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december 2010

Boston College - Graduate and Professional Student Newsletter - December 2010
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Boston College Graduate and Professional Student Newsletter


Make this year's holiday season a little warmer for local families!

Please consider donating to the Office of Graduate Student Life's 2010 Holiday Coat and Toy Drive. Through December 20 you can drop off gently worn coats and jackets and new, unwrapped toys at the Murray Graduate Student Center. Your donations will then be distributed to less fortunate families throughout Greater Boston by the Coats for Kids Foundation and Greater Boston Toys for Tots! Click here for more information.

The GSA needs you!

As the semester nears its end, it is time to think about the 2011-2012 GSA Executive Board Elections. The GSA serves two primary purposes: to provide programming to meet graduate student needs and advocate within the greater Boston College community for issues of importance to graduate students. If this is of interest to you, there will be three positions open for the coming academic year (President, Vice-President, and Financial Director). Please check out our website for position descriptions, important dates, elections code, and general information, and email us with any questions.

Purchase some holiday gifts for a good cause

Sponsored by the Volunteer & Service Learning Center and the Neighborhood Center, the 6th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale is a collaborative effort among concerned administrators and faculty at Boston College who seek to spread awareness of and access to fairly traded goods and crafts on our campus. This year, BC Dining is working with them to transform the 2nd floor of Corcoran Commons into Fair Trade Central! Click here or here for more information about this worthwhile event.

Graduate Student Spotlight

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Emilie Dubois '13

Combining a fascination with Sociology and a love of photography, Emilie Dubois explores how people relate to their world. Read her story.

Listen to a Story…Discover a Path

This month's Veritas et Vinum featured webcast is Eric Strauss: professor of Biology, Director of the Environmental Studies Program, and Director of the Urban Ecology Institute. Strauss discusses his career and what motivates his work at a Jesuit, Catholic university.

Begin working on your applications for upcoming conferences!

The deadline for the Boston College Graduate Scholarship Symposium is fast approaching. Click here for more information about this and other exciting conferences.

Take the Challenge‚ÄĒMentor a Teen Today!

Mentor Connection matches middle and high school students from the Newton community with adult volunteers to build meaningful, lasting relationships that support and encourage youth while helping them to identify and work towards achieving their goals. Time commitments are flexible and average 1-2 hours per week. Training, supervision and skilled staff support are provided. To inquire or apply, contact Carrie von Glahn.

Important Dates

  • December 14-21

    Term Examinations-Posted grades (non-law) available online

  • January 18

    Spring term classes begin

Graduate Student Events

Make sure to check our website frequently as new events are added often!

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