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  • Canvas Faculty Showcase: Assignments and Student Work

    Feb26201412:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Walker Building

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Instructional Technology Group

    For more information please contact:
    Natalie Hebshie

    The Instructional Technology Group is holding our next Canvas Faculty Showcase on Wednesday, February 26th (details below). Join us for pizza and learn about how your colleagues are using Canvas.

    When: Wednesday, February 26th, 12-1:30pm
    Where: Walker 416 (120 Boylston Street, 4th floor)
    Who: Faculty & Academic Support Staff

    The following faculty will will discuss and show examples of how they are using Canvas to create assignments and collect student work. Topics will include project-based work, online discussions, quizzes, and weekly reflections.

    Kevin Miller (Writing, Literature, & Publishing)
    Mary Harkins (Performing Arts)
    Paul Mihalidis (Marketing Communication)

    Space is limited and lunch will be provided so please let us know if you will be attending. RSVP at For question or concerns, contact

    We hope to see you there!

  • Intro to InDesign

    Feb2620141:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Walker Building

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Lab Operations with Help Desk

    For more information please contact:
    Robin Chace

    If you would like to lay out a magazine, a poster, a pamphlet, or even a book, this workshop will help you to get started. This hands-on session will cover basic print layout and design using Adobe InDesign. This workshop is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Please RSVP at

  • Spring 2014 Internship Fair

    Feb2620141:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Marriott Courtyard Tremont Hotel
    275 Tremont Street
    (Next to the Shubert Theatre)
    Boston, MA 02116
    United States of America

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Career Services

    For more information please contact:
    Career Services

    The Spring 2014 Internship Fair is your opportunity to network with up to 50 employers who are seeking summer and/or fall interns in a variety of fields. Stop by anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to explore and learn more about internship opportunities.

    Don't forget to research the employers that you are interested in and inform them what you know about their companies, practice your introduction, and use professional dress to impress! Have your resume reviewed by a Career Services Counselor well in advance of the event. Take advantage of the Internship Fair Preparation Workshops to present yourself professionally! We will have workshops on 2/18 (and for Graduate Students: 2/19, 2/20, 2/21 and 2/24).

    Be sure to bring extra copies of your resumes! 

    For more information and to RSVP visit eHire or email

  • Book Celebration for Samuel Binkley, Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department

    Feb2620145:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library, President’s Room

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

    For more information please contact:
    Colleen Heffernan

     "Happiness as Enterprise: An Essay on Neoliberal Life"

    Examining the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory, Happiness as Enterprise, An Essay on Neoliberal Life invites readers to consider the new discourse on happiness and its relation to contemporary formations of power. In settings as diverse as college education, business, military training, family, and financial planning, happiness has appeared as the object of a new technology of emotional selfoptimization.

    As such, happiness has come to define a new mentality of self-government — or a "governmentality" as the concept is developed in the work of Michel Foucault — one that Sam Binkley demonstrates is aligned closely with economic neoliberalism. At the center of this development is the expanding influence of "positive psychology," which places the concern with happiness in a new position of professional respectability, while opening it to institutional applications.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • An evening with Oscar-nominated Writer/Director Debra Granik: Stray Dog

    Feb2620147:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    VMA students RSVP here:
    Password: emersonVMA

    A screening of Granik's first documentary feature Stray Dog, accompanied by a discussion:

    Ron "Stray Dog" Hall participates in and reflects upon warrior culture. Like thousands of combat veterans, he has two things that anchor him: small dogs and big bikes. The motorcycles provide the thrill, camaraderie, and sense of mission that many veterans continue to crave throughout their lives. The small dogs embody an oath to care and protect a fellow being unconditionally and completely, and provide a solace that many veterans report they cannot live without.

    We land in Stray Dog's world and the images accrue. We experience the restlessness of ex-warriors, hurtling down America's highways, staving off specters of post-traumatic stress and other emotional snares. He tries to make peace with what he can't change, and weathers the incomprehension of those who have never been to war.

    Debra Granik is the Academy Award nominated director and co-writer of Winter's Bone, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini were Oscar nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her first feature film, Down to the Bone won Granik the Best Director prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Stray Dog is Granik's first documentary feature.