Scholarship fund benefit is tonight

The Office of Campus Ministry will sponsor a concert of classical fare, "Musica Bajo Las Estrellas (Music Under the Stars)," tonight at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100, with proceeds benefiting the Central American Scholarship Fund.

Donations of $25, $10 for seniors and students, are requested. Departments and offices also may purchase tickets for a table of 10 for $200. For more information, call ext.2-3475.

Employee orientation begins Sept. 24

The first of the Department of Human Resource's weekly employee orientation sessions will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Roberts Lounge in More Hall 330. In addition to explaining the University's benefits package, this presentation highlights the Ignatian tradition and history of Boston College; the University's organizational structure; campus people, places, activities, and resources; and basic information for a successful transition to the University community.

For more information, call the Employee Development Office at ext. 2-8532 or browse the Employee Development Resources page at the Human Resources Web site,

Monan Symposium begins Oct. 1

The fourth annual J. Donald Monan, SJ, Symposium on Higher Education fall series, "Values and Higher Education: New Perspectives," will hold its first event on Tuesday, Oct. 1, with the symposium's namesake, University Chancellor J. Donald Monan, SJ, discussing "Liberal Education and Educated Liberty."

Fr. Monan's talk will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall.

Other Monan Symposium events this fall will feature Tufts University Gantcher Professor of Judaic Studies Sol Gittleman presenting "Some Things Never Change: Higher Education and the Immigrant Dream" on Oct. 15, and Fr. Michael Himes, professor of theology, speaking on "Catholicism and Authentic Humanism in Higher Education" on Oct. 29.

For more information, call ext.2-1061.

Irish Studies hosts "Dialogues" series

The Irish Studies Program's fall lecture series "Dialogues in 19th Century Ireland" will continue on Sept. 30 with a keynote by Burns Library Visiting Scholar Margaret Kelleher titled "Cabinets and Household Libraries: 19th Century Literary Anthologies." Irish Studies Director Assoc. Prof. Kevin O'Neill (History) will offer a response, and Irish Studies Graduate Studies Director Assoc. Prof. Kevin Kenny (History) will chair the event.

Other upcoming events in the series include a talk on Oct. 7 by Visiting Professor Claire Connolly of Cardiff University, "Sectarian Fictions? Religion and Irish Romanticism," and on Oct. 28, "Regional Realism in the 19th Century Irish Novel," with Irish Studies doctoral student Kate Costello-Sullivan.

All events begin at 3 p.m. in Connolly House.


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