Oct. 19, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 4


Former Bush debate advisor to speak next Tuesday

The Communication Department will present a lecture, "An Inside Look at Political Debates," with Liberty University Director of Debate Brett O'Donnell on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

O'Donnell, who is president of the political consulting firm O'Donnell and Associates, Ltd., advised President Bush during the 2004 campaign debates. This January, he will join the staff of the presidential candidacy exploratory committee for US Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

For further information, call ext.2-4280.

C21 Online course sign-up

The University's C21 Online program will begin offering two new courses shortly: "Encountering Mark, Matthew and Luke: The Synoptic Gospels," beginning Oct. 30, and "The Creed: What We Believe," beginning Nov. 6.

C21 Online, in collaboration with Boston College's Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, offers Catholic adults online courses for spiritual enrichment and faith formation.

For more information, see

Ex-Northeastern president to give Monan Lecture

Northeastern University President Emeritus Richard Freeland will present the Eighth Annual Monan Lecture on Higher Education, titled "Academia's Golden Age Reconsidered: Reflections on the Spellings Commission," on Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the Yawkey Athletic Center's Murray Function Room.

Freeland headed Northeastern for 10 years until his retirement earlier this year, and is widely credited with improving the university's academic reputation and overall profile.

The Monan Series is sponsored by the J. Donald Monan, SJ, Chair in Higher Education and the Lynch School of Education Program in Higher Education. For further information, call ext.2-4236.

Career Night for the Arts Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Boston College Arts Council will sponsor "Career Night For The Arts," featuring BC alumni from various arts disciplines, including music, theater, visual art, film, museum studies, writing and others who will be available to talk with students interested in careers in the arts. The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. in the McMullen Museum of Art. Additional information, including an alumni participant list, is at

Gasson Chair to sponsor two lectures

Two upcoming lectures sponsored by the Thomas I. Gasson, SJ, Chair will take place early next month.

On Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Gasson 305, there will be a panel discussion, "Recent Developments in Roman Catholic Relations with Anglicans and Methodists," featuring lecturer Canon Donald Bolen of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

The following Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Higgins 300, Gasson Professor Keith Pecklers, SJ, will give the 2006 Gasson Lecture, "Catholic Liturgy 40 Years After Vatican II: Development or Decline?" Fr. Pecklers is a professor of liturgy at Pontifical Gregorian University and a professor of liturgical history at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute.

For information, call ext.2-3882.

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