Join Us: Faculty and Staff Needed for the 14th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 27

Dear Faculty and Staff:

The 14th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival will be taking place on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This is an outdoor music festival with three stages set up in Boston’s South End. The schedule of performers will be announced shortly at

Once again, we are enlisting the help of the Berklee community to make this event happen. We are looking for faculty and staff to work the festival on Saturday, September 27.

REMINDER: Friday, July 18, Last Day to Withdraw from Summer 2014 Courses

If you wish to withdraw from a summer 2014 course, you must complete a Student Initiated Withdrawal from a Course form at the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18.  You will then receive a grade of 'W' for that course.

Berklee Beats Compete in AccesSportAmerica Mayor's Cup Regatta Race!

Join us on the Charles River THIS SUNDAY and cheer on the Berklee Beats as we compete in a Hawaiian outrigger canoe in this year's AccesSportAmerica Mayor's Cup Regatta!  

Pack a picnic and hang out for the day or just cheer us on as we race at 11am.  Races and on shore activities include: lei making, face painting, raffles, luau, and live music (with familiar faces most likely!).  

When: Sun. July 13, 9am - 1pm (Berklee Beats race at 11am)

Content Managers: Working with Unpublished Menu Items

Joe Michaud, one of the developers, has created a great feature that allows you to see unpublished pages in your lefthand menu. This will allow you to get a good sense of what your menu will look like once you have published pages. You'll see those draft menu items as gray italics, with an eye icon next to them. This feature is only available for content managers, so anyone else who is viewing your content will only be able to see published pages in your menu.

Content Managers: Events Update

The developers have checked various views and have given us the go-ahead to use the address fields on events.

If you are creating an event and don't see your venue listed in the venue dropdown, you can enter the address in the address field, as seen below. For more instructions about creating events, refer to the events documentation. You'll find information about the venue and address fields in step 6.

Interim Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Interim Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards, Abigail Erle, who will serve in my role while I am on leave from the college. Abbe will be here at Berklee from July 1 through October 31. She will be managing student conduct casework in my absence. 

Coordinator for Community Responsibility Education

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Leah Driscoll has joined our Student Affairs team as the Coordinator for Community Responsibility Education. Leah assumed her responsibilities in this role on July 7. As a member of the Office for the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Leah will provide training, along with prevention and awareness programs for our community on issues surrounding sexual violence, domestic and dating violence, and alcohol and other drug use. 

It's Never Too Late to Come to Berklee

Berklee student, Pablo Yescas, shares his latest thoughts for Berklee Blogs in a blog titled, "It's Never Too Late." Check out a snippet of the blog and head over to Berklee Blogs to continue reading it!