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Heeding the Call to Service and Higher Education

The Library’s very own Eric Clark was recently featured in a video on the Wheelock College website. Eric has been one of our student workers since the fall of 2015. In the video, Eric talks about his passion for helping others and how it led him to return to school and pursue a degree in Social Work. He brings to work with him every day the same enthusiasm and commitment he applies to his studies.

Check out the video below, or find it here on the college’s website.

We love that the video features so many scenes of Eric working and studying in the library! He is an absolute pleasure to work with and always jumps at an opportunity to help both students and coworkers. We want to congratulate Eric on being recognized by the college as a student who is truly inspiring a world of good, and we can’t wait to see where the rest of his journey takes him.

 


Congratulations to our graduating seniors in Special Education!

I recently had the pleasure of attending capstone presentations by our graduating seniors in Special Education. During the spring semester, these students conducted group action research projects on self-selected topics, such as teacher beliefs about inclusion; transition planning for adolescents with special needs; and siblings of children with special needs.  The event, held on our Brookline campus, featured video presentations by each group, as well as individual reflections on students’ personal growth and professional development at Wheelock.

Photo of 13 smiling Wheelock students

The graduating class of 2015 in Special Education

As these graduating seniors reflected on their development as special educators, I was as impressed as ever by our students’ compassion, dedication, and sense of professional mission.  As a librarian who consulted with these groups early in their research process, I was especially thrilled to hear how their semester-long research projects had empowered them with knowledge that they would carry forward into their teaching practice or graduate study.

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors in Special Education, including Braelan Martin, Tatiana Duarte, Meghan Trelegan, & Emma McLaughlin; Emily Jestus, Paige Dillon, Mallory Johnson, & Ashley Domaldo; and Becca House, Talia Mango, Rachel LeBlanc, & Sarah Hassett.  As you begin your professional careers, you’re bringing inquiring minds, professional skills, and a lot of heart to your future students and communities.  They’ll be lucky to have you.


Congratulations to the Graduates

The Wheelock Library would like to wish congratulations to all of the 2011 graduates!  We’ve witnessed many of you working hard during your years at Wheelock, and recognize what a well-deserved accomplishment you’ve all achieved.

A special congratulations goes out to the graduates who committed their time and talents to working at the Library’s front desk:

  • Amanda Baldaro
  • Emily Decker
  • Brittany Doyon
  • Lisa Hayes
  • Julia Mell
  • Sherard Robbins
  • Anna Yu

Thank you so much being part of our team, and best of luck in your lives beyond Wheelock!


Wheelock on the Big Screen

Film poster for The Social NetworkRemember back in the fall when Hollywood came to campus and covered our quad with fake snow?

Well, the official trailer for “The Social Network” is now online, and it includes a glimpse of the action shot here at Wheelock.It’s quick, but that’s definitely a view from the Campus Center out to the quad at 1:35 in. Viewer discretion is advised: the trailer contains some adult situations and obscene gestures.

The Yahoo! Movies article from July 15 gives more detail about the film. Additional info can be found on IMDb.

The movie is set to be released on October 1.


What was that white stuff?

Wondering what all that white stuff covering the quad was? Chemical & Engineering News has the answer. Curious about the faux snow industry? Check out British company Snow Business to learn about the different ways winter scenes can be staged.

If you missed the filming itself, the Boston Globe has a photo of “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg dashing through the quad. Official information about the movie is sparse, but check imdb.com for articles and updates.

And of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you that the movie is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius, and betrayal by Ben Mezrich. While Wheelock does not own this title, you can borrow a copy from libraries statewide using the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog, linked through the Library’s online FLO catalog.