Holiday bus schedule announced

The Boston College shuttle bus service will operate on a limited basis for the Thanksgiving holiday. Buses will run from 8 a.m. to midnight during Nov. 28-30, at the rate of approximately 20 to 30 minutes apart. Normal weekend service will resume on Sunday, Dec. 1, and the regular weekday schedule on the following day.

The shuttle service will shut down for the Christmas-New Year's break at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.

Van service for faculty and staff will be available on Jan. 2 and 3, and the shuttle bus will resume on a limited schedule on Jan. 6.

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Advent Liturgies begin Sunday

The first in a series of sung Advent Masses sponsored by the Jesuit Community will take place this Sunday, Dec. 1, celebrated by Prof. James Bernauer, SJ (Philosophy).

Each of the Masses will begin at 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel, with music provided by the St. Mary's Schola under the direction of Timothy Zimmerman.

Jesuit Community Rector Francis Herrmann, SJ, will celebrate the second Mass on Dec. 8 and Campus Minister Donald MacMillan, SJ, will lead the Dec. 15 Mass. The final liturgy in the series will be on Dec. 22, celebrated by Prof. Robert Daly, SJ (Theology).

METPAY schedule changed

Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, the METPAY Auto and Homeowners on-campus schedule will be Mondays from 1-4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m., outside More Hall 330. The METPAY representative will no longer be available on Fridays.

For more information, call ext.2-4300.

Breaking the Barriers Ball next Friday

The 16th annual Breaking the Barriers Ball for students, faculty, administrators and alumni will be held in O'Connell House on Friday, Dec. 6 beginning at 6 p.m.

This year's semi-formal event will feature performances by Boston College a cappella groups, BC bOp! and a disk jockey, and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Admission is free for administrators and faculty. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Carol DiMaiti Stuart Foundation, which provides scholarships to Mission Hill residents who attend college or vocational schools on a full-time basis and demonstrate financial need.

Call ext.2-4650 for more information.

Annual Chorale concert on Dec. 6

The Boston College University Chorale and the Boston College Symphony Orchestra will hold their annual Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at Trinity Chapel. Tickets are $20 for the concert and $12 to attend an open house at Alumni House following the performance.

For information, call ext.2-4700 or e-mail

New name for AV department

The Center for Media and Instructional Technology has officially changed its name to Media Technology Services. The department, which offers various technological, audio and visual services to the University community, is located in the Campion Hall basement and can be reached at ext.2-4500.