The Communicator

September 28, 2006

Welcome Back and Keep Up the Good Work!

It was no wonder that student work submitted by Communications studentswas of such advanced quality during the last academic year. Students went back to the monitor to perfect their work so often that, at its peak, the computer lab was recording an average of 250 logins per day. All told, students and faculty accessed the department's 26 lab computers 15,228 times during the fall and spring. Phew!

Communications Lab Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 9:30 p.m.

Labs will be closed over long holiday weekends unless otherwise noted.

Bookbuilders Scholarship

About the award: The Bookbuilders of Boston Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate students enrolled at Simmons College who have demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in the publishing industry or in a related field and are likely to make a contribution to the community of publishing. The total scholarship fund this year is $6,900. This total amount may be divided among as many worthy candidates as are determined by the selection committee. The selection committee may choose to delay distribution of funds if no suitable candidate applies.

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IABC Kickoff

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is forming a student chapter here at Simmons!

The first meeting will be Thursday, October 5* from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in L-316. You will hear from communications professionals and recent alums about the benefits of joining a professional organization and learn more about the chapter. Free pizza and t-shirts will be provided.

*Elections will be held for chapter positions.

Please contact Sarah Burrows for more information.

The Communications Department is hiring!

Animation Teaching Assistant
Help animation students during class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. NO ANIMATION EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Must have proficient knowledge of MAC OSX.

Please contact Bob White for more information.

PRSSA Informational Meeting TODAY, 9/28

PRSSA is doing BIG things this year — come be a part of the action!

The Simmons Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America welcomes you to its Fall 2006 Informational Meeting, Thursday, September 28, in the Shepard Room, C-124. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m., followed by a brief presentation and group discussion beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Museum of African American History Internship

Marketing and Special Events Intern
Interns will work with the Marketing and Publicity Director on all aspects of publicizing and marketing the 200th anniversary of the African Meeting House. Interns will have hands-on experience and contribute to the museum's mission.

See the internship PDF for more information.

$500 Grants Available for Undergraduate Students

This year, the grants will fund undergraduate programming that enhances community development and supports the College's strategic focus and initiatives. Consideration will be given to applicants whose proposals include innovative events or programming that will enrich the Simmons community. Grant applications for second semester must be submitted by October 31, 2006.

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The Writing Center

The Writing Center now offers free on-line writing tutoring for undergraduates and graduate students, native and non-native speakers. Check them out at


The second half of Assistant Professor Judith Aronson's photo exhibition is currently on display at the Isole Gallery of Art and Industrial Design. The exhibition ends November 26. Go see it today!


Congratulations to Communications senior Danielle Connall for her induction into the Simmons College Academy during Convocation.

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The Communicator is a biweekly newsletter published by the Simmons College Department of Communications. This publication is edited by Deirdre Yee.