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Laptop bust

Campus Enforcement and Patrol (CEP), in conjunction with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), has apprehended four individuals in connection with several laptop thefts on the St. John’s campus.

A number of students reported the theft of their personal computers from the QE II Library and the University Centre on Nov. 17 and 24. The students reported the items stolen to CEP and, in addition, registered the computers’ serial numbers with the RNC.

Meanwhile, CEP officers reviewed video recorded on surveillance cameras operating in the QE II Library, which caught several of the thefts in progress. The RNC’s General Investigation Unit was then able to identify the perpetrators as known individuals and continued the investigation from there.

A 23-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were arrested Nov. 27, while a 20-year-old male and 21-year-old male were arrested Nov. 28. The 23-year-old male has been held for a bail hearing, while the others have been released to appear in court in January 2010.

Memorial well represented by Order

Six individuals with close connections to Memorial were invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador at a ceremony at Government House last week.
The inductees to the Order include Donna J. Butt, Dr. Jon Lien, Hazel R. Newhook, Gladys Manuel Osmond, John Crosbie Perlin and Alan Perry.

Rising Tide Theatre founder Donna J. Butt was conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2003; Dr. Jon Lien is the founder of the Whale Research Group of Memorial University and is a retired professor of psychology; Grand Falls native Hazel R. Newhook served on Memorial’s Board of Regents and was the second woman in the province to be appointed to the Provincial Cabinet; Gladys Manuel Osmond received an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2008 and sends more than 1,000 pieces of mail each month to Canadian Forces personnel stationed around the globe; John Crosbie Perlin received an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2008 and as a philanthropist and volunteer has been involved with more than 50 charitable organizations; and Alan Perry is the former chair of Memorial’s Harlow campus, the founder of the Wessex Newfoundland Society and an honorary graduate.
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefiting in an outstanding manner Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents.

Business grads make top 100

Two exceptional MUN grads were recognized last month by the Globe and Mail in its report on Top 100 Women. Wendy Hannam, executive vice president, sales and service, products and marketing and international banking with Scotiabank and Heather Tulk, senior vice-president, customer solutions with Bell Aliant, Halifax, are Faculty of Business Administration alumna.

Ms. Hannam graduated with honours from Memorial’s Bachelor of Commerce (co-op) program in 1982. After earning her MBA from the University in Toronto in 1983, she began working with Scotiabank. Ms. Hannam is now responsible for retail banking strategy, channel optimization, sales and service design and executive and marketing and product management for international banking. She is also active in her community, serving as director of the Canadian Club and of the Toronto Children’s chorus.

Ms. Tulk graduated with honours from the bachelor of commerce (co-op) program in 1992 and went on to earn an MBA at Queen’s. In 1994, she started working with NewTel and she is now the senior vice-president of customer solutions with Bell Aliant in Halifax, where she leads all aspects of marketing, sales and contact centre operations.