Campus Currents

February 29, 2016

#BlackLivesMatter Town Hall

Black History Month: BLM Town Hall

A special Town Hall Meeting to reflect on the Black Lives Matter Teach-in that took place in February is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd, at 4:30 p.m. in the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center.

All are welcome. If you participated in a class or want to hear from others who did, join us for this community conversation.

For more information, e-mail Dr. Virginia Rutter at

SGA White Ribbon Campaign

The Student Government Association is sponsoring the White Ribbon Campaign on campus, which is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.

A video featuring students and administrators talking about violence against women will be released and ribbons will be hung around campus with stats on violence against women at FSU and around the nation. Let’s all come together as a community and take the pledge to end violence against women!

Below is a rundown of some of the events that will be taking place:

Monday, Feb. 29th
Brave Space Training, Alumni Room, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Film Screening & Discussion: the Mask You Live In, Whittemore Library UM14, 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1
Bystander Intervention Training, Whittemore Library UM14, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 2
Self-Defense Class, Alumni Room, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 3
White Ribbon Pledge Table, McCarthy Center, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Documentary Screening of The Hunting Ground, McCarthy Center Forum, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Hunting Ground Discussion & Open Forum in FSU Policies & Services, McCarthy Center Forum, 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition to SGA, sponsors of these events include: Health Services, Brother2Brother, Framingham State Police Department, and the Student Union Activities Board.

Toward a 99% Revolution?

A special book talk with FSU Professor Dr. Jonathan Martin entitled "Toward a 99% Revolution? The 2016 Election and the Future of Progressive Politics," will take place on Thursday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room.

Recently, popular discontent with the political status quo has been fueling an upsurge of progressive movements and campaigns - including the fight for living wages, Black Lives Matter, climate change activism, the president campaign of Bernie Sanders and more. Could the United States be heading toward a deeper "political revolution," as advocated by Sanders? Based on his new book, Empowering Progressive Third Parties in the United States, Dr. Martin will discuss one critical way that such a profound change could evolve in the wake of the 2016 election.

Historian and Filmmaker Graham Peck

Historian and filmmaker Graham Peck will visit Framingham State on March 7th and 8th. He will introduce, screen, and lead a discussion about his PBS documentary film Stephen A. Douglas and the Fate of American Democracy on Monday, March 7th at 4:30 p.m. in the Heineman Center.

Peck, a Professor of History at Saint Xavier University, will also hold a workshop with faculty on Tuesday March 8th at 1:15 p.m. in the President's Conference Room 2 (Athletic Center) on “Learning History by Making Documentary Film.” This will be a wonderful opportunity for engaging in discussion about the merits of filmmaking as a way of doing historical scholarship.

For more information, contact Dr. Ira Silver at

A/B DUO - Chips, Pipes | Bits, Bytes

Don't miss this truly unique performance on Thursday, March 10th, at 7 p.m. in the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center!

Called "bouncy, strange and fun," A/B Duo marries the world of classical contemporary music with the goofy and glitchy soundscape of electronics and gaming. A/B Duo is Meerenai Shim (flutes/electronics) and Chris Jones (percussion).

For more information go to or contact Professor Christian Gentry at

Alpha Upsilon Alpha Speaker Dr. Connie Hebert

The FSU community is invited to attend a special lecture sponsored by Alpha Upsilon Alpha with literacy consultant and Framingham State alumna Dr. Connie Hebert. The title of the lecture is "Thinking AS They Read: What Do Struggling Readers Need?"

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum.

Alpha Upsilon Alpha is the Honor Society of the International Literacy Association. If you have questions about the event, contact Dr. Diane Lowe at

Spring Job and Internship Fair

Thursday, March 31, 4 to 5:30 p.m., MC Forum

Full-time and internship positions - over 55 local and regional employers registered. Open to all students and alumni - dress professionally and bring resumes.

Log onto your Ramtrack account to view a full list of organization. Sponsored by the Career Services and Employer Relations Office.

Food Study Info Table at All University Meeting

An information table on the Framingham State Food Study will be set up inside the McCarthy Center Forum during the All-University Meeting on Wednesday, March 2, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The table will be staffed by the research team and current and past participants. Learn how you can eat healthy, lose weight and advance science!


Notable Accomplishments

-The Henry Whittemore Library Digital Repository staff will attend the Library Showcase on Library Legislative Day at the State House on March 8th. The Library Showcase will feature visual displays placed in the Great Hall and Grand Staircase areas. Legislators and attendees will visit these displays to get a snapshot of the variety of programs, technology and community involvement in libraries across the Commonwealth. The Framingham State University Digital Repository was established to provide open, online access to the products of the University's research and scholarship, to preserve these works for future generations, to promote new models of scholarly communication, and to help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education. FSU will showcase a few of our digital collections: Challenger STS-51L , research articles from faculty, and an assortment of digital treasures from our special collections.

-Two lathe-turned pieces (Sex Pot V and Uluburun Ritual Vessel) by Dr. Derrick Te Paske, Communication Arts Department, are included in the Members Galley of the current issue of American Woodturner Magazine. Two other pieces (Sex Pot XI and Iron Matron) will be in the juried exhibition Visions from the Lathe: Selections from the Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners, at the Fuller Museum (Brockton) from March 12 - June 5, 2016. Additionally, a short video produced by the New England Sculptors Association about his studio tour last spring can now be viewed at

Upcoming events

Manisha Sinha, The Slave's Cause: A New History of Abolition

Monday, November 20, 2017

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Heineman Ecumenical Center

Organized by: Arts & Ideas

Suit Jacket Posse November Show

Monday, November 20, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

McCarthy Campus Center Forum

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