Schindler’s List speaker at Boston College Oct. 29

Boston College will be hosting Schindler’s List Holocaust Survivor Rena Finder

Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm

Murray Function Room in the Yawkey Center.

Rena’s presentation is a story of great courage, strength, and perseverance, and Boston College invites you to attend to hear her inspiring message.

More information about Rena Finder.

This lecture is being sponsored by the Emerging Leader Program, the Shaw Leadership Program, Boston College Hillel, and the Sankofa Leadership Program.

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New dorm construction for Boston College

Boston College proposed dorm

According to Boston Business Journal, Boston College has won approval to construct an new 245,000 square-foot dorm at 2150 Commonwealth Ave. The structure will include student housing, new athletic facilities and open space. Read the full story here.

Location of proposed construction of new dorm

Location of proposed construction of new dorm

BC Football update

The next big Football Weekend is September 27-28th.  This is Parent’s Weekend. On  Friday evening BC will be holding their Annual  “Pops on the Heights” Concert and on Saturday, the BC Eagles will be playing Florida State. The time is still TBD.

The following weekend, October 4-5th. BC will be hosting “Homecoming Weekend” with a Pep Rally & Fireworks on Shea Field (Boston licensing approval granted).  A 15 minute Fireworks display will be held at8:00 PM.

The required amount of Police details from Boston, Newton, State, MDC etc. will be present at both events.

BC has also set up a Community Hotline. Their phone number is  617-552-2443.

BC home game schedule for fall 2013

So far, there are 6 home games planned for the BC football team. They are:

Saturday, August 31 vs. Villanova at 12 noon
Friday, September 6 vs. Wake Forest at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28 vs. Florida State at TBD (Parent’s Weekend)
Saturday, October 5 vs. Army at TBD (Homecoming)
Saturday, November 2 vs. Virginia Tech at TBD
Saturday, November 16 vs. North Carolina State at TBD

BC Football Schedule for 2013

Believe it or not, BC football starts back up at the end of the month, with an August 31st game versus Villanova. The rest of this fall’s football schedule is pasted below. Visit the BC football website for more information.

8/31/13 vs. Villanova TV Chestnut Hill, Mass. 12:00 p.m. ET
09/06/13 vs. Wake Forest * TV Chestnut Hill, Mass. 8:00 p.m. ET
09/14/13 at USC Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
09/28/13 vs. Florida State * Chestnut Hill, Mass. TBA
10/05/13 vs. Army Chestnut Hill, Mass. TBA
10/12/13 at Clemson * Clemson, S.C. TBA
10/26/13 at North Carolina * Chapel Hill, N.C. TBA
11/02/13 vs. Virginia Tech * Chestnut Hill, Mass. TBA
11/09/13 at New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. TBA
11/16/13 vs. North Carolina State * Chestnut Hill, Mass. TBA
11/23/13 at Maryland * College Park, Md. TBA
11/30/13 at Syracuse * Syracuse, N.Y. TBA

Boston College Celebrations Continue

Attention BC neighbors, over the next week and particularly the weekend of June 1st, Boston College will be hosting various class reunion parties throughout campus.  Some receptions are outside under tents with music and others are in the various BC academic buildings.  There may be increased traffic in and around campus as BC Alumni come back to celebrate and reacquaint themselves with BC and old friends.