Message from the Director of Graduate Student Life
In a few short weeks, fall semester will be over, so as you prepare final papers, presentations, and group projects, I hope you will take a few moments to reflect upon your academic achievements over the past few months. The passage of each semester brings you one step closer toward the completion of your degree.
You can also look forward to the winter break and the continuation of the holidays. To get into the holiday spirit BC style, I encourage you to check out the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on O'Neill Plaza Wednesday, December 5th from 5-7 PM. This traditional event is officiated by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and will feature performances by BC a cappella groups, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and pictures with Santa! You definitely will not want to miss Santa's very nontraditional entrance! This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and their families.
If you're unable to make it to the tree lighting, here are a few viral videos to get you in the holiday spirit!
What do you get when you cross amazing Christmas lights with Gangnam Style???
This is a video even Scrooge would love!
(One of my personal favorites) Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube Challenge - I Gave My Kids a Terrible Present
All the best,
R. Darrell Peterson, Ph.D.
Office of Graduate Student Life
Last date for master's and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2012 graduationJan. 14:
Spring semester classes beginJan. 21:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-No classesJan. 23:
Last date for graduate students to drop/add onlineClick here for the complete BC Academic Calendars
|Events & Announcements
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Extended Hours @ the Murray Graduate Student Center!
We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the Murray House will be open for use on select Sundays this fall! Remaining dates this semester: 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16, from 12pm-8pm. This is a pilot program for the rest of the semester, and will be reevaluated for next semester. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email Jenna Sattar at email@example.com. Brought to you by the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Graduate Student Association.
Whole Person Education Series:
Grad Hockey Night: Save the Date!
BC vs. Maine, Friday 1/25; more information coming soon.
Sponsored by the GSA, GEA, and GSSW Collective.
Saturday ZUMBA Classes for ALL Grad Students,
Faculty & Staff!
Nursing Career Fair: 12/10
Date & Time: Monday, December 10, 2012; 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Murray Room of the Yawkey Athletic Center
Volunteer to teach English through BCNC
(the BC Neighborhood Center)
- Adults or children
- Work around your schedule - day or evening
- 1.5 hour classes
- Start immediately or wait until next semester
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info!
Help Kids Gear up for Winter with the VSLC Giving Tree
Advent Prayer for Grad Students
Join us for prayer, coffee and refreshments
Date & Time: Thursday 12/6, Wednesday 12/12 and Tuesday 12/18; 10:00am
Location: Murray House
Sponsored by Campus Ministry
The Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship
10-week summer placements and 12-month (June-May) Yearlong placements in which Fellows gain high-impact work experiences as paid project consultants for leading education organizations. Beyond their consulting work, Fellows participate in professional development workshops that examine complex urban education issues and gain access to a robust, national network of education reform experts, partner organizations, and Education Pioneers alumni.
Successful applicants to our Graduate School Fellowship come from a variety of backgrounds, including finance, strategy, marketing, operations, human resources, law, curriculum design, professional development, policy analysis, and urban education. No previous experience in the education sector is required.
Here are a few ways you can learn more:
Humane Studies Fellowship Application is live!
Are you looking for 2013-2014 funding for full-time graduate studies? Apply to the Humane Studies Fellowship Program (HSF), offered by the Institute for Humane Studies. Applications will be accepted from now until January 31.
HSF provides a renewable award of up to $15,000 per year for current and prospective graduate students committed to the principles of
liberty. The financial support enables students to focus on research instead of student teaching and side jobs. In addition, fellows receive:
- Publishing advice
- Assistance navigating the academic job market
- Access to invitation-only colloquia
- Substantive input from current leading thinkers of the classical liberal intellectual tradition
Award and Eligibility Details:
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students (current and prospective) with an interest in liberty and a
demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly career. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Students in any field are eligible to apply. Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. In 2012, IHS awarded more than $800,000 to over 200 students. Find additional information and the online application atwww.TheIHS.org/HSF.
Note: Applicants who apply by January 5th can waive the $25 application fee by using the code HSFJan5 upon submission.
| Jobs & Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships and Employment Opportunities
Click here to view on and off-campus opportunities
|Life in Boston...Holiday Guide
Reward yourself for all your hard work, and explore the city this holiday season! You'll see festive lights and sparkling Christmas trees everywhere as the city embraces the coming of winter. Holiday shoppers fill the sidewalks and stores, and music is in the air.
Best of all, you'll find lots of special holiday events:
Half-price tickets to top Boston Christmas and
- The Nutcracker
- Family Holiday Pops - Boston Civic Orchestra
- Vienna Boys Choir
- Handel's Messiah - Boston Baroque at Jordan Hall; Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall
- A Christmas Carol on stage
- A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan
- The Comedy Club at Cheers presents top stand-ups
Decorate your own Gingerbread House while enjoying a holiday brunchWhen:
in this special event in one of Beacon Hill's
magnificent mansions, Hampshire House (home of the original Cheers). Perfect Sunday event!
When: Sundays - December 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2012
Where: Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street (across from the Public Garden), Boston's Beacon Hill
Closest T Station: Green Line/Arlington
Parking: Closest is Boston Common Garage
Cost: $25 per gingerbread house, plus what you spend on brunch
Reservations (a must): 617-227-9600
North End Holiday Stroll When:
Friday, December 7, 7pm-11pm Where: North End Closest T station:
Orange Line/Haymarket Parking:
Don't even think about street-side parking! Try Boston garages near Government Center
Participating North End boutiques, galleries, and studios offer warm hospitality and 1-night-only discounts during their Buon Natale Holiday Stroll.
Black Nativity, 2012
Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes' gospel song-play,
Black Nativity has been a beloved Boston Christmas tradition since 1970, making it the longest-running Black Nativity production in the world.
When: December 14-16, 21, 22; evenings and matinee shows
Where: Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, 342 Huntington Ave, Boston
Closest T station: Green Line, E/Northeastern
More information and tickets: Black Nativity's website; also check Goldstar in case half-price tickets become available.
Cultural Survival Bazaar
When: Friday, Dec 21 10:00am-9:00pm
Where: The Shops At Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade, Boston, MA
A Festival of Native Arts & Culture from Around the World featuring Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more.
Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season.Read more here
Ring in the New Year with First Night 2012
December 31 Where:
Boston's central neighborhoods: Back Bay, Downtown, South Boston Waterfront, Fenway, West End More information: First Night Boston
Over 1 million people typically turn out for Boston's gala celebration to welcome the coming New Year. This day-long event features ice sculptures, fireworks, crafts, performances, entertainers, and a grand parade filled with costumed entertainers. In case you're shuddering at the thought of so many people in one place, don't worry - events are spread out over a number of centrally-located Boston neighborhoods.
Boston Concerts in December
Dec 1 - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ House of Blues
Dec 5 - The Temptations & The Four Tops @ Wilbur Theatre
Dec 6- Kiss 108 Jingle Ball: Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Train, & Ed Sheeran @ TD Garden
Dec 6 - Graham Parker and The Rumour @ Wilbur Theatre
Dec 8-24 - Holiday Pops - Boston Pops @ Symphony Hall
Dec 9 - Dave Matthews Band @ TD Garden
Dec 12 - Of Montreal @ Paradise Rock Club
Dec 15 - Leonard Cohen @ Wang Theatre
Dec 16-29 - Christmas Revels @ Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Dec 23 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve @ TD Garden
Dec 23 - Badfish @ Paradise Rock Club
Dec 29 - The Mighty Bosstones @ House of Blues
Click here to see the complete list and additional details.