The new postal codes replace the former "02167" and "02159" zones.
"Zip PLUS 4" codes for University buildings and departments will remain the same, according to Mail Services Supervisor John Joyce.
University administrators will have until May 1, 1999 to update stationery and other publications with the zip code changes.
Calls to telephone numbers in the new 781 area code are still considered local and there is no need to dial *99 followed by a PIN number to make a connection. Callers simply need to dial 9, then 781, then the seven-digit number.
Calls to exchanges in Massachusetts' other new area code, 978, must be dialed through the long-distance sequence. State area codes 508 and 413 continue to be long-distance calls as well.
Personal calls made to long-distance numbers other than the employee's home must be billed to a telephone credit card or to the *88 dialing system which went into effect this spring.
The sixth annual "Pops on the Heights" event featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will be held Friday, Sept. 18, with guest conductor Richard Hayman, principal Pops conductor of the St. Louis and Grand Rapids Symphony orchestras.
Tickets in the $100 range are available; those in the $30 and $50 range are sold out. Included in the price of a ticket are a gourmet picnic dinner and refreshments and, in the highest price range, invitation to a private cocktail reception. This year also will feature a "Pops dessert," held in the Conte Forum Shea Room after the event. Admission will be $4.
The Pops on the Heights gala has raised millions of dollars for a University scholarship fund and has become one of the most popular events at Boston College.
More information is available at 1-800-767-5591.
University Policies and Procedures Director Ivy Dodge announced recently that the Department of Germanic Studies has been renamed the Department of German Studies to reflect more accurately the scope of its inquiry.
"For the Greater Glory of God," a dance and theatrical performance based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, will be presented in Robsham Theater at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 20.
The performance was created by part-time faculty member Michael Burgo (Music), Human Resources Employee Development Director Bernard O'Kane and Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, SJ, during 1990 as part of the year-long celebration of the life of St. Ignatius.
Admission is $10, $5 with a Boston College ID. Tickets are available at Robsham Theater, or may be obtained by calling the box office at ext.2-4800.
"Out of the Ashes: Northern Ireland's Fragile Peace," a documentary chronicling "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland that is produced and directed by Prof. John Michalczyk (Fine Arts), will air on WGBH-TV, Channel 2 on Monday, July 20 at 10 p.m. The 56-minute film offers personal and historical views of the unrest in Northern Ireland from the mid-1960s to present day. Shot on location in Derry, Belfast and Dublin, "Out of the Ashes" features interviews with political and religious leaders, former paramilitaries, and Catholic and Protestant children.
The Boston College Chronicle will resume its biweekly publication schedule on Sept. 3. It will be published on alternate Thursdays through Dec. 10, with the exception of the Nov. 25 issue, which will appear on a Wednesday.
The deadline for Calendar submissions is the Thursday prior to publication.
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