Campus Currents

February 12, 2018

Students and Faculty at the Great Wall of China in January

Learn about Study Abroad Opportunities at FSU!

Students interested in studying abroad during their time at Framingham State University should attend today's information session.

Monday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m.
1839 Room

Nearly 200 FSU stu­dents stud­ied abroad last year. Their pro­grams lasted from a week to a full aca­d­e­mic year. You’ll gain new friends, have expe­ri­ences you can’t have in Framingham, and gain new perspectives on your major and your career.

Later this month, you can hear from Framingham State University alumni who are working abroad. You will hear about opportunities to intern, work, teach and volunteer abroad after graduation.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
6:30 p.m.
McCarthy Center, Alumni Room

If you have any questions, contact Jen Hyde at

Students Offer Courses at Senior Center in Marlboro

Framingham State University food and nutrition graduate students have just wrapped up a 4-course series of nutrition classes at the Senior Center in Marlboro.  To satisfy course requirements for NUTR 973/993, Designing Nutrition Education Programs and Curricula/Independent Projects in Health and Wellness, four students designed three classes each during the Fall semester.  Topics included were weight management, diabetes, wellness/the MIND diet, and heart health.  The classes were implemented in January.  Each class ended with the seniors participating in the kitchen making healthy recipes.  The classes were funded by the Brigham Family Trust.

The four students and their related class topics are:

Lisa Lombardini--Diabetes

Mary Lonzo, RD—Heart Health

Nina Rocca, RD—Weight Management

Shahira Thompson-Nisbett—Health/the Mind Diet

Celebrating Black History Month!

Challenging Your Bias Workshop Series
February 12, 2018, & February 21, 2018
1:30 p.m.
Center for Inclusive Excellence

A three-part series that showcases how to understand your own biases and challenge these biases, then understand how even the most adept individuals commit microinequities and microaggressions without even knowing it. In the final part of this workshop, learn how to overcome these microinequities and transform them into microaffirmations, becoming an active ally by standing up for discrimination in a safe way when you see it occurring. Presenter Lisa Harrison will facilitate workshops. As a Latinx genderqueer person, Lisa has not only professional experience with delivering diversity training but also shares personal experiences of how diversity has impacted her life.

For questions about any of the events listed, please contact Chon’tel Washington at All are welcomed and encouraged to attend all events!

BSU Trip to Philadelphia
Friday, Feb. 16th to Sunday, Feb. 18th

Making the Most of FSU from involvement to internships. How to start reaching your goals.
Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 12:30 p.m. in McCarthy Center 419

Defend DACA
Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum

Diversity Book Group Shoot Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hegar
Wednesday, Feb. 28, at noon, Veterans Center, Crocker Annex

Volunteers Needed for Citizenship Workshop

Framingham State will be hosting a free Citizenship Workshop for the community on Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., as part of Project Citizenship (

The effort is aimed at assisting people 18 years or older who have been legal permanent residents in the United States for at least five years (three years if married to a U.S. citizen) apply for permanent citizenship. Applicants should be able to read, write and speak basic English.

If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, you should contact Dr. Patricia Sánchez-Connally at You may also call 617-694-5949.

FSU Planetarium: Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me

The following FSU Planetarium Show is intended for children ages 5 and under, and their caretakers.

FSU Planetarium: Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me
Friday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., FSU Planetarium, O'Connor Hall
Register Here

Pre-Schoolers, this one’s for you! First, we’ll host a read-aloud from the classic children’s book Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle. In this charming story of family togetherness, a father goes about the seemingly impossible task of getting the Moon for his daughter. Along the way, the two spend precious quality time together and learn a little bit about the world around them. After the reading, our young guests will get a chance to participate in a short planetarium program that’s just right for them. We’ll be exploring – what else? – the Moon!

February Bakealong at FSU

Join us to make King Arthur's February bakealong recipe: Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberries. Open to students, staff, faculty and their families.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Food and Nutrition Lab, Hemenway Hall Room 209

Event is limited to the first 15 people to signup. E-mail Sponsored by the Department of Food and Nutrition.

11th Annual Family Fun Day

Join the fun as we celebrate our 11th Annual Family Fun Day!

Sunday, Feb. 25th, Noon-3 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum
(Snow date is March 4th)

Bring the family and enjoy exciting games, arts and crafts, and a live animal show. Light refreshments will be provided.

E-mail with questions.

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!


9:00 a.m.- Noon: Sherwin Williams
Noon – 3:00 p.m.: U.S. Army & ACV ENVIRO


9:00 a.m.—noon: Sigma, Inc.
noon – 3:00 p.m.: People Ready & Nordstrom
3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.: Walden St. School


noon—3:00 p.m.: Mini Miracles & Weddington Way


9:00 a.m.— noon: Mutual of Omaha & The Key Program
noon-2:45 p.m.: First Help Financial & St. John’s Prep
3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.: St. John’s Prep


9:00 a.m.—noon:
noon—3:00 p.m.: Walker


Noon to 3 p.m.: Health Drive Corporation


3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.: The Bridge of Central Mass.

Curiosity Unleashed STEM Career Event

Wednesday, February 21,  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.

The Math Works Career Day

Thursday, February 22

Time:  1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m. (Info. Session)  MC Alumni Room

            2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. (General Discussion) MC 514

Hear about the many opportunities at Math Works. All majors welcome! Please call the career services and employer relations office to find out more information!

Call the CSER office at 508-626-4625.

Avidia Bank Site Tour & Polished Professional Networking Event

Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.,

Avidia Bank, 270 Cochituate Rd., Framingham

Hear about the many opportunities in the banking industry beyond “teller” jobs, like Financial Technology jobs, Electronic Services, Marketing, Human Resources and more. Open to all majors. Preregistration required. Registration and transportation available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the CSER Office at 205-626-4625.

Spring Job and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 28,  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 RamTrack  account to view full list of organizations.

SAVE THE DATE: MERC Education Fair

Thursday, April 19,  9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., at B.U.

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.

Register at:

Notable Accomplishments

-Professor Sam Witt’s new collection of poems, Little Doomsday Clock (Carolina Wren Press, 2017), is one of a number of recent books reviewed positively in Jennifer Rane Hancock’s essay, “The Body Apocalyptic: Recent Books from the Anthropocene,” in the Winter 2017 volume of Spoon River Poetry Review. Here is a link to the article:

-Dr. Elaine Beilin’s essay, "Transmitting Faith: Elizabeth Tudor, Anne Askew, and Jane Grey," has been published in A History of Early Modern Women's Writing, edited by Patricia Phillippy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

-Professor Patricia Horvath’s essay, "Diligence," from an essay collection in progress, was accepted by the literary journal F(r)iction and will be appearing in the fall issue. Her memoir, All the Difference, was recently reviewed in the literary journal Hippocampus:

Upcoming events

Classes Resume

Monday, March 25, 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Campus Wide - No Location

Organized by: University Registrar

New Inca Son

Monday, March 25, 2019

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

McCarthy Campus Center Forum

Organized by: Midday Series

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