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.

Nomination forms are available at the Office of Public Affairs, ext. 2-3350. All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 29.

Citizen Seminar to present author Neal Peirce

Author and columnist Neal Peirce will discuss his views on regionalism at the next Boston Citizen Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Meridien Hotel, 250 Franklin St. in Boston. The event is sponsored by Boston College and Associated Industries of Massachusetts in cooperation with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Peirce, founder of The National Journal , will present "American Regionalism in the Age of Globalism," followed by a panel discussion with: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; MAPC President Grace Shepard; Robert Woodbury, director of the University of Massachusetts at Boston McCormack Institute of Public Affairs; and CB Commercial/Torto Wheaton Research Principal Raymond Torto.

A reception will follow.

National conference on Ignatian awareness slated

On Oct. 23-26, the University will host a national conference organized by JUSTICE, a student organization devoted to spreading Ignatian awareness and creating a network for communication among the 28 American Jesuit colleges and universities. The public is invited to attend the conference's general sessions, which will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall. For more information, contact Sam Sawyer at ext.6-8715 or, or Jessica Hutchins at ext.6-8101 or

Jesuit Community to sponsor "Experiencing God III"

The Jesuit Community at Boston College will continue its popular series of conversations on faith and spiritual conversation, "Experiencing God III." All talks will be held beginning at 7 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel.

The 1997-98 series begins on Oct. 21 with Rev. Joseph Maguire, '41, bishop emeritus of Springfield. Other featured speakers for the fall semester are: Sr. Madeline Tiberii, SSJ, of the Campion Renewal Center, Nov. 4; Boston College Chaplain Paula Norbert, Nov. 18; and Prof. Emeritus James Skehan, SJ (Geology and Geophysics), Dec. 2.

Lecture on religion and peace in Israel Nov. 5

The Theology Department and Jewish Studies Program will sponsor a lecture on Nov. 5 by Rabbi Ron Kronish titled "The Role of Religion in the Service of Peace in Israel," at 8 p.m. in Higgins 307. Rabbi Kronish is director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel. For more information, call ext.2-3880.

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