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March 2, 2018

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Friday, March 02, 2018

All Day Class of 2018 Mug Club (Multi-Day Event)
Class of 2018 Mug Club - $30.00 

Why should you purchase a Class of 2018 15 oz. mug?

  • All proceeds benefit Senior Week – the more we fundraise, the better and more affordable Senior Week will be for you!
  • Bud Light will only cost $1 for the fall semester ($2 for non-mug club members)
  • Receive additional food/beverage discounts for the spring.
  • Vote on the $1 beer special for mug club members for the spring semester.
  • Commemorate your Babson experience by keeping the mug at the end of the spring semester.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Community Action Program: Cradles to Crayons

This nonprofit organization provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Babson students will sort and put together care packages of clothes, toys, and books for children in the greater Boston area.

Fridays, 10:00-3:00 pm. Babson students will leave campus around 9:30 am and return around 3:30 pm.

Manager: Nick Aloia

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Community Action Program: Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping homeless families by providing shelter, food, clothing, furniture, education and advocacy. Babson students will assist with a variety of tasks including but not limited to, yard work, painting, and repair work on shelters.

Fridays, 10:00-1:00 pm. Babson students will leave campus around 9:15 am and return around 1:45 pm.

Manager: David Burke

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Good Business Friday: Arts Driving Business and Social Change with Adam Sanders
Join us on Friday, March 2 from noon to 1:30pm in the Reynolds Global Lounge for an engaged conversation with Steve Maler and Adam Sanders of the Sorenson Center for the Arts and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. 

Good Business Fridays are open and casual discussions about creating and maintaining a business in today’s world. Some discussions feature guests with insights on a key topic, while others are open forums for students, alums, staff, and faculty to support and advise each other about their business concerns, ventures, and ideas. Come when you can, there is no such thing as late!
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Wellness - Meditation
This weekly meditation class will be led by Babson’s Meditation Instructor, Chris Scheller, who will guide participants through a variety of accessible, secular meditation techniques adapted from the Buddhist tradition. These simple and direct practices cultivate relaxation, mindfulness, and basic wellbeing. By relaxing tension and opening to our sensory experience through these techniques, participants will learn new means of working with stress, difficult emotions, physical discomfort, and the challenges we encounter in our lives. This class is suitable for any experience level.

Chris trained to teach meditation at Harvard University, where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 2009. He concentrated his studies on the intersection of meditation and psychology, as well as the history of meditation practices within the Buddhist tradition. He has studied at various ashrams and monasteries in India and the USA including the Tushita Meditation Centre, the Insight Meditation Society, the Zen Peacemakers, and lived and studied at the Cambridge Zen Center.
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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Wellness - InnerCity Weightlifting (Small Group Training)

Need a little extra motivation to accomplish your fitness goals? Join us for small group training sessions led by the trainers from InnerCity Weightlifting as they guide you through a workout designed especially for you.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Babson Abroad 101
Babson Abroad 101

Every Friday
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Reynolds 244

Come learn about Education Abroad at Babson Abroad 101!  Attending Babson Abroad 101 is a pre-requisite to spend a semester, academic year or summer abroad.  

*Go to for specific dates and locations of the Babson Abroad 101 sessions.
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Muslim Prayer
Join Babson's Muslim community for a weekly prayer service. All are welcome!
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3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Weissman Summit 2018 Keynote Deborah Drake MBA'08 and Alumni Panel on Globalization

Robert Weissman’64, H’94, P’87 ’90, Trustee, his family and the students & alumni of the Weissman Scholars Program invite you to join them for the opening sessions of the  2018 Weissman Summit, which will focus on globalization and its impact on societies and cultures.

Deborah Drake MBA’08 is Vice President, Investing in Inclusive Finance at ACCION International (  She will talk about the impact of microfinancing in local economies world-wide.

Friday, March 2, 2018
3:30 p.m. 
Olin 120

3:30-4:45 p.m. Opening Keynote with Deborah Drake MBA'08

4:45 p.m. Refreshment break

5-6 p.m. Alumni Panel
Join the Weissmans in a discussion with recent alumni of how views of globalization evolve at and after Babson.

About Deborah Drake MBA'08
Deborah Drake is Vice President, Investing in Inclusive Finance of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION. The Investing in Inclusive Finance program addresses the challenges and opportunities of investing in financial inclusion by strengthening financial institutions to better serve clients at the base of the pyramid. She leads the Africa Board Fellowship Program, a fellowship program dedicated to strengthening governance and improving risk management and strategy for CEOs and board directors of sub-Saharan Africa financial institutions.

She also directs the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC), a membership organization of private entities making equity investments in microfinance institutions (MFIs) financial institutions in emerging markets. Ms. Drake is the co-editor of The Commercialization of Microfinance: Balancing Business and Development and the co-author of Alchemists for the Poor: NGOs as Financial Institutions.

Before joining ACCION International, Ms. Drake was a banking specialist in the Financial Policy and Systems Division of the World Bank and a commercial banker in Washington, DC. She is a board member of Calmeadow Foundation, Vista Venture Social Impact Fund and Root Capital’s Peruvian subsidiary, ACCDER.   Ms. Drake received her MBA from Babson College and bachelor degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

About the Weissman Summit:
 The Weissman Summit is an annual weekend bringing together current and alumni Weissman Scholars.  This portion of the program is open to the larger Babson community of faculty, staff, and students.  
Capacity is limited, so registration is strongly encouraged.
Please register by clicking on the button at the top. 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Community Action Program: Musterfield (Framingham) Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs takes place at the Wellesley, Needham, and Framingham Housing Authorities. A housing authority is section 8 housing, a state or federally funded program aimed to assist low-income families pay for rent. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs focus on mentoring 7th-9th graders in developing everyday life habits that can lead them to be successful entrepreneurs and to think about entrepreneurship in a new way.

Fridays 4:00-5:30 pm. Babson students will leave campus around 3:40 pm and return around 5:50 pm.

Manager: Jessica Jean-Baptiste



6:00 PM Jewish Shabbat Dinner
Join us for Shabbat and a kosher community meal. All are welcome!
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6:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?

The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?
Friday, March 2
6 PM

A bipartisan group of former Congresswomen discuss their paths to public service, the challenges they faced, and the obstacles they still need to overcome.  Live streaming at:

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Students Against Gravity

Thursday, March 2, 9:00P.M.
Grille Room, Roger’s Pub


SAG (Students Against Gravity) bring zaniness and unpredictability to their monthly performances. Audience participation welcome!

Presented by The Empty Space Theater (TEST)

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