Memorial University of Newfoundland Publication
by Karen Roche
With Super Bowl Sunday only a week away, football fever
has spread to Memorial. On Sunday afternoon more than a dozen
students took advantage of the nice weather and played football
at Hatcher Field.
Last day to add courses
Last day for undergrads to drop courses and receive a 100 per
cent refund of tuition fees
Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues
the winter semester with Elephant (USA 2003) Rated R. Directed
by Gus Van Sant. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12
cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.
Lecture – Slippery Slopes: Saami (Lapp)
Skis — A Six Thousand Year Story is the title of a public
presentation by Dr. Robert Paine at 7:30 p.m. in room A-1043,
Arts & Admin Annex. For more information, contact Peter
Armitage — 753-1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Jan. 23
Business Research Day – The inaugural Faculty
of Business Administration's new Research Days series consists
of an invited talk by Dr. Julian Barling, professor of organizational
behaviour and Queen’s Research Chair at Queen’s
University, Kingston, as well as a series of short talks by
faculty members from the Faculty of Business Administration
takes place from 1:30-4 p.m. in the Business Boardroom, BN-4000
PoliSci town hall – The Department of
Political Science invites students to a Town Hall meeting at
1 p.m. in room SN-2036. This is an opportunity to tell the department
what they are doing well, what they are doing badly and what
they could do better. Majors and minors, prospective majors
and minors and curiosity-seekers welcome.
Saturday, Jan. 24
Chinese New Year – The Chinese Students and Scholars
Association is hosting a Chinese New Year Dinner and Party at
the Breezeway starting at 6:30 p.m. Students and scholars from
all countries are welcome. There will be performances, martial
arts, band, puzzles and games, prize draw, and much more in
the party. For ticket, contact: Sun Yunpeng, email@example.com;
Amy Smith, 895-3384 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Lu Shan, 722-0903 or email@example.com;
Wang Li, 737-4784 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Liu Honghai, 895-2375 or email@example.com;
Zhou Xin, 749-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Peng Qingxu, 749-1556 or email@example.com.
Monday, January 26
Presentation – Dr. Élizabeth Simms, candidate
for the position of associate dean (research and graduate will
make a presentation to the faculty at 1 p.m. in room A-3017.
Dr. Simms has titled her talk Perspectives on Research and Graduate
Programs in the Faculty of Arts. All are welcome.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues the
winter semester with Sylvia starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Screenings
are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall.
For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.
Friday, Jan. 30
Concert – For the first time since 1997, pianist
Timothy Steeves performs solo in the Cook Recital Hall at 8
p.m. More info at www.mun.ca/music. Admission $10/$5.
PhD oral defence – The PhD oral defence
of Yan Jiao, titled Modeling Uncertainty in Fish Population
Dynamics, takes place at 10 a.m. in room ER-4002, Alexander
Murray Building (Earth Sciences).
Lecture – The Newfoundland Historical
Society is holding a free public lecture at 8 p.m. at Hampton
Hall, Marine Institute. Guest speaker Larry Coady will speak
on Hesketh Prichard in Labrador. Free Parking. Everyone is welcome.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Panel discussion – A panel discussion titled
The Future of Computer-Assisted Language Learning will take
place on at 12 p.m. in SN-4035. Panelists Dr. David Graham,
dean of arts; Dr. Magessa O'Reilly, French and Spanish; Dr.
Yvan Rose, Linguistics; Dr. Anne Thareau, French and Spanish;
and Dr. Frederick White, German and Russian, will be on hand
to answer questions about new technologies and how they can
enhance language teaching and learning. All are welcome.
Thursday, Feb. 5
Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues the
winter semester with My Life Without Me starring Sarah Polley.
Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the
Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.
Wednesday Feb. 4
WISE workplace tour – There is a tour of C-CORE's
Geotechnical Centrifuge sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering
from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is limited so act now to reserve
your place. An informal gathering will follow at Bitter's Pub.
If you are interested in attending please contact Caroline at
737-7960 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number.
If you are a WISE member and would like to offer a workplace
tour or a have workplace you would like to visit please get
in touch with WISE at email@example.com.
Friday, Feb. 6
Seminar – Stress Management and Relaxation Seminar
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s. The
fee ($129) includes two books and lunch (1-2 p.m.) The facilitator
will be Gary Summers B.Ed., MPE (Physiology), certified hypnotherapist.
For more information or to register, please call 737-7979 or
visit Lifelong Learning's Web site www.mun.
Saturday, Feb. 7
Alumni Curling Bonspiel – Alumni and friends
invited to participate in sixth annual St. John's Alumni Curling
Bonspiel starting at 10 a.m. at the St. John's Curling Club.
$25 for individual registration; $100 for team of four. To register
or call 737-4354.
Kent Jones’ exhibition Boxers will be
shown in St. John's at the RCA Visual Gallery at the LSPU Hall,
3 Victoria Street until early February. Mr. Jones is a member
of the visual arts faculty at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in