Campus Currents

October 30, 2017

Andrea and Brian Pinkney

Swiacki Children's Literature Festival

Join us for the annual Swiacki Children's Literature Festival featuring award-winning author and artist couple Andrea and Brian Pinkney!

Thursday, Nov. 2
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
McCarthy Center
Click here to register

Buffet Dinner featuring Mary Lee Donovan from Candlewick Press at 5:45 p.m.
Feature Presentation with Andrea and Brian Pinkney at 7 p.m.

The Swiacki Children's Literature Festival at Framingham State University is an annual celebration of children's books featuring renowned authors and illustrators in the field. The event includes book signings, a lecture from Pat Keogh on the latest trends and developments in the field, a dinner, and the feature presentation.

To learn more about this year's featured guests, visit:

CELTSS: Distinguished Faculty

McCarthy Center Forum
Wednesday, Nov 1
5 p.m.

CELTSS honors Framingham State University's Distinguished Faculty with an event held annually during the fall semester. Each award winner gives a presentation on his or her career trajectory and achievements.

Excellence in Teaching: May Hara, Education

Excellence in Scholarship or Creative Work: Ruth Remington, Nursing

Excellence in Advising/Mentoring: Barbara Milot, Art

Excellence in Professional Service: Brian Bishop, Art

SHOWING (work x family): Exhibit Grand Opening

Join us for the national debut of Showing (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen sound and image installation created by Berkeley California's Working Assumptions arts foundation. The exhibition combines landmark commissioned photographs of pregnant women in the workplace, curated by contemporary photographers who reveal the interplay between work and family, and inspiring imagery by high school students who undertook wrkxfmly, the project's original photography assignment brought to over 50 schools nationwide.

Picture Imperfect: Photography of the work x family equation
Tuesday, Nov. 7
4:30 p.m. View the exhibit in the Mazmanian Gallery
5 p.m. Hear the talk with Jane Gottesman in the Forum

Attend the exhibition opening and talk by Jane Gottesman. Showing (work x family) is the vision of Gottesman, whose previous work includes Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? She believes that through photography we can begin to understand the profound puzzles of work and family life. The exhibit starts with looking, but is more: it is a point of engagement for dialogue and action about work and family issues.

This event is part of FSU's #ThisisHumanities project, and ties into a Family Diversity and Change teach-in that will be occurring across campus in November. We hope you can join us!


"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.

FSU Women’s Affinity Group

November 1, 2017
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
O’Connor Hall CIE room 120A

Please join us for our Fall semester event:

Empowerment, Communication & Women

The Women’s Affinity Group* will be showing a TED talk, “Power Poses”, given by social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy.

Amy Cuddy studies nonverbal communication – for example, the way you stand, how you move your hands, or the way you furrow your eyebrows. Things we do that send signals to other people about what we're like in that very moment. But she also studies how those same signals affect the way we think about ourselves.  Discussion questions to follow the video. 

Bring your lunch, and we will provide dessert, coffee and tea.  The hour promises to be entertaining and enlightening!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the group members: Peg Charbonnier, Meghan Maxfield, Deborah Hogan, Jennifer Hyde, Nina Ricci.

*An affinity group is a group of faculty and staff linked by a common purpose, ideology, or interest.  Affinity Groups play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed.  They can provide a collective voice for faculty and staff with common interests, and are affiliated with and receive funding support from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE).

Upcoming Career Services Events

Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Program Professional Attire Fittings at Marshalls
Wednesday, November 15 & Thursday, November 16, 3 :00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Marshalls, Framingham 
Students enrolled in the program will receive free professional interview attire through our partnership with The TJX Companies, Enterprise and MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

On-Campus Interviews Week
November 27—December 1, 2017— More Employers TBA
11/27/17: Wayside Youth &Family Support Network
11/28/17: Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
11/29/17: Mini Miracles
11/30/17: Santander Bank

Mocktail Mixer Networking Event & Graduation
Thursday, December 7, 2017,  5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., MC Forum

Network with employer partners while learning about proper networking techniques and etiquette while enjoying appetizers and “mock” tails during the final event of the Suitable Solutions Professionalism Program. Pre-registration is required via Ramtrack.

Wednesday Employer Showcase, Campus Center Lobby, 9AM to 6PM


Noon-3 p.m.: Mass Life Sciences Career Day


9:00 a.m.—Noon: Wegmans
Noon—3:00 p.m.: The Learning Center for the Deaf & Shift Pros
3:00 p.m. —5:45 p.m.: HACU


9 a.m. – noon: US Army
Noon - 3 p.m. The Kraft Group/Gillette Stadium & Santander Bank
3 – 6 p.m. Alku


Noon – 3:00p.m.: RCS Learning/Mini Miracles

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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