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Graduate school enrolment surges

Graduate students are making Memorial their academic institution of choice. The School of Graduate Studies said enrolment has surged 13.8 per cent.
Dr. Noreen Golfman, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, pointed to a number of reasons for the bump in graduate student registration. Memorial’s competitive tuition and the Canadian recession are factors, but the active efforts of the recruitment team at the School of Graduate Studies is what put enrolment over the top.

As of the first week of September, there were a total of 2,758 full-time and part-time students enrolled in graduate studies. That’s compared to the 2,415 graduate students enrolled in 2008. In 2007, there were a total of 2,302 graduate students.

Many of the students registered for graduate programs are from Atlantic Canada and Ontario, but there is a sizeable international contingent, as well. Dr. Golfman said the increase is likely related to the tightening job market due to the global financial situation.

Mosher named volleyball coach

Terry Mosher, a former Sea~Hawk and the 2001 Volleyball Canada Coach of the Year, has taken over the reins of the Memorial women’s volleyball program for the 2009-10 season.

The new coach is eager to get his team on the court.

“We will have a young team but we will be very competitive,” he said.

Mr. Mosher has coached a few of the current Sea~Hawks in the past.

Mr. Mosher was named the Volleyball Canada coach of the year in 2001 and has been a successful coach in Newfoundland for several years. He is a four-time recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) coach of the year award (1996, 1998, 2000, 2003).

He is a former standout with the Memorial men’s volleyball program and is a 1976 Athletic Honour Society inductee.

Sustainability celebration at Memorial

There will be a celebration of the signing of the university’s Sustainability Declaration and the completion of the construction phase of the Energy Saving Retrofit Program with Honeywell on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The event takes place in the Landing on the third floor of the University Centre, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The celebration will also be an opportunity to learn more about the infrastructure upgrades that will generate significant savings for the university and reduce green house gas emissions, visit displays on sustainability projects at Memorial and learn what you can do on campus and at home to reduce energy use and reduce your impact on the environment.

There will be prize draws throughout the day. At 1 p.m., there will be a media event with Dr. Christopher Loomis, president pro tempore, and other guests.
More information on the project can be found at: http://memorial.myenergymatters.ca/.

First Space showing Grenfell artwork

Artwork by graduates of the 2009 visual art program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College has travelled to the St. John’s campus for display.

The show, titled Resolved Component, takes place on the main floor of the Queen Elizabeth II library, and was curated by fellow SWGC visual arts graduate – and member of the class of 2009 – Charlotte Morgan.

Some of the mixed media on display was produced by the students during their time as students, but some of the work is new and showing for the first time.
Comprised of a wide variety of creative techniques, there is something suited to all tastes. Large-scale embroidery hangings, hand-sewn stuffed toys, lithographic prints, textile work, photographic collages and paintings all explore various avenues of creative expression.

The Resolved Component will run until Dec. 18.
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