Museum extends hours, offers Caravaggio tours

In appreciation of the Boston College community's support for its highly-acclaimed "Saints and Sinners: Caravaggio and the Baroque Image" exhibition, the McMullen Museum of Art will extend its hours and offer guided tours for University employees and students today from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The tours, which will be given by museum docents, will take place every hour on the hour from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information, call the museum at ext.2-8587.

Talk by British and Northern Irish officials today

The Irish Studies Program will host an appearance by members of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee today at 3:30 p.m. in the Lynch Conference Center, Fulton 513. The delegation consists of 10 members of the British Parliament representing political parties throughout Britain and Northern Ireland, who will present a report on the Northern Ireland Fair Employment Act.

This event is intended to encourage a dialogue between administrators, faculty and students in the issue of affirmative action and fair employment, and is open to the public.

Faculty Technology Day to be held May 18 in Fulton 511

The Office of the Academic Vice President will sponsor the second annual Faculty Spring Technology Day on Tuesday, May 18, in Fulton 511.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. with faculty presentations, followed at 10:30 a.m. by hands-on sessions on beginning and intermediate World Wide Web site creation, presentation graphics and library on-line databases. It will conclude with a luncheon and speaking program from 12:30-2 p.m. in Gasson 100.

For registration and other information, call ext.2-4778 or send e-mail to Space is limited.

Early release begins May 28

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced the summer early release policy schedule. From May 28 through Aug. 20, most University offices will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Sullivan issued several guidelines associated with the policy:

--It applies to Friday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. and may not be used to alter work hours at any other time.

--The shorter work day applies to those who are normally scheduled to work after 3 p.m. on Fridays. In the relatively few cases where a person's regular shift ends earlier than 5 p.m. on Friday, the employee may be released two hours early with the supervisor's approval.

--If an employee is required to work past 3 p.m., he or she may receive compensatory time off on another day approved by the supervisor.

--An employee who takes a vacation or sick day on Friday is charged with a full day and does not get an "extra" two hours to use at another time.

--Except as noted above, the University's policy is to provide coverage in all offices during normal working hours and employees are expected to work their regular schedules. Any proposal for an exception to this policy should be directed to Sullivan's attention.

RecPlex offers open house, summer membership

The Recreation Complex will sponsor an open house on June 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and offer members of the Boston College community a chance to tour its facilities and meet with various instructors for information on summer programs. Visitors may use the facilities until 5:45 p.m.

The RecPlex's summer membership program runs from June 1-Aug. 27, with aerobic and fitness classes, tennis and golf lessons, aquatics and a full range of recreational activities. Fees are $75 for employee memberships, $150 for employee family memberships, $40 for student memberships and $80 for student family memberships.

For more information, contact the RecPlex at ext.2-3035.

Sophomore wins contest

The top finishers in the Communication Department's annual John Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest were: Leslie DeSantis, 01, first place; Ryan Winmill, '00, second; and Andrea Heimanson, '01, third.

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