Message from the Director of Graduate Student Life
I don't know about you, but I can't believe it's already October! I hope you all are experiencing a productive semester thus far. I would like to direct your attention to the wide variety of events, activities, and programs taking place over the coming weeks. Please be sure to check out the events & announcements section below and participate as your interests and schedules permit.
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I would like to share with you a link to the Top Ten Scariest Movie Moments! If you're a fan of horror movies like I am, you will really appreciate this list. But if these kinds of movies scare the heck out of you, then you may want to consider not clicking the link! Consider yourself warned!
Also, please stop by the Murray House later this month to check out our cool Halloween decorations and join us for the upcoming spooky events listed below. If you're lucky, you might even get to meet the Murray House ghost! Happy Halloween everybody!
All the best,
R. Darrell Peterson, Ph.D.
Office of Graduate Student Life
|Events & Announcements
|Check our facebook & twitter accounts, and the GSL Google Calendar for all of the upcoming Events, Announcements, and other important information!
Congratulations, Hoa Nha Nguyen, who was our random winner of the $20 BC Dining Gift card for liking our facebook page in September!
Whole Person Education Series
"The Boston College Student: Insights When Working with Undergraduates" - Facilitated by Mike Sacco, Director, Center for Student Formation
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2012; 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Murray Graduate Student Center
Website: Click here
For more information and to RSVP, please email Tara
Dissertation Boot Camp
Organize your own group to go for as little as $10/ticket, and take advantage of some fun group benefits!
Date and Time: November 5-7, 2012; all day
Location: Murray House
Apply Online: Click here
Deadline to apply: October 19, 2012
Grad Orchard Gathering
The Graduate Student Association and Grad AHANA are co-sponsoring a fun fall event open to all BC grad students: a day trip to a local orchard!
Saturday, October 20, 2012Time:
Departing promptly at 10am and returning no later than 4pmCost:
$10 per person; each grad student can bring one guestClick here to register
(registration closes at noon on October 19)Space is limited and the cost is a bargain, so don't miss your chance to attend this fun autumn outing!
$10 will include:
Missed the Grad Group Football Gathering?
No Need to Panic,
Taking the Anxiety out of Anxiety Disorder
Date and Time: Tuesday October 9, 2012; 9am-12pm
Location: McGuinn 521
Sesquicentennial Event: Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University
Date and Time: Wednesday October 10, 2012; 4pm
Robsham Theater Website: Click here
Doctoral Student Support Group: Thursdays this fall
BC doctoral students from all programs across the university are invited to have lunch and to talk about the stresses and strains of life as a doctoral student. Doctoral students will work with a facilitator to formulate issues, discuss concerns, and explore ways to address the challenges of being a doctoral student. Possible topics are such things as marriage and relationships, time management, and student-advisor dynamics.
Dates and Time: The remaining sessions in the fall semester 2012, 12:15-1:15pm:
Location: Gasson 315 Contact:
If you are interested in participating, please contact Candace Hetzner, Associate Dean, GSAS firstname.lastname@example.org
Flu Vaccination Clinic
Date and Time: Thursday October 11, 2012; 1:30-8:00pm
Location: Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room
8th Annual Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna Run
This 5K road race is held as an annual tribute to a 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther, BC Class of 1999. Co-sponsored by the Boston College Volunteer and Service Learning Center (VSLC) and the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust.
Date: October 13, 2012
Time: Registration/Check-in - 7:30am; Race Start 9:00am
Location: Registration at Lyons Hall; Course: USATF-certified 5K loop around campus
Immediately following the run, all participants are invited to celebrate their accomplishment on the Quad outside Lyons Dining Hall. The Post Party is open to all runners and their friends. For more information on the post-party, please see race contacts.
Post Graduate Volunteer Fair - 10/23/12
A chance to speak to over 50 organizations with full-time volunteer opportunities both domestic and abroad.Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012; 4-7pmLocation:
Heights Room (Corcoran Commons)Website: Click hereContact: Kate Daly
in the VSLC
Halloween at Murray
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 24- Wednesday October 31, 2012
Location: Murray House Check our facebook page for more details as we get closer to Halloween!
"Conversation with a Jesuit: Reflections on Graduate & Professional School at a Jesuit University"
Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the GSA
Date and Time: Monday, November 5, 2012; 12pm
Location: Mass at St. Mary's
All students are welcome to attend, and those who RSVP will receive a free lunch immediately after Mass. Fr. Greg Kalscheur, BC Law Professor and Associate Dean of A&S, will speak during lunch about Jesuit education and its relevance to graduate students who are here at BC.
Contact: Space is limited; RSVP to email@example.com!
International Education Week:
WE NEED YOUR INTERNATIONAL PHOTOS!
| Jobs & Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships and Employment Opportunities
Click here to view on and off-campus opportunities
| Hispanic Heritage Month 2012: 9/15-10/15
|Life in Boston...
Fun Fall Events!
Check out BostonUSA.com
for a list of fun events taking place throughout the city this fall! Some of the events include:
- HONK! Festival in Harvard Square: 10/8
- Opening Our Doors Festival, Boston's single largest day of FREE arts, cultural and recreational events: 10/8
- 48th Head of the Charles Regatta: 10/20-10/21
- 2012 Boston Book Festival in Copley Square: 10/27
See their calendar for more details and a complete listing of events.