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Boston College Graduate and Professional Student Newsletter

October 2010

Orientation Recap: New Students Join the BC Family

On September 2, nearly 400 new graduate and professional students attended the orientation program sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate Student Association. Sessions included a morning interfaith prayer service and coffee hour at the Murray Graduate Student Center, a resource fair and BBQ, BC/Boston Crash Courses and a semi-formal reception at the Cardinal's Residence on Brighton Campus. If you were unable to attend Orientation and would like to take a look at the resources provided in the brochure and session presentations, you can download the documents electronically here. New Students: if you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to complete the orientation survey that was emailed to you last week. Your feedback will help us shape and enhance future New Graduate and Professional Student Orientations!

Take Some Time Out!

Are classes stressing you out? Need some time to relax and reflect? Two upcoming events will help you to do just that!

The Commonground Interfaith Retreat on October 16th is a day-long retreat for Boston College graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds. At this year’s retreat, participants will focus on the intersection of faith, food, and fellowship in people’s lives and in the lives of their cultural and religious communities.

On November 13, the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Boston College and the Office of Graduate Student Life are co-sponsoring a Day of Wellness for graduate students, giving you the chance to discover the meaning of “balance” as a necessary component to graduate student life and learning.

Graduate Student Spotlight

The Lynch School of Education's Quyen Vu

From a war-ravaged Vietnam to the budding nation of East Timor, Quyen Vu seeks to educate the world's poor. Read his fascinating story.

Listen to a Story….discover a path

Each month, this newsletter will feature a different webcast from Veritas et Vinum: a gathering featuring BC faculty and administrative leaders talking with graduate and professional school students about their career paths in higher education, how they arrived at Boston College, and what it means to be a part of a Catholic and Jesuit University. Our first featured webcast is Fr. Leahy, President of Boston College, speaks about his Iowa roots, his leadership style and his Jesuit vocation.

Do You Like to Volunteer?

The Office of Graduate Student Life and the Volunteer & Service Learning Center would like to hear about what kinds of volunteer opportunities you would like to see exclusively for graduate students. Click here for more information.

Newly Released: "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition" Publication

The C21 Center has published "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Conversation at Boston College," to encourage faculty, students, and thinking people everywhere to consider the gift of the Catholic tradition and to enter actively into the conversation. Click here to read the document.

Important Dates

  • November 11

    Graduate and WCASU registration for spring 2011 begins

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