Campus Currents

February 27, 2018

Dave Chisholm

A Jazz Musician Walks into a Comic Book Shop: Dave Chisholm's Instrumental

March 1, 2018, 7 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Composer, performer, and graphic novelist Dave Chisholm presents an evening of performing and discussing how the worlds of jazz music and graphic novels intersect in his latest graphic novel+album Instrumental. Through this unique event open to the public, Chisholm discusses his creative process as a vibrant interaction between the visual and musical with the art of storytelling at its core.

Rewarding Disobedience: A Talk by Ethan Zuckerman

February 27 2018, 4:30 p.m. - TODAY
McCarthy Center Forum

As Director of the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ethan Zuckerman helped create the Disobedience Award, a $250,000 cash prize awarded to a person or group who has made a positive difference through ethical disobedience. New ideas are often uncomfortable ideas, and the Disobedience Award rewards rebels, free thinkers, innovators, and disrupters for breaking established rules, speaking truth to power, and envisioning the unimaginable.

The very first Disobedience Awards, given by M.I.T. in these challenging times, went to:

The scientists who exposed the Flint Water Crisis; The founders of the Free University of Georgia (for undocumented students) and The water protectors at Standing Rock

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FSU Alumni Panel - Go Abroad

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

Come hear from a group of FSU alumni who have lived, studied and worked abroad! Learn about the various challenges and opportunities!

Simulation Lab Open House

Tuesday, March 6, 3 to 6 p.m.
Hemenway Hall 305-313

Did you know there are human patient simulators living on the 3rd floor of Hemenway Hall? 

Did you know the manikins have pulses and heart beats?

Please join the Master of Science in Nursing students from the Application of Technology to Education course as they demonstrate the use of human patient simulators. Learn how simulation is being used in nursing education to improve the care given to patients. See the manikins breathing and talking as the students care for them. 

Upcoming Events Sponsored by CIE

First Friday: Discussion about The Hate U Give

Friday, March 2nd, in the CIE
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas before her visit on April 2nd!

Hosted by Professor LaToya Tavernier from the Sociology dept. and Professor Evelyn Perry from the English dept.

"How Did You Get There?" Stories from Successful Upperclassmen Student Panel

Tuesday, March 6th, in the CIE
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Hosted by Advising!

CIE Community Conversation: Finding Your Purpose - Hosted by Student Tyri Hampton

Wednesday, March 7th, in the CIE
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Hope to see you there! For questions contact Chon’tel Washington at


Midday Performance Series: Hot Tamale Brass Band

March 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

The Hot Tamale Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass band from Boston, MA. Playing traditional New Orleans jazz, Dixieland and funky second line brass band music, they always add a tasteful and exciting element to any event. The festive sounds of the Hot Tamale Brass Band will make you feel like you're down in the Big Easy at Mardi Gras. The band features trumpet, trombone, saxophone, tuba and drums.

Houses, Mansions, Palaces – Negotiating Nation and Islam through Public Architecture

Join us for a special lecture with Dr. Bulent Batuman as part of the FSU Global Issues Lecture Series:

Houses, Mansions, Palaces – Negotiating Nation and Islam through Public Architecture
Monday, March 5, 5 to 7 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Dr. Bulent Batuman is associate professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Bilkent University (Turkey) and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Penn State University.

Islam Emerged as a political force across the Muslim World after the Cold War, particularly in the face of the increasing influence of neoliberalism. In this talk, Dr. Batuman will discuss the role state-led undertakings play in shaping the built environment to achieve nationalist representations referring to Islam. By focusing on new public architecture in countries such as Turkey, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Malaysia, the lecture will explore how Islam played a distinct political role in creating a national identity in empowering the nation-state.

Dr. Bulent Batuman teaches urban design and politics of modern urbanism in the Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Bilkent University. His latest book, New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism: Negotiating Nation and Islam through Built Environment in Turkey.

Wellness Film Screening: THe Hungry Heart

Join us for a screening of the documentary The Hungry Heart, which looks at prescription drug addiction and recovery.

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

A discussion will follow the film. Contact Joy LaGrutta at if you have any questions.

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.

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: 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: and
noon—3:00 p.m.: Walker & United States Army


Noon to 3 p.m.: Health Drive Corporation & and Massachusetts Army National Guard


Noon—3:00 p.m.: Salmon Health and Retirement


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


Noon - 3 p.m.: RCS Learning


Noon– 6:00 p.m.: MetroWest YMCA Career Day

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:

Free transportation leaving FSU at 9 AM and leaving from BU at 2 PM to return to FSU. Transportation pre-registration required. Call the CSER Office at 508-626-4625.

On Campus Interviews Week – April 23 through April 27, 2018

A different Employer will come to campus each day and conduct on-campus interviews. Schedule TBA.

Notable Accomplishments

-The Food and Nutrition Department is excited to announce the latest test statistics just released for the national Registration Examination for Dietitians for graduates of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The five year pass rate for first time attempts on the Registration Examination for Dietitians is 96.84%. The five year pass rate for all attempts within one year of graduation is 100%. Framingham State University CPD graduates consistently score above the national average on this exam.

Upcoming events

STEP Documentary Screening

Monday, March 26, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

McCarthy Campus Center Forum

Organized by: Enrollment & Student Development

Spring Job and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

McCarthy Campus Center Forum, McCarthy Campus Center Faculty/Staff Dining Room

Organized by: Career Services and Employer Relations

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