Community invited to "Breaking Barriers"

University administrators, faculty and staff are invited to join students at the 14th annual "Breaking the Barriers Ball" tomorrow, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m.-midnight in O'Connell House on Upper Campus.

Proceeds from the semi-formal event will go to the Carol DiMaiti Stuart Foundation, which provides scholarships to residents of Mission Hill who are attending colleges or vocational schools.

Entertainers at the ball include the BC bOp! Jazz Orchestra and student a capella and comedy groups. Tickets are not required, but a contribution to the scholarship fund will be accepted. For more information, call ext.5-5203.

Advent Mass series begins this Sunday

The Jesuit Community will commence its annual series of Advent sung Masses this Sunday, Dec. 3. Music Department Chairman Assoc. Prof. T. Frank Kennedy, SJ, will be the celebrant.

St. Mary's Chapel Prefect James O'Brien, SJ, will celebrate the Dec. 10 Mass, and Vice President for University Mission and Ministry Joseph Appleyard, SJ, will be the celebrant on Dec. 17.

All Masses will begin at 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel.

First Calderwood Chair lecture Dec. 6

Norma Jean Calderwood University Professors of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom will present a lecture, "Epic Images: The Art of the Persian Book Revisited," on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Library Thompson Room.

This will be the inaugural University lecture for Blair and Bloom, who were appointed this past summer as the first holders of the Calderwood Chair. The husband-and-wife team are both distinguished scholars and authors who between them have taught at universities and colleges in the US, Switzerland, Germany and Iran.

For more information, call ext.2-4295.

Students sponsor drive for homeless

Students from the Carroll School of Management are holding a clothing drive until Dec. 22 to help support the Friends of Boston Homeless, which provides food and clothing to more than 1,000 of Boston's homeless men and women three times a week.

Those wishing to contribute may leave clothing items in boxes located in the Fulton Hall Graduate Student Lounge.

Emergency closings and early dismissals

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has issued a reminder concerning the University's policy for work cancellation, delayed openings and early dismissal due to inclement weather or other emergencies.

Employees should tune to WBZ-TV News Channel 4, WCVB-TV Channel 5 Eye Opener News or WBZ News Radio 1030 AM between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. for announcements of cancellations, delays or closings. Employees also may dial (617)552-INFO or check the InfoEagle Web page for information. An announcement canceling classes does not mean there is a cancellation of work, but will specifically mention that Boston College is "closed" when employees are not expected to report.

When work is canceled, some essential activities in certain offices may need to be maintained. It is expected that some arrangement for coverage or standby will be made between the office administrator and staff. If an employee is required to work on such a day, compensatory time off will be provided and will be scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient to the department and the employee.

The decision on early dismissal of employees because of weather conditions will be announced by the Department of Human Resources. Unless otherwise notified, all staff are expected to remain at work until closing.


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