of the Olivia A. Davidson Voices of Color series, hosted by the Center for Inclusive Excellence.

“America is changing. We are living in a much more diverse world and you can’t deny it,” said Moore. “The question is, are you ready for it? Are you prepared for it?”

Moore acknowledged the common use of preferred gender pronouns at FSU, which has helped to build a more inclusive environment for students of all genders. He explained that he himself is still learning how to use certain terms which aim to promote inclusion, and through practice and education, students will create a more inclusive and diverse America.

Moore offered his personal approach for creating an anti-racism transformation of America to his audience, by using the acronym IDEAS, which stands for Intentional, Declaration, Evaluation and Education, Assessments and Action, Support and Coaching.

He explained, “It takes 66 days to build a habit, why not build one that promotes racial justice. This approach takes time and I encourage all to consider the plan in their everyday lives in order to help build a more welcoming and diverse America.”

Moore’s lecture also warned against falling for the superficial actions that many people and organizations use to show their commitment to diversity.

“It’s amazing the superficial stuff that people are using to talk about their commitment to diversity. We need to take a different kind of stand of being committed to diversity by participating in skill building that is rigorous, with our friends and colleagues. You have to show evidence of your commitment,” Moore said.

He explained that by understanding cross-cultural competence, you put yourself ahead of the curve when it comes to creating a better future for yourself and everyone around you.

CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe

March 11 at 5:30 p.m.

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Who is America's favorite teacher? Ask anyone old enough about Christa McAuliffe and they will tell you exactly where they were when the Challenger shuttle launched; however, few people understand who Mrs. McAuliffe really was. America's Teacher in Space was an educational pioneer and her goals and accomplishments are explored in this performance.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Smithsonian

The Christa McAuliffe Center and the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will co-host three virtual lectures organized by the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate Women’s History Month. These talks spotlight some of the Smithsonian scholars featured in the publication Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Stories of Strength, Ingenuity and Vision from the National Collection. All talks support the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, designed to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women. Full descriptions are provided below.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7 PM EST
Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History
Co-hosted by the Christa McAuliffe Center
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Through their cookbooks, teaching, and television programs, these extraordinary women inspired generations of people to take cooking seriously. They challenged perceptions and stereotypes of women in their respective eras and made lasting contributions to culinary history. Their stories, reflective of their very different backgrounds, reveal insights about women, race, food, and culture in 20th-century America.
Featuring: Paula Johnson, Curator, National Museum of American History / Ashley Rose Young, PhD, Historian, National Museum of American History

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 5 PM EST
Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection
Co-hosted by the Christa McAuliffe Center
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Dr. Margaret Weitekamp has researched and written on how a groundswell of support helped create a Lego set representing women’s contributions to aerospace. Join us for a discussion of how women have worked from the very beginning of aviation to innovate, and how museums have documented their stories.
Featuring: Margaret Weitekamp, PhD, Curator and Department Chair, Space History Department, National Air and Space Museum

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7 PM EST
Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality
Co-hosted by the Danforth Art Museum
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In this discussion, scholars from the National Museum of the American Indian, Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian American Art Museum explore how artists integrate the ancient world within their contemporary artistic practice. In so doing, their works update and create new meanings, allowing them to pass on complex and layered cultural interpretations to future generations.
Featuring: Michelle Delaney, PhD, Assistant Director for History and Culture, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian / Healoha Johnston, Curator, Asian Pacific American Women’s Cultural History, Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center / Claudia Zapata, Curatorial Assistant, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Career Services Virtual Events

Virtual Employer Showcase, Wednesday, 4/7, on Zoom, 1:30-2:30pm, featuring the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
The CSER Office’s traditional Wednesday Employer Showcase is currently a “virtual networking” platform on Zoom. As we are socially distancing, networking has never been more important. This week’s Virtual Employer Showcase will give students an opportunity to informally network with the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce President Jim Giammarinaro, and a few Chamber businesses who may be hiring for full-time and/or internship opportunities. The MWCC Virtual Employer Showcase will also highlight the mission of the Chamber, its services, and will share insight on trends in the MetroWest job market and its industries. Zoom Link: Log onto Handshake or Ramlink to get the required password.

Career Services and Employer Relations Virtual Spring Career and Internship Fair 2021, Wednesday, April 21, 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Handshake

Connect Virtually With Diverse Employers!
Expand your professional network by participating!
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All students, in every major, are welcome to network with our partnering employers to further explore career & internship opportunities. Join us at this virtual fair and treat it just like a live event. Participate in virtual group sessions and one-on-one sessions hosted by our partnering employers. Visit as many employers as you desire. Learn about organizations and their recruitment needs, as well as best application practices. Review this guide to help you prepare for the Fair: Student Virtual Fair Preparation Guide. For questions or more information contact:

Virtual Job Fairs and Information Sessions Not Hosted by FSU

Please note that these programs/events are being externally hosted by an outside employer or agency, and are not affiliated with Framingham State University. They are being shared because they may be of interest to members of our FSU community. Advertisement of these programs/events does not indicate Framingham State University’s sponsorship or endorsement. All participants should exercise caution when participating.

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Sherwin Williams: How to Handle Tough Interview Questions
Monday, March 1, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Westfield State University Job and Internship Fair 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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J.B. Hunt Virtual Series: Internal Perspectives on the Apps Development Internship Program at J.B. Hunt
Thursday, March 11, 2021
3 pm - 4 pm

AAEE/Kappa Delta Pi Teacher Job Fair
Thursday, March 11, 2021
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Teach Western Mass Annual Hiring Fair
Saturday, March 13, 2021
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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STEM Internships and Fellowships Information Session for ORISE
Wednesday, March 17
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Boston Children’s Hospital Child Life Informational Session
Saturday, March 20, 2021
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Please register by March 6th, 2021

MassHire Downtown Boston Healthcare Virtual Job Fair
Thursday, March 25, 2021
11 am - 3 pm


Disney College Program Information Session
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
3 pm
RSVP to Giselle Frechette, WSU Disney Program Advisor

Westfield State University "Get Hired" Career Fair 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Register in Handshake

MERC Career Fair
Thursday, April 22, 2021
10 am - 1 pm

J.B. Hunt Virtual Series: ERGs of J.B. Hunt - Supportive Spaces That Drive Inclusion
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1 pm – 2 pm

AAEE/Kappa Delta Pi Teacher Job Fair
Thursday, April 29, 2021
1:00 - 5:00 PM

AAEE/Kappa Delta Pi Teacher Job Fair
Thursday, June 10, 2021
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Upcoming events

Habitat Earth Screening for Young Learners with Dr. Margaret Carroll

Monday, April 12, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Organized by: McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

The Unraveling of the World: What Climate Change Has to Teach Us by Dr. Vandana Singh

Monday, April 12, 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Organized by: McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C, Dept of Physics & Earth Science

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