Artists in action. The 9th Annual Arts Festival will showcase the diversity of student and faculty talent across campus. This year's Arts Council Alumni Award goes to Paul Daigneault ’87, the director of Boston's SpeakEasy Stage Company. More
Anniversary for the Arts. On the last weekend in April, alumni from BC bOp!, a student jazz ensemble, and Robsham Theater will gather to celebrate their respective 20th and 25th anniversaries. The celebration will occur in conjunction with the annual Arts Festival on campus. More
Clough Colloquium Address.
Nomination Deadline Extended. Nominations for the 2007 Alumni Awards of Excellence are now due April 16. Each year, the Alumni Association honors 10 alumni who embody the University's motto Ever to Excel. To make a nomination, visit the Website.
Paul LaMarche ’75 has been named vice provost for space programming and planning at Princeton University. More
Annupam Mittal MBA’97 is expanding the reach of his matchmaking Website, shaadi.com, already the largest in India. More
Alexis Silver MSW’89 is the new human services coordinator for Framingham, Massachusetts. More
By Professor Jim O'Reilly ’69
Being shot out of a bomber by German flak cannons was a harsh way to first visit the continent of Europe, but the late Professor Bill Daly, medieval historian and caring mentor, spent much of the rest of his life bringing the beauty of European history to life for his BC students. Prof. Daly combined a reflective listening mode with an ability to ask the right question at the right time. Charlemagne came through the pages when Daly lectured, and Irish monks awoke from sleepy scribing to save civilization. Questions followed by insightful critiques made us think more deeply and grow in our eager pursuit of knowledge.
Prof. Daly once told me that a paper of mine that received an A-plus from another history faculty member was instead an indicator that my historical methods would never survive as a history teacher. As a suggestion, he proposed law school, and the alternative worked well: I have taught law students for 26 years. I cherish memories of the evening when I flew back to Boston to present Prof. Daly a copy of my 12th book, which I had dedicated to him. Prof. Daly lives on in my daily prayers as a person whose depth and caring touched souls, not just the minds of those who ventured into his ancient realms.
During the Lenten month of March, Boston College alumni chapters across the country celebrated Masses that witnessed a groundswell of alumni support.
On March 4, University President William P. Leahy, SJ, was the celebrant and Vice President William B. Neenan, SJ, the homilist at a Mass in Naples, Florida, to which nearly 300 alumni came. The Mass, held at the Strand Country Club, was followed by a brunch for alumni, friends, and family.
On March 25, the Los Angeles Chapter and Robert Winston ’60 hosted a Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The service drew about 200 alumni attendees and was followed by a reception at St. Robert's Auditorium.
The preceding Sunday, a Mass at the chapel at St. Thomas Seminary and Archdiocesan Center in Hartford, Connecticut, also had a great turnout. Bishop Daniel Anthony Hart ’56 was the celebrant, and Kerry Cronin ’87, director of BC's Lonergan Center, spoke at the reception following.
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Join your fellow alumni around the country for the second annual National Day of Service on April 21, 2007. The event promises to be a memorable grassroots gathering of BC alumni working through their local chapters in communities nationwide. Contact the local BC alumni chapter nearest you, or call the Alumni Association office for details at 617-552-4700.
In this issue
Boston College News
BusinessWeek places the Carroll School of Management #14 in its annual survey of US undergraduate business schools. The ranking marks a rise of nine places for BC from last year.
Leadership for Change, a program of the Carroll School, brings together business leaders in the community for monthly workshops and learning modules.
Ireland Chapter Launched. The Ireland Chapter of the BC Alumni Association will host its first event on April 29 at the BC-Ireland house in Dublin. More
The BC Alumni Travel Program is offering many international trips this year, including a weeklong excursion to Ireland in September to golf on some of the world's best courses and enjoy the spectacular scenery. A month later, alumni can travel to Turkey and the islands of ancient Greece.
A Campus Calendar
Black Family Weekend & Alumni Reception, featuring a spring concert by the Voices of Imani Gospel Choir followed by a complimentary reception. Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15. To register, contact Eva Maynard.
Lectures and Discussions
The Chambers Lecture Series presents Nathanial Flick, author of New York Times bestseller One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Corps Officer. Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center.
The Hawthorne String Quartet, with guest clarinetist Thomas Martin of the BSO, will perform works by Mozart, Krasa, Martinu, and Rivera. Artist Jim Schantz will respond to the Krasa quartet by painting an abstract panel as the work is being performed. Wednesday, April 11, 8 p.m. Gasson 100.
Boston College Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, John Finney, conductor. Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. Gasson 100.
The Pirates of Penzance, stage director Howard C. Enoch and musical director Steven Bergman. Wednesday, April 25 to Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. Robsham Theater. Admission: $15; $10 for students and senior citizens.
Spiritual Renewal Online
The Institute of Religious Education & Pastoral Ministry (IREPM) will offer workshops and lectures on campus through the spring. On April 18 in Gasson Hall, Colleen Griffith will offer her reflections on contemporary Catholicism. More info
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