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(April 11, 2002, Gazette)

(L-R): Gilbert Salam, Ed Roberts and John Perlin

Photo by Chris Hammond
The Student Volunteer Bureau held its 16th Annual MUN Volunteer Day Wednesday, April 3, at the Dining Hall. Following the ceremony, new student council president Gilbert Salam (L) chatted with Ed Roberts, chair of the Board of Regents and guest of honor at the awards ceremony, and John Perlin (R) awards guest speaker and honorary chair of the Community Services Council Volunteer Week committee. Award winners for 2002 were: Volunteer Residence of the Year, Bowater House; Volunteer Club/Society of the Year, the Nursing Society; Volunteer Resource Centre of the Year, the Women’s Resource Centre; Faculty/Staff Volunteer of the Year, (tie) Dr. Harry Elliot and Jim Whiteway; Student Volunteer of the Year, (tie) Anita Fisher and Isabelle Picco; the David Kirkland Student Leadership Award, Frank Durnford; the Glen Roy Blundon Award, Dr. Peter Golding, Chemistry (retired). The Special Recognition/Program Honorees included: Wellness Education Peer Helpers; Residence Life Peer Helpers; Student Ambassador Program volunteers; Leaders Involved in Further Education (LIFE) program volunteers; The Glen Roy Blundon Centre volunteers; Student Volunteer Bureau, volunteer assistants; The Muse volunteers; CHMR-FM volunteers; Campus Food Bank volunteers; MUNSU-MUN Childcare Centre volunteers; The Walksafe Program volunteers; and The Safedrive program volunteers.Friday, April 12

KBE seminar — There is a MUN KBE seminar at 3 p.m. in room AA-1049 with Kurt Korneski, Peter Sinclair and Gregory Kealey titled The Knowledge-based Economy?: Critical Issues for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Presentation
— The Women’s Studies Program will present the Sally Davis Scholarship at 3:30 p.m. in room SN-4087. A reception will follow.

Monday, April 15
Examinations begin, winter semester

Tuesday, April 16
Public lecture – The heritage committee of the Pippy Park Commission presents a pair of lectures on the garden heritage in Pippy Park titled Apple Trees, Poppies and Snowdrops Always Grew There: Rediscovering the Garden Heritage of Northbank, Pippy Park, by Anna Kearney Guigne, and Heritage Plants by Dr. Wilf Nicholls at 7.30 p.m. at the Marine Institute. All are welcome.

Wednesday, April 17
Talk — The Irish Newfoundland Association presents an illustrated talk by Shane O’Dea, English, at Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute at 8 p.m. His topic will be The Influence of Irish Architecture on Newfoundland. All are welcome.

Lecture —WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Newfoundland and Labrador presents a lecture titled Technology Entrepreneurship by Keelin O’Leary, manager of the Genesis Centre, in the boardroom of the Genesis Centre, Spencer Hall, Memorial University, at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 19
Book sale — The St. John’s Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women is requesting donations of books for its 12th annual book sale, to be held on April 19 (7-9 p.m.) and April 20 (9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s. Proceeds will go towards MUN scholarships and the Newfoundland Art Posters and Schools Project. Call 754-0797 or 754-6065 for info or to arrange pick-up of books. No textbooks and no pick-up on days of sale.

KBE seminar — There is a MUN KBE seminar at 3 p.m. in room AA-1049 with Steve Tomblin.

Saturday, April 20
Book sale — The St. John’s Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women is requesting donations of books for its 12th annual book sale, to be held on April 19 (7-9 p.m.) and April 20 (9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s. Proceeds will go towards MUN scholarships and the Newfoundland Art Posters and Schools Project. Call 754-0797 or 754-6065 for info or to arrange pick-up of books. No textbooks and no pick-up on days of sale.

Public reading — There is a reading at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador with award-winning novelist Jane Urquhart at 8 p.m. For information, call 737-8209.

Wednesday, April 24
Examinations end, winter semester

Friday, April 26
KBE seminar — There is a MUN KBE seminar at 3 p.m. in room AA-1049 with Craig Pollett titled Embededness and Regional Development: Too Close of Commerce.

Sunday, April 28
Concert — There is an afternoon of family art activities at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador starting at 1 p.m. followed by a free Sound Symposium concert with the Black Auks at 3 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209.

Saturday, May 4
Concert — There is a concert featuring the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band along with Mark and the Moonlighters in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building, at 8 p.m. to mark the 85th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Proceeds go to the Juno Beach Centre.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

Paintings by Danielle Penney on display at the Music Resource Centre located in the School of Music, room 2026. It runs until April 24. MRC hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-5 p.m. Ms. Penney is currently finishing her undergraduate degree in sculpture and printmaking at Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Hertfordshire in England. For further information please contact Gina Waclawek at 737-4471, or e-mail waclawek@mun.ca

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents an exhibition by Tony Urquhart from April 12- May 26. First introduced to Canadians in the late 1950s and 1960s as a pioneer of abstract expressionism, Tony Urquhart was a central figure (alongside Greg Curnoe, Jack Chambers and others) in what became known as the London Scene. Urquhart has just retired from 23 years as professor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, teaching drawing, painting and printmaking. Throughout his academic career he maintained his status as one of Canada’s most renowned artists, exhibited widely at home and abroad. Curated by Terrence Heath, the exhibition is co-produced by the AGNL and the Museum/London (London, ON). There is an exhibition tour with the artist and curator on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check www.agnl.ca

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, presents the exhibition The Ship Inn: Celebrating 25 Years, until June 29. For 25 years, it has been a centre of artistic production, advocacy and display. And yes, it’s a bar. Tucked away on Solomon’s Lane in old St. John’s, The Ship Inn was opened in 1977 by the Parnhams and continues to be family-run. The Ship Inn’s “alumni” are a veritable who’s-who of Newfoundland’s cultural community. Curated by Bruce Johnson, this exhibition will combine archival materials, visual art, music, video and writing; bringing together a score of artists, actors, filmmakers and writers in a celebration of a place that remains close to the geographical and cultural heart of St. John’s. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check www.agnl.ca