Campus Currents

February 12, 2019

MutualOne Charitable Foundation presents check for $6,555

MutualOne Grant Supports Suitable Solutions Program

Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, recently announced that the Foundation has awarded $6,555 to support the Suitable Solutions Program at Framingham State University.

The Suitable Solutions Program prepares students for the world of professional work, while also educating them about the networking and “soft” skills that are imperative for emerging professionals.

“It is important that graduates are exposed to the real-world work environment,” said Lamprey. “The Suitable Solutions Program is designed to develop skills that students will use in their future careers, and we are pleased to support that effort.”

The grant will support 25 Suitable Solutions’ students to develop professional skills, build their network and receive professional attire, according to Dawn Ross, Director of Career Services and Employer Relations.

Celebrating Black History Month

Consider taking part in the following events in honor of Black History Month:

February 12th: Black Student Union screening of The Hate U Give, 7 p.m. DPAC

February 20th: Basketball coach Bill Raynor "Beyond Sports - The Impact of the Black Athlete on Society." 1: 30 p.m., Heineman Ecumenical Center.

February 21st: Brother2Brother, Privileges and Bias, 8 p.m., Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE).

February 25th: Screening of Moonlight, 1:30 p.m., Whittemore Library UM-14.

                      M.I.S.S. the Life & Death of Sandra Bland, Discussion. 7 p.m., CIE

February 27th: LUNA - Ram Table Talk, 7 p.m., CIE

The Stellar Nursery Presents Cosmic Color Funk

The Stellar Nursery Presents Cosmic Color Funk

Friday February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm & 6:00pm
FSU Planetarium
More info and pre-registration at:

The Stellar Nursery is a series of planetarium programs especially for children 5 years old and younger and their caregivers. These programs combine familiar storybooks with short, engaging planetarium explorations just for our youngest learners. This event is by pre-registration only. Pre-registration will begin one week before the event and is expected to fill up very quickly.

Baker Administration Announces Homelessness Initiatives

By Lizzy Stocks, publications intern

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced initiatives to end youth homelessness in the state of Massachusetts during a press conference at Framingham State University on Jan. 31.

The Baker-Polito Administration was joined by Marylou Sudders, health and human services secretary, Linn Toro, executive director of the interagency council on housing and homelessness (ICHH), Carlos Santiago, commissioner of higher education, and F. Javier Cevallos, Framingham State president.

The administration’s initiatives include a new college housing pilot to support homeless students, as well as $3 million in grants to 10 local providers to supply homeless youth with connections to education, employment, and housing services.

The college housing pilot, known as The Massachusetts Student Housing Security Pilot, will provide up to five dorm rooms for homeless students attending a state university or community college, and who are under the age of 25 and in good academic standing.

The pilot launched at the following four universities earlier this month in partnership with local community colleges: Framingham State University and MassBay Community College; Bridgewater State University and Massasoit Community College; Worcester State University and Quinsigamond Community College; as well as UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College.

Gov. Charlie Baker said, “We look forward to working with our community colleges and state universities to implement this program to give students a stable place to live so they can thrive academically and have access to the necessary supports in their own communities that will help them continue their path to self-sufficiency.”

Lt. Gov. Polito said, “Preventing and ending youth homelessness is a top priority for offices throughout our administration.” She said the budget proposal for Fiscal Year ’20 “continues the highest commitment ever to address youth homelessness.”

Among the 10 local providers receiving grants are Community Action Pioneer Valley, City of Springfield, L.U.K. Crisis Center, Catholic Social Services of Fall River, County of Barnstable, Father Bill’s and MainSpring, Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development, Community Teamwork, South Middlesex Opportunity Council, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

Marylou Sudders said, “The $3 million in funding to 10 community partners throughout the state will help youth and young adults with the supports they need to prevent or end homelessness. … Homeless youth and young adults should have the same opportunities provided to them as others to help them succeed.”

FSU Cooks is Back

The Foods Behind the Science: Diet and Heart Health

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Forum, McCarthy Center

FSU Cooks is back in the kitchen to help you learn about, cook, and eat healthy foods. Join Jane Polley RD, for a fun discussion which will help you unpack the science of heart health (hint: it’s about food). Then register for an FSU Cooks Culinary Nutrition Workshop, to learn how to prepare some heart healthy foods.

To register for the lecture, please visit:

To learn more about our Culinary Nutrition Workshops, please visit:

Midday Performances: The Arneis String Quartet

The Arneis String Quartet

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

The Arneis Quartet performs an eclectic range of programs from the standard to contemporary, including commissions of new works and interdisciplinary collaborations in New England and throughout the world. Their program will include Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major.

Happening at the Mazmanian Gallery

Untitled Exhibition (curated by Beth Kranowitz)

February 19 - March 22, 2018

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

From “Fashioning Apollo” to Designing Space Suits for Mars. An Engineering and Socio-cultural Conversation

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

Join us for this Moon Landing in Context event featuring:

Dr. Cathleen Lewis, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Dr. Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Lewis and Dr. Newman will explore the evolution and development of space suits from both engineering and historical and cultural points of view. Panelists will also discuss how challenges of future space missions are changing the design of the suits.

Facilitated by: Professor Pamela Sebor-Cable

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: Towerwall
Noon—3:00 p.m.: Express Employment Professionals

Noon—3:00 p.m.: United States Navy

Noon—3:00 p.m.: Massachusetts National Guard
3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.: Access Framingham & Castle Edge Insurance

9:00 a.m.—Noon: College, Nannies, Sitters & Tutors, The United States Army

Noon—3:00 p.m.: Mini Miracles Early Education & Camp Cody

9:00 a.m.—12 Noon: Work Opportunities Unlimited
Noon—3:00 p.m.: Ashland Public Schools

9:00 – 3: 00 p.m.: Framingham Public Schools Career Day

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MetroWest YMCA

Curiosity Unleashed STEM Career Event, Thursday, February 21, 2019, 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 , Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Information Session, MC Alumni Room
2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. (Q+A), MC Alumni Room
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! Preregistration required.
Call the CSER office at 508-626-4625.

Spring Job and Internship Fair, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 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.

Framingham Public Schools Career Day and On-Campus Interviews, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., MC Lobby & Foster 102 (Interviews)
Hiring for Before and After School Team. Jobs and internships available this summer and fall. On the spot interviews. Bring resumes and dress professionally.

YMCA Career Day and On Campus Interviews, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., MC Lobby and Foster 102 (Interviews)
Paid internships and professional positions. On the spot and scheduled interviews. Pre-Registration is through the CSER Office. Call 508-626-4625 for more information and to register. Bring resumes and dress professionally.

MERC Education Fair, Thursday, April 18, 2019 , 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 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. Must register at:

On-Campus Interviews Week, May 6—May 10, 2019—Employers TBA
*Coca-Cola Summer Internship Program, Monday, May 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Foster 102
Pre-Registration is required for all interviews through the CSER Office. Call 508-626-4625 for more information.

Notable Accomplishments

-Dr. Thomas Koshy, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, has his 12th book published last month. It is titled Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications, Volume II, published by Wiley. Like its predecessor, this 725-page volume is a unique contribution to amateur gibonacci enthusiasts and the mathematical community. In addition, he has an article published in INTEGERS: The Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory, Article A15, Vol 19 (2019), pp. 1-14.
It is titled Gibonacci Extensions of a Lucas Delight.

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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