A calendar of events

Grenfell campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Vol. XX No. 03
Oct. 17, 2011

I Fell for Grenfell, Oct. 18-22
I Fell for Grenfell is a celebration of diversity , ingenuity , excellence, kindness and community service
at Grenfell Campus. Each year students, faculty, staff and friends of Grenfell Campus partake in a unique
blend of activities to honour the distinct culture of our campus. 

Pancake Breakfast
Location: GCSU food court
Start Date: October 18
8-10:30 am
Let’s start the week off right and CELEBRATE! Come out and enjoy breakfast with our Grenfell Community. Fall out of bed and join us for breakfast!

Location: Throughout Campus
October 18, 8:30 a.m.
End Date: October 25
The aim of the game is for players to track down and eliminate their opponents until only one player remain.

Official Launch and Parade of Flags
Location: GCSU Food Court
October 18, 11:30 a.m.-12 noon

Rant Like Rick
Location: GCSU food court
October 18, 1-3 p.m.
Got something to say? Have your 60 seconds of fame. Rant like Rick! Winner will fly to St. John’s and compete for $1000.

Health Fair
Location: GCSU food court
October 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Western Regional School of Nursing holds this event to encourage healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Campus Dash & BBQ
Location: GCSU food court
October 19, 3:30 Registration, 4:00 Race Starts
Walk and 2K Run with BBQ to Follow.

Amazing Library Race
Location: Library
October 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Race around a life sized board, tossing a giant dice to win prizes.

Pie the Prof
Location: GCSU food court
October 20 1-3 p.m.
Save up your money and put a Pie in your Prof’s face! Faculty and staff get pie-ed, proceeds contributed towards
the John Ashton Bursary Fund and on-campus food bank.

Drive-in Movie Night
Location: GCSU Lawn or LC 301, if weather does not permit
October 20, 7:30-10 p.m.
Dress warm, bring a blanket and a chair, watch a outdoor movie on a beautiful fall evening. If weather does not permit it will be in LC 301.

We Love Our Students
Location: GCSU food court
October 21, 1-3 p.m.
Let’s celebrate students! Join us for pizza, pop and live music.

Teddy Bear Clinic
Location: Gymnasium
October 22. 1:30-3 p.m.
Western Regional School of Nursing invites the kiddies out to give their beloved teddies a checkup.

Family Art Session
Location: Gymnasium
October 22, 1:30-3 p.m.
Come celebrate Fall and make inspired works of art!

Family Splash
Location: Grenfell Pool
October 22, 3-4 p.m.
After your teddy’s ticker is going strong again go for a splash in the pool!

Family Skate
Location: Pepsi Center main ice
October 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Bring your Teddy to his first skate and help him up after he Falls for Grenfell.

International Night
Location: GSCU food court
October 22, 6-8 p.m.
This highly anticipated celebration features different nationalities and cultures that make up the Grenfell’s community.

GCDS Career Café
Occupational Therapy Career Information Café
Students interested in a career as an occupational therapist are invited to attend a “Career Café” to learn about
university programs offering Occupational Therapy. Please drop by to find out more about this exciting health profession.
Nov 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Student Lounge
Hosted by two Occupational Therapists
Brenda Head ~ Faculty of Medicine, MUN
Susan Morgan ~ Occupational Therapy- WMRH
Drop-in for a coffee, cookies & a chat!
Brought to you by GCDS

Two individuals have put their names forward to run for the Vice President Executive By-Election: Matt Brockel and Robyn Pieroway.
There will be a candidates forum on: WEDNESDAY, October 19th @ 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M., GCSU Food Court
Election Day, will be on FRIDAY, October 21, 2011, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Nursing Student Vote @ Monaghan Hall
Theatre and Visual Arts Student Vote @ Fine Arts Building
All other students Vote @ Crossroads (2nd Floor of A& S Building)
Watch the results come in:
Elections Results Show @ GCSU Backlot
Friday, October 21, 2011 Starts @ 4:30 P.M.
ID for 19 Required
If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns regarding this election process, please feel free to e-mail or drop by AS 276 L.

Reel Green Films
The next film in the Environmental Policy Institute's film series is "Weather Report," (2007) 52 min.
The film will be held Oct. 19, 7 p.m., FC2014 (Forest Centre).
Synopsis: Weather Report brings us powerful human stories of
people living in Kenya, India, Canada, the Arctic, China
and Montana whose lives have already been dramatically
altered by climate change. The question is no longer
whether climate change is happening, but whether
we can respond to the emergency before it's too late.

Reminder re: smoking
This is a reminder that smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only.
Three designated areas have been established near each of the chalet sites and outside the Backlot.
These are the only areas on campus where smoking is permitted. We thank you for your co-operation
and adherence to this policy.

Public talk - Humber Natural History Society
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., LC301
Guest Speaker: Jamie Bastedo
Much more than a guidebook, this natural and cultural feast takes you down the wildest, longest stretch of the Trans Canada Trail, from Alberta's far north to the Arctic Ocean. It provides all the nuts and bolts you'll need for your journey- whether on land or in an armchair- including detailed route maps, major landmarks, access points, community facilities, campsites, points of natural and historical interest, recommended side trips, and precautions. It also includes a diverse range of local contributors whose stories capture the unique spirit of each community and culture encountered along the way.
More information at http://www.fitzhenry.ca/detail.aspx?ID=10426

Walk safe services
Campus Enforcement and Patrol Department offers a walk safe service, which is available to the Campus Community of students, faculty and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is provided from building to building, building to vehicle and vice versa within the boundaries of the campus. Anyone who feels uncomfortable walking alone on campus may avail of this service by calling 637-6210.

Forum to focus on the Future of Food: From the famine in East Africa to local food security
The Future of Food: Ending Hunger Globally, Sourcing Food Locally is the theme of a special forum Thursday Oct. 20, 7:30 pm., AS328. Guest speakers are Robert Fox, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada and Chan Wiseman, Chair of NL Young Farmers’ Forum. The forum is sponsored by Grenfell Campus’ Environment Policy Institute, The NL Young Farmers’ Forum and Oxfam Canada. All are welcome. Admission is free.

Navigate: Guiding entrepreneurs
Do you have a business idea? Unleash your entrepreneurial potential with the Navigate program. We are here to provide you with the tools and assistance you need to assess your entrepreneurial potential, create a business plan, secure funding and start you on your way. We assist clients with all points of business development and connect them with the best information and expertise. Stop by our office right at Grenfell Campus: AS204, right across from the Bursar’s Office, or email Billy at bnewell@grenfell.mun.ca for an appointment. We would love to help you turn that idea into a reality!

Rabbit Tales
Rabbit Tales is about to start hopping again in The Western Star. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this column (published every two weeks), this is a column which boasts/publishes creative voices from the west coast of Newfoundland. Anyone who wishes to submit should send in carefully edited work in a word format attachment (maximum 300 words) to rabbittalesinnl@gmail.com A short tagline (bio note) of approximately 25-30 words should accompany one’s submission. Any genre (poetry, short fiction, autobiography, song lyrics, etc.) is fine, though one who works in prose will probably have to provide an excerpt from her/his work (300 words is fairly short). This fall the first piece will be published on Sept. 22; the editor(s) of Rabbit Tales will need submissions no later than Tuesday, Sept. 20 (in order to send to the paper for Thursday’s deadline).

Ferriss Hodgett Library
As part of I Fell for Grenfell, library users are invited to join the Amazing Library Race, taking place Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Race around a life sized board and toss giant dice to win prizes.

Colemans Shuttle Service
If you need groceries, don't forget that the Colemans Shuttle Service is available for students Tuesdays and Fridays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The shuttle leaves from the bus stop just outside the Backlot.