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The average college student may feel as easy as sharing a straw with a friend or sitting too close to an infected party. Bringing out the tissues is often a sign rived with a vengeance. Students and staff around campus are taking steps to the community on prevention methods. FSU’s Health and Wellness Center is providing students with Type A and lenol and instructions.
From the McCarthy Center Starbucks, coffee drinkers and homework doers can easily read a sign in the cafeteria that displays the school’s name - “Framingham State College” - or at least, its former name. More than two years after legislation was passed making Framingham State College Framingham State University, remnants such as the Dining Commons sign bearing the college title can still be found around the campus. Such “left-
Ilene Hofrenning, director of the Health and Wellness Center, indicated monly a fever of over 100 degrees, a sore throat and a cough. Other symptoms include headaches, muscle aches, vomiting and diarrhea. can be contracted within six feet of contact, said Hofrenning. Objects such as doorknobs, tables, and phones, can harbor infectious agents that can be transported from one person to another. Last semester, the Health and Wellness Center staff reported that 11 resisemester, there have been six cases reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, last week, 2.43 percent of
Mass. residents visited the hospital for
people are contagious 24 hours before symptoms show,” said Hofrenning. There are four main prevention methods Hofrenning strongly encourages cine provided by Health Services, which one who is sick, and stay away from
The Emergency Preparedness Committee is updating the Campus Pandemic Preparedness Plan this winter to accommodate changes made to the campus. The current plan consists of six guidelines. A new draft is in the works, said Chief of Staff and General Counsel Rita Colucci. paredness, states that the Emergency Operations Planning and Action team is responsible for maintaining the college’s readiness to deal with a pandemic. The second guideline, which outlines the communication procedure, says that the team will use the school’s website, portal (MyFramingham), e-mail, and the emergency phone line to contact faculty, students and staff before, during and after outbreaks. The guideline also lists emergency numbers such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Centers for Disease Control. The Dean of Students is given the responsibility of contacting people within the campus community, the Director of Health Services is to notify the Departments of Public Health, and the Chief of Campus Police is to notify Framingham and State Police and the Framingham Fire Department. The next set of guidelines outlines the operations of the campus according to level of risk.
wash your hands throughout the day. Fourth, practice “cough etiquette. ” Ho-
cases of pandemic-related illness in the
into your sleeve, because the virus often dies in fabrics. The Health and Wellness Center staff
cases in the New England region. In this scenario, advisories would be given to the campus community with information on how to avoid contracting the disease. Respiratory safety equipment is made avail-
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over” examples point to some important questions about FSU: what does it mean to be a university and how has Framingham State adapted to its current name? Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill on July 28, 2010 that rebranded Massachusetts’ nine public colleges as universities,
state colleges - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Massachusetts Maritime Academy - retained their existing names and but became part of the new university system. According to a mass.edu online infor-
known as the Massachusetts State University System. As a result, six state colleges - Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem,
the Massachusetts state colleges already were regional teaching universities in everything but name. As comprehensive institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, the state colleges all met nation-
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ties.” The PDF explains that while six of the aforementioned institutions’ names would change and all nine would become part of the university system, their missions would not change. Executive Vice President Dale Hamel said he thinks Framingham State’s becoming a university “was in many ways, just a nomenclature change.” He said the school has matured as an institution through what he believes had - Continued on page 3
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Well, I majored in education and Spanish at Boston College many years ago, and I received my Master’s at Middlebury College - a school well known for its foreign language education. In an effort to perfect my language skills, I have spent, over the years, numerous visits over in Spain and Latin America. I’ve traveled to Mexico, Central America and South America. I spent one whole summer traveling through South America. It was quite impressive. Peru was wonderful. They all have their own attractions. I want to go back to see them all.
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From high school, I was always fascinated with it - I just loved it. I did well in it. I found out that [studying Spanish] was more vocabulary, however. I would do well on my tests in high school, but it turned out they were cabulary. I soon found out that there was a lot more to learning a language than that. But I just always really liked it and kept at it.
I love Spanish and I love teaching it. I’ve been doing it for over 40 years. I kept thinking, “What else can I do with my life?” I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to do. … I’m always trying to improve my craft as a teacher and improve my systems and my methods. I think that’s what kept me motivated - I didn’t allow myself to become complacent. But the best part is, I guess, the students and the people. It’s a great com/The Gatepost munity [at FSU].
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Well traveling, I guess, because even at Boston College as an undergrad, I did a summer in Mexico studying. Right after undergraduate college, I went to Spain and lived there for a summer and then started teaching. Ever since then, travel has been part of my vocabulary.
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[The modern languages department] is working on a presentation night at the school. We might as well give it a plug. The students don’t even know this yet, but they’re going to be creating skits in class and then each class will select a winner from their group and they’re going to have an awards night where those students are going to present their skits in a public forum. There is going to be Spanish and French. All the languages we teach - Portuguese, Chinese and Sign Language.
Well, you know, just remember to have integrity and be hardworking. You can accomplish a lot. … You’re more capable than you think you are. But I think today, the work ethic is an issue. I’m concerned about it. I think people have taken their eyes off the ball in terms of the work ethic. Anything you want to do well, you should want to do it well. Take pride in that. Some people don’t seem to be interested in that and they just want the short cuts - where’s the money part at the end, you know what I mean? Have a standard that you set for yourself.
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been “six or seven name changes prior to this one.” According to the mass.edu site, beestablished in the 1830s and 40s, they
He said the school budget has not been affected by the change to university is personnel costs, so if there had been a a result of changes in compensation.
State what is being offered here. “We have a lot of graduate students and our programs are growing - like they are at the undergraduate program,” she said. There are currently 933 students in
evolving missions - from normal schools to state teachers’ colleges, and state colleges in the 1960s, to the latest change to states college systems had already been renamed state universities prior to the change in Massachusetts. Because Framingham State has been “heavily invested in graduate education,” Hamel said, and “most other states” had already made the transition, the name change made sense. President Timothy Flanagan agreed with Hamel, saying in an e-mail, “For FSU, the name change represented a more accurate and up-to-date description of the academic institution that we’ve
- Dale Hamel, Executive Vice President However, there was no linkage between salaries and becoming a university. According to the mass.edu PDF, “As state universities, our campuses will be better positioned to compete for private foundational and federal government funding, and will help … attract the best faculty from a national pool of candidates.”
about naming colleges and universities, but typically, American universities have a broad number and range of graduate programs and a comprehensive array of undergraduate programs - using that criteria, FSU has been a university for decades.”
Hamel said that from an operational perspective, he doesn’t think the change to university status has impacted faculty, staff or students. From a “more public perspective” however, he said he thinks there has been better recognition of the school’s role in terms of academic offerings.
Flanagan said that while Framingham State’s name changed more than two years ago, there are a “few examples of the old nomenclature still around the campus. “In fact, I still have some old Framingham State College ties and sweatshirts that I intend to keep for legacy purposes!” he said in an e-mail. According to Hamel, there are “small instances” around campus where students and university employees can still see “Framingham State College,” but most cases are addressed on a “piecemeal basis” when something needs to be replaced or a renovation project is taking place. He said that unless something is “very apparent,” certain cases will only be addressed “as need be.”
that, I believe,” he said. Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda Vaden-Goad said she thinks the change to university status affects those FSU faculty members who teach in the graduate program, because it’s not un-
signs), like those on the Mass. Pike, and the school letterhead have been updated. Rather than replacing signs on campus, he said, their name plates are replaced. nage change “was the big ‘C’ on the ‘FSU’ sign. … That made papers. … It wasn’t a small project,” he said. Hamel said he doesn’t know if every sign on campus will be changed. “In many places, you still see things like the air raid shelter sign. … In some ways, it’s the lore of the campus.” According to the mass.edu PDF, “The only costs associated with this name change will be minor ones related to new signage and stationary, which the colleges would replace in the normal course of business and within existing budgets.” Hamel said he didn’t have the exact associated with the name change to FSU, but that it was “in the tens of thousands.” That estimate only includes changes to bigger items, such as directional signage, because smaller items are changed as part of the regular operational renewal of facilities.
the master’s degree and post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs at FSU, said Vaden-Goad. Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS) Karen Druffel said she thinks the impact of the change to university status on faculty has been minimal, because in many ways, they are functioning with the same expectations they had before the change. One positive effect of the change, she said, is that the university has made it easier for faculty to pursue research and cause those kinds of activities are now more in line with larger university goals. History Professor Nicholas Racheotes, who has been teaching at FSU for almost 35 years, said he doesn’t know if the change to university status has impacted faculty. “I don’t think it’s impacted us very much, because even though we haven’t been a university in name, many of us have acted as though we were a univer-
common for people to think the word “college” implies that an institution only offers undergraduate-level programs. “For our faculty who are teaching primarily in the graduate programs, I would think that for them, they feel better described,” she said. Other than that, she said, FSU’s faculty are just “busy doing an excellent job. They’re teaching, they’re scholars, they’re serving the university, they’re serving the community. And they have been at that steadily and will continue to do that.” Vaden-Goad said she doesn’t think what faculty members do has changed since the school became a university, but the new distinction may better explain to their colleagues outside of Framingham
sity in fact,” he said. The only impact he said he could see going forward is the development of “some more master’s-level programs so that we offer more to the community as a university.” Vaden-Goad said the change to university status has not affected expectations for faculty members to publish work. “When we hire - faculty members start out as scholars. … And so, they come to the university already having done research, or creative activities, or whatever their discipline requires for scholarship. And they’re already excited about that - they already do that kind of work, and they’re contributing to their
One way she thinks about publishing, said Vaden-Goad, is that faculty mem“Exactly how they do their scholarship has a lot to do with them - you know, Druffel agreed with Vaden-Goad that requirements for faculty to publish have not changed. However, she said she thinks faculty feel they have more to do because both the university and the student population are growing. Druffel said she also thinks changes in higher education, such as the extent to which faculty should be concerned about assisting students in their careers and a “greater emphasis” from outside standable evaluation or assessment measures, have affected faculty more than the “shift” to becoming a university. “These are things that departments have always done in a way that made sense to us,” she said. “But converting that information to something that can be NEASC [The New England Association of Schools and Colleges], for example, requires a little bit more work on our part.” She said while she feels “proud” and her colleagues are doing and the new kinds of ideas it provides about how faculty can collaborate, whenever they are faced with new opportunities in their research, there is “some level of stress in deciding how to work that into all of the other things that you want to do.” Druffel added that because of a need to share material with outside groups and internally within departments at FSU, she thinks more work is added for faculty. Chair of the English Department and Elaine Beilin, who has been teaching at FSU for 27 years, said one question that came up fairly early in light of the name change was, “What did this mean for the amount of research time faculty would spend, or the amount of research they were expected to produce?” She said the English department has always operated under the assumption that part of doing English studies involves research and publishing. In English, she said, research doesn’t take a lot of resources, whereas the “sciences take a huge amount of resources.” The English department, she said, is a “writing department and a research department before we even set foot into the classroom.” Because of that, Beilin said she doesn’t think the change to university the English department has been doing. Rather, she said, there was some concern about “quantity, not quality. “Did becoming a university mean that there was going to be time taken away from our teaching?” she asked. According to the contract for faculty, said Beilin, “Framingham State is primarily a teaching institution. “I think there was a considerable amount of anxiety about that, because we had a strong identity as a very studentcentered, student-oriented institution, - Continued on page 4
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broken,” she said. While Beilin said she doesn’t think more pressure has been placed on faculty, if the “net effect” of the change to university status was “research is now your most important thing,” she would contractual. She said there is nothing in the abovementioned contract that says faculty have to have published a certain amount of articles or books before personnel actions, and that she would resist any attempt to enact that. “It’s very clear what our contract says - that what we’re working on is research, scholarship and creativity that is of a
“Scholarship is really strengthened by teaching, and teaching is strengthened by scholarship,” she said. Vaden-Goad said she thinks more faculty are bringing their students into their research, which serves as another form of teaching. “It’s very important that people are involved in both, in a way that makes
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“So far, I think I don’t see anything particularly negative that has come out of this [the name change],” said Beilin.
According to the mass.edu PDF, “graduating from a campus within a state university system, with academic offerings on par with teaching universi-
“We want our students to leave here
… And when I write my self-analysis, or when I write for my colleagues, that’s what I’m looking for. That’s what I try to Personally, Beilin said the pressure to publish has always been internal, and that like a lot of her colleagues, she is always working on something. “And because I really do think of myself as a teacher-scholar, it’s [publishing] a very important part of my life and I think I would feel bereft if I didn’t have much more of a personal and individual need than an institutional need.” Racheotes said he hasn’t felt more pressure to publish because of the change to university status. He said he has always wanted to publish, because like many of his colleagues, he publishes not only for his own reputation, but for his students’. “We publish because if we have a good reputation as scholars, that means when we write recommendations for students, those recommendations have a greater impact, because a graduate school, for example, will know that we are reputed scholars in our respective
aimed at what faculty are “supposed to do.” Secondly, publishing gives them a
sense,” she said. Druffel agreed with Vaden-Goad that the focus on teaching at Framingham State will not change because it has become a university. She said perceiving that there is a is “not necessarily true” because faculty often perform a type of research known as the scholarship of teaching and learning. This kind of research is easier to combine with teaching responsibilities. Vaden-Goad, who also allocates the budget for CELTSS, said that even though expectations for publishing and teaching haven’t changed for faculty, the school and CELTSS try to give faculty more support for their research. She said, for example, if a faculty member has written a paper and would
ties across the nation,” will help students “compete on a more equal footing, especially as 45 other states have already moved to state university systems.” Vaden-Goad said she doesn’t necessarily think the name change has affected students, but said the school and administrators work to offer them more opportunities every year. Last year, for example, CELTSS held a student research day in which undergraduates had the opportunity to present research in the morning, and graduate students presented their research in the afternoon. Vaden-Goad said CELTSS will hold another student research day this year. “So, doing research and talking about that’s a very important part of getting a
contribute to them. Third, publishing allows faculty to bring the latest developFourth, publishing “means that when our name is at the bottom of a recommendation, somebody will say, ‘Oh, well, there’s so-and-so - I just read their recent article. This is a reputable scholar in an intellectually aligned department that gives credible courses to high-quality students,’” he said. “So, it comes back to the students,” Racheotes said, “in getting courses that are up-to-date, getting insights that are up-to-date and getting recommendations
Vaden-Goad said the change to university status has not resulted in less of a focus on teaching. She said that through scholarship, faculty members both inform themselves of understand cutting-edge issues. “If you do know those things, when you go into the classroom, you’re a better teacher, because you can give that to your students,” said Vaden-Goad.
“Students come back from experiences like that - it changes their lives forever,” she said. “It changes their families’ lives, you know. They’ve gone - they’ve seen the world. … It’s very important.” Vaden-Goad said some students are even traveling to other countries to present research. She said administrators are also working with Career Services to help students
- Timothy J. Flanagan, FSU President like to present it at a conference, or needs equipment or supplies, “we try to make sure they have what they need.” Druffel said she thinks CELTSS has edging the role of faculty and providing the support that we need.” Beilin said former Academic Vice President Robert Martin, and now Dr. Vaden-Goad, have “supported CELTSS and faculty research, scholarship and creativity with the money - but I think it’s much more of a continuation, so that before we became a university, we had CELTSS.” She said the CELTSS budget is “somewhat bigger now,” but she doesn’t know if that growth is related to the change to university status.
university education,” she said. “So, we want to highlight and showcase the students’ work.” Vaden-Goad said students cannot only work with professors on their research, school and CELTSS, they can also present their work at national conferences and buy supplies they need. Druffel said FSU has supported for student research assistants, so they can be paid for “their valuable work.” Vaden-Goad said money is also being raised to give students scholarships to be able to study abroad. She said she made her pledge to the new comprehensive campaign for global opportunities for students.
we want them to be academic leaders,” said Vaden-Goad. “So, they have to have those experiences while they’re here.” Senior Molly Goguen and student trustee said in an e-mail that she has not noticed anything different at Framingham State as a result of the name change. “I do not think it was a bad idea to make this change, but I have not necessarily noticed a difference on a day-today basis,” she said. “The only major difference was a change in FSU gear and signs on campus.” Goguen said one of the hopes of changing to a university was to attract more students from other countries. Senior Nikki Curley, President of the Student Union Activities Board also said she hasn’t noticed much change since FSC became FSU. “The main thing I have noticed is that the people who were here when it was a college still refer to the McCarthy Center as the CC or College Center,” she said. Curley said she thinks the school sounds more prestigious because of the name change, and that that “may entice more people to attend.” Flanagan said alumni are pleased with the name change and honored to be Framingham State University graduates. According to the mass.edu PDF, “Alumni feel a renewed sense of pride that their alma mater have been recname does not impact their existing degrees. If they prefer, alumni may be able to replace their current diplomas with name for six of the state colleges.” Flanagan said the name change “per se” probably hasn’t had a direct impact on faculty, staff and students, because it didn’t “signify or initiate major changes in the mission, values or culture of Framingham State.” He said FSU’s hallmarks both before and after the name change have been small classes, personal and caring interaction among faculty, staff and students, a challenging academic environment coupled with a lot of support services and resources and a “wonderful” campus community. Flanagan said others will have to judge the impact of the change to university status on details such as the attractiveness of FSU to potential students, the ability to attract high quality faculty and compete for research funds, and the competitiveness of students for jobs and other post-graduate opportunities. He said recent trends for these measures have been “strongly positive. “We were a great college before the name change and we are a great university following the name change,” he said.
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SGA and FSU’s Catholic Newman Association have begun planning a vigil in memory of Colleen Kelly, an FSU student killed in a car accident last semester. Kelly, a 21-year old English major and Peirce Hall resident from Melrose, was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Route 9 at the intersection of the highway and Maynard Road just after 10 p.m. on the night of Dec. 14. Kelly had been an active member of FSU Newman for all four years of her college career. Planning for the vigil is still in the early stages, but is scheduled to take place on Feb. 14 in DPAC, according to SGA President Hannah Bruce. The event will likely feature hymns performed by FSU Newman members, a picture slideshow and speeches from friends and family, as well as a “memory
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able to emergency personnel. Level II occurs when there is a widespread outbreak in the nation with cases sponsored travel would be cancelled and the campus community would be alerted of the new level. Non-academic programming and guest passes in the residence halls would be temporarily discontinued. In this situation, faculty would be asked to suspend the normal attendance policies. In a level III situation, at least one
News book” in which students will be able to write messages, said Newman President Meg Hahesy. “Colleen was such a presence for our club and she affected a lot more lives than she even thought,” said Hahesy. “So I think it will be nice to honor her in a big way because that’s what she deserves.” The two student groups had discussed hosting a vigil in the fall, but because Kelly’s death came so late in the semester, they decided to wait until the spring, Bruce said. “We felt that students were going to make it,” Bruce said. Instead, a Sunday Mass at the Ecumenical Center two days after the accident was celebrated in her honor, which members of her family and several friends and fellow club members attended. Hahesy and some of Kelly’s close
the plan was implemented. For example, the committee will examine the systems of communication such as FSU Alert whether “it still makes the most sense to communicate in the same way,” she said. Another change the committee will be considering is the physical space on campus. Now that there are new locations, such as North Hall, there are more areas that can be used for vaccinations, Stoops said. “The plan needs to be vague enough
case of a highly contagious and dangerous disease on campus would close the campus. With assistance from the state coordinating board, classes would be suspended and residents would be asked to move out. Students and staff who are unable to return home would be given one of the double rooms in Linsley Hall beginning 48 hours after campus evacuation. The fourth guideline states that if the president of the college should be incapacitated during a pandemic, operations of the college would be overseen by the vice presidents in order of rank, by seniority and by consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees. should be ready in the case of a pandemic. The list includes items such as water, and respiratory masks. responsibilities given to personnel in the event of a level III situation. Dean of Students Melinda Stoops said the committee will be evaluating changes that have been made to the campus since
we have the right equipment and means of communication.” If a pandemic were to emerge on camlow the same procedures used during the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, said Director of Health Services Ilene Hofrenning. “We would use the same principles,” students who may have been exposed, administration of vaccine or prophylactic [preventative] medication, and campuspost articles and classroom visits would be used to get the word out to the campus, Hofrenning said. These strategies were used during the outbreak of the H1N1 virus in 2009. The classroom visits that were used during the outbreak include an educaimportance of being vaccinated, proper ways to cough, hand washing and staying isolated when sick. The campaigns also gave students information on the
friends have tied pink ribbons to fences, railings and door handles around campus
FSU student Ashley Donohue, who was killed in a car accident in December of 2011. In addition, a Colleen M. Kelly 5K Run/Walk fundraiser will be held in Melrose on April 20. Those interested in par-
ticipating can register online until April 18 by making a $20 donation to support a scholarship in her name for Melrose High School students. The run/walk will be an annual event. The vigil, Bruce said, “is a way for all of us to be there for each other, and it serves as a reminder that we are all one big family. When one person is suffering, we all are suffering.”
get sick,” he said. “I’d probably be the During the outbreak of H1N1, Health Services set up vaccination clinics in the health center and in several of the dorms. “We also had clinics for faculty and staff thinking, the more people we had spread through campus,” Hofrenning said. “I remember them handling it well,” senior English and secondary education major Veronica Higgins said of the H1N1 outbreak. “I do remember people being quarantined and sent home. I just portunity to put soap in the res hall bathrooms. … So many people leave the bathroom without washing their hands here.” Health Services also works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Board of Health in Framingham, and the Medical Reserve Corps for guidance, direction and increased staffing if needed. Hofrenning said some of the communicable diseases contracted on campus chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, norovirus, hepatitis A and whooping cough. Full-time students are required to be vaccinated for many of these illnesses, but she encourages students to further protect themselves. “We continue to encourage hand ate coughing technique, getting adequate sleep, and maintaining a healthy diet,” she said. Colucci said the best way to avoid getting sick is to “follow the advice of medical professionals, including those who work in FSU’s Health Services.” Health Services has two or three nurse practitioners working at all times, and a doctor who comes in twice a week for three hours each time. The center is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. “The nurses were very helpful when I needed them,” said junior art and elementary education major Shaina Brown. “I couldn’t get to my doctor and they gave me what I needed.” Sophomore fashion design major campus’ response to illnesses. “I always
Nurses and Health Services started ber, when they started administering 23 e-mail, sent by Health services, students with health issues, such as asthma, were encouraged to get inoculated. Once at-risk students were vaccinated, Health
31 e-mail. state of Massachusetts has declared it’s gency. Dean of Students Melinda Stoops, in a Jan. 18 e-mail, said the FSU Health Cencine to FSU students. The vaccinations will be administered by “a local medical
on Friday, Jan. 25, will not be free and will cost twenty-dollars. “This is a great opportunity to prowe hope you will take advantage of this resource,” Stoops said in the email. Senior Fashion Design major Steph Labelle said, “Health Services was really good at setting up appointments wait. They were really nice and made me feel comfortable.” The Oct. 31 e-mail also detailed a new urgent care center in Natick called Doctors Express. The center, located at 945 Worcester Road, is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Doctors Express treats most non life-threatening injuries and illnesses, Stoops said in the e-mail. the campus’ plan to handle diseases is the limited hours of Health Services. weekend I wasn’t feeling well on campus, but I couldn’t seek help from them because they weren’t there.” “FSU has had solid emergency plans in place since I arrived in 2007,” Colucci said. “Each year, and in response to new incidents, we tweak existing plans or write a new plan for different circumstances.”
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FSU Dance Team performs Just Dance in DPAC last December.
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SUAB hosts Bingo (above) and Casino Night (below) during Welcome Week.
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