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									                                          sports news
Outdoor Track Wraps Up Regular Season at Brown                                                                                   Volleyball 2nd at
The Emmanuel men’s and women’s
track teams concluded the regular                                                                                                GNAC Tourney
season portion of their outdoor                                                                                                  The Saints concluded the 2008
schedules on Sunday, April 27th at the                                                                                           season with a strong showing in the
Brown University Invitational.                                                                                                   first-ever Great Northeast Athletic
                                                                                                                                 Conference (GNAC) men’s volley-
On the men’s side, Rob Allen ’08                                                                                                 ball tournament. Emmanuel finished
ran an impressive double during the                                                                                              second, falling to top-seeded Rivier
day, splitting a time of 23.10 in the                                                                                            College in the finals, 3-0.
200-meter dash (3rd place) and fol-
lowing it up with a 6th place effort in                                                                                          During the title match, captain
the 400 (51.06). Thomas Maher ’11                                                                                                Michael Townsend ’10 notched 12
had a solid showing in multiple events                                                                                           kills and nine digs to lead the Saints,
as well, taking 6th in the 110-meter                                                                                             while outside-hitter Curtis Abram
hurdles (16.18) and 10th in the 400-                                                                                             ’10 added nine kills and six digs of
meter hurdles (59.81). Matt Hickey                                                                                               his own.
’08 ran 2:04.22 for the 800 as well.
                                                                                                                                 The Saints entered the tournament
Christine Gaspar ’09 led the way for                                                                                             seeded second and faced 3rd-seeded
the women, finishing 6th in the 5000 in                                                                                          Johnson & Wales University in their
19:28.98. Cat Lariviere ’08 competed                                                                                             opening match. The Emmanuel men
in the 800 and 1500-meter runs,                                                                                                  swept the Wildcats in straight sets,
finishing in times of 2:36.63 and                                                                                                30-26, 34-32, 30-23. Townsend led
5:08.86, respectively. Sarah Soldano                                                                                             the Saints, recording a double-dou-
’11 ran a time of 13.91 for the 100-                                                                                             ble with 20 kills, 10 digs, and four
meter dash and competed in the long                                                                                              aces. Abram and Stephen Keeney ’10
jump (4.54 meters), while classmate                                                                                              chipped in with six kills apiece in
Alison Lynch ’11 led Emmanuel in the                                                                                             the win as well. Setter Taylor Lowe
400 (1:07.74).                                                                                                                   ’10 paced the attack with 37 assists,
                                                                                                                                 while classmate Gregg MacDonald
Prior to the meet, the teams competed                                                                                            ’10 and Sophanna Lout ’08 tallied
at Connecticut College’s Silfen                                                                                                  six digs each.
Invitational on April 19th. The Saints
had several personal bests on top of                                                                                             For their efforts, both Townsend
posting new marks in Emmanuel’s               Matt Hickey ‘08 and the Saints closed out their regular season on April 27th       and MacDonald were named to the
record books. Gaspar won the                                     at the Brown University Invitational.                           GNAC All-Tournament Team.
women’s 10K in a time of 43:11.55,
while Erin Daley ’11 threw her            established new schools records with                                                   The Saints finished the season with a
                                                                                     For those athletes that qualified, the
personal best in the discus with a toss   times of 54.49 and 4:35.51,                                                            14-15 overall record. Three
                                                                                     Division III New England Champion-
of 61-3. Maureen Kellett ’11 ran a PR     respectively.                                                                          members will depart due to
                                                                                     ships will be held on May 2nd at the
in the 1500, while Megan Reichel ’10                                                                                             graduation: Lout, Brendan Ellis
                                                                                     U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s facilities
did the same in both the 100- and 200-    For the men, Michael Thurnauer ’08                                                     ’08 and Russell Brodmerkle ’08.
                                                                                     in New London, Conn. The ECAC
meter runs. The women’s 4x100-meter       set a new mark in the 400-meter                                                        All three were honored during the
                                                                                     Championships will take place May
(Ashley Adamson ’11, Katie Beaton         hurdles (59.09) and the javelin (144-                                                  team’s final regular season game
                                                                                     15th at Springfield College as well.
’10. Lynch, Kelsey Fitzpatrick ’11) and   9), while John Heiber ’11 and Pat                                                      against Wentworth Institute of
4x400-meter relays (Fitzpatrick, Emily    Welton ’10 set personal bests in the                                                   Technology on March 27th.
McCaffrey ’08, Lariviere, Lynch) each     400.

Softball Ends ‘08
on High Note
The Saints’ softball team put up three
wins in the final two days of its
season, defeating Johnson & Wales in
back-to-back games on April 19th and
completing its regular schedule with
a victory over Albertus Magnus on
April 21st.

Emmanuel outscored its opponents by
a margin of 36-14 during the contests,
which including a 14-9 come-from-be-
hind victory in the first game against
the Wildcats in which the Saints ral-
lied with nine runs in the sixth. The
Saints won 12-3 in the second game
and defeated Albertus Magnus by a
score of 10-2 as well.

The Saints say goodbye to this year’s
senior class, which includes tri-cap-
tains Stephanie Rege ’08, Jennifer
Walsh ’08 and Nicole Ferraro ’08.
                                                                    Captain Jennifer Walsh ’08 connects with a pitch while teammates look on.
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Class of 2008 Candidates for Distinction in the Field Present Work
The Class of 2008 candidates for                                                                                                odology with the ability to influence
Distinction in the Field brought a                                                                                              participants to have more positive atti-
broad range of discussions to the                                                                                               tudes towards the homeless, as well as
table during the College’s third annual                                                                                         potentially stimulate additional posi-
presentation forum, which ran April                                                                                             tive behaviors, such as volunteering.
17th-24th. In all, 39 members of the
senior class presented their work dur-                                                                                          “These concepts really highlight
ing the weeklong event, with presenta-                                                                                          Emmanuel College’s social justice [mis-
tions taking place in the Jean Yawkey                                                                                           sion],” said Niewenhuizen. “Although
Center for Community Leadership.                                                                                                my study did not encourage volunteer-
                                                                                                                                ing, I hope that by inducing empathy it
Jessica Nieuwenhuizen ’08, a                                                                                                    will improve the attitudes towards the
psychology major, presented her                                                                                                 homeless.”
project “Inducing Empathy to Improve
the Attitudes Towards the Homeless”                                                                                             When Laura Kazanjian ’08 started
on April 17th. A longstanding interest                                                                                          contemplating a direction for her proj-
in “helping individuals in stigmatized                                                                                          ect, she immediately began considering
groups” provided the foundation for              Laura Kazanjian ’08 was one of the 39 members of the senior class
her concept, which utilized a meth-             who recently presented work as a candidate for Distinction in the Field.                           ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Lydon Addresses
Changing State of
Media at Wyant Series
Media personality and journalist
Christopher Lydon offered his per-
spective on “Will We Be Better in the
New Media World?” as part of the
most recent installment of the Wyant
Lecture Series on March 27th in the
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall.

Lydon has been a distinctive voice in
many media: covering politics with
The Boston Globe and The New York
Times in the 1960s and 1970s; hosting
The Ten O’Clock News on WGBH-
TV in the 1980s; inaugurating the
smart talk show “The Connection”
with WBUR (Boston) and NPR in
the 1990s; and in 2005 founding the
hybrid radio and Internet conversa-
tion known as “Open Source,” which
                                                                   Students autograph a steel beam as part of the topping-off ceremony for the
he produces now from the Watson
                                                                                    Academic Science Center on April 17th.
Institute at Brown University.

Speaking to an audience of students,
faculty, staff and alumni, Lydon
mentioned how he has felt an
                                                                                 Topped Off
“Emmanuel College connection” all                      Milestone Achieved in Construction of Academic Science Center
his life due to his mother having been
a student of the College in the early           Emmanuel College celebrated a milestone in the              construction process were invited to autograph the
1920s. According to Lydon, the appre-           construction of its new Academic Science Center on          piece of steel. Afterwards, it was hoisted skyward
ciation for “Catholic humanism” that            April 17th, commemorating the completion of the             along with a small pine tree and American flag
was ingrained in him in his youth and           building’s structural frame with a traditional              – symbolizing the success of the project thus far as
still inspires him today had much to            topping-off ceremony.                                       well as bestowing good luck for the future of the
do with his mother’s education at                                                                           building and its inhabitants. Additionally,
Emmanuel.                                       Prior to the final beam being lowered into place            College Treasurer Sr. Anne Donovan, SND attached
                                                at the top of the building, students, faculty, ad-          a Sisters of Notre Dame cross to the beam and invit-
During his lecture, titled “The Last            ministrators, staff and all those involved with the
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Newspaper Guy Meets the First
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                                           College Celebrates 19th                                                              Theatre Guild
  IN THIS                                  Annual International                                                                 Performance,

  ISSUE                                    Hospitality Night                3                                                   “Oklahoma”                          6
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                                              campus news
                                                                                              Students Take Part in SGA
                                                                                              Meeting with Mayor Menino
                                                                                             Student Government                         Boston’s 20-34 year-old population,
                                                                                             Association (SGA) President Adam           which makes up a third of the city’s
                                                                                             Smith ’08 and 2008-09 President-           residents.
                                                                                             Elect Amanda Donegan ’10 repre-
                                                                                             sented two of nearly 50 Boston-area        Students had the chance to further
                                                                                             college and university students who        discuss their concerns with Menino
                                                                                             met with Mayor Thomas M.                   during an hour-long question-and-
                                                                                             Menino to discuss a range of topics        answer session as well, with topics
                                                                                             regarding the current state of the city    including how to create “green” jobs
                                                                                             on March 24th. The event marked            in the city, a conversation regarding
    Elise Zablowsky ’08 and Jason Noguiera ’09 traveled to New Orleans on April 6th to       the first such forum held by Menino        Boston’s efforts to be more environ-
            take part in the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting.               for local college student government       mentally responsible and the
                                                                                             representatives.                           availability of artists’ residences in
Chemistry Students Participate in                                                            During the meeting, Menino
                                                                                                                                        town. The mayor and his staff
                                                                                                                                        acknowledged that they would be
National Meeting in New Orleans                                                              discussed a number of different
                                                                                             initiatives the city has in the works,
                                                                                                                                        open to the idea of establishing
                                                                                                                                        meetings with Boston college and
Jason Noguiera ’09 and Elise                  entitled, “Developing and Maintaining          emphasizing the importance for             university student government
Zablowsky ’08 participated in the             Successful Chemists Celebrate Earth            young people to consider careers           associations on a more frequent basis
“Chem Demo Exchange Program                   Day (CCED) Programs.”                          in the public sector after gradua-         as well.
using Household Chemicals” at the                                                            tion.Programs that were mentioned
235th American Chemical Society               Additionally, Noguiera was recently            included the “Boston Urban                 “I thought it was a unique opportu-
National Meeting in New Orleans               accepted to participate in the                 Mechanics Program,” an internship          nity,” said Smith of the meeting. “It
on April 6th. Their demonstration             American Cancer Society Alvan T.               program dedicated to increasing            was good to have the chance to meet
was entitled, “Holding Your Home              and Viola D. Fuller Summer Research            college students’ involvement in           the mayor and talk about what is
Together with Nails.” Four different          Fellowship. This 10-week program               city government, and “One in 3,”           going on around the city.”
types of nails commonly used to build         allows students to choose an area of           a group dedicated to the needs of
homes were tested for magnetism, re-          cancer research of personal interest,
activity to acid rain using vinegar and       with Noguiera listing “synthesis of
density. Thirty chemistry clubs from
around the country participated in the
                                              potential chemotherapeutics” as a
                                              potential concentration. The program
                                                                                          Award-winning Author Dennis
event. Assistant Professor of Chem-
istry Christine Jaworek-Lopes also
                                              will conclude with each summer fellow
                                              presenting his or her work during a         Lehane Speaks at Emmanuel
presented a poster during the meeting         poster session.                             Dennis Lehane, the author of New
                                                                                          York Times bestsellers, Mystic River

Emmanuel College Receives                                                                 and Shutter Island, was an invited
                                                                                          guest of the College on April 16th.

Grant from George I. Alden Trust                                                          A native of Dorchester, the award-
                                                                                          winning author of Boston detective
Emmanuel College has received a               nology that today’s students need to        novels provided a reading from his
grant of $125,000 from the George I.          thrive.                                     upcoming novel, The Given Day, in
Alden Trust to support the costs of the                                                   the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture
infrastructure for the general and            According to the organization’s web         Hall. A book signing followed in the
organic chemistry laboratories in its         site, “the Alden Trust was established      Lillian Immig Gallery.                                       Lehane
new Academic Science Center. The              for the purpose of the maintenance
Center will advance Emmanuel’s stra-          of some charitable or philanthropic
tegic initiative to establish the natural     enterprises and has given priority to
sciences as a signature program at the
College. New teaching laboratories
                                              higher education, predominantly in
                                              support of independent undergraduate
                                                                                            Faculty News
will reflect the innovation and tech-                                                        Assistant Professor of Chemistry          to be a guest composer/presenter.
                                                                 ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 6      Christine Jaworek-Lopes has been          During his visit, Schnauber spoke
                                                                                             nominated for the Northeast               at the “Composers’ Forum” to
                                                                                             Regional Award for Excellence in          graduate and undergraduate com-
                                                                                             Volunteer Services by the North-          posers about his music and coached

                        Emmanuel News                                                        eastern Section of the American
                                                                                             Chemical Society. The award
                                                                                             recognizes the volunteer efforts of
                                                                                                                                       singers in the vocal arts department
                                                                                                                                       about the theory and performance
                                                                                                                                       of Benjamin Britten’s folksong
                                                                                             individuals who have served the           arrangements. The department
                                                                                             American Chemical Society by              also hosted a concert featuring five
     Editor in Chief                          Published Monthly by                           contributing significantly to the         of his works during the weekend,
     Molly Honan                              The Office of Marketing                        goals and objectives of the society       including Tills lustiger Streicher
                                              Communications                                 through their regional activities.        for solo violin, The River, 1928
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                                              Boston, MA 02115                               Arts Thomas Schnauber was                 and piano, Not-Pooh Songs for
     Photographers                                                                           invited by the Boston University          oboe and female voice, and Die
     Merrill Shea                                                   Department of Music to be a guest         schwersten Fesseln for large mixed
     Carla Osberg Photography                                      adjudicator for its annual Concerto       ensemble. Not-Pooh Songs was
     Bryan Mahoney                                                                           Competition on March 4th. Ad-             also performed by the Great Noise
                                                                                             ditionally, the weekend of April          Ensemble on April 12th as part of a
                                                                                             4th, the University of Indianapolis       concert in Silver Springs, MD.
                                                                                             Department of Music asked him
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                                           campus news
    International Hospitality Night ’08

          On April 3rd, a number of student groups provided performances for the 19th Annual International Hospitality Night in the Jean Yawkey Center gymnasium.

New Career Info System Provides Easier Access to Internships, Jobs
In an effort to continue to provide                                                                                               and anytime a related job is posted to
Emmanuel students and alumni with                                                                                                 the site they receive an e-mail, which is
the highest-caliber resources, the            “EC3 really represents a giant step forward in                                      on par with national job market web
College’s Office of Internships &
Career Development recently launched
                                               terms of our office’s ability to assist students                                   pages,” said Weiler. “Overall, with
                                                                                                                                  EC3, everything is easier to read and
EC Career Connect (EC3), a new                 and alumni.”                                                                       navigate from the get-go.”
career information system that will
serve as Emmanuel’s new online career                                                                    – Brie Weiler            College faculty and staff members also
center.                                                                                                                           have access to the system, allowing
                                                                                                                                  them to direct students’ attention to
Last October, the Office of Internships    “The fact that the system was built          replaces the HotJobs conference on the    interesting opportunities. Additionally,
& Career Development engaged the           by college students was really appeal-       College’s e-mail system as Emmanuel’s     from an administrator’s standpoint,
Boston-based company eCampusRe-            ing to us,” said Assistant Director of       internship and job resource network,      the system allows for better tracking of
cruiter, the leading provider of custom    Internships & Career Development/            was officially launched on March          student and employer use, providing
online career management software,         Manager of Information Technology            31st and is equipped with a number        members of the Office of Internships
to construct a distinct career database    Brie Weiler. “We were looking for            of exciting and easy-to-use features.     & Career Development with valuable
designed to accommodate the needs          something that was customizable to           In addition to its JobSeeker section,     statistics regarding the needs of their
of Emmanuel users. Founded in 1998         make it more attractive to students          which allows students and alumni to       audience.
by two college students, who concep-       and alumni. Most colleges and                search and apply for jobs, internships,
tualized the system as part of a school    universities in the U.S. have turned to      career events, grad schools, etc., EC3    “It gives us a lot more information
project, the company developed EC3         a more web-based approach to                 also allows users to upload and store     and allows us to better our services,”
through its management suite, EASE         communicate with students. EC3               resumes and cover letters, access an      said Weiler.
(Electronic Applications for Students      really represents a giant step forward       events calendar and even “hire” an
and Employees), considered to be one       in terms of our office’s ability to assist   agent to search for jobs for them.        To register your EC3 account, visit
of the most innovative and versatile       students and alumni.”                                                        
career services software programs                                                       “The system allows students to tell a     manuel.
available today.                           The more user-friendly setup, which          job agent what they are looking for

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                                          2008 Commencement
    Wednesday, May 7th
    5:30 p.m.

    Rehearsal for Commencement
    Day Exercises will begin at 5:30
    p.m. in the gymnasium of the
    Jean Yawkey Center. Graduates
    are expected to attend.

    Wednesday, May 7th
    6:30 p.m.

    The Office of Graduate and
    Professional Programs will host
    the graduates and their family
    and friends for dinner immedi-
    ately following Commencement
    Rehearsal. The event will be
    held in the Auditorium.

    Wednesday, May 7th
    6:30 p.m.                             Jean Yawkey Center immediately        Professor Patterson has been a        a steadfast supporter of the College
                                          following the Baccalaureate           faculty member at the Georgetown      and its mission, and is the proud
    Following Commencement                Liturgy and Awards. All members       University Law Center in              parent of Emmanuel alumna Mary
    rehearsal, the Alumni Association     of the College community are          Washington, D.C. since 1980. In       Beth Grey ’90.
    Senior Dinner will be held in the     invited to attend this event.         2001 she received the Law Center’s
    Marian Hall Dining Room in the                                              Frank F. Flegal Teaching Award,       Rev. David Gill, S.J. is a
    Jean Yawkey Center. Attendees can     COMMENCEMENT DAY                      which recognizes teaching             Jesuit priest and Classics scholar
    be entered into a drawing to win      EXERCISES                             excellence among full-time faculty    at Boston College. Since August of
    one of two sets (four total) of Red   Saturday, May 10th                    members. From 1993-97, Professor      2003 he has also been pastor at St.
    Sox tickets for the July 28th game    11:00 a.m.                            Patterson served as associate dean    Mary of the Angels in Roxbury, a
    against the Los Angeles Angels.                                             for the JD and Graduate Programs      multi-cultural inner-city parish. Fr.
                                          Commencement Exercises will be        at the Law Center. Prior to           Gill has engaged its dynamic and
    BACCALAUREATE LITURGY                 held under the tent on the College    Georgetown Law, she served as         diverse community to ensure its
    and ACADEMIC AWARDS                   campus on Saturday, May 10th at       chair of the D.C. Public Service      continued vitality, even in the face
    CEREMONY                              11:00 a.m. Graduates will             (Utilities) Commission and was a      of possible closure by the
    Friday, May 9th                       assemble in the Gymnasium at          commissioner of the D.C.              Archdiocese in 2004. A scholar,
    6:00 p.m.                             9:30 a.m. wearing academic dress.     Public Service Commission as well.    teacher and committed advocate
                                          Due to changes in the procession,     A member of the American Law          for social justice, Fr. Gill celebrated
    These proceedings will be held        the original time of 9:45 a.m. has    Institute, Professor Patterson has    his 50th year as a Jesuit and
    under the Commencement tent on        been changed. The line will form      been treasurer of the D.C. Bar        Classics scholar in 2006.
    the College campus. The Class of      alphabetically by degree and          and a member of the Secretary of
    2008 will meet in the Gymnasium       marshals will direct. Baccalaure-     State’s Advisory Committee on         TICKETS
    at 5:15 p.m., wearing academic        ate candidates will wear hoods.       Private International Law, the D.C.
    dress (caps, gowns, and black         Master’s degree candidates will       Bar Screening Committee, and the      Each graduate will receive five
    shoes). Please note: academic         carry hoods and will be hooded on     Editorial Board of the Washington     (5) formal announcements and
    hoods are not worn at                 stage. An outdoor reception will      Lawyer. She is a Trustee of           three (3) tickets for seating under
    Baccalaureate Liturgy. Academic       immediately follow Commence-          Emmanuel College.                     the tent. Each ticket admits one
    awards will be presented at the end   ment Exercises for graduates and                                            person. The formal announcements
    of the Liturgy.                       their guests on the College campus.   C. Michael Daley served as Chair      are not tickets.
                                                                                of the Emmanuel College Board of
    Any student receiving an award        COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER                  Trustees during a time of transfor-   Tickets must be presented for en-
    will be notified in advance. This     & HONORARY DEGREE                     mative growth in the College’s        trance to the Commencement tent.
    Liturgy is a Eucharistic              RECIPIENTS                            history. Mr. Daley provided leader-   Seating cannot be guaranteed for
    celebration in the Catholic                                                 ship to the Board through many        arrival after 11:15 a.m. and seats
    tradition of the College. All         Elizabeth Hayes Patterson ’67,        major milestones, including the       may not be held. There will be
    graduates and families are            associate professor of law at         decision to admit young men in        additional seating outside the tent
    welcome to attend regardless of       the Georgetown University Law         2000, the opening of the Jean         with a clear view of the
    faith denomination.                   Center will be the Commence-          Yawkey Center and the develop-        Commencement platform.
                                          ment Speaker at Emmanuel’s 86th       ment of a unique partnership with     Invitation packets are available to
    GRADUATES’ RECEPTION                  Commencement Exercises on May         Merck in 2004. Retired as chair-      students with a College identifica-
    Friday, May 9th                       10th. She will receive an Honorary    man, chief executive officer and      tion card in the Academic Dean’s
                                          Degree from the College, along        treasurer of LoJack Corporation,      office in the Administration
    A reception for graduates and their   with outgoing Board of Trustees       Mr. Daley gave 16 years of service    Building, Room 209.
    guests will be held in the Maureen    Chair C. Michael Daley and Rev.       to Emmanuel’s Board, stepping
    Murphy Wilkens Atrium in the          David Gill, S.J.                      down in June of 2007. He remains

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Webinars Offer Prospective Students Interactive Info Sessions from Afar
Emmanuel’s Graduate & Professional
Programs recently implemented a new,
innovative method of communicating
with prospective students. With the
development of webinars, the depart-
ment is now able to connect with its
audience through synchronous
conferencing – a flexible, engaging and
live online informational format.

A version of web conferencing,
webinars involve a virtual informa-
tion tutorial in which participants are
guided through a live presentation
over the Internet. Presenters and
attendees log on through their desktop
while simultaneously interacting via
telephone conversations that comple-
ment the visual experience and allow
for an effective question-and-answer

The Graduate & Professional
Programs currently offer webinar
information sessions for each of its
programs, which includes the Bachelor
of Science in Business Administra-
tion, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(for Registered Nurses), the College’s
graduate management and education                               Graduate and Professional Programs’ Operations and Data Manager Bryan Fleming and
programs, and its certificate offerings                  Enrollment Counselor Rob O’Dwyer discuss logistics prior to the start of a webinar information session.
as well. Inquirers can take part in
scheduled sessions during the week,                                                                                                 While both Fleming and O’Dwyer
which are offered during the lunch                                                                                                  have been more than pleased with the
hour for further convenience, or set         “It is a very friendly format to be able to                                            outcome thus far, both have already
up a one-on-one webinar conference
based on their schedules. Each meeting
                                              communicate with people and it increases                                              began contemplating ways to enhance
                                                                                                                                    the experience even more. Whether
takes only 15 minutes, with an equal-         accessibility to working professionals.”                                              through the infusion of video technol-
length question-and-answer session if                                                                                               ogy, expanding the sessions to include
participants are interested. This option                                                                – Bryan Fleming             information on topics such as student
is intended as a first introduction to                                                                                              financial services, FirstClass e-mail
degree programs for working adults                                                                                                  training, online academic services, or
and is followed by more in-depth                                                                                                    utilizing the application to host faculty
                                           pioneered this technology in her role       effective. There is a difference between
advising sessions.                                                                                                                  and staff meetings across the Graduate
                                           at Boston University. To bring the          what works on paper and what works
                                           concept to fruition, staff members of       in this medium. Just because you have        & Professional Programs eight eastern
Since hosting the first webinar on                                                                                                  Massachusetts locations, the sky
                                           the Graduate & Professional Programs        facts written down on paper does not
March 25th, Enrollment Counselor                                                                                                    appears to be the limit for the
                                           attended presentations on various           make it a good presentation.”
Rob O’Dwyer says feedback has been                                                                                                  College’s use of webinars.
                                           topics to gain a better understanding
positive, with participants remark-
                                           of its realm of possibilities within a      “The key was to create an appropri-
ing how convenient, informative and                                                                                                 “The potential for it is great,” said
                                           higher education setting. After es-         ate webinar format,” added O’Dwyer.
encouraging the technique has been in                                                                                               Fleming. “It is a very friendly format
                                           tablishing an account with WebEx,           “We wanted to discover a way in
directing them to the next step in the                                                                                              to be able to communicate with people
                                           a Cisco company and world leader            which we could address someone in
admission process.                                                                                                                  and it increases accessibility to work-
                                           in online meeting applications, the         an online setting and make them feel
                                           department formed a workgroup               welcome and comfortable.”                    ing professionals who may not be able
“The great thing about the tool is we                                                                                               to meet with us right away.”
                                           consisting of O’Dwyer, Operations
get immediate feedback, as we can
                                           and Data Manager Bryan Fleming and          Starting out with a universal draft
record the question-and-answer                                                                                                      “But the concept is not to replace
                                           Sam Verla ’08, a student worker who         script that encompassed all of the
sessions and comments,” he said.                                                                                                    our personal one-on-one interviews
                                           has been with the office since his fresh-   programs, the three persistently
“Webinars enable us to reach the                                                                                                    either,” added O’Dwyer. “It is an-
                                           man year.                                   worked on revisions, taking turns
working professional population in a                                                                                                other way for us to get information
                                                                                       reading rough copy to one another
kind of way that allows us to inform                                                                                                to people in a convenient manner and
                                            Early in the planning process, all three   and collaborating on changes. Once
them about our programs when they                                                                                                   help them through the application
                                           members of the workgroup agreed to          their work culminated in program-spe-
aren’t able to come to an information                                                                                               process. Because of our enthusiasm for
                                           approach the development process by         cific scripts, Verla, a communications
session on campus. It’s just another                                                                                                Emmanuel’s degree programs and our
                                           employing their individual strengths.       major with a minor in graphic design,
point of access for them.”                                                                                                          commitment to excellence and access
                                           For Fleming and O’Dwyer, both of            was handed the reins on designing the
                                           whom have film production back-             PowerPoint slides, which serve as the        for working adults, we offer student
In the future, using webinars designed                                                                                              support services which are convenient
                                           grounds, great emphasis was placed on       visual elements of the presentation.
for human resources professionals,                                                                                                  and responsive. For some prospective
                                           the arrangement of the script, which
who seek workforce development                                                                                                      students, that may be a personal visit
                                           they viewed as the foundation for the       “He really rose to the occasion with
options for their employees, is another                                                                                             to the company where they work,
                                           project.                                    this project,” said Fleming of Verla.
capacity for using this technology to                                                                                               but for others, it’s better for them to
                                                                                       “He thought about it outside of work
communicate.                                                                                                                        explore options for earning a degree
                                           “We were both aware of how im-              and really grew into the position. As
                                           portant the production value was to         a result, he proved invaluable to us. It     through the web.”
Discussions on developing webinars
                                           something like this, so we started out      was a great experience for him and it
within the Graduate & Professional                                                                                                  To view a list of scheduled webinars
                                           working a lot on the content,” said         was exciting for me to be able to work
Programs originated last summer with                                                                                                and register for an information ses-
                                           Fleming. “We felt that if the messaging     with him throughout the last few years
the arrival of Dean Judy Marley, who                                                                                                sion, visit
                                           was not there that it would not be as       and see him get to this point.”

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    Theatre Guild Presents “Oklahoma”

                  Emmanuel College Theatre Guild performed the musical “Oklahoma” during its spring performance, held April 4th-6th in the Auditorium.

Mark of Distinction: Class of 2008 Candidates for                                                                                    College Receives
Distinction Present Work from April 17th - May 10th                                                                                  Grant from George
                                            the MVP candidates’ seasons and see        “The Heathrow Airport expansion
                                                                                                                                     I. Alden Trust
ways she could combine her love of          which player was actually the most         topic confronts an issue that is central      CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2...
mathematics and baseball. With the          valuable to his respective team.”          to today’s increasingly interconnected
                                                                                       world,” said Murphy, who presented            education, in smaller institutions
help of a book she borrowed from her
                                            Stephen Murphy ’08 explored “The           on April 24th. “Governments and               with full-time faculty undergradu-
advisor, Assistant Professor of
                                            Environmental Costs of the Expansion       regulatory bodies face the need to            ate enrollments of 1,000-3,000
Mathematics Dr. Matthew Tom,
                                            of London’s Heathrow Airport” due          stimulate and encourage economic              students. The Trust focuses its
Kazanjian came up with the idea of
                                            to his interests in the environment, the   growth, yet at the same time are              support on institutions in the six
establishing a formula for determining
                                            current media attention surrounding        confronted with environmental                 New England states as well as
whether or not New York Yankees’
                                            the issue and his personal stake in the    implications.”                                New Jersey, New York and
slugger Alex Rodriguez deserved to
                                            situation as a United Kingdom                                                            Pennsylvania.
be named the 2007 American League
Most Valuable Player.                       resident. An economics major,              In addition to discussions, Julie
                                            Murphy says Al Gore’s documentary          D’Alessandro ’08 presented a recital          The Trustees support institutions
                                            “An Inconvenient Truth” enlightened        on April 28th in the Auditorium as part       that demonstrate a combination
“While reading the book, I stumbled
                                            him on “some disturbing truths”            of her senior distinction project. The        of education excellence, exciting
upon an article entitled, ‘Did Shoeless
                                            regarding “humanity’s environmental        presentation events will close with an        programming, and efficient and
Joe Jackson Throw the 1919 World
                                            impact,” while his family residence’s      art exhibition, with students work on         effective administration. The
Series?’ in which they used certain
                                            location directly underneath one of the    display in the St. Joseph Hall Foyer          Trustees support proposals that
statistics and formulas to show that
                                            airport’s flight paths supplied            from May 3rd-10th. The opening will           they feel will contribute signifi-
Shoeless Joe actually performed better
                                            appropriate reasoning for investigating    take place Friday, May 3rd from 5:00-         cantly to the intellectual growth
than anyone on his team during that
                                            the situation further. The goal of the     7:00 p.m.                                     of students and will enhance an
world series,” said Kazanjian, who
                                            project was to examine both sides of                                                     institution’s mission.”
presented her work on April 18th.
“The article really intrigued me to         the argument surrounding the world’s       To learn more about the students
                                            largest international airport and          and for a schedule of the events, visit       The Alden Trust has been a strong
think about how I could adapt it to
                                            provide an objective view of the , click on “Com-              partner with Emmanuel in the
fit a project relevant to today. This is
                                            matter.                                    mencement” and then select “Senior            past. The College is very grateful
how I came up with the idea to dissect
                                                                                       Distinction.”                                 for this continued support.

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Pike ‘08 Honored at North American Philosophy/Religion Conference
Ian Pike ’08 received the award for                                                                                              conference, having woven in interdis-
best paper/presentation in the field of                                                                                          ciplinary elements,” she said. “I was
religion at the North American Un-            “The judges agreed that Ian’s work was                                             extremely proud of him and the way
dergraduate Conference in Philosophy                                                                                             he presented his paper. He was
and Religion at Westminster College
                                               outstanding, it was clearly one of the most                                       extremely confident and clear and
during the weekend of March 8th. Pike          sophisticated papers at the conference.”                                          knew his material well.”
offered insight on a paper he had writ-
ten for Professor of Religious Studies                            – Professor of Religious Studies Ann Wetherilt                 For Pike, having the opportunity to
Ann Wetherilt’s “Spirituality and                                                                                                engage other students and sustain
Mysticism” class in the fall, entitled,                                                                                          academic dialogue proved especially
“The Desire Paradox: Suffering, Salva-      and ensuing discussions with              me about the conference, so I worked       beneficial.
tion and Puritan Mysticism in Milton’s      Wetherilt, Pike was encouraged to         on revising it and eventually had my
‘Paradise Lost,’” which provided a          submit the work to the second annual      abstract accepted during the winter.”      “I thought it was amazing, I was
view of the 17th-century English poet’s     national conference.                                                                 thrilled about the whole process,” he
work through the lens of Christian                                                    In preparation for the weekend event,      said. “Everyone there was really
Puritanism traditions and Buddhist          “I feel more comfortable researching      Pike worked to reformat his paper into     interested in what they were do-
principles.                                 within a literature-studies technique     a 20-minute oration, a new challenge       ing, really invested in their research
                                            and find the approach can be appli-       he says he especially enjoyed. His         and willing to participate. It was an
An English literature major, Pike’s         cable to a theological concentration,”    efforts culminated in the top honor        eye-opening experience to be around
original intention with the paper           he said. “I was pleased with the paper    from the conference’s committee, both      people with a common interest.
involved combining elements from his        originally and wanted to continue to      for his content as well as his presenta-
field of study with those within a          develop the idea more fully. I did not    tion – much to the delight of Wetherilt,   “I absolutely encourage other students
religious sphere. Through his contin-       want to let go of it just because the     who traveled with Pike and served as a     to participate in this conference in the
ued enthusiasm for the subject matter       class was over. When I went to Profes-    judge on the panel.                        future,” he added. “Even if you aren’t
                                            sor Wetherilt about it, she informed                                                 presenting a paper, just being there,
                                                                                      “The judges agreed that Ian’s work
Lydon Addresses Changing                                                              was outstanding, it was clearly one of
                                                                                      the most sophisticated papers at the
                                                                                                                                 and getting the chance to listen and
                                                                                                                                 talk to other students is such a good
State of Media at Wyant Series
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1...                    to be both better informed and more
                                            expressive than we were in the old me-
Podcaster,” Lydon discussed how a ra-
                                            dia and we should seize this opportu-
dio/online experiment with a colleague
                                            nity as we would a lifeline,” he said.
a few years ago haphazardly landed
them the distinction as the world’s first
                                            The Wyant Lecture Series features
podcasters. He furthered the discus-
                                            speakers in the Humanities, History
sion of new media innovations and the
                                            and the Arts. The Louise Doherty
changing state of media today with his
                                            Wyant professorship was established
list of 10 signs that we are experienc-
                                            by the late Louise Doherty Wyant ‘63
ing an “epical shift” in the way we
                                            and her husband, Dr. James Wyant, in
receive – and demand – media access.
                                            honor of Sister Anne Cyril Delaney,
“We are all invited by the new media

Milestone Achieved in Academic                                                            Special Instructor of Education Elizabeth Hale and students smile for a photo
                                                                                               during Hale’s book signing in the College’s bookstore on April 3rd.

Science Center Construction                                                              Hale Publishes Book, Crafting Writers
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1...                    growth and it has been a privilege to        Special Instructor of Education Elizabeth Hale recently had her book
                                            be a part of it.”                            titled, Crafting Writers, published by Stenhouse Publishers in March.
ed College Chaplain Fr. Stephen Boyle
                                                                                         The book will be used by graduate and undergraduate education pro-
to bless the structure, asking that it
                                            Outgoing Student Government                  grams, as well as by teachers in elementary and middle schools.
provide a valuable learning environ-
ment for Emmanuel and its students          Association (SGA) President Adam
“for years and years to come.”              Smith ’08 addressed the crowd as well,
                                            thanking the numerous members of
During the brief ceremony, Sr. Anne         the Emmanuel community for
                                            attending the ceremony. He introduced
                                                                                         Staff News
took the opportunity to recognize the                                                    Bradford A. Brady is the new             ment Counselor for the Graduate
organizations involved in the construc-     next year’s SGA President, Amanda
                                                                                         Coordinator of Gifts and Records         & Professional Programs. A 2001
tion process, including the architec-       Donegan ’10, who shared her enthusi-
                                                                                         in the Office of Development and         Emmanuel graduate, Mills holds
tural firm Goody Clancy, structural         asm for the new structure.
                                                                                         Alumni Relations. Brady joins the        a B.A. in art therapy as well as a
engineers LeMessurier Consultants                                                        College after most recently serv-        master’s degree in art and counsel-
and the construction company Walsh          “What a great example of the future
                                                                                         ing as a hyperbaric oxygen therapy       ing from Lesley University. She
Brothers, Incorporated. John Riley, the     of Emmanuel,” she said. “I am so
                                                                                         technician for Massachusetts Eye         previously worked as a Kaplan
senior vice president and chief finan-      grateful we could all be here today to
                                                                                         and Ear Infirmary. He is a 2001          Student Advisor for Kaplan
cial officer for Walsh Brothers con-        celebrate.”
                                                                                         graduate of North Andover High           Educational Center.
gratulated the College on its important                                                  School.
milestone, complimenting Emmanuel           The construction of the new four-floor,
                                                                                                                                  Carol Whitehead joins the College
and its students on the significant         47,500 square-foot Academic Science
                                                                                         Kathleen Cohoon comes to                 as the new Assistant to the Vice
progress he has witnessed, especially       Center reflects Emmanuel’s goal of
                                                                                         Emmanuel as the new Development          President of Finance and
over the last few years.                    building distinctive academic pro-
                                                                                         Assistant. A graduate of                 Administration. Whitehead
                                            grams in the liberal arts and sciences
                                                                                         Emmanuel, Cohoon holds a B.A.            previously served as the executive
“We have been working with                  through leveraging its unique location
                                                                                         in management. She previously            assistant to the vice president of
Emmanuel for a long time and we             in the Longwood Medical Area. The
                                                                                         worked as a fund accounting              retail marketing for Cumberland
have been pleased to see how far            Center, which will be located in the
                                                                                         analyst for Fidelity Investments.        Farms Inc. She holds an associate’s
this institution has come in so many        area adjacent to the College’s historic
                                                                                                                                  degree in business from Massasoit
ways,” he said. “This [Academic Sci-        Administration Building, is scheduled
                                                                                         Jennifer D. Mills is the new Enroll-     Community College.
ence Center] is a tremendous sign of        to open in 2009.

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