(Sept. 19, 2002, Gazette)
30 years ago
Tenders close for new Engineering Building
Sept. 1972 Tenders close this month for construction of the
new Engineering Building on the north campus. The structure will be in
two sections with lecture rooms and laboratories requiring light services
in front and the heavy labs, service shops and physical services located
in rear. The total floor area will be about 250,000 square feet. The building
will house the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department
25 years ago
International conference on port and ocean engineering
Sept. 1977 About 300 participants are on campus this month
for the fourth international conference on port and ocean engineering
under arctic conditions. Experts from countries which are concerned or
involved in coastal and ocean engineering in high latitude waters exchange
experiences, present research papers and discuss matters of mutual interest.
The conference chair is Dr. G. R. Peters, associate dean of engineering
and applied science.
In other news, distinguished New Testament scholar Raymond E. Brown, Auburn
Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York,
visits the university's Department of Religious Studies this month. During
his visit, Professor Brown gives a public lecture titled How Can Christians
be Faithful to the New Testament when its Authors Teach Different Things?
He also gives lectures to students in religious studies courses, including
a talk on the birth of Jesus.
20 years ago
Student enrolment up
Sept. 1982 Student enrolment at Memorial this year increases
by more than 11 per cent for first year students and almost 17 per cent
for senior division students. Graduate student enrolment also increases
by about 1,000 students, bringing the number up to about 7,500. The number
of students registering for part-time on-campus courses also increases
by about 16 per cent. In Corner Brook, enrolment increases by more than
26 per cent.
In other news, support increases for the former Memorial University extension
magazine Decks Awash. Formerly free to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador,
rising costs forced university president Dr. Leslie Harris to cease funding
and the last issue appeared in February. By the end of this month about
4,000 subscriptions at $9 each reach the magazine's office. For the past
14 years, Decks Awash has provided information on aspects of life in the
province, with emphasis on rural areas and resources.
15 years ago
Food science program expands
Sept. 1987 Memorial's food science program is developing rapidly
with construction of a new building, hiring of additional faculty and
the appointment of a co-ordinator. The new building on Mount Scio Road
is a pilot plant, and it is expected equipment will be available for winter
semester and the first students. Kettles for cooking with steam, electric
meat saws, an outsize mixer and a vaporizer are examples of the necessary
In other news, new icebreaking devices are being tested at the Institute
for Marine Dynamics. Two graduate students in engineering are testing
different modes of ice-breaking for ships and offshore structures. The
devices being tested are an upward-acting icebreaker bow that shears ice,
as opposed to the conventional downward-acting bow that crushes ice; and
a downward-breaking conical collar for structures such as oil rigs that
reduces the severity of the ice's assault on the rig's shaft.
10 years ago
Smoke-free policy for Memorial
Sept. 1992 An institution-wide smoke-free policy comes into
effect this month. The new policy applies to all buildings owned and operated
by the university, including private offices, cafeterias and washrooms
plus all university vehicles, tunnels and overhead walkways. Buildings
not fully administered by the university, such as the Thomson Student
Centre and student residences, are exempt from the policy.