Fairfield University Graduate 411

June 2011


In This Issue

A summer hello from the Office of Graduate Student Life!

We at the Office of Graduate Student Life have truly enjoyed getting to know you this year. Thank you for attending our spring semester's events, and keep an eye out for our impending fall calendar that will be filled with networking events, special lectures, and gatherings for graduate students. In the meantime, enjoy your summer and stay in touch with the Office of Graduate Student Life for news about our upcoming orientation for graduate students, free events tickets, and more. Thank you for reading.

We'd love to hear from you.
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Graduate Student Commencement

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Decked out in black gowns and adorned mortar boards, students across Connecticut, and as far away as Nepal and Pakistan, said they felt excited as they prepared to usher in a new phase of their lives. Four hundred and five students were awarded master's degrees, and 22 students received their advance study certificates at Fairfield University's 61st commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at Bellarmine Hall lawn. Read more.


Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions offers advanced training certificates beginning this summer

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Beginning this summer, Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) will offer five new Advanced Training Certificates (ATC) for professionals who wish to enhance their skills and broaden their career horizons. The new certificates are: Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Childhood Studies, Integration of Spirituality & Religion in Counseling, School-Based Marriage & Family Therapy, and Substance Abuse Counseling. Read more.


Fairfield University graduate students honored for their community service

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Fairfield's inaugural Graduate Students Service Awards inspired all in attendance on Friday evening, April 29. Family, friends, fellow graduate students, faculty, and school administrators gathered in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business to honor five of Fairfield's "servant leaders" - all of whom, as described by Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., senior vice president for academic affairs, "lead with humility and generosity and great example." Read more.


2011 Library Research Prize for Graduate Students

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Congratulations to Anika Walker and Deborah Boyhen for winning the 2011 Library Research Prize for Graduate Students. Anika and Deborah were awarded the prize for their research for their paper "Interactive Stories: Below Grade Level Readers" for their Research in Educational Technology class. Their faculty supporter Dr. Elizabeth Langren writes, "Certainly (their work) is both original and in a very important area worthy of exploration. Excellent collaborative approach, these two certainly show potential for further work in this area of action research in educational technology."


Fairfield University's Bellarmine Museum of Art participates in Blue Star Museum initiative to support nation's military families

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The Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University is joining with 1,300 other museums across America to pay tribute to military personnel and their families, by participating in the Blue Star Museums partnership, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Blue Star Families organization. The program provides free museum admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2011. Read more.


Stag Sports

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Bulletin Board

Interested in a Gallagher Koster Student Health Care Plan? The deadline to submit the 2011-12 Fairfield University waiver form is August 15, 2011. Read more.

What will you be up to this summer? Fairfield offers several credit/non-credit enrichment courses for adults and acclaimed summer programs for youth. Read more.

On-Campus Housing for Graduate Students Fairfield University will be offering housing for graduate students in two locations for the 2011-12 academic year. Graduate students will be housed in independent off-campus houses and a suite-style residence hall (Kostka Hall). Read more.

Do you know where the John A Barone Campus Center is located? View the campus map online: The campus map has been updated to reflect the new construction and renovation projects. Visit the online map.

Taking Summer Courses? Need space for a group project? Book a room at the Library! Visit the room reservation site.

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Graduate Information Session: Join us for a Graduate Information Session so we can answer your questions one-on-one, give you an opportunity to meet our faculty, learn about program details and introduce you to the Fairfield University community and experience. Check out the Info Session dates, times, and agendas.

Office of Graduate Student Life | 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824 | (203) 254-4000



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