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March 10, 2005
 In Brief


In Brief

On March 29, Memorial’s Student Volunteer Bureau will host a Student Volunteer Day Ceremony, during which the 14th annual Glenn Roy Blundon Award will be presented. The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. in the Junior Common Room, Paton College. The award is given to an individual or group that has promoted equality and accessibility for Memorial students with disabilities. Last year’s recipient was Vivienne Kuester, a faculty member in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Individuals are invited to nominate an individual or group by March 15.

The award is named for a former Memorial student and resident of Bay de Verde who died in 1984, who is remembered for his leadership and commitment to equality and accessibility issues. The campus facility named for him, the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre (University Counselling Centre), co-ordinates services for students with disabilities.

Other awards being presented include the Student Volunteer of the Year; Volunteer Staff/Faculty of the Year; Volunteer Centre of the Year; Volunteer Residence of the Year; Volunteer Club/Society of the Year; and the David Kirkland Student Leadership Award.
Nomination forms (available at or from the Blundon Centre) can be returned to the Selection Committee, c/o Glenn Roy Blundon Centre (Room 4007, Smallwood Centre) or e-mailed to For further details, telephone the Blundon Centre at 737-2156: Voice or 737-4763: TTY (telecommunication device for people who are deaf).

Feminist theorist and scholar Susan Gubar will give the annual Pratt Lecture at the Reid Theatre on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. A pioneer of feminist criticism, Dr. Gubar has written extensively on the woman writer in the 19th and 20th centuries, co-authoring (with Sandra Gilbert) studies such as The Madwoman in the Attic and No Man’s Land. She has written diversely about feminism in the academy in Critical Condition, and on post-Holocaust poetry in Poetry After Auschwitz: Remembering What One Never Knew. Her lecture is titled The Once and Future History of Sex and Gender.

The Pratt Lecture is hosted by the Department of English and funded by the Dean of Arts. Reception to follow in the University Club. Everyone is welcome. Free parking in areas 15 and 15B.

The bachelor of education (primary/elementary) degree program will be offered at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in May 2005. Under the agreement, the Faculty of Education will provide course instructors and academic advising to the students. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College will contribute the full range of facilities and student services normally available. Commencing with the spring semester 2005, approximately 40 students will complete a sequence of courses for the spring 2005, fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters. During the winter 2006 semester, students enrolled in this program will complete the teaching internship and have the option of completing it with the Western School District.
Students selected for the program will be chosen from the pool of applications that were received by the Feb. 15, 2005, deadline, and in accordance with MUN’s Faculty of Education guidelines. Students looking for further information can log on to the Faculty of Education web site at

Memorial’s women’s basketball team claimed its fourth Atlantic University Sport championship in six years, knocking off the University College Cape Breton Capers in the final March 6 at the University of New Brunswick.

The 80-73 victory sends the women’s team to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport playoffs at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, March 11-13.

First-year player Paula Barker was named player of the game for Memorial with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Jenine Browne chipped in 22 points in the final, Leslie Stewart added 17 and Amy Dalton had 10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

Jenine Browne was named tournament MVP for the championships and both Amy Dalton and Leslie Stewart were selected as Tournament All-Stars.

Memorial defeated the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers in the semi-final, 70-52.