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(July 26, 2001, Gazette)

Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, St. John's award-winning dinner theatre company, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. To mark the occasion, the troupe will reprise their original show, Hard Tickets and High Society. The Spirit cast includes several alumni of Memorial's School of Music, including co-owner Peter Halley (B.Mus. '94, B.Ed. '87), Shelley Neville (B.Mus. '93, B.Mus.Ed. '94)), Petrina Bromley (B.Mus. '94), Kelly-Ann Evans (B.Mus. '00), George Morgan (B.Mus. '85, B.Mus.Ed. '90) and Julia Halfyard-Martin (B.Mus '98).

"With the six of us in the band, there will be at least seven Newfoundlanders there."

Great Big Sea's Darrell Power (BA '91, B.Ed. '93), in the Winnipeg Sun, July 13, on the eve of the Blue Bomber kickoff bash, referring to the Bombers' recent acquisition of Newfoundland's Geoff Drover.

Grenfell graduate Veronica M. Moore (BA '00) presented a paper at the Canadian Psychological Association Conference in Quebec City, June 21-23, based on her honours thesis conducted at Grenfell under the supervision of Dr. Leslie J. Cake, who co-authored the paper. The title of the paper is Age-related differences in memory for map routes. Ms. Moore, a native of Corner Brook, is currently completing a master's degree in psychology at the University of Regina.

"A patented amalgam of Humpty Dumpty and Wile E. Coyote."

Rex Murphy (BA '66, PhD (Honorary). '97) on beleaguered leader Stockwell Day, in his Globe and Mail column, July 14

In the July 5 issue of the Brandon Sun Kirk Penton wrote "Brandon University has its woman," a reference to the Manitoba school's new head coach of women's basketball, Tami Pennell. Ms. Pennell is a Memorial alumna (B.Ed. '92, B.SE. '96) and has been an assistant coach with the Sea-Hawks for seven years. The Trepassey native will begin her contract with the Bobcats once she finishes coaching the Newfoundland junior women at the Canada Summer Games in London, Ontario.

"Arnold is the man."

Gerard Thorne (B.Sc. '87, B.Ed. '88), strength and conditioning centre coordinator of the St. John's YM-YWCA, commenting on his Schwarzenegger posters, in The Express, July 11

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) has handed out its Achievement Awards. Three our of four major honours went to Memorial alumni: the Nati Innovation Award was presented to Randy Cheema (B.Sc. '85, B.Comm.'90) of Systems ‘N' Solutions; Keith Sheppard (B.Comm. '82, MBA '87) of Collaborative Networks Inc. accepted the Nati Leadership Award; and the winner of the Marconi Communications Award was Ed Foran (B.Comm. '76) of Stratos Global Corporation. (Atlantic Business, June/July)

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

Yogi Berra, as quoted by Carbonear lawyer John Babb (BA '79), speaking at a town hall meeting, the Compass, July 10

One of five PhD recipients at the University of British Columbia's spring convocation was Mary Ellen Henley of Newfoundland. Ms. Henley graduated from Memorial University College in 1947. She went on to earn her BA (1949), B.Ed. (1956) and MA (1964) from Mount St. Vincent University and taught for 20 years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity in Halifax. Ms. Henley successfully defended her dissertation titled Sir Edwin Sandys' Europae Speculum: A Critical Edition on April 20.

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