Staff Advisory Senate meets on Jan. 11

The Boston College Staff Advisory Senate will hold an open meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, from noon-2 p.m. in Higgins 300. Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Thomas Devine and Facilities Services Director Roger Goode will be the featured speakers.

Access to free parent resources available

Boston College employees have access to a variety of parent resources free of charge through WarmLines Parent Resources.
WarmLines provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on family day care, child care centers, toddler programs, preschools, kindergartens, afterschool care, temporary care, mildly-ill care, school vacation programs, summer camps, and much more. WarmLines also offers specialized counseling and materials on other options, such as care in your own home or care provided by a relative.
For more information, contact WarmLines at (617)244-INFO or

Blood platelet donors are needed

The Blood Donor Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital is seeking members of the Boston College community who are willing to be volunteer platelet donors for patients during the month of December.
Platelets are clotting components in the blood which are essential in treatment of patients battling a broad range of cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or open heart surgery or who have suffered traumatic injury are often in need of platelets.

Platelet supplies are replenished only through volunteer donations and individual contributions. Because they have a shelf life of five days, the need for platelet donations is constant.

Platelet donors should allow for approximately two hours to complete the donation process. The Brigham and Women's Hospital mobile van will provide transportation to and from Boston College. For more information, contact Ted McCarty at ext.2-1075.

"Family Night" game Dec. 28

The Boston College women's basketball team will offer a special "Family Night at the Heights" for its Dec. 28, 7 p.m. game against Buffalo. Present your BC ID card at the gate and receive free admission for you and up to three other guests (excluding high school age). For more information call ext.2-3005.

BC 16th in national athletic rankings

Boston College achieved a 16th-place ranking in the fall standings for the Sears Directors' Cup, which is presented each spring by the nation's athletic directors to the college or university with the most successful all-around athletic program.

Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports for men and women. BC compiled 75 points, tying for 16th with the University of Maryland. Colorado University and Stanford University were the top two finishers in the midseason rankings. Other top 25 institutions included Providence College (5th), Georgetown University (6th), Yale University (20th) and the University of Notre Dame (24th).

Chronicle to resume publication Jan. 18

This is the last issue of Boston College Chronicle for the fall semester. Chronicle will resume publication on Thursday, Jan. 18. The deadline for that issue will be Jan. 11.


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