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(March 9, 2000, Gazette)

Manning Award for Tuck

Dr. Jim Tuck, ISER/Anthropology, has been awarded a Manning Award for 1999 by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Tuck is best known for his work at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland.

The Manning Awards for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places, presented March 7 in St. John’s, were instituted in 1993 to honour the late Bill Manning of Torbay, former area superintendent for National Historic Parks in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Volunteer awards

On March 28, Memorial’s Student Volunteer Bureau will host a Student Volunteer Day ceremony, during which the ninth annual Glenn Roy Blundon Award will be presented. The ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Hatcher Dining Hall.

The award is given to an individual or group who has promoted equality and accessibility for Memorial students with disabilities. Last year’s recipient was Rose Barrett, supervisor of exams, School of Continuing Education. Individuals are invited to nominate an individual or group by March 17.

The award is named for a former Memorial student and resident of Bay de Verde who died in 1984, and who is remembered for his leadership and commitment to equality and accessibility issues. The campus facility named for him, the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre, Department of Student Development, co-ordinates services for students with disabilities.

Nomination forms are available from the Blundon Centre, Room 4007, University Centre. Return nomination forms to the Selection Committee, Glenn Roy Blundon Award, c/o the Office of the Acting Director of Student Development, Room 4006, University Centre. For further details, telephone the Blundon Centre at 737-2156: Voice & TTY (Telecommunication device for people who are deaf).

Pool congestion trying computing

Despite the reduction in the individual daily allotment from 45 to 35 minutes, congestion of MUN’s modem pool over the past two months continues to cause some busy signals during the afternoon and evening.

C&C staff have been investigating all possible means to either reduce demand or increase resources in an effort to improve service during this winter term. Increasing the size of the modem pool was not considered to be a viable option based on the time required to tender, purchase, install, and configure the new equipment. The other options considered were to decrease time allotments or reduce the number of modem hours that could be purchased.

Gordon Genge, manager of Client Support Services, said since these measures would cause more problems for clients than the current congestion, C&C decided to concentrate its efforts to keep all 192 current modems functioning and deal with any problems in a prompt manner. The long-term viability of the modem pool will be discussed in the spring.

However, C&C is asking that users limit their use of the modem pool to university-related activities in order to minimize inconvenience to other users. In keeping with the Appropriate Use of Computing Facilities policy, please refrain from personal use of the modem pool from noon to 1 a.m. C&C is not pursuing the implementation of any further restraints on usage of the modem pool at this time.

“It is incumbent on all users to act responsibly with the interests of the university community in mind,” said Mr. Genge. “Your cooperation will help fellow students, faculty, and staff complete assignments, conduct research, and carry on the business of the institution.”

CIAU women’s volleyball championships

The Memorial Sea-Hawks participated in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union’s women’s volleyball championships at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. MUN was defeated in opening round action on Thursday by the host team 3-0. The second seeded Bisons won by scores of 25-10, 25-6 and 25-17 sending the seventh ranked Sea-Hawks to the consolation semi-final.

Susan Penney was named MUN’s player of the game collecting 8 kills and 7 digs. Memorial faced third seed Laval in the semis, dropping all three games by scores of 25-17, 25-14 and 25-9. CIAU All-Canadian Susan Mosher had a strong game recording 10 kills and 13 digs for the Sea-Hawks while Susan Penney was awarded player of the game honors for the second consecutive game.

Canada-Taiwan scholarship program

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has launched the 2000-2001 Canada-Taiwan (Republic of China) Scholarship Program. Canadian citizens currently enrolled as full-time students at Canadian universities, or enrolled within the past three years, are eligible. Must not be currently receiving, or be a past recipient of, a scholarship offered by the government of the Republic of China. The value of the scholarship is tuition and a monthly allowance for 12 months. The program starts in August 2000. Application Deadline: April 3, 2000, (postmarked). Further information available at the International Centre, 4th Floor, Spencer Hall. Contact person – Colleen Clarke, 737-4053, or by email