31, 2002, Gazette)
Hosting Atlantic linguistics conference
Memorials Linguistics department hosts the 26th annual conference
of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Nov. 8-10 in St. Johns.
The conference features over 40 papers on a wide range of language-related
topics. Many focus on the conference theme of linguistics and literacy
(in particular, child reading difficulties and literacy in aboriginal
communities), as well as on the languages of eastern Canada.
All sessions occur in the Business Administration building, with the exception
of the Murray Kinloch Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Rebecca
Treiman, Washington University in St Louis, which will take place in the
Arts Annex, room AA-1046, on Friday Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The afternoon
of Saturday Nov. 9 (3 p.m.) features a panel on community literacy, involving
representatives of various community groups.
The conference is open to all members of the university community, as
well as the public. Further information, including a complete program,
is available from the conference Web site at www.mun.ca/linguistics,
via e-mail at email@example.com, or by
contacting the Linguistics Department at 737-8134.
Womens association gala concert
The Women's Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland (WAMUN)
has an impressive line up of entertainment scheduled for its annual Gala
Scholarship Concert and Champagne Reception. The event will be held Saturday,
Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music and will
feature a wide variety of performers, ensembles and styles to suit all
The roster includes performances by Michael Snelgrove and Katie Sullivan,
trumpet duet, with Stephen Candow, organ; Caroline Schiller, soprano and
Maureen Volk, piano; Chris Anstey, Adam Press, Chris Ryan, piano trio;
Mary O'Keeffe, harpsichord; The Ceilidh Singers, directed by Jacinta MacKay-Graham;
Mihoko Burton, flute and Maureen Volk, piano; The MUN Brass Quintet, director
Ken Knowles. The artistic director is Ki Adams.
Tickets are available by calling the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development
at 737-4354 or toll free 1-877-700-4081. Tickets are $40 (with a tax receipt
for $25) and they include admission to the concert and the champagne reception.
Proceeds from the concert will provide graduate and undergraduate scholarships
for deserving students, regardless of gender.
President to address Board of Trade
Memorial President Dr. Axel Meisen will address the St. Johns Board
of Trade at a luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Holiday Inn. Networking
starts at 12:30 p.m. with the luncheon at 1 p.m. sharp. Dr. Meisen will
speak on the topic Shaping the Future. Tickets for members for this luncheon
are $35 including HST and for non-members $45 including HST. To order
please contact Carol Hanlon at 726-2961, ext. 6; fax 726-2003; or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: Memorial
University is a founding member of the St. Johns Board of Trade)
Be part of the alumni awards
Five remarkable Memorial alumni will be honoured at a gala dinner at the
Marine Institute on Thursday, Nov. 14. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Alumni Affairs
and Development (AAD) will host Tribute 2002: A Celebration Of Alumni
Excellence, the 21st annual alumni awards, on behalf of the Alumni Association
of Memorial University.
This event is an exciting part of this years Celebrate Memorial.
Weve planned a welcoming reception, a tasty served meal, and great
entertainment. Plus we all get to find out a little bit more about five
outstanding people. Their commitment to excellence is a source of pride
for everyone who has an affinity for Memorial University, said John
Kearsey director of AAD and emcee for the event. In addition to
that, guests will be entertained by the MUN String Quartet, The Fantastics,
and the Upsilon Singers. And well have a unique multi-media look
into the lives and achievements of our award recipients.
Awards chair Dr. Linda Inkpen (B.Sc.69, B.Ed.70, B.Med.Sc.72,
M.D.74), 1988 Alumna of the Year, will lead the formal presentations
to award recipients Eric Jerrett (Dip. Eng.'61), Heather (Shapter) Billou
(BA '89), Dr. Wayne Ludlow (B.Sc.'62, B.Ed.'63), Sara Sexton (Ed. Dip.),
and Dr. R. Bruce Aylward (B.Sc./M.D.'85).
At $35 per person the reserved-seating tickets are a great value,
but they have to be purchased in advance. I encourage everyone who wants
to take part in this landmark event to order their tickets now,
said Mr. Kearsey.
To purchase your ticket call 737-4354 or order by e-mail at email@example.com.
Tables of eight or 12 are available for purchase by groups. For more information