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Kristina Biel, an exchange student from Germany studying in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation this summer, ascends a rock climb on the Beamer in Flatrock for the course HKR 2545: Introduction to Outdoor Education and Recreation, taught by TA Loeffler.



Thursday, Aug. 14
Tuckamore Festival: Free Lunchtime Concert with young artists 12:30-1:20 p.m. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (The Kirk), St. John’s.

Tuckamore Festival: Transcendental Beauty 8-10 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. The Duke Trio with faculty and guest artists play Schubert's Fantasy for Piano Duet and his Quintet in C major. Atlantic Canada premiere of R. Murray Schafer's Duo for Violin and Piano, commissioned by the CBC.

Friday, Aug. 15
PhD oral defence of Calvin Hollett, Department of History, titled A People Reaching for Ecstasy: The Growth of Methodism in Newfoundland, 1774-1874 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Saturday, Aug. 16
Tuckamore Festival: Young People these Days!, great solo and chamber music performed by gifted young artists participating in the Tuckamore Festival, 8-10 p.m. Petro Canada Hall, School of Music.

The Floral Art Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society will present a floral art show at the Botanical Garden 12-5 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s.

Sunday, Aug. 17
Tuckamore Festival: Community Outreach, a new feature of the Tuckamore Festival. Artistic Directors Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves coach local Suzuki student chamber groups, 2-4 p.m. Petro Canada Hall, School of Music.

Sunday Nature Hikes at MUN Botanical Garden. This program is suitable for families with young children who enjoy hiking. Please meet in the field centre at 10 a.m., runs to 11:30 a.m. Botanical Garden.

The Floral Art Group of the Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s floral art show continues today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road. Admission is free.

Monday, Aug. 18
PhD oral defence of Charitha Goonasekara, Department of Biochemistry, titled Structure-function of Native and Amino-terminally Truncated Striated Muscle Tropomyosins, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

PhD oral defence of Oznur Yasar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, titled Algorithmic Complexity and Extremality Characterizations for Edge Searching, 2-4 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
Tuckamore Festival: Trial and Triumph. Faculty artists Nancy Dahn, violin, Vernon Regehr, cello, Timothy Steeves, piano, with Rennie Regehr, viola, and Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin, play String Quartet no. 7 by Shostakovitch, Duo for Violin and Cello by Schulhoff and Piano Quintet in A major by Dvorak. 8-10 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

Tuckamore Festival: Free Lunchtime Concert with Tuckamore’s young artists 12:30-1:20 p.m. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (The Kirk), St. John’s.

Meet Memorial 2008 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Career Development and Experiential Learning (UC 4002), Lifelong Learning (FM 1000) and the Bookstore (UC 2006). Bring your passport or pick one up at either location. For complete details on the pilot program visit www.mun.ca/meetmemorial/meet/.

Edge Searching on Cycle-Disjoint Graphs by Boting Yang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2-3 p.m. Henrietta Harvey Building, HH-3026.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Tuckamore Festival: free lunchtime concert with young artists 12:30-1:20 p.m. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (The Kirk).

Tuckamore Festival: Free Children's Concert with the world-renowned Miró Quartet 1-1:50 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

Friday, Aug. 22
Tuckamore Festival: American Revival. The Miró Quartet performs Haydn's String Quartet op. 77, no.1, Charles Ives' First Quartet and Dvorak's String Quartet Op. 96 ("American") 8-10 p.m. Gower Street United Church, St. John's.

Saturday, Aug. 23
Newfoundland Forest Ecology Series – Edible Plant Hike with Costa Kasimos, research assistant with the Botanical Garden, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Botanical Garden.

Sunday, Aug. 24
Tuckamore Festival Finale. The festival’s brilliant young artists perform chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, Bridge, Mendelssohn and more 8-10 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

Sunday Nature Hikes at MUN Botanical Garden 10-11:30 a.m. Botanical Garden.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Meet Memorial 2008 Final Session 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Housing, Food and Conferencing Services (Barnes House), the Queen Elizabeth II Library (main entrance) and the Marine Institute (main entrance). Be sure to visit these three locations on the final session of the Meet Memorial program. Participant prizes will be awarded at the big BBQ on Aug. 28. For complete tour details visit www.mun.ca/meetmemorial/meet/.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Employee appreciation barbecue 3-6 p.m. Dining Hall/Paton College Courtyard

Friday, Aug. 29
The Atlantic Algebra Centre is holding an international workshop on the topic Graded Algebras and Superalgebras from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2008, at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University. In addition to the participants from MUN, there are guests from 10 countries. The updated information about the workshop will be available on the web site of AAC at www.math.mun.ca/~aac.

Sunday, Aug. 31
Sunday Nature Hikes at the Botanical Garden 10-11:30 a.m. Botanical Garden.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
Fall orientation for first year undergraduate students will take place on Sept. 2-3. Registration will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Field House at 12 p.m. There will be many fun activities taking place until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and then a ‘90s-themed Breezeway bash taking place at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3
Orientation continues at 9:30 a.m. in the University Centre. Activities will continue until 4:30 p.m. Check out the Orientation website at www.mun.ca/orientation.

Friday, Sept. 5
Free Admission at the Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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