Category: Staff News

September 2017 Award of Excellence Winners

September’s Award of Excellence winners are Anne Isakson (IT) and the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) team. Anne Isakson has worked at Emerson in the IT department for 21 years. She said of the award, “I would like to thank the committee…

New Dining Center a Big Hit with the Community

Have you been to the new Dining Center at 122-124 Boylston Street yet? If not, it is worth a visit! The majority of the food stations on the first and lower levels are “all-you-care-to dine.” Staff and faculty are able…

August 2017 Award of Excellence Winners

Congratulations to the first winners of the Award of Excellence, Julie Petzold (Iwasaki Library) and Catherine Rodriguez (Career Services)! The Award of Excellence is one component of the College’s new recognition program for staff. The award is given monthly; community…

Where Are They Now?: Emerson UnCommon Winners

Emerson UnCommon

In Fall 2014, the Emerson community came together to assist in strategic planning by playing Emerson UnCommon, an online game created by the Emerson Engagement Lab. Almost 1,000 Emersonians participated in the game by completing “missions” each week and sharing…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Representatives from the College and the ECPD’s union (ACOPS) came together on July 17 to sign a new four-year contract. Rosalie Gartner (Archives and Special Collections) co-presented on a panel at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, which was…

Staff Enjoy Roles as Student Organization Advisors

Emerson has a robust student club and organization program. Clubs and organizations help enrich the student experience by complementing classroom learning, providing opportunities for personal and professional networking and connections, and adding to the vibrant life of Emerson’s community. Each…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

The Emerson Lions roared on the Charles in the Boston Dragon Boat Festival on June 11. For a small team, the participants achieved great results, racing their best times ever and clocking their first time under three minutes in eight years…

2017 Staff Appreciation Reception

Staff celebrated each other at the annual staff appreciation reception at the Ritz-Carlton on June 20. Maggie Melanson (President’s Office) received the Staff Inclusive Excellence Award from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Fifty-six staff received service recognition awards. Congratulations…

May 23 Staff Forum Recap

It was a full house at the staff forum in the Bordy Theater on May 23. President Pelton opened the forum by inviting new staff to introduce themselves, and then he turned it over to Art Mombourquette, who gave an…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Student Financial Services staff Carol Smolinsky, Kathleen Shine, and Chris Daly gave a presentation at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Student Financial Services Conference in Las Vegas on March 20. The presentation, titled “Many Hands:…

Staff Member’s Daughter Featured in the Globe

Mae Koslow-Vogel, the daughter of Maura Vogel (Graduate Admission) and her wife, Courtney Koslow, was the subject of a recent feature article in the Globe. Mae was born 14 months ago with a very rare genetic form of childhood interstitial…

Five Questions with Bill Gilligan and Jim Hoppe

Bill Gilligan VP, Information Technology Q: How long have you worked at Emerson? A: In 1982, I became an adjunct faculty member and in 1984, at the tender age of 11, I became a full-time member of the faculty. I taught…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Anna Feder (Visual and Media Arts) spoke at the annual Arthouse Convergence conference on a panel about “Cultivating a Younger Audience” in Utah in January. She will be speaking at SXSW’s 90-minute film school in Austin, Texas, in March on…

Five Questions with Sylvia Spears and Michaele Whelan

Sylvia Spears

The President’s Council is a senior leadership advisory group. Learn more about the President’s Council members in this new people@Emerson series. Each month, two members will share what guides their work at Emerson. Sylvia Spears VP for Diversity and Inclusion…

Fitness Center and Cabaret Host Open House

The Fitness Center and Cabaret hosted an open house on January 25 in their new location at 52 Summer Street. The campus community was invited to visit the new facility, whose entrance is actually on Arch Street, around the corner from…

Five Questions with Ron Korvas and Maureen Murphy

The President’s Council is a senior leadership advisory group. Learn more about the President’s Council members in this new people@Emerson series. Each month, two members will share what guides their work at Emerson. Ron Korvas VP, Institutional Advancement Q: How…

Committee Spotlight: Mental Health Initiative

With the topic of mental health on the rise, the majority of Emerson students, faculty, and staff are likely aware of the resources available on campus. Emerson College Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS) strives to help students build upon their…

Announcements: Presentations and Personal News

Presentations Joel Pettigrew (Business Services) and Joshua Hamlin (Student Life) presented on “Urban Unions and Campus Community” at the Association of College Unions International Region VIII Conference at UMass Lowell on November 20. And in personal news… Andrew Donahue (Student…

Subscription Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Angelina Morales (Office of the Arts), who won the people@Emerson subscription contest. Enjoy your Starbucks coffee, Angelina!