Friday, May 10, 2013
Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan will become the new President of Illinois State University.
Framingham State University will be searching for a new leader. President Timothy Flanagan will become the new president of Illinois State University. He was one of four finalists for the position. On Friday, May 10 The Illinois State Univeristy Board of Trustees voted to hire Flanagan, who will start work at Illinois State on Aug.15. Flanagan said he was drawn to Illinois State because of its reputation as one of the top public universities in the country. He said the academic strength of the student body, with retention and graduation rates at an all-time high, and a faculty that promotes high standards in teaching, scholarship and public service. “Illinois State is recognized as a national leader for educating students who are prepared…
Monday, May 6, 2013
During the celebration of the last day of classes at FSU, students ran on the school's track to raise funds for the One Fund.
Student runners took to the track at Framingham State University on Friday to raise funds for the victims of the recent Boston marathon bombing. The event took place during the annual "Sandbox" celebration which brings students together with activities after the last day of classes for the year. Runners raised funds through pledges from friends and family members. Organizers of the event said they hoped to raise $1,000 through donations and t-shirt sales for the One Fund. Students celebrating their last day of class with the attractions next to the track had access to an array of free activities provided by FSU.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Internship Coordinator at Framingham State University and the Executive Director of the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau were named Unsung Heroines of 2013 by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women announced 83 Unsung Heroines of 2013, including two Framingham women. The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities, and towns. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them. Framingham resident Susan Nicholl, who is the first Executive Director of the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau, was nominated by Sen. Karen Spilka, who …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Marathon bombing victim plans to attend the student's graduation from the University on May 19.
A Framingham State University student reunited with the man he helped save after the blast at the Boston Marathon finish line. Ron Brassard and Robert Wheeler were strangers just a week ago. It was 23-year-old Robert Wheeler who took the shirt off his back and wrapped it around 51-year-old Ron Brassard's severely-injured leg. Brassard stood by the finish line with his wife and daughter to cheer a friend. Wheeler wasn't even supposed to run the race. A friend who couldn't make it gave the college senior his spot, reported WHDH-TV. "I hope I don't get banned from the Boston Marathon for this one," Wheeler told the TV station. "I didn't have a scratch on me. You don't think should I help someone. You're there. You do that." "We're going to …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Flanagan, who has been president at Framingham State since August 2006, is scheduled to participate in a Illinois State campus forum tomorrow, April 26.
Thursday, April 25
Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan is one of four finalists to become the next president of Illinois State University, Trustees announced. Flanagan, who has been president at Framingham State since August 2006, is scheduled to participate in a Illinois State campus forum tomorrow, April 26. Along with serving as President at Framingham State, Flanagan also is a professor of sociology at the university. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of criminal justice at State University of New York, College at Brockport in New York. He received a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Albany, State University of New York. Flanagan has done post-graduate work at Harvard …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Framingham Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Saturday, April 13: 3 arrests and 2 crashes 4:32 a.m. Family problem reported at 150 Second St. 4:45 a.m. Police arrested at her residence Cintia Nunes, 33, of 150 Second St. #309 of Framingham. Charged on a warrant. 11:44 a.m. Larceny reported at 1400 Worcester Rd. Apt 7609. 12:27 p.m. Report of a motor vehicle broken into at Walgreen's, 624 Waverley St. 4:58 p.m. Police arrested on Grant Street Jose Paredes, 27, of 249 Beaver St. of Framingham. Charged with operating a motor vehicle after license revoked, second offense. 7:35 p.m. Police arrested at Brooke Uttley of 30 Littlefield Ct, of Haverhill. Charged on a warrant at the Haverhill Police Station. 8:12 p.m. Larceny reported at Tedeschi's, 430 Waverley St. 8:15 p.m…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Framingham Downtown Renaissance and Framingham State University will host the first-ever Marathon Fest Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Framingham.
To promote interest and business in the downtown, the Framingham Downtown Renaissance and Framingham State University will host the first-ever Marathon Fest Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Framingham. The event will take place at the corners of Irving and Waverley and at Waverley and Concord streets. Remember traffic will be prohibited from crossing Waverley Street from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, due to the marathon in progress. The event will feature music, food, kids activities and more. Make signs at one of the craft tables and cheer on the runners. University student will also offer face painting. Buy anything anywhere that day in Downtown Framingham and get a chance to win very cool prizes, donated by merchants in …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A female student reported an indecent assault and battery to university police; the male resident student known to the victim, was removed from campus.
Framingham State University Police are investigating a fifth report of a sexual assault at the University this academic year. On the University Police Department's Facebook page and alert was posted on Thursday. It states on Wednesday, April 10 a University "female resident student reported a past indecent assault & battery. The accused F.S.U. male resident student is known to the victim. The suspect was questioned by F.S.U. Police and has been temporarily separated from campus. The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact FSU Police: 508-626-4911." This report makes the fifth report this academic year. In mid-September, a male student was accused of sexually assaulting three …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Public is invited to the free lecture at the McCarthy Center Forum on April 10 at 5 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to attend Framingham State University’s Spring 2013 Lyceum Lecture on Wednesday, April 10. Dr. Elaine Hartwick, chair of the University’s geography department will talk on her return to Christchurch, New Zeland after a seven-year absence. Her lecture is titled The Quakes of Christchurch, Natural and Social. During her absence, the city was devastated by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in 2010 and 2011 that destroyed iconic landmarks and the central business district. New Zealand also changed nationally during this time, moving from a socially progressive platform back to a conservative neo-Liberal government policy regime. During Dr. Hartwick’s sabbatical leave in spring of 2012, she researched the…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The fire in a dorm at North Hall on the campus of Framingham State University Friday damaged about 20 dorm rooms on six floors and caused about $50,000 worth of damage, according to the Framingham Fire Department.
A fire in North Hall, a dorm on the campus of Framingham State University Friday likely was caused by an overheated laptop, still plugged in, and left on a bed in a dorm room, said Framingham Fire Deputy Chief Kevin Burns However, Burns stressed, the fire is still under invesigation by the Framingham Fire Department. At 12:44 p.m. Friday, the automatic alarm system notified Framingham Fire of a possible fire in North Hall, the university's newest dorm. Framingham Fire responded with two engines, the rescue truck and a ladder truck, said Burns. "When we arrived on the scene, no smoke or fire was showing and the building was being evacuated," said Burns. But once inside, firefighters identified smoke on the sixth floor of the residence hall…