Faculty, staff health fairs next month

Boston College will host health fairs for faculty and staff on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Shea Room of Conte Forum, and Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Walsh Hall Function Room.

Free flu shots will be available at the events, along with a variety of confidential services such as nutrition and medication consultation, massage and screening for blood pressure, cholesterol, fitness, osteoporosis and chiropractic stress. Information on smoking, yoga, meditation and ergonomics, among other topics, also will be provided.

The health fairs are sponsored by University Health Services, Dining Services, the Connell School of Nursing, Human Resources, Flynn Recreation Complex and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Burns Library presents exhibition

Through Nov. 29, the John J. Burns Library is hosting "A Definite Claim to Beauty," an original exhibition of books, prints and engraved woodblocks and plates from the late 19th century through the present, selected from BC's Fine Print Press Collection. The exhibition can be viewed on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call ext.2-3282 for more information.

Lecture on Navajo textiles Nov. 7

Prof. Rebecca Valette (Romance Languages) will present the lecture "Weaving the Dance: Religious Imagery in Navajo Textiles" on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin 101. The event is being held in conjunction with the ongoing McMullen Museum exhibition "Cowboys, Indians and the Big Picture." For more information, call ext.2-8100.

Festival sounds "call for artists"

Boston College faculty, students and staff members are encouraged to display their artistic talents at the fifth annual spring Arts Festival to be held April 24-26.

The Boston College Arts Festival Committee is registering groups and individuals until Nov. 15 for the event, which features concerts, exhibitions, demonstrations, film screenings, literary readings and other activities.

To register, or to obtain more information about the Arts Festival, contact Project Director Cathi Ianno Fournier at ext.2-4935 or The Arts Festival Web site is

Campus School receives check

The Campus School Volunteers presented a check for $100,000 to the Campus School at a rally held Oct. 21 in the Campion Hall plaza.

The student-run group raises funds at various sporting events each academic year in support of the Campus School, which provides instruction, therapy and training services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities.

Campus School students and staff attended the rally, along with BC football players, cheerleaders and mascots as well as other representatives of the University community.

Athletics ticket offer for employees

All available Boston College men's basketball and women's basketball season tickets go on sale this Monday, Nov. 4, at the Conte Forum ticket office.

The Athletic Association also is offering Boston College employees the opportunity to purchase tickets for selected basketball and hockey games before they are made available to the public. Tickets may be purchased for the following games:

Men's basketball-Harvard (Dec. 22), Providence (Jan. 2), Northeastern (Jan. 5), Villanova (March 3), Connecticut (March 8).

Men's hockey-Massachusetts (Jan. 3), UMass-Lowell (Jan. 10), UNH (Feb. 28).

Women's basketball-Connecticut (Feb. 8).

The deadline for this special offer is Friday, Nov. 22. Limit of four tickets (normal discount applies) per faculty/staff member per game. For more information, contact the ticket office at ext.2-3000.

Upcoming employee programs

A series on developing supervisory skills highlights next month's offerings by the Human Resources Employee Development Program.

The series, which will be held Tuesdays from Nov. 5-26 from 9-11 a.m. in the McGuinn Fifth Floor Lounge, will include such areas as establishing performance expectations and delegating tasks and responsibilities.

Other upcoming Employee Development Program events include a discussion on careers in the student services field and presentation on campus event planning, both on Nov. 6, a "Meet Your Colleagues" session with Associate Academic Vice President Patricia DeLeeuw (Nov. 15) and a seminar on Human Resources procedures (Nov. 21).

A more detailed listing and description of Employee Development Program events, along with information on registration, is available on-line at

Sonia Weitz to speak Nov. 5

Holocaust survivor and poet Sonia Weitz will present a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7-9 p.m. in Higgins 300.

Weitz, author of I Promised I Would Tell, is education director of the Holocaust Center Boston, North Inc.

For more information, call ext.2-3480.


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