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Vol 38  No 1
August 11, 2005


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In Brief

Free tours at Grenfell gallery

Visitors and local residents have a unique opportunity to tour the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery.

The gallery located in the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Fine Arts Building is offering free tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to drop by and enjoy a guided tour of the current work titled Exhibit A: Photography from Atlantic Canada.

The exhibit will interest people intrigued by historical Newfoundland and Labrador, explained gallery attendant Stephanie Power.

Artist Paulette Phillipís video installation The Floating House recalls the relocation of outport communities in the 1960ís. The house shown in the video was built in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, and will strike a chord with people whose parents and grandparents were part of the Newfoundland relocation effort. ďItís surreal to see,Ē said Ms. Power of watching a house being floated from one location to another.

Traces of resettled communities are found in Scott Waldenís series of photographs, Untitled. Steven Payneís House of Music, a series of color photographs, grew from his experience of restoring an abandoned house in Harbour Grace.

Organized and circulated by Saint Maryís University Art Gallery, Exhibit A presents the work of six other artists from the Atlantic provinces ≠ Scott Conarroe, Marlene Creates, Lorraine Field, John Haney, Thaddeus Holownia and Ned Pratt.

The Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours are available on request. For more information, please call the Art Gallery at (709) 637-6209.

Memorial and The Works ink agreement

Memorial Universityís Board of Regents and the board of the Memorial University Recreation Complex Inc. (The Works) have jointly signed an agreement to govern the management of the universityís recreation and athletics facilities on its St. Johnís campus.

The Works includes the Aquarena, the Field House and other sport and recreation facilities. It is a separately incorporated entity of the university.

It is governed by an independent board of directors with representation from the general community, the City of St. Johnís and the university, including student groups. Members of the board of The Works are appointed by Memorialís Board of Regents.

The Works is one of several separately incorporated entities of Memorial. Others include the Memorial University Botanical Garden, Genesis Group, Canadian Centre for Marine Communication, Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation, Centre for Cold OceanResources Engineering and the Newfoundland Quarterly.

Government hires grads

Several Memorial University alumni have recently joined the ranks of the provincial civil servants. Lawyers Tammy Drover (BA í97), Christine Healy (BA í93), Jacqueline Brazil (BA í88) and Alison Manning (B. Sc. í99) were appointed to the Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General.

Ms. Drover, Healey and Brazil accepted positions in the Civil Law Division, while Ms. Manning joined the Public Prosecutions Division. Their appointments were announced in late July by Justice Minister and Attorney General Tom Marshall.

The Works reaches out to alumni

The Works, in partnership with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, is offering a 14-day free trial membership to MUN alumni who have been impacted by the recent closure of New World Fitness in St. Johnís. Alumni will need their NWF membership card and MUN Alumni Card to avail of this offer.

This offer expires Aug. 17. Call Craig Neil at 737-3809 or Ed Cotter at 737-3420 for details. They will arrange your complementary orientation sessions, tour and free membership.

For further details on obtaining a MUN Alumni Card, contact Deborah Guillemette, development officer ≠ alumni outreach, at (709) 737-3481 or via e-mail at dguillem@mun.ca.

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