Keep on Keepin’ On

Greetings and welcome to another week of the Boylan Blog!! It’s officially spring now, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Regardless, I hope you are all keeping your spirits up in these hard times despite the chilly weather and midterm blues!

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First, let’s start off with some reminders, updates, and deadlines:

  • Please please please submit to The Junction! We at the English Majors’ Counseling Office would love to see your poetry, prose, and 2D artwork, so we’ve extended the deadline to Friday, March 30th. Publish your work for the world to enjoy! Email bczinesubmissions@gmail.com this instant!
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  • The Junction Function, our Spring 2018 publication event / open mic, is also scheduled for Monday, May 14th at 6:30pm, so you can get published and then celebrate like crazy!!!
  • Writer’s Circle is on Tuesday and/or Thursday as usual! Stop by 2307 Boylan Hall at 12:30-2:00pm to work out your writing chops, because practice makes improvement.

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  • The unpaid internship deadline is March 30th! If you plan to intern, do research, volunteer work, student teaching in the summer or fall, you can apply at http://tinyurl.com/magnerstipends    There is an award especially for English/journalism majors and one for computer science majors only available in the summer. No experience is required, and the summer winners of the Magner Award will have lunch with Marge Magner!!
  • The deadline for the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship for Study Abroad is March 28th.
  • The Karel Rose Scholarship is offering up to $1000 to Women’s Studies, Education, and English majors who will be attending college in Fall 2018 and demonstrate financial need. Requirements include the completed application form, a copy of your unofficial BC transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a 2-page essay to the application question. Pick up and submit an application to 2111 James Hall by Monday, April 16th!

Now, on to the event spotlight! Drum roll please!! Here are some upcoming events:

  • Edwidge Dantecat, the Robert L. Hess Scholar in Residence for 2017-18 and writer extraordinaire, will be speaking from March 27-29 on campus!! She is a prolific short story author and novelist, having written books like Girl Rising and Stones in the Sun. For more details on her lecture series, click here. The first event of the series on March 27th is called “Politics of Immigration in US Today,” beginning at 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. on the sixth floor (Gold Room) of the Student Center.
  • Looking for alumni mentorship or networking help in your prospective career field? This Thursday, March 29th, there is a Networking Prep Workshop at 1309 James Hall from 12:30-2pm! For information on how to register, check out the event link here.
  • It’s Bake Sales galore this week! The Desi Culture Club is hosting one at the New Ingersoll Lobby today, Kappa Sigma at the Whitehead Breezeway on Tuesday, and The Excelsior at New Ingersoll again on Thursday. If you have a major sweet tooth like me, support campus life with your sugar addiction!! (Or, change your ways and eat healthier…yeah, that doesn’t sound realistic to me either.)

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Whew! Talk about places to be and people to meet! Here’s to a productive week to finish strong before Spring Break kicks in. I know it’s been difficult making those deadlines and keeping yourself motivated to work, but nobody said being great was easy. When the going gets tough, I like to think of Brooklyn College’s very own motto: Nil sine magno labore. Nothing without great effort.

Be consistent. Push forward. And don’t forget to breathe.

I know you can do this.

Stay awesome Gotham,
Monica

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