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December 16, 2019

Volunteers Load Up Gifts Donated by the FSU Community

SILD Giving Tree

The 6th Annual Giving Tree program to raise gifts for the United Way of Tri-County to distribute to families in need has wrapped up for the year. The gifts were loaded onto the trucks on Thursday, Dec. 12th.

This year FSU sponsored 80 children through the Giving Tree. Each child receives at least 3 gifts, so there are over 240 gifts going to support Hope for the Holidays through the United Way of Tri-County. Last year, Hope for the Holidays provided 2,223 children with gifts for the holiday season. Here is a link to the their page:

As always, thanks to everyone who donated to this year's effort, which is coordinated by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD).

Stuck in the Clouds - Student Documentary Premiere

"STUCK IN THE CLOUDS" a new student documentary that examines the vaping controversy in Massachusetts.

Premiere screening at the FSU McCarthy Center Forum
Wednesday, December 18th from 7-9PM

This Event Is Sponsored By The Communication Arts Department And Is Free And Open To The Public. Seating Is Limited. Please Arrive Early.

Save the Date: Accepted Student Receptions

This year's Rams Rising Accepted Student Receptions are scheduled for:

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 and Saturday, April 11th, 2020.

IAFSA Coffee and Conversation Series

The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) located at 42 Adams Road, is hosting a series of Coffee and Conversations. The series will continue on December 17th, at 9:30 a.m., with local author, and IAFSA Executive Director Emerita, Debbie Regan Cleveland ’73.

One of the most prolific and far-reaching Massachusetts lawmakers, St. Rep. Barbara Gray battled governors, talk show hosts including Howie Carr, and lobbyists as she championed controversial issues including Battered Women’s Syndrome, Gay Rights, River protection, the underprivileged, and the underdog. Debbie Regan Cleveland ’73, co-author of Barbara Gray’s memoir, A Woman’s Ways and Means: 24 Wild Years in the Massachusetts House, will discuss Barbara and her legacy.

The Coffee and Conversations monthly Tuesday morning series creates a forum for fellowship amongst FSC/FSU alumni and the larger community. Each session will showcase the accomplishments of one FSC/FSU alumni who will provide an overview of their work since graduating. Please RSVP to receive a Parking Pass

508-872-9770 or

Coffee/tea and refreshments will be provided.

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


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.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by Career Services

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. Thomas Koshy, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, has an article, titled "Some Extended Gibonacci Polynomial Sums with Dividends," published in The Fibonacci Quarterly, 57:4 (2019), pp. 303-312. In addition, he and Dr. Zhenguang Gao, Professor of Computer Science, have co-authored an article, titled "Periodicity of Ones Digits in Jacobsthal Numbers with Triangular and Jacobsthal Subscripts," published in The Fibonacci Quarterly, 57:4 (2019), pp. 322-330.


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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