Category: Staff News

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!  

Using the ProArts Cross-Registration Benefit

Emerson is a member of ProArts, a consortium of local colleges dedicated to the visual and performing arts. Did you know that full-time staff can take undergraduate and continuing education courses at other ProArts institutions? The five other member institutions…

Five Questions with David Dower and Ruthanne Madsen

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. David Dower Vice President, Office of the…

Second Emerson Social Held in New Gallery

The second Emerson Social was held on November 7 in the new Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery at 25 Avery Street. Staff mingled in a casual atmosphere and many viewed the inaugural exhibit, Oliver Herring’s Areas for Action, for…

November 2 Staff Forum Recap

The final staff forum of the Fall 2016 semester was held on November 2. President Pelton gave a brief welcome and then turned it over to emcee Erik Muurisepp (Housing and Residence Life). He invited departmental representatives to announce any…

IT Hosts Cyber Security Halloween Party

Emerson IT hosted the first annual IT Cyber Security Halloween Party on Friday, October 28. Director of IT Infrastructure Frankie Frain gave a short speech on some of Emerson’s IT security initiatives, and two lucky staff members won raffle prizes:…