Campus Currents

February 19, 2019

The Impact of the Black Athlete on Society

Celebrating Black History Month

February 19th: BSU Screening of The Hate U Give in DPAC at 7 p.m. Rescheduled from last week.

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

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.

CELTSS Community Dialogue on Race

Tuesday, February 19, 4:30 to 6pm
Alumni Room, McCarthy Center

Please join us for a community conversation where three faculty members will connect their disciplinary perspectives on racism to the current events on campus. After a brief presentation, we will begin a conversation to reflect as a community on the ways in which racism affects our campus.

Crystal Fleming Discusses Ways to Combat Racism

By Lizzy Stocks, publications intern

Educator and author Crystal Fleming was introduced to a large crowd in DPAC on February 4 by sociology professor, Ira Silver, who said Fleming has a “simple, yet powerful aim” to help everyone become more thoughtful about the subject of race.

During Fleming’s talk titled “How to Be Less Stupid About Race,” Fleming, discussed her book as well as three action steps everyone can take to combat racism considering the racist incidents that have occurred at FSU and across the country.

She said the first step is to remedy racial ignorance or stupidity. Fleming defines racial stupidity as “nonsensical, illogical, ahistorical claims about race and racism.” She said racial stupidity is the minimization of racism, which includes the denial of racial oppression and the belief of racial superiority.

In order to remedy racial ignorance in the community, Fleming suggested shifting the curricula to anti-racist studies. She said, “Challenging racial ignorance in our society requires ongoing work and addressing our own blind spots.”

Fleming’s next action step is to organize for collection action. She said, “Racism is a collective problem - it’s systemic. That means if you are going to do anything about it, you have to take a collective approach.”

She said challenging racism cannot be done alone and must be achieved through identifying non-racist allies and working together when institutions need to address their policies and issues of inclusivity and racism.

Fleming described the last step as “maybe the hardest,” as it’s about embracing discomfort and getting comfortable with disrupting racism. She said, “Every time I facilitate a conversation [about race] I feel anxious. It’s not because I don’t know what I’m talking about - it’s because racism is traumatic.”

Fleming acknowledged the psychological, social, and political impacts of racism on communities of color and said, “Unless we embrace that discomfort, we are not going to get anywhere.”

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:

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

The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project

The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project: A Journey into the U.S. Death Penalty through Photos and Stories

February 27, McCarthy Center Forum, 1:30 p.m.

The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project is a multi-decade product of exploring capital punishment through the photographer’s lens. The project highlights Scott Langley’s efforts as an independent photojournalist and as a human rights activist - bringing together the unique combinationof art, journalism and education into one powerful project. The full presentation depicts an hour-by-hour walk-through of what happens on an execution night, taking the viewer from the prison deathwatch cell into the actual lethal injection chamber, while outlining the social implications and concerns around the use of executions.

Scott Langley is an independent, free-lance photojournalist based in Upstate New York and also
a death penalty abolition organizer with several organizations, including Amnesty International and Death Penalty Action. Scott currently travels within and outside the U.S. to speak about capital punishment, his work against executions, his work with death row families, and about his
photography documentary project.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology. For more information, please contact Dr. Zeynep Gonen at

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!

Noon—3:00 p.m.: United States Navy

Noon—3:00 p.m.: Massachusetts National Guard & Fortitude Systems
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 to 3 p.m.: Express Employment Pros

Noon—3:00 p.m.: Mini Miracles Early Education & Camp Cody
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Corcoran Management

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

9 a.m. to Noon: The Key Program
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MetroWest YMCA

How to Find an Internship, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m.—2:20 p.m.
MC Alumni Room
Strategies on how to find an internship Info session—All Majors Welcome!

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 Washington Center Info Table, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: MC Lobby
TWC Info Session, February 26, 2019, 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m., MC Alumni Room
Learn about internships for all majors in the Washington, D.C. area.

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.

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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