Ref. No. 6
||Sept. 14, 2001
||Memorial University to launch evening speaker series
The Division of Lifelong Learning, in conjunction with the Office of
Alumni Affairs, is hosting a free evening Speakers Series featuring some of
Memorial University's most distinguished scholars. The series begins on
Sept. 25 and all sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. The series begins with a
presentation by Dr. Michael Doyle titled Juggling Work and Play: The Case
for Effective Time Management.
Dr. Doyle has 18 years of experience assisting students, as well as
professionals outside the academic setting, to manage their time
effectively. Series-goers will learn some powerful strategies for coping
with the tension between our increasingly limited time and the escalating
demands on our resources.
October -- All Hallow's Eve month -- is an appropriate setting for Dr.
Elizabeth Miller, an internationally acclaimed expert on Bram Stoker's,
Dracula. Dr. Miller will present, Tuesday, Oct. 30, on Dracula: Vampires in
Folklore, History and Literature. Join Dr. Miller for a compelling look at
one of the most enduring and mythic characters of today's popular culture.
November, the month of remembrance, sets the stage for well-known
historian, Dr. John FitzGerald, as he revisits this province's defining
military action: Beaumont Hamel. It is said that not a family in the
province was left untouched by the events of that tragic yet transfiguring
experience. Join Dr. FitzGerald for: A Visit to Beaumont Hamel.
The 2001 presentations are nicely wrapped up (pun fully intended) by Dr.
Philip Hiscock, one of the province's most popular folklorists. Dr. Hiscock
offers a rich and frequently nostalgic look at The Variety of Traditional
Christmases in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Hiscock will evoke the music,
customs, and imagery of a season that is central to how we recall our past.
Although the series is free, donations to the university's Scholarship
Fund will be received gratefully. Please note: seating is limited. Room
numbers will be announced later. To reserve your seat(s), or for more
information on the series, please call 709-737-7979.
Contact information for press release: Ann Marie O'Keefe - Penney ,
Program Developer, Division of Lifelong Learning, Memorial University of
Newfoundland, Tel.: (709) 737-3069, Fax: (709) 737-8486, E-mail: