The Boston College Chronicle


Dec. 13, 2002 Vol. 11, No. 8

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SEASON'S MEETINGS-Siobhan Greene appeared a little dubious about meeting Santa and his furry assistants at last Friday's traditional campus Christmas tree-lighting ceremony held in O'Neill Plaza. To read how members of the Boston College community observe the holiday season through music, dance and outreach to others, see stories below and on page 4. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Positive Reviews for Church in the 21st Century Project

Administrators see need to broaden appeal, especially to students

Its first semester of activities recently concluded, the Boston College Church in the 21st Century initiative is drawing praise from University administrators, who also see room for improvement in some key areas.



BC Students Aiding Homeless Children

English literature course offers different kind of lesson to undergrads

A new program under way this holiday season through the English Department seeks to raise awareness of the plight of homeless children while nurturing their writing and study skills.




Singing and Dancing for the Season

BC faculty and staff find joy and fulfillment in holiday performances

Megan Carroll Shea has seen the annual performances of "A Dancer's Christmas" from almost every possible vantage point: performer, audience member, administrator, and "Stage Mom."

Development Office staffer Yvonne Kelley (center) with fellow members of the University Chorale of Boston College.




A New Menu for Eagle One Cards
Trustees Approve Expenditures
Campaign Enters Final Leg with Goal in Sight
Ault to Receive Honorary Degree
Eagles Heading to Motor City
New Film by Michalczyk Debuts Tonight at MFA
Journals Spotlight BC Scientists
Children's Center Deadline Dec. 20
Library Hosts Romanian National Day Event
LSOE Faculty Member Vies for AERA Presidency



Photo: In from the Cold

A Time to Remember Others
Speaking the Language of Fragile X Syndrome--Words scarcely convey what Clare Dunsford feels for her son, but she wants to give it a try
Sabre in Hand, Fulton Society Emerges Victorious
An Historic Season Comes to an End for Kelly's Men--Soccer team rides its best year ever all the way to NCAA quarterfinals
Guardians of the Gallery--McMullen Museum security officers learn art appreciation on the job
Guide for a Sustainable Planet--BC sociologist and colleagues explore true price of consumerism
Biochemistry Student Runco Is Sloping to Success--Junior rings up honors in the lab, and as a member of ski team
A Family That Writes Together--The Travers clan doesn't just read books -- they publish them
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