March 31, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 14


Dance Ensemble show will benefit Campus School

The student-run Boston College Dance Ensemble will present its spring performance, "This Night," tonight through Saturday in Robsham Theater. All shows will begin at 8 p.m.

"This Night" will feature student-choreographed diverse pieces of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop and a finale set to the music of Billy Joel. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Boston College Campus School, which provides educational and therapeutic services for children and youths with multiple disabilities.

For more on the Dance Ensemble, see, or call ext.5-2479.

Lecture tonight on Armenian genocide

Author and poet Peter Balakian will present "The Armenian Genocide and America's First International Human Rights Movement" tonight at 8 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

Balakian, the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at Colgate University, is the author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, a national and New York Times bestseller that was included among the Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2003.

He also wrote the memoir Black Dog of Fate, which won the 1998 PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for the Art of the Memoir and honors as a New York Times Notable Book.

For more information, e-mail

April 15 deadline for service award candidates

The Office of Governmental and Community Relations is seeking nominees for the 2005 Boston College Community Service Awards, which honors the outstanding contributions of an employee whose actions exemplify the Jesuit spirit of community service and involvement.

Nominations are due by April 15. For more details, call ext.2-4787.

Ehrenreich lecture rescheduled

The annual Women's Studies lecture with political essayist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich which was postponed earlier this year has been rescheduled for April 20 at 7.30 p.m. in Gasson 100. Ehrenreich will present the talk "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext.2-8528.

Joyce Award nominees sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the W. Seavey Joyce, SJ, Community Service Award, which honors Boston College juniors who show leadership in community service, advocacy, political, or other work to improve the City of Boston or the plight of its more underserved citizens. Established in 1988, the award is named for the former Boston College president and School of Management dean.

Candidates for the award must submit a letter of self-nomination along with letters from a BC staff member and a representative of a Boston organization. Letters of nomination, which are due by the end of April, should briefly describe the nominee's motivation and leadership as well as his or her project and its impacts.

The address to send nominations is: Seavey Joyce, SJ Community Service Award; 936 Nantasket Avenue; Hull, MA 02045. Letters also may be sent to:

University 2005-06 holiday schedule announced

Vice President for Human Resources Leo Sullivan recently announced the list of official University holidays for the 2005-06 fiscal year.

Boston College administrative offices will be closed on: Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, Sept. 5; Columbus Day, Oct. 10; Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 24 and 25.

Christmas break will take place from Dec. 23-30. In addition, employees may use one personal holiday during Jan. 2-31, with supervisory approval. Any departure from this policy must be approved by Human Resources.

The remainder of the FY 2005-06 holiday schedule is: Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16; Good Friday, April 14; Patriot's Day, April 17; Memorial Day, May 29.

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