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October 2, 2003
 In Brief

In Brief

MUN’s impact focus of essay contest
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

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 competition.

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 at

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 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.



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