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October 2, 2017

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Byron Hurt: Locker Room Talk

Hear Byron Hurt's discussion on "Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?" on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Center. Hurt focuses on how hyper-masculinity in popular culture normalizes male violence, how race, class, and gender oppression intersect, how homophobia and transphobia makes LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence, how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based violence, and how to use cis male privilege to ally with women and girls to create shifts in male culture. 

Common Reading Speaker: Cedric Jennings

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Dwight Hall Auditorium (DPAC), hear a lecture by Cedric Jennings. Jennings was the subject of the FSU 2017 Common Reading book, "A Hope in the Unseen" by author Ron Suskind. 

World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day promotes awareness and appreciation of the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. Framingham State will have two special events to celebrate, coordinated by the Education Club, Education Department, College of Education and the Center for Inclusive Excellence.

Dr. Javier Cevallos: From Framingham to the World
October 4 at 1:30 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews: State of Teacher Education in Public Schools
October 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Ecumenical Center

Coffee With A Cop

Join FSUPD officers for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7-11 a.m. on the McCarthy Center patio. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. There will be no agenda or speeches. This is an opportunity for community members to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers who serve the FSU community.

Chaar Yaar: Songs of Love and Resistance

In 2014, FSU hosted the Indian Sufi music group Chaar Yaar, a global sensation making their U.S. debut. Chaar Yaar is back on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7-9 p.m., bringing us the radical Sufi message of love and connection across differences. The event will be held in the Dwight Hall Auditorium (DPAC).

Sufi music is rooted deeply in the musical traditions of India, but able to extend to and embrace other musical cultures. The musicians of Chaar Yaar offer a transcendental experience that erases boundaries, including those between audience and performer.

This event is part of the 2017-18 Arts & Ideas Program, which is focused on the theme of “Duty and Disobedience.”

Upcoming Events Sponsored by CIE

Hispanic Heritage Month Event - Hispanic American Leadership Panel
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum

CIE Community Conversation: LGBT Historical Heroes
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the Center for Inclusive Excellence

CDI Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m., Center for Inclusive Excellence

National Coming Out Day - Pride Across Generations
An LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Banquet
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m. 
For ticket information contact, or 508-215-5859

CIE Community Conversation: LGBT Rights Movement Before Stonewall
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Center for Inclusive Excellence

Career Summit Featuring Massport
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

Career Services Events

Wednesday Employer Showcase Series, McCarthy Campus Center Lobby, 9 a.m. -5:45 p.m.
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. Stop by their table in order to learn about new internships and job opportunities!

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.: Fidelity Career Day: one-on-one interviews. Pre-registration required. Call 508-626-4625.

Save the Date: Fidelity Career Day
Wednesday, October 4
*Individual Interviews, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. O’Connell
(Pre-registration required—call CSER at 508-626-4625.)
*Information Table, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. MC Lobby
*Info Session for all majors, 4:30 -6:00 p.m. Whittemore Library

Careers, Technology and You
Friday, October 13, 9:30 a.m., DPAC
Hear from MetroWest employers about technology opportunities.

Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Initiative
Networking & Mock Interviews
Friday, October 20, 2:30-4:30 p.m., MC Forum
Suitable Solutions Program participants practice and receive feedback from professionals.

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

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

TJX Corporation Career Day Visit, Tour & Luncheon
Friday, October 27, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., TJX World
Suitable Solutions Program participants and others get a rare behind the scenes look at a major corporation including career opportunities and lunch.
Transportation will be provided.

Family Perspectives on Special Education: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Online (webinar) through Framingham State University
Register here:
Join an online panel discussion with parents/guardians of students with disabilities in the Metrowest area, including a range of age/grade levels, disability types, and languages spoken. Panelists will each respond to questions asked by the moderators. During the second half of the webinar, attendees will also be able to ask the panelists questions using the live online chat feature.

The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. James Cressey, Associate Professor of Special Education at Framingham State University, and Sheryl Goldstein, Co-Chair of the Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council and Activist for Decoding Dyslexia of MA. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of families with special education and related services and ask your own questions in an online chat.

Registration is FREE but required for participation. After registration, you will receive a link to join the webinar via Blackboard Connect on October 3rd. You can participate on any computer with Internet access. The webinar will be closed captioned and archived for later viewing.

"Hail Caesar!" Film Screening

The English Department presents "Hail, Caesar!" featuring George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, and Tilda Swinton. The screening will be held in North Hall Commons on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and Professor Claudia Springer will lead a discussion about the Coen Brothers' zany view of Hollywood in the 1950s. Join the fun and come in costume.

Upcoming events

Vineyard Metrowest Service

Sunday, December 16, 2018

10:00 am - 11:30 am

McCarthy Campus Center Alumni Room, McCarthy Campus Center 1839 Room, Heineman Ecumenical Center

Organized by: Outside Group / Campus Events

Banner Hill Church Service

Sunday, December 16, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

McCarthy Campus Center Forum, McCarthy Campus Center Alumni Room, Heineman Ecumenical Center

Organized by: Outside Group / Campus Events

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