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(September 21, 2000, Gazette)

 

The School of Music presents a workshop/demonstration by Lakshmi Ranganathan, a South Indian veena player, Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Music Building, room MU-1032, from 1-2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, Sept. 21
Lecture
– The Faculty of Education is sponsoring a lecture titled Education, Culture and Identity: Icelandic and Newfoundland Perspectives. This interactive lecture/seminar will include the showing of the video Learning From Each Other which provides an overview of education in rural schools in this province and in Iceland. The video will be followed by brief presentations by Dr. Jean Brown, Faculty of Education, and Dr. Sigurjon Myrdal, associate professor, Iceland University of Education in Reykjavik. Taking place in the Education Building, room E-1014, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Film societyJoe Gould’s Secret (US 2000 - 104 mins.) Directed by Stanley Tucci. Rated R. Starring Ian Holm and Stanley Tucci. The film that opened Sundance. All films run in Empire Studio 12, Avalon Mall, Thursday night at 7 p.m. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

Saturday, Sept. 23
Music workshop
– The School of Music presents a workshop/demonstration by Lakshmi Ranganathan, a South Indian veena player, in the Music Building, room MU-1032, from 1-2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

Monday, Sept. 25
Lecture
– Dr. Elizabeth Miller, English, will be giving an illustrated lecture titled Dracula: Fact and Fiction, at the Arts and Culture Centre (first Floor, Irwin’s Court) at 8 p.m. This event is being held in conjunction with the upcoming performances of Dracula by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
AGM
– The annual general meeting of the Campus Food Bank will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Corte Real, room CR-2000. Everyone is welcome.

Lecture – The MUN Alumni Association is sponsoring a new lecture series that will share with alumni and the general public the latest ideas and works being generated within the university. The first speaker in the series is Dr. Wilf Nicholls, director fo the Botanical Garden. The lecture goes ahead at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook in room AS-375 at 8 p.m. The talk is co-sponsored by the local branch of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Lecture
– The Women’s Studies program speakers’ series begins the fall semester with Stephanie Wiesbart Bellini, a master of women’s studies candidate, with a talk titled The Kitchen Table Talks: Italian Immigrant Domestic Workers in Toronto’s Post-war Years, at 12 p.m. in the Science Building, room S-4087. All events are open to the public.

Auditions – Auditions for the annual fall production, directed by Dr. Denyse Lynde, will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building. No experience necessary. All welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Seminar
– A biochemistry seminar is being held at 1 p.m. in room S-4015 in the Science Building. Speaking today is Dr. Faye Murrin, Biology.

Auditions – Auditions for the annual fall production, directed by Dr. Denyse Lynde, will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building. No experience necessary. All welcome.

Free lecture – The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a free public lecture by Dr. Christopher Sharpe, Geography, titled Mr. Dunfield’s Folly: The Development of the Churchill Park Garden Suburb in St. John’s. It takes place at Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute on Ridge Road at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome, free parking, and refreshments to follow.

Film societyNot One Less/yi Ge Dou Bu Neng Shao (China 2000 — 106 mins.) Directed by Yimou Zhang. Popular and brilliant. All films run in Empire Studio 12, Avalon Mall, Thursday night at 7 p.m. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

Lecture – At 7 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the Arts and Culture Centre, Nova Scotia artist Nancy Edell will speak about her work and current exhibition, Bricàbra, which feature pieces that combine traditional rug hooking techniques with painting and collage to create dreamscapes populated by zoological, devotional and carnival figures.

Concert – Debut Plus concert series gets underway with violinist James Ehnes and playwright Norm Foster at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, at 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 29
Lecture
– The Corner Brook Humanities Association Presents: Dracula: Fact and Fiction, at 7 p.m. at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, room AS-328. In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Elizabeth Miller will trace the story of Dracula from the distant mountains of Transylvania to the stage of the Arts and Culture Centre (the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform Dracula at the Arts and Culture Centre on Sept. 30.) Dr. Miller will also give a pre-show “chat” prior to the ballet.

Saturday, Sept. 30
Midnight movie
– The Memorial University Shooting Club, in conjunction with Weeks of Welcome, presents a midnight movie, Mission Impossible 2, at Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in the shooting club, room PE-1002, in the Phys Ed Building.

Monday, Oct. 2
Dracula chat
– The Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform their highly acclaimed Dracula at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Department of English, accompanied by one of the dancers, will conduct the pre-show audience chats at 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Dracula chat
– The Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform their highly acclaimed Dracula at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Department of English, accompanied by one of the dancers, will conduct the pre-show audience chats at 7:15 p.m.

Lecture – Time for the Making, a lecture series sponsored by the Memorial University Catholic Community, returns this semester. Dr. Maureen Dunne presents a lecture titled Learning to Live a New Story: A Personal Narrative Interpretation of Educational Reform, at 8 p.m. in the Arts and Administration Building, room A-1043.

Thursday, Oct. 5
Seminar
– A biochemistry seminar is being held at 1 p.m. in room
S-4015 in the Science Building. Speaking today is Dr. Steven Carr, Biology.

Lecture – The Women’s Studies program speakers’ series presents Judy Rebick, former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and host of national CBC Newsworld program Straight From the Hip, with a talk titled Where is Feminism in Canada Today, at 2 p.m. in the Science Building, room S-4087. All events are open to the public.

Film societyChuck & Buck (USA 2000 - 95 mins.) Directed by Miguel Arteta. Do not miss this! All films run in Empire Studio 12, Avalon Mall, Thursday night at 7 p.m. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

Free swim – The Aquarena is offering a free swim for faculty, staff and their families from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Children under eight must be accompanied in the water by a responsible supervisor 15 years old or older. The Aquarena asks that swimmers bring a non-perishable food item as a donations to the Campus Food Bank. There are 300 tickets available on a first come-first served basis. Call Elaine Harvey at the Aquarena 737-3786 to reserve yours.

Concert – Pianist Kristina Szutor launches Bookends in Time, her new CD of listener-friendly music from the beginning and the end of the 20th century in a faculty concert at the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7
Potato Festival
– The Botanical Garden’s annual Potato Festival goes ahead today on Mount Scio Road.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

MUN Judo invites students and all members of the university community to try the sport of judo. Beginners receive a discount on fees. Training is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. in room G-2001 in the Phys. Ed. building. We also have a great children’s program. All are welcome.

An exhibition by two artists is on display at the Music Resource Centre in the School of Music, room MU-2026. Newfoundland Landscape by Audrey Cole, retired employee of QE II Library, and Landscape by Joanne Cole, an employee of QE II Library, can be seen at the MRC until the middle of November. A major idea of this art project is to present diverse works by artists on MUN campus; faculty, employees and students. If anyone is interested, please contact Gina at 737-4471 or e-mail her at waclawek@ mun.ca

MUN Aikikai, Memorial’s Aikido Club, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday’s from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Combat Room of the Phys Ed Building, G-2001. Beginners welcome at any time. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ucs.mun.ca/~aikido or phone 737-8506.

Nancy Edell: Bricàbra, an exhibition by Nova Scotia artist Nancy Edell, combining traditional rug hooking techniques with carving on plywood, painting, drawing and collage, runs at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the Arts and Culture Centre on Allandale Road, until Oct. 15. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and admission is free.

The Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road, invites the public to the Soil Conservation Council of Canada’s travelling conservation exhibition titled For the Love of the Land. This collection of 14 pieces is available for viewing until Sept. 25. Admission is free. For more information, call 737-8590.

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road, will display an exhibition of works, dating from the 17th to 20th centuries, by some of the greatest masters of ornithological art. Rare Birds: Treasures of the Blacker-Wood Library will run until Nov. 5. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and admission is free.

Roving Through Pippy Park Past, a heritage exhibition, will be on display at the Great Hall, Queen’s College until Sept. 29. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Every Sunday is family fun day at the Botanical Garden. Nature hikes, puppet shows, face painting, arts and crafts, and garden tours are just some of the activities offered each week. Look for hidden creatures on the Discovery Trail. A different theme each week. Call 737-8590 for more information. The garden is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 30.

CORNER BROOK

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery presents Jeannie Thib: Corpus until Nov. 10. Jeannie Thib, a Toronto-based artist, was born in North Bay, Ontario, who uses a variety of materials and media in her work – anything from laser-cut steel to leather gloves. The ideas behind her work can be found throughout the body; to put it in her own words: “The work posits the body as artifact, and as a region of the imagination - a territory of uncertainty.” This exhibition will be an assortment of work that was produced throughout the 1990s. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday