Campus Currents

November 25, 2019

The Men's Soccer Team

Fall Athletics Roundup

It was a great fall athletic season for the Rams, highlighted by a pair of conference champions. Congratulations to all of our coaches and student athletes. 

-The men's soccer team beat Salem State University 1-0 to win its first conference championship since 2011. The team finished a near-perfect 8-0-1 in conference play. They went on to play in the Division III NCAA Tournament, where they fell to nationally-ranked Messiah.

-The football team clinched the MASCAC Championship with a 40-20 victory over Bridgewater State University, continuing a decade-long run of dominance. The team went undefeated in conference play and went on to lose against Wesley College in Delaware on Saturday in the NCAA tournament.

-The women's volleyball team enjoyed another successful season, finishing 18-12 before falling the in the MASCAC Tournament finals to #1 ranked Westfield State University.

-The women's soccer team was highlighted by a close 3-2 win over rivals Fitchburg State on Homecoming & Family Weekend.

-The field hockey team was 5-13 this year, but finished strong with wins in two of their last three over conference opponents Westfield State and U-Mass Dartmouth.

-The men's cross country team closed out the season with a 28th place finish at the 2019 NCAA Division III New England Cross Country Regional at the Pickard Field Cross Country Course.

-The women's cross country team closed the season with a 41st place finish at the 2019 NCAA Division III New England Cross Country Regional at the Pickard Field Cross Country Course.

Sustainable Space, Sustainable Earth - From Ideas to Action, Symposium

Sustainable Space, Sustainable Earth: From Ideas to Action
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM
Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum

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Whether you are concerned about Earth sustainability or you are galvanized by the prospective technological and economic advancements from space exploration, you should care about space sustainability. Consider how we can maximize the effectiveness of using space for addressing global challenges!

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Danielle Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and the Space Enabled Research Group


Dr. Matthew Hersch, History of Science, Harvard University
Dr. David Burbach, Space Policy, U.S. Naval War College
Dr. David Kendall, Space Policy, 2016-2017 Chair of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Dr. Alissa Haddaji, Space Law and Policy, Harvard University
Dr. Andrea Vicini, Bioethics, Boston College
Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Education, Global Oneness Project
Dr. Vandana Singh, Physics and Science Fiction, Framingham State University

Dr. Susan M. Schneider on the Behavioral Roots of a Projected Route Forward in the Climate Crisis

December 4, 2019 at 7 p.m., Forum, McCarthy Center

The technology to solve the climate crisis has been available for years. Can the behavioral sciences help motivate the required societal and lifestyle changes? This talk by Professor Susan M. Schneider focuses on the role of behavior principles like the science behind positive reinforcement.

Holiday Skies at the FSU Planetarium

Friday, December 13, 2019
Showtimes: 5:30 PM , 6:30 PM
Framingham State University Planetarium
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Come celebrate the season of feasts, family, and goodwill with the Framingham State University Planetarium family! In this live, astronomical "variety show," you'll learn why the December solstice has inspired so many wonderful cultural traditions, with origins in all corners of the globe and throughout most of human history.

The longest night of the year means plenty of time for stargazing, and we may even get a chance to travel to Earth's North Pole (pending a quick check of the naughty and nice list)!

8th Annual Campus Professional Development Days

Eighth Annual Campus Professional Development Days

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Kick-Off Bake-Off 2 - 4 p.m., Dining Annex

Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10, 2020

Participation open to all employees.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 508-626-4530 or via e-mail at

Happening at Danforth Art


Highlights from the Permanent Collection
July 2019 - May 2020

The Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Collection
Permanently on view


Prints From Campus: Selections from Faculty Teaching in New England
October 26 - December 15, 2019

In conjunction with the North American Print Biennial and the 11th Boston Printmakers Student Print Exhibition, the Danforth Art Museum is excited to host an exhibition of work by printmaking faculty across New England. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking.

The Student Print Exhibition
November 17 - December 13

At The Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University. For more information on the Boston Printmakers and events surrounding this exhibition, please visit

August 31-December 29, 2019

To be dressed is to cover, adorn, or envelop the body in the guise we present to the outside world. To be dressed can be an exercise in simplicity, or an elaborate over-the-top performance. This exhibition presents the work of six contemporary artists working in a range of media whose works reference the intricacies of covering the body, the meaning held in garments, and the gendering of handwork. Broadly addressing materials, imagery, iconography, and memory, each artist experiments with the fluidity of form while acknowledging gendered constrictions placed on the body. Exhibiting artists include Catherine Bertulli, Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau, Mia Cross, Nancy Grace Horton, and Marky Kauffmann.


Family Circle
January 18 - May 10, 2020

Liz Albert: Family Fictions
January 11-April 5, 2020

Learn more at

Save the Dates: Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest

Save the Dates for two important events regarding the new Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest:

Informational Open House
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
1:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Opening Celebration Event
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
7 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

The Center's mission is to provide information for families and educators about the continuum of educational supports available to students with disabilities, students who are gifted, and students with unmet needs. The center will offer support, workshops and other programming for families, educators, student support professionals, administrators, and advocates in the MetroWest area. The center also will engage in scholarly research, educator preparation, and professional development.

Spanish Language Table

An informal meeting during dinnertime to practice Spanish, meet special guests, and try different flavors. Presented by the Department of World Languages and Dining Services.

December 5
McCarthy Center, Dining Commons
5:30-6:30 p .m.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by Career Services

Wednesday Employer Showcase Series, McCarthy Campus Center Lobby, 9:00AM – 5:45PM:
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!

Dec 4
9am-noon: Vector Marketing
12pm-3pm: The Learning Center For The Deaf & Primrose School of Natick

Dec 11
9am- noon: The U.S. Census Bureau
12pm-3pm: Mass. Department of Corrections & The U.S. Census Bureau

Networking & Suitable Solutions Mocktail Mixer Graduation Event, Thursday, December 5, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m., MC Forum
Network with employer partners, learn about proper networking techniques and etiquette while enjoying food and “mock” tails! Pre-registration is required via HANDSHAKE. Contact the CSER office at 508-626-4625 for more information.

SAVE THE DATES for Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Suitable Solutions Program Kickoff, Thursday, January 30, 2020, 1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m., Foster Hall 102
All majors invited to attend to learn about this professionalism initiative, meet key employer partners and register for the program.

How to Find an Internship Workshop, Wednesday 2/12, 3/11, 4/8 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., MC Alumni Room
This is an interactive workshop where students gain insight into the process of internship search strategies including: self-inventory, preparation process, resume reviews, professional attire, mock interviewing, professional references, the search process, HANDSHAKE,CSER events, networking, and how to apply.

STEM Career Event, Thursday, February 20, 2020, 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.

MathWorks Career Day, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Career Day Presentation, MC Alumni Room
2:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Discussion & Questions, MC Alumni Room
Hear about the many opportunities at MathWorks. All majors are welcome! Please call the CSER office to find out more information at 508-626-4625.

CHOICE Internship Info Table, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30 12 p.m.—2:00 p.m., MC Lobby

Spring Job and Internship Fair, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 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. Log onto your HANDSHAKE account to view full list of organizations.

MERC Education Fair, Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., at Boston University
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: Limited transportation will be provided. Must pre-register for the van by calling the CSER Office at 508-626-4625.

Notable Accomplishments

-Dr. Joseph Adelman, History, recently learned that he has been elected as a member of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Massachusetts. AAS members—who currently number over one thousand individuals—are elected by their colleagues in recognition of their eminent works of scholarship, artistic endeavors, or public engagement in pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. Additionally, people are also elected for their broad support of cultural institutions, manifest interest in bibliographical and collecting matters, or distinction as community or national leaders in humanistic affairs.

The membership includes scholars, educators, publishers, collectors, cultural administrators, civic leaders, journalists, writers, and filmmakers, as well as lay persons with an interest in the field of American history. Fourteen presidents of the United States have been members, and AAS members have been awarded over 60 Pulitzer Prizes and over 50 Bancroft Prizes for their work. Members have been elected from every region of our nation and from 34 foreign countries.

-Three students from the History Department presented this past weekend at the regional conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, held at Salem State University. Each student conducted original research for a seminar paper, from which they presented their findings. Corrin Deleon delivered a paper entitled, “The Sexual Revolution, The First Amendment, Pornography, and Women’s Liberation, 1962-1980.” Samantha DiMatteo offered her work, “Moral Mistresses: Plantation Mistresses’ and Slaves’ in the Antebellum South.” Finally, Craig Reynolds, a recent alumnus, presented on his senior seminar paper, “Secular Deification: George Washington, Simon Bolivar, and the Use of Historical Memory.”


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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