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October 19, 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

All Day Off Campus & Commuter Student Appreciation Week (Multi-Day Event)

Off Campus Student Appreciation Week is held each semester and is hosted by the Off Campus Housing Office in collaboration with the Student Government Association, various departments and student organizations. We acknowledge the extra effort off-campus students make to each day with a week dedicated to their effort in commuting, getting involved, and staying active in the Suffolk Community. The week includes events such as Coffee Stops each morning, an Appreciation Social, Bingo Night, and Community Service in the Boston area.

All Day Diwali
Hindu, Jain, Sikh, & Buddhist holyday: Diwali (the Festival of Lights) is the biggest festival in India. An ancient harvest festival, Diwali is a 4-day celebration for Hindus of the triumph of good over evil, grounded in tales of the Gods & Goddesses, including Rama, Kali, Ganesha, Krishna, Lakshmi, Parvati, and Shiva, associated with wealth, prosperity, and goodness, and celebrated by lighting lamps and exchanging gifts.[i] Some Buddhists celebrate this as the day Emperor Ashoka converted from Hinduism to Buddhism in 262 BCE.[ii] For Jains, it marks Lord Mahavir’s attainment of Nirvana in 527 BCE and the beginning of the New Year.[iii] Sikhs remember Diwali as Bandi Chhor Diwas (Day of Liberation) when the 6th Guru and 52 princes were freed from prison by the Muslim Mughal emperor in 1619.[iv] Diwali is a significant occasion for South Asians from many religious traditions.  


All Day Spirit Day
Wear purple to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community against bullying. Go purple on social media by using #SpiritDay.
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM BLA Breakfast Panel
Location: Sargent Hall Room 235

The BLA Breakfast Panel is an annual event with 4-5 corporate attorneys attending. This year, our goal for the Breakfast Panel is to appeal to every Suffolk University law student and to provide them with a diverse group of successful panelists. The BLA has kindly asked each panelist to share a little about their transition from law school into their legal career, what has helped contribute to their success, and some insight on their position and area of expertise. Our panelists will include attorneys from big law firms, in house counsel, and those in regulations. We will be serving breakfast and beverages at the event for panelists and attendees.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday Morning Coffee Hour!

Sponsored by the Off-Campus Housing Office and Diversity Services

Stop by the Office of Diversity Services each Thursday morning for free coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.  Commuter students are encouraged to drop by this Thursday for pastries and bagels. 

Part of the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Appreciation Week

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CUES Lecture Series - Weird Lobster and Bikinis: Adventures in (Ocean) Science Writing with Evan Lubofsky
Join us as we talk with Evan Lubofsky about his adventures as an Environmental Science Reporter covering topics about climate change, tsunami hunting, and more. The discussion will also touch on the challenges of communicating science to the public and the pros and cons of specialization and job prospects for science writers. Free Pizza will be served!

Sponsored by Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) and Communication and Journalism Department
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Fall Faculty Luncheon with the Bok Players

Join the Harvard University Bok Players, an interactive theater group, for an engaging and thought-provoking session on realistic, challenging teaching scenarios. The players will act out a sketch that includes unconscious bias and classroom management during difficult moments. Then, a facilitator will lead participants through the process of unpacking the sketch.

RSVP here.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Grocery Store Bingo
Swing by the Sargent Hall Room 205 for a fun game of Grocery Store Bingo! Play to win prizes that are great for your apartment or dorm. 

Part of the Off Campus and Commuter Student Appreciation Week

 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Entrepreneurship Department Innovation Hours

“Your ideas can change your life”

Got a new product idea and want to know what to do with it? Meet Professor Sushil 
Bhatia during  “Innovation Hour” in his office to discuss going from Idea to Execution (I2E) .

Give life to your ideas

Please e-mail to set up a time: sbhatia@suffolk.edu

Bhatia is an executive in residence in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department. He is an innovator/inventor/entrepreneur holding several patents and has innovated and launched products like Glue Stic, DeCopier, convention badges, binding systems, labels, software, office, and other packaging products.


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Manomet U360 Sustainability Internship Info Session

Info Session

U360 is an experiential education internship program with the nonprofit Manomet. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with small businesses nationwide around sustainability, and apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world scenarios. Manomet provides training to develop your professional skills and strengthen your understanding of sustainability concepts. You’ll learn how to research and contact small businesses, and interview them about their current business practices. At the end of the semester, you’ll create a Case Study and Sustainability Action Plan for one business and present it to a panel of small business leaders. Who? U360 is designed for students enrolled in business, economics, environmental, sustainability, and/or liberal arts programs. Find the internship description and instructions for applying at https://suffolk.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1029233. Join us on Thursday, October 19th from 12:15-1:15pm. Lora Winslow from Manomet U360 will outline the program and answer your questions, and meet a student who is participating this semester. Contact Lora Winslow if you have questions at lwinslow@manomet.org.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Medical School and Clinical Research Talk

Join Health Careers Club as we welcome Olivia Grocott, a Suffolk alumni who works as a clinical research coordinator at MGH. Here, she will  describe the process of applying to medical school and her recent experiences with MGH. Food will be provided!

For any questions or concerns, email suffolkhcc@gmail.com.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Hillel
Come join the Jewish community fro weekly socialization including events, discussions, and more!

All events take place in the Interfaith Center, Sawyer 823! 
All are welcome!

For more information about other Interfaith Center events, please contact: Reverend Amy Fisher, University Chaplain, interfaith@suffolk.edu, ext.8325.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Entrepreneurship Department Innovation Hours

“Your ideas can change your life”

Got a new product idea and want to know what to do with it? Meet Professor Sushil 
Bhatia during  “Innovation Hour” in his office to discuss going from Idea to Execution (I2E) .

Give life to your ideas

Please e-mail to set up a time: sbhatia@suffolk.edu

Bhatia is an executive in residence in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department. He is an innovator/inventor/entrepreneur holding several patents and has innovated and launched products like Glue Stic, DeCopier, convention badges, binding systems, labels, software, office, and other packaging products.


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Justice for Bobby Joe
Location: Function Room 

Panel to discuss a high profile constitutional rights case with a moderator. 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/4 Competition Finals
Location: Large Moot Court Room 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Diwali Dhamaka
Diwali is a holiday in South Asia where the people celebrate the return of Lord Ram after the defeated the demon King Ravana while he was in Exile. They welcome him with thousands of candles and diyas and this holiday is also called the festival of lights.

Please join the South Asian Student Association, the International Student Association and the International Student Office for Diwali Dhamaka at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 pm. 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3/4 Competition Reception
Location: Faculty Dining Room
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Star Wars Episode: Murder - Dinner Theatre Performance
Murder, Mystery, Intrigue and Dinner. Join us for some food and entertainment. All in a galaxy far, far, away!


Location: Somerset Cafe

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