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The Graduate Student Association, and its sister organizations, invites everyone on Bentley’s campus to participate in our first annual Graduate Springfest on Friday, April 25, 2014.  We have a day full of activities tied to our theme of “Collaboration, Competition, Culture and Comedy”.  Each event is detailed below, and we strongly encourage both graduates and undergraduates to participate in this celebratory day! 


Daytime activities are free and open to all – with prize money for professional and academic competitions totaling nearly $10,000!

Our evening events are ticketed and tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours quickly!  Tickets go on-sale TOMORROW, April 18th at 11am!!  A ticket to the evening’s festivities gets you access to THREE events - our cultural performance showcase, Saturday Night Live’s Head Writer and “Weekend Update” Anchor Colin Jost’s comedy show and our Cultural Food Festival featuring a diverse offering of  Indian, Persian, Spanish, German, European and Chinese cuisines!

More information will be in next week’s newsletter, but if you have any questions about Springfest, please contact

We hope to see you all next Friday!!

Professional Events:  Apply Your Skills and Compete with your Peers!

Created and Sponsored by GITMA, GWLO, ALPFA, BGCC, GFA & BGN

Tickets go on-sale Friday, 4/17 @ 11am!!

Want to compete with fellow Bentley students for prize money?!  Now is your chance!  Whether it is a Game Show format or a Private Equity Pitch, these competitions were designed by students FOR students in an effort to showcase Bentley’s talent in a variety of different areas.  Competitions begin at 10am and run throughout the day until our big evening events!  Participate in one or all of these events and WIN BIG – total prize money is nearly $10,000!

If competition is not for you, all of our sister organizations will be set up in the library quad (facing Adamian).  Stop by for cotton candy or afternoon snacks and learn more about graduate student organizations and student life!  Games and Music will be played throughout the day – don’t miss it!

More information about participating in these events will be sent out soon.  If you have questions, please contact

Cultural Performance Showcase!

Sponsored by:  BEC, IABE, CSSA & IGSO

***Ticketed Event***

Tickets go on-sale Friday, 4/18 @ 11am!!

The first of three events that a Springfest ticket gets you access to will showcase the diverse culture and talents of Bentley graduate student organizations. 

Performances will celebrate culture throughout the world and will feature live music, dancing, a fashion show and much more!  This event kicks off a fun-filled night, so be sure to arrive early and see the talents of the Bentley community!

Time: 6:00-7:00pm in Koumantzelis Auditorium (Lindsay Hall)

Comedy Show with Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost!

***Ticketed Event***

Tickets go on-sale Friday, 4/18 @ 11am!!

Our signature event, and second of three ticketed events, features comedian, writer and actor Colin Jost - who most recently joined Cecily Strong as co-anchor of "Saturday Night Live's" “Weekend Update” on this season’s SNL.  Since joining the SNL writing staff in 2005, Jost has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, while rising to the role of Head Writer for the show.  A 2004 graduate of Harvard University, Jost was president of the Harvard Lampoon.  He recently wrote and starred in the Paramount film "Staten Island Summer," based on his days as a lifeguard, scheduled to premiere later this year.

 Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm

Food Festival!

***Ticketed Event***

Tickets go on-sale Friday, 4/18 @ 11am!!

Immediately following Colin Jost’s performance, there will be a cultural food festival in LaCava 375. The food festival will include a diverse offering of: Indian, Persian, Spanish, German, European and Chinese cuisines.  This is the final event of Springfest and is the third and final ticketed event of the evening.

Time:  9:00pm-11:00pm