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Happening now—virtual commencement ceremony for EHPS students, complete with ukulele intro by Professor Dan Sarefield!
05/16/2020

Happening now—virtual commencement ceremony for EHPS students, complete with ukulele intro by Professor Dan Sarefield!

(Professor Emerita) Susan Williams’s book “Savory Suppers” was used as research for the new Little Women film: http://ww...
12/27/2019
‘Little Women’ food stylist dishes on period cooking, Laura Dern’s jam-making prowess, and the Alcotts’ love of granulated sugar - The Boston Globe

(Professor Emerita) Susan Williams’s book “Savory Suppers” was used as research for the new Little Women film: http://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/12/24/lifestyle/little-women-food-stylist-christine-tobin-period-cooking-laura-derns-jam-making-prowess-alcotts-love-granulated-sugar/

When Christine Tobin’s not preparing sweets for Josh Brolin or helping Laura Dern make jam, she is the food stylist at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. Tobin talked to the Globe about “Little Women,” movie dining — and a few on-set surprises.

#IchoseFitchburg
05/01/2018

#IchoseFitchburg

Motivation for those considering a career in library science: http://www.openculture.com/2018/04/apply-to-become-an-arch...
04/25/2018
Apply to Become an Archivist Overseeing Prince’s Artifacts & Archival Materials: Applications Are Being Accepted Now

Motivation for those considering a career in library science: http://www.openculture.com/2018/04/apply-to-become-an-archivist-overseeing-princes-artifacts-archival-materials.html

If all of Prince’s official releases somehow disappeared from history, you could still make a case for him as a singular, if unheard, musical genius based on his massive trove of unreleased material alone.

Ready for convocation!
04/19/2018

Ready for convocation!

Yes, that's a Redcoat with Professors Wachtel, Sarefield, and Jewell
04/19/2018

Yes, that's a Redcoat with Professors Wachtel, Sarefield, and Jewell

If you're in the Fitchburg/Fitchburg State region on 28 Feb/7:00 pm, please join us for our exciting, annual Internation...
02/21/2018

If you're in the Fitchburg/Fitchburg State region on 28 Feb/7:00 pm, please join us for our exciting, annual International and Conflict Studies Keynote Address by FSU Alumnus, Mr. Andrew Pottel (FSU 2009) -- "Why Shipping Matters: International Maritime Law and the Global Shipping Industry" (Hammond Campus Center/Room 314)

For anyone with teaching experience or degree -- the FBI has a position for you! Must be between 23 and 37 years old. ht...
01/31/2018
Special Agent: Education/Teaching Expert

For anyone with teaching experience or degree -- the FBI has a position for you! Must be between 23 and 37 years old. https://www.linkedin.com/comm/jobs/view/516664130?recommendedFlavor=SCHOOL_RECRUIT&refId=26281acf-f9ee-439c-9e47-a2a89f27fa0f&trk=eml-jymbii-organic-job-card&midToken=AQGEfkjq_MBhgA&trkEmail=eml-jobs_jymbii_digest-null-6-null-null-bzugp%7Ejd3608pd%7Eor-null-jobs%7Eview&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Aemail_jobs_jymbii_digest%3Bd5xsCEpLRBa%2BiWHPZoH3xg%3D%3D

As an FBI Special Agent with expertise in education and teaching, you’ll have a career like no other. Whether you’re a college or university professor (tenured, adjunct or otherwise), a faculty member, or an elementary, middle or high school teacher, you have a gift for relating with individuals...

Prof. Jewell takes selfies with EVERYONE
12/22/2017

Prof. Jewell takes selfies with EVERYONE

Ready for commencement
12/22/2017

Ready for commencement

Historian Karen Cox on the value of historical perspectives and historical learning.
09/30/2017
Historians need to use their power now

Historian Karen Cox on the value of historical perspectives and historical learning.

After Charlottesville and in an era when "fake news" is often alleged, historians have the power to provide clarity and perspective to a broader audience, writes Karen L. Cox.

Prof. Jewell will be giving a talk at the Bolton Public Library next Thursday at 7pm about the upcoming Ken Burns Vietna...
09/15/2017
NEWS

Prof. Jewell will be giving a talk at the Bolton Public Library next Thursday at 7pm about the upcoming Ken Burns Vietnam documentary.

Save the date: 9/21 for Vietnam discussion Posted August 17, 2017 ​ Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s latest documentary, a 10-part 18-hour series about Vietnam, will air on PBS stations starting...

Harvard Business Review
09/11/2017
Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review

It’s the way liberal arts majors think, that will help them benefit the tech industry.

FSU History major running for state Senate!
08/25/2017
Fitchburg's Kushmerek announces bid for Flanagan's Senate seat

FSU History major running for state Senate!

FITCHBURG -- City Council President Michael Kushmerek on Thursday became the first candidate to declare he will run for the state Senate seat that Jennifer Flanagan will quit next week to become the governor's appointee to the Cannabis Control

Professors Dee and Jewell before commencement yesterday in the Americanists corner of Miller...
05/21/2017

Professors Dee and Jewell before commencement yesterday in the Americanists corner of Miller...

History Major John Stephen had the most sensational outfit today.
05/20/2017

History Major John Stephen had the most sensational outfit today.

Our grads did us proud in the style department!
05/20/2017

Our grads did us proud in the style department!

History returns to the top major for Class of 2019
04/08/2017
History returns to the top major for Class of 2019

History returns to the top major for Class of 2019

History is the most popular major among members of the class of 2019 who have already declared, signaling a potential return for what was once Yale’s most popular program of study.Until the early

Prof. Josh Spero presenting his Harrod Lecture today.
02/28/2017

Prof. Josh Spero presenting his Harrod Lecture today.

If you can make it to Fitchburg State University this Tuesday at 3:30 (28 February), then please join us for this year's...
02/26/2017
Harrod Lecture explores Bolivian rule | Fitchburg State University

If you can make it to Fitchburg State University this Tuesday at 3:30 (28 February), then please join us for this year's Harrod Lecture, per below, in Presidents' Hall/Mazzaferro Center:

https://www.fitchburgstate.edu/news/harrod-lecture-explores-bolivian-rule/

All welcome to join to decompress at Beemer's Pub & Grill in downtown Fitchburg afterward @5:30!

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Honored to have this opportunity to present research to our University community and hope we can have EHPS students, fac...
02/02/2017

Honored to have this opportunity to present research to our University community and hope we can have EHPS students, faculty, staff, and alumni attend -- and participate! -- Josh

01/19/2017
Why Study History? Survey of History BAs Provides Some Real Answers

Why study history? https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/january-2017/why-study-history-survey-of-history-bas-provides-some-real-answers

“Wondering What to Do with Your BA in History?” is one of the AHA’s most popular publications. The AHA Today post first appeared in 2010 and attracts thousands of page views per month. The continued popularity of this post and others in the blog’s “What to Do with a BA in History” series shows a rea...

Looking for graduate credits in history this spring? Consider Dr. Reid Weber's HIST 9004: The European Reformation!
12/08/2016
The Defining Religious Event that Shaped the World

Looking for graduate credits in history this spring? Consider Dr. Reid Weber's HIST 9004: The European Reformation!

Join us as we hone our skills and explore this dynamic time in world history, the European Reformation. Course is appropriate for current and future teachers.

A must read for history students studying to be history teachers or considering becoming history teachers:
12/08/2016
The Remedy for the Spread of Fake News? History Teachers

A must read for history students studying to be history teachers or considering becoming history teachers:

Historical literacy, and the healthy skepticism that comes with it, provides the framework for being able to discern truth from fiction

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