Nominations sought for Alumni Association awards

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its annual awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in May.

The association presents several awards of excellence to BC graduates who have distinguished themselves in the professions of science, public service, the arts and humanities, commerce, religion, education, the health profession and law.

The association also presents the Young Alumni Achievement Award to an individual who has graduated within the past 10 years.

Also given at the ceremony is the Alumni Association's highest honor, the William V. McKenney Award.

Nomination forms are available at Alumni House; the submission deadline is Jan. 21.

Blood drive slated

The Housing Office will sponsor its annual winter blood drive Feb. 11-13 in Vanderslice Hall.

The drive will be held in the Cabaret Room from 2-8 p.m. each day.

Donors may walk in, or may sign up for an appointment on Feb. 3 and 4 in McElroy Lobby or on Feb. 5 and 6 in the Lower Campus Dining Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Emile Durkheim subject of Jan. 21 presentation

Stjepan Mestrovic, a professor of sociology at Texas A&M University and a leading authority on neo-Durkheimian theory, will examine the contributions of Emile Durkheim and apply them to contemporary social life at a public presentation and brown bag lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Mestrovic's presentation, "The Presence and Absence of the Sacred in Our Postemotional Age: A Neo-Durkheimian Analysis of the Spiritual Life," will highlight the central themes in Mestrovic's forthcoming book. Mestrovic addresses the issues of spirituality, religion and the sacred as the centerpieces of his analysis of contemporary society.

The event will be held in McGuinn Fifth Floor Lounge from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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