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March 18, 2004  Volume 25, No. 24
Nominations accepted for 2004 Boyd Community Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Michael V. Boyd Community Awards, which are presented to an undergraduate student and student organization whose leadership has fostered and promoted an understanding and appreciation of a diverse and inclusive university community.

Recipients will be recognized at the XCELsior Awards Program/Dinner Thursday, April 29.

Nomination/Application forms can be downloaded from the EOP website at Forms are also available in the Educational Opportunity Program Office (SW-233) and the EOP Tutorial Center (LN-2445). Deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. Monday, March 29.

Nonprofit expert to address Harpur Forum
Thomas Wolf, author of Managing a Nonprofit Organization in the 21st Century and Presenting Performances in the 21st Century, will address the Harpur Forum Friday, March 19, at the Binghamton Regency in downtown Binghamton. His lecture, “Spinning Gold from Straw: How to Succeed in Tough Times,” will begin at 8 a.m.

Wolf’s presentation is part of the 18th annual First Night International Conference, titled “Tools for Survival.” With a career spanning over four decades in the fields of philanthropy, education and the arts, Wolf established the Cambridge office of Wolf, Keens & Company in 1983 after serving as the founding director of the New England Foundation for the Arts for seven years.

His clients have included 10 of the 50 largest foundations in the United States, the National Endowment for the Arts, the British Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center. Wolf has consulted directly with leaders of Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas on plans to create a vibrant cultural life for their communities. He earned his doctorate in education from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard and Boston universities. He is a professional flutist who continues to perform and is listed in the International Who’s Who of Music.

Limited seating is available on a first come, first-served basis at a cost of $10 for faculty and staff and $5 for students. Call Elena Backlund at 777-4390 for reservations.

Decker to hold open house for prospective students
The Decker School of Nursing will hold an open house for prospective undergraduate and graduate students from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in AB-B. Students interested in pursuing bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing are encouraged to attend.

Campus tours will begin at 11 a.m. and information sessions describing undergraduate programs, admissions and financial aid will be held at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call the Student Services Office at 777-4954 or email

Learn what do with your major at CDC program March 23
The Career Development Center, in conjunction with the Alumni and Parent Relations Office, the Foreign Language Honor Society and Discovery Assistants, will host “What Can I Do With a Major in ” from 6-9 p.m. March 23, in UU-133.

The program, which is designed for liberal arts and humanities majors, will begin with a panel of local alumni who were liberal arts and/or humanities majors speaking briefly about their studies while at BU, what they are doing now and a quick version of their career path.

The panel will then break into roundtable sessions to allow students to have more intimate discussions with the alumni. Faculty are asked to encourage students to attend. For more information, visit

Spring fashion focus of women business owners roundtable
Spring fashion and accessories will be showcased at the Small Business Development Center’s Women Business Owners Roundtable discussion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, March 26, at the Binghamton Regency on Water Street in downtown Binghamton.

Jeannie Rouse, representing JR Embroidery, and Susan Finn, from Finished Seams, will preview their innovative fashions and home accessories. Cost is $7, payable at the door and including a continental breakfast. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards, brochures and product samples to share. Advance registration is required. Call the SBDC at 777-4024 to register.

Ancient Pompeii to be focus of Romano Lecture
Barbara Kellum, professor of art history at Smith College and scholar in the visual culture of the ancient Roman world, will deliver the Mario and Antoinette Romano Lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the President’s Reception Room. A reception will follow her lecture, “The Stuff of Which Dreams are Made: The Phantasmagoric Imagery of the House of Vettii, Pompeii.”

A recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship, Kellum’s field of expertise is the visual culture of the ancient Roman world and her publications focus on topics ranging from imperial building complexes to the shop signs and graffiti of Pompeii. For reservations, call 777-4941 or email lpotter@

Sports nutritionist to discuss fitness, managing weight
Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark will discuss “Nutrition and Fitness: Fueling for Life” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the Osterhout Concert Theater, as part of the Eating Awareness Committee’s celebration of Health and Wellness Month.

Clark specializes in nutrition for exercise and wellness and the nutritional management of eating disorders. She is director of nutrition services at SportsMedicine Associates, one of the largest athletic injury clinics in the Boston area.

Clark completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston, a dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a graduate degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology from Boston University. The program, sponsored by Sodexho Campus Services, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 777-2716.



University employees are needed for ushering during Commencement ceremonies, which will be held in the new Events Center May 15 and May 16. Training and a small token of appreciation will be provided. For more information, visit email Tammy Behonick at

The following promotion has been announced: Heather Cower, SG-6 laborer in Physical Facilities.

Scientific misconduct will be the topic of a Friday, March 19 talk by Lew Burkley of the Office of the Inspector General at the National Science Foundation. Burkley’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas and Research Misconduct,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in S1-162. It is sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies.

The Art Museum, in partnership with local schools, will present its first “School Exhibition 2004 — Based on the Art in a Suitcase Program” until Saturday, March 27.

The Decker School of Nursing and the Helen Howland Foundation will present a BUPet.Net dog-training program Thursday evenings from March 18 until April 1. Cost is $10 and includes an AKC Canine Good Citizens (CGC) certification. For more information on the certification, visit For more information or to register, e-mail
Physical Facilities is seeking input from the campus concerning the rescheduling of a possible electrical shutdown from Saturday, May 22 to Sunday, May 23. The shutdown would occur from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact project coordinator Joe Batchelder with any issues regarding the date change at or 777-2513.

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