Faculty Scholarship Celebration is Nov. 20

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its 10th Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 1-6 p.m. in the Gasson Hall Jenks Honors Library.

The event honors A&S faculty who have authored books, articles and other publications, or who have achieved other notable success during the past year in their disciplines. Many of these faculty members' works will be displayed at the event.

Dwyer to be honored at Nov. 17 reception in Heights Room

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, will host a reception for recently retired Vice President Margaret A. Dwyer on Monday, Nov. 17 from 4-6 p.m. in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Facility.

Dwyer retired last month after 24 years of service to Boston College.

Library sets schedule for holiday, semester break

O'Neill Library has announced its schedule for the Christmas holidays and semester break. The library will be closed from Dec. 24-26 and on Jan. 1, but from Dec. 20 through Jan. 10 will be open at the following times: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-9 p.m.

More information on all University libraries' schedules is available at the World Wide Web site.

Emergency closings and early dismissal policy noted

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has issued a reminder concerning the University's policy for work cancellation, delayed openings and early dismissal due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Employees should tune to WBZ-TV News Channel 4, WCVB-TV Channel 5 Eye Opener News or WBZ News Radio 1030 AM between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. for announcements of cancellations, delays or closings. Employees also may dial ext.2-INFO for information. An announcement canceling classes does not mean there is a cancellation of work; it will specifically mention that Boston College is "closed" when employees are not expected to report.

When work is canceled, some essential activities in certain offices may need to be maintained. It is expected that some arrangement for coverage or standby will be made between the office administrator and staff. If an employee is required to work on such a day, compensatory time off will be provided to him or her and will be scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient to the department and the employee.

The decision on early dismissal of employees because of weather conditions will be announced by the Department of Human Resources. Employees also may call ext.2-INFO for information. Unless otherwise notified, all staff are expected to remain at work until closing.

Irish musicians to present Christmas concert

Two of Ireland's premier musicians, Phil Coulter and Seamus Connolly - both affiliated with the University's Irish Studies Program - will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church.

Connolly, director of Irish Studies Music Programs, is a highly regarded fiddle player and organizer of Celtic music events. Coulter is a noted singer-songwriter and successful recording artist who is a visiting professor in Irish Studies this year.

Tickets for the event are $12. For more information, call ext.2-4843.

Pat Buchanan to speak on Nov. 19 at St. Ignatius

Former presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church. Buchanan's topic will be "Reflections on Current Public Policy Issues." He will answer audience questions following his remarks.

The event, sponsored by the College Republicans of Boston College and the Young America's Foundation, is free and open to the Boston College community. Free tickets are available at the McElroy ticket booth and ticket holders will be allowed in first when doors open at 6:30 p.m. Those without tickets will be required to present their Boston College IDs at the door.

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