Campus Currents

September 12, 2016

Cat and the Moon

Midday Performance Series - Free Mugs!

Don't miss the first event in the annual Midday Performance Series today at 1:30 p.m. in the Heineman Ecumenical Center! The first 50 people who arrive will receive free, limited edition Midday Performance Series "Take a Break" coffee mugs!

The group Cat and the Moon features virtuosic musicianship and masterful improvisation, offering a unique interpretation of traditional bluegrass and Celtic music through bold and original composition that showcase the true range of their eclecticism and talent.

To view the entire series, visit Click Here.

Upcoming Arts & Ideas Events

The first Arts & Ideas Events from our two main series are coming up soon!

Change the Conversation, Change the World Series:

Lower Ed: How For-Profit Colleges Deepen Inequality in America
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., McCarthy Center, Forum

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an assistant professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Lower Ed, the first book to link the rapid growth of for-profit degrees to America’s increasing inequality. The book reveals the story of an industry that exploits the pain, desperation, and aspirations of people in vulnerable circumstances and exposes the conditions that allow for-profit education to thrive. Cottom draws on her personal experience as a former admissions counselor at two for-profit colleges to decipher the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education."

President's Distinguished Lecture Series:

Crossing Borders in Post-War Europe: Literature and Migration to Britain
Thursday, September 29, 4:30 p.m., McCarthy Center, Forum

What would the history of post-war Britain look like told from the point of view of immigrants? The Second World War and its aftermath initiated a vast displacement of peoples, which continues to this day. Clair Wills, the Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters at Princeton University, is a scholar of Irish and British literature and culture. She has written and reviewed for the Irish Times, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books. Her latest book is a study of Irish migration to post-war Britain, The Best Are Leaving: Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture (2015).

Lifelong Learning Series

Framingham State University is once again teaming with the Framingham Public Library to offer the Lifelong Learning Series, features fascinating lectures from faculty at FSU and other colleges. Events are held each Thursday at the Framingham Public Library, starting at 7 p.m.

The first event will take place this Thursday is a lecture by Framingham State Professor Nicole Rossi entitled "Successful Aging: Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being in Older Adulthood."

For a complete list of events, click here.

Thank You!

To all of the Black and Gold Beginnings Ambassadors - THANK YOU

Whether it was scooping ice cream, sponsoring a poetry slam, hosting an information table or attending an event - Black and Gold Beginnings 2016 was a wonderful success! Thank you to our many BGB Ambassadors who invested and dedicated time to meet our new students. We saw staff and faculty from across campus join in one of the warmest welcomes to FRAMILY LIFE.

Rachel L. Lucking - Assistant Dean for Campus Engagement


New Office of Community Standards

A new department has been established in Student Affairs to communicate standards of behavior for the student body and to collaborate with Residence Life in the resolution of student conduct complaints. The Office of Community Standards was created to assist in navigating the student conduct process, to educate students and the campus community on our policies and shared expectations, and to centralize the investigation of student Title IX issues and complaints.
To support an environment conducive to student learning, engagement, and academic success, Community Standards seeks to guide students through an educational conduct process, while also helping to maintain the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The department is led by Director Jay Hurtubise, who notes that Community Standards will be a proactive resource for all members of the FSU community and you are encouraged to stop by the office or reach out to learn more. The Office of Community Standards is temporarily located in McCarthy 514, but will be housed in O’Connor G42 when renovations are completed in October. You can reach Community Standards by emailing Jay at

Join CollegiateLink

All faculty and staff are invited to join CollegiateLink.

Campus events, clubs, organizations, announcements, departments and Co-Curricular Involvement Records are just one click away.

To join, visit Enroll with your FSU user name and password. Also, download the CollegiateLink app and enjoy campus life!

Upcoming Career Services Events

Employer Showcase Series:
See dates and times below:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday in the McCarthy Center Lobby:

9 a.m. to noon: Anthropologie & College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors
Noon—2:45 p.m.: Advocates & SMOC
3 to 6 p.m.: Elements Massage

Noon—2:45 p.m.: Big Brother Big Sister & TheMassachusetts Division of Banks

9 a.m. to Noon: Level Solar
Noon to 2:45 p.m.: Beacon ABA Services & European Wax Center
Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Series Kick Off Event
Monday, September 26, 1:30 p.m.— 2:30 p.m.,  MC Alumni Room

Enjoy refreshments while learning about our new TJX/MetroWest Chamber of Commerce /FSU partnership to deliver a five-part professional career development series aimed at preparing students for the internship & job search  and the interview process. Learn the professional skills that employers want—program overview. The program culminates with a Business Etiquette Dinner where our participants showcase their new professional outfit courtesy of CSER and the TJX Companies.

Fidelity Career Day Information Session
Tuesday, September 27,  4:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. , Whittemore Library
Come learn about career opportunities with Fidelity.

IBM Career Day Information Session
Monday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m., MC Alumni Room
Come learn about career opportunities with IBM.

Latino American Networking & Leadership Summit
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.— 7:30 p.m., MC Forum
This program recognizes Latino Americans in leadership positions and their contributions to the Metrowest. This is a networking event for students.

Bose Career Day Information Session
Monday, October 17, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,  HA 423
Come learn about career opportunities with BOSE.

Notable Accomplishments

-Dr. Michael Wong-Russell of the World Languages Department presented his recent research on the early 20th century Argentine writers Horacio Quiroga and Leopoldo Lugones at the annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in Miami, FL, in July. His paper, “A Conversation with Leopoldo Lugones: Reading Quiroga’s The Artificial Man,” identifies the canonical and occult principles of the era’s experimental science as common thematic material that establishes a dialogue between the authors’ tales of the nature of matter and the premises of its composition.

-Professor John Anderson, Art Department, has recently been selected for a Traveling Fellowship through the SMFA Fellowship program and Tufts University. The award of $10,000 will allow Professor Anderson to travel to the The Museum of Counterfeiting located in Paris where he can study up close the materials and techniques employed in making counterfeit items. As a counterpoint he will visit factories such as Louis Vuitton where expensive high end items are made for retail. This is part of a project studying how the human eye and brain process data and the role marketing plays in how we perceive objects.

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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