April 2012 Issue

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Important Dates 

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Administrator Spotlight:
Marianne Carrabba
Murray Graduate Student Center
John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate
Student Center

292 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PH: 617-552-1855   


Monday-Thursday 9:00am-10:00pm

Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed


Message from the Associate Dean/

Director of Graduate Student Life


It is probably hard to believe that the semester is almost over.  I hope you are feeling a sense of accomplishment (and maybe relief) as classes wind down this month.  I wanted to draw your attention to two celebratory items in the month of April.


Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated nationally on April 25th.  This year's theme is "Admins, the Pulse of the Office".  I mention this because I know many of you interact regularly with your home department and there is most likely a person there who keeps it all together.  You know, the person who knows all the major requirements, how to fix the copy machine, and can work you into the schedule of a busy faculty member.  If you have a chance, stop by on April 25th and let the administrative assistant(s) or program coordinators know how much you appreciate all they do to help graduate students.


April 4-6 is designated at Graduate Student Appreciation Week on campuses all over the country.  There is information later in the newsletter about events/programs sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Graduate Student Association.  Please take a look and join us at any or all of these events.


For those who celebrate Easter or Passover, I hope you have a restful and peaceful holiday.



Carole Hughes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean/Director

Office of Graduate Student Life


ImportantDatesImportant Dates
April 5-9: Easter Weekend-No classes on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Monday (except for any class beginning at 4:00 p.m. and later)
April 11
: Graduate/CASU registration period for fall and summer 2012 begins

April 16:
Patriot's Day-No classes

April 17
: 2012-2013 Financial aid application deadline for graduate students

GSAGreetings from the GSA!

I wanted to take a brief moment to share a few of the great things that have been going on this semester and highlight a few fabulous opportunities coming up.


Please click here to read the message from
Jillian Stout Maxey, GSA President


Interested in joining the GSA 2012-2013

Executive Board?

Apply Now!

 Click here for more information and application instructions 

 GraduateStudentAppreciationWeekGraduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week

Happy National Graduate-Professional
Student Appreciation Week!

Celebrate at the Murray House, where we are extending
the celebration through next week!
Events co-sponsored by GSL and GSA

UpcomingEventsOther Upcoming Events & Announcements

Graduate Student Volunteers Needed
for Fall Orientation!

1st Info Meeting
Wednesday 4/18, 2012
Murray Graduate Student Center
Lunch will be provided

STM Prison Ministry Initiative Art Exhibit 

Seeing the Man: Art From Behind Bars,
A Vision of Restorative Justice and Healing  

Click here for more information 


Date and Time: Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   

Reoccurring Event: This exhibition will recur
every weekday through April 30, 2012

Location:  Atrium Gallery, Theology and Ministry Library, Brighton Campus

Sponsored by: School of Theology and Ministry's Prison Ministry Initiative and the Faith and Justice Committee, two student groups; and the Boston College University Libraries



Spirituality and Religion in the Lives of
the LGBTQ Community


Date and Time: Wednesday, April 11, 6pm

Location: Devlin 008   

The event will discuss Spirituality and Religion as it relates to lives of the LGBTQ community.
For more information, click here.  






Take an Afro-Haitan dance class with GISA and the

Cambridge Dance Community!

Date and Time: April 14th, 1pm - 3pm.

Location:  Central Square at the Dance Complex
(Meet at the D line, Reservoir to go as a group)

Cost: $13.00 but GISA will pay for the first 10 people to RSVP  

 Email chandiwa@bc.edu to rsvp. 


 Liturgy in French

Date and Time: Sunday, April 15th at 11am

Location: Chapel of St Mary, on the Boston College campus
The Maison fran´┐Żaise at Boston College invites you!
If you are a French-speaker, or simply interested in attending
a mass in French, please join us.
A reception will follow, providing an opportunity to meet
and converse with other francophones.
Questions? Contact conboya@bc.edu.


Boston College Walks for Change:
7th Annual BARCC Walk
Sunday, April 22nd 

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Walk for Change is held annually to raise awareness about sexual violence and prevention. The walk begins in Canal Park at the Cambridge Side Galleria and continues in a loop around the DCR's Charles River Basin pathways.

The walk raises funds for BARCC's free services and
revolutionary prevention programs.    

Registration begins at 9:30 am, and the walk begins at 11 am. 

Please contact the Women's Resource Center at wrc@bc.edu if you are interested in participating. If we get a team of 20 people or more, we will receive a group discount on the registration fee.



Whole Person Education 4/25

"Writing and Resources for a Successful Job Search"

Date and Time: Wednesday April 25th, 12:00-1:30pm

Location: Murray Graduate Student Center 

Lunch will be provided.  To RSVP, email sattarj@bc.edu 


Boston College Arts Festival 


April 26-28, 2012   


Every year, the Boston College Arts Festival brings the Boston College and surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts. The 14th annual Arts Festival committee invites the community to experience the variety of arts at Boston College firsthand. A talented group of more than 1,000 student and faculty artists will present music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more. Enjoy some music, buy some art, try your hand at ceramics, listen to readings, enjoy a play...there's so much to experience at the BC Arts Festival!


In recognition of his achievements as a theatre director, the 2012 Arts Council Alumni Award Recipient will be Tony Taccone '72.Friday afternoon also features an Arts Awards Celebration and Reception that is open to the public. BC students, faculty, and alumni will receive awards for artistic achievement, and we can all celebrate with an hors d'oeuvres reception and entertainment.


We are still looking for Volunteers to get involved with this year's Arts Festival. To sign up please visit http://bcartsfest.volunteerhub.com 
or contact us at arts@bc.edu    


What would you like this newsletter to look like?
We're looking for volunteers to participate in a small focus group
to help us figure out what we can do to best serve our
Graduate & Professional Students with
the 2012-2013 GSL Newsletter. 
Join us for a casual conversation and
Friday April 20th, 12:00-1:00pm 
If interested, RSVP to Jessica Crowley:
RecurringEventsRecurring Events
Instructor, Alex Kaminhas

Free Yoga at Murray House

on Fridays

Free yoga classes will be held every Friday from 1pm-2pm in the Murray House living room (and on nice days, outside on the lawn).  


Click here to learn more 



We have a Wii, and Wii want you to play!

Come to the Murray House to play the Wii anytime after 12pm and choose from our library of games including Mario Cart, Rock Band 3, Guitar Heroes, and FIFA 2012. Or bring your own
favorite game to play on our brand new Wii system and Google TV!


Wii Wednesday - Join us at 5pm on Wednesdays for Wii tournaments at the Murray House.   

 JobsJobs & Assistantships


Graduate Assistantships and
Employment Opportunities  

Click here to view on and off-campus opportunities 


 AsianAmericanHeritageMonthCelebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

It is the mission of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Committee to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of Asian Pacific American culture and experience. Implicit in the mission is the Committee's commitment to encourage mutual respect for cultural diversity of all racial and ethnic groups. It is also in the interest of the Committee to foster the positive growth of APA youth in developing and establishing their identity.

Check out more information here. 

CoachingCornerCoaching Corner

"Being a [quarter-lifer] is frustrating because you spend a lot of time wanting things you don't or can't have yet (love, great job, kids,
living somewhere) so you just rely on luck, timing
and some hard work."
~ Becca, 27,
Clinical Social Worker, California;
from the 20 Something Manifesto  by Christine Hass


A goal is defined as: "a purpose or objective; the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end." An expectation is defined as: "eager anticipation for something to happen; the act or the state of expecting: to wait in expectation." 


We all have expectations and goals -- some of them exciting, some of them stressful. Those of you who are graduating this spring are probably consumed with hopes and expectations. With just one month left in the semester, what are some expectations that would better serve you as tangible goals?  Think about some specific action steps that you can take to transform your eager anticipation into directed effort.

Jessica Moore Crowley
Certified Professional Coach
MA Higher Education Administration '13
LifeinBostonLife in Boston...Spring Fever in the City


The food truck revolution kicked back into high gear
with a new schedule that began April 1.    


Check out some of the area's best food being prepared on wheels and check the trucks' website and Twitter feeds for up-to-date information and locations.  See below for the schedule of trucks located in Cleveland Circle and a link to all Boston neighborhoods! 



Roxy's has been receiving a lot of buzz, both locally and nationally, since it opened in March. The Roxy truck has appeared on "Good Morning America" twice and the crew is also competing on the second season of "The Great Food Truck Race," which premiered Aug. 14 on the Food Network.  



It's no wonder this bright yellow truck, serving sunny, Vietnamese-inspired fare, has quickly become a crowd favorite after winning a city-sponsored competition voted on by the public last year.  



You can smell a Clover food truck before you see one, thanks to the heavy dose of rosemary sprinkled on fresh-cut fries.   The chickpea fritter sandwich always seems to sell out first, but egg and eggplant pita (pictured) is the best offering.



Creative Chinese-American cuisine made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. They pride themselves on serving humanely raised meat and some of the most creatively delicious street food out there. Braised beef dumplings with red wine and cheese, yes please! Mac & cheese with Chinese spiced pork, enough said. 



Brand new this year, these guys will serve up Halal-style chicken and rice with spicy red or white sauce with lettuce and pita bread. The dishes can also be made with lamb, a combination of the two meats, or vegetables, according to the truck's Facebook page.


FoodTruckFood Truck Schedule:
Cleveland Circle (Cassidy Park parking lot): 

Breakfast 6-10 a.m., lunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 3-11 p.m. 


Dinner: Bon Me 

Dinner: Clover
Lunch: Clover
Dinner: Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Dinner: Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Dinner: Clover
Lunch: Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Dinner: Clover
Lunch: Mei Mei Street Kitchen
Dinner: Chicken & Rice Guys


Click here for the complete schedule of all Boston neighborhoods 



Patriot's Day = Marathon Monday 

April 16, 2012


When, where, and how to watch the Boston Marathon 


CampusCalendarsLinks to various campus calendars
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