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#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

James K. Galbraith's lecture on October 11, 2016
12/03/2016
Inequality: The Economic Issue of our Age

James K. Galbraith's lecture on October 11, 2016

Celebrated economist James K. Galbraith, currently a professor at the Lyndon B. John School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, delivered an enlightening talk on the reality of social and economic inequality at Fitchburg State University's Elli...

11/23/2016
Meetings and Executive Assistant

A really great job for a history major! Located in Washington, D.C.: http://careers.historians.org/jobs/8622169

SUMMARY: The meetings and executive assistant provides administrative support for the meetings coordinator, deputy director, and executive director. This work includes various tasks essential to the planning of the AHA’s annual meeting, the largest gathering of his...

Thank you to everyone who attended Dr. David Staley's talk, "A History of Digital History" last night! Special thanks to...
11/03/2016

Thank you to everyone who attended Dr. David Staley's talk, "A History of Digital History" last night! Special thanks to our students for providing stimulating talking points for both Dr. Staley and FSU faculty to think about as our world becomes more digital. We look forward to continuing the conversation for years to come.

Thank you to Professor Staley for presenting such a stimulating vision of the past and future of studying history!

10/26/2016
H-Net Job Guide

Any grads who conducted oral histories with Prof. Baker: History Makers in Chicago is hiring! https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53969

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full-time Video Oral History Researcher/Processor as part of a three-year grant funded project(2017) in order to make The HistoryMakers, unique, digital video oral history archive accessible to users worldwide. Those hired must have a background in African American...

Thinking about the future of history? EHPS is proud to sponsor digital historian David Staley, who will be putting the d...
10/26/2016

Thinking about the future of history? EHPS is proud to sponsor digital historian David Staley, who will be putting the digital age into historical context so we can think more intelligently about the future of the field. As we all think about our own futures, we should be thinking creatively about our own places in an ever-changing world. Join us Nov. 2 at 7pm!

WGSS panel on the history of Women's Studies at Fitchburg State, including former department chair and instigator, Shirl...
10/14/2016

WGSS panel on the history of Women's Studies at Fitchburg State, including former department chair and instigator, Shirley Wagner (far left).

To All FSU Students!Join me on an incredible, life-changing journey to Kraków, Poland during spring break 2017, as part...
10/14/2016
Spring Break 2017, Krakow, Poland | Fitchburg State University

To All FSU Students!

Join me on an incredible, life-changing journey to Kraków, Poland during spring break 2017, as part of my "Europe Today" Course!

You can gain credit in either HIST 2110 or Political Science 2110! International Study Minors also gain credit.

See FSU Study Abroad link below for the Poland trip's specifics, description of the Europe Today Course, and student testimonials from our 2015 travels.

I'll also hold a "Poland Trip Overview Session" for students on 27 October at 3:30 in Percival 103.

Hope you join us for this great adventure!

Prof. Spero
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http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/offices-services-directory/international-education/study-abroad/spring-break-2017-krakow-poland/

At President Lapidus's inauguration
10/13/2016

At President Lapidus's inauguration

Prof. Baker presenting the history of Fitchburg State's free speech movement as part of the events for inauguration, wit...
10/13/2016

Prof. Baker presenting the history of Fitchburg State's free speech movement as part of the events for inauguration, with alumni and students.

Check out this new course, team taught by Professors Jewell and Lieberman, next semester:
10/13/2016

Check out this new course, team taught by Professors Jewell and Lieberman, next semester:

Prof. Katherine Jewell is presenting research from her new book project at Roger Williams University on Nov. 1:
10/11/2016

Prof. Katherine Jewell is presenting research from her new book project at Roger Williams University on Nov. 1:

Join us for the 2016-2017 Joshua B. Stein Works in Progress Lecture Series.

Our first talk is on Tuesday 1st November 2016.
Dr. Katherine R. Jewell (Fitchburg State University)
“From Counterculture to Indie Rock: Tracing a New History of Student Activism in College Radio"
5pm - Mary Teft White Center (University Library)

Please email Dr. Carrington-Farmer for more details

Come see EHPS's own Teresa Thomas speak about the restoration of Italian churches and performance halls!
09/30/2016

Come see EHPS's own Teresa Thomas speak about the restoration of Italian churches and performance halls!

Dear Students and Faculty, We're very excited to welcome back to campus, Ms. Jessica Glover, FSU Political Science, Inte...
09/28/2016

Dear Students and Faculty,

We're very excited to welcome back to campus, Ms. Jessica Glover, FSU Political Science, International Studies, and Peace Studies alumna from the Class of 2008, to deliver our 4 October/7:00 pm International and Conflict Studies Keynote Speaker Series Address!

As an International Program Specialist at NASA Headquarters, Ms. Glover will offer her personal views on space and international cooperation, as part of international public service careers in this public, off-the-record, and non-official presentation.

We hope you can join us in the Science Center’s John L. Randall Lecture Hall for Ms. Glover’s Keynote Address (Please see details below/attached).

Sincerely,

Josh/Prof. Spero

Joshua B. Spero, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
International Studies Minor Program Coordinator
Washington Center Internship Coordinator at Fitchburg State
Political Science Internship Coordinator

Department of Economics, History, and Political Science
Miller Hall, Room 306
Fitchburg State University
Phone: 978-665-3214
Web Site:
http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/faculty-profiles/joshua-spero/

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09/28/2016

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