Campus Currents

September 26, 2016

Lower Ed: How For-Profit Colleges Deepen Inequality in America

Tressie McMillan Cottom at FSU

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."

PDLS: Clair Wills

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).

Senate President Coming for World Teacher's Day

Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg will visit Framingham State University on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, to join in the celebrations of World Teacher's Day. A formal program will take place in the McCarthy Center Forum from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

World Teachers' Day is an event promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners throughout the world. It represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development across the globe.


Welcome, Aleksandra Gosz, President of the Education Club

Dr. Yaser Najjar, Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Javier Cevallos, President

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Massachusetts State Senate


West Hall Grand Opening Ceremony

Join us for the dedication and ribbon cutting of Framingham State's newest residence hall! Officials will gather outside West Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to celebrate the opening of the new facility.


FDR Study Tour in China

A Fashion Design and Retailing Study Tour in China from May 22 to June 2, 2017, is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The cost for the 12 day trip is $4380 for up to 29 years old; $4680 for those 30 and older.  Cost includes round trip flight from Boston, full time EF tour director, breakfast daily, 7 local dinners, fashion industry visits; guided sightseeing of China’s many cultural attractions, hotel accommodations, all travel between cities, entrance to all sights on itinerary and global travel protection.   

Price does not include tips for guide and bus driver, China visa or FSU recommended travel insurance.
DEADLINE TO ENROLL in tour: February 15, 2017.  Above prices apply to those who enroll in tour by September 30th.  ENROLL NOW for best price and low monthly payments.
See detailed itinerary.

For information contact:
Dr. Rui-Rui Zhang 508-626-4706 / office: HA 234A Hemenway Annex
Professor Virginia Noon 508-626-4705 /  office: HH 218A Hemenway

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: 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

Noon to 3 p.m.: Securitas Security Services & Chipotle

Noon to 3 p.m.: Federal Bureau of Prisons

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Kforce Careers Information Day

Noon to 3 p.m.: Transportation Security Administration

CHOICE Internship Program  DROP IN-HOURS

The CSER Office will host drop in hours for students to ask questions about the CHOICE Internship program: monetary funding for internships.  Drop in to the CSER Office, 412 McCarthy Campus Center, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays:
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27

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.

Human Services and Non Profit Fair
Wednesday, October 26, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum
Explore internship and full-time opportunities available in human services and non-profits.  Dress professionally, bring your resume, and network with up to 30 employers. Event is for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Career Advice Roundtables (CARS) Networking Event
Wednesday, October 26, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., MC Alumni Room
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 while students rotate from table to table seeking advice from all participating professionals.
The 11th Annual Major/Minor Fair
Tuesday, November 1, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 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.

Notable Accomplishments

-Dr. Thomas Koshy, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, has three articles published. They are:
1) "Catalan Identities Revisited" Journal of the Indian Academy of Mathematics, Vol. 37 (2015), 137-142.
2) "Gibonacci Extensions of Block's Summation Formulas"  Journal of the Indian Academy of Mathematics, Vol. 37 (2015), 233-240.
3) "Vieta Polynomials and Their Close Relatives" The Fibonacci Quarterly, Vol. 54 (2016), 141-148.

-English Professor Patricia Horvath’s essay, “Wrath,” which was published in The Los Angeles Review last year, was named a Notable Essay of 2015 in the 2016 edition of The Best American Essays, which was edited by Jonathan Franzen.  

-Professor Joe Adelman, History Department, served as guest host of last week’s 100th episode of Ben Franklin’s World with Liz Covart, a podcast about early American history. Among the most popular history podcasts in the United States, Ben Franklin’s World features interviews with historians about a wide range of topics in early American history, from the early history of Native Americans to the Civil War. It recently surpassed one million downloads, a milestone few podcasts ever reach. To celebrate the milestone of the 100th episode, Covart invited Adelman to turn the tables and interview her about her research, Ben Franklin’s World, and history podcasting. Covart will visit FSU in November to give a special lecture on her career as a historian, podcaster, and entrepreneur.

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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