Lonergan Workshop tomorrow, Saturday

The Lonergan Center at Boston College will sponsor a workshop titled "Authority, Power, and Authenticity: Background Reflections on Church and the University" tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17, at 9:30 a.m. Both sessions will take place in Merkert 127.

Joseph Komonchak of The Catholic University of America and Michael McCarthy of Vassar College will be the featured speakers at the workshop, which will be directed by Assoc. Prof. Frederick Lawrence (Theology).

For further information, contact Lawrence by phone at ext.2-3880, or (617)782-7319, or by e-mail at

Waldron Award nominees are sought

Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 23 for the annual Mary Kaye Waldron Award, which honors a Boston College administrator or faculty member who has demonstrated a continuing commitment to the University's values and ideals, especially in his or her outreach to students.

The award was established by the Undergraduate Government of Boston College in memory of Mary Kaye Waldron, who died in the spring of her senior year in 1995 after battling cancer for five years. Students nominate an administrator or faculty member by writing a letter explaining why he or she should receive the honor. Letters may be dropped off at McElroy 120 or e-mailed to

The UGBC World Wide Web site contains more information on the award.

BC to host acclaimed Irish play Feb. 20

Playwright and actor Donal O'Kelly will perform, "Catalpa," his acclaimed one-man show about an obscure but heroic event in Irish history, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Using a minimum of stage props, evocative lighting and musical accompaniment, O'Kelly evokes an imaginative epic journey based on an 1875 rescue mission to rescue six Fenian prisoners in an Australian prison.

Tickets for the show, which is sponsored by the Irish Studies Program and the Irish American Cultural Institute, are available at the door or by calling (781)326-1977.

Alpha Sigma Nu deadline is March 1

Boston College authors interested in submitting entries for the 21st Alpha Sigma Nu book awards must do so by Thursday, March 1.

The competition, sponsored by the Jesuit honor society and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is open to any full or part-time faculty member or administrator at an American Jesuit college or university who has authored a book published between 1998 and 2000. A $1,000 prize will be given to the winner in each of these categories: professional studies, architecture, business, communication, education, engineering, foreign service and social work.

Application forms are available from academic deans or from Alpha Sigma Nu Moderator William McInnes, SJ, who can be reached at ext.2-8192 or


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