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November 27, 2003
 Out & About


Out & About

Vernon Regehr
Photo by Chris Hammond
MUN’s new cellist, Vernon Regehr, directs the MUN Chamber Orchestra at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall Saturday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. Admission is $10/$5. For reservations, phone 737-4455 or see

Thursday, Nov. 27
Blood donor clinic
– Canadian Blood Services is holding a blood donor clinic in the West Dining Hall, Hatcher House, from 12:30–4 p.m. and from 6–8 p.m.

Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues with Northfork. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Robocode competition – End of semester event at 7:30 p.m. in room EN-2022. See for details.

History lecture – The Newfoundland Historical Society is holding a free public lecture at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Robert Mellin will speak on Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village.

Lecture – Dr. Nils Oskal, Sami University College in Kautokeino, Norway, will deliver a lecture titled Yoik as an Art of Communication and Introspection, at 7:30 p.m. in room A-1043. Yoik is a genre of traditional vocal music that remains of great social and artistic significance within Saami communities in northern Norway.

Industry night – Petroleum industry night at 5:30 p.m. in the S. J. Carew Building, room 2006. For more information, contact Gerald Hewitt, president, SPE Student Chapter, at, or 778-7378; or Nancy Chafe, vice-president, SPE Student Chapter, at, or 724 4087.

Concert Band – The MUN Concert Band, directed by Donald Buell, with guest conductors Douglas Vaughan and Amanda Crocker, at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is $10/$5. For reservations, phone 737-4455 or see

Friday Nov. 28
Customer Appreciation Day
– The University Bookstore will host a Customer Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Twenty per cent discount. Some exceptions apply.

Brahms, Berlioz and Bernstein – Catherine Fitch, soprano, with Maureen Volk and Kristina Szutor at the piano, and Kate Read, viola, at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is $10/$5. For reservations, phone 737-4455 or see

Monte Carlo night – The Monte Carlo Charity Gala starts at 7 p.m. this evening in the Delta Hotel Ballroom. This annual event is organized by first and second-year medical students to raise money for charity. The evening is filled with live local entertainment, a casino, a dessert café and a charity auction. The attire is formal, black tie is optional. All are welcome and admission is free, though a donation of a non-perishable food item would be appreciated.

Saturday, Nov. 29
Doctors Without Borders
– Ben Chapman, a volunteer and board member of Doctors Without Borders/Medicins Sans Frontiers, will give a presentation today at 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Centre, main auditorium. Parking available in Lot 9 off Clinch Crescent. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Monica Ott at

Chamber Orchestra – MUN’s new cellist Vernon Regehr directs the MUN Chamber Orchestra at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is $10/$5. For reservations, phone 737-4455 or see

Mika Yoshida
Japanese marimba soloist Mika Yoshida will perform at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall in the School of Music on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 30
Advent Carol Service
– Join students, staff and faculty in celebrating the advent season at 7 p.m. at St. John’s College Chapel. A one-hour carol service followed by a tree lighting and refreshments.

Monday, Dec. 1
PhD oral defence
– PhD oral defence of Claude Olivier, thesis title Relationships Between Income Level and Work, Service Use, and Informal Relations Among People Living With HIV/AIDS, at 10 a.m. in room ER-4002-Alexander Murray Building (Earth Sciences).

Innu healing lecture – Challenges in Evaluating Innu Healing Strategy by Dr. Michael Murray, associate dean of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s, from 12-1 p.m. in room 2908, Health Sciences Centre.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Speakers’ series
– The Women’s Studies Speakers Series continues with Dr. Helen Ball, assistant professor, School of Social Work, at 3:30 p.m. in room SN-4087. Dr. Ball teaches clinical courses and family therapy, feminist therapy and assessment. The topic of the lecture is Pieces, Tatters and Bits: Quilts as Social Text. A discussion of the process of the creation of quilts as social text using a feminist approach to qualitative research. This event is open to the public.

Thursday, Dec. 4
Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues with American Splendor. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Archaeology video – The Newfoundland Archaeological Heritage Outreach Program (NAHOP) will present a video screening of Archaeology and Traditional Knowledge in Labrador at 8 p.m. in the Arts and Administration Building, rooms A-1043 and A-1046, located on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Friday, Dec. 5
– The annual Dec. 6 vigil will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in room EN-2006 of the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building. Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. In the event of a blizzard, the vigil will be held on Monday, Dec. 8. Free parking will be available in Lots 16 and 16A. Anti-violence display booths will be set up in the main lobby of the Engineering Building and some refreshments will be provided.

PhD oral defence – PhD oral defence of Catherine Stevens, titled Lipid-Based Assessments of Omnivory in Arctic Copepods, at 2 p.m. in room ER-4002- Alexander Murray Building (Earth Sciences).

Concert – The Friends of India Association presents a recital of Ghazals with Sudhir Narain, India, at 7 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Admission (in advance $ 12/$10) at the door $15. For more information e-mail

Sunday, Dec. 7
Christmas choirs
– Celebrate Christmas magnificently with the MUN Festival Choir and the MUN Chamber Choir in a performance of Bach Magnificat under the direction of Douglas Dunsmore. At the Anglican Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 3 p.m. Admission is $10/$5.

Wednesday, Dec. 10
Wessex lecture
– The Wessex Society will hold a public lecture at 8 p.m., at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Dr. Jean Brown, professor of Education, will present a lecture titled A Personal Journey: The Elsons of Wessex. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, Dec. 11
– The MUN Pensioners Association invites all members and companions to the Pensioner's Strictly Social Tea and Revel from 2-4:30 p.m. in the University Club, 5th Floor Arts Annex. Refreshments will be provided but donations of your favourite festive pastries will be welcome.


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