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Support for Student Success – Spring 2017

students-libraryEmmanuel is committed to student success! In this spirit, we’re introducing several new enhancements—and bringing back some time-honored Emmanuel traditions—to assist students during the spring 2017 final exam period.

Academic Resource Center Study Groups
The ARC is offering over 50 peer-tutor facilitated study groups for final exams. The complete list of study groups is posted outside of the ARC (LIB G-04), on the portal and in the events calendar. Individual appointments with Academic Coaches are also available for time management and study strategy assistance.

Extended Library Hours and Emmanuel-Only Access
The Cardinal Cushing Library will remain open until 2:00 a.m. every day until the end of the final exam period, except Saturday, May 6, when the Library closes at 10:00 p.m. Based on student feedback, the extended hours went into effect earlier this semester than in the past. Beginning May 1 until the end of exams, to ensure ample study space for Emmanuel students, the library building is only open to the Emmanuel community and cross-registered students. The Library is also providing dedicated group study space throughout the finals period in G10 and the Computer Lab on the ground floor.

College Conference Rooms—Reserved for Students!
Until the end of final exams, students have priority use of most conference rooms located around campus. Sign up in advance for a 2-hour time block on the conference room door.

24/7 Study Spaces
The Jean Yawkey Center and the Emmanuel Basement in Saint Joseph Hall are available for around-the-clock study during exam week!

New Study/Group Work Space in Wilkens Science Center Atrium
Additional tables and chairs have been added to the 3rd floor atrium in the Wilkens Science Center. This is a great new spot on campus for studying or group work!

New additions to the study/group work space on the 3rd floor of the Wilkens Science Center.

Meal Swipes During Final Exam Period
Students on a meal plan are able to use their dinner swipe until closing in the Atrium Cafe until the end of exam period.

De-stress with Recess: Counseling Center Strategies for Exam Stress Reduction
This event will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Jean Yawkey Center.

Counseling Center Walk-In Hours—ADM 151
Wednesday, May 3, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Academic Advising
Academic advisors are available to answer questions about classes and help you finalize your fall schedule. All fall schedules should be completed prior to the end of the semester. Please e-mail an advisor with any issues.

Moonlight Breakfast
Hopefully you attended this classic Emmanuel event. Eggs, stuffed french toast, bacon, sausage and tater tots were served by the staff, faculty and administration!

Students: Best Wishes and Good Luck on Your Finals!

2017 Recipients of Emmanuel Faculty Excellence Awards

To:        The Emmanuel College Community
From:   Sister Janet Eisner, SND, President
Date:    April 21, 2017
Re:        2017 Recipients of Emmanuel Faculty Excellence Awards

I am pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award and Faculty Excellence in Service to the Community Award.

Christine Leighton, Assistant Professor of Education, is the 2017 recipient of the Emmanuel College Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Leighton was selected for this honor for her passion for teaching, commitment to her discipline and dedication to her students’ academic success.

Sr. Karen Hokanson, SND, Assistant Professor of Education, is the 2017 recipient of the Emmanuel College Faculty Excellence in Service to the Community Award, in honor of Professor Christine Jaworek-Lopes. Professor Hokanson was selected for this award as she embodies the commitment to service that is at the core of Emmanuel’s mission and what Professor Jaworek-Lopes epitomized as a teacher, scholar and mentor.

I am so proud of the great contributions that Professor Leighton and Professor Hokanson have made to the Department of Education and the life of the College. We look forward to recognizing them during the 95th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13. Please join me in congratulating them on these outstanding achievements!