7, 2002, Gazette)
Theatre production hits hot topics
After the initial shock of Sept. 11, 2001, theatre people at Sir Wilfred
Grenfell College in Corner Brook asked themselves if there was an appropriate
artistic response. That response comes in the form of Pentecost
by award winning British playwright David Edgar.
The play was first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995 winning
The Evening Standard best play award. Irving Wardle of the Independent
called Pentecost The richest text to arrive on the English
stage since Tom Stoppards Arcadia.
The Theatre Department production of Pentecost will feature the entire
third-year acting class. Set and lighting design is by this seasons
guest designer John Farwell. Costume design is by resident designer Carol
Nelson. Pentecost is directed by Ken Livingstone and plays March
13-16 in the Fine Arts Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the
MUN athletes tops in region
Memorial basketball players were named Atlantic University Sport Athletes
of the Week for two consecutive weeks.
Point guard Shane Butland was first up, being named tops for the week
ending Feb. 24. The fifth-year Phys Ed major from St. Catherines,
St. Marys Bay, poured in 22 points and collected five rebounds and
five assists to lead the Sea-Hawks to an exciting 75-71 road win over
Acadia on Feb. 23. This win clinched a playoff spot for the Sea-Hawks.
The next day, Mr. Butland had 21 points as the Sea-Hawks lost to Saint
After winning the Atlantic basketball championship, its not surprising
that a member of the Sea-Hawks was named athlete of the week for last
week. Chosen for this award was Jenine Browne, a second year Kinesiology
student from St. Brides.
Ms. Browne, the 2000-01 Atlantic University Sport Rookie of the Year,
was named AUS Most Valuable Player this year, following a season in which
she led the nation in scoring, averaging over 21 points per game. This
past weekend, Ms. Browne was named tournament MVP as she led her Sea-Hawks
to their second championship in three years. In the final against the
defending conference champion Dalhousie Tigers, Ms. Browne scored 22 points
as Memorial won 62-60. In Saturdays semi-final game versus the hometown
UCCB Capers, she netted 27 points in a convincing 72-59 win. Ms. Browne,
who also finished third in three-point shooting percentage (42.7 per cent),
second in free throw percentage (83.3 per cent) and 10th in rebounds (5.9
per game) was also named to the AUBC first all-star team earlier in the
Warehouses closed for inventory counts
The Department of Facilities Management advises that it will be closing
the Henrietta Harvey Warehouse on March 25; Central Stores from March
26-28; the Carpentry Shop March 28; and the Locksmith Shop on March 28,
and 30 for inventory count.
Any expenditures to be charged against your 2001 budget should be received
no later than March 18, 2002. All deliveries will be discontinued as of
March 22, 2002, and will resume on April 1, 2002.
Social work display
A group of fourth-year Social Work students are organizing a day of social
action and education that addresses the issue of child poverty in Canada.
As part of this day of action, the group is organizing three booths on
child poverty throughout the St. Johns campus that they hope will
portray the seriousness of this problem.
The group will also be collecting funds that will assist the Kids Eat
Smart Foundation and are asking people to donate their coffee money to
help provide a nutritious breakfast for a child in this province.
The Day of Action will be held on Monday, March 11, and the booths will
be set up on the third floor of the Smallwood Centre, the main lobby of
the Health Sciences Centre, and the second floor lobby of the Science
Building and all are encouraged to stop by.
Seeking Herzberg Medal nominees
Nominations are invited for the 2002 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal
for Science and Engineering.
The NSERC Herzberg Medal, the councils highest honour, recognizes
research contributions characterized by both excellence and influence
two qualities that defined Dr. Herzbergs illustrious career.
It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained
excellence and influence in research, for a body of work conducted in
Canada that has substantially advanced the natural sciences or engineering
In addition to the medal, the winner is guaranteed $1 million to use for
his or her own university-based research or to direct in some related
way such as the establishment of research scholarships, fellowships or
chairs in his or her name in Canadian universities. The monetary award
will be distributed over a five-year period.
Dr. Herzberg was a Nobel laureate in chemistry. He received an honorary
doctor of science degree from Memorial in 1968.
For more information, see www.nserc.ca/gherzberg/en/award_an.html