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REF NO.: 227

SUBJECT: havin’ a time: Reunion 2012

DATE: Aug. 6,2012

Media Advisory:
 
Memorial University alumni will converge on St. John’s campus, the Marine Institute and Grenfell Campus for five days of celebrations beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8. The first event of its kind in Memorial’s history, the five-day reunion will give alumni from all years and faculties the chance to reconnect with friends and colleagues, reminisce on their time at the university and make new memories.
More than 70 events are planned over the five-day period, including showcase events, a speaker series, an alumni job fair, faculty, school and group celebrations, family-oriented activities and more.
Please see the attached listing of events for times and locations.
Please note that parking will be free on St. John’s campus during the reunion. Gated lots near on-campus events will open approximately one hour prior to the start of the events. Meters on campus will not be ticketed with the exception of those located on Westerland Rd.

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For more information please contact Jennifer Batten, communications co-ordinator, Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, Memorial University, at (709) 864-2479 or jbatten@mun.ca.  
Wednesday, Aug 8
Marble Zipline
Grenfell Campus
$99 plus HST (Adult), $89 plus HST (Youth)
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Marble Mountain
 
Botanical Garden: What's in Bloom
MUN Botanical Garden
$6.00, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 10:00am - 11:00am
Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
 
St. John's Campus Tours
Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
 
Kayaking at Tippings Pond
Grenfell Campus
$15.00, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Tippings Pond, Massey Drive
 
The Blog Ate My Homework: Web 2.0 in the Classroom
Grenfell Campus
Free, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grenfell Campus, AS328
 
St. John's Campus Tours
Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
Botanical Garden: Newfoundland Nature Hike
 
Pharmacy Presents: Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet School of Pharmacy
Free, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
School of Pharmacy, Professional Practice Lab, Health Science Centre, 3rd Floor
 
The Republic of Doyle: St. John's Reel and Imagined
Free, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bruneau Centre
 
havin' a time: Reunion 2012 Kick-Off Celebration
Alumni Affairs & Development
$20.00, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
R. Gushue Hall, Main Dining Hall
 
havin' a time: With a View of the Stars
Grenfell Campus
Free, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 7:30pm - 11pm
Ferriss Hodgett Library, Library and Computing Building*
 
Thursday, Aug 9
Pharmacy Presents: Annual Scholarships Golf Tournament
School of Pharmacy
See www.reunion.mun.ca for details
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:30am
Bally Haly Golf & Country Club
 
Cedar Cove Outing
Grenfell Campus
$35.00, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Grenfell Campus (Pool Entrance)
 
Chemistry Come to Class: Past and Present Perspectives on Memorial's Chemistry Department
Faculty of Science – Chemistry
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 9:30am - 11:30am
Chemistry Building, C-4036
 
havin' a time: Reunion 2012 Alumni Job Fair
Career Development & Experiential Learning
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:00am - 2:00pm
R. Gushue Hall
 
Botanical Garden: Newfoundland Nature Hike
MUN Botanical Garden
$6.00, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:00am - 11:00am
Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
 
St. John's Campus Tours, Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
 
Diggin' it up at Memorial: A Tour of Archaeology Facilities at Queen's College, Faculty of Arts (Archaeology)
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Queens College
 
Computer Science Presents: Swarm Robotics
Faculty of Science – Computer Science
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Computer Science Seminar Room, EN2022
 
Going the Distance: Health, Education and Memorial's Collaborative Adventures in Communication Technology
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bruneau Centre
 
Diggin' it up at Memorial: A Tour of Archaeology Facilities at Queen's College, Faculty of Arts (Archaeology)
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Queens College
 
St. John's Campus Tours
Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
 
Chemistry Presents: Alumni versus Current Student Soccer
Faculty of Science – Chemistry
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor Soccer Field (Next to Physical Education Building)
 
Mathematics and Statistics: Wine and Cheese Reception
Faculty of Science - Mathematics and Statistics
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Henrietta-Harvey Building, HH-3022
 
Changing Tides: The Impact of Climate Change on Ocean and Marine Resources
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hampton Hall, Marine Institute
 
Housing Presents: Real Life Timeline
Student Affairs and Services – Housing
$5.00, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
R. Gushue Hall, Main Dining Hall
 
Family Recreational Swim
Grenfell Campus
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grenfell Campus Pool
 
Nursing: The Future of Nursing in Canada: An Evening with Dr. Judith Shamian
School of Nursing
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Main Auditorium, Health Sciences Centre
 
Education: Harlow Class Reunion
Faculty of Education
$10.00, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Guv'nor Pub, 389 Elizabeth Avenue
 
Science Fusion @ Geo Centre
Faculty of Science
Free, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd
Varsity Athletics/Human Kinetics and Recreation: Turn Back the Clock
Varsity Athletics/HKR
$10.00, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Physical Education Building, Lobby and Gymnasium
 
Swig Away at the Backlot
Grenfell Campus
$7.00, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 8:30pm - 12am
GCSU Backlot
 
Friday, Aug 10
Havin a Ball Humber Valley Style
Grenfell Campus
$90.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Eagle's Perch, Humber Valley Resort
 
Lighthouse Picnic at the Colony of Avalon
McCarthy Tours
$129.95, Friday, August 10, 2012, 9:30am
Pickup R. Gushue Hall (Prince Phillip Side)
 
Biochemistry @ Memorial: Then and Now - 45 Years in the Making 1967 – 2012
Faculty of Science – Biochemistry
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Science Building, L.A.W. Feltham Seminar Room SN-4015
 
Biology Presents: Big and Small We Have It All!
Faculty of Science – Biology
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:00am-12:00pm
Science Building, SN 2094, SN3119 and SN3125A
 
Parade Street Graduates: Coffee & Tour of the Titanic Exhibit
Alumni Affairs & Development
$20.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd
 
Physics and Physical Oceanography: Meet and Greet Coffee
Faculty of Science - Physics and Physical Oceanography
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Physics Department, C2039
 
Botanical Garden: What's in Bloom
MUN Botanical Garden
$6.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:00am - 11:00am
Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
 
The Ocean Sciences Centres: Life under the Ocean
Ocean Sciences Centre
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:00am - 3:30pm
St. John’s Campus, TBA
 
St. John's Campus Tours
Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
 
The Short and Long of It: The Power of Culture in Newfoundland and Labrador
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bruneau Centre
 
WRSON Open House and Health Fair
Grenfell Campus
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Western Regional School of Nursing, Monaghan Hall
 
Family Day and BBQ
Grenfell Campus
$0.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Grenfell Campus Food Court
 
St. John's Campus Tours
Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
 
Psychology Presents: Dr. Brent Snook, Forensic Psychologists
Faculty of Science – Psychology
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Science Building, SN 2109
 
Medley of Minds: A Lively Collection of Popular Culture Talks
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bruneau Centre
 
CHMR-FM: Open House and Reception
MUNSU
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
University Centre, 2nd Floor, South Annex Room 2009, CHMR Studios
 
Business Administration: Back to Business
Faculty of Business Administration
$10.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Faculty of Business Administration
 
Chemistry Presents: A Mixer
Faculty of Science – Chemistry
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Chemistry Building, C-4019
 
Crystal Waters Boat Tour
Grenfell Campus
$30.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Yacht Club, Curling
 
Social Work: Alumni Meet and Greet
School of Social Work
$15.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Humphry's (Upstairs), Across from the Delta
 
Medicine, Research and Graduate Studies Present: Mixer & Presentation
Faculty of Medicine
Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:00pm
Faculty of Medicine Foyer
 
Music (School of) Presents: A Night with Spirit of NF
School of Music
$72.00 (includes taxes and 18% gratuity)
Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:30pm
Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street
 
Education: Social @ The Sundance
Faculty of Education
$5.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sundance, George Street
 
Engineering and Applied Science: Re-Day 2012
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
$10.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:00pm
Rock House, George Street
 
MUNSU: A Blast from the Past for CSU/MUNSU, MUNSU
MUNSU
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:00pm - 1:00am
Breezeway Bar, University Centre
 
The Muse Alumni Reunion Open House
The Muse, Memorial’s Student Newspaper
Free, Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
University Centre, UC 2002
 
The Fisheries and Marine Institute Present: Classmates and Cocktails
Marine Institute
$20.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:30pm - 11pm
Marine Institute Gymnasium, Main Entrance, 155 Ridge Road
 
Arts Presents "Spinnin' a Yarn", an Evening for Alumni and Friends.
Faculty of Arts
$20.00, Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:00pm - 12:00pm
Bruneau Centre
 
Music (School of) Presents: A Jazz Night at the Ship
School of Music
Fee at Door, Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:00pm
Ship Inn, 265 Duckworth Street
 
Saturday, Aug 11
GEO Tour of the North Head Trail
McCarthy Tours
$50.85, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 9:30am
Pickup R. Gushue Hall (Prince Phillip Side)
 
Birds and Whales of Witless Bay
McCarthy Tours
$107.35, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:00am
Pickup R. Gushue Hall (Prince Phillip Side)
 
Calm Air: A 360° Interactive Experience of Titanic's Maiden Voyage
Marine Institute
$10.00, Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am - 11:00am; 11am – 12pm; 1:00pm – 2:00pm; 2:00pm – 3:00pm; 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Centre for Marine Simulation, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, West Entrance, 155 Ridge Road
 
Memorial Family Scavenger Hunt
Office of Student Recruitment
Free, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Arts & Administration Building, AA-2009
 
Queen Elizabeth II Library Presents: Taking Root
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Free, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Engineering and Applied Science: Back To Da Books 2012
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Free, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences
 
Music (School of) Presents: Meet the Families!
School of Music
$25.00, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Lester Farms, 92 Pearltown Road
 
The Oldest Newest Province: Looking to the Future, Reflecting on the Past
Free, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bruneau Centre
 
Grad Students of Memorial: Pre-Show Pub Night at Bitters
Graduate Students' Union
Free, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Bitters Pub, Feild Hall
 
Music (School of) Presents: Gathering at the Duke
School of Music
Free, Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Duke of Duckworth, 325 Duckworth Street
 
havin' a time: The Wicked Memorial Variety Show Alumni Affairs & Development (Details to follow under separate cover) $50 plus tax and applicable charges
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 8:00pm
Mile One Centre
 
Sunday, Aug 12
Music (School of) Presents: Let's Make Some Music
School of Music
Free, Sunday, August 12, 2012, 9:00am - 3:00pm
School of Music
 
Chemistry: Networking Brunch
Faculty of Science – Chemistry
Fee at Door, Sunday, August 12, 2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm
TBA
 
Botanical Garden: Nature Hike to Oxen Pond/Duck Feeding
MUN Botanical Garden
$12.00, Sunday, August 12, 2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
 
Official havin' a time Closing Celebration
Alumni Affairs & Development
Free, Sunday, August 12, 2012, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
R. Gushue Hall, Main Dining Hall

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