Woods College Eagle
The WCAS Eagle is a newsletter intended to provide you with the most up to date and important information from the Woods College.
February 2017

Woods College welcomes new international students!
On January 19th, we welcomed a wonderful group of new international students joining us at the Woods College this semester with a lunch and presentation from Adrienne Nussbaum, the Director of the Office of International Students & Scholars. This semester marks the largest increase of international students enrolling at Woods. Here, students from Cameroon, Turkey, Pakistan and China gather.  We also have new students enrolled from Brazil and Canada. 
Kevin R. Powers , J.D.
Faculty Highlights
Woods College Faculty are continually contributing to their fields through research, publications and presentations.  We are proud of our faculty and their accomplishments:  

Kevin Powers, Program Director of the MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance, will be moderating a panel discussion on  February 8 at Citi Banks  Boston Cybersecurity/ Data Management Conference on 
Quantifying Security Risk.

Andrew McAleer, a Woods College English faculty member, c o-edited and published a short story in  a new Mystery & Suspense Anthology:
Down & Out Books, LLC, 
released January 30, 2017. 
"Coast  to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
features suspense stories  ranging from hard-boiled to psychological to thrillers. And while these stories differ in  locale, climate, mood and tone, they all resonate with the dark underbelly of crime."  Read more.  

Seeking Off-Campus Housing?
The  Office of Residential Life manages the University's off-campus stu dent living program, serving the needs of students, faculty/staff, and alumni. Through programming and outreach initiatives we educate and assist students on issues related to rental policies, roommate and landlord concerns, rights and responsibilities, as well as how to be good community members. Students can sign up for our monthly newsletters by clicking  here  and view our apartment database  here .  

Woods Students are invited to the housing fair, Thursday, February 9:

Sarah Says 
A monthly piece of advice from long term BC Woods College employee, Sarah  Piepgrass,  Academic & Student Services Specialist: 

"The semester is well under way now, and hopefully all of your c ourses are going smoothly. As the semester progresses, keep in mind that professors  count class participation as an important  comp onent of the final grade so don't be shy about  contributing to class or group discussions. No one in class has your exact background and work history, so you have life experience and perspective that no one else in the class has - and that's something to be valued and shared." 
Grad Talks
Description: Inspired by TED Talks and sponsored by the Office of Graduate
 Student Life and the Graduate Student Association, this signature event features eight graduate students from any discipline at Boston College. Selected speakers present a talk between seven and ten minutes in length on a particular topic about which they are passionate, whether it be academic research, an experience abroad, a lesson learned through a life event, or anything else! The winning presenter, as selected by a panel of University judges, will receive a $500 honorarium. The 5th annual GradTalks will take place Friday, April 21st at 4 pm in the O'Neill Library main floor reading room. The winning talk from last year can be found  here .

Deadline:  Grad Talks applications are due  Sunday, February 12th by  noon.
Application:  APPLY HERE NOW! 

Meet with an Advisor through our New Online Appointment Scheduling!

All Woods College students in a degree program are required to meet with an advisor once a semester, and all degree students have an assigned advisor.

Students who are not currently in a degree program are also welcome to speak with an advisor regarding course selection, and to obtain more information about degree programs available at the Woods College.

Please use the following link to access our appointment scheduling tool  online calendar

Boston College Events Calendar

Free movies, athletic events, lectures and art exhibits (right) 

So many wonderful, free, events open to Woods College students and their families!  

Stay connected and informed.  Visit and bookmark the BC Events Calendar page for our most up to date information

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