The Alumni Network of Greater NYC hosts the launch of their newest professional network, Media, Communication and Entertainment. Featuring insights from BU Alum and Bravo TV‘s Executive VP of Original Programming and Development Andy Cohen (COM ’90), the event will take place at Capitale (130 Bowery Street, New York, NY) hosted by Seth Greenberg (SMG ’82). Stop by for a night of networking and professional development on behalf of the BU Alumni Association. The event is $20. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. To RSVP click here or call (800) 800-3466. Advance registration is required.
Boston University’s 138th All-University Commencement will take place this Sunday, May 22, 2011. For a snapshot of the day’s coverage and ways to participate, check the sections below:
– For news on Commencement, speaker profiles and Commencement-related activities, visit BU Today’s Commencement 2011 News Coverage landing page.
– For a full schedule of school and college ceremonies, as well as visitor information, visit the official Commencement 2011 website.
– Watch the all-University Commencement live via webcast through the Commencement 2011 website, or listen locally on WBUR 90.9 FM.
– Like the Boston University Commencement Facebook Page to view photos from the big day and post well-wishes to the Class of 2011.
– If you have an iPhone or Android and plan to be on campus this Sunday, learn how to participate in the SCVNGR Social Check-in at Commencement.
– Read Public Relations’ official media advisory (PDF) for all information on parking, check-in and resources
– Learn more about the 2011 Boston University Commencement speakers and honorees
– Contact Tom Testa or Colin Riley with any questions.
Graduating seniors Molly Byrd (CAS), Emily Drevets (CAS) and Emily Bell (CAS, COM) gave BU Today and inside look into what their lives were like while studying at BU the past four years and how they came to give away “free stew and friendship” on Wednesdays:
See more be BU Today’s Point of Departure series daily on their homepage.
MET’s Distance Education graduates have studied remotely for most of their tenure at BU but this weekend they will get a chance to explore the Charles River Campus and the city of Boston while participating in MET’s GPS Urban Adventure. On Saturday starting at 12:30 PM, these graduates will discover the secrets of Boston and BU’s campus, put faces to names and get to know their fellow graduates from online programs. In small teams, they’ll be using handheld GPS units to guide them on a race around the city, solving riddles and completing challenges leading to the next adventure. If you are a graduate and are interested in participating, click here to register.
Senior Yue Huang (COM’11) traveled from her home in Beijing to Boston University, and quickly learned that although she knew English, her American slang could use some work. She didn’t stop there — using her second language to learn her third (Spanish), and eventually her fourth (French). In Points of Departure, Huang talks about growing up in the newsroom, and how languages help her break down barriers to communicate as a journalist:
Visit Yue Huang’s BU Today feature.
Visit the Points of Departure landing page to hear more stories from BU seniors.
Each day this week, the class of 2011 has a plethora of events to chose from to celebrate the end of finals and their last week as students here at BU ending, of course, with commencement on Sunday, May 22. Here are some of the highlights:
Monday, May 16: Boston Harbor Cruise from the World Trade Center pier
Tuesday, May 17: House of Blues Party with the Cataracs
Wednesday, May 18: BU Takes Over Six Flags New England
Thursday, May 19: Senior Ball at 808
BU Today will be posting location and other weather-related changes daily so be sure to check there before heading out the door!
sustainability@BU is teaming up with Goodwill Industries to supply the BU community with 16 donation bins across the Charles River Campus taking clothes, shoes, linens, towels, kitchen ware and small appliances (full list). In 2009, BU saved 6.75 tons of reusable items during move-out. In 2010, after partnering with Goodwill Industries, BU diverted 35.24 tons of clothing and household items from landfills. This year, the goal is 70 tons of donations between April 25th and May 26th. Contact sustainability@BU with questions.
The Friends of the Libraries will host an evening with actor Leonard Nimoy tonight, best known for playing Spock on the science fiction series Star Trek. A Boston native, Nimoy will lecture on his long career in Hollywood where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting, has directorial credits on numerous feature films, became a successful recording artist and authored several volumes of poetry and two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995). Nimoy is also an accomplished photographer and the recipient of a Master’s Degree in Education, an Honorary Master of Fine Arts and four Honorary Doctorates. The event will begin at 6:00 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom (771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston). Admission is $25 for the general public and free to members of the Friends of the Libraries and the BU Community.
Ever wonder who those high school students are practicing at CFA all weekend? It’s Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), now in its 53rd season, and tonight they are holding their inaugural spring Celebratory Event at Mandarin Oriental Boston from 6:30-9:00 PM. Along with their Honorary Host Committee Members Yo-Yo Ma, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Angela Menino and actor Stephen Lang, BYSO will host hundreds of guests to celebrate the achievements of BYSO’s young musicians. The centerpiece of the evening is a performance by fifty BYSO musicians led by Music Director, Federico Cortese. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by calling 617-358-0280.