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Vol 37  No 14
May 19, 2005


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School of Music celebrates gift

When Roy Ash heard Dr. Tom Gordonís passionate address to the Kiwanis Club in St. Johnís last year, he decided that he would assist the School of Music. And on April 23, in the recently opened Petro-Canada Hall, the inaugural recital of a newly donated Kawai series EX concert grand piano was proof of the philanthropic spirit of this successful retired businessman.

With the financial support of Mr. Ash, and with the assistance of Music City and Steve Edwards, this piano was purchased in Quebec City ≠ where it had served as a concert instrument for the last two year ≠ and delivered to Memorialís Petro-Canada Hall.

At the keyboard for this inaugural recital were two highly talented performers and MUN graduates. Andrea Lodge, acclaimed as a ďmust seeĒ by the Telegram, performed works by Liszt and Prokofiev. She was followed by Philip Roberts who has won numerous awards, including first place at the Canadian Music Competitionís national final. The eveningís performances also featured the MUN Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Vernon Regehr. These exceptional performances, before a packed house of admirers, were recorded and broadcast Sunday, May 2, on CBC Radioís Musicraft.

University forum rural revitalization

Memorial University will hold a public forum on the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, 155 Ridge Road, on Thursday, May 26, from 8-10 p.m.

Fisheries Policy and Rural Revitalization: An Integrated Approach will explore the development of the fishing industry as key to the economic restoration of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. An expert panel will discuss the merits of integrating economic development, fisheries management, public policy and program delivery for rural revitalization.

The centerpiece of the forum is a presentation by Alastair OíRielly, managing director, Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation. A panel discussion will follow the presentation and will feature economist Dr. Doug May, sociologist Dr. Barbara Neis and Rex Matthews, mayor of Grand Bank. The forum will be moderated by Dr. Robert Greenwood, director of Memorialís Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development.

The public is invited to attend this forum and there is no admission charge. Free parking is available.

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