Health Fair today and Nov. 7

The Department of Human Resources will hold a Health Fair for Boston College faculty and staff today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Conte Forum Shea Room, and on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Walsh Hall Function Room.

Among the free services provided at the events will be flu shots and a variety of private health screenings and professional consultations in areas such as body composition, cancer support groups, parenting resources, massage, nutrition, stress, cholesterol and smoking.

Joseph Chair lecture to be held Nov. 5

Joseph Professor in Theology Felix Wilfred will present the lecture "The Challenge of Religious Pluralism: An Asian Perspective" on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 305.

Wilfred is a professor and the director of Christian Studies at the University of Madras, India.

Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor, the Joseph Chair is held for one year by a distinctive scholar in Catholic theology who illustrates the role of effective research.

A special dinner will be held in advance of the lecture at 5 p.m. in the McElroy Dining Room. Contact the Theology Department at ext.2-3882 for more information.

Busy Staff Retreat program offered

The Advent Retreats for Busy Staff program, a directed prayer experience held on campus for employees, will be held from Nov. 26-Dec. 17. Participants will pray daily during the four weeks of Advent, meet with a spiritual companion and hold group discussions on Mondays.

For more information, visit the Web site or contact Rev. Walter Conlan, SJ, at ext.2-8805 or ext.2-8185, or by e-mail at Space is limited.

Emergency closings, early dismissal policy

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has issued a reminder concerning the University's policy for work cancellation, delayed openings and early dismissal due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Employees should tune to WBZ-TV News Channel 4, WCVB-TV Channel 5 Eye Opener News or WBZ News Radio 1030 AM between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. for announcements of cancellations, delays or closings. Information also will be available through the BCInfo Web page or at (617)552-INFO.

An announcement canceling classes does not mean there is a cancellation of work; it will specifically mention that Boston College is "closed" when employees are not expected to report.

When work is canceled, some essential activities in certain offices may need to be maintained. It is expected that some arrangement for coverage or standby will be made between the office administrator and staff. If an employee is required to work on such a day, compensatory time off will be provided to him or her and will be scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient to the department and the employee.

The decision on early dismissal of employees because of weather conditions will be announced by the Department of Human Resources. This information will be made available on BCInfo or at ext.2-INFO. Unless otherwise notified, all staff are expected to remain at work until closing.


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