Husky Happenings

170 attend NUCALLS meeting, 44 classes scheduled Northeastern University Cultural and Language Learning Center (NUCALLS), a new student group offering free, weekly, student-taught foreign language classes, held its first meeting last Wednesday. More than 300 students registered to join the group through its website, and about 170 people attended the first general meeting. The purpose of the first meeting was for students to meet their instructors and set class times. “The entire e-board was incredibly pleased with the success of the meeting. We essentially signed up several hundred students in an hour and a half,” said MJ Paradiso, NUCALLS vice president for outreach and public relations. NUCALLS will be offering 44 weekly classes in 22 languages. Spanish has proven to be the most popular language, with five beginner sections and five advanced classes. Classes will begin Oct. 10. Students can still register for any class through the website, “To see it all come through and see students so excited, already talking about the first lesson, was great,” Paradiso said.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Correspondent

International business program ranked 15th in nation Northeastern’s undergraduate international business program was ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the Northeastern College of Business Administration (CBA) announced Sept. 25. It is the highest ranked in the New England area. The Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB) is a unique program that sends students to work and learn overseas for part of their education and remains the program’s flagship. The college announced in a press release that this year the International Business Review rated the CBA ninth in the world and fourth in the U.S. for the number of international business research articles appearing in scholarly journals over the past 10 years. Expert faculty, partnerships with companies in the industry and the combination of academics and experiential learning contributed to the success, according to the release.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

SGA unveils ‘Diehard Dog’ athletic spirit t-shirt At last week’s Senate, The Student Government Association (SGA) unveiled the new “Diehard Dog” t-shirt, which SGA President Rogan O’Handley said he hopes will “set the tone for Northeastern school spirit, for this year and beyond.” The shirt was designed by a committee of senators and members of the DogHouse, Northeastern’s athletics fan club. “This should be the shirt that Northeastern fans are known for,” O’Handley said. Starting Oct. 24, the shirts will be available for purchase at athletic matches and must be worn to be admitted to DogHouse seating. SGA also observed a moment of silence for Brian Evans, the Northeastern student who died Sept. 25 when he fell from the roof of his off-campus apartment. O’Handley said Evans was “a Northeastern student who perished, and as such, a part of Northeastern has died too.”

– Jessi Savino, News Correspondent

Spa offers discount to Northeastern students, friends All Northeastern students and their friends can receive half-off at the Maksou Salon and Day Spa on Oct. 17 for the second annual Cut-A-Thon, sponsored by the Northeastern University Public Relations Student Society of America (NUPRSSA). The chapter will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society and the remainder will aid in sending NUPRSSA members to their national conference this November. The spa is located at 125 Broad St. in the financial district. Appointments will be on a first-come, first-served basis and students must mention NUPRSSA to receive the discount. The spa can be reached at 617-443-8633.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

RSA to hold go-kart trip, Guitar Hero competition

The Resident Student Association (RSA) has scheduled several events, including an F1 go-kart racing trip next Sunday and a Guitar Hero video game competition Oct. 10. Students interested in either event should contact Smith Anderson, vice president for programming, at [email protected] On Halloween, RSA is looking to bring Boston children to several residence halls for trick-or-treating. President Darren Conine also said all Husky Cable complaints and suggestions for new channels as well as any residence hall complaints should go through Mark Epstein, vice president for housing services, at [email protected]

– Brian Benson, News Staff

Assistant basketball coach awarded for excellence The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) awarded its 2006 ECAC Distinguished Achievement Award last Sunday to Thomas Murphy, who became Northeastern’s assistant men’s basketball coach last month, and posthumously to former Athletics Director Herbert Gallagher and Northeastern graduate and former football running back Sid Watson. The award is presented to athletics administrators who have made contributions to intercollegiate athletics and achieved success in their careers. Murphy was the head coach at Hamilton College for 34 years and Athletics Director for 23 years. Gallagher graduated from Northeastern in 1935 and served as athletics director for 21 years. Before becoming director he served as head coach of the hockey and baseball teams and in 1952 developed The Beanpot competition, now a staple of college athletics in Boston.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

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