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Vol 40  No 10
February 21, 2008



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In Brief

MUNSU election coming

Undergrad students on the St. John’s campus will get a chance to practice their democratic right next month.

The Memorial University Students’ Union (MUNSU) general election is set for March 11 and 12.

There are five top executive positions up for grabs: executive directors of external affairs, advocacy, campaigns, finance and services, and student life.

Faculty and school representatives from around the university will also be elected, as well as constituency representatives and five director-at-large posts.

Students interested in running for the union must be at least part-time undergraduate students and in clear academic standing. For specific ward representatives, the nominee must be a registered member in that ward.

Details about each can be found online at or by dropping into the MUNSU general office, located in room UC-2000 or by e-mailing

Nomination packages will be available Feb. 25-29.

All forms must be submitted by Feb. 29 at 12 p.m.

Rothermere deadline extended

Students interested in applying for one of Memorial’s most prestigious scholarships have an extra week to polish their application form.

The deadline for the Rothermere Fellowship, valued at roughly $24,000, has been extended to Feb. 28, 2008.

Made possible by the generosity of the Rothermere Trust, the fellowship has opened doors for dozens of students who continue their post-secondary education in the United Kingdom since first awarded more than 50 years ago in 1956.

It was established by Lord Rothermere, Memorial University’s first chancellor, and includes university fees and certain other expenses such as return air travel to the UK. One award is made each year by the Rothermere Fellowships Trust.

In order to be eligible for the fellowship, candidates shall have completed a bachelor’s degree at Memorial and have completed or be about to complete a master’s degree either at Memorial or at another university in North America.

Further application details and conditions are available by contacting the President’s Office at 737-8216.

Psychiatry clinic on campus

Dr. Anne Porter is now offering on-campus psychiatric services for students, in association with Student Health Services and the university Counselling Centre.

Appointments are made by medical referral only. Call 737-8874 for further information.

Seeking best of volunteers

Memorial will recognize the volunteer efforts of its own during a special ceremony next month, but first it’s looking for a few good candidates to acknowledge.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 22nd Annual MUN Volunteer Day, set for March 26.

Organized by the Student Volunteer Bureau (SVB), the awards allow both community and campus organizations to recognize publicly the efforts of their volunteers. Students, student groups, residences and faculty staff members will be presented with awards.

“Recognizing the valuable contributions of individuals and groups here at Memorial is vastly important,” said Rhonda Pittman, co-ordinator of the SVB.

Ms. Pittman said the ceremony isn’t just about handing out awards, it’s about highlighting the efforts Memorial’s own make to society, from volunteering with non-profit groups to helping out in their communities to giving up some of their time with an event happening at the university.

During MUN Volunteer Day 2008, volunteers will be recognized in a variety of categories including volunteer students, staff and faculty, and residences of the year, as well as volunteer centre of the year and volunteer club or society. The David Kirkland Student Leadership Award and the Glenn Roy Blundon Award will also be awarded.

Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 29, 2008. Nomination forms can be dropped off at the Student Volunteer Bureau Office, located in room UC-4001 of the Smallwood Centre on Memorial’s St. John’s campus, or they can be e-mailed to or faxed to 709-737-2437.


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