Campus Currents

November 30th, 2015

FSU Moot Court Team

Regional Moot Court Tournament

On November 20 and 21, eight highly dedicated and enthusiastic students from Framingham State University participated in the Regional Moot Court Tournament, which had 54 teams and was held at Fitchburg State University. 

The teams were from colleges and universities such as Holy Cross, Bentley, Bridgewater State, St. Thomas University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Albany, Merrimack College, University of Connecticut, and Suffolk University.  The students who participated from Framingham were Giuliano Espino, Michael Ferris, Austin Howie, Mary Nee, Shelby Phillips, Susan Siraco, Sean Vazquez, and Malika Walker.  Their Adviser was Dr. Christopher McCarthy-Latimer who is the Chair of the Political Science Department.  All Framingham teams did very well during the three preliminary rounds and were able to present their arguments concerning higher education and immigration while answering questions from the judges.   Giuliano Espino and Mary Nee made it to the first set of elimination rounds on Saturday morning and were defeated in a split-decision.  The team with the higher seed won based on the ACMA rules.  Framingham State University is very proud of our students who participated in the moot court event and look forward to competing again.

Willie J. Laws in DPAC!

FSU favorite Willie J. Laws is coming to the University for a special Midday Performance in DPAC on Monday, Dec. 7th at 1:30 p.m. A gifted singer and guitarist - the last prophet of the funky Texas Blues - Laws will be in the house with his quartet featuring our own Bruce Mattson on organ. Blues with all the safety settings disabled! It’s slow cooked mesquite barbecue good.

Speaking of slow cooked mesquite barbecue, Sodexo is planning a special menu at the Rams Den Grille to coincide with the show!  It will feature mouthwatering barbecue sandwiches, including a smoked beef brisket and gouda burger, a Carolina BBQ pulled pork burger, a Cajun shredded chicken sandwich and the three little pigs sandwich piled with pulled pork, bacon and ham. All burgers are only $8.99 and come with waffle fries, sweet potato fries, cole slaw and potato salad.

Grab yourself some delicious food for lunch and then help us fill DPAC for a great free blues performance!

FSU Winter Chorus Concert

The Framingham State University Winter Chorus Concert under the direction of Dr. Paul Cienniwa is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15th, at 7 p.m. in the Heineman Ecumenical Center.

The title of the performance, which is free and open to the public, is “A Baroque Christmas,” and will include performances of 17th-Century Christmas carols.

Featured student soloists include Inessa Burnell ’19, Samuel McGuire ’17, Cynthia Nelson ’17, and Jesse Sannicandro ’16. Alexandra Lutkevich is the collaborative pianist.

Event to Benefit Nursing Honor Society

The Rho Phi Chapter of Framingham State invites you to attend "The Care of the Veteran" presented by Jacque Francona, an RN with the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3rd, in the McCarthy Center Alumni Room. The registration fee and special Guatemalan jewelry and craft sale will benefit the Rho Phi Chapter scholarship and charitable activities.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. and is free to students (donation of new white socks for veterans is encouraged) and $10 to all others. The speaking portion begins at 6:30 p.m.

Save the Date - 9th Annual Family Fun Day

The 9th annual Family Fun Day at Framingham State is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21st, 2016, from noon to 3 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum. The theme of the event is Wild Safari and will feature crafts, snacks, live animal shows and much more!

The event is sponsored by the Student Involvement and Leadership Development Office. Questions? E-mail

Faculty Fundraising

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Notable Accomplishments

-Dr. Thomas Koshy, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, has an article published in The Fibonacci Quarterly. It is titled "Gibonomial Coefficients with Interesting Byproducts." It appears in Vol. 53 (2015), pp. 340-348.

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