Campus Currents

April 29, 2019

Members of Hinge Ensemble

Midday Performances - Hinge Ensemble

April 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Hinge is a contemporary music ensemble based in Boston comprised of saxophonist Philipp Stäudlin, percussionist Matt Sharrock, pianist Keith Kirchoff, and electric guitarist Dan VanHassel. Lying somewhere between a chamber ensemble and a band, Hinge presents cutting-edge programs combining uncompromising contemporary music, seamless multimedia integration, and arrangements of rock and pop songs.

Student Academic Essay Awards Ceremony

Heineman Ecumenical Center
Wednesday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.

Come support your fellow students, and hear them read from their essays. Free and open to the public. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

-The Richard Chartier Award for the Best Essay on American Literature

-The Elaine V. Beilin Book Award for the Best Essay on British Literature

-The Helen Heineman Book Award for the Best Seminar in Literature Essay

-The Colleen Kelly Film Studies Award for the Outstanding Essay in Film Studies

This event is sponsored by the English Department. For more information, please contact Patricia Horvath at or Sam Witt at

Transforming an Era: Black women in the Black Power Movement

By publications intern Lizzy Stocks

Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated every year for his civil rights activism, but many people cannot name the female leaders who fueled the Black Power Movement, prompting Ashley Farmer, author of “Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era,” to document the accomplishments of black women activists.

Farmer, assistant professor of history and African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed her book and held a dialogue in the forum on April 18. Her book is the first comprehensive study of black women's activism and intellectual contribution in the Black Power era.

Inspired by civil rights activist Angela Davis, Farmer challenges the widespread notion that only men were the driving force behind the Black Power Movement.

Farmer said, “No one can really deny that the black freedom movement is something everyone knows about at this point. … Most people around the globe know who Dr. Martin Luther King [Jr.] is, but they know little more than the fact that he had a dream. Despite the fact that everyone knows about the black freedom movement, it’s really obviously presented as a discrete set of historical moments largely produced by the Montgomery Bus Boycott.”

She said Martin Luther King Jr. is often considered a “dominant figure” of the boycott and the Civil Rights Movement, despite being invited to Montgomery by black women activists.

Farmer said black men created the symbols of Black Power as well as a strong model of a black revolutionary, but “inadvertently and somewhat purposely gendered it as male.”

She added the strong model of black manhood was not countered by a submissive model of black womanhood, which allowed women to be “incorporated into the revolutionary idea or into a revolutionary persona.”

Women such as Tarika Lewis and Gayle Dickson used revolutionary art to offer honest depictions of the black struggle for freedom.

Kathleen Cleaver, Linda Greene, and Candi Robinson inspired change through their articles in the Black Panther newspaper during their time as chapter members of the party.

Farmer said, “Even if we don’t know the names of every single person who participated in the March on Washington, the Montgomery Bus Boycott or anything else, we should - as a community - try to honor their collective accomplishments and be more invested in telling their stories and histories.”

Chris Kukk: The Power of Compassion

McCarthy Center, Alumni Room
Thursday, May 2
4:30 p.m.

Please join us to engage in a mind-opening discussion of “survival of the kindest” and how the principle of compassion can enhance success in all areas of our lives.

Dr. Chris Kukk is a former counterintelligence officer with the United States Army and was an international security fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affair. He currently is the founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation and Professor of Political Science/Social Science at Western Connecticut State University. His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on understanding how weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic, and business communities affect levels of financial, intellectual, and social capital.

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Peace and Justice.
For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Zimmerman via email at

Pause 4 Paws

Unwind and relax with therapy dogs, massage, snacks and more.

Monday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 8
McCarthy Center Forum
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the SEALS Peer Health Educators and Health & Wellness.

Mazmanian Gallery: Studio Art Senior Exhibitions

Studio Art (Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture)
Senior Exhibition Part One
April 29 - May 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Studio Art (Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture)
Senior Exhibition Part Two
May 6 -10, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Testing Einstein with Lasers and the Moon: The APOLLO Project

Friday, May 17, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Framingham State University Planetarium

Dr. James Battat, Wellesley College

Dr. Battat will share updates on the precision tests of gravity with the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation (APOLLO) project that uses Apollo-era mirrors left on the lunar surface. The talk is introduced and complemented by a full dome planetarium presentation by Mary MacDonald of the McAuliffe Center.

Sponsored by: McAuliffe Center and the MetroWest STEM Education Network. This event is part of the Moon Landing in Context Series.

Black and Gold Beginnings 2019

Black and Gold Beginnings 2019

• The Black and Gold Beginnings planning team is now accepting proposals for programs and events to be held during the 2019 program (8/31 to 9/3). Proposals can be found in Ramlink. Complete a proposal in RamLink – found here.
• Submissions are due May 24.
• Share your talents, expertise, and resources with our new students! Whether you offer an information table or large scale event, join us in welcoming our new students to campus.
Questions? Contact Rachel Lucking.

Gatepost Awards Reception

You are cordially invited to a reception celebrating The Gatepost’s eight 2018 Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. This is a full campus community celebration to acknowledge the great work of these students and the faculty and staff who support them in their educations and excellence.

Please join us on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Heineman Ecumenical Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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.—12: Social Security Administration
12—3:00 p.m.: Culbert Health & Next Generation Children’s Center
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: The Latino Health Insurance Company & Acton Boxborough Regional School District

9:00 a.m. – Noon: The Vector Marketing Company & TowerWall
Noon – 3:00 p.m.: The Davis Companies & Horse SenseAbility
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Roots Canada

On-Campus Interviews Week, May 6—May 10, 2019

Coca-Cola On Campus Interviews, Monday, May 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.: Coca– Cola Marketing & Sales Summer Internships - Pre-Registration is required for all interviews through the CSER Office. Call 508-626-4625 for more information.

MutualOne Bank On Campus Interviews, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—Noon: MutualOne Credit Analyst - Pre-Registration is required for all interviews through the CSER Office. Call 508-626-4625 for more information.

SAVE THE DATES - Fall 2019

Engagement Day: Career, Community, Connection Fair, Monday, September 18, 2019, 12:30 p.m.— 2:30 p.m., Athletic Center
Great opportunity to find an on or off-campus job with one of our many local retailers, restaurants or non-profits, or on campus! This event is also a fantastic opportunity to learn more about clubs, community service, and getting involved both on and off campus. Representatives from 100 local businesses will be
looking for YOU!

Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Program Kick Off Event, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.— 2:30 p.m., MC Forum
The Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Program is a multi-part professional career development series designed to prepare students for the internship & job search and the interview process. Students are educated about career professionalism, soft skills, social awareness, professional dress, and networking techniques to enhance their career opportunities. Upon completion of the series students will be awarded a professional outfit ($100 limit) and graduation certificate of achievement. This initiative will benefit ALL students for all majors. Learn the professional skills that employers want—Program Overview.

Career Advice Roundtables (CARS) Networking Event, Wednesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 p.m.— 5:00 p.m., MC Forum
The CARS Program is designed to provide a dialog between professionals (including many FSU alumni) and students seeking real answers to their career related questions. Each employer will moderate one table as students rotate from table to table seeking advice from participating professionals.

The 13th Annual Major/Minor Fair, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:30 a.m.— 1:30 p.m., MC Forum
Having difficulty choosing a major or a minor? Learn more about which careers would correlate to your choice. Visit academic tables, Career Services, and International Education (Study Abroad). Ask questions about classes and skills needed for the major/minor you are considering, and how graduate school and internships play a role.

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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