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, Memorials 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 universitys 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 Memorials 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 Colleges 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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Web site: www.swgc.mun.ca/swgc-res/