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R.A.D self-defense course begins 4/21

Boston College Police will host the last RAD (self-defense for women) course for faculty and staff this semester on April 21, 23, 28, 30 in McElroy conference room (237B) from 7-10 p.m. You must attend all the class dates to complete the program. To register: e-mail (Note: the course schedule for April 11,12,18,19 is cancelled.)

BC's LinkedIn 'Career Community'

Boston College students can get advice directly from BC alumni on the social media platform LinkedIn. Learn more | Join

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​​ to ensure the information is kept confidential.

‘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 or email for more details.

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

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

2150 Comm. Ave. Residence Hall Project

Read construction updates for the 2150 Commonwealth Avenue Residence Hall Project here.

'Future of Christianity' 1/21-23

The Future of Christianity between Faith and Dialogue: A Symposium on the Thought of Stanislas Breton,' organized by Boston College and the Institut Catholique de Paris, will take place on campus Jan. 21-23.