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Memorial University to launch evening speaker series

Ref. No. 6

DATE:     Sept. 14, 2001
SUBJECT:     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.

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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: ampenney@mun.ca.

 

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