Scott Bartlett is off to Nova Scotia to pick up the H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize from the 30th annual Atlantic Writing Competition. The third-year English major won the award for his as-yet-unpublished novel Royal Flush, a comedic romp that features a hapless king, a beautiful damsel who refuses to love him and a band of roving linguists. The 20-year-old author said many of the ideas he uses in his writing come from courses he has taken. He’s now looking for an agent to help him publish the book, and launch the writing career he hopes will sustain him after graduation.
Keith Hiscock, assistant director (development and renewal) of Facilities Management, was appointed as the university’s representative on the Pippy Park Commission for a three-year term commencing May 22, 2007.
MBA student Amy Hsiao has won the Best Case in Division award for her case, Out of Newfoundland with Iceberg Beer: A Case Study on Quidi Vidi Brewery, from the Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB). She will be attending the ASB conference from Sept. 28-30 at Acadia University to accept her award.
Anne Richardson, director of The Works, was appointed to the board of directors of the Western Sports and Entertainment Inc. (The Pepsi Centre) for a two-year term, expiring April 20, 2009.
Dr. Diane Tye has replaced Dr. Martin Lovelace as head of the Department of Folklore effective Aug. 1, 2007.
Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, Discipline of Genetics, has been appointed as a member of the Institute Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The specific appointment is to the Institute of Genetics, for a term of three years, beginning Sept. 1, 2007.