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 January 7, 2000 Volume 7, Number 8


GENERAL
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IN THIS PUBLICATION:
Front Page
Stories

Other
News

Coming
Events

Editorial

Graduate
Students

Notes
from HRD

Letters to
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Profile

Research

Viewpoint

COMING EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS


  • STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR FACULTY

    Organization & Employee Development invites faculty to register for a half-day workshop on stress management designed especially for faculty. Norm Biram of the Employee Assistance Program will introduce participants to common stress management techniques, acknowledging and working with the context of academic life and what is unique about the academic personality. Jan. 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Club Room, Faculty Club. For info. contact Barb Meier, -6272. Register by completing registration form in the Partners in Learning calendar, back page, or by contacting Barb Meier.


  • A WEEKEND WITH THE AMATI INSTRUMENTS

    The Friends of the Amatis Society presents a weekend with the U of S-owned quartet of Amati instruments, Jan. 21-23, 2000, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their purchase by the U of S from the late Stephen Kolbinson. The instruments are from among those handcrafted by the famous Amati family of Cremona, Italy between the late-1500s and 1700s. The events include:

    • 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 21: Lecture by Dr. Joan Halmo, Adjunct Prof. of Music, U of S, entitled: "More than a Fiddle Tune: The Amati Instruments of the University of Saskatchewan as a Scholarly, Educative and Artistic Resource". The lecture will be framed by a performance of Haydn’s String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, op. 76/3, Hob. III/77 ("Emperor") with Noel Laporte and Joanie Savage on Amati violins, David Parkinson on Amati viola, and Veronica Ronkos on Amati violoncello.

    • 2:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 22: Membership tea for The Friends of the Amatis Society, at the home of Jeanne Walters, 739 Taylor St. East, Saskatoon. Tel: 343-6597.

    • 6:00 p.m., Sat., Jan. 22: Reception (6:00 p.m.) and banquet (7:00 p.m.). Keynote address by Lorraine Omness, Pres., The Friends of the Amatis Society, entitled: "Stephen Kolbinson (1888-1986): The Man and His Contribution", at Marquis Hall, U of S.

    • 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 23: 40th Anniversary Concert. 18th Century chamber music from Germany and Austria featuring the quartet of Amati Instruments. Works by Telemann, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart. Musicians: Joel Laporte and Joanie Savage on Amati violins, David Parkinson on Amati viola, Veronica Ronkos on violoncello, Walter Kreyszig on flute, and Gregory Schulte on harpsichord and organ. Concert in Third Ave. United Church, corner of 24 St. and 3rd Ave., Saskatoon.

    For info. call The Friends of the Amatis Society at 343-9887.


  • LIFE SCIENCES STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

    Seventh Annual Life Sciences Student Research Day is scheduled to be held on Fri., Jan. 21, at STM cafeteria. Poster sessions will run between 9:00 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Awards, pizza and pub to follow. Everyone welcome. For info. call Heather Laidlaw at 966-4384.


  • COMPUTER COURSES (3)

    The Dept. of Computing Services offers the following non-credit computer workshop free of charge to U of S students, staff and faculty. For info. or to register, call the Computing Services main office at 4866.


    Seminars

    A Tour of the Internet
    • Wed., Jan. 19, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    WWW Development
    • Mon., Jan. 24 & Wed., Jan. 26, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Introduction to UNIX
    • Thurs., Jan. 27, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    A Tour of the Internet
    • Wed., Jan. 19, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Introduction to SPSS for Windows
    • Mon., Jan. 24 & Wed., Jan. 26, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    Web Development: Introduction to HTML Tables
    • Tentatively scheduled for Tues., Jan. 25, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.


  • INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

    "Assessment and grading of student performance." Facilitators: Don Saklofske and Ivan Kelly, Educational Psychology. Fri., Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Assessment has been described as an "engine that drives student learning". This session will review some of the more common methods of assessing university students’ learning. Registration required. Call 966-5539.


  • PRACTICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY FOR FAMILY & EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

    On Jan. 14 and 15, the Div. of Otolaryngology, Dept. of Surgery and Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development present a conference on Practical Otolaryngology for Family and Emergency Physicians, at the Quality Hotel Downtown, Saskatoon. For info. call 966-7795.


  • U of S OBSERVATORY VIEWING

    The U of S on-campus observatory will be open to the public on Saturday evenings from 7:30–9:30 p.m. The observatory is located one block north of Wiggins Ave. and College Dr. Admission is free. On clear evenings, visitors may look through the telescope to view the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and other celestial objects. The observatory also has an Adopt-a-Star program that offers a unique gift for stargazers. For info., call the recorded Astronomy Information Line at 966-6429.


  • CIVIL ENGINEERING NOONER SERIES

    Wed., Jan. 12 Paul Reimer, Civil Engineering Prof. Emeritus and renowned photographer, will present a slide show entitled "From the Banks of the South Saskatchewan River", at 12:35 p.m. in Rm. 2C01 Engineering. Everyone is welcome.




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