For Your Mind
Employee Assistance Program Emmanuel College provides its employees with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through AllOne Health Resources. The EAP provides confidential services to help you and your household members manage all areas of your life. If offers professional counseling and provides resources and referrals to help with:
Becoming a Better Communicator
Adjusting to Demands at Work
Coping with Stressful Situations at Home
Taking care of yourself
Finding a Day Care
Estate Planning (Wills)
Buying or Selling your Home
Family Law(Divorce and Custody)
Advice and Planning Services Personalized advice and planning services will be available to you for developing a plan to pursue your retirement income goal, or to find out if your current retirement planning strategy is on the right track. Representatives from TIAA-CREF are scheduled to visit campus twice a year for one on one retirement counseling sessions for interested Emmanuel employees. Employees are also welcome to schedule appointments directly with TIAA-CREF or to visit a local TIAA-CREF location.
You will have a dedicated website that will be your online resource for tracking and managing your TIAA-CREF accounts, at TIAA-CREF Dedicated Website www.tiaa-cref.org/Emmanuel. You will be able to visit the site for information about TIAA-CREF and your investment choices, as well as access to retirement planning tools and more. The site also links you to the TIAA-CREF website ( www.tiaa-cref.org), where you can update your account, monitor account performance and sign up for e-delivery of account statements, transaction confirmations and other communications. Although you may choose to keep your investments as you currently have them, we encourage you to take this opportunity to review your investment strategy. In an ever-changing market, it is important to periodically review your portfolio allocation to ensure it is still consistent with your financial goals. Please keep in mind that there are risks when investing in any mutual fund, including TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds. Please review the prospectus before investing.
Tuition Remission - All full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children are eligible for Tuition Remission Benefits at Emmanuel College.
For more information please visit the Employee Benefits Tuition page. Cross Registration - Emmanuel employees may enroll at other Colleges of the Fenway institutions for one undergraduate course per semester, on a space-available basis, without the payment of tuition or general fees.
For details on how to register for courses, please refer to the Colleges of the Fenway website.
Tuition Exchange - Dependents of eligible Emmanuel College employees may apply to a network of participating college and universities who are willing to accept tuition-free students. For more information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-735-9991.
New Employee Orientation Emmanuel College welcomes all new employees with an employee orientation video. This video discusses the College's mission and vision, general policies and procedures, benefit offerings, and frequently asked questions about payroll. Academic Affairs hosts a new employee orientation for full-time faculty and adjunct faculty at the beginning of each semester (September and January). Emmanuel College is required by law to have a written policy on sexual harassment and discrimination and to make employees aware of that policy. To ensure that employees fully understand these policies and discrimination in all its forms, we require all new faculty and staff to complete an online, web-based training program every 3 years. Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Training To access the training, please visit the Harassment Training website. Atomic Learning's offers educational institutions access to a complete training library of over 50,000 short, show-and-tell video training tutorials on over 205 of the most common applications. All employees have access to Atomic Learning with their college login and password. Atomic Learning
The Office of Academic Technology regularly offers training sessions for faculty. Previous topics included: Teaching with Technology Training Sessions
Building Group Assignments in ECLearn
Engaging Students through Alternatives to Written Assignments: Animated Presentation Projects
Developing Interactive Timeline
Video Planning, Production, and Editing
Flipping Your Classroom: Pedagogy and Best Practices
Flipping Your Classroom with Camtasia for Mac
Developing Interactive Timeline
Video Planning, Production, and Editing
Company Commercials: Using Video Technology in the Classroom
Indie Genetics by Kowit Academy
Learning a Language in Tandem: Using Technology to Connect Students to the Reality of a Foreign Country
Cloud Paper Assessment
Technological Approaches to Engaging Students with Japanese History
Podcasts -- International Challenges: Perceptions and Policies from Around the World
Through the Eye of the Beholder: Examining Ethics in Documentary Film
Student-Produced Podcasts: Applying Microeconomic Concepts
e-FAMuel Team Site
The Office of Human Resources created a team site for families to share information, traditions, ideas, pass on clothes and toys, etc. If you have additional ideas to help Emmanuel parents connect, please let us know at
Communication Skills for Working Effectively With Others
Wed March 29, 2017 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Location: Simmons College, School of Management, Room 501-502
Have you ever felt others don't understand what you are trying to communicate? In a world of ever-increasing technology, do you struggle with all communication methods? Would you like to learn skills and tips for commicating better with colleagues? This workshop will provide ways in which you can increase the effectiveness of your communication with others and give you an opportunity to share what works and does't work for you.
Greeting the Elephant In The Room
Wed April 26, 2017 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Have you ever left a meeting thinking that the most important issue was never addressed? Have you notices that some topics are constant danced around? Are you, perhaps, the one doing the dancing? Topics are sometimes avoided due to politics, procrastination, and fear. This avoidance can create stagnationa and tension between colleagues, and even effect customers. This workshop will provide concrete strategies for addressing the elephant in the room.
Best Practices for Facilitating Meetings January 25, 2017 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Have you ever felt like meetings don't matter? Or, perhaps the meeting was disorganized and did not feel like a productive use of your time? With thoughtful planning and elecution, you can transform your meetings and enable better participation. Using checklists and examples from the book "Meeting Wise", this workshop will show you easy straregies for creating effective agendas, engaging participants, and addressing some commom meeting dilemmas.
Working Smarter Not Harder February 15, 2017 2:00 - 3:15 PM
We all wish we had one more hour in the day. While a day is, and always will be, 24 hours, there are ways to mazimize those hours to create greater productivity. This workshop is a must for anyone who wishes they could better focus, attend to details, minimize distractions, and have better quality control.
For Your Body
If you're a member of HPHC, and belong to a qualified health and fitness club for at least four months in a calendar year, HPHC will reimburse you up to $150 for you or your dependents covered under your plan. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Fitness Discount
GetFit GETfit Emmanuel is a multi-week, team oriented fitness challenge open to the entire Emmanuel community. The goal of GETfit Emmanuel is to help make Emmanuel a healthier community by encouraging participants to exercise regularly. Teams of three to six people compete based on the average number of minutes exercised each week.
Emmanuel Fitness Center Employees of Emmanuel College have full access to the Jean Yawkey Fitness Center. The fully air-conditioned student center includes a fitness center equipped with cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elliptical machines and stairmasters, as well as circuit training machines and free weights. The gymnasium includes one NCAA regulation court or two full-size practice courts available to employees during open gym hours which vary depending on varsity team schedules. Locker room facilities are available with showers and individual lockers for employee use.
For all COF members, intramurals are the perfect way to stay active. Intramurals have something for everyone. COF leagues provide competition in an array of traditional and non-traditional sports. Participants create teams with their friends, co-workers, or residence hall community and the COF provides the leagues, space, officials, and equipment. It's free to play and teams are encouraged to incorporate players from across the six colleges. COF Intramural Sports •Fall Intramurals: September-December •Spring Intramurals: January-April •Summer Intramurals: May-August For more information: http://www.colleges-fenway.org/intramural-sports/
Tuesday and Thursdays at 7pm Yoga Club Returns! Take some time for yourself this semester and join the Yoga Club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in the Avenue Commons to flow with friends. Although Tuesday classes are beginner and Thursday classes are intermediate, both offer modifications for all-levels. Feel free to join one or both, whether you have a developed practice or have never set foot on a mat before. A suggested donation of $5.00 will go to Yoga Reaches Out, a non-profit whose mission focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children. Hope to see you!
Weight Watchers at Work
ECfit is a team site open to the Emmanuel employees where employees can post fitness tips and tricks. The goal of ECfit is to help make Emmanuel a healthier community by encouraging employees to exercise regularly and make healthy decisions. Tips include healthy recipes, easy workout plans and helpful phone apps. ECFit
For Your Spirit
The Emmanuel College Chapel is the heart and soul of the Administration Building. Located at the center of the building, the Chapel has witnessed more than 90 years of Masses, Liturgies, weddings and campus traditions.
Tuesday: 11:45 am Wednesday: 11:45am Thursday: 11:45 am
Monthly Alumni Memorial Mass
We remember recently deceased alumni, friends of the College and family members of alumni at the Memorial Masses by announcing their names and lighting a candle in their honor. The memorial mass is held the third Thursday of each month at noon in the chapel.
Emmanuel College Gospel Choir Throughout its history, gospel music has been a source of inspiration and form of spiritual expression for people around the world. Both experienced singers and those who enjoy singing are invited to join the Emmanuel College Gospel Choir. We are also looking for musicians-trained and untrained (we'll train you)- so, if you have an ear and passion for music, please come join us. Directed by Dr. Monique-Adelle Callahan
Lenten Charity Drive
During the Lenten season Mission & Ministry is sponsoring a charity drive benefitting Nazareth Residence & the Franciscan Food Center. Donation boxes will be located at the back of the Chapel beginning Wednesday, March 5th and will remain throughout Lent.
Lenten Adoration with COF Catholics
Come join the COF Catholics group Mondays in Lent from 4:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. for Adoration and Benediction for the Lenten Season.
We will start at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel for Adoration, Benediction, and Confession with Fr. John Spencer, S.J.
All are welcome to join us!
Invitation to Advent Lessons and CarolsThe Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. Scripture lessons were read, followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message. The format for this service originated in England in 1918 at King's College, Cambridge, England, and thus began a tradition that is now almost 100 years old. This is an annual event at Emmanuel.
Reflect Emmanuel Every year, the Office of Mission + Ministry invites employees to take time out to reflect during Advent season with "Reflect Emmanuel: A Series of Advent Meditations on Our God with Us." Written and artistic reflections will post to this page each weekday during advent. We hope you will take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to contemplate our God with us during this Advent Season! Reflections will be posted daily, Monday-Saturday, on the portal and online.
Interfaith Prayer Service: Gratitude The Emmanuel community, joined with some members of our larger COF community, gathered together in the Chapel on Thursday, November 21 for the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Emmanuel students and staff as well as COF staff and 4th graders from Mission Grammar shared prayers, songs, reflections, and poems of gratitude from various faith traditions. All attendees received a loaf of bread that was blessed this year with a traditional Jewish blessing before eating bread: "Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth" in recognition of the extremely rare convergence of the first night of Chanukah falling on November 28, Thanksgiving Day. Chanukah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day last occurred in 1888 and according to one, calculation won't happen again for another 77 thousand years.
Maginnis & Walsh in the Service of the Roman Catholic Church Lecture Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955), recipient of the AIA Gold Medal for Achievement in 1948, was the foremost architect and designer for the Roman Catholic Church in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Milda Richardson, Lecturer of Art History at Northeastern, will look at ecclesiastical, collegiate and institutional commissions of Maginnis & Walsh, the firm that was also responsible for the design of Emmanuel's Administration Building and Chapel. Soup and Spirit Lunch: Seeking Meaning through Poetry A simple lunch of soup, bread, and conversation with John MacPhee, Ignatian Volunteer
Annual Toy Drive to Support Julie's Family Learning Center Emmanuel College's Office of Campus Ministry sponsors an annual toy drive to support Julie's Family Learning Program. The Office requests donations new, non-violent, unwrapped toys for all ages and gift cards to Marshall's, Stop & Shop, Target and CVS.
CARE Drive to Support Our Troops The EC CARE sponsored a supply drive in order to send care packages to soldiers. The club requested items such as protein bars/powder, chap-stick, feminine care products, candy, travel sized toiletries, snacks, sunscreen, shaving cream, small drink and coffee mixes and small games.
ch out to others who share similar obstacles. More information about the organization's work is available here.
Food Justice Panel Emmanuel hosted a panel discussion exploring the politics, biology, and ethics of food justice - every community's right to access food that nourishes body, mind and spirit. Special guest Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor for District 7 provided a welcome and insight into the community need for greater food access. Moderator: Dr. Adam Silver, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Chair of the American Studies Program Panelists: Sister Leonore Coan, SND Dr. Ana Otero, Lecturer, Biology Department Emily Larkin. Boston Alternative Spring Break 2014 Student Leader Dancing with the Stars Add info Benefiting Boston Children's Hospital Walking for Peace: A Response to Senseless Violence Born of Racism Responding to the senseless violence born from racism, bias and prejudice, members of the Emmanuel College community invited the Colleges of the Fenway and our community partners to join us for a walking prayer through the Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods. The purpose of the walk is to educate participants about our own city's history of racism and prejudice as we also celebrate the organizations who strive to break down cycles of poverty, hate and prejudice. Inspired by the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, we are walking for peace in our communities, our homes and our hearts. Participants were invited to carry candles and don hooded sweatshirts as a powerful and unifying symbol connected to the Trayvon Martin case.
For Your Commute
Emmanuel College offers administrators, staff and faculty a variety of transportation benefit choices, including parking, carpool discounts, subsidized T-passes, bike rack access and an emergency ride home program.