Campus Currents

January 28, 2019

Grace Corrigan, Mary Liscombe and Senator Karen Spilka in the FSU Planetarium

A Remembrance for Grace Corrigan

A remembrance service for Grace Corrigan will be held at Framingham State University on Monday, January 28 at 4:30 - 6pm, at the Ecumenical Center.

Friends and those with whom she connected here at FSU will share their memories of Grace and how, through her, we got to know Christa better. Grace, like Christa before her, was a graduate of Framingham State. January 28 is also the anniversary of the Challenger accident, in which Christa lost her life.

Those who wish to share a message to remember Grace, but are unable to attend the service, can use this Google Form to express their thoughts. We will read some of these messages at the service and share all of them with Grace’s family.
Remembrance Service for Grace Corrigan

4:30 p.m. Welcome
Irene Porro and Javier Cevallos

Remembering Grace
Remarks by:
Mary Liscombe
Colleen Previtt
Scott Greenberg
Lisa Bristol
Raymond Griffin

Musical Interlude - Bruce Mattson
At this time, all are invited to share their personal memories of Grace

5:30-6:00pm Conversations and Refreshments

Crystal Fleming: How to Be Less Stupid About Race

February 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Dwight Performing Arts Center

Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming offers a fresh, accessible, and irreverent critique of the national conversation about race in the U.S. With passion and humor, she highlights half-truths and misconceptions of how race is represented across pop culture, media, politics, and in the classroom.

Dr. Fleming is Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies and Associate Faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at SUNY Stony Brook. She is an author, cultural critic and educator committed to empowering people with the conceptual tools needed to understand, confront and challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression.

Field Trip Announcement: BIOL 336

BIOL 336 Ornithology will be going on an all-day field trip to Plum Island on Wednesday, March 27, from 7 a.m. to 5p.m. Students will be instructed on the first day of classes to discuss any scheduling conflicts with their instructors. Please direct any questions to Brandi Van Roo, x4799.

Thank you,

Brandi Van Roo, PhD
Professor, Biology Department
Framingham State University

Save the Dates: Accepted Student Receptions

This year's Accepted Student Reception events are scheduled for Saturday, April 6th and Saturday, April 13th.

Happening at the Mazmanian Gallery

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Juror: Bridget Lynch
January 22 - February 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Untitled Exhibition (curated by Beth Kranowitz)
February 19 - March 22, 2018

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Midday Performances: The Arneis String Quartet

The Arneis String Quartet
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

The Arneis Quartet performs an eclectic range of programs from the standard to contemporary, including commissions of new works and interdisciplinary collaborations in New England and throughout the world. Their program will include Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major.

From “Fashioning Apollo” to Designing Space Suits for Mars. An Engineering and Socio-cultural Conversation

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

Join us for this Moon Landing in Context event featuring:

Dr. Cathleen Lewis, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Dr. Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Lewis and Dr. Newman will explore the evolution and development of space suits from both engineering and historical and cultural points of view. Panelists will also discuss how challenges of future space missions are changing the design of the suits.

Facilitated by: Professor Pamela Sebor-Cable

FSU Cooks is Back

The Foods Behind the Science: Diet and Heart Health
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Forum, McCarthy Center

FSU Cooks is back in the kitchen to help you learn about, cook, and eat healthy foods. Join Jane Polley RD, for a fun discussion which will help you unpack the science of heart health (hint: it’s about food). Then register for an FSU Cooks Culinary Nutrition Workshop, to learn how to prepare some heart healthy foods.

To register for the lecture, please visit:

To learn more about our Culinary Nutrition Workshops, please visit:

Upcoming Events Sponsored by Career Services

Enterprise Holding, Inc., Career Day—On-Campus Interviews, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m., Foster 102
Full- time career and summer internship positions available. Job descriptions are on Ramtrack. Pre-registration required. Call the CSER office at 508-626-4625 to schedule your 30 minute interview.

Curiosity Unleashed STEM Career Event, Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., MC Forum
STEM Panel — Employers will speak about the work they do and the types of employment opportunities in their particular STEM fields.
Speed Networking — Students will meet diverse employers to discuss their STEM career interests.
Resume Critique — Employers will do a quick resume critique of
students’ resumes to help them understand how to best highlight their skills and experience in the highly competitive STEM job market.

The Math Works Career Day , Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Information Session, MC Alumni Room
2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. (Q+A), MC Alumni Room
Hear about the many opportunities at Math Works. All majors
welcome! Please call the career services and employer relations
office to find out more information! Preregistration required.
Call the CSER office at 508-626-4625.

Spring Job and Internship Fair, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m., MC Forum
Come to this great networking event! Full-time and Internship
positions available. Over 55 employers from the business, human services,
non-profit, and STEM field’s will be featured. Bring your resume.
Dress professionally.

MERC Education Fair, Thursday, April 18, 2019 , 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., at B.U.
Come to the largest education fair in New England - Over 100 school systems and agencies attend! Save the date for this annual recruiting event that brings together teaching candidates and school systems across the country for networking and job opportunities in public/private schools. Must register at:

Notable Accomplishments

-A paper co-authored by Dr. Lorretta Holloway, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development, was recently published in the Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. The article is titled “Cyberthreats in Popular Visual Culture.” It can be found here:

-Professor Eamon Cunningham’s article, “Teaching Invention: Leveraging the Power of Low-Stakes Writing,” will be published in the Winter/Spring 2019 edition of Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education (Western Michigan University).

Professor Cunningham teaches first-year writing at Framingham State University and is Chair of the English Department at Milford High School.