(December 13 , 2001, Gazette)

Grenfell storm policy
When stormy weather strikes Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook – though class cancellations and college closures for this reason are rare – Principal Adrian Fowler makes the call in consultation with Dr. Tom Daniels, vice-principal, and Dennis Waterman, director of Administration and Finance. At home, SWGC students, faculty and staff should tune in to Corner Brook radio stations CFCB, Magic 103, or CBC Radio to find out the latest cancellation/closure information, or check their SWGC email accounts through the Grenfell Web site. On campus, the Grenfell community is encouraged to check their e-mail accounts often, plus check the internal TV system where notices are posted.

Partners for a new Harlow
Karen Cracknell, director of Harlow Campus, and Dr. Alan Perry, chair of Harlow Trustees, met with Dr. Michael Collins, Memorial’s associate vice-president (academic), at Harlow Campus recently. Their discussions included programming for the campus once it is re-opened after refurbishment in fall 2002.

The fall 2002 semester will see the first of the new programs designed for the recently introduced minor in European Studies with a 12-week, five-course offering entitled War, Reconstruction and the European Union (applicable to BBA, B.Comm., B.Sc. and BA degrees) run by Dr. Steve Wolinetz, Political Science, and Dr. Jim Hiller, History. Ms. Cracknell is responsible for the direction and strategic development of Harlow and is based at the campus; Dr. Collins is responsible for academic programming and liaison for Harlow and is based at Memorial. Dr. Perry leads the Board of Trustees (currently 10) who are responsible for the U.K. charitable status and overall management of the campus.

“We are at an exciting time in the history of Harlow Campus and have much to look forward to with refurbished accommodation, and new programs with a European feel,” said Dr. Perry. “This means we are moving with the times and creating a meaningful learning experience for Memorial students for many more years to come.”

New MUNSU student fee approved
MUNSU, the Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Union, has requested that the university’s Board of Regents grant approval for a new fee for undergraduate students, the MUNSU media levy. The $4 MUNSU levy per semester will be paid by all full-time and part-time undergraduate students. The university will collect the fee for MUNSU. The fee was formally approved on Dec. 6 and will take effect starting the Winter 2002 semester.

Engineering prof top teacher
Dr. Hesham Marzouk of Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has received the annual teaching award from his professional association. The APEGN (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland) Teaching Award recognizes an exemplary contribution by an individual in the areas of engineering and/or geoscience education.

A professor in civil engineering, Dr. Marzouk joined Memorial in 1986 after 10 years in industry. Of these six years were as department head and lead structural engineer at Stearns Roger Ltd. where he had complete overall responsibility for design and procurement of several major heavy industrial projects in Western Canada. He is a fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and a voting member on several ACI committees.

The APEGN citation states that Dr. Marzouk “has proved to be an outstanding faculty member. His research is excellent and he teaches a wide range of subjects related to strength of materials and structural engineering. His years of experience in consulting prior to taking up an academic career have made him particularly valuable to the faculty because he is able to relate theory to practice and to illustrate his lectures with significant examples from real life.”

Board approves res fees
The Board of Regents approved Grenfell College’s proposal on student apartment fees at its Dec. 6 meeting. The rates will be $1,082 per student for the 2002 winter semester only, increasing to $1,201 per student effective fall 2002. The rate for family units is $500 per month. These rates are all-inclusive, covering heat, light, telephone and Internet access.

The apartments will be furnished in much the same fashion as any furnished apartment would be – with a fridge and stove, kitchen, living room and bedroom furniture and draperies. All the four-bedroom apartments have a shared kitchen and living area and 1-and-1/2 bathrooms (shower curtains and bathmats will be provided). One building on each site has a laundry/common area and storage lockers, which will serve all apartments on that site. All apartments are fully wired for telephone and Internet.

For more information or for applications for the new student apartments and traditional dormitory-style residence, contact the Student Housing Office, Residence Room 221, telephone: 637-6266, e-mail: resinfo@swgc.mun.ca, Web site: www.swgc.mun.ca/swgc-res/