Service award nominees sought

The Office of State and Community Affairs is soliciting nominations from the Boston College community for its annual Community Service Award.

The award is presented in May to an employee who has volunteered extensive hours serving the community and whose actions exemplify the spirit of community service.

Any full- or part-time faculty or staff member is eligible for the award.

Nomination forms are available at Hopkins House, located at 116 College Road. The submission deadline is April 11.

Insurance enrollment period in April

The University's Benefits Office has announced a new partnership with Aetna Life Insurance Co., who will replace Metropolitan Life as BC's insurance carrier.

Employees will have the opportunity to purchase life insurance, or to purchase additional coverage, with Aetna during the month of April.

Those employees who are already enrolled in the insurance plan, and do not intend to make any changes, will not be affected by the transition from MetLife to Aetna.

Information on the new partnership with Aetna, and on the insurance enrollment period, has been sent to all employees.

The Benefits Office is located in More 325, and can be reached at ext.2-3329.

CSON to screen documentary on HIV

"Older Sisters Speak Out about HIV," a documentary on Boston-area women living with HIV that was co-produced by two Connell School of Nursing faculty members, will be shown on Thursday, April 3, from 5-7 p.m. in Cushing 001.

Some of the women featured in the film will be present for a panel discussion afterwards, and share their experiences in making the film and their recommendations to future and current care providers as to how best meet the needs of HIV-positive people, especially women.

Connell School of Nursing faculty members Assoc. Prof. Anne Norris and Asst. Prof. Rosanna DeMarco and filmmaker Chad Minnich, a CSON technology assistant, produced the film along with the women featured in the documentary.

Sponsoring the event along with CSON are the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, the Office of AHANA Student Programs and AIDS Awareness.

Graduate student aid information

Boston College graduate students who are considering attending classes this summer or during the 2003-04 academic year are encouraged to visit the Student Services Web site. The Boston College Financial Aid Application and FAFSA are available at the site.

Musicians stage benefit concert

The Boston College Music Guild staged a benefit "Big Band Blowout" on March 20 to raise funds for Operation Smile, an international medical charity that sends doctors into developing countries to perform reconstructive surgery on children with facial deformities.

The event, which featured performances by BC student bands, raised approximately $500.


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