MUN’s impact focus of essay
In keeping with this year’s Celebrate Memorial theme,
Connecting to the Community, the Office of Student Recruitment
has asked Grade 12 students across the province to describe
Memorial’s role in their community.
In a 500-800 word typewritten essay, students are asked
to communicate how Memorial has contributed to their individual
communities, or how it could contribute to their communities
in the future. Topics may range from how Memorial has helped
to position an individual graduate to give back to his/her
community to how the university as a whole has or can contribute
to the community in the future.
The contest closes at 5 p.m., island time, on the first
day of Celebrate Memorial, Oct. 14, and successful candidates
(one from each of the province’s 12 school districts)
will be announced on Oct. 23. Each will be awarded with
a $300 prize. For more information, contact the Office of
Student Recruitment at 737-8896.
Knowledge-based economy conference
Memorial University of Newfoundland will host a conference
on the knowledge-based economy featuring top economists
and policy-makers from all over the globe Oct. 3-5. The
conference, titled The Knowledge-Based Economy and Regional
Economic Development: An International Perspective, will
focus on the shift of much of the world's economy to a knowledge-based
economy and its particular importance to the development
of the economies of rural, dispersed populations, including
those of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Wade Locke, a professor of economics at Memorial, is
the lead organizer of the event. Dr. Locke and his team
have been developing the concept and organizing the conference
for the past two years. Their efforts have paid off with
a slate of prominent international conference presenters.
Dr. Axel Meisen, president of Memorial University will deliver
the conference wrap-up presentation, titeled Where Do We
Go From Here?, on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. in Salon A of
the Delta Hotel.
The conference is open to the public. For further information
on the conference, and for a complete listing of conference
presentations, please see the conference Web site at www.ce.mun.ca/kbe/conference.
Sea-Hawks exhibition tourney
The Sea-Hawks Men’s Basketball team will kick off
their 2003-2004 season with the third annual Hawk Eyes Invitational
Tournament. The team is set to host some of the top teams
in CIS men’s basketball in a four day round robin
The tournament will open on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m.
and will see Memorial take on the University College of
Cape Breton Capers (UCCB). Games continue through Saturday,
Oct. 11, when the tournament wraps up at 8 p.m. with the
Sea Hawks taking on the Memorial All-Star Alumni.
Tickets can be purchased at the Field House Customer Service
Desk. For more information on tickets please call 737-3000.
Alumni Tribute Awards tickets on sale
Five outstanding graduates of Memorial will be honoured
during the Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 16. Tickets are now
on sale for $50 and can purchased or reserved in person
at the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, 20 Lambe’s
Lane, by phone at 737-4354 or 1-877-700-4081, or by e-mail
From the welcoming reception through the sumptuous four-course
dinner to the award presentations, the Alumni Tribute Awards
has been carefully planned to keep you smiling. Entertainment
is by the students and faculty of the School of Music, plus
there’s a unique multimedia look at the lives and
achievements of the evening’s honoured guests.
The evening goes ahead Thursday, Oct. 16, at R. Gushue Hall,
Irwin’s Road, Memorial Campus,
The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, see www.mun.ca/munalum
and click on the Awards icon. A limited number of tables
of eight available – call early. All proceeds to the
Memorial University Scholarship Fund.
Scholarship soccer friendly
The annual scholarship fund-raising soccer game against
the varsity teams, sponsored by the Varsity Soccer Booster
Club, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Hatcher field
starting at 5:30 p.m. The booster club encourages all friends
of varsity soccer to come out and play. It is a great bit
of fun and it is a tangible way to show our support for
the tremendous effort that our varsity athletes are making
promoting Memorial University through their athletic endeavours.
Those wishing to play in this game are asked to donate $20
to the soccer scholarship fund. Cheques can be made payable
to Memorial University. A tax receipt will be issued for
all donations of $20 or more. If you cannot play but would
like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, organizers
would appreciate receiving your donation as well.
Cheques in support of the scholarship fund can be sent to:
Dr. Wade Locke, Department of Economics, Memorial University
of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7.