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(November 1 , 2001, Gazette)

The School of Music Percussion Ensemble, better known as the Scruncheons.Photo by Pamela Gill

Hey, hey, we’re the Scruncheons!
The School of Music Percussion Ensemble, better known as the Scruncheons, paid a visit to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Oct. 16-19 for a performance and workshops with visual arts and theatre students. Local high school students were also invited to attend the performance and take part in the workshops, which involved using everyday objects as percussion instruments. Les Sasaki, chair of the visual arts program, said it was an excellent opportunity for students from the Corner Brook and St. John’s campuses to interact with and learn from each other in a creative atmosphere. The visit was achieved on a shoestring budget, thanks to the support of billet households and free sources of transportation. The first- and second-year percussion students that make up the Scruncheons sacrificed an entire week of classes in order to make the trip. Here, the Scruncheons give a much-appreciated impromptu performance in the Fine Arts Building atrium prior to the Wednesday afternoon workshop.

Thursday, Nov. 1

MUN Cinema — The MUN Cinema Series continues at the Empire Theatre’s Studio 12 at the Avalon Mall at 7 p.m. with Lumumba (2000). See

Saturday, Nov. 3
Chamber Orchestra
— Faculty pianists Kristina Szutor and Maureen Volk are featured with the MUN Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Loewenheim, conductor, at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 737-4455.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
— The MUN Christian Community Times for the Making lecture series continues with Dee Murphy and a talk titled 50 Years of Sport and More, at 8 p.m., in the Arts and Administration Building, room AA-1046.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
— Alumni Affairs and the Division of Lifelong Learning continue their speakers’ series with Dr. John FitzGerald speaking in room A-1043 at 7:30 p.m. about his visit to Beaumont Hamel.

Thursday, Nov. 8
Open House
— The annual Faculty of Science Open House takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the gym of the Thomson Centre. There will be science shows by the chemistry and physics departments, interactive computer projects from the departments of mathematics and computer science, live ocean creatures from the Ocean Sciences Centre and much more.

Lecture — Medical Ethics Lectureship presents The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Some New Ways of Looking at its Ethics, by Dr. John Dossetor, professor emeritus, University of Alberta, in the Medical School Auditorium from 6:30-8 p.m. Open to all; parking available in Lot 9 of the medical school.

MUN Cinema — The MUN Cinema Series continues at the Empire Theatre’s Studio 12 at the Avalon Mall at 7 p.m. with In the Mood for Love (France/Hong Kong 2000). See

Monday, Nov. 12
Remembrance Day holiday. No lectures.
Fall Semester break begins

Tuesday, Nov.13
Regular meeting of Senate

Meeting — The Canadian Federation of University Women is holding a meeting at 8 p.m. in room 4065, Alexander Murray Building at Memorial. The speaker is Joyce Wallace, presenting on the topic Looking at Pictures in Schools Program. This program is an outreach effort by the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador and introduces art appreciation and understanding of art to schools in the region.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Lectures resume

Lecture — The Wessex Society presents Dr. Leslie Harris with a lecture titled War: A Tribute to the Newfoundland Quarterly. The lecture takes place at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15
MUN Cinema
— The MUN Cinema Series continues at the Empire Theatre’s Studio 12 at the Avalon Mall at 7 p.m. with The Anniversary Party (USA 2001). Directed by Allan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh. With Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. See


Sympathetic Magic, recent paintings by Sheila Butler, is on display at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art gallery until Nov. 17. See for more information.

Andy Fabo and Michael Balser will host a screening of their new video The Motion of Light in Water at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery from until Nov. 17. Screening will take place Monday to Saturday from 12-2 p.m. See for more information

Every Sunday is family fun day at MUN Botanical Garden, rain or shine. Nature hikes, puppet shows, face painting, arts and crafts, and garden tours are some of the activities offered each week. Look for hidden creatures on our Discovery Trail. A different theme each weekend. Please call 737-8590 for more information. The garden is open every day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

MUN Botanical Garden is offering a Saturday parent and tot fall preschool program every Saturday morning and afternoon starting September. The fee is just $4 per session. (Discounts for Friends of the Garden). Space is limited. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call 737-8590.