Health and Wellness
Emmanuel College is committed to providing all employees with opportunities to enhance, maintain and promote personal health and wellness through a variety of health and wellness programs. As individuals seek a healthy balance both professionally and personally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make work and life more productive and satisfying.
EmmanuWELL offers a variety of wellness programs focused on mind, body, and spirit. Programs are offered through on-site classes, online management tools, self-directed programs and individualized consultations with an emphasis on encouraging employees to lead a healthy lifestyle while at work and at home.
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)
- Credit Counseling
- Buying or Selling your Home
- Family Law(Divorce and Custody)
- Retirement/College Planning
Attached you will find the Spring 2017 LifeLines.
In the spring edition for the monthly newsletter for AllOne Health, you will find:
• 10 Tips for Green Spring Cleaning
• Choosing a Camp
• Take my Stress Please!
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.
TIAA-CREF Dedicated Website
You will have a dedicated website that will be your online resource for tracking and managing your TIAA-CREF accounts, at 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 email@example.com 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).
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Training
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.
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.
Teaching with Technology Training Sessions
The Office of Academic Technology regularly offers training sessions for faculty. Previous topics included:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Fitness Discount
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.
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.
Healthy Lives for Life: March
Spring into action with these tips for keeping your mouth healthy.
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.
COF Intramural Sports
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.
•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!
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.
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. In addition to weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and weekend Masses, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment with Father Spencer and at our twice-yearly reconciliation services. We offer the sacrament of Matrimony to alumni by arranged appointment, and offer the sacrament of Baptism to alumni, faculty and staff alike. Liturgy at Emmanuel is student-focused and student-run. Share your talents by serving as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, minister of hospitality, sacristan, altar server, liturgical coordinator or music minister.
Monday: 11:45 am
Tuesday: 11:45 am
Thursday: 11:45 am
Sunday: 11:oo a.m. & 8:00 pm
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. Members of the faculty and staff, along with students, sing at special liturgies such as the Student Welcome Mass, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Christmas Mass, Holy Thursday and Baccalaureate Mass.
All Soul's Day Interfaith Memorial Service: To honor the memory of loved ones who had passed, specifically since this time last year. All were invited to light a candle for someone.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service: A time for the entire Emmanuel College community to gather together in gratitude, celebrating the variety of faith traditions present in our community and focusing on the thankfulness for all we are blessed with.
Orientation Prayer Service: Held for in-coming First Year students, so they can begin to know Emmanuel's campus and community during Summer Orientation. Campus Ministry hosts a prayer service to introduce students to the Mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Emmanuel's identity as a faith-based college. At the end of their first day at Orientation, this ecumenical service in the Chapel offers students a chance to pause and reflect on the gifts they bring with them and the gifts they will receive as Emmanuel College students.
Each year, Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs and services during the Lenten season that are welcome and inclusive to all, regardless of faith tradition.
Invitation to Advent Lessons and Carols
The 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.
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.
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.
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.