April 14, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 15


Annual BC Police auction April 23 The Boston College Police Department will hold its annual auction of abandoned items on Saturday, April 23, in the Vanderslice Hall Cabaret Room.

Items will be previewed from 8:30-9 a.m., and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

All sales are cash only. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.

PULSE events explore immigration, post-college life

The PULSE Program will present two panel discussions this month that touch on social justice, service and other themes central to PULSE.

On Tuesday, April 19, the forum "Coming to America, Refugee Voices" will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Higgins 300. The panelists, refugees from Bosnia, Liberia and Somalia, will talk about the difficulties of immigration and the complexities of refugee life in America.

The second event, "Life After PULSE," will be held on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Merkert 127. Three former PULSE participants will reflect on their service experience and how they have integrated PULSE into their lives: Kim Kates '86, director of program services at Samaritans, a suicide prevention center; Caitlin Gallagher '88, now pursuing urban studies and planning at MIT; and Adam Koneman '05, who is working at COMPASS, a Jamaica Plain-based school for children dealing with behavioral, social and educational disabilities.

For more information, contact PULSE at ext.2-3495 or

Electrical shutdown planned for May 28

Facilities Services has announced a scheduled electrical shutdown on Main Campus to take place on Saturday, May 28, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The date, which falls on Memorial Day Weekend, has been chosen to minimize any inconvenience to students who have not yet moved off campus, and to those faculty and staff members who are not off for the holiday.

Workers will perform high voltage maintenance during the shutdown, which will affect all Main Campus buildings except 66 Commonwealth Ave., Southwell Hall, Waul House, Bea House, Botolph House, Canisius House, Connolly House, Daly House, Haley House, Manresa House, Murray House, 14 Mayflower Rd., 24 Quincy Rd., 25 Lawrence Ave., 30 Quincy Rd., 31 Lawrence Ave., 55 Lee Rd., 142 Beacon St., 194 Beacon St., Greycliff Residence Hall, the entire Upper Campus and all College Road house properties.

All other buildings and residence halls will only have emergency back-up power from the generators for egress lighting and for life safety equipment.

For further information, contact Electrical Foreman Joe Ducie at ext.2-3025.

Conference on clergy sexual abuse rescheduled for June

The conference "Expanding Our Knowledge of the Mental Health Consequences from Clergy Sexual Abuse," postponed earlier this year, has been rescheduled for June 21.

A collaboration between the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach, the conference will feature a keynote address by Providence College Professor of Psychology Joseph Guido, OP, "A Unique Betrayal: Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Context of Catholic Religious Traditions". Following the speech will be panel discussions with sexual abuse survivors and psychotherapists.

In addition, afternoon workshops will be offered on: case management strategies for survivors; clergy abuse and family relationships; integration of spiritual direction and mental health care; issues of gender associated with clergy sexual abuse and "vicarious traumatization" among psychotherapists who work with survivors.

The event will take place in Higgins Hall from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Space is limited and early registration is advised. For more information, contact Vincent Lynch at ext.2-4038 or

Awards for teaching with new media

As a way to better understand how technology in the classroom affects the student learning experience, the University's Academic Technology Services department is sponsoring awards for faculty members who make use of technology in teaching. ATS invites students to submit nominations for the award by filling out an on-line questionnaire at: Awards will be announced later this semester.

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