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Graduate & Professional Programs Spring 2016 Student Newsletter


Welcome to the Spring 2016 semester!  We hope that a gentle winter is in store for us, but GPP is prepared if this year’s winter weather predictions are accurate!  Please review the below announcements as there is important information that is relevant to ALL students.

Thank you,

Department of Graduate & Professional Programs
Phone: 617-735-9700
Fax: 617-507-0434

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 2016 Graduates only
By now, you should have received email notification regarding your May 2016 Degree Application requirement.  As a reminder, if you are completing your final Capstone course, please fill out the application for degree form as soon as possible.  The form 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;

  1. Complete the Application for Degree form (attached)
  2. Sign and date the bottom of the form
  3. Scan or fax the completed Application for Degree form.  You can send it directly to Kate Schoeck ( 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 14th, 2016.  Please send this form back by February 15th, 2016.

New! – Emmanuel College makes the Front Page
The Hudson-Litchfield News’ leading story for January 8, 2016 read: “Scholarship Keeps Alive the Work of Hudson’s Dr. Nola Della-Monica”.  This front page article explains the work of our former faculty member and the contribution to our curriculum, especially in the area of caring and health improvement.  Quoting one of our graduate students, this news piece highlights our current efforts to establish a permanent scholarship for our students.  To read the whole article, please visit the website by clicking here.

New! – GPP Blog
GPP is excited to announce the creation of a new blog, titled GPP@EC! Check out the blog 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 In the meantime, please visit our blog and join the conversation!

New! – Spring 2016 Hours of Operation
GPP students return two weeks earlier than the traditional undergraduate students, therefore some campus facilities have altered their hours of operation.  Please see the information below to learn about building closures and campus dining options:

Jean Yawkey Center Winter Hours of Operation

January 6-8 6am – 8pm
January 9-10 10am – 5pm
January 11-12 6am – 10pm
January 13 6am – 8pm
January 14 6am – 10pm
January 15 10am – 9pm
January 16 10am – 7pm
January 17 9am – 2am
January 18 Regular Hours Resume

Bon Appétit Hours of Operation

January 6-16 All dining services closed
January 17 Main Dining Room: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Atrium Café: Closed
Muddy River Café: Closed
January 18 Main Dining Room: 9am – 2pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Atrium Café: Closed
Muddy River Café: Closed
January 19 Main Dining Room: 7:30pm – 7:30pm
Atrium Café: Closed
Muddy River Café: Closed
January 20 Regular Hours Resume

Career Center Services for GPP
We encourage students to take advantage of all the resources Emmanuel College has to offer, including our amazing Career Center.  Here are a few ways in which you can partner with the Career Center:

  • Individual advising on career planning and transition through one-on-one appointments
  • Free self-assessment testing and personalized interpretation of the results with a trained professional
  • Guidance with developing and editing resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation, including mock interviews in person or by phone or video
  • Career fairs, employer information sessions, networking events, workshops, and programs on- and off-campus

HireSaints is a Career Management System that graduate students use to search and apply for jobs, make an appointment with a Career Advisor, access career resources, learn about career events, and more.  Please contact the Career Center if you do not currently have an account.

Graduate students are encouraged to share their professional expertise and knowledge with current students by joining the Career Center in our programming efforts, including panel discussions, networking events, and posting available employment and internship opportunities in HireSaints.  We encourage you to connect with their office.

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alternative appointments are available, including early morning or evening times, as well as phone or video.
LinkedIn:  Emmanuel College Career Center

New! – Upcoming Event: Dorothy Day Lecture Series featuring Tracie McMillan
How To Be an Anti-Foodie Foodie: Why What We Eat is A Social Justice Issue
Sunday, April 24, 2016: 1:00 p.m.
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, Cardinal Cushing Library
Registration to open in early 2016

Tracie McMillan is the author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, a New York Times bestseller. Blending investigative and undercover reporting with intimate storytelling, McMillan’s work has been acclaimed by institutions ranging from the James Beard Foundation, Books for a Better Life and the International Association of Culinary Professionals to the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Sidney Hillman Foundation and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

A 2013 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, McMillan has written for publications including National Geographic, The New York Times and Harper’s, and in 2014 she was the Koeppel Journalism Fellow at Wesleyan University. She currently serves as a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.

Have a fantastic Spring semester!