Campus Currents

October 22, 2018

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III to Speak at FSU Tuesday

Congressman Joe Kennedy will engage in a conversation on climate change with the FSU community on October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dwight Performing Arts Center. All willing to attend are required to register on EventBrite.

"We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

We invited Congressman Joe Kennedy to reflect on President John F. Kennedy’s exhortation in relation to the big challenges of today. We will focus the conversation on climate change, one of today’s most pressing challenges that is both locally and globally, socially and economically disruptive.

“In Conversation with Congressman Joseph Kennedy III” is an event open to the public. If you plan to attend, make sure to register on EventBrite!

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The Alan Feldman Week of Poetry

Celebrate poets and poetry at Framingham State University during the Alan Feldman Week of Poetry!

October 22-26, 2018

• A poetry reading by Alan Feldman on October 23 at 7 p.m. in the North Hall Commons Room

• A poetry reading by English Department faculty on October 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Heineman Ecumenical Center

• A student Poetry Slam on October 26 at 7 p.m. in Sandella’s

CELTSS: Distinguished Faculty Awards

The Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS) honors Framingham State University's Distinguished Faculty with an event held annually during the fall semester. The four faculty members honored are the recipients of the university's Distinguished Faculty Awards for excellence in scholarship/creative activity, excellence in teaching, excellence in advising/mentoring, and excellence in professional service. Each award winner gives a presentation on his or her career trajectory and achievements.

The Distinguished Faculty event will be held on Thursday, October 25, at 5 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum.

The 2018 receipients are:

Dr. Amanda Simons, Biology, Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz, Sociology, Excellence in Scholarship or Creative Work
Dr. Kelly Matthews, English, Excellence in Advising/Mentoring
Dr. Elaine Beilin, English, Excellence in Service

SGA-Sponsored Speaker: Dr. Jackson Katz

October 25th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center

Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is a pioneer in the fields of gender violence prevention education and media literacy. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), which enlists men in the struggle to prevent men’s violence against women. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, MVP has become a widely used sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics across North America. Katz and his MVP colleagues have also worked extensively with schools, youth sports associations and community organizations, as well as with all major branches of the U.S. military.

Katz is the creator of popular educational videos including Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity. He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help and Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood. He has also appeared in several documentaries, including Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and MissRepresentation.

(Information provided by TED.ORG)

This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association.

LGBT History Month

Wednesday, October 24

"Gen Silent" Documentary Screening
4:30pm, McCarthy Center Alumni Room

Tuesday, October 30th

"Free Ourselves -Come Out Everywhere: The Radical Visions of the Gay Liberation Movement" by Michael Bronski
4:30pm, Ecumenical Center

1969: revolution was stirring around the world. In the United States, spurred on by the Anti-war, Women’s, and Black Power Movements, the Gay Liberation Movement was born. Half a century later, the LGBTQ Movement is very different. Come hear activist, author, and Harvard Professor Michael Bronski discuss the forgotten history of Gay Liberation and what it means for us today.

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

Questions? Contact Kim Dexter at

The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture, and the Battle to Save It

October 29, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over - it's been steadily increasing. Based on the book by Robert Bevan, the film The Destruction of Memory tells the story of how heroic individuals have fought back, risking and losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but our cultural identity – to save the record of who we are.

Midday Performances: Joseph Van Hassel

October 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

North Carolina percussionist Joseph Van Hassel performs a concert of cutting edge works for solo vibraphone and electronics, including the world premiere of Fractured Utopia by Boston composer Dan VanHassel. This program will also include world premieres of newly commissioned works by Ohio composer Mara Helmuth, and New York-based Drew Krause.

Lifelong Learning Series: President Emerita Helen Heineman – Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage

Dr. Helen Heineman,President Emerita, FSU
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Framingham Public Library, McAuliffe Branch Library

Lasting 48 years, the marriage of this famous novelist and his remarkable wife is documented in their diaries and notebooks. While their union is a story of a great love affair, it was rocked by extremes of happiness and pain and ended tragically in Tolstoy’s death, separated from his wife, in the train station at Yasnaya Polyana.

Swiacki Children's Literature Festival

November 1, 2018 at 3 p.m.
McCarthy Center

Celebrate children’s literature at our annual festival recognizing the best in children’s and young adult literature. This year we welcome Matt de la Peña and Wendell Minor. Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels and four picture books. Celebrated artist, Wendell Minor, is nationally known for the artwork he has created as the cover artist and designer for more than two thousand books.

Get Resource Full Wellness Fair

Come to the Get Resource Full Wellness Fair on October 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum. Learn about helpful local off-campus and on-campus resources, play with therapy dogs, get a free massage. Lots of great info and giveaways. Sponsored by Counseling, Health and Wellness and the FSU SEALS Peer Health Leaders. Questions? Contact

Study Abroad Showcase

The Study Abroad Showcase
Monday November 5th, Alumni Room (3rd floor MC)

Explore poster presentations made by study abroad participants! Vote on your favorite student photo during our Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest!

Questions? Email

Upcoming Events Sponsored by Career Services

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, Non-Profit and Government 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.

What can You Do with a History Major?
Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., MC 419

Attend this career panel to learn more from FSU Alumni from such fields as: law, politics, teaching, non-profits, publishing and more! Refreshments will be served!

On Campus Interviews TBA, 11/26-11/30, Foster Hall 102

Diverse employers come to campus to interview and recruit for job openings. Call the CSER Office 508-626-4625.

11/30/18—CJ Affiliates 2PM—4PM

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).


9 AM - Noon: AFLAC & Calzadonia Group
Noon—3:00 PM: First Help Financial, LLC
3:00—6:00 PM: Scribe America


9:00 AM—Noon: Bridges by Epoch
Noon– 3:00 PM: Cost Plus World Market & Fisher Agencies


Noon to 3 PM: Ambit Energy


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


Noon to 3 PM: Town of Littleton Parks and Recreation Department

Upcoming events

Regenerative Agricultural Business Practices to Domestic Plants for Responsible Products with Mario Garcia Quesada

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Organized by: Dept of Biology, McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

Spanish: Regenerative Agricultural Business Practices to Domestic Plants for Responsible Products, Mario Garcia Quesada

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Organized by: Dept of Biology, McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

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