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November 13, 2003  Volume 25, No. 12
Center for Quality to host online seminar on strategic planning
The Center for Quality will sponsor an online seminar, “Strategic Planning: Off the Shelf and Into Action” from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in the Computer Center’s Luminet Room.

The event will be presented by the American Council on Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education.

Opening remarks will be made by David Ward, president of ACE. Featured institutions include University of Wisconsin-Stout, University of Alabama, Belmont University, Rochester Community and Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To register or to receive information on the technical requirements for individual viewing, contact the Center for Quality at 777-6588 or e-mail

Writers Harvest uses artistic talent to raise money for food bank
Writers Harvest, an annual creative writing fundraising event for local food banks, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, November 14, in FA-Casadesus.

The event’s talent will include University faculty and students, who will read from their personal poetry and fiction. There will also be a surprise musical interlude. Donations of money and canned or boxed food will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served following the event.

Decker School of Nursing to hold November 15 open house
The Decker School of Nursing will hold an open house for prospective undergraduate and graduate students from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 15, in AA-B.

Students interested in pursuing bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing are encouraged to attend. Information sessions detailing undergraduate programs, admissions and financial aid will be held at 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. A session for graduate students will be held at 12:45 p.m.

Information on master’s programs in community health, family and gerontological nursing for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, educators and administrators will be provided, as well as information on concentrations in maternal/child nursing, rural nursing and home care. Graduate programs are available at the master’s and PhD levels, with the PhD program having a rural focus. In addition, there are post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate programs. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at 777-4954.

BU to host New York state water quality discussion
Mark Hoffer, general counsel of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, will discuss the quality of New York state water at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 13, in Science Library-206.

The presentation, titled “New York City Memorandum of Agreement: Forging a Partnership to Protect Water Quality,” is free and open to the public.

Hoffer has been as general counsel of the DEP since 1994, serving as chief legal officer and manager of the Bureau of Legal Affairs. During the two years of negotiations leading up to the 1997 New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement, he was a key member of the city’s negotiating team, which included attorneys and other professionals from the New York City mayor’s office, Department of Environmental Protection and the New York City Law Department. Hoffer’s presentation is sponsored by Environmental Studies.

For more information, contact Burrell Montz at 777-2615.

BU Foundation announces promotions, reorganization
The BU Foundation last week announced the promotions of three staff members to newly created positions, part of an ongoing reorganization aimed at preparing for future growth while recognizing and developing in-house talent.

Ellen Haley, former manager of network and administration systems, was promoted to director of alumni and development information systems.

Kathleen Lubert-Calkins was promoted from associate director to director of research and prospect management. Julia Quigley, former assistant director of annual giving, was promoted to assistant director of research and prospect management.

Administration Division sets record in Red Cross Blood Drive
A recent Division of Administration blood drive collected 81 pints a blood, surpassing the New York/Pennsylvania area’s American Red Cross record of 64 donations in one day. The event had two teams — physical facilities, business affairs and public safety competing against auxiliary services, computer service and general administration for the highest amount of donations. The winning team will be announced at a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, November 24, in UU-133. The division is planning a similar blood drive for February 13.


Dining hall closures have been announced for Thanksgiving break, which begins Wednesday, November 26. View closing times at

The Spring 2004 Course Guide is now available at featuring detailed descriptions of nearly 1,700 courses for the spring semester.

Photocopiers and print workstations in the Bartle and Science libraries and the Reserve Reading Room now accept the University-wide BUC$ card for copying. Campus members may activate their account or add value to their current account at a card dispenser in the Bartle Library. Value can be added to accounts at the Meal Plan Office. For more information, visit

The Division of Social Work and the School of Education & Human Development will hold an information session for prospective students interested in learning more about the MSW program from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in AB-229. For more information, call 777-5999.

There will be an information session at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 9, in PSPC to learn more about a Continuing Education and Outreach sponsored trip to Italy from March 24 to April 4. For more information, call Bill McClure at 777-6857.

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