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March 6, 2003, Gazette

Stephanie Williams, second-year visual arts student at Grenfell College, arranged a piece by Valerie Powell for a silent auction

Photo by Pamela Gill
Going once … going twice … sold!
Stephanie Williams, second-year visual arts student at Grenfell College, arranged a piece by Valerie Powell for a silent auction. The silent auction, held over a period of several days at Grenfell, sold student works including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and photographs to raise money for a field trip to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to visit museums, art galleries and art departments.

Thursday, March 6
Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Sex And Lucia (France/Spain 2001) 128 min. (aka Lucía y el sexo). Directed by Julio Medem with Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimre, and Daniel Freire. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R for lots of sex. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Friday, March 7
Lecture — The Women’s Studies program winter semester speakers’ series continues with Elena Hannah, professor of psychology at Memorial, and author of the book Women in the Academic Tundra. She will speak on the topic Academic Mothers: An Oxymoron? at 4 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-4087.

Concert — Slava! Faculty artists in a rich and exciting program of music by Russian composers at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For more see www.mun.ca/music/.

Monday, March 10
Learning through the Arts — Dr. Rena Upitis will be giving a public lecture titled A Sense of Wonder and Achievement: Learning through the Arts, at 8 p.m. in room A-1043 of the Arts and Administration Building. Dr. Upitis is the author of the national, multi-year study which examined the role of arts education in the improvement of general literacy and numeracy skills

Tuesday, March 11
Regular meeting of the Senate

Speakers' series — The Centre for International Business Studies presents Ottfried von Finckenstein, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador who will discuss the role of the ambassador, services offered by Canadian embassies (Trade Commissioners' Services) and commercial relations between Canada and Ecuador. All are welcome to attend this free one-hour presentation, which will commence at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty of Business Administration boardroom, B-4000. Questions and discussion are encouraged. As space is limited, please RSVP to Susan Vaughan, svaughan@mun.ca, by 5 p.m. Monday, March 10. For more information on the speaker, see www.business.mun.ca/cibs/newsevents/newsevents.html.

Philosophy colloquium — The Department of Philosophy Winter Colloquium on the theme Rationality continues with Dr. P. Harris who will present a talk titled Reason in Creation at 2 p.m. in room SN-4038.

Wednesday, March 12
Wessex Society — The Wessex Society monthly lecture features Dr. Olaf Jansen, History, Grenfell College, with a lecture titled The Eviction of French Fishermen from Newfoundland in 1755. The free public lecture takes place at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road, at 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 13
Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Rabbit-Proof Fence (Australia 2002) 94 min. Rated PG for emotional thematic material. Directed by Phillip Noyce with Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh and David Gulpilil. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Concert — Artists-in-Residence. The School of Music in association with the Arts and Culture Centre presents Kevin McMillan (tenor) and Robert Kortgaard (piano) at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Admission: $16/$12. No Concert Passes. Reservations from the Arts & Culture Centre box office.

Tuesday, March 18
Philosophy colloquium — The Department of Philosophy Winter Colloquium on the theme Rationality continues with Dr. Andrew Latus who will present a talk titled The Unfairness of Morality: Why the Problem of Moral Luck Matters at 2 p.m. in room SN-4038.

Thursday, March 20
Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Bay Of Love And Sorrows (Canada 2002) 95 min. Directed by Tim Southam with Peter Outerbridge, Jonathan Scarfe, Joanne Kelly, Christopher Jacot and Elaine Cassidy. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

ONGOING
CORNER BROOK

The Grenfell College Theatre Program presents The Trojan Women by Euripides and Electra by Sophocles. This particular version of Trojan Women was written by Jean Paul Sartre in the early sixties as France sought to extricate itself from a terrible colonial war in Algeria. Nearly 40 years later it reads like it was written yesterday. Electra is a new version by acclaimed Irish playwright Frank McGuiness (Mutabilitie and Someone to Watch Over Me) which won several awards when it was performed in London and New York in the late nineties. The plays feature students in the second and third years of the theatre program. Set and lighting designs are by John Farwell. Costumes for both shows are designed by Carol Nelson. The Trojan Women is directed by Todd Hennessey and Electra is directed by Ken Livingstone. The Trojan Women is on stage March 10, 12 and 14, and Electra March 11, 13 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are on sale at the College Bookstore.

St. John’s
For the first time in its 23 year history, the Annual Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference will be held at MUN March 14-16. Over 50 delegates from across Atlantic Canada will be presenting both academic and creative works during the three-day conference. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to partake in panel discussions relating to the field of English, creative workshops offered by local writers Bernice Morgan and Lisa Moore and attend various social activities, including a pot luck banquet to be hosted by the School of Graduate Studies. To learn more, see www.ucs.mun.ca/~d85jrs.