Summer four-day work week discontinued

Ending a pilot program that had been operating in recent summers, Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan announced late last month that all University employees will be required to work a five-day week during the summer.

In a memo to administrative offices, Sullivan said some offices and departments on campus had been experimenting with a four-day week during the summer months and that Human Resources had been monitoring the efforts to gauge their feasibility. The four-day week, he added, has proved impractical for many departments, due largely to an increased level of summer activity across the University and the need to accommodate vacation schedules.

"Consequently, in the interest of equity and consistent policy, these pilot summer schedules will be discontinued and, effective next summer, all University offices and departments will operate in accordance with the standard academic year working hours (with the exception of the Summer Friday Early Release Policy)," Sullivan wrote.

Swingin' Eagles winter concert is tomorrow

The Swingin' Eagles Stage Band will perform its annual winter concert tomorrow, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Gasson 100.

The band, which includes students and faculty, will perform jazz favorites and modern jazz compositions.

Admission is free.

Tech Products Store to hold "trade-up" days

The BC Tech Products Store will hold trade-up days, where students, faculty and staff may bring in used personal computing equipment and receive a voucher toward the purchase of anything in the store, monthly during the spring semester.

Trade-up days have been scheduled for Fridays, Feb. 23, March 22, April 19 and May 10. The Tech Products Store is located in room 03 of the Service Building. For more information, call ext. 8563.

Art Museum to sponsor April trip to Vatican and Rome

The Museum of Art will sponsor a trip to Rome April 21-30 to view the palazzi and artwork at the Vatican.

Art Museum Director and Assoc. Prof. Nancy Netzer (Fine Arts) and Adj. Asst. Prof. Franco Mormando, SJ (Romance Languages), will accompany the tour as lecturers. Highlights of the trip will include a visit to the Palazzo Farnese, Palazzo della Rovere, the Vatican library, the Vatican Papal Collections, and a private tour of the Sistine Chapel, among others. In addition, private receptions and dinners have been arranged for the group.

The cost of the trip is $2,750 per person, double occupancy. It includes airfare, hotel accommodations for eight nights, daily continental breakfast, four dinners, various receptions, all entry and guide fees, and transfers.

An information session will be held on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Devlin 218. For more information, contact Nancy Joyce at 235-5762 or Donna Hoffman at 237-5450.

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