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News and Updates for Faculty and Staff | December 2017

Emmanuel Launches More Career-Igniting Programs in Rising Fields

Emmanuel recently announced additional initiatives to equip students for professional success after graduation and throughout their lifetimes. The advances—ranging from 100 percent internship participation to expanded academic programs—capitalize on the extraordinary opportunities presented by Emmanuel’s location in the heart of Boston. To read more, click here.

Sister Janet Awarded Bishop Cheverus Medal

On December 3, Boston Archbishop Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, presented Emmanuel College President Sister Janet Eisner, SND, with a Cheverus Award in recognition of her “service to the Church and God’s people.” Since 2008, the Archdiocese of Boston has annually honored laypeople who have advanced the Church’s mission and ministries over an extended period, and have done so in a “quiet, unassuming, and, perhaps, unrecognized way.” Read more at TheBostonPilot.com.

Emmanuel College has partnered with the Gallup to launch StrengthsQuest Achievement at Emmanuel

StrengthsQuest Achievement at Emmanuel is a six-week non-credit seminar engaging students in a process of self-discovery and talent development. The seminar will begin the week of January 29, 2018, and conclude the week of March 12, 2018. StrengthsQuest will introduce students to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which will provide them with an individual profile of their top five strengths. The seminar will help students understand and capitalize on their strengths in academic settings, in relationships and at work. For more information, contact Alissa Lynch, Director of StrengthsQuest Achievement at Emmanuel, at lyncha@emmanuel.edu.

Career Center Sponsors Students to Attend X Boston

The Career Center sponsored 10 Emmanuel students to attend X Boston, a professional networking event with area companies, held at the Seaport World Trade Center in November. Students networked with organizations and top professionals across industries; experienced performances and speeches; and attended panels addressing what students need to know to accelerate their careers. To watch the highlight video, click here.




Interfaith Prayer Room Available in Marian Hall

A new interfaith prayer room is now available to students, faculty and staff of any faith or spiritual background, and is located in Marian Hall 327. It will always be unlocked and does not require card access. Students are welcome to use this space for their own practices and are encouraged to reach out to Mission and Ministry with questions or suggestions about how this space can be best used to meet the spiritual needs of our community.

Giving Tuesday Raises Nearly $60,000

On Tuesday, November 28, the Emmanuel College community took part in #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of philanthropy and service to nonprofit organizations. The day was an incredible success for the College, as 316 donors contributed nearly $60,000 in support of financial aid, innovative academic programs and extraordinary learning experiences in and beyond the campus. Many thanks to all who made these outstanding results possible. There’s still time to make a gift to the Emmanuel Fund before December 31! To read more, or to make a gift please visit www.emmanuel.edu/give.


Last Day of Classes and Final Exam Period

The last day of classes for the Fall 2017 semester is December 12. The final exam period will begin on Thursday, December 14, and end on Monday, December 18. Final grades are due by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20.

End-of-Semester Library Access

December 8–December 18

In order to ensure adequate study space for Emmanuel students, library use will be restricted to students enrolled in Emmanuel courses and other members of the Emmanuel community beginning on Friday, December 8, until Monday, December 18. Library users should expect to show their Emmanuel ID at the entrance. COF students enrolled in Emmanuel courses will be asked to sign in.

New Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

Graduate and Professional Programs’ Education Department is pleased to announce a new, four-course, online graduate certificate in Instructional Design. Instructional Design is the process through which instructional materials are created and delivered. Two global trends have served as the basis for a sharp increase in the demand for trained professionals in this field: a wide expansion of online education and technologies and organizations’ growing need to train and develop employees, often in a geographically dispersed environment.

Offering the Instructional Design curriculum entirely online will enable the College to reach students outside its immediate geographical area and gain access to a larger pool of prospective students. The online delivery also models and demonstrates some of the tools and approaches taught in the courses. Read more about this innovative new program, click here.


Recruiter Series Recap

The Recruiter Series welcomes employers to campus to educate students on hiring trends, share internship and job opportunities, and provide insight into their organizations as well as perspectives on their industries. The Recruiter Series has been active this fall, holding the following sessions:

  • September 21: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • September 28: U.S. Department of Commerce
  • October 3: U.S. Department of State
  • October 5: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • October 17: The New England Aquarium
  • October 19: Peace Corps

INT 1001 Intersession Course

The Career Center will be offering a two-week, fully-online, intensive INT1001 pre-internship course during January Intersession. Completion of the course will enable students to engage in non-credited internships as early as the spring 2018 semester. Interested students should email Elizabeth Deren, associate director of the Career Center, at derene@emmanuel.edu.


Residence Hall Construction Rolls Ahead

Emmanuel’s new 18-story, apartment-style residence hall is on track to open its doors in August 2018. The masonry team has been hard at work calculating angles, cutting, laying and washing the bricks. Once complete, a staggering 450,000 bricks will make up the exterior of the new residence hall. Follow the project’s progress on our blog.




Creating Community: Sunday Masses Will Be Combined Beginning Second Semester

Looking to build a stronger community among Sunday Mass attendees, Mission and Ministry will be consolidating their two Masses on Sunday into one. Beginning in the Spring semester the new Sunday Mass time will be at 7:00 p.m.


A Service of Lessons and Carols

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the Office of Mission and Ministry will host a service of Lessons and Carols in celebration of Advent, with music provided by the Emmanuel College Chorale in the Chapel from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

To see all events happening at Emmanuel College, visit our Events Calendar.


Women’s Hoops Defeats Yeshiva in SeasonOpener

Saints Women’s Basketball opened their season on Saturday, November 18, at the annual Emmanuel College Tip-Off Classic, where they bested Yeshiva University in a 100–18 victory in their first regular season game on the brand new Andy Yosinoff Court in the Jean Yawkey Center Gymnasium. To read more, click here.

Men’s Basketball

Saturday, December 30, 3:00 p.m. at Florida National University

Wednesday, January 3, 4:00 p.m. at Johnson & Wales (FL)

Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Regis College

Thursday, January 11, 7:00 p.m. at Lasell College

Saturday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. vs. Albertus Magnus College

Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. vs. Johnson & Wales University

Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. at Suffolk University

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. vs. Suffolk University

Saturday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. at Albertus Magnus College

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. at Rivier University


Women’s Basketball

Monday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. at Tufts University

Saturday, December 30, 5:00 p.m.  vs. University of Wisconsin-River Falls at Whittier College, California

Sunday, December 31, 12:00 p.m. vs. Dickinson College at Whittier College, California

Thursday, January 11, 7:00 p.m. vs Mount Ida College

Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria College

Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. vs. Albertus Magnus College

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m. at University of Saint Joseph (CT)

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. at Norwich University

Thursday, January 25, 5:00 p.m. vs. Rivier University

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. vs. Suffolk University


Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Saturday, January 13, 10:30 a.m., Tufts Invite in Medford, Mass.

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 a.m., Smith College Invite in Northampton, Mass.

Saturday, January 27, 12:00 p.m., University of Southern Maine Invite in Gorham, ME

Visit our Emmanuel athletics website for Saints news, schedules, contest results and more.

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