Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 25

The Center for International Studies will hold a Study Abroad Fair on Monday, Sept. 25, from 6-9 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Information on more than 65 summer, semester, and academic year programs will be available at the event. Also on hand will be CIS staff, as well as international visitors and exchange students and former study abroad program participants.

For more information, call the center at ext.2-3827.

Bluhm Lecture to be held Sept. 28

A new lecture series in European literature established in memory of German Studies Department founder Heinz Bluhm debuts with a talk by Annabel Patterson, the Karl Young Professor of English at Yale University, on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin 101.

Patterson will present "More and Melanchthon: Faces of Principle in Early Modern Europe." She is the author of several books, including Early Modern Liberalism and Shakespeare and the Popular Voice, and is a former faculty member at Duke University, the University of Maryland and York University in Toronto.

The series commemorates the legacy of Bluhm, who in 1968 founded the Germanic Studies Department - later German Studies - and served as its first chairman. Bluhm, who died in 1993, was known for his project "Index Verborum," a reference guide to the essential words in Martin Luther's writings from 1516 through 1525.

"Experiencing God" resumes Oct. 3

The popular Jesuit Community of Boston College discussion program "Experiencing God," which invites people to reflect on God's presence in their lives, will begin its sixth year on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

"Experiencing God" features speakers representing a variety of religious traditions and experiences. The presenters encourage others to consider their own perspectives of and experiences with God and enter into conversation. All discussions take place at 7 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel.

Former Alumni Association Executive Director John Wissler and his wife Jeanne will be the speakers at the Oct. 3 event. Other presenters for this year's series will be: Boston attorney Gary Buseck, '72, MEd '74, JD '80, (Oct. 17); Auxiliary Bishop of Boston John Boles (Oct. 31); Urban Catholic Teacher Corps Director Madeleine Gervais (Nov. 14); Director of Marketing Communications Ben Birnbaum (Feb. 6); Director of Campus Ministry James Erps, SJ (Feb. 20); Protas Opondo SJ, of Kenya (March 13). Prof. Mary Walsh (LSOE) will conclude the series on March 27.

Monthly visits to Campion Center

Boston College faculty and staff who would like to bring cheer and conversation to elderly Jesuit priests and brothers at the Campion Center in Weston are invited to participate in a program of monthly visits to the retirement home.

The visits, which are sponsored by the Senior Faculty Forum and led by Rev. William McInnes, SJ, will take place on Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Volunteers leave from St. Mary's Hall at 2 p.m. and return at 4 p.m.

A separate series of visits by students is being planned by the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society on campus, according to Fr. McInnes, the chapter's moderator.

For more information, contact Fr. McInnes at ext.2-1892.

Parents Weekend begins tomorrow

The annual Parents Weekend will begin tomorrow, with a slate of events including the traditional Friday night "Pops on the Heights" concert and Saturday's football home opener against Navy in Alumni Stadium.

There will also be a special liturgy on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. in O'Neill Plaza. In case of rain, the liturgy will be held in Conte Forum.


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