Oct. 6, 2005 • Volume 14 Number 3


Panel to discuss impact of Katrina

The social and cultural implications of Hurricane Katrina will be the focus of a panel discussion sponsored by the Undergraduate Government of Boston College tonight at 7 p.m. in Fulton 511.

Panelists will explore such topics as the federal government's response to the disaster, media coverage and Americans' attitudes toward victims of Katrina.

For more information, call ext.2-3490 or e-mail

NAWCHE hosts "Acting Black" lecture tonight

Swarthmore College Professor of Sociology Sarah Willie will present the talk "Acting Black: Reflections on Race and Campus Life" tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Higgins 300 as part of the National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education (NAWCHE) lecture series.

Willie, head of the Swarthmore Black Studies Program, researches and writes on African American culture, politics, and literature. She is the author of Acting Black: College, Identity and the Performance of Race, a study of college-educated African Americans in the post-civil rights movement era.

NAWCHE was founded in 1992 by the BC Women's Studies Program and sponsors conferences and publications exploring issues pertaining to women working in American Catholic education.

For more information e-mail

Author James Wallis to speak Oct. 17

James Wallis, journalist and commentator on religious issues in America and author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, will present "God's Politics after Katrina: Faith and Hope in Public Life" on Oct. 17 in Robsham Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Wallis is founder and editor of Sojourners magazine and president of Call to Renewal, a faith-based organization working to overcome poverty.

His talk is sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. For more information, see or call ext.2-1860.

Cardinal Dulles to give talk next Wednesday

Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, STD, the first United States theologian to be named to the College of Cardinals in the Catholic Church, will present "The Faith That The Church Hands On" on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Fr. Dulles, the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, will offer a personal reflection on the Catholic faith that he embraced in 1940, his growth in the faith before and after Vatican II, and his hopes for the Church's catechetical ministry as it faces the future.

The event is sponsored by the Boston College Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. For more information, call ext.2-8057 or e-mail

C21 Center director holds book-signing Saturday

Timothy Muldoon, director of the Boston College Church in the 21st Century Center, will sign copies of his 2004 book The Ignatian Workout: Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith this Saturday at the Boston College Bookstore. He will be available for approximately two hours before and after the BC-Virginia football game, which is scheduled for 1 p.m.

In the book, Muldoon promotes the importance of achieving spiritual fitness and presents a dynamic program of "workouts" based on Saint Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises.

For more information, call ext.2-0470 or e-mail

Robsham fall schedule begins next Thursday

The Robsham Theater Arts Center will kick off its fall schedule next Thursday, Oct. 13, with a performance of Carlo Gozzi's "The King Stag." Written in the commedia dell'arte form, the Theater Department production of this imaginative romp combines carnival and Cirque de Soleil, with appeal to all ages. The show runs through Oct. 16.

From Oct. 27-29, the BC Dramatics Society will present "The Collection," Harold Pinter's psychological drama about two English couples embroiled in a bitter emotional game.

Based on an unlikely source - a recurring character in a supermarket tabloid - "Bat Boy: The Musical" will come to Robsham's Bonn Studio Nov. 3-5, presented by the Contemporary Theater of Boston College.

The Theater Department will stage Jose Rivera's "Marisol" at Robsham from Nov. 17-20. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, the play is an apocalyptic urban fantasy that urges society to rediscover its compassion for our fellow man.

Two dance productions will close out the fall schedule, beginning with the Boston College Dance Ensemble's annual Fall Dance Show from Dec. 1-3. The following weekend will be the 26th presentation of "A Dancer's Christmas," the dance-flavored interpretation of the Christmas story that has become a family favorite for the Boston area. Shows are Dec. 9-11 and 16-18, with a special children's performance Dec. 17.

Schedule and ticket information is available at the Robsham Web site, or at ext.2-4800.

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