Perseverantia: A Fitchburg State University Podcast

Perseverantia features sounds and stories of the Fitchburg State community. 

Perseverantia is the Fitchburg State podcast network. Launching in Spring 2023 with its pilot content, the network will feature the voices, experiences, and educational and extra-curricular life of the university community, broadly defined. 

The network provides support in recording, editing, production, and dissemination of podcasts produced in classwork or community activities at the university. 

We are currently accepting pitches from staff and faculty of Fitchburg State University, with plans to expand these calls soon. Stay tuned also for contexts regarding logo creation, as well as for more news about our theme music and series.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Kate Jewell and Associate Professor Kevin McCarthy

A list of available equipment for podcast producers will be posted soon.

Mission and Goals

Perseverantia seeks to apply and disseminate Fitchburg State University’s unique combination of expertise in media production and engaging content creation that highlights the academic, social, and community connections and voices of the university and central Massachusetts. By leveraging existing institutional assets in faculty expertise from media production to journalism to the history of university-owned media institutions, as well as placing students at the center of content production, Perseverantia provides a foundation to incubate innovative practices and production in local media with civic and cultural benefits to students, the institution, and wider community. Funded by an Academic Innovation Grant, the pilot year seeks to establish a foundation for the expansion of the network in subsequent academic years.

  1. Build the infrastructure, management and personnel necessary to produce high-quality audio content featuring the work and activities of Fitchburg State University students and community members.
  2. Disseminate produced audio content via a new podcasting channel, featuring several series and types of content, as well as broadcast on WXPL.
  3. Enhance Fitchburg State University’s identity of blending enriching liberal arts and scientific inquiry with high-level professional skills and experience while strengthening connections between the institution, the city of Fitchburg, and residents in surrounding communities.