Fairfield University Graduate 411

November 2011

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Fall has just about come and gone and soon winter will be here! We in the Office of Graduate Student Life are working hard to prepare a robust spring calendar. In the meantime we hope you will take advantage of the remaining events on the fall calendar. Among them, a Family Matinee, Graduate Student Assembly Meeting, Holiday Brunch, and Glee Club Concert! As a graduate student we value your feedback and ideas so if you have a suggestion for a future event, please let us know!

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Attend the Open GSA meeting

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and Leadership Council meet at least once per semester to collaborate and discuss how to best serve graduate students. This month's meeting will be held Saturday, November 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Barone Campus Center Mezzanine above Jazzman's Café. All graduate students are welcome! If interested, e-mail or call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747.

University Board members named

Fairfield University appointed four distinguished leaders to the institution's Board of Trustees at its annual meeting on Oct. 6. The new board members are William C. Crager '86, president and co-founder of Envestnet, Inc.; William P. Egan '67, P'99, founder and general partner of Alta Communications and Marion Equity Partners LLC; Biff J. O'Reilly '80, P'11, president of PBS Capital; and the Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J., president of the University of San Francisco. Each will serve a six-year term beginning this month. Read more.

Dolan School of Business listed as one of the "Best Business Schools"

The Princeton Review has again named Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business an outstanding business school. The education services company features the school and its MBA program in the new 2012 edition of its book, The Best 294 Business Schools (Random House / Princeton Review). Read more.

'Adopt' a grad student for a holiday

Our graduate student population is quite diverse with students from all over the United States and other countries. For those who can't get home, the holidays can be a lonely time. This year we are asking families to 'adopt' graduate students who are unable be home. If you are interested in hosting, please e-mail us with your name and contact information and the number of students you can host.

For those interested in experiencing the holidays American-style, e-mail gradstudentlife@fairfield.edu with your name and contact information and what holiday(s) you are interested in spending time with a host family.

We will then match up host families with interested graduate students.

Diversity Day at Mohegan Elementary

Contributed by Brittany Tasi
Dr. Paula Gill Lopez and 35 student volunteers from the University's School Psychology Graduate Program will be coordinating the 7th annual Diversity Day at Mohegan Elementary School on Friday, December 2.

This event teaches fourth grade students what it means to be 'different.' The fourth graders rotate to stations run by Fairfield students and parent volunteers to see what it's like to not be able to use parts of their body, to have issues with hearing or vision, or to experience social difficulties. At the end of each rotation, the station captain sums up the primary lesson and asks concluding questions. The students are also exposed to a lesson about diversity which helps to introduce and wrap up the primary take-away points from the stations.

School Psychology and other students are welcome to volunteer. It is an opportunity for School Psychology students to get hands-on experience prior to other practicum/internship experiences while supporting members of the community. For additional information, e-mail Dr. Gill Lopez.

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Library Corner

The library is more than books and media! Visit the library in person or online.

Preparing for exams? Need space for a group project? Book a room at the Library! Visit the site.

Research Guides and Help: Best Bets for Starting Your Research Guides are here to help. Check out Best Bets Guides in your discipline.

Research Assistance is available by phone (203) 254-4000, ext. 2178, e-mail, by IM to fairfieldulib, or by visiting the Reference Desk. The library recommends individual appointments for those returning to research after a hiatus. Schedule an appointment.

Library Research Prize: Apply for the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Prize in the graduate school category for a chance to win $250! Learn more.

Citation Style Guides and RefWorks: Need help creating Works Cited lists? Check out Citation Style Guide Help pages. The library also provides access to RefWorks, a bibliographic manager, to help keep track of resources! To learn more, e-mail reference@fairfield.edu.

Chef's Table: Chef's Table is open from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for your convenience.

Bulletin Board

Join us for a free Friday movie! Movies are shown in the newly refurbished Gonzaga Auditorium at 10 p.m. on Fridays. List of movies.

View the campus map online: The campus map has been updated to reflect the new construction and renovation projects. Visit the online map.

Chef's Table in Canisius: The menu includes soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with coffee, tea, and assorted snacks and beverages. Cash and StagBucks are accepted. E-mail Chef's Table at chefs2@optonline.net.

"Like Us" on Facebook! We are trying to reach 50 fans by the end of the fall semester! We challenge you to help, tell your friends and family about The Office of Graduate Life Facebook page! Keep up with all your fellow Stags with up-to-the-minute information about ongoing events and more!

Upcoming Graduate Student Life Events

Yoga for Balance and Charity
Tues., Oct. 11-Nov. 22 9:45-10:45 a.m.

42 Bellarmine Road
Interfaith Prayer Room

For more information e-mail instructor Trina Wong.

Family Movie Matinee: Dreamwork's Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kabboom of Doom!
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

Gonzaga Auditorium
Movie snacks will be provided. For any questions or to reserve a space e-mail us or call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747.

Graduate Student Assembly
Sat., Nov. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Barone Campus Center

Open to all grad students! R.S.V.P. via e-mail or call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747.

Holiday Brunch and Glee Club Concert
Saturday Dec. 3
Brunch at 11:30 a.m.

Alumni House
Concert at 2 p.m.
Regina A. Quick Center
Join us for a festive brunch at Alumni House then stroll to the Quick Center for the holiday Glee Club concert. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the St. Charles Food Pantry. Complimentary brunch, $6 for concert. Event is for graduate students and their guests (one guest per student). To reserve tickets call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747 or e-mail us.

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