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September 19, 2016

Homecoming and Family Weekend Sept. 23-25

Homecoming and Family Weekend!

A jam packed Homecoming & Family Weekend is on tap this week! Things kick off on Friday, Sept. 23rd. Come out and show your Ram Pride!

You must register for certain events - Learn more at, e-mail or call 508-626-4615

Friday, Sept. 23

fRAMfest Picnic & Student Club Fair
North Hall Patio Green, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Framingham State’s third annual fRAMfest! Join students, alumni, family, friends and guests as we kick off Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.  Bring your own blanket and enjoy dinner on the patio/green! $10.00 per
adult, $7.00 per child ages 6-16, age 5 and under FREE. (FSU students may use meal plans.) Thank you to Sodexo for generously contributing a portion of sales back to FSU!

Homecoming 2016 Pep Rally
Athletic Center Gym , 7:30 p.m.

Come cheer on the Rams! Free t-shirts

SUAB Presents Comedian Hypnotist: The Incredible Boris
DPAC, 8:30 p.m.

Boris Cherniak is a multiple award-winning comedian hypnotist, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, actor and author. He regularly appears on television showcasing incredible powers of hypnosis and the power of positive thinking.

Annual Moonlight Breakfast
Dining Commons, 10 p.m.

Enjoy late-night breakfast with friends and family at this annual Homecoming and Family Weekend tradition. FREE.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Donuts with the Dean
Faculty/Staff Dining Room, 10 a.m.

Start your morning with coffee, donuts and conversation with Dr. Melinda Stoops, Dean of Students, and Jeremy Spencer, Dean of Enrollment.

Enhancing Your Career Prospects through Study Abroad and Internships
Faculty/Staff Dining Room, 10:30 a.m.

Students and families can learn about study abroad and internship experiences available at Framingham State. Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and Career Services and Employer Relations will be available.

Homecoming Brunch
Dinning Commons, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$9 for adults; $5 per child ages 6-16, and free for 5 and under. Students may use meal plans.

Football vs. Western Connecticut State University
Bowditch Field, Noon

Women's Soccer vs. Worcester State University
Maple Field, 4 p.m.

Dinner and Doo Wop
Dinning Commons Annex, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come enjoy diner dinner with Doo Wop Deville. We will serve up some classic diner favorites along with class Doo Wop music. $15 per adult, $10 per child ages 6-16, free for under 5. Students may use meal plans.

Field Hockey vs. Salem State University
Maple Field, 7 p.m.

Finding Dory, Outdoor Movie
North Hall Lawn 7:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie on the lawn with friends and family.

Comedian Eliza Skinner
DPAC, 8 p.m.

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who urrently is a staff writer with TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything.

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).

National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, Framingham State University will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of people of Hispanic and Latino heritage.

Remaining events for the planned observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month include:

Being ñ - Two Worlds. One Voice.
Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum

The Enye (ñ) Experience is an interactive, story-driven, multi-platform, documentary project featuring first-person narratives from 1st generation American-born Latinos, also known as Enyes (ñ)s.

Hispanic Leadership Panel Discussion
Wednesday, October 12, 6 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum

The Framingham State University Office of Career Services and the Center for Inclusive Excellence proudly present a panel of local Hispanic industry leaders who will share their experiences in their respective industries. The panelists will also provide tips for successful networking.

Panelists include Sylvia Ruiz, Vice Chairperson of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Jen Maseda, Executive Producer and host of Woman2Woman Today.

For more information, please contact Chon'Tel Washington, Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence at

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:

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

9 a.m. to Noon: Riverside Community Care
Noon—3 p.m.: A. Duie Pyle & The Goddard School of Weston

The Washington Center Internship and Academic Seminar
Monday, September 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. McCarthy Center Lobby
Jump start your transition from the classroom to the workplace.  Learn more about valuable internships at this daylong info table, with an intensive info session from 11 a.m. to Noon in the MC 1839 Room.

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. Thomas Koshy, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, and Zhenguang Gao, Associate Professor of Computer Science, have an article published in Mathematical Spectrum, Volume 48 (2016), pp. 100-104.. It is titled, "Variations of a Charming Putnam Problem."

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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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