Campus Currents

April 24, 2017

Latinos and Baseball

Latinos and Baseball: A Community Collecting Initiative

Celebrate Framingham State University's status as a Smithsonian Affiliate and join us for this special event:

Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues
Saturday, May 13th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Athletic Center Gym

This is a multi-year collecting initiative to identify artifacts that reflect the social and cultural influence of the game in Latino communities. Framingham State University invites the Latino and wider community to share items related to their personal experiences, or of their favorite Latino baseball players. Examples include: photos, programs, cards, jerseys, baseballs and more!

Play Ball!

-Meet Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Luis Tiant!

-Share your own baseball-related memorabilia to be scanned or photographed. FSU will host it in an online collection!

-View historical Boston Red Sox memorabilia and learn about their history from the Red Sox curator, Sarah Coffin

-View Framingham State's own historical collections on Alumni Christa McAuliffe, the First Teacher in Space, and on our founding as the nation's first public college for the education of teachers!

For more information, visit:

Spring Chorus Concert: Anniversaries

On Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m., the Framingham State University Chorus will present a concert titled “Anniversaries,” featuring the chorus’ repertoire from its past ten years under the direction of Dr. Paul Cienniwa. With well-known classics along with contemporary and popular music, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the program.

“When I set out to plan the concert, I was planning my own celebration of my ten years at Framingham State University,” says Dr. Cienniwa. “We’ve done great work together, from Handel’s Messiah, to the Fauré Requiem, to Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and the quality of the ensemble has grown exponentially. Little did I know when planning last fall that this would also be my final year at Framingham State, as I recently accepted a position as music director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida.”

The FSU Chorus includes students and alumni from the university and area community members. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Heineman Ecumenical Center.

Marketing Club: fRAMapalooza

The Marketing Club is hosting an social event on Tuesday, May 2nd (new date) from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Faculty, Students and guests will have the opportunity to play fun games, while enjoying music on North Hall Lawn. Food and drinks will be provided as well.

Kaleidoscope Fashion Show

The Framingham State University Fashion Club cordially invited you to attend its annual Fashion Show: Kaleidoscope.

Friday, April 28
7 p.m., Athletic Center

RSVP to Micaela Beando at

Wellness Events

Monday, 5/1, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Forum: Pause 4 Paws

Take a pause from your studies to hang out with pet therapy dogs, get a massage and/or color and play some games. Snacks provided by FSU Dining Services. Event brought to you by  Wellness Education and the Health Center. Questions? Email

Wednesday, 5/3, noon to 2 p.m., Crocker Grove (Rain Room: Forum): Fresh Check Day

Swing by this festive fair with lots of wellness information to help you succeed, pet therapy dogs, chair massage, free food, fun giveaways and a chance to win a color TV!! Event brought to you by Wellness Education and the Health Center. Questions? Email

Black & Gold Beginnings Program Submissions

Join the FSU community in welcoming the Class of 2021 – host an event, table, or open house for Black and Gold Beginnings 2017.

Details can be found here!  Funding is available to support events and promo items – the proposal form outlines all of the information.

Proposals are due June 1 – don’t delay.

Kappa Chi Initiation Ceremony

Framingham State University's Kappa Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, held its initiation ceremony on Thursday, April 20, in the McCarthy Center Forum.

The keynote speaker was Jose (Jodie) Reyes, the Supervisor of Humanities (6-12) for Marlborough Public Schools. A total of 45 students were initiated during the ceremony, including five new officers:

President: Matthew Banks
Vice President: Adriana Borriello
Secretary: Caroline Rauscher
Treasurer: Alyssa Figueiredo
Chapter Historian: Jennifer Fortin

Dr. Kelly Kolodny serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Kappa Chi Chapter.

Sad News

We are sad to inform the community that longtime former Framingham State employee Marie Salvucci passed away on April 9th at the age of 90. Ms. Salvucci was one of the University's last physical education instructors within the Education Department. Her obituary can be found here:

Upcoming Career Services Events

W.B. Mason On-Campus Interviews
Wednesday May, 3, 2017, Noon—3:00 p.m.
McCarthy Room 514
Meet hiring managers and have one-on-one interviews for W.B. Mason’s full time Sales Management Position. Space is limited. Interview spot preregistration required.  Call the CSER Office to schedule your interview 508-626-4625.
Employer Showcase Series: (See dates and times below)
9:00AM to 6:00PM every Wednesday in the McCarthy Center Lobby

9 a.m. to noon—Primrose School of Natick & Walmart
Noon – 3;00 p.m. - AnswerNet & Travelers
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.—Starbucks: (Hopkinton, Natick & Framingham) & Chick-fil-A

9 a.m. to Noon—Sherwin Williams & W.B. Mason
Noon—3:00 p.m.— Chipotle Mexican Grill & Salmon Health & Retirement
3:00p.m.—6:00 p.m.— Pet Supplies Plus & Blue Grace

Notable Accomplishments

-Professor Laura Osterweis of the Communication Arts Department had a lipstick painting entitled "Lobstah" accepted into the juried show, Reclaimed, at The Mosesian Center for the Arts ( in Watertown, MA. The show, which runs from April 20 - July 7 (opening reception Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30pm) features art created from reclaimed and recycled materials. To see more of her work visit or

-Professor Robert Johnson, Jr. of the Communication Arts Department served as a jury chair for Documentary Feature category of the Council on Non-theatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle Festival this past weekend.  The jurors consisted of Communication Arts alumni Jason Portanova (’99) of  S2 Security Corp.,  Dr. Monika Rasech (’02), Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Communication & Journalism at Suffolk University, Noel Fisher (’05) of Schneider Associates, and Core Saunders (’11) of WCVB-TV5 Boston.  Documentary films screened for the jury included those produced for distribution by the Smithsonian Channel, PBS, CNN, and other major media outlets.

- Dr. Kelly Matthews’ article, "Brian Friel, the BBC, and Ronald Mason," has just been accepted for publication in a special issue on writing from Northern Ireland by the peer-reviewed journal Irish University Review, which is based in Dublin.  Additionally, she gave a paper on Brian Friel at the recent American Conference for Irish Studies meeting in Kansas City, where she also introduced a keynote speaker.  She was also invited to speak about her work at an Irish Studies colloquium hosted by Boston College on April 8.

-On Friday, April 14th, Chon’tel Washington, Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence, and Lauren Keville, Coordinator of Student Retention & Graduation Success Initiatives, completed the Key Talent Leadership Program, a program offered by the CONNECT Partnership that engages higher education professionals in a comprehensive professional learning series on leadership.   If you would like more information regarding the Key Talent Leadership Program, please the Office of Human Resources at ext. 4978.

-One of Joseph Gould’s poems, “Gooseflesh,” which was published in Drunk Monkeys in August 2016, has been nominated for Bettering American Poetry 2016.  Gould is a tutor at CASA and a Class of 2007 alumnus who first studied poetry with Professor Emeritus Dr. Alan Feldman.  He will be hosting the kick-off event for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival on May 4 and performing in Elle Villanelle's Poetry Bordello on May 6.


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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