out & about


(June 5, 1997, Gazette)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, June 5

Last day for graduate students to drop intersession courses without academic prejudice.

Final date for undergrads in their first semester to drop intersession courses without academic prejudice.

Public walking tour - Tour the exhibition Precious Metals with guest curator Don Beaubier at 8 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL), St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Defying the Censor - The Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is hosting this public discussion titled Defying the Censor: How Journalists in Repressive Regimes get the News Out. International journalists to be featured are: Kin-Ming Liu of Hong Kong, Dapo Olorunyomi of Nigeria, Marco Zileri of Peru, plus Wayne Sharpe of the Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists. Admission is free to CAJ members; donations also accepted. All are welcome to attend. The discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. at the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. This event is being presented jointly by the CAJ and the North-South Institute, an independent Canadian research institute with a focus on international development. For more information contact Karen Shewbridge at 737-8571 or kshewbri@morgan.ucs.mun.ca

Friday, June 6

Sneaker Day - The Campus Awareness Committee says it's time to get active! Join your colleagues from 1-2 p.m. for a walk, run or wheel around Canada Games Park. Wellness information booths will be set up on campus to provide health information, and there are prizes to be won! For details, contact the Wellness Education office at 737-2659.

Saturday, June 7

Garden and nature session - If you're interested in cultivated display gardens and the natural environment generally, then the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the place to be. Bring your lunch and join guest speaker Ken Proudfoot for an informal presentation titled Heathers of the Garden. Meet at the Field Centre, Mount Scio Road, at 1 p.m. (rain or shine).

The Cabot Scuff - The Canadian Political Science Association, sponsored by NewTel Communications, is hosting a Newfoundland dance for Learneds delegates, staff and students at 8:30 p.m. in the Breezeway, Centre. All are welcome. Featured performers are The Punters, Kelly Russell and The Pigeon Inlet Dancers, and Amy House. Tickets are $8 at the door; proceeds will go to a travel fund for grad students.

Sunday, June 8

Cross Border Regionalism - The Canadian Political Science Association, sponsored by NewTel, is hosting a panel discussion featuring Stephen Tomblin, Memorial University (chair); Clyde Wells, former Newfoundland premier; Ken Curtis, former governor of Maine and U.S. ambassador to Canada; Earl Fry of Brigham Young University; Denis Stairs of Dalhousie University; and John Hoy, president of the New England Board of Higher Education. Participants will discuss the problems and challenges associated with continentalism and regional integration in North America. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room SN-2109, Science Building. All are welcome.

Curator's talk - Cliff Eyland will discuss the AGNL exhibition Re-thinking the Rural at 8 p.m. in the gallery, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. This presentation is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the University and College Art Gallery Association of Canada.

Monday, June 9

Last day for undergraduate students to drop (14-week) spring semester courses and receive a 25 per cent refund of tuition fees. No tuition fees will be refunded for 14-week spring semester courses dropped after this date.

Tuesday, June 10

Alumni luncheon - The School of Social Work invites alumni to attend an informal luncheon in celebration of the school's 25th anniversary. The luncheon is being held from noon-1 p.m. in the School of Social Work, Room J-3008, St. John's College. There is no charge, but please call the school (737-8165) if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, June 11

Social Work's Gala Evening - To mark its 25th anniversary, the School of Social Work has planned a Gala Evening at Hotel Newfoundland at 7 p.m. The evening will feature a traditional Newfoundland buffet, and entertainment by Folk of the Sea, with dancing, story-telling and singing by men and women of rural Newfoundland. This gala is open to alumni of Memorial's School of Social Work, plus attendees at the Chair in Child Protection Symposium and delegates attending the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work meetings at the Learneds. The cost is $45 per person; please notify the School of Social Work (737-8165) if you plan to attend.

Thursday, June 12

Regular meeting of the Board of Regents.

Discovery? A multidisciplinary round table discussion, chaired by Dr. Robert Paine. 2 p.m. A-1043.

Sunday, June 15

Public walking tour - Tour the exhibition Precious Metals with guest curator Don Beaubier at 3 p.m. at the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Monday, June 16

Last day for undergraduate students beyond first semester to drop 14-week spring semester courses without academic prejudice.

Friday, June 20

Intersession lectures begin.

SHOWS

Bettina Russell Film Festival - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The School of Social Work presents the Bettina Russell Film Festival, June 11, 13 and 14 (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). The festival runs each day from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Chemistry-Physics Building (Room C-3033). Bring your lunch and enjoy! The festival will also be held during the evening of Friday, June 13, from 7-10:30 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building. Call 737-8165 for details.

Routes - Memorial's Archaeology Unit and the Centre for Material Culture Studies announces the opening of the exhibition Routes: Exploring the British Origins of Newfoundland Outport Furniture, in the Great Hall, Queen's College, St. John's. This travelling show originates from the Newfoundland Museum. It features a wide range of regional furniture from Newfoundland, England and Ireland. Routes was curated by Walter Peddle, the Newfoundland Museum's curator of material history, and a research associate at the Centre for Material Studies; and by Dr. Bernard D. Cotton, visiting professor of furniture from Buckinghamshire College in High Wycombe, England. Routes is open daily to the public, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. until further notice. For details call 737-8366.

Out from Here - This award-winning, epic play from Dr. Clar Doyle, Education, opened at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John's, June 4 and runs every night up to and including Saturday, June 7. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. on this historical drama, set in Newfoundland and Ireland. Purchase tickets at the door - $5 for students and seniors, $8 general admission. Out from Here is a production of the Beothuck Street Players.

Following Cabot - This exhibition, curated by Colleen O'Neill and organized by the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) Art Gallery in Corner Brook, features folk paintings by Percy Pieroway. It's at the SWGC, Fine Arts Building, until June 29.

Precious Metals - Historic Silver from Newfoundland Churches - Visit the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until Sept. 28 to view historically important liturgical objects from parishes across the province. The AGNL has gathered nearly 60 communion cups, plates, monstrances, croziers and other silver pieces - dating from the mid-17th to the early 20th century, which reveal an evolution of decorative art styles. Curated by guest curator Don Beaubier and his associate, Cle Newhook.

Shaped by the Sea - This ongoing exhibition of Newfoundland and Labrador art in the Permanent Collection reveals images drawn from the fishery, the landscape and coastal environment, outports, stories and the people of this "rock within the sea." Artists featured include Christopher Pratt, Don Wright and Heidi Oberheide.

Re-thinking the Rural in Contemporary Newfoundland Art - This exhibition, which runs until Aug. 24 at the AGNL, is guest curated by Cliff Eyland. He turns the spotlight on 10 artists working in this province: David Morrish, Marlene MacCallum, Les Sasaki and Beatty Popescu (all of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College), Scott Goudie, Mannie Buchheit, Sharon Puddester, Suzanne Swannie, Pam Hall (currently artist-in-residence in the Faculty of Medicine) and Marlene Creates.