Fitchburg State University Humanities Department

Fitchburg State University Humanities Department The Humanities department at Fitchburg State University is home to art, music, philosophy, and world languages.

The Humanities Department is home to Art, Music, Philosophy, and Languages, fields that have influenced the development of our culture as much as science and technology. In today's ever-changing global job market, students will need to understand complex relationships between the many layers of their responsibilities, not just their particular job-related skills. The separate disciplines in Humanities foster the kind of creative and critical thinking skills, as well as inter-cultural awareness, that are vital to success in our globalized society. The Department is also the home of the Interdisciplinary Studies Major. Art offers students the chance to study art history and studio art through a wide range of topics, including art history from antiquity to the present day and Non-western perspectives, as well as drawing, painting, sculpture, and 2-D and 3-D design. The Art faculty also sponsors a biannual gallery exhibit to showcase student achievements. The Music area offers a wide range of courses in music history, theory, composition, and performance, and also sponsors a number of choral and instrumental performance groups featured in concerts every semester, and which perform at other university functions. Philosophy offers courses in human nature, logic, world religions, among many others—essential elements of a liberal arts curriculum. Foreign languages at Fitchburg State University have expanded to reflect an increasingly global focus, and students may now study Arabic, Italian, French, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. They may also gain credits through diverse study abroad opportunities.

Mission: “The Humanities Department at Fitchburg State University, comprised of Art, Music, Philosophy, and World Languages, dedicates itself to the mission of excellence in teaching and learning at Fitchburg State University through investigations of artistic, cultural and social contexts that inform contemporary global society. The Humanities Department encourages inquiry and self-reflection by offering a practical and broadly based innovative curriculum that recognizes the increasingly porous boundaries between disciplines. The Humanities curriculum develops the student's capacity for cross-disciplinary reflection, promotes creative and critical thinking, and fosters an understanding of diverse viewpoints. It delivers a strong educational foundation that provides the student with essential skills needed for lifelong learning."

10/12/2015

CONCERT THIS WEEK!

Foundation Music Program Faculty Recital
Kent Hall- October 14, 2015 7pm

Instructors in the Foundation Music Lesson Program offer a short program of various musical styles - free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Joe Mazzarella-piano, Jimmy Morrell-guitar

Spanish Soap by Joe Mazzarella
Isfahan by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington
Peace by Horace Silver

Evan Lattimore-percussion

Tympani Solo #1" by Hans Wonkelbac

Paul Luria- guitar Paula Cookson Luria- vocals

Lady Be good by George Gershwin
How Long - Traditional
Lay My Burden Down - Traditional Spiritual

CALL FOR STUDENT SUBMISSIONS - - ARTeries2015Student Art Exhibition: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Mixed-Media ArtSubmi...
03/16/2015
ARTeries 2015 | Fitchburg State University

CALL FOR STUDENT SUBMISSIONS - -

ARTeries2015
Student Art Exhibition:
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Mixed-Media Art

Submit your work today. ARTeries is the Art Department's juried exhibition, showcasing the strongest original student work. This annual show celebrates & showcases the artistic talents of our students.

ARTeries is competitive; a faculty panel will select artworks from the pool of submissions.
Details on how to submit @ fitchburgstate.edu/ARTeries2015

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03/16/2015

Hi Friends: You won't want to miss this upcoming concert!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Humanities Department Visiting Artist Recital with Pianist Pei-yeh Tsai. KENT RECITAL HALL.

Russian music of the twentieth century including Anatoly Liadov’s Music Box and Barcarolle, Nikolai Medtner’s Four Fairy Tales, and Sergei Prokofiev Five Selected Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op. 75. The second half of the recital will feature Franz Schubert’s late Sonata in C minor D 958.

Free and open to the public.

01/22/2015

Wednesday, March 4th, FOUNDATION MUSIC LESSON PROGRAM FACULTY RECITAL, 7:00 p.m., KENT RECITAL HALL.

Wednesday, March 25, Humanities Department Visiting Artist Recital: Pei-yeh Tsai, piano, 7:00 p.m., KENT RECITAL HALL.

12/04/2014

Come join us for some musical enjoyment in this busy pre-holiday season!

For further information please call 978-855-3276.

Monday, December 8, Winter Choral Concert, 7:30 PM, Weston Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 10, FOUNDATION Music Lesson Program Student Recital, 6 p.m., Kent Recital Hall.

Wednesday, December 10, WINTER BAND AND ENSEMBLES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Weston auditorium. (after the student recital in Kent)

11/20/2014

The holidays will be here soon. Come to one of our music events to get in the spirit! These will be free and open to the public.

Monday, December 8, Winter Choral Concert, 7:30 PM, Weston Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 10, FOUNDATION Music Lesson Program Student Recital, 6 p.m., Kent Recital Hall.

Wednesday, December 10, WINTER BAND AND ENSEMBLES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m, Weston Auditorium. (after the student recital in Kent).

11/13/2014

Hey Guys! Lookout for Canto e Cantici upcoming concert videos and photos!

11/13/2014

"Such an amazing performance at Canti e Cantici last night – There was a full house of students, faculty, staff and community members! Great selection of pieces, and the musicians were outstanding! And thanks Michele Caniato for all your work organizing this and for your superb composition on St. Francis." - Rala I. Diakité

11/13/2014

THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE INVITES YOU TO A NIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL CUISINE AND POETRY

On Monday, November 24th, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Falcon Hub

THERE WILL BE A POTLUCK DINNER WITH EVERYONE BRINGING A DISH FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FOLLOWED BY AN INTERNATIONAL POETRY SLAM.

International Poetry Slam: Bring a poem/piece of prose by yourself or your favorite author in any language except English. We’d like to have as many languages as possible represented. You can introduce it in English, and plan to recite/perform/read it for no more than 5 minutes. Make a copy with the text and English translation, or email it to [email protected] by Thurs. Nov. 20th.

11/06/2014

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Number of people using our beautiful practice rooms, in the Conlon Fine Arts Building. COME TRY THEM OUT. Located at CNFA 264. Request card swipe access with our Office Administrator Paula DeLisle in CNFA 263.

There are also 4 practice rooms off the lobby of Conlon (North Street side) that do not require card swipe, each with a Boston upright piano! Open until 8 pm weekdays.

Come play with us!!!!

11/06/2014

Come celebrate International Month at Fitchburg State University!

Thursday, November 6th: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion of Climate Change and Global Action on Thursday Nov. 6th from 12:30-1:45 in Hammond Tower 214.

Monday, November 10th: Student Panel Experiencing Prejudice, Center for Conflict Studies, 3:30-5 pm, Ellis White.

Wednesday November 12th: A Taste of the World in Coffee, 3:30-5 pm, Hammond Ground Floor.

Wednesday November 12th: An Evening of Italian Music, 7 pm Kent Recital Hall.

Monday November 17th: Verona Reunion, 3:30-5 PM, Hammond S08.

Tuesday, November 18th: "Spoken Word" 8- 10:30 pm, Hammond Pub.

Wednesday, November 19th: Center for Conflict Studies and International Studies Speaker Series, Film Screening & Talk with Film Director, 3:30-5:30 pm, Ellis White.

Thursday, November 20th: Exploring the EPals Community, 12:30- 1:45 pm, McKay C159.

Thursday, November 20th: Rabbit Proof Fence, Fitchburg Public Library Film Series, Fitchburg Public Library, 4-6 pm.

Monday, November 24th: Film Screening and Talk with Film Director, 12:30-2:30pm, Science Lecture Hall.

Monday, November 24th: 2nd Annual International Potluck Dinner & Poetry Slam, 5:30-7:30pm, Falcon Hub.

Please join us for our upcoming events:Wednesday, November 5th 2014 at 2:00 and 3:30 p.m, Canti e Cantici: Workshop with...
10/30/2014

Please join us for our upcoming events:

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 at 2:00 and 3:30 p.m, Canti e Cantici: Workshop with Maria Ferrante, soprano, and Michele Caniato, composer, KENT RECITAL HALL.

Wednesday, November 12 2014, at 7 p.m, Canti e Cantici: Songs on Timeless Italian Poetry, recital with Maria Ferrante, soprano, KENT RECITAL HALL.

Professor Hildy Schilling and the FSU Community Orchestra at 118th Graduate Commencement on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
05/20/2014

Professor Hildy Schilling and the FSU Community Orchestra at 118th Graduate Commencement on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

ARTeries is Fitchburg State University Art Department’s annual juried exhibition that showcases the strongest original...
04/22/2014

ARTeries is Fitchburg State University Art Department’s annual juried exhibition that showcases the strongest original student work in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed-media art. ARTeries provides an opportunity for the university community to celebrate the artistic talents of Fitchburg State students. As a “juried” show, ARTeries is competitive; a panel will select works for the exhibition from the pool of submissions. Below are photos of the Student Art Exhibit for 2014.

Honors students of Professor Susan Wadsworth's Mozart to Modernism class took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts and Bost...
04/22/2014

Honors students of Professor Susan Wadsworth's Mozart to Modernism class took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony Orchestra on April 11th. Below are some pictures of their trip.

Come check out the Spring Band Concert, Thursday, April 10th at 7:30pm in the Weston Auditorium (353 North St). The Jazz...
04/08/2014

Come check out the Spring Band Concert, Thursday, April 10th at 7:30pm in the Weston Auditorium (353 North St). The Jazz Band will perform first followed by the Concert Band. Admission is free and open to the public.

To listen to and see the ensembles in action visit their YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/FSUHumanitiesDept. But don’t miss this opportunity to listen to them live with a whole new program.

Spring 2014 Art of Puppetry Students Invade Conlon!
03/14/2014

Spring 2014 Art of Puppetry Students Invade Conlon!

Attention IDIS students! There will be a MANDATORY Capstone orientation this Tuesday, March 18 @ 3:30 pm in CNFA 257 for...
03/14/2014

Attention IDIS students! There will be a MANDATORY Capstone orientation this Tuesday, March 18 @ 3:30 pm in CNFA 257 for all Day IDIS students planning to complete their Capstone project during the Summer I, Summer II or Fall 2014 semester. See the flyer below for more information.

The Foundation Music Lesson Program is holding its Spring faculty recital this coming Wednesday, March 19 @ 7pm, Kent Re...
03/14/2014

The Foundation Music Lesson Program is holding its Spring faculty recital this coming Wednesday, March 19 @ 7pm, Kent Recital Hall. Come catch your favorite instructors and FSU faculty in action. Best part? It's FREE!

Ever wonder what your art professors are up to when they're not in class?... Check out their work at the Sanders Adminis...
02/04/2014

Ever wonder what your art professors are up to when they're not in class?... Check out their work at the Sanders Administration Building as part of the Faculty Show!

Get started on your New Year's resolutions and learn something new! Fitchburg State offers PRIVATE music lessons to stud...
01/13/2014
Foundation Music Lesson Program | Fitchburg State University

Get started on your New Year's resolutions and learn something new! Fitchburg State offers PRIVATE music lessons to students, staff, and community members.

For more info, click here: http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/academics/academic-departments/humanities-dept/music/foundation-music-lesson-program/

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The Humanities Winter Concert Series is next week! Come support our musical ensembles: choir, chamber singers, Harmonic ...
12/04/2013

The Humanities Winter Concert Series is next week! Come support our musical ensembles: choir, chamber singers, Harmonic Velocity (student a capella group), chamber orchestra, jazz band and concert band. So many concerts to choose from!!

10/30/2013

Don't forget today's St. Francis of Assisi lecture @ 11 am in Kent Recital Hall!!

Dr. Rala Diakite is giving a lecture this week on St. Francis of Assisi. It is the second event in a 4 part series, spon...
10/28/2013

Dr. Rala Diakite is giving a lecture this week on St. Francis of Assisi. It is the second event in a 4 part series, sponsored by the Center for Italian Culture. Check out the poster for more info!!

10/25/2013

You know you're in Conlon Fine Arts when an impromptu a capella concert breaks out in the stairwell... #HarmonicVelocity #studentacapella #cantwaitforthechoralconcert

Fitchburg State University Humanities Department's cover photo
10/21/2013

Fitchburg State University Humanities Department's cover photo

One of our professors, Susan Wadsworth, is opening her studio as part of the The Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour over Colum...
10/07/2013
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One of our professors, Susan Wadsworth, is opening her studio as part of the The Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour over Columbus Day weekend: Oct. 12 and 13 from 10 am - 5pm. Over seventy-five studios are open in the Monadnock region of southern NH whether through FFAST or the Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony open studios.

More information is available at http://www.fallfoliageartstudiotour.com/Home.html or http://monadnockart.org/index.php/art-tour. At the first FFAST site, you can even see artists at work in short videos. The media is wide-ranging: you can see sculpture, jewelry, fiber, photography, painting, fine furniture, wood turning, and more.

Pianos are popping up all around Boston for the "Play Me I'm Yours" program. Did you know FSU has 16 pianos on campus? P...
09/25/2013

Pianos are popping up all around Boston for the "Play Me I'm Yours" program. Did you know FSU has 16 pianos on campus? PLAY THEM, THEY'RE YOURS!

ATTENTION IDIS MAJORS who have YET TO COMPLETE THE CAPSTONE and plan on graduating Spring or Fall 2014:We are having our...
09/24/2013

ATTENTION IDIS MAJORS who have YET TO COMPLETE THE CAPSTONE and plan on graduating Spring or Fall 2014:

We are having our IDIS Capstone Orientation on Thursday, October 10th @ 3:30 pm for Day students and 5 pm for Evening students.

Come learn about the steps you need to take to complete your Capstone and graduate on time!

Professor Sally Moore was featured in the recently published book "100 Boston Artists." Check out the spread! (You can a...
09/12/2013

Professor Sally Moore was featured in the recently published book "100 Boston Artists." Check out the spread! (You can also purchase the book on Amazon too: http://amzn.to/1aFFVXW)

09/05/2013

First day of classes!! Tell us what art, music, philosophy and language classes you are taking!

Registration is now open for the Foundation Music Lesson Program! Students, staff and community members are welcome to p...
09/03/2013
Foundation Music Lesson Program | Fitchburg State University

Registration is now open for the Foundation Music Lesson Program! Students, staff and community members are welcome to participate. Tell us, what instrument would YOU be interested in learning this Fall?

http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/academics/academic-departments/humanities-dept/music/foundation-music-lesson-program/

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The Fall Handbook and Registration forms for the Foundation Music Lesson Program are now up on the website! If you have ...
08/21/2013
Foundation Music Lesson Program | Fitchburg State University

The Fall Handbook and Registration forms for the Foundation Music Lesson Program are now up on the website! If you have ever considered learning an instrument, here is your chance to register. Lessons are open not only to FSU students and staff, but also to community members.

http://fitchburgstate.edu/academics/academic-departments/humanities-dept/music/foundation-music-lesson-program/

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Professor Walter Jeffko's 3rd edition of "Contemporary Ethical Issues" is available for purchase now! See the flyer from...
05/17/2013

Professor Walter Jeffko's 3rd edition of "Contemporary Ethical Issues" is available for purchase now! See the flyer from Prometheus Books below for more information:

Community Music Lesson Program at Fitchburg State University
05/07/2013

Community Music Lesson Program at Fitchburg State University

Hello everyone,

Don't miss students of the Foundation Music Lesson Program in action on Sunday, May 12! They will be showing off all they've learned this semester at Kent Recital Hall @ 3pm.

Such a beautiful day for some blues in the courtyard!
04/24/2013

Such a beautiful day for some blues in the courtyard!

Today's Undergraduate Research Conference features the art work of some of Professor Sally Moore's students!
04/23/2013

Today's Undergraduate Research Conference features the art work of some of Professor Sally Moore's students!

Student artwork on display in the Hammond lounge as part of the Undergraduate Research conference, running 'til 12:30 p.m. This afternoon at 2 p.m. is the Honors Convocation at Weston.

Hello everyone,Check out TWO impromptu musical performances brought to you by the Humanities department, both tomorrow a...
04/23/2013

Hello everyone,

Check out TWO impromptu musical performances brought to you by the Humanities department, both tomorrow and Thursday at 3:30 pm in the gazebo outside the Sanders Administration Building!

Professor Walter Jeffko's third edition of "Contemporary Ethical Issues" will be in print soon! Here is a link to the co...
04/02/2013
Cover Copy for Newest Edition of Walter Jeffko's Book

Professor Walter Jeffko's third edition of "Contemporary Ethical Issues" will be in print soon! Here is a link to the cover copy while you wait:

http://fitchburgstatehumanities.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/cover-copy-for-newest-edition-of-walter-jeffkos-book/

Philosophy Professor Walter Jeffko's third edition of his Contemporary Ethical Issues book will be published very soon through Prometheus Books. See below for the copy that will be included on the ...

03/28/2013

DON'T FORGET!!

There is a REQUIRED IDIS Capstone Orientation for students who plan on completing the Capstone during the Fall 2013 semester.

Date: TODAY!!
Time: 3:30 pm for Day students and 5 pm for Evening students
Location: Conlon Fine Arts, Room 257

The Humanities Department Chair and the IDIS Advising Coordinator will let you know what is required of you during the Capstone process. Snacks/beverages will be provided!

ATTENTION: All IDIS students planning on completing their Capstone in the Fall semester - There is a REQUIRED IDIS Capst...
03/25/2013
Fitchburg State University

ATTENTION: All IDIS students planning on completing their Capstone in the Fall semester - There is a REQUIRED IDIS Capstone Orientation this Thursday, March 28th at 3:30 pm in Conlon Fine Arts, Room 257.

The Chair of the Humanities Department and the IDIS Advising Coordinator will go over what YOU have to do in order to complete your Capstone project. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Humanities Secretary at [email protected].

Hope to see you there!

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Music Professor Paul Beaudoin has been invited to present at the “eLearning in Action” conference at Sharjah Higher ...
03/11/2013

Music Professor Paul Beaudoin has been invited to present at the “eLearning in Action” conference at Sharjah Higher College of Technology, UAE, on April 2, 2013.

His paper “iTunes, YouTube and Me: Augmenting Your Classroom with Web-Based Media” describes the strategies and techniques he has developed for teaching several popular music and art classes. In addition, Dr. Beaudoin will be participating in a plenary session that addresses how technology is redefining education.

His paper will be published in a book called “Redefining Education,” which will be available this August.

For more information regarding the event, and to read the Dr. Beaudoin's abstract, please visit the following link: http://shct.hct.ac.ae/events/edtechpd2013/pres_details/presentationsList.asp.

Can you guess which Humanities Department professor this is?? (Hint: She may or may not teach Puppetry...)
03/05/2013

Can you guess which Humanities Department professor this is?? (Hint: She may or may not teach Puppetry...)

Address

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA
01420

General information

Location: Conlon Fine Arts Building, Room 263 Chairperson: Dr. Rala Diakite, 978-665-4706 Secretary: Paula DeLisle, 978-665-3276 Admissions Office: 978-665-3144 or [email protected]

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