Read Aloud volunteers sought for K-5 program

Boston College employees are being recruited to spend one hour a month reading stories to K-5 students at the Garfield Elementary School in Brighton.

Volunteers in the Read Aloud Program, entering its second year, attend a one-hour training session on campus, then spend one lunch hour per month reading to the children.

Training sessions will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 in McGuinn Third Floor Lounge.

Interested employees should contact Community Affairs Director Jean McKeigue, ext. 2-4787, or Employee Development Program Administrator Carole DiFabio, ext. 2-8532, by Sept. 9.

Pops on the Heights sold out

The fourth annual Pops on the Heights concert, which raises funds for the University's scholarship endowment, has sold out.

A crowd of over 8,000 will attend the concert by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the University Chorale on Friday, Sept. 27. This year's concert already has raised over $1 million.

Revised policies released

The Office of University Policies and Procedures has released several revised policies relating to private voluntary support, the tuition and fee schedule for 1996-97, the policies and procedures system and the University Libraries.

These revised policies were sent to holders of the Policies and Procedure Manuals on campus in July.

Jesuit spirituality retreats offered for faculty, staff

The Jesuit Community will sponsor two serial retreats this fall, aimed at faculty and staff.

A six-week, "Teilhardian Spirituality in Everyday Life Retreat" will be offered Sept. 12-Oct. 24. It is open to all, with priority to scientists and engineers. The group meets each Thursday from 5:10-8:45 p.m. at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge and members commit to a goal of 60 minutes per day of Spiritual Exercises.

The 24-week "Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life Retreat" will run from Nov. 27-April 30. Priority will be extended to Boston College staff members and the group will meet on Wednesdays from 5:10-8:45 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall. A commitment to 90 minutes per day of Spiritual Exercises is expected.

For more information on either retreat series, contact James Skehan, SJ, at ext. 2-8312.

Blood drive planned

The Office of University Housing and The Mendel Club will sponsor a blood drive Sept. 23-26 in the Vanderslice Hall Cabaret Room, from 2-8 p.m. each day.

For further information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please call ext.2-3060.

Environmental hazards workshops slated

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has planned a series of training workshops, beginning next week, for University employees.

Though some employees are required by federal and state laws to attend some courses, others are being offered in response to employee interest.

September training sessions in chemical hygiene, fire extinguishers and radiation are planned.

For more information on these workshops and the entire series, including times and locations, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at ext. 2-0307.

Theater ticket prices reduced for faculty and staff

The Robsham Theater Arts Center has reduced faculty and staff ticket prices for all the performances it sponsors by $3.

Upon presentation of a BC ID, faculty and staff can purchase tickets to Thursday evening and Saturday matinee performances for $4, and Friday and Saturday evening shows for $5. The prices apply to the three mainstage shows, the three Bonn Studio shows and season subscriptions for the coming year.

The new prices do not apply to special performances which are not produced by Robsham.

Community Concert Band seeks members

The Boston College Community Concert Band is seeking wind and percussion instrumentalists for the 1996-97 season.

No audition is required. The band rehearses Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m. in the Conte Forum Band Room. Call ext. 2-3018 for details.

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