News Release

REF NO.: 19

SUBJECT: Annual fall celebrations kick off at Memorial University

DATE: October 15, 2015

Memorial’s collective heart is growing bigger by the minute.

The university’s annual fall celebrations, MUNdays, kicked off today with a full itinerary of events and activities, encouraging students, staff, faculty and alumni to come together and celebrate spirit at Memorial. On the East Coast, I Love MUNdays and I Love MI MUNdays take place Oct. 15-19; on the West Coast, I Love Grenfell takes place Oct. 23-28.

From the Disaster Chef Challenge and Emergency Preparedness Fair on the St. John’s campus to the Living Library at the Marine Institute, Day 1 of MUNdays got off to a rousing start!


For tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16, some highlights for media:

  • Kindness Friday: Fill The Square food drive, Paton College Court, St. John’s campus, all day • Pancake Breakfast, Main Dining Hall, St. John’s campus, 7:30-9:30 a.m. • Floor Hockey Tournament, Marine Institute gym, 5-10 p.m. • Faculty and class reunions, various locations and times (see website below for full schedule)

For Saturday, Oct. 17, highlights for media:

Today’s the day for students to get out in the community and engage in meaningful activities that benefit the community during Community Service Learning Day. Students

will learn about giving back to their community by volunteering at organizations like Rainbow Riders and the Children’s Wish Foundation, develop their leadership skills, make a difference and have fun while doing it! See website below for locations and times.

The Super TSC Night Concert at the Rock House on George Street in St. John’s is on! Grenfell Campus will get the night started right with a pre-party for Grenfell alumni at the Gypsy Tea Room in St. John’s. Local comedian Matt Wright will host the concert, which features The Secrets, Barry Canning and Billy and the Bruisers. Alumni and friends are all invited! Doors open at 7 p.m.


For Sunday, Oct. 18, highlights for media:

President Kachanoski will join in during MUNdays to mark some major milestones: alumni celebrating 50 years of graduation from the Parade Street and Elizabeth Avenue campuses will be recognized at the President’s Golden Celebration at the School of Music, St. John’s campus


For Monday, Oct. 19, highlights for media:

Graduate students bring their “A” game to the Three-Minute Thesis today. An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. The time allowed? 180 seconds. Countdown starts at 1 p.m. at R. Gushue Hall!

I Love MUNdays and I Love MI MUndays 2015 may come to a close Monday night, but we’re not going quietly. Four outstanding Memorial University alumni will be recognized for excellence at the 34th annual Alumni Tribute Awards at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s from 6-9 p.m. Alumni Geoff Eaton, Dr. Rex Gibbons, Jessica Burry and Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra will be feted in style!

For full details, please visit www.mun.ca/mundays/events/alumnitributeawards.php.

Be sure to follow along in the fun on the MUNdays Twitter feed @ilovemundays with the #MUNdays2015 hashtag and the Facebook page at I Love MUNdays.

MUNdays highlights the diversity, ingenuity, excellence, kindness and community spirit that set Memorial apart from all other post-secondary institutions.

For the full schedule of events on the St. John’s campus, please visit www.mun.ca/mundays. For Grenfell Campus, please visit www.grenfell.mun.ca/love-grenfell/Pages/default.aspx. For the Marine Institute, please visit www.mi.mun.ca/mimundays.

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