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(April 6, 2000, Gazette)

Simplify e-mail addressing

Remembering your e-mail address is now a lot easier for many users at Memorial. Computing and Communications has enhanced its central e-mail service in response to requests for simpler e-mail addressing.

Effective immediately, all e-mail addresses of the form or may instead be addressed to

E-mail addressed to will continue to be delivered. Therefore C&C account holders need not update their address books if they do not wish to do so. The change affects only @plato.ucs and @morgan.ucs e-mail addresses.

To learn more about this change, see

Senate considers academic reviews

At its regular meeting on March 14, Senate received a report from the academic planning committee outlining the proposed procedures for periodic academic reviews of units and programs. Michael Coyne, head of the drafting committee, briefed the Senate on the objectives of the reviews and the content of the document. After analyzing the review processes of 25 universities throughout North America, the committee has prepared a general and flexible report to ensure that the process can be applied to the different programs and units of the university.

The report recommends that the reviews take place at seven-year intervals. It has been over 30 years since the university has systematically reviewed its programs and services.

Taking into consideration comments and concerns expressed during the Senate meeting, the drafting committee will continue to review and make revisions to the document. The proposed procedures will return next to Senate for final determination.

Volunteer awards

Memorial’s Student Volunteer Bureau held its 14th annual MUN Volunteer Day and awards ceremony March 28 at Hatcher House.

The Glenn Roy Blundon Award was presented to Emir Andrews, Psychology. The award is given to an individual or group who has promoted equality and accessibility for Memorial students with disabilities.

Barnes House was named Volunteer Residence of the Year for its support of Iris Kirby House. The Volunteer Society/Club of the Year is the Women’s Resource Centre. Faculty/Staff Volunteer of the Year is Linda White, History. The David Kirkland Leadership Award was presented to Veronica Moore of Grenfell College and Andrea Budgell, St. John’s Campus. The Student Volunteer of the Year Award went to Darcie Dohnal.

President Dr. Axel Meisen attended the awards ceremony. He called volunteers the heart of the community.

“Without them, our society would be infinitely less humane than it is,” he said.