"Challenge 2000" debuts Feb. 10

Boston College faculty and staff are invited to participate in "Challenge 2000," a health education and behavior change program that will run from Feb. 10 to March 30. The program provides information, support and other resources for persons who want to improve their dietary habits, quit smoking or establish a regular exercise routine.

Employees may register as individuals or in teams beginning today through Feb. 10. The registration fee is $15, payable to Boston College, and can be paid at the following sites:

Keyes South Infirmary, today through Feb. 9, noon-6 p.m.

Cushing 207, today, 11:30-1 p.m.

OíNeill 225, Feb. 7, 2:30-4 p.m.

Shea Room, Conte Forum, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.-noon

More information about Challenge 2000 is available on the World Wide Web.

"Celebrating Black History" on Feb. 12

The University Housing department will sponsor "Black History Month: Celebrating Black History Through Playwright, Song, Dance and Poetry," on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Cabaret Room of Vanderslice Hall.

Highlights of the event include a performance by the liturgical dance ministry "Consecration" and an excerpt from the play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

For further information, call 656-3939.

Romero committee seeks applicants

The Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Committee is seeking applicants for the Romero Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a junior of Latin-American descent with an outstanding record of community service. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and a demonstrated financial need.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 18. The committee will announce the scholarship recipient at their banquet in the spring.

More information on the scholarship is available at the committeeís World Wide Web site, or at ext.2-1996.

PULSE Program to be honored

The Boston College PULSE Program, which combines field work with the study of theology and philosophy, will be one of four individuals and organizations honored for their contributions to the community at the ninth annual "Share Your Heart" fundraiser for Rosieís Place on Thursday, Feb. 10.

Rosieís Place founder Kip Tiernan will attend the event, which takes place at the Copley Plaza Hotel and will be hosted by WHDH-TV meteorologist Mishelle Michaels.

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