Alumni elect regents
There will be five new faces at the table when Memorial Universityís Board of Regents convenes on Sept. 7, 2005, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Memorial alumni recently returned Earl Ludlow for a second term and elected five new regents including Ruth Canning, Deanne Fleet, Ann Marie Hann, Doug Moores and Eleanor Swanson for three-year terms on the Board of Regents, Memorialís governing body.
Almost 2,000 alumni had cast their votes by the time voting ended at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12, for a record 28 alumni candidates.
Commenting on the election, the chair of the Board of Regents, Lorne Wheeler, BA(Ed.)í65, BAí66, said, ďIt is a great pleasure to welcome these outstanding representatives to the Board of Regents of Memorial University. Our alumni are ambassadors for the university and the community and they bring a unique perspective to the Board of Regents. I look forward to working with them as they continue the strong alumni tradition of contributing to this institutionís governing body.Ē
For more on the newly-elected regents, see www.munalum.ca.
Innovative program recognized for excellence
Memorialís Horizons Leadership program was honoured with the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) Award of Excellence, presented June 5 at the groupís summer conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Horizons is an innovative program that is helping lead the way in recruitment and leadership development at Memorial. Scholarships valued at $1,200 are awarded to Grade 9 students across the province along with enrolment in a junior leadership program. The Fry Family Foundation funds the scholarships for the students. Memorialís Horizons program pairs scholarships with citizenship and school/community leadership. It also recognizes students who excel in athletics and or the arts. Students who take part in the leadership program also receive a part-time Memorialís Undergraduate Career Experience Program (MUCEP) position during their first year of studies. To find out more see www.mun.ca/horizons.
Former player to lead womenís volleyball
Memorial University Athletics has appointed Mellissa Oates as head coach of the womenís volleyball program. A former Sea-Hawk, Ms. Oates has spent the past number of years building her coaching resumť and developing her skills and techniques. She has worked with both school and Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) affiliated programs to grow through the coaching ranks. Ms. Oates was the assistant coach of the 2005 Canada Games team, and shared responsibility for identifying and selecting the team that represented the province at the games in Regina.
She is also technical director with the NLVA, working to promote and support volleyball on the provincial scene. She was an assistant coach with the Sea-Hawks during the 2003-04 season. A competitive athlete during her playing days, Ms. Oates was an AUS All-star during Memorialís volleyball championship season of 1999-2000.
In a partnership with the NLVA she will devote her energy to the sport on a full-time basis, with a time-sharing arrangement between both parties.
Alumni invited to exhibit their artwork
Memorial University is looking for students and graduates of credit and non-credit art courses who want to display or sell their work at the second annual fall art show on the St. Johnís campus.
This event will showcase the work alongside the work of other graduates of the Division of Lifelong Learningís art program, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Fine Arts program, and other alumni who have completed Education 3120 or 4120.
Students must be currently enrolled in any one of these programs or have participated in one of them since the fall 2001 semester.
Artwork accepted for exhibit may include stained glass, sketches, and watercolour or oil paintings. Selected exhibiters may show one piece of art in any medium. If space permits, additional work can be shown on a first come first serve basis.
For more information on how to participate in the exhibit, contact Sara Murray (737-3069 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chasity Frost (737-2322 or email@example.com) by Sept. 30, 2005.