Campus Currents

September 27, 2021

James Baldwin and the Contemporary Global Struggle

James Baldwin and the Contemporary Global Struggle

September 28th, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Virtual Event - Zoom Link

In the short film James Baldwin: From Another Place, Baldwin observes that “one sees it [the United States] better from a distance and you can make comparisons from another place from another country which you aren’t able to make in America because there is nothing to compare America to when you are there.” From Another Place showcases Baldwin’s deep engagement with systems of oppression during his residency in Istanbul and provides a place for him to reflect about his queer, Black, American identity in relation (and solidarity) with the “wretched of the earth” everywhere. Following the film, Dr. Rich Blint will explore this global perspective that Baldwin adopts during his years abroad and consider the ways in which Baldwin situates racism and oppression in the US within the broader architecture of colonialism and its aftermath.

Mujeres Solidarias: Female Empowerment through Comics

September 29th, 2021, 4:30 p.m., Virtual Event - Register Here

Pepita Sándwich (Argentina), Power Paola (Ecuador/Colombia), and Quan Zhou (Spain) unite for a conversation about female empowerment through comics and cartoon art. The panel will include a discussion about their work and the important role of cartoons in promoting antiracism and gender equality. In addition to the main panel event, Pepita Sándwich will provide an in-person workshop. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Joanne Britland in the World Language Program.

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

“Identities and Work: Latinx Leaders in Higher Ed”

Panel featuring Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz (Associate Prof Soc/Crim); Dr. Wanda Montanez '00 (Managing Director of Programs for National Let's Get Ready); Jorge Gonzalez M.Ed. (Assistant Director Student Involvement and Leadership Development @FSU).

Sept 28th 430pm-6pm (virtual)

Please RSVP to events using this form. For the program on 9/28, you will receive the zoom link before the event starts. For questions and to request accommodations, please email

CELTSS Distinguished Faculty Awards

CELTSS honors Framingham State University's Distinguished Faculty, the recipients of the university's 2021 Distinguished Faculty Awards for excellence in scholarship/creative activity, excellence in teaching, excellence in advising/mentoring, and excellence in professional service. Each award winner gives a presentation on their career trajectory and achievements.

Monday, October 4, 2021, 5-7 p.m.

The honorees are:

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Lina Rincón, Department of Sociology and Director of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at Sacramento State University

Award for Excellence in Advising/Mentoring, Dr. Vincent Ferraro, Department of Sociology

Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Work, Dr. Jerusha Nelson-Peterman, Department of Food & Nutrition

Award for Excellence in Professional Service, Dr. Sarah Pilkenton, Department of Chemistry & Food Science

Food as Activism in the Past and Present

October 5th, 2021, 4:30 p.m., Hybrid - Hemenway Hall 136 and available virtually.
Register for Virtual Link Here

Learn about how food activism has caused "good trouble" and has shaped our community food systems. Featured speaker Dr. Jessica B. Harris, is an award-winning food historian and one of the world’s leading experts on African Diaspora cooking. She will be joined by a community food systems leader from Eastie Farm located in East Boston, MA.

Women’s Affinity group - Work-Life Balance

October 27, 2021, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Register at:

Work-life balance means something a little different to everyone, and how to achieve it also varies, but feeling we have time for things that are important to us, work, family, friends and self, without feeling stressed and overwhelmed is key.

During this remote session, enjoy your lunch as you log in and join our panel of Framingham State presenters. Listen in as they discuss what work-life balance means to them, as well as their difficulties with and successes in achieving it, followed by questions and comments from the audience.

We are thrilled to have joining our panel:

Sara Mulkeen, Marketing & Communications
Emmanuella Gibson, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Joe D’Andrea, Psychology & Philosophy

If you have any question, please feel free to contact any of the Women’s Affinity group members: Peg Charbonnier, Katelyn Christopher, Debbie Hogan, Meghan Maxfield, and Nina Ricci.

Danforth Art School Summer Arts Student Exhibition

Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street, Framingham

Wednesday, September 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

Please join us to enjoy an exhibition of artwork created by students attending the Summer Arts Program at the Danforth Art School focused on the theme of “20 Questions.” The works in this exhibit were created by students aged 5-14 over the course of the summer and were chosen for their exceptional demonstration of the lessons set by our instructors. Our students work in a wide variety of artistic media, including sculptural materials. We are grateful to the Framingham Public Library for the invitation to exhibit and share our student work with the larger community.

Support the Pink Patch Project

Once again Framingham State University Police Department will take part in the Pink Patch Project!

The Pink Patch Project is a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support research organizations combating this devastating disease.

Proceeds from the sale of our patch will go directly to Susan G. Komen New England. Patches are proudly sold at FSU Follett Campus store.

Questions can be directed to Sgt. Marty Laughlin via email or Community Resource Officer Katelyn Kelley –

Career Services Events

Wednesday Employer Showcases

Employers showcase their organizations, in person, most Wednesdays in the McCarthy Center lobby. Their goal is to network with and recruit students for full-time jobs or internships. Students can stop by their table to learn more.

There are two time slots: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring up to four different employers:

10/6 10am-11:30am: Savers
12pm-1:30pm: Danforth Art Museum

10/20 10am-11:30am: Chick-fil-A
12pm-1:30pm: Staples

11/3 10am-11:30am: Olympus Moving & Storage
12pm-1:30pm: Whole Foods Market

11/10 10am-11:30am: Nordstrom
12pm-1:30pm: Altar’d State

11/17 10am-11:30am: Unites States Navy
12pm-1:30pm: United Way of Tri-County – Call2Talk

12/1 10am-11:30am: HMEA
12pm-1:30pm: The National Guard

12/8 10am-11:30am: TBD
12pm-1:30pm: TBD

The Washington Center, Info Table
Tuesday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., MC Lobby Table #1
Learn how you can participate in an Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Explore how to build the skills, professional experience and network you need to launch the career you love. There are internships for every major.

The Washington Center, Info Session
Tuesday, September 28, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., MC 1839 Room
Meet with TWC Representative and learn how you can apply to participate in an Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C. All majors welcome.

Engagement Day: Career, Community, Connection Fair, Wednesday, September 29, 12:00 p.m.— 2:00 p.m.,
Athletic Center
Great opportunity for students to find an on or off-campus job with one of our many local retailers, businesses, or non-profits, or on campus! This event is also a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about clubs, on campus organizations, and getting involved both on campus. Representatives from over 50 on and off -campus businesses and organizations will be at this in person fair.

MA State Universities Fall Virtual Career Fairs on Handshake
The Massachusetts State Universities are hosting four joint virtual career fairs to be held on HANDSHAKE. Students will virtually meet with employers and explore internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities that meet their career goals, though video group chats and one-on-one sessions. Students MUST pre-register on Handshake.

Each fair is industry focused, but ALL majors are welcome to all fairs.
Register on Handshake at

MA State Universities Criminal Justice and Government
Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

MA State Universities Humanities, Nonprofit and Social Sciences
Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

MA State Universities STEM and Health Sciences
Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The 16th Annual Major/Minor Fair
Tuesday, October 27, 11:30 a.m.— 1:00 p.m., MC Forum
Students having difficulty choosing a major or a minor can learn more about which careers would correlate to their choices. Visit academic tables, Career Services, and International Education (Study Abroad). Students can ask questions about classes and skills needed for the major/minor they are considering, and how graduate school and internships play a role.

Upcoming events

Danforth Art Museum Spring Reception

Saturday, February 24, 2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jonathan Maynard Danforth Museum 2nd Floor

Organized by: Danforth Museum, Development & Alumni Relations Office

Artist Lisa Iglesias: Chivalry Timbers

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

2:30 pm - 4:20 pm

McCarthy Campus Center Forum, McCarthy Campus Center Mazmanian Art Gallery

Organized by: Arts & Ideas

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