12, 2002, Gazette
Still time for wellness survey
Faculty and staff were recently sent a survey package containing a Wellness
and Active Living questionnaire. The Working Group on Wellness and Active
Living would like to remind everyone to take a few minutes to complete
and return their surveys by Friday, Dec. 13, using the pre-addressed envelope
provided in your survey package.
This survey is completely anonymous in nature, and therefore provides
an ideal opportunity to provide direct, confidential input on this important
subject. Your feedback and opinions are very important do not miss
this opportunity to count yourself in.
If you have misplaced your survey, you may request another copy by calling
the Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning at 737-8658.
A message from the president regarding this survey may be viewed on the
Department of Human Resources Web site at www.mun.ca/humanres/memos/meisen_memo.html
Acting director of financial and admin
A search is underway for the position of director of Financial and Administrative
Services. Interviews will soon start and the advisory committee will make
a recommendation once the process has been finalized.
In the interim, Shirley Moulton has assumed the role of acting director.
She will work closely with Wayne Thistle, vice-president (administration
and finance) and legal counsel, and other staff to ensure the appropriate
level of service is maintained and the mandate of the office is fulfilled.
Nursing students display research
week fourth-year nursing students showed off the results of projects done
for their Nursing Research course. Casualisation in nursing was the topic
chosen by Tina Parrill (L) and Norma Huxter, along with classmates Jenny
Brent, Karla Falkner and Cora Lee Rennie. Their poster explored the effects
of part-time and casual work on more than 50 per cent of the professional
In a different class, Community Health Nursing, Ms. Parrill and Ms. Huxter
spent over 140 hours during the semester working with employees at Rogers
Cable. In this course, students work with population groups to assess
their health needs and then plan and evaluate interventions. The two students
found the major issue among employees at Rogers Cable was stress. To top
off their work there, the students were featured last Thursday on Out
of the Fog, Rogers community cable program.
Toys for kids
Memorials Campus Enforcement and Patrol have been busy in the weeks
leading up to Christmas, teaming up with The Muse and CHMR-FM to collect
toys for disadvantaged children. Operation Toys for Kids began as an initiative
of Campus Enforcement and Patrol (CEP) and the Paton College residences.
At the end of last years drive, CEP presented over 185 toys to the
VOCM Happy Tree almost double the original target of 100 toys.
In response to the huge success, CEP has expanded the toy drive to encompass
the entire university, asking students, faculty and staff to donate toys
to less fortunate children this holiday season. The Muse and campus radio
station CHMR-FM are also joining the toy drive.
Memorial supporting its own
Five representatives of Memorial Universitys internal community
are asking you to consider a financial gift to an area of the university
that most interests you. Paula Corbett, Noel Veitch, Alex Faseruk, Nina
Goudie and Holly Pike are leading the faculty/staff/pensioners 2002 holiday
appeal and have sent a letter to many university community members requesting
a pledge and offering different and easy ways to make pledge payment.
Memorial University has a committed, dedicated workforce in all
aspects. Many of our staff are regular donors through payroll deduction,
especially as a result of the Opportunity Fund campaign. This holiday
appeal is a chance for our entire university community to impact student
scholarship, research, teaching and campus improvement, said John
Kearsey, director of Development and Alumni Affairs.
If you have any questions or require additional information please call
Laura Edwards, development officer, Alumni Affairs and Development 737-3481.