Annual vigil scheduled
The annual Dec. 6 vigil will be held on Friday, Dec. 5,
from 6:30-8 p.m. in the S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building
in room EN-2006. Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance
and Action on Violence Against Women. Anti-violence display
booths will be set up in the main lobby of the Engineering
Building and refreshments will be provided.
Although the program of remembrance is not yet finalized,
it will include the following: A candlelight procession
with student leaders from MUNSU, the CFS, the GSU, LBGT-MUN,
MISU, Engineering Society, and the Sexual Harassment Office;
guest speakers Dr. Axel Meisen, university president; and
Insp. Connie Snow, RNC and community representative on the
Sexual Harassment Board; musicians Amber Milley and Les
Ms. flutist Kimberley Schemeit will perform during the candlelight
There will also be a performance of the December Monologues
2003, written and performed by Jackie Hynes, Nancy Cater,
Deborah Kennedy, Kelly Hickey, Sue Dieleman, Kaya Payne,
Madeleine Morton, Gina Anderson, Lindsay Harding, Renee
Sharpe, Amy Fudge, Julie Fudge, Melissa Ivany, Jill Bonnell
and Lori Yetman.
Free parking will be available in Lots 16 and 16A.
In the event of a blizzard on the fifth, the vigil will
be held on Dec. 8.
Launch of medicine's community report
The Faculty of Medicine's Reaching Out to the Community
in 2002-03, was officially launched Nov. 21 during
the annual general meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Health Boards Association in St. John's.
“Reaching Out to the Community in 2002-03
is more than an annual report,” said Dr. Ian Bowmer,
dean of medicine at Memorial University. “We have
highlighted our partnerships and activities that emphasize
our role in providing information, education and consultation
to the whole community of Newfoundland and Labrador, from
traveling clinics to treating hemophilia and HIV/AIDS to
making our professional skills and expertise available to
communities, organizations, government and industry to design
and conduct research in a variety of fields. Outreach and
social responsibility are a key part of the mission of Memorial's
Faculty of Medicine, and this report underlines our continuing
effort and success in meeting many needs.”
You can view Reaching Out to the Community in 2002-03
or request a copy from Sharon Gray, communications coordinator
(health sciences), at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phoning 777-8397.
Sea-Hawks take to the court, airwaves
Saturday night basketball is back for cable television subscribers
across the province.
All of the men’s and women’s Sea-Hawks Saturday
night home games will be broadcast live by the university’s
Distance Education and Learning Technologies division. They
will provide the broadcast to provincial cable companies
Rogers Cable and Regional Cable who will make the games
available to their subscribers. The broadcast will appear
on Rogers Cable 9 in St. John’s and the House of Assembly
channel province-wide (check local listings for the channel
The broadcast is sponsored again this year by Memorial’s
Office of Student Recruitment. Sheila Devine, director of
the Office of Student Recruitment, is proud of the part
her office is playing in the telecasts. “All of us
at the university are enormously supportive and proud of
the Sea-Hawks,” she said. “We will be cheering
them on this season.”
Ann Marie Vaughan, director of Distance Education, said
they are excited to be back producing Sea-Hawks telecasts
for another season. “This is a real showcase for the
talents and energy of our unit,” she said.
The home schedule started Nov. 22 with both the men and
women winning their opening games against St. Mary’s
For a schedule of all Memorial’s varsity sports, see
Sound Symposium concert
Sound Symposium, in collaboration with the Memorial University
School of Music, will present a new music concert on Sunday,
Nov. 30, at 8 p.m., at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN School
of Music, St. John's.
The featured artist in this concert is Japanese marimba
soloist Mika Yoshida. Ms. Yoshida will be joined by St.
John's musicians Bill Brennan, Rob Power, John Wyre, Kate
Read and Adam Staple.
The concert program includes Canadian premieres by Bill
Douglas and John Wyre, plus works by Egberto Gismonti, Russell
Hartenberger and Alice Gomez. Tickets are $10 and $5 (students
and seniors) and will be available at the door.
Ms. Yoshida will be visiting St. Johns’ following
other North American concerts in Atlanta and Toronto. This
concert marks her Atlantic Canada debut. She will give a
master class at the MUN School of Music on Friday, Nov.