Fairfield University Graduate 411

February 2013

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From one fellow grad student to another...

It is already February in the new year. Before long we'll be celebrating the end of courses for the semester and a new crop of graduates will be off to set the world aflame. As graduate students we often forget how important it is to schedule time with friends or to relax and have fun. So I propose this year we enjoy ourselves and meet new people. The Office of Graduate Student Life is going to make that process easier by providing fun, inexpensive events that are friend- and family-friendly. Please consider adding events such as the Career Services: Tips and Tools to Job Search or a Free Friday Movie to your calendar. And, don't forget our springtime wine tasting or Graduate Student Service Awards Dinner. For information on these and other events please visit our website.

For up-to-the-minute details on the events, "like us" on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Laura Burke
Office of Graduate Student Life
BCC 408H, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747 or e-mail us
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Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) meeting highlights

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) held its first meeting of the semester. We thank those who attended because your insight and suggestions are important to us. For those unable to attend, here are the highlights.

  • The President's office has requested a committee of graduate students meet in early March to select a "teacher of the year" from the graduate school faculty. We need at least six people and would like to have as many schools represented as possible. If you are interested, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Life for more information.
  • Graduate students agreed that events shortly after each semester begins could be a nice way to meet fellow graduate students. Events such as wine and cheese parties, sporting events, and orientations were suggested.
  • The Fall Graduate Student Orientation will continue, and we should encourage all students to attend to have an opportunity to meet each other and find out more about campus.
  • There was a strong desire to see more career oriented events on campus, such as the upcoming job search event. Suggestions included networking events with alumni and local companies and human resources representatives to help graduates with employment.
  • The next meeting is Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. in the Barone Campus Center Mezzanine. All are welcome.
  • Those interested in volunteering for the Graduate Student Awards dinner, "Teacher of the year" committee or Fall Orientation should e-mail the Office of Graduate Student Life.


Graduate Student Awards nominations now accepted

It's that time of the year again! Spring is almost here and with it, the annual Graduate Student Service Awards dinner. The Graduate Student Service Awards are given annually to one member of each of the graduate schools who have demonstrated exceptional service, dedication, and commitment to a volunteer or service program in their local community.

We are now accepting nominations for the Service Awards. Nominations may be submitted online. Self nominations are also accepted.

Awards in each of the graduate schools will be presented at the third Annual Graduate Student Service Awards Dinner on Friday April 26, 2013 in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room. Nominations are due March 1.

Critics agree: Fairfield's two Colleen Browning exhibitions are ones to see

The critics have spoken! And they agree that a pair of Fairfield University art exhibitions exploring the career of artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003) and running concurrently at the Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery provide important viewing. Both are on view through Sunday, March 24 and feature works from an artist who played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950.

Bellarmine Museum and Walsh Gallery Viewing Hours:
The Bellarmine Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the University is in session and is located on the lower level of Bellarmine Hall. Admission is free. Call (203) 254-4046, or visit the website.

The Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery is located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Monday). The Gallery is also open one hour prior to curtain and during intermission of Quick Center performances and closed at any time the Quick Center is closed for the holidays. Visit the website.

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Library Corner

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

Need space for a group project? - Book a room at the library!

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! E-mail for more information.

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

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View the campus map online: The campus map has been updated. Visit the online map.

"Like Us" on Facebook! Keep up with your fellow Stags with up-to-the minute information about ongoing events and more at The Office of Graduate Life Facebook page.

Upcoming Graduate Student Life Events

Free Movie Fridays
Every Friday at 10 p.m.
Gonzaga Auditorium

Every Friday night the Office of Residence Life presents a free movie in the lovely Gonzaga Auditorium. The full movie list can be found on our website and on posters around campus.
Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life

Career services: Tips and tools to job search in your chosen career
Saturday, March 9
10 a.m.
Barone Campus Center, Sullivan Room 200

Saturday, March 9, we will be hosting Sue Quinlivan from Career Planning who will be sharing job searching tools to utilize to make the most of your time. This event is open to all schools and all majors. There will be the opportunity to ask Sue questions as well as find out more about how Career Planning can assist you in your goals. Refreshments will be provided. To R.S.V.P. call the Office of Graduate Student Life at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747 or e-mail us.
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life and Career Planning

Annual Hunger Clean Up
Saturday, April 6
10 a.m.
Barone Campus Center Lower Level

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Hunger Clean Up is an annual event where groups of students, faculty and staff come together to do service in the greater Bridgeport area for one morning. Create a group of your own or ask to join a group. For more information contact Wylie Blake or Graduate Student Life.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and University Partners

Springtime Wine Tasting
Sunday, April 14
1 p.m.
Alumni House

Join us for a Springtime Wine Tasting. There will be refreshments and wines provided all by a local liquor shop. This event is for graduate students and their guests (limit: one guest per student). Individuals must be 21 to attend. To R.S.V.P. please call the Office of Graduate Life at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2747 or e-mail us.
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life Spring Recognition Dinner
Friday, April 26
6 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Join us for our annual ceremony where each school will recognize their graduate students with a University Service Award. All graduate students and faculty are welcome to attend. For more information and to reserve your space, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2747 or e-mail us.
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life, the Graduate Student Assembly, and the Graduate School Deans

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