USA Today wants names of the nation's best students

USA Today is conducting its annual search for the nation's best and brightest students and Boston College faculty are encouraged to submit nominations.

Full-time undergraduates are eligible for the "All-USA Academic Team." Winners will be selected on the basis of scholarly excellence, as well as their leadership roles on and off campus. Particular weight will be given to students' outstanding original academic or intellectual product, which they will be required to describe in an essay.

Boston College saw its first success in this competition in 1994 when Elizabeth LaRocca of the School of Education was named to the top tier of the All-USA Academic Team. Last year, physics major Jessie Saul won an honorable mention in the contest.

Nomination forms are available at the Office of Public Affairs, Lawrence House, ext. 2-3350. All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 30.

Honorary degree committee seeks nominations for 1998

The University Committee on Awards and Honorary Degrees is seeking nominations from the University community for 1998 honorary degree recipients.

Persons nominated should be selected from a variety of fields, such as the arts, scholarship, public service, business and religion. In the majority of cases, the nominees should possess some quality that makes it particularly appropriate that they be honored by Boston College. In all cases, they should have demonstrated a record of accomplishment consonant with the ideals the University entertains for itself and the future careers of its graduates.

Nominations should be accompanied by a description of the individual's qualifications and, where possible, other supporting documentation. The committee will screen nominations and forward a list of candidates to University President William P. Leahy, SJ. The honorary degree recipients will be chosen by Fr. Leahy and the Board of Trustees.

Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 6. They may be addressed to University Secretary Joseph Duffy, SJ, Hopkins House.

Free flu shot to be offered to employees next week

University Health Services will offer free flu immunizations to all interested Boston College employees on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Walsh Hall function room.

The flu season is expected earlier than usual this year, according to Health Services Associate Director Nancy Baker, and immunization is particularly encouraged for employees who work with large numbers of people.

She cautioned people allergic to eggs or feathers to avoid the immunization.

Interested employees will need to present their Boston College identification cards and sign a consent form.

For more information, contact Health Services at ext. 2-3225.

SAS names '96-97 officers

The Staff Advisory Senate has named officers for the 1996-97 year.

Kathy Leonard is chairwoman; Maria Koufos is co-chairwoman; Peg Connolly is vice-chairwoman; and Mary Saunders and Elaine Boyle are the secretaries.

Committee representatives are: Leonard and Koufos, Scholarship Committee; Carol Hunt-Clerici, Elections Committee; Ruth Collins, Theresa Lappas, Maureen Raymond and Pam McElhinney, Benefits Committee; Cathy Toran, Gail Howe and Kathy Tucker, Communications Committee; and Boyle, Tucker and Lynne Vellante, Travel Committee.

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