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REF NO.: 44

SUBJECT: Memorial University cranks up the spirit at annual fall celebrations

DATE: Oct. 17

Note to editors:
From Oct. 20-25, Memorial University will hold MUNdays, its yearly fall celebrations. At Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, festivities run Oct. 18-22.
Media representatives are invited to attend the official launch on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Arts and Science Building at 11:30 a.m. in Corner Brook and on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 9:15 a.m. in the main dining hall on the St. John’s campus.
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 a fierce dance-off by residence house mascots to a colourful spirit parade to a Guinness World Record attempt.
MUNdays highlights the diversity, ingenuity, excellence, kindness and community spirit that distinguish Memorial as one of the best post-secondary institutions in the world.
A full slate of events and activities are planned, encouraging students, staff, faculty and alumni to come together and celebrate Memorial.
Below is just a sampling of story and photo ideas for journalists, photographers and videographers.
In St. John’s:
•I Love MUNdays launch
Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:15 a.m., St. John’s, main dining hall.
Join students, faculty and staff for a rowdy kick-off to this year’s activities.
•Spirit Parade
Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:30-10 a.m., St. John’s, starts at main dining hall.
Student representatives will march through campus with flags held high with enthusiasm and pride.
•Out Move Sammy the Sea-Hawk
Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Field House, St. John’s
Residence house mascots will try to “out dance” Sammy the Sea-Hawk, Memorial’s mascot.
•Fill the Square
Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
As part of Kindness Friday, the Memorial University community will attempt to cover the square in Paton College with non-perishable food items, complete with a donation from the Marine Institute arriving in a lifeboat.
•Eighth Annual Barnes House Charity Truck Pull
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m., St. John’s campus, parking lot 16
Students and employees will join forces to pull a massive vehicle in record time to help raise money for Iris Kirby House.
•International Bazaar
Monday, Oct. 24, 12-3 p.m., St. John’s, The Landing, University Centre, Room 3018
Taste your way around the world. This year’s bazaar will include a marketplace of world music, tastes, sights and sounds.
•Rant Like Rick finals
Monday, Oct. 24, 3:30-5 p.m., St. John’s, The Landing, University Centre, Room 3018
Memorial crowns its best loudmouth.                                                                  
•Guinness World Record attempt
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1-2 p.m.
Students and employees will attempt to set the new Guinness World Record for most people standing on one foot.
At the Marine Institute:
• Minute to Win It
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 12 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 24, 12 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. St. John’s, MI Main Lobby
Students compete in high energy 60 second challenges. MUN Sea-Hawks will host on Oct. 20.
• MI Idol
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s, MI Student Lounge
Students belt out tunes to the best selection of YouTube karaoke songs around.
In Corner Brook:
• I Fell for Grenfell launch
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m., Corner Brook, Arts and Science Building.
Join students, faculty and staff for a rowdy kick-off to this year’s activities.
• Parade of Flags
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:40 a.m., Corner Brook, starts at Arts and Science Building.
Student representatives will march through campus with flags held high with enthusiasm and pride.
• Rant Like Rick
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., Corner Brook, Arts and Science Building.
Grenfell selects its top ranter to send to the St. John’s campus for the finals.
• Pie the Prof
Thursday, Oct. 20, 1-3 p.m., GCSU food court, Arts and Science building, Corner Brook
Watch professors get pie-ed to raise money for the John Ashton Bursary Fund and the campus food bank.
• Teddy Bear Clinic and Art Session
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:30-3 p.m., Fine Arts atrium, Corner Brook
Students from the Western Regional School of Nursing give Teddy his checkup. Games, prizes, loot bags and fun.
For more information, please visit for the St. John’s campus, for Grenfell Campus and for the Marine Institute.

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For more information, please contact Jessica Fisher, events co-ordinator, Memorial University, at 709-864-8415 or; in Corner Brook, please contact Adelle Pike, I Fell for Grenfell co-ordinator, at or 709-637-6200, ext 6480.


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