Student Leadership nominees sought

The Office of the Dean for Student Development is seeking candidates for the 2003 Student Leadership Awards. The awards honor students who have contributed to campus life, such as through organizing lectures, concerts, poetry readings, discussions and other events or special projects.
Nomination forms for the award are available at ODSD in McElroy 141 or on-line at These must be submitted by Feb. 19.
Winners will be honored at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on April 7.

For more information, contact Christopher Darcy at, or Paulette Durrett at

Travel mileage rate set for 2003

With the recent release by the Internal Revenue Service of the 2003 standard mileage rates, effective immediately the reimbursement for use of a private automobile on University business will be 36 cents per mile.

More information on mileage allowance is available through the on-line University Policies and Procedures Manual, at

"Experiencing God" series resumes

The popular discussion series "Experiencing God: A Series of Conversations at Saint Mary's," which invites members of the Boston College community to reflect on God's presence in their lives, will begin the second part of its 2002-03 schedule on Feb. 11, when Monan Professor of Law Daniel Coquillette will be the featured speaker.

Others slated to appear this semester will be: Facilities Management Custodian Eduardo Pacheco, a Catholic deacon in the Fall River Diocese, on Feb. 25; Learning Resources for Student Athletes Director Ferna Phillips on March 18; and Campus Minister Melissa Kelley, coordinator of contextual education at the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, on April 1.

All events start at 7 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel and are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Jesuit Community of Boston College.

February Employee Development events

A Feb. 13 discussion with College of Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Quinn as part of the "Meet Your Colleagues" series and an interactive workshop on Feb. 19 titled "Cross Cultural Communication" are among next month's Employee Development Program offerings.

Others include an information session on sponsored programs (Feb. 12), a workshop about on-the-job development opportunities (Feb. 25) and a follow-up discussion on careers in Student Services (Feb. 26).

A more detailed listing and description of Employee Development Program events, along with information on registration, is available on-line at The Employee Development Office also can be reached at ext.2-8532 or

"Loyola Experience" visit to Spain

The Boston College Center for Ignatian Spirituality is sponsoring "Loyola Experience 2003," a pilgrimage to the historic Ignatian sites in the Basque region of Spain. The trip, which will take place from May 22-31, offers the unique opportunity for members of the BC community to experience the spiritual vitality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the genesis of the Society of Jesus. For more information see the center's Web site, at


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