Summer 2017 Student Newsletter

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer 2017 Student Newsletter

Summer 2017 Student Newsletter Greetings! Welcome to the Summer 2017 semester!  We hope that you are looking forward to some fun in the sun this summer! Please review the below announcements as there is important information that is relevant to ALL students. New! – Summer 2 2017 and Fall 2017 Course Schedule and Registration The Fall 2017 courses will be available to view on Student Planning and on the Emmanuel College website on June 5th, 2017. Fall 2017 Registration will open on June 12th, 2017. If you have not registered for Summer 2 2017, please do so as soon as possible. Registering now will help us accurately plan for the Fall 2017 semester as we look at student need. Please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor if questions arise. New! – Emmanuel College Summer Hours As you know, summer is a little less hectic around campus, therefore some departments have reduced their hours. Please review the below information for the campus summer hours.  These hours will run from May 15th to August 18th, unless otherwise noted. Campus Office Summer Hours Graduate & Professional Programs Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 6pm Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm Academic Resource Center* Limited summer services available by appointment.  Contact Wendy LaBron (labronw@emmanuel.edu or 617-735-9778) for more information. For students enrolled in MATH 1308.01 Statistics for Nurses with Jeffrey Isaacson, a special math tutor has been identified to assist students, should the need arise. Contact Professor Isaacson directly to find out the math tutor’s schedule! Bon Appetite/ Dining Hall Services   Dining services are limited over the summer semester.  For more information on dining service availability, please call 617-735-9952. Campus Safety Open 24 hrs a day Career Center Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm Appointments available Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm Regular office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday) will temporarily resume the weeks of June 12th and June 19th Emmanuel College Bookstore   Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm Friday: 9am – 3pm Saturday – Sunday: Closed The Bookstore will have extended hours on Tuesday – Thursday until 6pm for the week of July 10th. IT HelpDesk Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm Library* *May 16th – August 30th Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 10pm Friday: 7:30am – 5pm Saturday: 9am – 5pm Sunday: CLOSED   Visit the Emmanuel College events calendar for a full listing of the Library’s hours: http://events.emmanuel.edu/event/adjusted_library_hours_-_summer_2017?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Emmanuel+College#.WRyf1-vyuUk Registrar Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm Friday: 8am – 4:30pm Student Financial Services Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm Friday: 8am – 5pm Reminder: Never Miss another Announcement in EC Learn Did you know that you can forward course announcements from EC Learn straight to your inbox?  All you have to do is update your Notification Settings to route the announcement directly to your inbox.  For instructions on how to update your Notification Settings, click here to be directed to the EC Learn/Canvas Help Center. ­ For Graduate Management and Education Students – Awards and Recognition Did you know? The Office of Graduate & Professional Programs has scholarly awards given to masters students upon graduation from the program? Maybe you’ll be the next award winner! The highly competitive Graduate & Professional Programs Award in Outstanding Scholarship is given to a master student in each degree program to recognize exceptional academic...

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As one door closes, another opens…

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Education, Emmanuel College Events, Human Resource Management, Management, Nursing, Research Administration, Uncategorized | 0 comments

As one door closes, another opens…

As our Commencement season comes to an end, we want to express a heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2017 on their recent graduation! We had a number of great events, with the culmination being the 95th Emmanuel College Commencement on Saturday, May 13th. On May 11th, two days before the big event, Emmanuel College celebrated two annual pre-Commencement academic ceremonies: the Nursing Pinning and Recognition Ceremony and the Graduate and Professional Programs Hooding Ceremony. Both events were held in the Emmanuel College Chapel and were followed by receptions in the Auditorium. Nursing Pinning and Recognition This year, 19 nursing students received their official nurse’s pins from members of the Nursing Department faculty, as well as congratulations and warm wishes from Emmanuel College President Sister Janet Eisner, SNDand other speakers, including: Vice President of Mission & Ministry and College Chaplain Rev. John Spencer, S.J., Associate Dean of Nursing Diane Shea, Ph.D., Retired Assistant Nursing Professor Helen Ahearn, MSN, RN, and student speaker Cindy Arsenault, RN, CCM. The students were presented with their pins by the Department of Nursing Faculty. The Nurse’s Pinning Ceremony recognizes undergraduate nursing students for their achievements and successes in meeting degree requirements for their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Receiving the nurse’s pin is a momentous occasion for nurses, as it marks the end of long, rigorous period of study and training and the continuation of a career dedicated to caring for the ill, injured and others in need. The origin of the pinning ceremony can be traced back to the 12th century Crusades. During that time, monks who vowed to serve sick and injured soldiers received a Maltese cross, the first badge given to those committed to nursing others. The modern version of this ceremony is credited to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, who was awarded the Red Cross of St. George in 1860 to recognize her tireless service to the injured during the Crimean War. Nightingale continued the tradition when she later opened nursing schools and awarded her pupils a patch, meant to be worn as a badge of courage, which was later adapted into the nurse’s pin. At this year’s Nurse’s Pinning, the Nursing Department adopted a new tradition: a candle-lighting ritual originated by nursing theorist Jean Watson, who visited Emmanuel in the fall of 2016. Watson, who is known for her Theory of Human Caring, has passed along this candle-lighting demonstration at nurse’s pinning ceremonies all over the world. The candle represents the lamp that Florence Nightingale often carried as she tended to soldiers. To conclude the ceremony, Fr. John Spencer performed the Blessing of the Hands for each of the graduates. The Blessing of the Hands is a divine sanction for nurses meant to ensure that, as they go into their field and administer care to their patients, their blessed hands will safeguard their work and disburse that blessing to their patients, helping them to heal. The blessing was followed by closing remarks from Diane Shea, Associate Dean of the Department of Nursing, who said: “My hope for these nurses is that they will continue to be nursing leaders and that they will honor their education. As their acquired skills translate into practice, they will continue to make a difference not only for their patients but for the...

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RN-BSN and MSN Students are having a blast in Italy!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Nursing, Uncategorized | 0 comments

RN-BSN and MSN Students are having a blast in Italy!

Buon Pomeriggio! Good afternoon! The RN-BSN and MSN students are having a fabulous time in Italy. They’ve had the opportunity to travel to Rome to visit historical sites including the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica while visiting local health care organizations to learn about Italy’s healthcare system. They’ve even participated in a cooking class in Florence to learn more about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Please see the below message and accompanying pictures from two students on the trip. From Lynne McCaffery: What better way to experience the cuisine here in Florence, Italy than to be the students at the Apicius. It is a renown International school of hospitality. The chef’s name was Lorenzo. He first explained to our group of ten nurses the composition of a Mediterranean diet.  It was made clear that Extra virgin olive oil is the cooking oil of choice. The menu we cooked consisted of: gnocchi Di Pafate ( potato gnocchi). Pan fried calamari, broccoli rabe with chickpea cream, Tuscan kale pesto, and finally schiacciata fuorentina ( orange cake). We worked in groups of 2 each grouping working on a portion of the meal.  The experience provided us with not only cooking lessons but providing us with an experience of bonding that fostered a new level of friendship, laughter and of course, accomplishment. Dinner was enjoyed by all. As we walked to our hotel as it rained and  thunder started  the lights went out. We safely returned to the hotel.  Laughter ensued, and memories formed that will live forever. The night the lights went out in Italy….. From Cindy Arnesault: Hello from Rome! Some of us were able to enjoy a free day on March 5th in Rome. To ensure we saw as much as we could we took a tour which allowed us to seem many sights.  The first stop was the Colosseum!!!! Amazing!! From there we traveled to the Vatican City and experienced the St. Peter’s Basilica. The day was fascinating, beautiful, and historical.  What a phenomenal experience – an experience of a lifetime! We will continue to provide updates and first-hand experiences from our students. In the meantime, we look forward to their safe return and learning more about their thoughts on healthcare and nursing practice after this wonderful...

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Spring 2017 Student Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Education, Human Resource Management, Management, Nursing, Research Administration, Student Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Student Newsletter New! – Welcome Petia Whitmore, new Executive Director for Graduate and Professional Programs! We are so thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director for Graduate and Professional Programs, Petia Whitmore! We look forward to the future of GPP and the new and exciting opportunities that lie ahead under Petia’s leadership and expert guidance. If you’d like to meet Petia to welcome her to GPP, please join us for the Spring 2017 GPP Social on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. See below for more details!  New! – GPP Social on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Mark your calendars! Join us for a GPP Social on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 from 4:30pm – 6pm in the Jean Yawkey Center Glass Room (1st Floor). Students, faculty and GPP staff are invited to take a break from work, life and school with pizza and conversation! Come network with fellow GPP students in all programs, chat with your academic advisor or meet the new Executive Director of GPP. An email invitation is forthcoming. To RSVP, please email schoeckk@emmanuel.edu or call 617-264-7704. New! – Winter Weather and Class Cancellations When there is inclement weather, the College will act in accordance with the City of Boston and recommendations by the Governor regarding closing public offices and schools. All Emmanuel staff, faculty and students are required to sign up for the RAVE Emergency Notification System. Emmanuel e-mail addresses are automatically used in the system, but students, staff and faculty should also enter their cell phone number to receive a text and voice-mail message. An alternate e-mail address, as well as additional phone numbers may be entered, allowing students to add other contact information. Students, staff and faculty can sign up by logging into the MySaints portal and going to “My Accounts” and “Emergency Notification System.” The following announcement timelines will apply to college closures and class cancellations due to weather: 1:00 p.m. for evening classes (classes that run 4:15 p.m. or later). 7:00 a.m. for Saturday morning classes (classes that run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) 11:00 a.m. for Saturday afternoon classes (classes that run 1:00 p.m. or later) In addition to a notification from the RAVE system, announcements will be posted on the College’s website, the MySaints portal, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The College contacts the following media channels: WHDH-TV/Channel 7, CW56/Channel 56, WCVB/Channel 5, FOX25 and WBZ-TV/RADIO/Channel 4 about closures. Please note, the RAVE Emergency Notification System will only notify students in the case of Emmanuel College closures.  It will NOT notify students of individual class cancellations. Your instructors or GPP staff will contact you regarding individual class cancellations. New! – For May 2017 Graduates If you have not yet submitted your May 2017 application for degree, there is a new process. Students who complete the degree application will have their records audited for graduation eligibility and will receive an email regarding their graduation status in early March. To complete the online degree application: Log into Student Planning: Student Planning Home Page Click the “Graduation Overview” tab Under the Program of Study, Click the “Apply” button Read the message in the blue box at the top of the screen regarding graduation eligibility and acknowledgement of requirements Complete all fields in application. Complete “Petition to Attend” section only if you will not...

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An Afternoon Tea with Jean Watson – Thank You!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Emmanuel College Events, Nursing, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the Department of Nursing hosted an Afternoon Tea with Jean Watson. The event was a great success and we were so honored to have Jean Watson join our campus community for an afternoon. Thank you to our gracious guest and to all that attended! Please see below for highlights from the...

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Thanks GPP!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Good afternoon, GPP! Thanks to all who attended the Fall 2016 GPP Social last night! It was fantastic to see everyone, to chat about their program, and let them know about some new resources and serves available to them. If you weren’t able to make it, please feel free to contact Kate Schoeck at schoeckk@emmanuel.edu to hear about what you missed! We hope to see you next time, in Spring 2017! Best of luck with your courses this semester....

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Look at Me When I Talk to You

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Education, Human Resource Management, Management, Nursing, Research Administration, Student Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Look at Me When I Talk to You

Greetings GPPers, With the start of the Fall semester securely under your belt, I thought it might be helpful to share some wise words from the experts: professors. I came across an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Welcome Freshman. Look at Me When I Talk to You”. While the article is meant for the traditional college freshman, the message applies to all students – “Look at me when I’m talking to you”. Author Jonathan Zimmerman, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has a simple plea to students: “Take [your] eyes off [your] phones and laptops.” In today’s digital age, laptops and cell phones are not only used in the classroom as note-taking aides, but are also used to research, to distract, to learn and to procrastinate…all at the same time. Many students say they are simply multitasking. They are listening to the professor, taking notes, looking up information to clarify a point, etc. But how much information is truly absorbed when we are so busy? The late Stanford professor, Clifford Nass, conducted research to see how effective these multitaskers actually were. Turns out, not very. His research found that “people who multitask infrequently are actually better at it than those who do it all the time”.  He found that multitaskers were “chronically distracted, which inhibits their performance in everything they do”. Research has also shown that “scrolling creates more distraction than flipping a page,” showing that people retain more information from reading print pages than a computer screen. Why do I share this information with masters students? You are all seasoned students who have successfully completed their Bachelor’s degrees (some before the time of laptops and handheld devices!). I share this because in one form or another, we are all addicted to our devices. We check our cell phones or texts from our kids while in class. We take notes with our laptops so we can use that information later when typing up a paper. We have a million reasons, but the research shows, perhaps those online devices are not as helpful as they are meant to be. Turn your phone off. Close the laptop. Give yourself some time to absorb, interact, participate and generally ENJOY your class. Your professors will thank you. And maybe you will find you have learned more from this class than any...

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Miss the Fall 2016 Student Newsletter?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Education, Emmanuel College Events, Human Resource Management, Management, Nursing, Research Administration, Student Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Graduate & Professional Programs Fall 2016 Student Newsletter New! – GPP Social on November 1st, 2016 Mark your calendars! Join us for a GPP Social on November 1st, 2016 from 4:30pm – 6pm in the Jean Yawkey Center Glass Room (1st Floor)! Students, faculty and GPP staff are invited to celebrate the new academic year with pizza and conversation! Come network with fellow GPP students in all programs, chat with your academic advisor or meet new faculty members. An email invitation is forthcoming. Refreshments will be on a first-come, first-served basis so come early! To RSVP, please email academicaffairs@emmanuel.edu or call 617-735-9958. New! – For December 2016 Graduates If you have not submitted your application for degree to Kate Schoeck or the Registrar’s office, please do so as soon as possible. The application must be completed in order to graduate from Emmanuel College.  To ensure your diploma appropriately reflects your program of study and your name as you wish it to appear, please; Complete the Application for Degree form (attached) Sign and date the bottom of the form Scan or fax the completed Application for Degree form.  You can send it directly to this email address (schoeckk@emmanuel.edu) or fax it to my attention at 617-507-0434. Please be sure to include your student ID number and whether you will be attending Commencement on May 13th, 2017. In addition, on Thursday, November 1st, 2016, December graduates can expect to receive an email with a link to the Student Outcomes Survey.  Kindly complete this short survey as it provides the College with valuable information regarding student plans after graduation. Upon completion of the survey, your name will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes, including iPads and gift cards. GPP Blog Have you checked out the GPP Blog lately?! Be sure to check it for info and articles regarding working professionals, higher education, business and op-ed pieces, in addition to reminders and helpful information! We are also looking to feature students, alumni and staff with guest blogs. If you have an idea that you’d like to see up on the blog, email Kate Schoeck, Assistant Director for GPP, at schoeckk@emmanuel.edu. In the meantime, please visit our blog and join the conversation! http://gpp.blogs.emmanuel.edu/  Reminder – Register for your Fall 2 courses today! For Management and Education Students! If you haven’t registered for your Fall 2 course yet, please do so as soon as possible! Registering early will help us avoid course cancellations and future course planning. If you are unsure what to register for, please contact your academic advisor as soon as possible. The dates for the Fall 2 semester are below: Fall 2, 2016 (16/2F) No Monday classes face-to-face Tuesdays, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6, 13 Wednesdays, Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 Dec 7, 14 (No Class Nov 23rd/Thanksgiving Eve) Thursdays, Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15 (No Class Nov 24th/Thanksgiving Day) Saturdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 17 (No Class Nov 26th/Thanksgiving Weekend) Online course dates: Monday, October 31st – Sunday, December 18th  Spring 2017 registration will open on October 11th. Mark your calendars! Upcoming Events New! – An Afternoon Tea with Jean Watson: For Nurses! The Emmanuel College Department of Nursing cordially invites you to...

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Calling all Students and Faculty – Upcoming Lecture Series!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Education, Emmanuel College Events, Human Resource Management, Management, Nursing, Research Administration, Student Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Calling all Students and Faculty – Upcoming Lecture Series!

Calling all students and faculty! We have two new and VERY exciting lectures open to all Emmanuel College students, faculty and staff: Hakim Lecture Series – Speaker: Dr. Mario Luis Small, Ph.D. Wednesday, October 5th, 4:30pm Library Lecture Hall Dr. Mario Luis Small, Ph.D., is a Grafstein Family Professor at Harvard University. He will present on Heterogeneity in U.S. Neighborhood Poverty, as part of the Catherine McLaughlin Hakim ’70 Lecture Series. Dr. Small has published books and numerous articles on urban poverty, personal networks, and the relationship between qualitative and quantitative social science methods.   Speaker: Dr. Ahmad Tarakji October 6th, 4:30pm – 5:00pm Fenway Room, Administration Building Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, President of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) will speak on the mission of SAMS, an organization committed to save Syrian lives by providing medical care to people in Syria and refugees outside of the country.   We hope you can join us for these special events! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Schoeck (schoeckk@emmanuel.edu)!...

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Save the Date! Dr. Jean Watson comes to Emmanuel College

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Nursing, Student Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Save the Date! Dr. Jean Watson comes to Emmanuel College

Save the Date! Please join us for an Afternoon Tea with Jean Watson, Monday, October 24th, 4:00-5:30 pm at Emmanuel College. Enjoy an elegant tea, discussion, book signing & wonderful presentation by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN. To learn more about Dr. Watson’s work, please visit her bio at https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/jean-bio/.    

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