Boston College faculty members will discuss the controversy over the recent changes in social programs at the forum, "Contemporary American Welfare Reform: Good or Bad?" on Wednesday, March 18, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. in Fulton 511.
Prof. Peter Gottschalk (Economics) and Adj. Assoc. Prof. Richard Rowland (GSSW) will offer their views on present and future trends in welfare reform, and members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and pose comments. Assoc. Prof. Stephen Pope (Theology) will serve as moderator.
The Boston College Women's Resource Center will mark its first quarter-century with an afternoon celebration, "Twenty-Five Years of Women Changing Boston College," on Friday, March 27 in Gasson 100.
The event, which will begin at 1 p.m., will feature a panel discussion with alumnae and students titled "Reflections: Women at Boston College," a performance by the Voices of Imani, poetry readings and roundtable discussions on "Boston College Women in Society."
The Office of State and Community Affairs is soliciting nominations from the Boston College community for its annual Community Service Award.
The award is presented in May to an employee who has volunteered extensive hours serving the community and whose actions exemplify the spirit of community service. Any full- or part-time faculty or staff member is eligible for the award.
Nomination forms are available at Hopkins House. The submission deadline is Friday, April 17.
BC bOp!, Boston College's acclaimed instrumental and vocal jazz ensemble, will present its annual spring concert "Back From the Edge" on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. in Robsham Theater.
The program will feature be-bop, swing, funk and gospel musical stylings, with works by Count Basie and Charlie Parker, among others.
Tickets are $7 and are available through the McElroy Ticket Booth, Robsham Theater Box Office or Boston College Bands Office.
The Boston College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Karidoyanes, will perform on Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in Gasson 100. The concert will feature winners of the 1998 Concerto Competition, clarinetist Erin Frey '99 and pianist Adam Birnbaum '01, playing works by Beethoven and Weber.
Amherst College English Professor William H. Pritchard, a leading authority on Robert Frost, will lecture on the New Hampshire poet on March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin 101.
In addition to his books on Frost and modern poetry, Pritchard has written literary reviews for the New York Times , the Boston Globe and other publications.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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