Invite an international student for Thanksgiving

The Dean for Student Development's Intercultural Office is asking faculty and staff to invite international students to their homes for Thanksgiving dinner.

"By extending our welcome to these students, we are affording them the opportunity not only to celebrate and learn more about the American tradition of Thanksgiving, but also to spend time with BC community members while far from home," said Assistant Dean for International Student Services Adrienne Nussbaum.

Interested faculty and staff should contact Nussbaum before Nov. 11.

Fr. Sullivan to be remembered at Nov. 4 event

"A Remembrance Commemorating the Creative Spirit of Francis Patrick Sullivan, SJ" will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100.

It will consist of a program of music, dance and readings, followed by a reception in the Burns Library Thompson Room.

Fr. Sullivan, who died in August, was a long-time member of the Theology faculty, as well as a poet, preacher and translator of scripture and important 16th century texts.

New employee handbook

The Department of Human Resources has distributed a new Employee Handbook.

Several sections have been updated from previous editions, including parts of the sections concerning employment policies and procedures, compensation and salary administration, professional and personal development, work environment, benefits, and facilities and services.

In addition, several new areas have been added.

The entire handbook will be available electronically via InfoEagle in about two months. Employees who have not received a copy in campus mail should contact Human Resources.

USA Today wants 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, ext. 2-3350. All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 30.

Tech Products Store open late for faculty, students

In response to many requests from graduate students and part-time faculty, the Tech Products Store and Tech Products Distribution Center will extend its hours to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The Tech Products Store will also be sponsoring "Trade-Up" days in the coming weeks. An outside vendor will appraise used equipment in the Service Building, room 03, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Dec. 6. and provide a voucher to the student, faculty or staff member. The voucher can be used toward a purchase in the Tech Products Store.

The Tech Products Store is located in Gasson Hall 15.

Children's Center to hold lottery in January

The Department of Human Resources will draw lots for the September 1997 preschool openings in the BC Children's Center, on Jan. 15, 1997. Children who will be between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 5 by Sept. 1, 1997 are eligible for the program. Lots are drawn according to age group and employee or student category.

Interested parents may register for the lottery by calling Barbara Krakowsky at the Children's Center, ext. 2-3356, before Jan. 11, 1997.

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