"Shared Vision" series begins

The popular series "Shared Vision: Jesuit Spirit in Education," a program to help faculty, staff and students understand the University's Jesuit heritage, begins this month.

The annual series, which consists of three videos on the origins and history of the Society of Jesus, invites those attending to reflect on the Ignatian vision and how it may be expressed at Boston College. All sessions will take place in the St. Mary's Hall conference room, and the first will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Employees may register via e-mail at or by phone at ext.2-8532. For more information, contact Rev. Walter Conlan, SJ, Human Resources Department internal consultant for Ignatian spirituality at ext.2-8805 or

The 2002-03 schedule and program are available at the Human Resources Department World Wide Web site, Select "Ignatian Spirituality" under the "All Resources A-Z" heading.

Theater scholar to visit this month

Walter Puchner, professor and chairman of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens, and an expert on Modern Greek theatre and the comparative history of theatre and drama in Greece and Southeastern Europe, will visit Boston College during the week of Oct 14-18.

Besides participating in classes and colloquia organized by various departments, Puchner will present a public lecture on "Jesuit Theater in the Aegean," on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Gasson 100. The event is sponsored by the Classical Studies Department, Jesuit Institute and College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

For more information, contact the Classical Studies Department at ext.2-3661.

Forum on faculty diversity Oct. 18

The offices of Affirmative Action and the Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties will host the forum "Operationalizing Faculty Diversity" on Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Shea Function Room of Conte Forum.

Moderated by Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael Smyer and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Quinn, the forum will explore effective structures and strategies that promote inclusion of women and AHANA faculty members.

Associate Academic Vice President Patricia DeLeeuw will outline Boston College's efforts to hire and retain faculty of color, and discuss equity issues for women faculty at BC.

Also at the forum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology administrators and faculty will review their university's progress in advancing racial and gender equity. William Harvey, vice president and director of the Office of Minorities in Higher Education at the American Council on Education, will build on the discussion by citing exemplary practices in hiring and retaining women and persons of color.
For more information, contact the Office of Affirmative Action at ext.2-2323.

Management Series to be offered
Boston College employees are invited to participate in the Management Development Series sponsored by The Boston Consortium. The series of workshops and seminars will offer learning opportunities in areas ranging from customer service and project management to improving leadership skills.

The Boston Consortium is a partnership between Boston area four-year private colleges and universities to provide forums for leaders and managers from non-academic departments to explore similar interests and concerns.

Workshop fees range from $150 to $200 and are the responsibility of the participant's department. All events are held at the Babson College Center for Executive Education.

For more information, contact Employee Development Director Bernard O'Kane at ext.2-3332 or

Online policies manual updated

University Policies and Procedures Director Ivy Dodge recently announced the addition of the following new policy to the on-line edition of the Boston College Policies and Procedures Manual: 4-700-050, Annual Notices and Information Disclosures [].

Updated versions of the index [] and table of contents [] also are now available.


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