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November 27, 2003
 In Brief


In Brief

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 procession.

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 at or request a copy from Sharon Gray, communications coordinator (health sciences), at 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 number).

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 University.

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. 28.


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