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Vol 39  No 7
Dec. 14, 2006



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In Brief

Grad program back in Classics

Memorial is once again offering a graduate degree in Classics.

“The Classics Department has undergone significant change and restructuring over the last three years, and we are excited to be able to support a graduate program again,” said department head Dr. Tana Allen. “I’ve had many requests from students about opportunities in studying Classics and it has been disappointing to have to tell them to seek out other universities.

“Now, students can again look forward to a challenging master’s program that offers them excellent training in the core areas of the discipline. And having graduate students on board enriches the community of classics in immeasurable ways.”

The MA in Classics can be completed in one year of full-time study, normally begun in September. Its emphasis is on classical texts and research methods.

Applications are being accepted for admission for fall 2007. More information is available at

Debt reduction for co-op students

Student in co-operative programs are now entitled to debt reduction grants for their work terms, thanks to the provincial government’s decision to rectify a shortfall in student financial assistance regulations.

In August 2002, significant changes were made to the student loan program, including the implementation of the Debt Reduction Grant (DRG) program. Under the program, students who borrow the maximum student loan each semester and complete a full course load can have their provincial student debt eliminated. When the program was implemented four years ago, borrowers enrolled in paid work terms, in particular engineering students, were not qualifying for this grant.

Assessments will be completed by the end of the calendar year.

About 200 students are expected to benefit from this initiative at a cost of $1 million, and annually about 50 students should be eligible at a cost of $250,000. Students will be notified of their eligibility by the Department of Education.

Study opportunity in the U.S.

The Killam Fellowship, a junior study-abroad program with select institutions, offers undergrads an opportunity to study in the United States. The award is valued at $10,000 US for one year.

In order to be considered a student must: be a citizen of Canada or United States; be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing at one of the participating universities; be eligible to participate in an international exchange program be fluent in English (or, as it may apply, in French); demonstrate superior academic achievement; and be free of significant recent experience in the host country.

The deadline is Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. For more information or to download an application, visit

Submit completed applications to the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room UC-4018, University Centre.

New scholarship for business

Students who take the Faculty of Business advertising management course now have added incentive to do well, thanks to the generosity of the Tanglers Group of the St. John’s Rotary Club and the family of Ernest C. Boone.

To honour the memory of the late Ernest Boone, a prominent Newfoundland entrepreneur and founder of E.C. Boone Limited, the Tanglers Group established the Ernest C. Boone Award. Valued at $500, will be granted yearly to a student in clear standing who is completing the advertising management course and who best demonstrates motivation, enthusiasm and perseverance.

The Ernest C. Boone Award will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon a recommendation from the dean of Business in consultation with the course instructor. The first award will be offered for the 2006-07 year.


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