BACAP sponsors talks on Plato's Republic today

The Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy opens its 1999-2000 lecture series today with a seminar and presentation on Plato's Republic .

The seminar, "Plato's Republic : What Are the Puppets in the Cave?," will take place from 3-5 p.m. in Devlin 112. At 7:30 p.m., Cambridge University philosopher Dominic Scott will speak on "Metaphysics and the Defense of Justice in the Republic " in the Fulton Debate Room, Gasson 305. Boston University Associate Professor of Philosophy David Roochnik will serve as commentator.

Both events are open to the public free of charge.

Memorial for Walter Fimian set for Oct. 9

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel for Prof. Emeritus Walter J. Fimian Jr. (Biology), who died on Aug 27 at age 73.

Fimian taught at BC for 40 years until his retirement in 1995 and served as the University's pre-medical advisor from 1975 until 1991. He also directed summer workshops in radiation biology for secondary school science teachers under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation.

"Team BC" seeks donations for Jimmy Fund Walk

Employees of the Center for Child, Family and Community Partnerships and their families will take part in the 10th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Oct. 17 to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Each participant in the event must collect a minimum of $100 in contributions. Those wishing to support Team BC should send donations to: CCFCP, Boston College, 885 Center St., Newton, MA 02459. Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Fund.

For information, or to walk, call ext.2-1479.

BC Golden Key chapter wins international award

The Boston College chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society has won the organization's Best Membership Drive Award for 1999.

The honor is presented to the Golden Key chapter that has attained the highest new member response rate within a certain membership category. Last year, the BC chapter achieved a 79.7 percent response rate.

Campus School Volunteer Coordinator William Lambert serves as advisor to the chapter, which was formally presented with the award at the Golden Key international convention in Orlando.

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