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MA-COEX Orientation 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

7:30am Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

7:55am  Front of Heller School

Board van; van leaves at 8:00am sharp

8:00am  Trip to Plymouth

9:30 - 11:45am  Pilgrim Hall Museum and Plymouth Plantation

Two Nations, Two Stories

11:45am  Return to Heller

1:00pm  Lawn near Chapels Pond (Schneider G2 in case of rain)

Lunch with second-year students

2:00 pm  Schneider G2

Welcome from Dean Lisa Lynch

2:15pm Schneider G2

Introduction of the COEX Team

  • Alain Lempereur, Director
  • Ted Johnson, Practicum Advising Head
  • Sandra Jones, Assistant Director of International Affairs
  • Morgan Conley, Program Assistant
  • Marta Baran, Graduate Assistant
  • Lori Dunn, Graduate Assistant

2:30pm Schneider G2

Knowing Each Other

3:45pm Schneider G2


4:00pm Schneider G2

Program Overview

4:30pm Schneider G2


  • Ted Johnson
  • Lori Dunn

5:00pm Schneider G2

Career Services

  • Adam Motenko, Assistant Director

5:20pm Schneider G2

Code of Conduct

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8:30 - 9:00am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

9:00am Heller-Brown 163

COEX Curriculum: Course Presentation by Faculty

10:00am Heller-Brown 163

Academic Requirements: Credits, attendance, APA, templates

10:30am  Heller-Brown 163

Break and Group Picture

10:45am  Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

Writing Evaluation

12:00pm  Heller-Brown 163

Lunch with Faculty Advisors

1:00 - 3:00pm Lee Hall, International Business School or Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

International Student Orientation
Mandatory for all international students
J1: Lee Hall, International Business School
F1: Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

1:00 - 3:00pm

Individual meetings with faculty advisors (US students only)



3:15pm Computer Lab

Administrative Matters:

Planning: COEX calendar, Wednesday lunch series, myHeller


  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Assistant Dean, Student Records and Enrollment

LATTE training

  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Lori Dunn, Morgan Conley

5:00 - 6:30pm   Faculty Club

New Graduate Reception

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

9:00am  Zinner Forum

Heller-wide activity - more details to follow

12:00 - 1:30pm  Zinner Forum

Heller Community Lunch

1:30 - 4:00pm
Individual meetings with faculty advisors for international students

3:30 - 5:30pm

NEJS Orientation

4:00 - 7:30pm

Boston Trolley Tour

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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