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This November, celebrate Memorial!

Ref. No. 40

DATE:     Oct. 30, 2001
SUBJECT:     This November, celebrate Memorial!

There's going to be lots to do at Memorial University during the month of November. The university is inviting the public to "Celebrate Memorial" and its place in the province's culture and history by participating in an array of lectures, special events, conferences and ceremonies.

Starting this week, the university will offer events reflecting Memorial's broad scope in education, research and scholarship, and community service. Many of these events are open to the public and admission to most events is free.

November is always a special month for the province's only university since it was founded as Memorial University College in 1925 as a living memorial to war dead. Each year the university marks the occasion at an on-campus Ceremony of Remembrance, scheduled this year for Wednesday, Nov. 7.

A stylized image of the university's Memorial Tower, a visible reminder of the university's unique history and symbolic role, is featured in the Celebrate Memorial logo. Originally created for the university's Festival of Anniversaries 1999-2000, the Celebrate Memorial concept and logo will continue to signify special programming that celebrates the traditions, accomplishments and discoveries of the people of Memorial University.

"We want highlight Memorial's role in this province's life," said Victoria Collins, the director of University Relations. "The university is contributing to the social, cultural and economic development of our province and we thought that this series of wide-ranging events would be an excellent way of inviting the public in to celebrate with us what Memorial University is about."

TONIGHT
The special roster of fall 2001 events begins tonight with a scholarship ceremony honouring approximately 600 entrance scholars. In total, 615 entrance scholarships of $1,000 or greater are being awarded to students attending Memorial University this year. Of these, approximately 525 students are attending the St. John's campus (which includes the 13 at the Marine Institute) and approximately 90 are studying at Memorial's Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus in Corner Brook.

Later this evening, Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Memorial's well-known Dracula expert, will be giving a lecture titled Dracula: Vampires in Folklore, History and Literature. Her lecture is part of a free Speaker Series organized by the School of Continuing Education's Division of Lifelong Learning, in partnership with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. On Nov. 7, historian Dr. John Fitzgerald will present a lecture on his recent visit to the battlefield at Beaumont-Hamel, France.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
The student experience at Memorial will be the focus of several events during November. On Nov. 2-3 the Memorial University chapter of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs will hold its Student Entrepreneurship Conference. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Office of Student Affairs and Services will host its second annual Student Leader Forum, designed to enhance leadership skills among campus student leaders. The Marine Institute will celebrate the scholastic achievements of its students in a scholarship ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 21.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Faculty of Science will pull out all the stops for its annual Open House for Schools in the Thomson Centre gymnasium. Students, teachers and members of the general public are encouraged to visit to see displays and activities and to interact with scientists. The Open House will feature science shows by the Chemistry and Physics departments, interactive computer projects from the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, live ocean creatures from the Ocean Sciences Centre and much more.

The university's top alumni award will be presented this month. The 2001 Alumnus of the Year - community volunteer and educator Noel Veitch - will be honoured in an entertaining evening saluting volunteerism. In a departure from the usual format, this year music, skits and tributes will headline Tribute 2001: A Celebration of Alumni Spirit , a production of Spirit of Newfoundland Productions. Tickets for this gala event cost $15 each and are available from the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.

Faculty and staff will be honoured in November for their contributions to the university. The annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to recognize long service to the institution and to celebrate the recipients of the 2001 Exemplary Service Awards. Outstanding faculty members will be honoured on Thursday, Nov. 15, when the President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching, the President's Awards for Outstanding Research and the University Research Professorships are presented.

Hon. Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, former federal minister of foreign affairs and current director of Liu Centre of the Study of Global Issues at UBC, will give the inaugural John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture on Monday, Nov. 19. His topic for this public lecture will be The Human Security Agenda: Prescriptions for Canada in an Age of Globalization.

Several dramatic performances will be held in November at Grenfell College in Corner Brook, including Shakespeare's King John (Monday, Nov. 19) and The Two Gentleman of Gerona (Tuesday, Nov. 20). Tickets are $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults and can be purchased at the college bookstore 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily or at the box office on the nights of performances.

During November Grenfell College's Wednesday Lunchtime Lecture Series continues, with Dr. Jim Greenlee speaking on The Ladies, God Bless 'em: Female Missionaries in the 19th Century on Nov. 7. Other speakers are scheduled for Nov. 14 and 21. These lectures are open to the public. People in several communities around the province will have an opportunity to learn about MUN@ home, the distance education offerings of Memorial University. A promotional booth is travelling to shopping malls in Marystown, Stephenville, Corner Brook, St. Anthony and Carbonear during October and November.

For more information on Celebrate Memorial events, call 737-8663/4 or visit www.mun.ca/celebrate


List of Events (sorry about the formatting...Please see the Web site for a better looking version!)

"Celebrate Memorial" - Events in November 2001 (and co-ordinating units)
Note: *denotes signature events

Tues. Oct. 30 *Scholarship Reception - 5 p.m. (Student Affairs and Services) (by invitation)
 
Tues. Oct. 30 *Speaker Series - 7:30 p.m., AA-1046, Arts Building. (Alumni Affairs and Development & Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education). Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Miller on Dracula: Vampires in Folklore, History and Literature. Open to all. Although the series is free, donations to the university's scholarship fund will be gratefully received. For more information or to register, call 737-7979. Parking in Lot 15B or metered area in front of the Arts Building.

Launch of Public Sector Leadership and Management Development Program - 2 p.m. Joint initiative of the Centre for Management Development, Faculty of Business Administration, and the provincial and federal governments. (by invitation)

 
Tues. - Thurs.
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
Newfoundland and Labrador Physical Education Special Interest Group (PESIC) Conference - Sponsored by School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Keynote Speaker will be Ms. Farida Gabbani, President of the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Contact: Dr. Ralph Wheeler, 737-8684.
 
Wed. Oct. 31 Wednesday Lunchtime Series - 12:30 p.m. AS328, Arts and Science Building. (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College) Dave Brodbeck is the "linkmeister" for this fun and friendly competition to determine the "weakest link" among Grenfell College's students, faculty and staff. Fine Arts Theatre Program - 8:00 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College), Les Belles Soeurs. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the college bookstore 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily or at the box office on the nights of performances.
 
Thurs. - Sat.
Nov. 1 - 4
MUN @ home - Promotional booth in the Stephenville, Corner Brook and St. Anthony malls to enhance awareness of Memorial's distance education programs (Distance Education, School of Continuing Education)
 
Nov. 2-4 ACE Student Entrepreneurship Conference... "I Did It My Way...", (Faculty of Business ACE Chapter; Student Co-ordinator: Nick Carobs)
 
Sat. Nov. 3 Student Leader Forum: The Leader Within, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Student Affairs and Services) Student leaders from across the St. John's campus gather for a day of leadership training and skills development. (pre registration required)
 
Mon. Nov. 5 Canadian Career Week Workshop - 12 p.m., UC4011, Smallwood Centre. (Division of Career Development) Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters.

Canadian Career Week Workshop - 1 p.m., UC4011, Smallwood Centre. (Division of Career Development) What You Can Do With Your Arts Degree?

Lecture by Peter Gardner - 8 p.m. - D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Longtime artistic and general director of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Memorial University's newest honorary doctor, Peter Gardner will be administering a dose of reality therapy - survivor-style - to Canada's musical establishment with a public lecture entitled "Survivor!" and will pose the question: Can the community model negotiate the threats and grasp the opportunities to show the way through the fragile and murky world of the 21st century orchestra?

 
Mon. - Wed.
Nov 5 - Nov. 7
Grenfell Fall Advising "Daze" - 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Crossroads, Arts and Science Building. (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College) Academic advising information for student and information session on degree programs available at Grenfell College.
 
Tues. Nov. 6 Canadian Career Week Workshop - 12:30 p.m., UC4011, Smallwood Centre. (Division of Career Development) Job Search and Networking Strategies.
 
Wed. Nov. 7 *Alumni seniors event, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Alumni House, Lambe's Lane (Alumni Affairs and Development) (by invitation)

Canadian Career Week Workshop - 12 p.m., UC4011, Smallwood Centre. (Division of Career Development) Interview Tips. Wednesday Lunchtime Series - 12:30 p.m., AS328, Arts and Science Building. (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College) Speaker Jim Greenlee: The Ladies, God Bless 'em: Female missionaries in the 19th Century.

*Ceremony of Remembrance, 1 - 2 p.m., Reid Theatre, Arts Building. (University Relations) The Memorial University community gathers to commemorate those who have fought and died in war, especially those for whom this university was named. Special guests include the Newfoundland Regimental Band and the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party. Open to all. Parking at covered meters in front of the Arts Building.

*Alumnus of the Year Event - and musical tribute to volunteerism, 7 p.m., DF Cook Recital Hall, Music Building (Alumni Affairs and Development). Tickets are $15 each and available by calling 737-4354, 1-877-700-4081 or emailing munalum@mun.ca

Speaker Series- 7:30 p.m., AA1043, Arts Building. (Alumni Affairs and Development & Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education). Speaker Dr. John Fitzgerald on Beaumont-Hamel. Open to all. Although the series is free, donations to the university's scholarship fund will be gratefully received. For more information or to register, call 737-7979. Parking in area 15B or metered area in front of the Arts Building.

 
Thurs. Nov. 8 *Faculty of Science Open House for Schools - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gymnasium, Thomson Centre. A special opportunity for teachers to visit with their students to see displays and activities and to interact with scientists. There will be science shows by the Chemistry and Physics departments, interactive computer projects from the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, live ocean creatures from Ocean Sciences Centre and much more. Open to all. For more information, call 737-4314 or 737-8153.

Canadian Career Week Workshop - 12 p.m., UC4011, Smallwood Centre. (Division of Career Development) Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters.

Canadian Career Week Workshop - 12 p.m., UC4011, Smallwood Centre. (Division of Career Development) What You Can Do With Your Arts Degree! Medical Ethics Lectureship -- 6:30 -8 p.m., Medical School Auditorium, Health Sciences Centre (Faculty of Medicine). Speaker: Dr. John Dossetor, professor emeritus, University of Alberta, on The Doctor-Patient Relationship: some new ways of looking at its ethics. Open to all; parking available in Lot 9 of the medical school.

 
Wed. Nov. 14 *Employee Service Awards ceremony - 3 p.m. (Human Resources) (by invitation)

Wednesday Lunchtime Series - 12:30 p.m., AS328, Arts and Science Building (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College) Speakers: Ron Richards & Elinor Benjamin on From Hiroshima to Nagasaki - Impressions of Western Japan.

 
Thurs. Nov. 15 *Faculty Awards ceremony - 4 p.m., presentation of 2001 PAOR, URP, DTA recipients (University Relations) (by invitation)
 
Sat. Nov. 17 MUN @ home - Promotional booth in the Carbonear mall aimed at increasing awareness of Memorial's distance Education programs (Distance Education, School of Continuing Education)
 
Mon. Nov 19 *John Kenneth Galbraith lecture - launch, 8 p.m., DF Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. (Public Policy Research Centre) Speaker: Dr. Lloyd Axeworthy on The Human Security Agenda: Prescriptions for Canada in an Age of Globalization. Open to all. Parking in area 15B.

Fine Arts Theatre Program - 8 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College), King John. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults and can be purchased at the college bookstore 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily or at the box office on the nights of performances.

 
Tues. Nov. 20 Fine Arts Theatre Program - 8 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College), The Two Gentleman of Verona. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the college bookstore 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily or at the box office on the nights of performances.
 
Wed. Nov. 21 *Scholarship Ceremony - 8 p.m. (Marine Institute) (by invitation)

Wednesday Lunchtime Series - 12:30 p.m. (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College) Speakers: Ed Andrews & Henry Mann on The Burnt Island Ecological Reserve: A Unique Newfoundland Experience. Open to all.

 

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