Campus Currents

March 12, 2018

DEEJ: A Documentary About Autism and Inclusion

DEEJ: Inclusion Shouldn't Be A Lottery

Arts & Ideas Presents, DEEJ: Inclusion Shouldn't Be a Lottery, with guest speaker DJ Savarese

Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

In this film, DJ Savarese shares his experiences in educational settings by challenging the misconceptions of what a non-speaking student with autism can do. Drawing upon his experience as one of the few non-speaking autistics who was included in regular education settings in K-12 and college, he shares his ideas about what full inclusion not only requires, but the potential it has to offer in changing educational climates. Mr. Savarese will be present
at the screening and will take questions during the post-screening discussion.

This Arts & Ideas event is co-sponsored by FSU's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Graduate Studies, Sociology Department, English Department, Education Department, Human Resources and FSU's Disability Affinity Group.

Free and open to the public. To reserve your seat visit:

The Forum is wheelchair accessible. There will be ASL interpreters, microphones and the film will be closed caption.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Women's history month is a time to celebrate women and their many roles in American history. The theme this year is "Nevertheless; She Persisted" as recognized by the National Women's History Project

The CIE wants to recognize and honor women who have persisted and have fought all forms of discrimination. We are excited to share our events for this month; all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

CIE Community Conversation: #MeToo Movement with Sociology Professor Elizabeth Whalley
Monday, March 19th at 1:30 pm in the CIE

Phenomenal Women Celebration
Tuesday, March 20th at 4:30 pm in the MC Forum

MISS Presents Women Crush Wednesday
Wednesday, March 21st at 1:30 pm in the CIE

MISS Carnival
Friday, March 23rd at 7 pm - 10 pm in the gym

MISS Women of Tomorrow
Sunday, March 25th from 11 am - 2 pm

Women Making History Now
Thursday, March 29th at 3 pm in the MC Forum

MISS Sister's Day Out
Saturday, March 31st 1:30 pm to 3 pm

A Weekend Honoring Veterans

Join us for two events during a special weekend honoring veterans!

Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grand Opening of FSU Veterans Center
Veterans Center, Crocker Annex

Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans Community Collecting Event with Guest Speaker: Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco A. Ureña.
McCarthy Center Forum

Bring up to three items to be photographed or scanned, like old photographs, letters, postcards, medals, clothes, or other artifacts. These images will be archived and showcased
in the Framingham State digital repository. No weapons are allowed.

View a display of artwork from the collection; Dear Dearest Mother; Still-life Montages Composed From the Keepsakes of War Veterans, by Professor Leslie Starobin.

Film Screening: STEP the Movie

Monday, March 26, 7 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum

As part of Women's History Month, join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary STEP, which tells the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. 

To view the trailer and learn more, visit:

Family Night at the FSU Planetarium presents Habitat Earth

Friday March 16, 2018 at 5:30pm & 6:30pm

Habitat Earth
If you haven’t seen our fulldome film Habitat Earth yet, this is the perfect time! Spring is the season to get outside once again and appreciate the unique, interconnected ecosystem that you’re a part of. Habitat Earth will leave you with a deeper appreciation of these systems and the diverse life forms that populate them.

This event will also feature a live tour of our night sky with planetarium educator Mary MacDonald.

More info and pre-registration at:

FSU Women's Affinity Group - Ted Talk Showing

March 21, 2018
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
McCarthy College Center, Alumni Room

Please join us for our Spring semester event: Women, Connection & Wholeheartedness

The Women’s Affinity Group will be showing a TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability”, given by Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and her research focuses on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. Discussion questions to follow the video. 

We will provide a light lunch of soup, salad, bread, fruit, dessert, coffee and tea.  The hour promises to be entertaining and enlightening!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the group members: Peg Charbonnier, Meghan Maxfield, Deborah Hogan, Jennifer Hyde, Nina Ricci, and Emily Abel.

Authors and Artists Series: Steve Mosey

Wednesday, March 28, 4:30 p.m., Heineman Ecumenical Center

Steve Moysey: The Road to Balcombe Street - The IRA Reign of Terror in London

Dr. Moysey's critically-acclaimed book on the Irish Republican Army 1974-1975 terrorist campaign in London is a gripping true story. Equally compelling and untold is the story behind the writing of the book and its journey toward the big screen. He will be joined via Skype during the talk by film producer Rebecca Brown, who will discuss creating a film based on the book.

Europe's Soft Underbelly? ED & US Security Interests in the Western Balkans

March 29th, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
McCarthy Center, Alumni Room

Dr. Jasmin Mujanović, a researcher and consultant for a variety of international NGOs, government development agencies, and monitoring organizations, argues instead that the Balkans are on the cusp of a historic socio-political transformation. In his new book, Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans (published by Hurst Publishers in January 2018), Dr. Mujanović draws on a wide variety of sources, with a unique focus on local activist accounts, he argues that a period of genuine democratic transition is finally dawning, led by grassroots social movements, from Zagreb to Skopje.  Rather than pursuing ethnic strife, these new Balkan revolutionaries are confronting the 'ethnic entrepreneurs' cemented in power by the West in its efforts to stabilize the region since the mid-1990s.

Inaugural Olivia A. Davidson, Voices of Color Lecture Series: Angie Thomas

April 2, 2018, 7 p.m.
Dwight Performing Arts Center

Register via Eventbrite here:

Angie Thomas is the bestselling author of young-adult novel The Hate U Give. A relevant and perfectly timed piece which highlights the stark socio-political and racial atmosphere in America today. Inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, she addresses police violence, racism, and activism through the lens of a teenage girl. The book is in the works to be made into a movie.

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


Noon—3:00 p.m.: Salmon Health and Retirement
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Abercrombie & Fitch


Noon to 3 p.m.: U.S. Army
3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.: The Bridge of Central Mass. & Work Opportunities Unlimited


Noon—3:00 p.m.: Walker


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, MC514

Employers and times to be announced. Pre-Registration is required through the CSER Office. Call 508-626-4625 for more information.

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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