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SUBJECT: MUNdays packing a punch at Memorial University in 2012
DATE: Oct. 16, 2012

Note to editors:
From Oct. 18-22, Memorial University will hold MUNdays, its yearly fall celebrations. At Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, festivities run Oct. 16-20.
Media representatives are invited to attend the official launch on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9:15 a.m. in the Main Dining Hall on the St. John’s campus. In Corner Brook, the official launch gets underway on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the GCSU food court.
On the St. John’s campus, events fall under the banner of I Love MUNdays. I Fell for Grenfell takes place on the university’s west coast campus. I Love MI MUNdays take place at the Marine Institute in St. John’s.
Events range from boisterous and colourful Spirit Parades to a massive Memorial University community food drive to “fill the square” at Paton College to an American-style, pre-game Tailgate Party before the Sea-Hawks soccer teams take on St. Francis of Xavier at the King George V pitch in St. John’s. At Grenfell Campus, professors will get “pied” by students for charity and everyone will try and outrace each other during the Campus Dash. At the Marine Institute, a voyage aboard the Titanic will take place in the Centre for Marine Simulation and several theme days ranging from Pyjama Day to Sports Day will be on the schedule.
Below is just a selection of story and photo ideas for journalists, photographers and videographers.
A full slate of events and activities are planned, encouraging students, staff, faculty and alumni to come together and celebrate Memorial. Website listings for all three campus’s MUNdays schedules can be found at the end of this release.
 
In St. John’s:
 
• I Love MUNdays launch
Thursday, Oct. 18, 9:15 a.m., Main Dining Hall, St. John’s campus
Join students, faculty and staff for a rowdy kick-off to this year’s activities.
 
• Spirit Parade
Thursday, Oct. 18, 9:30-10 a.m., starts at Main Dining Hall, St. John’s campus
Students will march through campus with flags held high with enthusiasm and pride.
 
• Fill the Square
Friday, Oct. 19, all day, Paton College, St. John’s campus
As part of Kindness Friday, the Memorial University community will attempt to cover the square in the centre of the university’s residence complex, Paton College, with non-perishable food items.
 
• Sea-Hawks Tailgate Party and Out Move Sammy Half-Time Show
Saturday, Oct. 20, 12-5 p.m., King George V soccer pitch, Quidi Vidi, St. John’s
An American-style, pre-game tailgate party will get students revved up for a Sea-Hawks double-header soccer match against St. Francis of Xavier. Then, residence house mascots will try to “out dance” Sammy the Sea-Hawk, Memorial’s mascot.
 
• International Bazaar
Monday, Oct. 22, 12-3 p.m., St. John’s, The Landing, University Centre, room 3018, St. John’s campus
Nosh on a global feast. This year’s bazaar will include a marketplace of world music, tastes, sights and sounds.
 
• Rant Like Rick finals
Monday, Oct. 22, 3:30-5 p.m., The Breezeway, University Centre, St.   John’s campus
Listen up as Memorial crowns its best loudmouth.  
                                                            
In Corner Brook:
 
• I Fell for Grenfell launch
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., GCSU food court, Arts and Science Building, Corner Brook
Join students, faculty and staff for a spirited start to a fun week.
 
• Parade of Flags
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:40 a.m., GCSU food court, Arts and Science Building, Corner Brook
Student representatives will march through campus with flags held high with enthusiasm and pride.
 
• Rant Like Rick
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m., Corner Brook, Arts and Science Building
Grenfell selects their loudest ranter to compete in the finals in St. John’s.
 
• Pie the Prof
Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., GCSU food court, Arts and Science building, Corner Brook
Watch professors get “pied” to raise money for charity.
 
• Teddy Bear Clinic and Art Session
Saturday, Oct. 20, 1:30-3 p.m., gymnasium, Arts and Science building, Corner Brook
Students from the Western Regional School of Nursing give Teddy his checkup. Games, prizes, loot bags and fun.
 
At the Marine Institute:
 
• Theme Days (all week on the Marine Institute campus, St. John’s)
Thursday, Oct. 18: Pyjama Day
Friday, Oct. 19: Superhero Day
Monday, Oct. 22: MI Day (students, faculty and staff wear MI-branded clothing)
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Sports Day (students, faculty and staff wear favourite team’s colours/jersey for friendly rivalry)
 
• Calm Air: The Titanic’s Maiden Voyage
Monday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., MI’s Centre for Marine Simulation, St. John’s
 
A full sensory interpretation of the Titanic’s voyage. Theatrical talent from the Arts and Culture Centre will lead a dramatic re-enactment of the event, while the full mission ship’s bridge simulator provides a 360-degree visual and full motion experience.
For more information, please visit www.mun.ca/mundays/schedule/ for the St. John’s campus, www.swgc.mun.ca/celebrate/ for Grenfell Campus and www.mi.mun.ca/mimundays for the Marine Institute.

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