Libraries offering Quest workshops

University Libraries will hold workshops today and Oct. 25 to introduce Boston College employees to its new Quest system. The workshops will take place both days from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Gasson 9, and there will be an additional session from 1:15-2:15 p.m. on Oct. 25.

The new World Wide Web-based system, which greatly expands the libraries' search, information and notification capabilities, was installed this summer.

University to hold Bach Festival

The Boston College Bach Festival will take place from Oct. 22-30, featuring a lecture and several concerts highlighting the work of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The festival begins this Sunday, Oct. 22, with a performance of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I)" by renowned harpsichordist, organist and scholar Davitt Maroney at 3 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel.
A program of Bach cantatas, including "Gloria in Excelsis Deo," will take place on Monday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in Gasson 100. Boston College's resident string ensemble, the Hawthorne Quartet, will perform Bach's "Art of the Fugue" on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall.

Maroney will present "Why Bach Wanted His Sons to Go to College" as part of the Lowell Lecture Humanities Series on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 100. In addition, Maroney, Assoc. Prof. T. Frank Kennedy, SJ (Music), University Chorale Director John Finney, Peter Sykes and James David Christie will perform Bach harpsichord concertos on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 100.

HR diversity program series to resume

The Human Resources Department has announced its schedule for the 2000-01 academic year Diversity Awareness programs.

The introductory workshops will take place on Nov. 8, Dec. 7, Feb. 6 and April 5 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall. Those employees who have completed the introductory workshop may take part in the advanced workshops, which will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 25 (McElroy Conference Room); Nov. 28 (Boston Room, Lower Campus Dining Hall); March 6 (Boston Room, Lower Campus Dining Hall); and April 24 (McElroy Conference Room).

In addition, a series of three-hour diversity skill-building workshops are open to all University employees: "Understanding Privilege," Nov. 14, Boston Room, Lower Campus Dining Hall; "Creating and Working in a Diverse Workforce," Nov. 30, McGuinn Fifth Floor Lounge; and "Cross-Cultural Communication," March 15, McElroy Conference Room. All workshops begin a 9 a.m.

For more information, contact the Employee Development Office at ext.2-8532.

USA Today student nominations sought

USA Today is conducting its annual search for the nation's best and brightest students and Boston College faculty are encouraged to prompt students to apply.

Full-time undergraduates are eligible for the "2001 All-USA Academic Team." Winners will be selected on the basis of scholarly excellence, as well as their leadership roles on and off campus. Particular weight will be given to students' outstanding original academic or intellectual product, which they will be required to describe in an essay.

Nomination forms are available at the Office of Public Affairs, ext.2-3350. All entries must be postmarked by Thursday, Nov. 30.


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