28, 2002, Gazette
Students vote on fees, health plan
Undergraduate and graduate students held votes in November on two issues.
On Nov. 7-8, MUNSU held a referendum on a proposed $15 per semester union
fee hike for full-time undergrads and a $6 per semester increase for part-time
The fee hike was rejected with the final tally at 961 votes for No and
867 for Yes. Less than 20 per cent of registered undergraduates voted.
The Graduate Students Union held a referendum on health and dental benefits
on Nov. 18-19. Of the 287 ballots cast representing approximately
16 per cent of the graduate student population 91 per cent voted
in favour of a drug and medical plan at a cost of $219.36 per year, and
92 per cent voted in favour of a dental plan at a cost of $126.36 per
year. As well, 85 per cent voted in favour of indexed premium increases
at the rate of inflation of student drug/medical and dental plans. The
GSU is now working to implement these plans for January 2003.
Holiday hosting for intl. students
The holiday season is fast approaching, and a number of international
students studying at Memorial cannot return home for the break. With the
majority of MUN students away from the campus, the Christmas break can
be long and lonely during a season that is meant to be festive. Many international
students would enjoy the opportunity to visit a Canadian familys
home and to share a meal over the Christmas season. The International
Student Advising Office is looking for volunteers interested in hosting
an international student over the Christmas break.
If youd like to volunteer, or if youd like more information
on the holiday meal program, please contact Jody Haines at the International
Student Advising Office by e-mailing email@example.com
or leaving a message with the International Student Advising Office at
Rooms sought for Grenfell class
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College is currently compiling a list of accommodations
for its fourth-year theatre class. Fourth-year theatre students are required
to spend half of the winter semester in Harlow, and often have trouble
finding accommodations upon their return. Therefore, the college is looking
for about 10-12 households in the Corner Brook area who would have rooms
available for about six weeks, from March 4 to roughly April 20, 2003.
The list will be made available to the students, who will then contact
the participating households. Students will provide payment for their
lodgings. Terms and conditions of lodgings are to be agreed upon by prospective
landlords and students. If you would like to support theatre students
in their graduating year, please call the Grenfell College Housing Office
New officers for alumni
At the Nov 15 meeting of the Alumni Association of Memorial University,
executive members selected their officers for the next three years. They
include Gary Peddle (B.Comm.82, MBA 85), president; Linda
Inkpen (B.Sc.69, B.Ed.70, B. MSc.72, MD 74), vice-president;
Michael Goodridge, (B.Comm. 87), vice-president; and Paul Wilson
(BA/B.Ed.74, M.Ed.76), past president.
Other members of the executive include Hayward Blake (B.Ed.78, M.Ed.84),
Tom Bursey (B.Comm.83, MBA 84), Earl Ludlow (B.Eng.80,
MBA 94), Bill Day (BA 73, M. Ed. 89), Ann-Marie Hann
(BA 81, MBA 83), Andrea Quinlan (B.Comm.93, BA 00),
Emad Rizkalla (B.Eng.92) and Nath Sheppard (BA 74, B.Ed.74,
Videos in the QE II Library
Most of the video tapes in the collections of the Queen Elizabeth II Library
are to be found in the Media and Data Centre on Level 1. Because of financial
restraints and a relatively low number of users on weekends and during
the evenings, the centre is not staffed during those times. This means
that video tapes and some other materials are not readily available for
use during those times.
To alleviate this situation, it is possible in many cases to reserve a
non-circulating video tape for access during evenings and weekends. Upon
request, the staff from the Media and Data Centre will leave video tapes
at the Circulation Desk in the Queen Elizabeth II Library that are on
reserve or otherwise do not circulate. The video tapes may be picked up
from Circulation, viewed on an accessible, easily operated VCR in the
area of Media and Data Centre that is open at all the hours of the library,
and then returned to Circulation.
In addition, there are many video tapes that circulate from the collection.
Consult the Web pages of the MDC at www.mun.ca/library/media/
for listings and policies regarding circulation of the video tapes. Generally
speaking, videos circulate for one week with the exception of Shakespeare
and Hughes Inquiry videos which do not circulate and Extension Services
videos which circulate for two weeks. For additional information on this
service, please contact Louise Piercey at 737-7472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.