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January 22, 2004
 Out & About


Out & About

Memorial's football fever

Photo 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.


Thursday, Jan. 22
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

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

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,; Amy Smith, 895-3384 or; Lu Shan, 722-0903 or; Wang Li, 737-4784 or; Liu Honghai, 895-2375 or; Zhou Xin, 749-3386 or; or Peng Qingxu, 749-1556 or

Monday, January 26
– 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

Friday, Jan. 30
– For the first time since 1997, pianist Timothy Steeves performs solo in the Cook Recital Hall at 8 p.m. More info at 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

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 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

Friday, Feb. 6
– 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 e-mail 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 Corner Brook.


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