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 April 23, 1999 Volume 6, Number 15

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Year 2000

COMING EVENTS

Special Events

  • COMPUTING SERVICES - COURSES

    Following is a free course for students, staff, and faculty being offered by Computing Services. FMI, or to register, call -4866, or visit the web site: https://www.usask.ca/dcs/courses

    Internet Tour: Find information on and off campus using the Netscape internet browser. Tuesday, April 27, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.


  • CONVERSATION CLASSES

    Sign up for a conversation class in English, French, Japanese, or Spanish. Classes, which began this week, are held once a week for eight weeks. $140 each. FMI, call the Centre for Second Language Instruction at 966-4351.


  • EDUCATIONAL STUDY TOUR - CUBA

    This year's International Educational Study Tour course [EDFDT 854.3/454.3] offered by the Department of Educational Foundations will be to Cuba, during term 1 of the Summer Session. Interested students from across campus are invited to apply. The course examines Cuba's turn to bio-intensive agriculture, ecotourism, renewable energy, and other ecologically based developments. Space is limited to 12. FMI, contact Bob Regnier at 966-7520 or Regnier@sask.usask.ca.


  • U of S LAND USE STUDY - PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

    On Tuesday, April 27, Calvin Brook, of Cochrane Brook Planning and Urban Design, will give a presentation on the University's land use and urban design study, in Marquis Hall, from 5 to 9 p.m., with the presentation at 7 p.m. You are invited to attend and offer comments and input on the use of the lands surrounding the main campus.


  • MEMORIAL GATHERING - JOYCE MANTON

    On Sunday, May 2, a memorial gathering in the form of a public community celebration will be held for Joyce Manton - head of Physical Therapy at the U of S from 1965 to 1976 - at the Pike Lake Provincial Park, where she lived for 18 years. Manton, who retired in 1986 and died last December, embraced life not only as a professional but also as a painter, a naturalist, a lover of animals, and a warm friend. At the memorial, friends will give testimonies about her, an exhibition of her paintings and photographs will be shown, and refreshments will be served. FMI about the event or the fund being established in her name, contact Liz Scott at 966-6580 or Joanne or Dan Sydiaha at 382-0489.


  • OBSERVATORY HOURS

    The University's Observatory will be open to the public on Saturday evenings from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. during the month of April. On clear evenings, visitors may view Venus and several star clusters. FMI, phone the U of S Astronomy Information Line at 966-6429.


  • ORGANIZATION & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (3)

    • POSTPONED: On Friday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., faculty members are invited to join facilitator Ruth Kinzel and panelists Gwenna Moss, Lorrie Sippola, Peter Stoicheff and Tom Wishart for "Juggling the Many Demands of Academic Life," a look at strategies for finding balance in life. Register by May 3 with Barbara Meier (HRD) at 966-6272.

    • Back by popular demand: the Pre-Retirement Planning program. The morning of Tuesday, May 11, focuses on "Being Healthy, Staying Healthy." The afternoon session is entitled "Financial Workshops for Individual Investors." The Thursday, May 13, morning session looks at "CPP, EI and Revenue Canada." The afternoon one examines "Wills & Estates and Retirement Matters." To register, call Barbara Meier (HRD) at 966-6272 by May 3. These seminars are free and open to all employees and their partners.

    • Carol Stevenson Seller, adult educator and partner in People Focus, will guide the "Pausing For Perspective On Your Career and Life Path" two-day workshop on Thursday, June 17, and Thursday, June 24. This workshop is for any employee experiencing a diminished spark and energy or needing to reflect on career desires, hopes, and opportunities. Complete the registration form in the Partners in Learning brochure and forward it by June 3 to Barbara Meier (HRD), or call 966-6272 to obtain a registration form.

    HRD acknowledges provincial special initiatives funds for these three workshops.

    Note: the Essential Leadership Skills workshop planned for May 18 and 25 has been cancelled.


  • RETIREMENT BANQUET

    The University's Annual Retirement Banquet for retiring faculty, administrative, and support staff will be held on Friday, April 30, at Marquis Hall. Reception 7 p.m., banquet 7:45 p.m.


  • RETIREMENT DINNER - STEWARTS

    On Friday, May 14, the College of Agriculture will be holding a retirement dinner for John and Ann Stewart, in Marquis Hall, in anticipation of Dean Stewart's retirement this year. Tickets, at $20 each, are available at the Agriculture Kiosk or by calling 966-7881.


  • ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE - CONVOCATION

    "We Are Called To Be The Church" will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at St. Paul's United Church, Saskatoon. Receiving the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, will be Mary Jo Leddy, Toronto; Stewart MacTavish, Saskatoon; and Betty Marlin, Winnipeg. All who are interested are invited to attend.


  • STUDENT BIOTECHNOLOGY EXHIBIT

    On Friday - Saturday, May 7 - 8, 12 qualifying Saskatoon-region students will exhibit their findings in the first Connaught Student Biotechnology Exhibition in the foyer of the Agriculture Building. The public is invited to view the exhibits from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on the Saturday. See separate story.


  • TOASTMASTERS CLUB - SASKATOON DISTRICT HEALTH

    Improve your communication skills. Saskatoon District Health has recently formed a Toastmasters Club. U of S staff and students are invited to become members. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the RUH. FMI, call Joanne Franko at 655-6796 or Karen Levesque at 655-1505.




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