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Community Service Award nominees are sought

The Office of State and Community Affairs is seeking nominees for the 1999 Boston College Community Service Award, presented annually to an employee whose actions exemplify the Jesuit spirit of community service and involvement.

Anyone may nominate a faculty or staff member active in clean-up projects, youth and elder-care programs, health and educational institutions, and other volunteer efforts. Nominations forms must be returned by Friday, April 16.

For further information, call ext.2-4787.

BC bOp! jazz ensemble to perform Feb. 11

BC bOp!, Boston College's jazz vocal ensemble, will hold its winter concert on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in the McElroy Cafe. It will perform a repertoire of classic and contemporary big band jazz, including popular swing tunes. Admission is free. For more information, call ext.2-3018.

Flann O'Brien exhibit at Burns through March 26

The typewriter, hat and violin of the late Irish writer Flann O'Brien are among the items on display in a special exhibition of the novelist's papers that runs through March 26 in the O'Brien Fine Print Room of the Burns Library.

Flann O'Brien was the pen name of Brian O'Nolan (1911-66), who earned critical acclaim for such novels as At-Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman , as well as for a long-running series of newspaper columns he penned under the name "Myles Na Gopaleen" for The Irish Times .

Boston College acquired the writer's papers in 1997. The current exhibition draws from that collection, which is housed in Burns Library and includes typed manuscripts, extensive correspondence, various personal effects and a library of more than 400 books.

University's first century chronicled in exhibit

The new Burns Library exhibit "Boston College: The First Century, 1863-1963" traces the history of the University from its founding to its centennial celebration. Among the items on display are photographs, paintings, publications, letters and artifacts.

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