Campus Currents

May 1, 2017

The Framingham State Chorus

Spring Chorus Concert: Anniversaries

On Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m., the Framingham State University Chorus will present a concert titled “Anniversaries,” featuring the chorus’ repertoire from its past ten years under the direction of Dr. Paul Cienniwa. With well-known classics along with contemporary and popular music, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the program.

“When I set out to plan the concert, I was planning my own celebration of my ten years at Framingham State University,” says Dr. Cienniwa. “We’ve done great work together, from Handel’s Messiah, to the Fauré Requiem, to Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and the quality of the ensemble has grown exponentially. Little did I know when planning last fall that this would also be my final year at Framingham State, as I recently accepted a position as music director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida.”

The FSU Chorus includes students and alumni from the university and area community members. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Heineman Ecumenical Center.

Alumni Educator Award

We are pleased to announce that alumna Kristen Gray is the recipient of a 2017 Educator Alumni Award. Kristen graduated from FSU in 2009 in Early Childhood Education, and is currently an Assistant Principal at Bridge Elementary School in Lexington. The Educator Alumni Award is given by each of the state universities to recognize outstanding graduates of our educator preparation programs. The award is in its 4th year; past awardees from Framingham State include Zach Galvin (secondary English), Greg Lagan (secondary history), and Helen Higgins (Elementary). 

This year, the Alumni Educator Award ceremony will be held on Tuesday May 30th from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Massachusetts State House. The ceremony includes a brief presentation by each of the awardees, as well as a luncheon.

Summer Technology Institute 2017

Sign up for the 2017 Summer Technology Institute: Pathways to Learning

Tuesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Faculty/Staff Dining Room, McCarthy Center

Click Here to Register

Students learn best when we use multiple ways to actively engage them with the concepts. This might involve bridging a variety of their senses, like asking students to perform a skit to put what they learned into action, by asking them to observe and record data, or to draw related images in the margins of their notes.

The 2017 Summer Technology Institute will bring faculty and staff together to explore how we can use multiple means to represent information, offer options for students to engage, and allow learners to demonstrate what they know in different ways.

Come away with ideas for using multiple approaches to teach a concept. Explore technologies that can support or enhance student engagement.

CELTSS: Student Poster & Presentation Day

The next Student Poster & Presentation Day, a celebration of student scholarly work and faculty support, will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017. Come view the great work of our students between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum!

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS), the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fashion Design and Retailing Department.

Latinos and Baseball: A Community Collecting Initiative

Latinos and Baseball: A Community Collecting Initiative

Celebrate Framingham State University's status as a Smithsonian Affiliate and join us for this special event:

Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues
Saturday, May 13th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Athletic Center Gym

This is a multi-year collecting initiative to identify artifacts that reflect the social and cultural influence of the game in Latino communities. Framingham State University invites the Latino and wider community to share items related to their personal experiences, or of their favorite Latino baseball players. Examples include: photos, programs, cards, jerseys, baseballs and more!

Play Ball!

-Meet Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Luis Tiant!

-Share your own baseball-related memorabilia to be scanned or photographed. FSU will host it in an online collection!

-View historical Boston Red Sox memorabilia and learn about their history from the Red Sox curator, Sarah Coffin

-View Framingham State's own historical collections on Alumni Christa McAuliffe, the First Teacher in Space, and on our founding as the nation's first public college for the education of teachers!

For more information, visit:

Marketing Club: fRAMapalooza

The Marketing Club is hosting an social event on Tuesday, May 2nd (new date) from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Faculty, Students and guests will have the opportunity to play fun games, while enjoying music on North Hall Lawn. Food and drinks will be provided as well.

Wellness Events

Monday, 5/1, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Forum: Pause 4 Paws

Take a pause from your studies to hang out with pet therapy dogs, get a massage and/or color and play some games. Snacks provided by FSU Dining Services. Event brought to you by  Wellness Education and the Health Center. Questions? Email

Wednesday, 5/3, noon to 2 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum: Fresh Check Day

Swing by this festive fair with lots of wellness information to help you succeed, pet therapy dogs, chair massage, free food, fun giveaways and a chance to win a color TV!! Event brought to you by Wellness Education and the Health Center. Questions? Email

CELTSS: A Day in May

The Annual Day in May sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p..m in the McCarthy Center Forum.

Faculty who received CELTSS funding with share their research with colleagues.

Upcoming Career Services Events

W.B. Mason On-Campus Interviews
Wednesday May, 3, 2017, Noon—3:00 p.m.
McCarthy Room 514
Meet hiring managers and have one-on-one interviews for W.B. Mason’s full time Sales Management Position. Space is limited. Interview spot preregistration required.  Call the CSER Office to schedule your interview 508-626-4625.
Employer Showcase Series: (See dates and times below)
9:00AM to 6:00PM every Wednesday in the McCarthy Center Lobby

9 a.m. to Noon—Sherwin Williams & W.B. Mason
Noon—3:00 p.m.— Chipotle Mexican Grill & Salmon Health & Retirement
3:00p.m.—6:00 p.m.— Pet Supplies Plus & Blue Grace

SAVE THE DATE: Employment and Enjoyment Fair
Monday, September 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m.— 2:20 p.m., Athletic Center
Great opportunity to find an off-campus job with one of our many local retailers and restaurants or non-profits. This event is also a fantastic opportunity to learn more about clubs, community service, and getting involved both on and off campus. Over 100 representatives from 50 local businesses will be looking for YOU!

SAVE THE DATE: Suitable Solutions Professionalism Initiative Kick Off Event
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m.— 2:30 p.m., MC Alumni Room
Learn the professional skills that employers want—program overview.

SAVE THE DATE:  Career Advice Roundtables (CARS)
Networking Event
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.— 6:00 p.m.,
MC Alumni Room
The CARS Program is designed to provide a dialog between
professionals (including many FSU alumni) and students seeking real answers to their career related questions. Each employer will moderate one table while students rotate from table to table seeking advice from all participating professionals

SAVE THE DATE:  The 12th Annual Major/Minor Fair
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m.— 2:20 p.m., MC Forum
Having difficulty choosing a major or a minor? Learn more about which careers would correlate to your choice. Visit academic tables,
Career Services, and International Education (Study Abroad). Ask
questions about classes and skills needed for the major/minor you are considering, and how graduate school and internships play a role.

SAVE THE DATE:  Human Services Fair
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m.— 7:30 p.m., MC Forum
Explore internship and full-time opportunities available in human
services and non-profits.  Dress professionally, bring your resume, and network with up to 30 employers. Event is for both graduate and
undergraduate students.

Sad News

Former FSU employee Doris E. (Callahan) Mulhall, 92, of Ashland, passed away Monday, April 24th. Mulhall was a dedicated member of the University's Business Department. Her obituary can be found here:

Notable Accomplishments

-Associate Professor of Art History Erika Schneider of the Art and Music Department has received a Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship, a short-term visiting academic research fellowship, at the American Antiquarian Society for summer research and writing on her next book project, Lost in Translation, Found in Print: American Gift Books.

-Professor Robert Krim from the Business Department took students in his Social Entrepreneur Class to visit The BASE, a premier national urban youth training academy which "combines sports and academic opportunities with a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and love."  In Krim's course, all students develop a social enterprise, business plan and pitch it for funding at FSU.

-Dr. Evelyn Perry’s poem, “Blitz Poem,” has just been published in the 2017 Crosswinds Poetry Journal.  The poem is from her manuscript, Johnny and Maggie, a verse retelling of “Hansel & Gretel” concerning the child evacuation in Britain during World War II.   Dr. Perry read from the manuscript at the Spring 2016 Lyceum Lecture.

-Professor Leslie Starobin of the Communication Art Department will have a solo exhibit entitled "Excerpts from Dear Dearest Mother" at Singer Editions Gallery at The Artist Building at Fort Point Channel in Boston.  The exhibition opens on May 11 and extends until Labor Day.  Professor Starobin will be present at the open studios on May 13 and 14.

Professor Starobin's art work will also be featured in the summer edition of Military History Quarterly. The article is entitled "Shadows of War: An artist's still-life montages venerate the keepsakes of veterans."

Upcoming events

MBALL Game vs Bridgewater State

Saturday, January 19, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Athletic Center Lower Lobby (Ground Floor), Athletic Center Gym (Ground Floor)

Organized by: Athletics

WBALL Game vs Bridgewater State

Saturday, January 19, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Athletic Center Lower Lobby (Ground Floor), Athletic Center Gym (Ground Floor)

Organized by: Athletics

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