School of Education

School of Education: 5-Year Reunion (Class of 2011)

Event | October 1st, 2016 in

Join Reunion co-chairs Jen Aller, Steph Gonzalez, and other members of SED Class of 2011 for a fun and memorable evening. We’ll begin with a gathering at the Sunset Cantina and then head over to the Men’s Hockey Exhibition game at 7:00. Partners and spouses welcome!

Hockey tickets are not included with the reception. Tickets are available for purchase through Alumni Weekend registration or email your ticket requests to Group Sales by September 23 to receive a discount.

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm
  • Cost: Complimentary, Cash Bar
  • Location: Sunset Cantina,
    916 Commonwealth Ave.

Terrier Pre-game & Men’s Hockey Exhibition Game

Event | October 1st, 2016 in

Grab your friends and kick off your evening with BU. Enjoy this family-friendly cookout with fun, games, and special guests, featuring the James Montgomery (DGE ’69, CAS ’71) Band.

Terrier Pre-game: 4:30pm – 7pm

Show off your BU pride and catch up with fellow Terriers. Heading to the game? Don’t forget to grab your rally towel on your way to the arena!

Pre-game Menu:
Station #1: Canes – Chicken Fingers with Cane’s Sauce, Coleslaw
Station #2: House Salad, Pasta Salad
Station #3: Cranberry Farms – Slow Roasted Braised Brisket, Boston Baked Beans, House Made Corn Bread, Mac-n-Cheese
Station #4: Mini Cupcakes, Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Men’s Hockey Exhibition Game: 7pm

Show off your scarlet and white as you pack the arena for the evening. Cheer on your Terriers at this preseason event you don’t want to miss!

The Terrier Pre-game tickets can be purchased separately from the hockey game tickets.  Interested in attending both?  More details on pricing and packages can be found below. 

Terrier Pre-game Only
$20 adults
$8 (12 and under)
$15 recent grads

Terrier Pre-game & Ticket to the Hockey Game
$35 adult
$23 (12 and under)
$30 recent grad
Seats will be in Section 110 in Agganis Arena

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Cost: See description for pricing information
  • Location: The Lawn at 10 Buick St.
    (behind FitRec)

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice: Critical Pedagogy Workshops for SED Alumni

Event | October 1st, 2016 in

Critical Pedagogy Workshops for SED Alumni

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee at SED facilitates events for students, faculty, and alumni designed to support the use of education as a vehicle for social justice. We invite you to join us to learn more about our work here at SED and attend one of three special breakout sessions covering topics in critical pedagogies.

Language Matters: Critically Examining Education Language Practices
This workshop focuses on the choices educators make when describing students, academic performance, and the sociocultural and political contexts surrounding their work. In this workshop, participants will:

•Discuss how commonly used language and labels, while well-intentioned, are often deficit oriented.
•Be challenged to consider their own language use, to think more deeply about the underlying assumptions associated in language/labels.
•Learn how to move toward a more “assets-based” approach to language.
•This session is open to anyone who works with diverse students or clients.

Text as Context: Seeing Ourselves and Our Students in the Texts We Read
This workshop discusses the text sets used in SED’s Literacy and Reading Education courses this fall, which have been selected to provide both a backdrop to and a foundation for understanding the identities of teachers and students as readers, learners, and community members. The selected texts include a picture book, a young adult novel, and a collection of essays and poems. This workshop includes:

•A faculty discussion of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings that led to this approach.
•How SED Faculty have begun to integrate the texts into discussions about teaching reading and writing in elementary, middle, and secondary school classrooms.
•A critical discussion between faculty and participants of the approach, with special consideration given to how it might be adapted for future use in K-12 and post-secondary classrooms.
•This session is relevant to teachers in K-12 or for those in higher education.

Making a Case: Argumentation as Critically Responsive Pedagogy
Theories such as culturally relevant teaching or critically responsive pedagogies are sometimes distant from classrooms, because concrete ideas around implementation have not always been targeted well to particular content areas. This session will:

•Explore student writing of arguments in various classrooms as a tool for supporting critically responsive work that simultaneously builds skills in critical thinking and knowledge about social justice.
•Consider how classrooms such as language arts or social studies might use argument to question and disrupt dominant narratives and explore other perspectives.
•This session is appropriate for teachers of all grades in the humanities fields.

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: School of Education, Room 130 & 140, 2 Silber Way

The Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards

Event | October 1st, 2016 in

Join alumni from across Boston University at one of the premier events of Alumni Weekend! We will welcome home and recognize a number of distinguished alumni groups, including the 50th reunion class of 1966, Golden Terriers, Claflin Society, loyal and generous donors, and many more.

The University Alumni Awards will be presented at the luncheon.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award include:

Bonnie Arnold, COM’78, Co-president of Feature Animation, DreamWorks
Gilbert Caldwell, STH’58Retired, United Methodist Church, Co-founder of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Co-founder, United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church
Ruth MacFarlane Hunter, ENG’64, Questrom’86, Principal Technical Advisor for Logistics and Emergency Management, US Department of Transportation, Volpe

Plated Luncheon:
Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon, and White Balsamic Vinaigrette (pre-set)
Cider Glazed Chicken
Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash with Brownbutter Sage
Sweet Potato Hash, Broccoli Rabe
Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc will be served with lunch
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, coffee & tea

*Kosher Meals and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

Pricing for Luncheon:
Golden Terriers & Guests – $20 each
Recent Graduates (2006-2016) – $20 each
Special Interest Groups – $20 each
General Admission – $30

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Cost: $20 Golden Terriers & Recent Grads, $25 Special Interest Groups, $30 General
  • Location: George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

BU @ Fenway: Pre-game BBQ & Game

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Join in the madness at Fenway Park as the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays. Catch up with fellow alumni and friends for a pre-game BBQ in the exclusive Champions Club. Don’t miss out on pictures with Wally before heading to the BU group section in the Grandstands!

Registration includes:
-Game ticket (BU Section – Right Field Grandstand, Section 7)
-Unlimited Buffet: Seasonal Field Greens Salad, Red Bliss Potato Salad, Buttered Corn on the Cob, Beef Fenway Franks, Veggie Burgers, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Barbecue Chicken, Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Cookies & Brownies
-Cash Bar
-Photos with Wally @ the BU branded step & repeat
-On campus parking included

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 5:30pm Pre-game, 7:10pm First Pitch
  • Cost: $95, $75 Recent Grad
  • Location: Champions Club, Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way

School of Education: Alumni Awards Reception

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Each year during Alumni Weekend, the School of Education recognizes three outstanding SED alumni at our cornerstone event, the Alumni Awards Reception. This year we will also recognize two professors retiring this academic year: Phillip Tate and Steve Broder, as well as SED’s Golden Terriers.

2016 SED Alumni Award Winners:

The Ida M. Johnston Award will be presented to Kenneth Elmore (SED’87)

Kenneth Elmore is the Associate Provost and Dean of Students at Boston University. His dedication to open, honest, and innovative communication with students, and commitment to social justice is exemplary of SED’s ideals.

The Dean Arthur Wilde Society Award will be presented to Joanne Steinback (SED’66)

Joanne Steinback is a board member on both the Hyde Park Day School and Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School. Her commitment to serving students with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders has changed countless lives throughout the Chicago area and beyond.

The International Alumni Award will be presented to Rachel McCormack (SED’95)

Rachel McCormack is a Professor of Literacy Education at Roger Williams University and champion of bilingual education. Her Books for Refugees project has delivered Arabic-language books to Syrian refugee children in the Netherlands.

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Boston University Questrom School of Business, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fourth Floor, Rooms 426 and 428

50th Reunion & Golden Terrier Luncheon

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Come together with the Golden Terriers, our distinguished alumni who graduated from BU 50 or more years ago, to celebrate your class, as you are welcomed into the Golden Terrier ranks.

12:00pm Cocktails
12:30pm Lunch

Plated Luncheon Menu
Baby Greens, Quinoa, Dried Raisins, Cider and Citrus Vinaigrette (pre-set)
Herb Roasted Salmon
Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage
Roasted Potato, Grilled Asparagus
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will be served with lunch
Apple Cranberry Pie with Crumb Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream

*Kosher meals and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 12:30pm
  • Cost: Class of 1966 & Guest Complimentary, Golden Terriers $20
  • LocationQuestrom School of Business, Trustee Ballroom, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way