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SUBJECT: Kindness marathon as Memorial’s fall celebrations continue on both coasts

DATE: Oct. 29

Expect friends and colleagues to shower each other with kindness on Memorial’s campuses today, Day 4 of MUNdays, the university’s yearly fall celebrations.
It’s all part of a distinctly Memorial initiative: be extra kind to all the members of our university community in order to foster a culture of caring.
Have a heart and take part in Kindness Friday. Tell someone they’re a great co-worker, share some homemade cookies, make someone laugh or just hold open a door. This year, there will be a university-wide initiative to help newly arrived Canadians dress for success by donating gently used professional clothing to Stuff-A-Bus. Drop off gently used clothing between 8-10 a.m. in front of R. Gushue Hall to fill a Metrobus! The bus will then travel to the Marine Institute for a 10 a.m. pickup. All donations will benefit the Association for New Canadians. There will also be a huge selection of ways of making Friday kind. Visit
You can also be kind to the environment all day at Idle Free. Be part of the green movement and let drivers know that idling their car pollutes the air.
The evening brings the spookiest party of the year at not one, not two, but three Halloween Bashes at The Breezeway (5-8 p.m.), the Marine Institute Student Union Lounge (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and Bitters Pub (8-11 p.m.), respectively. Dress up and transform into a whole new you for a night.
Grenfell Kindness
At Grenfell Campus, get spooked at SIFE Memorial’s Haunted House from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the GCSU Food Court.
And from 1-2:30 p.m., enjoy the traditions of our province in an Introduction to Rug Hooking in the Fine Arts Atrium, featuring live music and traditional treats.
From 1-4 p.m., students, faculty and staff showcase their music skills at the Rock Band Social – Battle of the Bands at The Backlot. Costumes – and rocking out – is encouraged. The Backlot party continues with a Zombie Disco and DJ duo Filthy Dough at 8:30 p.m. Best costumes win cash!
More information regarding I Love MUNdays is available at Visit for more information about I Fell for Grenfell.

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For further information, please contact Jessica Clarke, I Love MUNdays co-ordinator, at 709-864-8415 or; in Corner Brook, please contact Jennifer Hartley, I Fell for Grenfell co-ordinator, at 709-637-6200, ext. 6480 or


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