Final Chronicle of the year to be published May 24

The next issue of Chronicle, to be published on Friday, May 24, will be the final one of the academic year. One issue will be published during the summer, on Thursday, July 18.

Regular biweekly publication will resume in the fall, on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The deadline for submissions to the Calendar department is the Thursday prior to publication.

Alternate parking rules in effect for Commencement

Employees will not be allowed to park on the Main Campus on Commencement Day Monday, May 20 so that spaces can be made available for the families and friends of the graduates, according to Vice President for Administration John T. Driscoll and Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan.

Following the practice of recent years, there will be no employee parking allowed on Lower Campus, at More Hall or in the Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue parking garages on Commencement Day. Instead, employees are directed to park at either St. John s Seminary or the Mall at Chestnut Hill.

Shuttle buses will operate between St. John s and St. Ignatius Church from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., there also will be bus service between St. Ignatius and Alumni Stadium-Conte Forum.

The mall shuttle will run to and from McElroy Commons from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Parking on Middle Campus will be available only to those employees with A parking permits.

Sullivan and Driscoll noted that gate attendants will not allow any employees cars access to the Lower Campus on Commencement Day.

Early release begins May 24

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced that the summer Friday early release policy will be effective again this year.

From May 24 through Aug. 23, most University offices will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays. Sullivan issued several guidelines associated with the policy:

It applies to Friday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. and may not be used to alter work hours at any other time.

The shorter workday applies to those who are normally scheduled to work after 3 p.m. on Fridays. In the relatively few cases where a person s regular shift ends earlier than 5 p.m. on Friday, the employee may be released two hours early with the supervisor s approval.

If an employee is required to work past 3 p.m., he or she may receive compensatory time off on another day approved by the supervisor.

An employee who takes a vacation or sick day on Friday is charged with a full day and does not get an extra two hours to use at another time.

Except as noted above, the University s policy is to provide coverage in all offices during normal working hours and employees are expected to work their regular schedules. Any proposal for an exception to this policy should be directed to Sullivan s attention.

1996-97 holidays announced

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced the approved office holidays for 1996-97. Again this year, the Independence Day holiday will be a four-day weekend and the Christmas break will include a full week.

The holidays for 1996 are: July 4 and 5 (Independence Day); Sept. 2 (Labor Day); Oct. 14 (Columbus Day); Nov. 28 and 29 (Thanksgiving); Dec. 23-27 (Christmas break).

Holidays in 1997 are: Jan. 1 (New Year s Day); Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); March 28 (Good Friday); April 21 (Patriot s Day); May 26 (Memorial Day).

Sullivan added that some employees will be required to work the week of Christmas on a special schedule. They should be given equivalent compensatory time off, preferably during the semester break period. Any departures from this policy should be approved by Human Resources, he added.

Sophomore wins Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest

Ralph Giordano, a sophomore philosophy-communication major,won first prize in the annual Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest, sponsored by the Communication Department, on April 23.

David Budka, a senior communication major, took second place honors and sophomore communication major Catherine Johnson won third place.

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