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September 24, 2018

The band Manège à Trois performs on campus today!

Midday Performances: Manège à Trois

Kick-Off Event: Manège à Trois
September 24, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

A French-American Affair: The sounds of Parisian streets mingle with New Orleans swing. Expect surprises like American jazz standards sung in French, blues-infused pop chanson, swinging waltzes… The sparkling musical cocktail is served by Susan Laurence on accordion, Mark Chenevert on clarinet, Bertrand Laurence on guitar and voice.

Moon Landing in Context - Kickoff Event!

The 15-month Moon Landing in Context project kicks off on September 27th with "The Moon Together: A Lost Opportunity" at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum.

Frank White, author of Overview Effect, will discuss the little-known fact that President John F. Kennedy wanted Apollo to be a multi-national mission, not a “space race.” Think of the impact on history if the astronauts on Apollo 11 had been Russian and American. That was President Kennedy’s dream, cut short by his untimely death.

A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Diet and Brain Health

September 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. (Today!)
Forum, McCarthy Center

Join the inaugural FSU Cooks event with alumna Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, who will present the latest research connecting a healthy diet and cognitive function. Learn about specific foods to help improve memory and encourage brain health as you age. Then register for an FSU Cooks Culinary Nutrition Workshop, to learn how to prepare these ‘brainy’ foods:

FSU Cooks: Culinary Nutrition Workshops

-It’s Raining Grains! October 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.
-Greens with Envy! October 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m.
-Nothing Fishy about Fish! November 9, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.
-Spice Up Your Cooking! December 7, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Rams Resource Center Grand Opening

Please join us for the grand opening of the Framingham State University Rams Resource Center (RRC) on Monday, September 24 (Today!) from 11:30 a.m. to noon at West Hall room 106.

In order to support an environment of inclusive excellence and care for our community at Framingham State University, the Rams Resource Center provides non-perishable food items, toiletries, and resource referral for current FSU students, faculty, and staff. This effort will provide critical nutrition and hygiene resources to ensure that all members of our community are able to thrive by supporting FSU’s commitment to promote equity, pursue social justice, and make excellence inclusive.

Donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries and school supplies will be gratefully accepted during the Open House. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the RRC during this time.

Book Builders of Boston Scholarship Program

Bookbuilders of Boston, the premiere professional organization for the publishing industry in New England, has added Framingham State University to its yearly scholarship program.

FSU, starting this year, will be receiving $3,500 to be awarded to any students working towards careers in publishing. Publishing is a very broad term these days, which includes electronic publishing as well as traditional ink and paper. The University will be able to determine how to award the money and may divide it up to multiple recipients.

Professor Stephanie Grey's graphic design students have worked directly with the organization in recent years helping them design the catelog for their annual New England Bookshow.

Study Abroad Fair

Learn about the many affordable opportunities to Study Abroad during your time at FSU during the annual Study Abroad Fair!

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

Questions? Contact Jennifer Hyde at

Dr. Ira Silver: Hidden Stories Behind Social Problems

Join us for the CELTSS Fall Lyceum Lecture featuring Dr. Ira Silver:

Hidden Stories Behind Social Problems
Monday, Oct. 1, Alumni Room, 5 to 7 p.m.

Mass shootings. Gender violence. Police brutality. Cyberbullying. Drug Abuse. These and other social problems are familiar and personally relevant to many in the FSU community. This talk draws on recent examples in highlighting fascinating new ways to understand such significant and timely issues.

Michael Dixon: African American Art after the Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

This exhibition of Michael Dixon’s current work illustrates recent developments in African-American art by focusing on transformations of racial and interracial identities. Audiences will see how Dixon’s work visually changes from the civil rights era of the Sixties, which emphasized African-American accomplishments and the establishment of rights, to later forms that address self-reflection and individual identity.

This event is part of the Moon Landing in Context series.

World Teachers' Day: Mayor Yvonne Spicer

World Teachers' Day with City of Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer
Wednesday, October 3, 1:30 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum

Join us for World Teachers' Day featuring Dr. Yvonne Spicer! Chosen to be the first Mayor of the City of Framingham during an historic election on November 7, 2017, Dr. Spicer is the first African American woman to be popularly elected Mayor in the history of Massachusetts.

A resident of Framingham for 32 years, and long-time educator, Mayor Spicer was previously the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at Boston’s Museum of Science. While there, Mayor Spicer was known for building partnerships in STEM education with policymakers, school districts, municipalities, business and other non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she was an administrator in both the Framingham and Newton public schools, after beginning her career as a teacher in Framingham.

This event is sponsored by the Education Club. For more information, please contact Jennie O’Leary and Mariah Prosansky via email at

Coming Up at the Mazmanian Gallery

Closing Reception for Professor Ellie Krakow's exhibit Mirrored Back
Tuesday, Sept. 25 (Exhibit runs through Sept. 28)
4:30 p.m.

Opening Reception for Michael Dixon exhibit - The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
Mazmanian Gallery
Tuesday, Oct. 2 (Exhibit runs Oct. 1-26)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pride Across Generations Banquet

October 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

On National Coming Out Day, FSU and BayPath Elder Services will host the 2nd annual Pride Across Generations banquet, bringing together the LGBTQ+ community from all living generations. Join us for dinner, fellowship, and featured speakers. This year’s dialogue will center on the LGBTQ+ community in the workforce.

Employees of Color Afinity Group - kickoff meeting

October 17, 2018, 1 to 3 p.m.
O'Connor Hall 120

The Employees of Color Affinity Group is a group which serves as a resource and community to FSU and its employees of color. The group promotes and celebrates cultural diversity through programming as a way to foster an environment where employees of color will feel welcome at FSU. The first meeting will focus on welcoming (and welcoming back) attendees, and discussing ideas for future activities and events. Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by Career Services

Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Program Kick Off Event
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:30 p.m.— 2:30 p.m., MC Forum

Multi-part professional career development series designed to prepare students for the internship & job search and the interview process. This initiative will benefit ALL students for all majors. Learn the professional skills that employers want—Program Overview.

Career Advice Roundtables (CARS) Networking Event
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m.— 5:00 p.m., MC Forum

A dialog between professionals (including many FSU alumni) and students seeking real answers to their career related questions. Each employer will moderate one table as students rotate tables seeking advice from expert professionals.

Avidia Bank Polished Professional Networking Event and Site Tour
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:45PM—2:00PM, Avidia Bank, Framingham

All majors welcome. Pre-registration required. Transportation available. Call the CSER office at 508-626-4625 for details and to register.

Careers, Technology and You
Friday, October 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. , DPAC

Panel of industry professionals share what is happening in their fields.

Career Connections
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:30 p.m.—4:00 p.m., HH 312

Computer science networking event with elevator pitch and resume reviews.

The 13th Annual Major/Minor Fair
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11:30 a.m.— 1:30 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 internships play a role.

Human Services Fair
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 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.

On Campus Interviews TBA, 11/26-11/30, MC 514 Interview Room

Diverse employers come to campus to interview and recruit for job openings.

Networking & Suitable Solutions Mocktail Mixer Graduation Event
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m., MC Forum

Network with employer partners while learning about proper networking techniques and etiquette while enjoying food and “mock” tails! Pre-registration is required. Contact the CSER office at 508-626-4625.

Wednesday Employer Showcase Series, McCarthy Campus Center Lobby, 9:00AM – 6:00PM:

Employers showcase their organization every Wednesday in the McCarthy Center lobby by the welcome desk. Their goal is to network with FSU students and recruit students for full-time or internship opportunities. (Featuring up to six different employers weekly).


9AM—Noon: US Army & Wayland Schools Community Program
Noon—3:00 PM: Amazing Things Art center & All Care Plus Pharmacy
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Legal Sea Foods & V-Care Pharmacy


9:00 AM—Noon: College Nannies and Sitters & Microsoft
Noon—2:45 PM: US Marine Corps Officer Programs & The Key Program
3 - 6 PM: Little Sprouts


9:00 AM—Noon: Yardi & Dick’s Sporting Goods
Noon—2:45 PM: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network & Jack’s Abby
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Definitive Healthcare & Precious Beginnings Preschool


9:00 AM—Noon: Mass State Police
Noon—3:00 PM: Kaleidoscope Family Solutions &
3:00PM – 6:00PM: ABS Behavioral Health Services


Noon—3:00 PM: Scribe America & First Help Financial, LLC.


Noon—3:00 PM: Salmon Health Care and Retirement

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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