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November 18, 2014

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All Day Great American Smoke Out (Multi-Day Event)
Have you or a loved been thinking about quitting smoking? Come by the SUPERs tables to learn about quitting smoking, how to support a loved one, and how to support smoke-free sidewalks.

Location: Sawyer and Donahue Lobbies
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Imaginal/Imagining the World at the Adams Gallery

An exhibit of artwork from the faculty of the New England School of Art & Design

The theme "Imaginal" refers to the imaginary, to the image, and also to certain cells in butterflies that allow for metamorphosis and transformation. 

The Adams Gallery is free and open to the public.

Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Qur'an Study
Please join us for Qur'an study in the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540)!

For more information about Interfaith Center events, contact:
Reverend Amy Fisher, University Chaplain
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Safe Zone: Trans 101
In this Safe Zone core topics training, we focus on the transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming community. Learn about the issues that trans* students, faculty, and staff face on the college campus and how you can be a part of creating a more inclusive community for all of us! 

Register for the Training Here
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Wrapped in the Flag of Israel
Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture

In this book, Smadar Lavie posits a model of state bureaucracy used to inflict pain, and sort citizens into binaries: Jews versus Goyim, rich versus poor, Men versus Women, White versus Black. Lavie explores the relationship between social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, and the possibility of a third intifada. 

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Communication and Journalism, Government, History, and Sociology. 
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Heritage Apartments Pasta Dinner
Students will be interacting with the elderly community living in supportive housing. Volunteers prepare, serve, and share a meal with the residents of The Heritage Apartments. Volunteers meet in Donahue 209 and travel together to the site. This opportunity is available to the first 4 participants who register through SUconnect.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM The Problem of Belief; Day 2

On Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18, Suffolk will be hosting Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, James Carroll, for two events open to the Suffolk community. The two-day event will be entitled “The Problem of Belief."

Jim will be publishing his newest book, Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age (click the linked title for a précis), and he would like to make one of his first public discussions of the book and related issues right here at Suffolk. Following is a link to a published version of a talk Jim gave at Harvard which addresses some of the book’s themes, “Who is Jesus Today? Bonhoeffer, Tillich, and the Future of Jesus Christ”:

On Monday, Nov. 17, the specific topic will be “God after Science” and will be hosted by Greg Fried as primary respondent, followed by Q&A.

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the specific topic will be “Jesus after the Holocaust” and will be hosted by Nir Eisikovits as primary respondent, followed by Q&A.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Vinyasa Yoga

Please join us for Vinyasa yoga in the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540)!
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Church of the Advent Supper Club
Help serve meals at the Church of the Advent to those in need. Meet at the Center for Community Engagement, Donahue 209, at 4:45 pm. This is a weekly opportunity limited to the first 3 volunteers who R.S.V.P. through SUconnect.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spring Awakening Auditions!
This year's production Performing Arts Office mainstage production will be Spring Awakening, the musical. Based on a controversial 19th century German play, this award winning rock opera tells the story of a group of young people making their way through the tumult, frustrations, yearning and fears of adolescence. Auditions will be on November 18. Sign up for auditions outside of the PAO (Donahue 409).
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Ferguson, MO: Can It Happen Here?

Bearing Witness: A Journal on Law and Social Responsibility, is sponsoring a program, "Ferguson, MO: Can It Happen Here?" on Tuesday, November 18, from 5:30-7:00, in the first floor Function Room. We anticipate a lively, informative discussion conducted in a Q&A format.

  • Gia Barboza, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • Brian Kyes, Chief of Police, City of Chelsea
  • Horace Small, Executive Director, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Boston
  • Carlton Williams, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Massachusetts

Moderator:  David Yamada, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Millennial Magic: Embracing the Potential of a Generation

Millennial Magic:
Embracing the Potential of a Generation



Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:30 pm
Salvatore’s, Lawrence, MA

Presentation by John Vetere, MBA’89


The stereotypes and myths that surround the Millennial generation abound. The ramifications of these myths and stereotypes in the workplace, for both the Millennial employee and those who are charged with leading this generation, are not trivial. Great leadership crosses generational boundaries, and raising this next set of leaders is an imperative. Everyone has an opinion about what Millennials want out of their work, career, and life, but few get it right because stereotyping is so much easier. With humor and poignancy John will shed light on the workplace issues affecting Millennials, their co-workers, managers and leaders, and will challenge the myths and stereotypes. Join this important, interesting, and fun conversation.

There will be a networking reception following the presentation.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Cancelled) Fall Twitch Competition
Do you spend all of your time on Social Media? Well, here's your chance to put that time to good use! The Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a Twitch Competition. The Twitch Competition helps bring out the Social Media side of the student body.

Students are given a product or service and then must create a 140 character Twitch (Twitter Pitch) via Twitter. The most creative one that includes the company and follows @SuffolkENT wins!

Which tweet will soar to the top? We'll let the judges decide!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM It’s Still a Man’s World…or is it? Advice from Women Working in a Boy’s Network

It’s Still a Man’s World…or is it? Advice from Women Working in a Boy’s Network

It’s no secret that many industries are still dominated by males. Join students and alumni for a discussion about what it’s like working in these fields from women doing just that. We will hear from women working in IT, law enforcement, banking and manufacturing. They will discuss obstacles they have had to overcome and share their stories of succeeding in a man’s world.



  • Elizabeth S. Krol MBA ’01, Principal for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Sharon Hanson, Chief Operating Officer at Edward Davis, LLC
  • Jennifer Cann BSBA ’94, MBA ’00, Managing Director, Retail Finance Division, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Abir Shehod BSBA ’11, Cyber Security Analyst, Schneider Electric




The Poetry Center at Sawyer Library, Suffolk University
Tuesday, November 18th
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Networking reception and panel discussion with women working in male-dominated fields


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Psychology Department - Practicum I and II Meeting
Meeting for Year 1 and Year 2 students in the doctoral program. This meeting will cover the assignment process and placement options. This event is not open to the public.
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Challah Baking
Come join Suffolk Hillel in 150 Tremont (second floor lounge) for challah baking with your fellow students!

For more information, please contact:
Miriam Blue, Suffolk Hillel Director
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM VSA Casino Night
Night of fun and games for VSA and non-USA community in Donahue student lounge
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Psychology Department - Advanced Practicum Meeting

Meeting for students in the doctoral program who are applying to advanced practicums. This meeting will cover the application process, cover letters, and interviews. This event is not open to the public.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Men's Basketball) Suffolk at Daniel Webster
(Men's Basketball) Suffolk at Daniel Webster, Final, 88-90

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