Reflections for each Sunday in Advent, this year provided by Melinda Donovan STM '95, director of continuing education at the School of Theology and Ministry, can be found at the BC Alumni and Parents website
OID self-identification reminder
BC's Office of Institutional Diversity reminds all faculty and staff of the invitation to self-identify as a protected veteran and/or a person with a disability. Visit the self-service area within PeopleSoft to update your status, or you may complete the forms found at this site and forward to Judy.Ferres@bc.edu to ensure the information is kept confidential.
Career events during Winter Break
The BC Career Center will offer a number of opportunities in January for BC students to discover their interests, learn how to pursue lives and work of meaning, and search for jobs or internships. Learn more at the Career Center site Making the Most of Winter Break
Tech Alert: New e-mail scam
BC Information Technology Services warns of a new phishing scam targeting universities. It has the subject line 'German Lessons' and tries to trick the recipient into giving the criminal money. Remember, don’t respond to emails asking for personal information or credentials. Learn more about phishing at the BC IT site bc.edu/phishing
Seasonal flu information
The best protection against the flu virus is to get vaccinated via a flu shot, which is available through your primary health care provider, pharmacies at major drugstores, community clinics or BC Health Services. More Information
‘Themes from the Exercises’
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality and The Jesuit Collaborative will host a series of public events throughout the academic year titled Themes from the Exercises, which will provide an introduction for those new to the Ignatian tradition and serve as a follow-up for those who are already experienced. Details and registration information
Market research panelists sought
A Consumer Insights Panel in the Carroll School of Management is seeking students and staff to participate in research studies that revolve around everyday consumer decisions. Panelists will be compensated for their time as well as have the opportunity to acquire useful consumer knowledge in a fun environment, organizers say. Panels will be posted regularly; panelists may participate in as many studies as their availability permits. Sign up at https://bccsom.sona-systems.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Children's Center lottery for fall 2015
The BC Children’s Center preschool and extended day program is accepting applications for the lottery for openings in the fall of 2015. Children must be at least 2 years 9 months by Sept. 1, 2015 to be eligible. Interested parents please apply by December 10, 2014. Information on the lottery and an online application form can be found at this link
Not receiving BC UPDATE?
If you have converted to Google Mail and are no longer receiving BC UPDATE, it's possible that the e-newsletter is now appearing under your 'Promotions' tab. You can either read UPDATE under that tab from then on, use one of these options to return UPDATE to the 'Primary' email category, or consult your TC. (If you are a faculty or staff member who is not subscribed, but would like to begin receiving BC UPDATE, email email@example.com)
Help BC conserve energy!
In keeping with the ongoing 'Got Green?' energy conservation campaign, University administrators remind the BC community that there are many easy, cost-saving ways to cut campus energy consumption. Small changes add up! Tips