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					                                                                       NOVEMBER 2007 | VOLUME 7 | ISSUE 3

                                                Graduate student                      40 years of Faculty of                      Memories of
                                               paints the town red                    Education highlights                      homecoming 2007

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                                                                  A                                                                              An InSIdEr’S VIEw Of

  Multi-Million-DollAr DAy                                                                                                                       thE MaRkiN BuildiNG

                           in the life of the u of l

                                                                                                                                                 The Markin Building will be a four-level facility
                                                                                                                                                 located on the south end of the existing U of L
                                                                                                                                                 sports field. Within its walls, the Faculty of
                                                                                                                                                 Management and School of Health Sciences
                                                                                                                                                 will unite to create innovative approaches to
                                                                                                                                                 research, teaching and learning.

                                                                                                                                                 With a student enrolment that has more than tripled
                                                                                                                                                 in the last three decades, the U of L has one of
                                                                                                                                                 the fastest-growing post-secondary populations
                                                                                                                                                 in the country. The Markin Building will allow the
                                                                                                                                                 University to reach even more students and ensure
BACK ROW (l-r): School of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Christopher Hosgood, Advanced Education and Technology Minister Doug
                                                                                                                                                 that the next generation of leaders is given the very
Horner, Treasury Board President and Minister of Service Alberta Lloyd Snelgrove, Management Dean Dr. Murray Lindsay and
Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Leonard Mitzel FRONT ROW (l-r): U of L Board of Governors Chair Robert Turner, Students’ Union                          best resources and infrastructure throughout their
President Kelly Kennedy, Lethbridge-West MLA Clint Dunford, U of L President Dr. Bill Cade and Little Bow MLA Barry McFarland                    educations.

Thanks to the provincial government, Oct.     We’re taking action by training more health      which is unique in the province.”                 The additional space will be used to:
25 will be remembered as a multi-million-     professionals and improving access to                 The additional $18.415 million in            • Allow the U of L to continue to attract and accom-
dollar day at the University of Lethbridge.   health education in the south. Albertans         maintenance funding will be invested in           modate outstanding faculty and students
     Treasury Board President and Minister    will gain even better health care,” says         the upgrading of University Hall. About           • Accommodate expanded graduate programs in
of Service Alberta Lloyd Snelgrove, Leth-     Premier Ed Stelmach.                             $13 million will be used for renewing its ex-     both Management and Health Sciences
bridge-West MLA Clint Dunford, Little               The new facility will provide spe-         terior, and the remainder for safety system       • House the University’s newly established Centres
Bow MLA Barry McFarland and Cypress-          cialized instructional spaces, including         upgrades.                                         of Research Excellence, including the Centre for
Medicine Hat MLA Leonard Mitzel were on       case-study and problem-based classrooms               “The Markin Building will allow the          Health Management Research and Centre for
campus to watch as Advanced Education         as well as office and research space, and        University of Lethbridge to grow its School       Socially Responsible Marketing
and Technology Minister Doug Horner           will serve the need to support management        of Health Sciences and Faculty of Manage-         • Support the development of innovative health
announced a $68.415 million investment in     graduates in positions that help to manage       ment programs well into the future, as well       management programs to serve Albertans
the University.                               and sustain Alberta’s growth.                    as provide an exceptional learning environ-       • Allow room for the growth of the International
     Capacity for 450 students in health            The estimated total cost of the building   ment for our students,” says University of        Program, the Management Development Centre
(nursing and addictions counselling) and      is $65 million. It is expected to be complet-    Lethbridge President Dr. Bill Cade. “We           and the Career Enhancement Centre
management studies programs will be           ed in the summer of 2010.                        are also extremely pleased the Government         • Provide access to more than 400 health sciences
added at the University of Lethbridge as            “Government funding will not only          of Alberta is committed to maintaining            students and more than 1,600 management stu-
a result of the Alberta government’s $50      create more spaces, it will also provide a       existing infrastructure on our campus.            dents by 2010
million investment in the University’s        dynamic new facility that allows for the         The investment in University Hall, our sig-
Markin Building project, which will house     most advanced instructional techniques           nature building, will ensure it remains an        The Markin Building is a project built on partner-
the School of Health Sciences and Faculty     and equipment. The entire province will          engaging and viable space at our university.      ships. Early private funding, like Dr. Allan Markin’s
of Management. Government will also pro-      benefit from this investment,” says Ad-          We appreciate the Alberta government’s            (LLD ’06) gift and the support of national corpo-
vide another $18.415 million for upgrading    vanced Education and Technology Minister         support of our university, our faculty and        rations, U of L friends and graduates, helped to
University Hall.                              Doug Horner. “This investment will also          our students.”                                    secure funding from the province.
     “Alberta’s shortage of health profes-    help build on the University of Lethbridge’s
sionals is a concern to our government.       innovative addictions counselling program,

                                                                               M u n i c i pa l Co u n c i l
                                                                                Pa i n t s t h e to w n
       B i l l BOaRd
       October 2007 was a month for the history books at the
       University of Lethbridge. On Oct. 25, Advanced Education
       and Technology Minister Doug Horner and Treasury Board
       President and Minister of Service Alberta Lloyd Snelgrove
       visited campus to make an announcement that will be re-
       membered for its lasting significance to this University,
       our current and future students and our community. The
       Ministers, who were joined by Lethbridge-West MLA Clint
       Dunford, Little Bow MLA Barry McFarland and Cypress-
       Medicine Hat MLA Leonard Mitzel, announced $50 million
       for the Markin Building, which is the future home of the
       School of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Manage-
       ment. In addition, they promised another $18.415 million
       in maintenance funding for University Hall. These funds                                                                                                             Kyle Franz (MA ’07)
       will ensure that we can grow our management and health
       sciences programming in state-of-the-art facilities while
                                                                      BY BETSY GREENLEES                             Returned to power in 1935 by           the ability of the Canadian left to or-
       maintaining our signature learning space in University
                                                                                                                acclamation, the Red administration         ganize and mobilize at a time when
       Hall. Later in the day I met with Premier Ed Stelmach at the
                                                                      At the height of the Great Depres-        turned to a more ideological focus          it was illegal to be a Communist.
       Premier’s Dinner and thanked him for his support for post-
                                                                      sion, the coal-mining town of Blair-      on Canadian and international                     “This is one of very few success
       secondary education and the University of Lethbridge.
                                                                      more, AB, elected the first “Red”         labour struggles and its anti-war           stories from the Depression,” says
                                                                      local government in North America.        and anti-Fascist principles while still     Franz. “Blairmore’s experience
       On Oct. 31, the University held a recognition event in
                                                                            This little-known reality was       providing relief for residents.             shows that a community, when
       thanks for the $22 million in provincial support for the new
                                                                      the subject of Kyle Franz’s (MA ’07)                                                  motivated, can find innovative
       Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building. This

                                                                      master’s research. Under the direc-                                                   and pragmatic solutions to their
       facility, which is already under construction on the north                                                   Blairmore’s experience
                                                                      tion of supervisor Dr. Sheila Mc-                                                     problems.”
       end of campus, will allow us to increase the impact of our                                               shows that a community,
                                                                      Manus (History), Franz produced                                                             Franz will continue to explore
       research and provide many unique opportunities for stu-
                                                                      his master’s dissertation, Painting       when motivated, can find                    the type of community that would
       dents. On behalf of the University, I would like to thank
                                                                      the Town Red: The “Communist”                                                         elect a Communist town council
       the Premier and the Ministers for these investments in the
                                                                      Administration of Blairmore,              innovative and pragmatic                    while pursuing his doctoral studies

       U of L’s infrastructure. The Government of Alberta is the
                                                                      Alberta, 1933-1936. Part of his thesis    solutions to their problems.                at Queen’s University in Kingston,
       University’s largest source of funding, and their ongoing
                                                                      will be published in a collection of                                                  ON.
       support enables us to continue building one of Canada’s
                                                                      radical histories called Mobiliza-        Kyle Franz                                        In recognition of his master’s
       most vital and engaging learning environments.
                                                                      tions, Protests and Engagements:                                                      research at the U of L, he was re-
                                                                      Canadian Perspectives on Social                 Later that year several scandals      cently awarded a Canada Graduate
       The government’s investments in the U of L’s future are
                                                                      Movements, expected from Fern-            tarnished the council’s reputation.         Scholarship from the Social Sciences
       an appropriate follow-up to the Oct. 12 to 14 homecoming
                                                                      wood Press in the spring of 2008.         As a result of public pressure in 1936      and Humanities Research Coun-
       and the year-long celebrations of the University’s past four
                                                                            Franz says that a combination       when the council was up for re-elec-        cil and the Queen’s University Tri
       decades. Thank you to Alumni Relations Officer Jaime
                                                                      of social, political and economic         tion, the Red councillors withdrew          Council Award.
       Morasch, Alumni Relations Director Maureen Schwartz,
                                                                      factors since 1924 resulted in an         their nominations and were replaced
       the homecoming committee, the U of L Alumni Association
                                                                      atmosphere where the townspeople          by a compromise slate of both min-
       and the many staff, faculty and volunteers who ensured
                                                                      thought it acceptable and practical       ers and business people.
       that the more than 1,000 people who participated in the
                                                                      to vote in a Red administration they            Franz says this period in
       weekend’s festivities had a great experience. The Reg-
                                                                      felt could solve their problems. The      Blairmore’s history demonstrates
       istrar’s Office and Student Services and everyone else
                                                                      community had experienced mas-
       who made the fall 2007 convocation a success for the 385
                                                                      sive unemployment and poverty as
       graduates and their families are also to be congratulated.
                                                                      a result of the coal-market collapse
                                                                      at the end of the First World War
       One of the highlights of the weekend for me was cheering
                                                                      followed by continued economic
       on the Horns men’s hockey team to a 5-to-1 victory over
                                                                      hardship during the Depression.
       the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Former
                                                                            “In Blairmore they said enough
       Pronghorn men’s hockey player Jay Langager was recent-
                                                                      is enough, and the community took
       ly recognized by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) as
                                                                      effective action by electing a govern-
       one of Desjardins Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for
                                                                      ment willing to initiate change,”
       the 2006-2007 season. Jay – who also won the Senator
                                                                      says Franz.
       Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy as the top player in CIS men’s
                                                                            The Red council took a very
       hockey in 2006-2007 – maintained a 3.88 grade point aver-                                                        The University of Lethbridge Legend is published monthly
                                                                      populist approach that benefited
       age last year. Horns fans are also celebrating the women’s                                                       during the academic year by the communications unit
                                                                      the working class. The council im-
       rugby team’s recent Canada West championship and Brit-                                                           within the Office of University Advancement. Submissions,
                                                                      mediately increased business taxes,
       tany Orr’s Canada West women’s rugby rookie of the year                                                          comments and story ideas are welcome. The Legend
                                                                      decreased taxes on working-class
       honours. Brittany and teammates Courtney Armstrong,                                                              reserves the right to refuse any submitted advertisement.
                                                                      homes and reduced the cost of
       Amanda Richardson, Jena Murray, Katelyn Jonsson and                                                              The Legend can be found online at
                                                                      town-owned utilities.
       Ashley Patzer were also recognized as Canada West all-                                                 
                                                                            All unused publicly owned land
       stars. I know the entire University joins me in wishing the
                                                                      was available for cultivation so that             Editor: Shelagh McMullan          Designer: Stephenie Chester
       team good luck at the CIS women’s rugby championships
                                                                      townspeople could grow their own
       at the University of Western Ontario in November.
                                                                      food. The town also renovated a                   For ad rates or other information, contact:
                                                                      dilapidated home to provide shelter               Shelagh McMullan - or
       A quick glance at the events calendar on pages 10 and
                                                                      for the homeless.                                 403-329-2710
       11 of this month’s Legend demonstrates that the campus
                                                                            “For this council, relief was not
       activity level isn’t slowing down at all. In addition to the
                                                                      only about the allocation of money,               Contributors:
       numerous fine arts events and Pronghorn games, Interna-
                                                                      but also the opportunity to support               Bob Cooney, Judy Vogt, Katherine Wasiak, Eoin Colquhoun ,
       tional Week is running from Nov. 13 to 16. Visit the Notice
                                                                      oneself with dignity,” says Franz.                Alesha Farfus-Shukaliak, Bernie Wirzba, Glenda Moulton,
       Board at for more information
                                                                            The council later renamed the               Jana McFarland, Betsy Greenlees, Maureen Schwartz,
       on upcoming events throughout the month.
                                                                      main street Tim Buck Boulevard                    Jaime Morasch, Sonya von Heyking, Jane Allan and Rosi Z.
                                                                      after the then-imprisoned leader of               Gregory
                                                                      the Communist Party of Canada. In
                                                                      November 1934, it declared a school
                                                                                                                             NExT LEGEND: DECEMBER 2007
                                                                      and civic holiday on the anniversary
                                                                      of the Russian Revolution.

                                                                                                                                                                        LEGEND – NOVEMBER 2007

                                                                                                                                                           (l-r) Dr. Dayna Daniels and Dr. Claudia
                                                                                                                                                           Malacrida have played key roles in
                                                                                                                                                           encouraging the Women Scholars group
                                                                                                                                                           to establish the Women Scholars Award
                                                                                                                                                           to support graduate students.


Pr ac tice                                             Women schol ar s
series                                                                                                                          show support

“Communities of practice” connect          BY JANA MCFARLAND                             Based on this, Daniels sent            “Building funds and rec-            a woman to go to school or not.
people who have a common inter-                                                     an e-mail in the spring to the         ognition for graduate students           It takes some of the pressure off
est in some subject or problem and         As a Supporting Our Students             Women Scholars group asking            studying gendered areas or non-          financially, and it recognizes some
who collaborate over an extended           volunteer, coordinator of the            them if they would be interested       traditional fields seemed like a         of the specific needs a student
period to share ideas, find solutions      Women’s Studies program and              in establishing a scholarship.         natural way to reflect the values of     might have,” says Daniels.
and build innovations. These shared        a member of the Women Schol-             “What was exciting is how quickly      the Women Scholars group,” says                Daniels and Malacrida agree
experiences often result in peer-to-       ars group, Dr. Dayna Daniels             the members of the Women               Malacrida.                               that helping students creates a
peer knowledge development and             (Kinesiology and Physical Educa-         Scholars group agreed that it was           Both women feel that it is          positive ripple effect and the ef-
the building of learning communities.      tion/Women’s Studies) saw an             something worth contributing to.       essential for faculty and staff to       fects of contributing to scholar-
                                           excellent opportunity for, as she        We saw an area that was under-         actively support scholarships at         ships extend well into the future.
The Office of Research Services            puts it, women scholars to put           represented and realized we could      the University.                                “We never know what the
is establishing a Communities of           their money where their mouths           do something to help change                 “Contributing to scholar-           potential of our students will be.
Research Practice Series – monthly         are.                                     that,” says Daniels.                   ships is a way for faculty and staff     By providing scholarship money
meetings that will bring together like-                                                  Dr. Claudia Malacrida             to show that they support the            to bright, ambitious graduate

                                                                                    (Sociology), also a member of the      University in ways that extend           students, we help send them on
minded faculty from all disciplines,           By providing scholar-
facilitate interdisciplinary connec-                                                Women Scholars group, instantly        beyond their work requirements,”         a path that can end almost any-
tions and promote collaboration and
                                           ship money to bright,                    gravitated towards the idea and        says Malacrida.                          where. That makes me feel larger
knowledge sharing among research-          ambitious graduate stu-                  has worked hard to establish a              Daniels explains that receiv-       and richer for having been a part
ers.                                                                                new Women Scholars Award.              ing a scholarship can be a huge          of it,” says Malacrida.
                                           dents, we help send them                      The scholarship, funded           boost to a student’s self-esteem               To contribute to the Women
We will book a room and provide            on a path that can end                   through faculty and staff giving,      and may be the encouragement             Scholars Award, contact Senior

refreshments for the initial meeting                                                is based on a combination of aca-      they need to continue. But as she        Development Officer Kathy
                                           almost anywhere.                         demic achievement and financial        points out, it’s not just a pat on the   MacFarlane at 403-317-2838.
of each group. We will also create a
mailing list of attendees so they may                                               need and is intended to support        back, it’s also cash in the pocket.      Contributions made this year will
                                           Claudia Malacrida
continue contacting each other after                                                either female graduate students        While at this point the scholar-         be matched dollar for dollar by
the initial meeting if they wish to con-                                            studying in non-traditional fields     ship is only $500, that money            the Alberta government, which
                                                “We talk all the time about
tinue the collaboration on their own.                                               or graduate students studying          might be used to pay for a stu-          means that donations double in
                                           issues surrounding women,
                                                                                    gender-related issues. Particular      dent’s books or provide child-care       both value and impact.
                                           and if we care about ourselves
The sessions will run at the end of                                                 consideration will be given to         funds for a student-mother.
                                           as women, then we need to care
each month, September through                                                       single parents or students return-          “Being able to pay for those
                                           about women students as well,”
April. To date, suggested topics                                                    ing after an absence.                  expenses may be the difference for
                                           says Daniels.

                                                                                    No one is banging down my door         Apparently many people were              sues of importance to all members
•	   language research
                                                                                    to enter the evening wear portion      shocked to discover that, despite        of the University community. Top-
     using digital media in social sci-                                             of the festivities, but I sincerely    being an accountant, I have a            ics may include protecting your
     ences and humanities research
                                                                                    hope I can share some clear mes-       sense of humour. My sense of             intellectual property from theft,
•	   qualitative research sof tware
     and methods                           CaROliNa                                 sages with the University com-
                                                                                    munity this year through articles,
                                                                                                                           humour will continue despite my
                                                                                                                           new Baltic-German surname (on
                                                                                                                                                                    mitigating the risks of identity theft
                                                                                                                                                                    or preventing fraud in your unit.
     indigenous studies

     Canadian studies
                                           i aM NOt                                 the Internal Audit web site and
                                                                                    lunch-and-learn sessions where
                                                                                                                           account of getting married this
                                                                                                                           summer).                                 Most of the work I do is focused
                                           BY SONYA VON HEYKiNG                     time allows.                                                                    on issues outside of accounting
•	   Aboriginal studies                                                                                                    There are also important changes         numbers, and I want to share the
     public health research                Even if we apply a hefty dose of                                                being made to the Internal Audit         important stories and lessons I
                                                                                        Being a successful
                                           charity to the response Miss South                                              web site at www.ulethbridge.             have learned to help others remain
•	   social responsibility
                                                                                    internal auditor requires
                                           Carolina gave in the 2007 Miss                                                  ca/audit. The web site provides          protected.
•	   multidisciplinary research and        Teen USA contest, there is no pos-       communication with all the             resources and information on ev-
     collaborative grants                                                                                                  erything from what to expect when        Being a successful internal auditor
                                           sible way to credit her with having
•	   research methodologies                “communicated” an idea.
                                                                                    groups affected by institu-            being audited to how to assess the       requires communication with all

•	   discourse analysis

We have facilitators and rooms
                                           She was nervous, the question
                                           clearly caught her off guard and
                                                                                    tional risks.
                                                                                    Sonya von Heyking
                                                                                                                           processes and control activities
                                                                                                                           in your own department. You will
                                                                                                                           be able to find out more about the
                                                                                                                                                                    the groups affected by institutional
                                                                                                                                                                    risks. Of course, the young miss
                                                                                                                                                                    from South Carolina looks radiant
booked for the first two sessions in       she uttered an astonishing menag-                                               Internal Audit function, the lines       in her evening wear, but I’m quite
November. If you have additional           erie of words, but nowhere in there      I shall periodically write columns     of accountability and the terms of       happy to have my words.
topics you would like to see offered       can we find a coherent or helpful        in the Legend describing the na-       reference by which I operate. I will
or are willing to facilitate any of the    message. It makes for great You-         ture and function of Internal Audit,   also post important links to infor-      Sonya von Heyking, CA, is the
above sessions (or one that you sug-       Tube viewing (if you haven’t seen        including issues such as fraud         mation and articles of interest on a     University’s internal auditor. If
gest), please contact Grant Facilita-      the video, just Google “Miss South       prevention that could impact on        wide range of topics.                    you have questions, call her at
tor Jane Allan at      Carolina”), but it isn’t the least bit   the broader University community.                                               382-7132 or e-mail her at
or 317-2869.                               enlightening.                            The paper has also been a great        Lastly, I would like to host some
                                                                                    forum for me to introduce myself.      lunch-and-learn sessions on is-



     W h At Co lo u r
     is yo ur
     l i t e r At u r e ?


     GREY LITERATURE is generally defined
     as “that which is produced at all levels of
     government, academics, business and
     industry in print and electronic formats,
     but which is not controlled by commercial                           WITH Dr. JANE O’DEA
     publishers.*” It includes material such
     as preliminary versions of papers (pre-
     prints), statistical reports, conference pro-
     ceedings, theses, technical papers and
     government reports.                             Faculty of Education Dean Dr. Jane O’Dea met with founding dean Dr. Russell Leskiw over the homecoming weekend.
           While scholarly peer-reviewed
     journals are the most common avenue of          BY SHELAGH MCMULLAN                   reputation for undergraduate        developed and offered with           ment project. This project en-
     communication amongst scholars, grey                                                  and graduate programming and        Red Crow College from 2003 to        ables students to see that teach-
     literature provides supplementary infor-        When Education Dean                   education research.                 2005 changed our view of edu-        ing is the kind of work where
     mation that enlarges the framework of           Dr. Jane O’Dea first visited the                                          cation. This completely unique       you’re always going to have to
     knowledge. It also informs the lay reader       Lethbridge campus in 1990 to          Q: In addition to that original     program based on Blackfoot           be learning and upgrading your
     and shapes public opinion. Because it           interview for a faculty position,     teacher preparation model,          culture was really an exchange       knowledge and abilities.
     does not go through the formal publish-         she was surprised by how much         what are some of the under-         of gifts. The Blackfoot com-
     ing process, it can be distributed more         it reminded her of her native         graduate highlights of the past     munity and the elders shared         Q. The general master of edu-
     quickly and via more flexible avenues,          Ireland.                              40 years?                           their culture, and we offered        cation program introduced
     usually online. As open-access publica-               “The right of people every-     A: The development of the           our knowledge of teaching.           in 1984 was the first graduate
     tions (freely available literature with no      where, no matter who they are,        five-year combined degree pro-      Nineteen students completed          program at the University.
     price or permission restrictions) become        to an education and the kind of       gram in 1991 has allowed our        the education portion of Niitsi-     How has the MEd program
     more common, the importance of grey             autonomy and dignity that goes        students to earn a bachelor’s       tapi. We would like to receive       evolved?
     literature will likely increase.                with that is hugely important in      degree in arts, science, fine       funding to continue our work         A: When the MEd program
           Due to its diverse origins and unpub-     Ireland. The thing that struck        arts, music or management as        with the college and offer it on a   was introduced our focus was
     lished nature, grey literature is often not     me about the University and           well as education. I like to say    more regular basis.                  on developing a master teacher,
     available through traditional search tools      the Faculty of Education was          that it’s not just the Faculty                                           and that focus is still there
     such as the Library’s licensed journal ar-      my sense that here was a place        of Education producing great        Q: You describe the 27 weeks         today. We have offered the gen-
     ticle databases. In addition, it is generally   where you could work with             teachers – it’s our partnership     of practicum training that           eral MEd program to distant
     inaccessible to web search engines be-          a group of people who were            with the rest of the University.    undergraduate students com-          cohorts in Alberta and British
     cause the material is often buried within       fabulously committed, excel-          The combined degree symbol-         plete as one of the program’s        Columbia school districts.
     other web sites. It takes a bit of creative     lent at what they did and really      izes that collaboration in a very   strengths. Why?                      We’re always experimenting
     sleuthing to find it within the “hidden or      believed in the importance of         important way.                      A: Since the program began           with different modes of deliv-
     invisible web.”                                 the life of the mind and giving                                           in 1967, our students have           ery that accommodate teachers’

           It is often most productive to start      that to children everywhere,”                                             completed a certain amount           busy schedules and offer a chal-
     your search for grey literature by going di-
                                                                                                The original
                                                     recalls O’Dea.                                                            of classes on campus and             lenging and exciting graduate
     rectly to the web sites of the corporations,          Seventeen years later,          undergraduate program’s             then gone out into the school        experience.
     institutions or agencies that are most          O’Dea – who became dean in                                                system where they have been               MEd programs with
                                                                                           emphasis on both theory
     likely to produce the type of information       2000 – still feels fortunate to be                                        supervised by faculty and their      specializations in counselling
     you are looking for. In addition, many or-      a part of a community shar-           and practice was quite              mentor teachers. This combina-       psychology and educational
     ganizations have begun to produce their         ing those ideals. “That’s why         unique at the time, and             tion of theory and practice with     leadership were introduced in
     own searchable databases that contain           I came, and that’s why I stay,”                                           faculty supervision makes for        1999 and 2004, respectively.
     grey literature as well as commercially         says O’Dea.
                                                                                           it is still in many ways            the best kind of instruction. In     These programs are offered
     published documents. The Library pro-                 This year marks the 40th        unique today. Other                 one semester, students learn         alternatively every other year.
     vides access to a sampling of these types       anniversary of Education,                                                 the theory and have a chance to           The Faculty has also been
                                                                                           schools have modelled
     of databases including Ageline; Agricola;       which was a founding Faculty                                              “try it out.” Faculty who teach      collaborating in the Campus
     and the Gambling Literature Database.           of the U of L. O’Dea credits          their teacher preparation           the courses get to work with         Alberta Applied Psychology
           So what colour is your literature? As     the founders for developing a         programs on what                    teachers in the schools and see      (CAAP) master of counsel-
     one librarian said, “It’s all grey until you    teacher preparation model that                                            if what we are teaching is effec-    ling psychology program since
     find it.”                                       has stood the test of time.
                                                                                           happens at the                      tive or needs modification.          2001. There are approximately

     For additional information, please contact
     your subject liaison librarian or ask at the
                                                           “The original undergradu-
                                                     ate program’s emphasis on both
                                                     theory and practice was quite
                                                                                           U of L.
                                                                                           Jane O’Dea
                                                                                                                                     We are particularly proud
                                                                                                                               of professional semester III,
                                                                                                                               which is a unique intern-
                                                                                                                                                                    100 students currently in the
                                                                                                                                                                    program, and we anticipate an
                                                                                                                                                                    admission of 20 more annually
     Information & Research Assistance Desk.         unique at the time, and it is still                                       ship that gives our students         starting in January 2008.
     This column is a monthly feature by             in many ways unique today.                 Another important              the chance to transition from             In 2005, we began offer-
     Librarian Judy Vogt. Please e-mail your         Other schools have modelled           change has been the addition of     university to the school system.     ing an MEd program with an
     story suggestions to Vogt at judy.vogt@         their teacher preparation pro-        specializations in technology,      Our student interns assume 50        emphasis on literacy to a cohort                                       grams on what happens at the          special/ inclusive education and    per cent of a teacher’s workload,    of students in Belize. That pro-
                                                     U of L,” says O’Dea.                  early childhood education. In       and that teacher becomes a           gram is an example of how the
     * (ICGL Luxembourg definition, 1997 –                 In a recent interview with      addition to having a major and      mentor to them. This internship      general MEd can be tailored to
     Expanded in New York, 2004)                     the Legend, O’Dea looked back         a minor, our students can take      is a safe place for students to      the unique needs of a particular
                                                     at key milestones for the Fac-        electives and have a practicum      experience the kind of difficul-     community.
                                                     ulty and discussed how Educa-         geared to one of these three        ties that many first-year teach-
                                                     tion continues to work with its       areas.                              ers encounter. As part of the
                                                     stakeholders to not only main-             The Niitsitapi Teacher         internship, students engage in
                                                     tain but enhance its first-class      Education program that we           a focused professional develop-      See O’DEA on page 6

                                                                                                                                                                               LEGEND – NOVEMBER 2007

                    ca mpus kudos
AWArDs                                   inAugurAl teAChing ChAir sets
The Poster Prizes in Chemistry and
                                         A neW stAnDArD of exCellenCe
Biochemistry competition was held
in conjunction with the Chinook
Symposium in October. The first-
and second-place winners in the
biochemistry undergraduate divi-
sion were Evelina De Laurentiis
and Jenny Shim, respectively. Ben
Ireland placed first and Jennifer
Przybylski placed second in the
chemistry undergraduate division.
In the biochemistry graduate divi-
sion, Jeffrey Fischer took first place
while Timothy Janzen finished                                                                                                    (l-r) Dr. Pamela Adams, Dr. Robin Bright and Dr. Mary Dyck
second. Andrea Millen and Kevin
Johnson placed first and second,                                                                                                                                        and others to get informed about
respectively, in the chemistry grad-                                                                                           fACulty                                  online communication, having par-
uate division.
                                           Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Andrew Hakin and Dr. Shelly Wismath
                                                                                                                               ProMote                                  ents and teens experience Internet
                                                                                                                                                                        activities together and providing
This competition was funded by                                                                                                 CyBer sAfety                             education about risk behaviours,
donations from members of the            BY BOB COONEY                            for the U of L. These Chairs serve to                                                 cyber bullying and the effects of
                                                                                                                               BY BOB COONEY
Department of Chemistry and                                                       recognize the extreme importance                                                      posting too much information,”
Biochemistry.                            Dr. Shelly Wismath (Mathematics          that this institution places on teach-                                                says Bright.
                                                                                                                               A typical teenager might be glued
                                         and Computer Science) was for-           ing and the development of teaching          to a cellphone and living in the
reseArCh                                 mally introduced to the University
                                         community as the inaugural Board
                                                                                  practice. By recognizing Shelly’s
                                                                                  achievements, we have set a stan-
                                                                                                                               electronic worldwide web, but
                                                                                                                                                                        Bright, Adams and Dyck took their
                                                                                                                                                                        research results to the annual
                                                                                                                               many teachers and parents don’t
& CreAtiVe                               of Governors Teaching Chair at the       dard of excellence that we can be            fully understand what that means
                                                                                                                                                                        general meeting of the Assisted
                                         fall 2007 convocation ceremony in        extremely proud of.”                                                                  Learning Environment Response
ACtiVity                                 October. Wismath will hold a two-
                                                                                                                               to teens in rural areas, accord-
                                                                                                                                                                        Team (ALERT) in late October.
                                                                                                                               ing to researchers Dr. Pamela
                                         year appointment that will allow her     Among other projects, Wismath                                                         “For us, this is an important group
Dr. Dorothy Barenscott (Art)                                                                                                   Adams (Education), Dr. Robin
                                         to research and enhance her own          plans to work on developing and                                                       because they represent all the
successfully defended her PhD                                                                                                  Bright (Education) and Dr. Mary
                                         teaching methods and share her           teaching courses for mathematics                                                      stakeholders committed to work-
dissertation at the University of                                                                                              Dyck (Kinesiology and Physical
                                         experience and love for teaching         within a liberal education framework.                                                 ing together for the health and
British Columbia. Her thesis is                                                                                                Education). The trio’s research on
                                         with her colleagues through her work                                                                                           well-being of today’s youth,” says
entitled: Troubling Modernity:                                                                                                 what they refer to as “cyber talk”
                                         as Chair of the advisory council of      “I am particularly interested in devel-                                               Bright.
Spatial Politics, Technologies of                                                                                              has found that, among other con-
                                         the Centre for the Advancement           oping and teaching math-based
Seeing and the Crisis of the City                                                                                              cerns, Internet safety is an area
                                         of Excellence in Teaching and            courses for non-math majors, for                                                      ALERT partners include Lethbridge
and the World’s Exhibition in Fin                                                                                              requiring attention among teens
                                         Learning. Wismath, who has been          students who don’t like or feel they                                                  School District, Holy Spirit Roman
de Siècle Budapest.                                                                                                            in rural Alberta. As well, the group
                                         a faculty member since 1983, also        aren’t good at math and for pro-                                                      Catholic Separate Regional
                                                                                                                               found that nearly 40 per cent of
                                         received the U of L’s Distinguished      spective teachers,” says Wismath.                                                     Division, Palliser Regional
Dr. Blaine Hendsbee (Music)                                                                                                    teens surveyed knew someone
                                         Teaching Medal in 1989.                  “I think helping future teachers to                                                   Schools, Third Academy, Immanuel
successfully defended the the-                                                                                                 who had been bullied through
                                                                                  become better at understanding and                                                    Christian School, Lethbridge
sis for his doctor of musical arts                                                                                             online technology.
                                         “Shelly has made many outstand-          enjoying and communicating math                                                       Regional Police Service,
degree in voice performance at                                                                                                                                          Southwest Alberta Child and
                                         ing teaching contributions to this       to their students is one of the most
the University of British Columbia.                                                                                            “Creating safe environments for
                                         institution,” says Vice-President        useful things I can do.”                                                              Family Services, Alberta Alcohol
His thesis is entitled: The Britten-                                                                                           teens should be a priority for
                                         (Academic) Dr. Andrew Hakin. “The                                                                                              and Drug Abuse Commission,
Purcell Realizations: Connecting                                                                                               groups working with youth in this
                                         creation of the Board of Governors                                                                                             Chinook Health and the Crown
the Past to the Present Through                                                                                                area, starting with helping parents
                                         Teaching Chair is a significant move                                                                                           prosecutor’s office.
the Voice of Peter Pears.

Dr. Noella Piquette-Tomei
(Education) is an integral part
                                         developed by the multi-institutional
                                         Centre for the Study of Learning and
                                                                                 Dr. A. William Smith (New Media)
                                                                                 is presenting a paper at the aca-
                                                                                                                               her perpetual day planner, Piruqtuq:
                                                                                                                               A season on the tundra, featuring         shaRE
of the first Canadian Language
and Literacy Research Network
                                         Performance (CSLP). As a large-
                                         scale project, the goal is to test
                                                                                 demic component of Festival
                                                                                 VideoDanzaBA in November in
                                                                                                                               her photographs of Nunavut wild-
                                                                                                                               flowers is available from Thornhill or
                                                                                                                                                                         YOuR NEWs
funded large-scale research project      ABRACADABRA in various class-           Buenos Aires, Argentina. This dance           the University Bookstore. Piruqtuq
                                                                                                                                                                         Staff and faculty are invited to
approved in July 2007.                   room settings.                          film festival is the most important one       is Inuktitut for “things that grow.”
                                                                                                                                                                         share their academic, professional,
                                                                                 in South America with 124 entries this        Bookmarks, prints and gift cards
                                                                                                                                                                         research and creative activity with
The project is entitled                  Piquette-Tomei has the largest          year plus special screenings from             with Thornhill’s images, including
                                                                                                                                                                         the campus community through the
ABRACADABRA: A Study in the              group with eight classrooms of kin-     Europe, Asia and the Americas.                Alberta landscapes, will be available
                                                                                                                                                                         Legend. Please e-mail your news to
Development, Implementation and          dergarten and Grade 1 students in                                                     at the Christmas sale at Nicholas
                                                                                                                                                                         Legend editor Shelagh McMullan at
Effectiveness of a Web-Based             southern Alberta. She is currently      Records Manager Kathy Thornhill is            Sheran Community School, 380
Literacy Resource. ABRACADABRA           working with five graduate students     also a published photographer and             Laval Blvd. W, on Saturday, Nov. 17.
is a reading intervention web site       on pre-testing.                         graphic artist. The second edition of

HOw EffEcTIVE ArE                                  from plants is strong enough to work?
                                                         Dr. James Thomas (Biological Sciences) and
                                                                                                          products are sold without proper research-based
                                                                                                          information,” says Thomas. “Many contributing
                                                                                                                                                              of plants does not take into account variability
                                                                                                                                                              created by genetic differences among plants and
PlaNt-BasEd                                        Lethbridge Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
                                                   Research Centre colleague Dr. Surya Acharya
                                                                                                          authors have highlighted the need for evidence-
                                                                                                          based scientific studies to support health and
                                                                                                                                                              their interaction with the environment.
                                                                                                                                                                    The book chapters contain reviews of re-
MEdiCiNEs?                                         have written and edited a new book on the latest       nutraceutical claims relating to the use of me-     search progress on the medicinal and functional
                                                   advances in medicinal plant research to separate       dicinal plants and their extracts.”                 food aspects of cannabis, echinacea, fenugreek,
BY BOB COONEY                                      fact from fiction in the unregulated and often               With contributors from around the world,      rosemary, marigold, native Australian plants
Does that plant-based cold medicine really         over-hyped world of natural plant products (or         Thomas says the book puts a global perspec-         and Indian spices as well as the effect of plant
work? Can a plant called fenugreek help dia-       nutraceuticals).                                       tive on the need to properly identify plants with   components on human and animal health.
betics? How do you actually know that the                “The idea for this book came from the            known medicinal properties because much of                Advances in Medicinal Plant Research is
active ingredient in any medication derived        realization that most plant-based nutraceutical        the research published on the medicinal value       published by Research Signpost.


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     October was National Influenza Im-             BY SHELAGH MCMULLAN                  process, gain new insight into
     munization Awareness Month so, if you                                               the personal experiences that
     haven’t done it already, now is the time to    Dr. Bonnie Lee (Addictions           led to the problem behaviour.
     roll up your sleeve for your flu shot.         Counselling) says problem                 “With mutual understand-
                                                    gambling costs gamblers and          ing, couples can forgive one
     Influenza is a serious disease that people     their spouses more than money.       another and heal,” says Lee.
     of any age can get. The Public Health                “The effects can be very            Lee first recognized that
     Agency of Canada warns that influenza          drastic and devastating for a        the theoretical framework she
     results in an average of 20,000 hospital-      family. A lot of the spouses of      had developed of Satir’s ideas
     izations and 4,000 deaths each year. The       gamblers have suffered betray-       for her PhD dissertation could
     good news is that a simple flu shot is the     als, and the gamblers have           be used to help gamblers when
     best way to prevent catching the flu.          often been blamed, shamed and        the Ontario Problem Gambling
     Everyone can benefit from being vac-           humiliated,” says Lee, who is a      Research Centre (OPGRC) put
     cinated each year against influenza. A flu     registered marriage and family       out a call for proposals for treat-
     shot improves the chances of having a          therapist.                           ment models in 2001. She sub-
     flu-free winter and helps ensure that you            Although the stakes are        mitted a proposal and received
     won’t be passing the virus on to people,       high, Lee is confident that mar-     a post-doctoral research grant
     including those at high risk of influenza-     riages don’t have to fold over a     to work with eight pathological
     related complications.                         gambling addiction.                  gamblers and their spouses.
                                                          “Gamblers are not bad               The 12 therapy sessions

                                                                                                                                Photo credit: Nancy Olthuis
     Flu season usually goes from November          people – they use gambling as        that Lee conducted with each
     to April, which is when the flu viruses are    a way to cope with distressful       couple yielded some positive
     circulating in the population. The recom-      situations and a distressful in-     results and allowed her to refine
     mendation is to receive your flu immuni-       ner life. When they know better,     the model. “The first study
     zation as early as possible in October or      they choose better and then          was very important because it
     November since it takes about two weeks        they live better,” says Lee.         provided in-depth clinical cases
     for the body to form antibodies to the flu           The desire to help couples     about the individual and couple
                                                                                                                               Dr. Bonnie Lee (Addictions Counselling) is a registered mar-
     virus. The influenza vaccine is based on       heal and move on to a higher         dynamics of problem gamblers.
                                                                                                                               riage and family therapist who has developed a new type of
     the three most common strains of the           quality of life has led Lee to       Out of that, I was able to deter-     therapy, which she calls Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT).
     influenza virus that the World Health Or-      develop a new type of therapy,       mine the course of therapy for
     ganization expects to have the greatest        which she calls Congruence           future clients,” says Lee.            trained 21 Ontario problem          Jason Solowoniuk (Addictions
     impact on our health.                          Couple Therapy (CCT).                                                      gambling counsellors, who then      Counselling), she is submitting

                                                          CCT is based on the work                                             applied CCT with one to two         a proposal for a randomized-
                                                                                             Gamblers are not bad
     Influenza immunization will prevent ill-       of Virginia Satir, a pioneer in                                            couples in treatment settings.      controlled-trial multi-site study
     ness in about 70 to 90 per cent of healthy     family therapy who emphasized        people – they use gam-                     “The results showed an         of CCT’s efficacy to be launched
     adults and children. You might still get       the importance of congruence         bling as a way to cope                improvement in the gam-             in 2008. Shields is a clinical psy-
     influenza, but immunized people usually        (or alignment) in communica-                                               blers’ quality of life, including   chologist with Veterans Affairs
                                                    tions.                               with distressful situations           enhanced spousal relation-          Canada who is interested in
     experience milder symptoms. Unfortu-
     nately, there is also a chance that you              “For Satir, ‘congruence’       and a distressful inner life.         ships, better ways of dealing       CCT for veterans.
     could catch another strain of influenza        meant respect for self, respect                                            with stress and distress, and             “Despite the impact on
                                                    for others and respect for con-
                                                                                         when they know better,
     that the vaccine was not designed to pro-                                                                                 improved self-esteem in addi-       families and the fact that many
     tect against.                                  text. CCT tries to help people       they choose better and                tion to abstinence and reduced      gamblers are socially isolated,

                                                    put these pieces together when       then they live better.                gambling urges,” says Lee.          there are very few couple treat-
     The influenza vaccine is recommended           they communicate,” says Lee.                                                    Lee is continuing her          ments. I’d like to take CCT into
     for those individuals with underlying                Lee describes CCT as a                                               research with the aim of            the field because I feel it can add
                                                    short-term therapeutic process       Bonnie Lee                            establishing CCT as a best          depth, hope and humanity to
     medical conditions, seniors, children
     between six and 23 months of age, those        based on four dimensions – in-                                             practice therapy for problem        how gamblers and their families
                                                    terpsychic, interpersonal, inter-         With the continued               gambling and possibly even          can be helped,” says Lee.
     with home- and work-related contacts
                                                    generational and spiritual. In 12    support of the OPGRC, Lee             other addictions. Along with
     with individuals at risk, healthy pregnant
                                                    to 20 therapy sessions, couples      completed a second study with         co-investigators Dr. Martin Lalu-
     and lactating women, and individuals who
                                                    work through the four dimen-         a larger sample size between          mière (Psychology), Dr. Norman
     provide essential community services.
                                                    sions of the model and, in the       2004 and 2006. To do that, she        Shields and Academic Assistant
     The influenza vaccine is not recommend-
     ed for individuals with an allergy to thime-
     rosal (a preservative present in contact
     lens solutions and the influenza vaccine),
     who have a hypersensitivity to eggs, who
     have had an anaphylactic reaction to a         O’dEa, cOnTInUEd frOM PAGE 4
     previous influenza vaccine or are under
     six months of age.                             Q: The Faculty recently moved        efficiently.                          graduate program. When you          tionally. We are also working
                                                    into levels 2 and 3 of Turcotte            We will also be able to cre-    have a fabulous program you’re      to develop more of an inter-
     Take the time to talk to your health-care      Hall East and levels 3 and 4 of      ate spaces better suited to our       always concerned about main-        national presence and more
     provider or Chinook Health about receiv-       the new addition. What will          students’ needs. For example,         taining its reputation, but you     international opportunities for
     ing the flu shot and staying healthy. For      the move mean for staff, fac-        we will have a math-science lab       can’t keep it exactly the same      our undergraduate students.
     more information please go to the              ulty and students?                   and a technology lab that we          – you always have to be explor-           Another goal is to find new
     Canadian Coalition for Immunization            A: While we will always re-          have never had before.                ing and developing. One of the      ways of celebrating and com-
     Awareness and Promotion at                     member our former home in                  Turcotte Hall also provides     ways we’ve tried to do that is to   municating our faculty research Chinook Heath’s          University Hall, which was           access to the kind of flexible        try something really different,     within the University and to
     web site has a link to more influenza in-      really the birthplace of the Fac-    classrooms we need to be able         like Niitsitapi, and then bring     our community stakeholders.
     formation on its home page at www.chr.         ulty, the new facilities afford us   to move the chairs around to          what we learn from the expe-        We want to increase opportuni-                                         some exciting possibilities.         model different kinds of excel-       rience back into the regular        ties for inter-Faculty research
                                                          The additional office space    lent teaching.                        program.                            at the University and continue
     Coordinator, Employee Health and               enables us to proceed with a                                                     We want to continue to        sharing our findings with our
     Wellness, Rosi Gregory invites ques-           carefully planned expansion          Q: What are the Faculty’s             offer new and challenging           various professional communi-
     tions and story ideas from University staff    of our faculty, and integrating      future goals?                         graduate programs with flex-        ties.
     and faculty. You can e-mail her at rosi.       our four administrative units        A: Certainly we want to pre-          ible delivery models to meet                              into one area allows us to share     serve and enhance the out-            the needs of our stakeholders
                                                    the work more effectively and        standing quality of the under-        locally, nationally and interna-

                                                                                                                                                                                               LEGEND – NOVEMBER 2007

NEWs & nOTES                              pancy of levels 1 and 2 has been
                                          granted, Counselling Services is
                                                                                  tEChNiCal talENt
                                                                                  Four teams coached by
                                          scheduled to move into level 2 and      Dr. Howard Cheng (Mathematics
FlaMEs JERsEY GOEs                        Physical Plant and Capital Projects     and Computer Science) competed
tO GlENN VaRzaRi                          administration will move into level 1   in the Association for Computing
The University of Lethbridge Alumni       near the end of November.               Machinery Rocky Mountain
Association is pleased to announce                                                Regional Programming Contest at
that Glenn Varzari of Lethbridge sub-     Alberta Water and Environmental         the University of Saskatchewan in
mitted the highest bid of $1,275 for      Science Building - The erection         October. Team 1 included Trevor
the team-signed Calgary Flames jer-       of the steel infrastructure is well     Banack, Travis Hulstein and Garret
sey at the 40th Anniversary Dinner        underway, and you can now see the       Johnson, while Team 2 was made
and Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13.           structure of the building. The eleva-   up of Kyle Hambrook, Anthony
The money raised through the silent       tor shaft should be complete by the     Schmieder and Amy Smith. Chad
auction of the jersey, which was          end of October.                         Befus, Nathan House and Tristan
donated by Dr. Allan Markin (LLD                                                  Kim competed as Team 3, and
’06), will go towards scholarships.       Sports Field Complex - The rough        Rachel Godlonton, Marc Moreau and

                                                                                                                          Photo credit: Don Gill (Art)
                                          civil grading is now complete. Work     Kevin Sincennes represented the
                                          on the services infrastructure starts   U of L on Team 4. Out of the 39
thE GlOBE & Mail
                                          Oct. 29, and it is hoped this will be   teams competing, Team 2 placed
REPORt CaRd                               done in November.                       13th, Team 3 finished 15th, Team
The U of L scored numerous A
                                                                                  1 finished 16th and Team 4
grades in The Globe and Mail’s
University Report Card, which
                                          thE hORNs RuGBY tEaM                    placed 21st. Earlier in the month

was released in October at www.           hEads tO NatiONals                      Teams 2 and 1 finished third and       u OF l BRaiN tRaiNERs
                                          The Pronghorn women’s rugby team        fourth, respectively, at the Alberta   The University’s mascot, Luxie, cheered on the U of L Brain Trainers In
                                          successfully defended their Canada      Collegiate Programming Contest.        at the CiBC Run for the Cure in Lethbridge in September. (l-r) Runners
addition to an A- for overall quality
                                          West conference championship                                                   included Dr. Wendy Osborn (Math and Computer Science); Karen
of education received and satis-
                                          with their Oct. 21 victory over the     Cheng invites students who are         Koenig (Lethbridge Research Centre); Michelle Duke (Chemistry and
faction with university experience
                                                                                  interested in programming to attend    Biochemistry) in red; Brenda Rennie (University of Lethbridge Faculty
overall, the University received an       University of Alberta Pandas. With
                                                                                                                         Association) in blue; Dr. Catherine Kingfisher (Anthropology);
                                          the win, the Pronghorns earn the        the weekly problem-solving semin-
A+ for sense of personal safety/                                                                                         Dr. Carol Williams (Women’s Studies/History) with the green gloves;
                                          Canada West berth to the Canadian       ars that he holds with the program-
security and an A for class sizes.                                                                                       Denise Puurveen (friend of the Brain Trainers); Dr. Jennifer Copeland
                                          Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national    ming club. To learn more, please go
The report card of 53 universities                                                                                       (Kinesiology and Physical Education); Sarah Faulkner (Sport and
                                          championships at the University of      to:     Recreation Services); and Dr. Hester Jiskoot (Geography). Team mem-
was produced by The Globe and
                                          Western Ontario in November.            icpc.html.                             ber Dr. Kerri Webb (Math and Computer Science) is not pictured. They
Mail, The Strategic Counsel and
the Educational Policy Institute. The                                                                                    collected more than $4,600 and won the 2007 New Balance Women’s
results are based on the opinions         Canada West women’s rugby rookie        MakiNG thE GRadE                       Challenge Award for being the top women’s fundraising team at the
                                          of the year honours went to Pronghorn   Canadian Interuniversity Sport         Lethbridge event. Pledges can still be made at
of more than 43,000 undergraduate
students.                                 Brittany Orr. The Canada West all-      (CIS) has announced that former
                                          stars included the U of L’s Courtney    Pronghorn hockey player Jay
                                          Armstrong, Amanda Richardson,           Langager is one of Desjardins Top
                                          Jena Murray, Katelyn Jonsson,           Eight Academic All-Canadians for
Turcotte Hall Addition - The
                                          Brittany Orr and Ashley Patzer.         the 2006-2007 season.
Faculty of Education’s move into lev-
els 3 and 4 is complete. Once occu-

          Supporting Our Students
          Makes a Difference
        “The impact of financially
        supporting students is greater than                                                                              Wu Xin Jian, consul general, Consulate General of the People's Repub-
                                                                                                                         lic of China in Calgary, recently visited campus to meet international
        you know. Receiving scholarships                                                                                 students and tour the facilities as a guest of Calgary entrepreneur Win-
        has enabled me to take advantage                                                                                 ston Chow (BMgt ’80). (l-r) Laurel Corbiere, manager, international Cen-
                                                                                                                         tre for Students; Jennifer Chow; Winston Chow; Mei Jianping, science
        of unique opportunities that have
                                                                                                                         and technology consul, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of
        broadened my education and                                                                                       China in Calgary; and the consul general toured the campus together
        experience. Scholarships provide the                                                                             during the visit.

        extra support for students to turn
        opportunities into reality.”
                          Jamie Huckabay
                         Current U of L student

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                                                 glo b a l
              co n n e c t i o n                                                                           shredding the
                                                                              “Keep e very thing”
                                                                                                                  Ph i lo s o ph y
      Photo credit: Peter Bregg from Maclean’s

                                                                             BY SHELAGH MCMULLAN                         offices to help staff put the ISO stan-    After its success with paper records
                                                                                                                         dard into practice.                        management, Records Manage-
                                                                             When it comes to records manage-                                                       ment is beginning to collaborate with
                                                                             ment, destruction can be a very con-        “Judy is currently working with eight      Information Technology to manage
                                                                             structive endeavour. Kathy Thornhill        different departments to convert to        electronic records.
                                                                             is proud of the ever-increasing num-        the new system, clean the old files
                                                                             bers of files being shredded at the         out, destroy what can be destroyed         “All of our Word documents, Excel
                                                                             University since she became records         and send inactive records to the           spreadsheets, e-mails, databases,
                                                                             manager in September 2006.                  records centre for storage,” says          blogs, wikis and web sites are re-
    Activist, author and filmmaker Sally Armstrong will speak                                                            Thornhill.                                 cords. If there is a Freedom of In-
    at a cocktail reception on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of                “The shredding and file transfers to                                                   formation and Protection of Privacy
    international Week.
                                                                             the records centre over the past year       The addition of high-density shelv-        (FOIPP) request, an audit or litiga-
                                                                             are equivalent to 454 four-drawer           ing to the recently renovated records      tion, we have to be able to produce
                                                                             vertical file cabinets or approximately     centre led to a three-fold increase        those records,” says Thornhill.
     The U of L will be in good company as it celebrates Interna-
                                                                             2,400-square-feet of floor space, and       in Records Management’s storage
     tional Week with four days of activities running from Nov. 13
                                                                             that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” says   capacity. “Through regular records         The practical procedures that go into
     to 16. This annual event has been moved from February to No-
                                                                             Thornhill.                                  dispositions and shredding of confi-       the electronic and paper records
     vember to coincide with International Education Week, which
                                                                                                                         dential materials, the records centre      management programs flow from the
     is marked in more than 85 countries around the world.
                                                                             Regardless of whether records are           is becoming increasingly efficient,”       institution’s records management
           Coordinator, International Programs and Exchange, Inter-
                                                                             electronic or paper, a “keep every-         says Thornhill.                            policy, which is being finalized with
     national Centre for Students (ICS), Laura Ferguson says this year’s
                                                                             thing” philosophy makes records                                                        the help of a records management
     theme is U of L faculty and students on the international stage.

                                                                             difficult to find and costly to store.                                                 committee with representation from
           “We want to show how far the University’s reach extends                                                            It’s not just the administra-
                                                                             Storing records indefinitely also in-                                                  across the U of L.
     through our faculty’s global research, exchanges and study-abroad
                                                                             creases the University’s liability dur-     tive staff who deal with records
     opportunities for U of L students and faculty, and the international
                                                                             ing litigation.                                                                        “You wouldn’t put in a financial ser-
     students and exchange students studying here,” says Ferguson.                                                       – it’s every employee. we are
                                                                                                                                                                    vices or human resources program
           The Atrium will be a centre of activity with a multimedia
     presentation and poster board showcase of students and faculty
     along with cultural demonstrations running daily from Tuesday
                                                                             Still, shredding the fears that make
                                                                             people keep their old files has re-
                                                                                                                         all records managers.
                                                                                                                         Kathy Thornhill
                                                                                                                                                     ”              without policies, procedures, an
                                                                                                                                                                    electronic management system and
                                                                             quired a comprehensive awareness                                                       an audit process. The elements of a
     to Friday. The ICS and Faculty of Management will also be on
                                                                             campaign. “When people don’t know                                                      records management program are
     hand with information booths highlighting international oppor-                                                      Records Technician Marni Morton
                                                                             what records they can destroy, they                                                    the same, and the due diligence will
     tunities for students and faculty.                                                                                  manages the records centre and wit-
                                                                             may be afraid to destroy anything,”                                                    ensure the University is protected as
           Coordinator, International Programs, Faculty of Manage-                                                       nesses the shredding of files that have
                                                                             says Thornhill.                                                                        far as records go,” says Thornhill.
     ment, Candace Jesson says International Week is an important part                                                   come to the end of their lifecycles. Her
     of campus life. “International Week is a valuable forum for raising                                                 work helps ensure that Records Man-
                                                                             Thornhill and Records Technician                                                       For more information or to find out
     awareness of the many unique international opportunities for                                                        agement can quickly retrieve any files
                                                                             Judy Jones have led more than 150                                                      about upcoming information ses-
     students and faculty that the University has to offer,” says Jesson.                                                requested from the centre and, in the
                                                                             staff and faculty through information                                                  sions, please visit the Records Man-
           Anyone with a hunger for the global village will enjoy Taste                                                  case of litigation, has the documenta-
                                                                             sessions on the International Orga-                                                    agement web site at www.
     of the World from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Atrium.                                                       tion to prove records were shredded
                                                                             nization for Standardization (ISO)                                           
     “People will have a chance to buy tickets to sample dishes from                                                     on a specific date.
                                                                             records management program that is                                                     management.
     around the world,” says Ferguson.
                                                                             being implemented. Jones also visits
           On Wednesday night, activist, author and filmmaker Sally
     Armstrong will speak at a cocktail reception starting at 5 p.m.
     in the Students’ Union Ballrooms. Her talk on the importance
     of education and how an international education helps people to

                                                                                                                         Library Operations Specialist              Library Operations Specialist Mara
     become better global citizens is informed by her experiences re-                                                    Joanne Overn says the amnesty is a         Baldwin says the amnesty is a way

     porting stories in such conflict zones as Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda                                                   way for the Library to celebrate the       for staff to show their appreciation
     and Afghanistan.                                                                                                    University’s 40th anniversary and          for patrons’ cooperation with the
           In addition to serving up specialty dishes from local ethnic
     restaurants, the reception promises a feast for the eyes. An exhibi-    AMnESTY:                                    support students.                          new Library Code of Conduct.

     tion of Dr. Hiroshi Shimazaki’s (Management) prints of scenes
     from various countries around the world will be on display. The         ExChaNGE                                     “We hope there will be enough in-         “We want to thank students and all

                                                                             FOOd FOR
                                                                                                                         terest to make this event an annual        of our users for helping to make the
     $5 (student) and $10 (regular) tickets will be available at the                                                     tradition,” says Overn.                    Library a better place to study and

     U of L Box Office.                                                                                                                                             work,” says Baldwin.
           Thursday night will feature a lecture by Dana Inkster (New                                                    Exchanging food for fines may also
     Media) on her documentary 24 Days in Brooks. The film focuses

                                                                                                                         make it easier for patrons to pay off
     on the first 24 days of the strike at the Lakeside Packers slaughter-   BY SHELAGH MCMULLAN
                                                                                                                                                                       fines are not meant to be
                                                                                                                         their fines and provide the added
     house, which has brought many immigrant and refugee workers                                                         satisfaction that comes with support-      punitive, but to ensure equal
     to Brooks. The free event begins at 5 p.m. in AH117, Anderson           It may sound too good to be true, but       ing a worthy cause.
     Hall.                                                                   the first-ever University Library Am-
                                                                                                                                                                    access to Library resources.
           Stay tuned to the Notice Board at       nesty: Food for Fines drive will allow      “Fines are not meant to be puni-           The amnesty is a fun way to
     in early November for a complete listing of International Week          patrons to swap boxes of cereal or          tive, but to ensure equal access to        remind people of the impor-
     events.                                                                 trade in their canned tuna as pay-          Library resources. The amnesty is
           International Week is benefiting from the work of the             ment for fines.                             a fun way to remind people of the
                                                                                                                                                                    tance of returning materials on
     students, staff and faculty serving on the organizing commit-
     tee. Ferguson and Jesson are joined on the committee by ICS
     Manager Laurel Corbiere; ICS co-op student Yevgen Fedotov;
                                                                             Between Nov. 5 and 9, the Library
                                                                             is waiving $5 in overdue book fines
                                                                                                                         importance of returning materials on
                                                                                                                         time,” says Librarian Lorelei Harris.
                                                                                                                                                                    Lorelei Harris
     International Students’ Association President Todd Horner;              for every non-perishable food item          A separate service station just inside
     Student Program Advisor Sue Kovach; and Coordinator,                    donated for the Students’ Union food        the entrance on Level 10 will be set up
     Graduate Studies, Kathy Schrage.                                        bank. Patrons simply have to return         to accept donations and process fine
                                                                             their overdue books in good condition       payments between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
     News of Note: The popular international Dinner, which has               and pay off the entire fine – with food     daily. Library staff have been quick to
     become an important event within the U of L community,                  items or a combination of food and
     will still be held next spring.                                                                                     volunteer for shifts on the desk to help
                                                                             money – at the time of the donation.        make the amnesty a success.

                                                                                                                                                                                   LEGEND – NOVEMBER 2007

NiGht Out!
The beauty and versatility of the          Dialogues of the Carmelites and
female voice in opera is celebrated        Little Women.
by the U of L Opera Workshop in its
concert Girls’ Night Out! on Nov. 9        “While 24 of the 30 singers are the
at 8 p.m. in the University Recital        featured ‘girls’ in the title, the guys
Hall. Tickets are $15 (regular) and        are also flexing their vocal muscles
$10 (student/senior).                      during the evening and joining the
                                           women in several operatic ensembles
The program features selections of         as well as a special treat that’s all their
classic standards from La Boheme,          own,” says Opera Workshop Director
Carmen, Die Fledermaus and The             Dr. Blaine Hendsbee (Music).
Magic Flute as well as some more
contemporary works including The

                                                                                         Br in gin g his to ry to life
                                                                                         Performers jumped to action in a
                                                                                                                                    BY KATHERiNE WASiAK                      bours,” she says. “We want people
                                                                                         choreography rehearsal for Something
                                                                                         to Declare, which uses physical theatre,                                            to think about what is happen-
                                                                                         live and recorded music and dance to
                                                                                                                                    Compelling and dramatic true sto-        ing around them and to get into a
                                                                                         explore inclusiveness, cross-cultural      ries of immigrants to Lethbridge         community-building process.”
                                                                                         communication and activism around          come to life on stage through a com-           Developed in collaboration
                                                                                         human rights issues.                       bination of their own words, dance,      with Lethbridge Family Services -
                                                                                                                                    drama and music. Something to            Immigrant Services, the stories were
                                                                                                                                    Declare appears at the University        collected by university students
it sounds like                                                                                                                      Theatre from Nov. 20 to 24 at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    nightly with a matinee on Nov. 22
                                                                                                                                                                             through interviews with newcomers

Christm a s
                                                                                                                                                                             who ranged in age from 20 to more
                                                                                                                                    at noon.                                 than 60 and came from Asia, Eu-
                                                                                                                                          “We’ve created a show to           rope, Africa and South America for
                                                                                                                                    evoke, provoke and joke about the        a whole variety of disparate reasons.
                                                                                                                                    personal, political and environ-         They recounted their journeys to
                                                                                                                                    mental issues that cause people to       Canada and their experiences once
U Of L SInGErS And THE                     music and the 100-voice Vox Mu-                 12-year-old boy. Menotti’s Amahl         uproot their lives and move across       they arrived.
                                           sica, under the direction of Dr. Glenn          and the Night Visitors, a Christmas      borders,” says director Lisa Doolittle         With more than 30 hours of
VOx MUSIcA cHOIr                           Klassen, adds melodic contributions             opera for the whole family, is being     (Theatre and Dramatic Arts), who         taped interviews as a foundation,
The Sounds of Christmas fill South-
                                           of their own. Since everyone loves              fully staged and sung in English         has worked with students and com-        the creative process began. “The
minster United Church (1011 4 Ave.
                                           to sing Christmas carols, the audi-             at Southminster United Church on         munity members for almost a year         script is a living thing that has
S) on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. when the
                                           ence also has the opportunity to get            Dec. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and at 1 p.m.     to craft Something to Declare. The       constantly evolved and changed
University of Lethbridge Singers and
                                           into the act with several traditional           on Dec. 8.                               show explores ideals and challenges      through the development and
Vox Musica Choir take to the stage.
                                           singalongs with the added bonus of                                                       of inclusiveness, cross-cultural com-    rehearsal process,” she says. “Many
“For me, the Sounds of Christmas
                                           a brass-quintet accompaniment.                  This co-production of the U of L Op-     munication and activism around           people contributed to the process
is always the unofficial kickoff of the
                                                                                           era Workshop and Lethbridge Sym-         human rights issues in a lively,         – the 13 student performers, those
festive season,” says Dr. George
                                           Tickets are available at the Box Of-            phony Orchestra is full of humour,       powerful manner.                         generous people who have offered
Evelyn, conductor of the U of L Sing-
                                           fice and at the door for $15 (regular)          wonder and drama, and the music                Doolittle considers perfor-        their personal life stories and young
ers. “We invite the audience to just
                                           and $10 (student/senior).                       is tuneful and charming. Get your        mance an effective method of creat-      community-based choreographers,
sit back, relax and enjoy this feel-
                                                                                           tickets early from the Ticket Centre     ing understanding.                       Lise-Ann Talhami and Landon
good concert of Christmas music.”
                                           An OPErA fOr                                    by calling 329-7328.                                                              Waters, who are donating their time
The 33-member U of L Singers
present a variety of appealing tradi-
                                           THE wHOLE fAMILY
                                           Witness a visit from the three kings
                                           as seen through the eyes of a
                                                                                                                                    “   we’ve created a show
                                                                                                                                    to evoke, provoke and joke
                                                                                                                                                                             and expertise to the project.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   With both documentary and
                                                                                                                                                                             fictional components, Something to
tional and contemporary seasonal
                                                                                                                                    about the personal, political            Declare has an energetic, contempo-
                                                                                                                                                                             rary feel that uses physical theatre,
                                                                                                                                    and environmental issues
                                                                                                                                                                             live and recorded music and dance

PErcUSSIOn:                                “Our audience will get an up close
                                           and personal percussion experi-
                                                                                          Audiences can enjoy everything
                                                                                          from the lush melodies of the Chi-
                                                                                                                                    that cause people to uproot
                                                                                                                                    their lives and move across
                                                                                                                                                                             (hip hop, Bollywood and contem-
                                                                                                                                                                             porary). “We have created a layered
uP ClOsE &                                 ence,” promises U of L Percussion              nese piece In the Palace of Nine                                                   and mixed view of the cultural

                                           Ensemble Director Adam Mason
                                                                                          Perfections to the vibrant and raw
                                                                                          drumming of Haiti as well as witness
                                                                                          a spontaneous interpretation of a
                                                                                                                                    Lisa Doolittle
                                                                                                                                                                             diversity that now makes up our
                                                                                                                                                                             world,” says Doolittle. “It is a great
                                                                                                                                                                             show for the whole family.”
                                           The program, presented by some 50              piece consisting entirely of shapes                                                      To help encourage conversa-
Percussion music from around
                                           students, features a wide variety of           and colours.                                   “Our goal is to find a way to       tion, a discussion with the creators
the world is all part of the concert
                                           percussion music, including ragtime,                                                     pass on these stories and create a       and performers follows each perfor-
Chamber Percussion on Nov. 23 at
                                           African, classical percussion and              Tickets are $15 (regular) and $10         conversation between people from         mance. Tickets are $15 (regular) and
8 p.m. in the University Recital Hall.
                                           steel band repertoire.                         (student/senior).                         around the world who live as neigh-      $9 (student/senior).

An EVEnInG Of GREat Jazz staNdaRds
BY KATHERiNE WASiAK                         explains conductor Dr. Ed Wasiak                some exciting and unusual arrange-      unusual approach to the work both        ample opportunity for all of the 18
                                            (Education). “I strongly believe that           ments,” says Wasiak. “These are         harmonically and melodically. It is      musicians in the group to shine as
Music that has stood the test of time       choosing superior repertoire is the             tunes that people know and love.”       a soloistic approach that features       soloists. “We’ve got a strong band
is the focus of the U of L Jazz En-         first step toward providing quality                  Some of the best-known tunes       almost all of the musicians at some      with some very experienced play-
semble’s concert entitled Jazz Mas-         musical experiences for musicians               on the program include: Body and        point in the lengthy arrangement.”       ers, and we want to showcase their
ters: Standard Time on Nov. 28 at           and audiences alike.”                           Soul, Summertime, ’Round Mid-                 Also under the category of         talents,” says Wasiak.
8 p.m. in the University Theatre.                 The program includes recog-               night, Stella by Starlight, God Bless   unusual arrangement is Ellingston’s            Tickets for the Jazz Masters:
      “Jazz standards are the ‘classics’    nizable music arranged in some                  the Child and Fly Me to the Moon.       I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart ar-      Standard Time are $15 (regular) and
of the jazz repertoire. They are songs      interesting and challenging ways.                    “One of the most ambitious         ranged by Chicago-based trombon-         $10 (student/senior).
that continue to be held in high es-        Several works are considered to be              works we’ve tackled is an extremely     ist Tom Garling into a wonderful,
teem and are commonly used as the           in the top 10 of jazz standards.                challenging arrangement by Michael      very contemporary hip hop shuffle
basis of jazz arrangements and im-                “We have programmed some                  Abene of Duke Ellington’s Cara-         with a great groove.
provisations by all jazz musicians,”        of the best repertoire out there in             van,” says Wasiak. “Abene took an             The varied program provides


                       e Vents C AlenDAr |                                                                                          n o V. 2 t o D e C . 5

frIdAY, nOV. 2                             SUndAY, nOV. 4                          Music at Noon - Anthony Radford,         Pronghorn Men’s Hockey vs.              wEdnESdAY, nOV. 14
Visiting Artist - Kristina Kudryk,         Pronghorn Women’s Hockey vs. UBC        baritone, Erinn Evdokimoff Rob-          University of Manitoba                  CAETL Seminar Series – The Sev-
painter                                    Time: 2 p.m.                            erts, mezzo-soprano, and                 Time: 7 p.m.                            en Deadly Sins of Assessment
Time: 12 p.m.                              Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena            Deanna Oye, piano                        Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena            Presenter: Dr. Nola Aitken
Place: Recital Hall                                                                Time: 12:15 p.m.                                                                 Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
                                           MOndAY, nOV. 5                          Place: Recital Hall                      SATUrdAY, nOV. 10                       Place: AH100, Anderson Hall
Pronghorn Men’s and Women’s                Visiting Artist - Rachelle Viader                                                Pronghorn Men’s Hockey vs.              For more information, please visit the
Basketball vs. UBC                         Knowles, photographer                   wEdnESdAY, nOV. 7                        University of Manitoba                  Curriculum Re-Development Centre
Time: Women at 6 p.m./Men at 8 p.m.        Time: 12 p.m.                           Visiting Artist - Greg Bellerby,         Time: 7 p.m.                            (CRDC)/ Centre for the Advance-
Place: 1st Choice Savings Centre for       Place: Recital Hall                     curator                                  Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena            ment of Excellence in Teaching and
Sport and Wellness gym                                                             Time: 12 p.m.                                                                    Learning (CAETL) web site at www.
                                           Visiting Artist - Robert Kleyn,         Place: Recital Hall                      TUESdAY, nOV. 13,             
SATUrdAY, nOV. 3                           architect                                                                        TO frIdAY, nOV. 16
Pronghorn Women’s Hockey vs. UBC           Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.                  frIdAY, nOV. 9                           international Week                      Safety on Campus Presentation
Time: 7 p.m.                               Place: C610, University Hall            Visiting Artist - Jim Corrigan,          See Global Connection article           Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena                                                       curator                                  on page 8                               Place: C674
                                           TUESdAY, nOV. 6                         Time: 12 p.m.                                                                    Everyone is welcome at this free
Pronghorn Men’s and Women’s                Safety on Campus Presentation           Place: Recital Hall                      TUESdAY, nOV. 13                        event. For more information, contact
Basketball vs. University of Victoria      Time: 12 to 1 p.m.                                                               international Week Taste of the World   Security Services at 329-2603.
Time: Women at 6 p.m./Men at 8 p.m.        Place: L1168, University Library        Girls Night Out! – Celebrating the       Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: 1st Choice Savings Centre for       Everyone is welcome at this free        female voice in opera                    Place: The Atrium                       Visiting Artist - Vida Simon,
Sport and Wellness gym                     event. For more information, contact    Time: 8 p.m.                                                                     performance artist
                                           Security Services at 329-2603.          Place: University Recital Hall           Music at Noon - Dr. Jeremy Brown,       Time: 12 p.m.
                                                                                                                            saxophone, and Ami Longhi, piano        Place: Recital Hall
                                                                                                                            Time: 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                            Place: Recital Hall                     international Week
                                                                                                                                                                    Cocktail Reception
                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Sally Armstrong
                                                                                                                                                                    Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                    Place: Students’ Union Ballrooms
                                                                                                                                                                    The $5 (student) and $10 (regular)
                                                                                   PUBLIc rEcEPTIOn                                                                 tickets are available at the U of L
                                                                                   Everyone is invited to a public reception at the University of Lethbridge        Theatre Box Office.
                                                                                   Main Gallery on Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. in recognition of the opening of Against
                                                                                   the Grain.
                                                                                                                                                                    THUrSdAY, nOV. 15
                                                                                                                                                                    International Week Lecture by
                                                                                   PrInTMAkInG wOrkSHOPS fOr THE wHOLE fAMILY                                       Dana inkster (New Media)
                                                                                   On Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the U of L Main Gallery,         Topic: Inkster’s documentary 24
                                                                                   adults and children are invited to learn more about printmaking tech-            Days in Brooks
                                                                                   niques and try their hand at creating Japanese-style prints of their own.        Time: 5 p.m.
                                                                                   There is no fee for the workshop, and everyone is invited.                       Place: AH117, Anderson Hall
                                                                                                                                                                    Free event

                                                                                                                                                                    frIdAY, nOV. 16
                                                                                                                                                                    Centre for the Advancement of
                                                                                                                                                                    Research Methods and Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                    Topic: Nonlinear Dynamic Models
    The Moody idols exhibition includes more than 40 vinyl stylized
                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Dr. Paul Hanges,
    cow toys that have been customized by artists from Lethbridge
                                                                                                                                                                    University of Maryland
    and as far afield as Australia, Japan, Singapore, England and the
    Netherlands.                                                                                                                                                    Time: 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                    Place: B716, University Hall
    UnTIL JAn. 11                            nOV. 9 TO JAn. 18                                                                                                      Everyone is welcome at this free event.
    MOOdY IdOLS: THE UrBAn                   AGAInST THE GrAIn:
    VInYL TOY MOVEMEnT                       JAPAnESE wOOdBLOck
                                             PrInTS frOM THE
    HELEn cHrISTOU GALLErY,                  UnIVErSITY Of ALBErTA
    LEVEL 9 Of THE LIBrArY                   ArT cOLLEcTIOn
    BUILdInG                                                                                                                                                             TIckETS fOr fInE ArTS
                                                                                                                                                                               EVEnTS ArE
                                             MAIn GALLErY, w600
    Moody Idols features a popular
                                                                                                                                                                            AVAILABLE AT THE
    contemporary art form originated
                                                                                                                                                                             U Of L THEATrE
                                             Historical and contemporary wood-
    in Asia. Lethbridge artist Ted Stil-
                                                                                                                                                                              BOx OffIcE In
                                             block prints from the U of A Art
    son commissioned the production
                                                                                                                                                                               w510 frOM
                                             Collection, which houses one of the
    of an urban vinyl toy – essentially
                                                                                                                                                                           12:30 TO 3:30 P.M.
                                             finest print collections in Canada.
    a blank 3D “canvas” to which art-
                                                                                                                                                                          wEEkdAYS And OnE
                                             Curated by Jim Corrigan, curator
    ists add their own design. Called
                                                                                                                                                                             HOUr PrIOr TO
                                             of the U of A Art Collection, the
    a “Moody,” it represents a stylized
                                                                                                                                                                            TIckETEd EVEnTS.
                                             exhibition outlines the esthetic,
    cow and the exhibition consists
                                                                                                                                                                             cALL 329-2616.
                                             cultural and technical develop-
    of “Moody” forms painted by local        ments of Japanese woodblock
    and international artists as well as     printing from the Edo (Tokugawa)
    other urban vinyl toys from Stil-
                                                                                                                                                                            MUSIc AT nOOn
                                             period (1603 to 1868) to present
    son’s collection.
                                                                                                                                                                          And VISITInG ArTIST
                                             day, including Ukiyo-e (pictures
                                                                                                                                                                          EVEnTS ArE frEE Of
                                             of the floating world) and the 20th
                                             century developments of Shin
                                                                                   Andō Hiroshige’s The Moon Pine, from the series 100 Views of
                                             Hanga (new prints) and Sosaku
                                                                                   Edo, 1857, is a woodblock print from the University of Alberta Art
                                             Hanga (creative prints).

                                                                                                                                                                           LEGEND – NOVEMBER 2007

Centre for the Advancement of             MOndAY, nOV. 19                         Pronghorn Men’s Hockey vs.                wEdnESdAY, nOV. 28
Research Methods and Analysis             Visiting Artists - Lorri Millan and     University of Calgary                     CAETL Seminar Series
Webcast                                   Shawna Dempsey, performance             Time: 7 p.m.                              Presenter: Trevor Woods
Topic: Advanced Panel Methods for         artists                                 Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena              Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Strategy Research                         Time: 12 p.m.                                                                     Place: AH100, Anderson Hall
Speaker: Dr. Peter Hom,                   Place: Recital Hall                     frIdAY, nOV. 23                           For more information, please visit the
Arizona State University                                                          Visiting Artist - John Hartman,           Curriculum Re-Development Centre               Get your Pronghorn team
Time: 11:30 a.m.                          Visiting Artist - Greg Ball, designer   painter                                   (CRDC)/ Centre for the Advancement          news, game schedules and
Place: B716, University Hall              Time: 6 to 9 p.m.                       Time: 12 p.m.                             of Excellence in Teaching and Learning      ticket info online by visiting
Everyone is welcome at this free event.   Place: C610, University Hall            Place: Recital Hall                       (CAETL) web site at www.ulethbridge.
Centre for the Advancement of             TUESdAY, nOV. 20, TO                    CAETL Seminar Series                                                     
Research Methods and Analysis                                                     Presenter: Dr. Andrew Hakin               Jazz Masters: Standard Time
                                          SATUrdAY, nOV. 24
Webcast                                                                           Time: 2 p.m.                              Time: 8 p.m.
                                          Something to Declare – A perfor-
Topic: Publishing Criteria for                                                    Place: AH100, Anderson Hall               Place: University Theatre
                                          mance fusing music, dance and                                                                                              SATUrdAY, dEc. 1
Qualitative Research                                                              For more information, please visit the
                                          theatre                                                                                                                    Sounds of Christmas – Featuring
Speaker: Dr. Michael Pratt,                                                       Curriculum Re-Development Centre          THUrSdAY, nOV. 29
                                          Time: 8 p.m. with a matinee at noon                                                                                        the U of L Singers and Vox Musica
University of Illinois                                                            (CRDC)/ Centre for the Advance-           Women Scholars Speaker Series –
                                          on Nov. 22                                                                                                                 Time: 8 p.m.
Time: 1 p.m.                                                                      ment of Excellence in Teaching and        Mapping the Diasporic Self
                                          Place: University Theatre                                                                                                  Place: Southminster United Church
Place: B716, University Hall                                                      Learning (CAETL) web site at www.         Speaker: Dr. Maria Ng
Everyone is welcome at this free event.                                                      Time: 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
                                          TUESdAY, nOV. 20                                                                                                           Pronghorn Men’s and Women’s
                                          Music at Noon - Lindsey Wallis,                                                   Place: AH100
Pronghorn Men’s Hockey vs.                                                                                                                                           Basketball vs. University of Alberta
                                                                                  Chamber Percussion concert
                                          flute, and Deanna Oye, piano                                                                                               Time: Women at 6 p.m./Men at 8 p.m.
University of Regina                                                              Time: 8 p.m.                              The 2nd Session of the Communi-
                                          Time: 12:15 p.m.                                                                                                           Place: 1st Choice Savings Centre for
Time: 7 p.m.                                                                      Place: University Recital Hall            ties of Research Practice Series
                                          Place: Recital Hall                                                                                                        Sport and Wellness gym
Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena                                                                                                Topic: Using Digital Media in Social
                                                                                  Pronghorn Women’s Hockey vs.              Sciences and Humanities Research
Pronghorn Men’s and Women’s
                                          wEdnESdAY, nOV. 21                                                                                                         TUESdAY, dEc. 4
                                                                                  University of Alberta                     Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
                                          Women Scholars Speaker Series –                                                                                            Music at Noon – Studio Showcase
Basketball vs. University of Calgary                                              Time: 7 p.m.                              Place: W646, University Centre for
                                          HiV, Education and Empowerment:                                                                                            Time: 12:15 p.m.
Time: Women at 6 p.m./Men at 8 p.m.                                               Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena              the Arts
                                          Building Capacity Among                                                                                                    Place: Recital Hall
Place: 1st Choice Savings Centre for
                                          Ugandan Nurses
Sport and Wellness gym                                                            SATUrdAY, nOV. 24
                                          Speaker: Jean Harrowing                                                           frIdAY, nOV. 30                          wEdnESdAY, dEc. 5
                                                                                  Pronghorn Women’s Hockey vs.              Visiting Artists - Mary-Anne Mc-
                                          Time: 2 to 4 p.m.                                                                                                          Jazz at the Empress
SATUrdAY, nOV. 17                         Place: Galileo’s Art Gallery (near SU
                                                                                  University of Alberta                     Trowe (Art) and Daniel Wong,
Pronghorn Men’s Hockey vs.                                                        Time: 7 p.m.                                                                       Time: 8 p.m.
                                          food court)                                                                       recording artists
University of Regina                                                              Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena                                                       Place: Empress Theatre,
                                                                                                                            Time: 12 p.m.
Time: 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                         Fort Macleod
                                          THUrSdAY, nOV. 22                                                                 Place: Recital Hall
Place: Nicholas Sheran Arena                                                      MOndAY, nOV. 26
                                          Safety on Campus Presentation                                                                                              Events are subject to change.
                                                                                  Visiting Artist - Allison Moore, artist   Wind Orchestra Concert
                                          Time: 12 to 1 p.m.                                                                                                         Timely information is online at
Pronghorn Men’s and Women’s                                                       Time: 12 p.m.                             Time: 8 p.m.
                                          Place: L1170A, University Library                                                                                
Basketball vs. University of Calgary                                              Place: Recital Hall                       Place: University Theatre
                                          Everyone is welcome at this free
Time: Women at 6 p.m./Men at 8 p.m.
                                          event. For more information, contact
Place: 1st Choice Savings Centre for                                              TUESdAY, nOV. 27                          Pronghorn Men’s and Women’s
                                          Security Services at 329-2603.
Sport and Wellness gym                                                            Music at Noon - Tido Janssen,             Basketball vs. University of Alberta
                                                                                  cello, and Stacy Kwak, piano              Time: Women at 6 p.m./Men at 8 p.m.
                                                                                  Time: 12:15 p.m.                          Place: 1st Choice Savings Centre for
                                                                                  Place: Recital Hall                       Sport and Wellness gym


                                                           homecoming 2007,
                                                                                                                           oct. 12 to 14

    Lisa Lambert (BA ’91, MA ’07),
    who read the invocation at the
    fall 2007 convocation, is the
    daughter of the late Bill
    Lambert, who was a founding
    faculty member in the
    English Department.

                                                                                                                           The Faculty of Management reception on Friday featured an exhibition
                                                                                                                           of faculty member Dr. Hiroshi Shimazaki’s prints from various countries
                                                                                                                           around the world. Shimazaki (centre) was on hand to discuss his work
                                                                                                                           with such as attendees as Chancellor Emerita Dr. ingrid Speaker
                                                                                                                           (LLD ’01) and Dr. Ray Speaker (LLD ’03).

               Academic excellence
It might be slightly over dramatic            Lisa credits her father, who       ing to do as a master’s student,” she
to say Lisa Lambert (BA ’91, MA         passed away last year, for giving        says.
’07) was born to read the invocation    her and her brother and sister a               She has already started her
at the fall convocation, but it’s not   deep appreciation of knowledge for       PhD in political science at the
far from the truth.                     knowledge’s sake. All three siblings     University of Calgary with the aim
      Her father, Bill Lambert, was     have graduate degrees.                   of pursuing an academic career.
a founding faculty member in                  Fall convocation was a family      A self-described activist who has
the English Department and her          affair for Lisa – her husband, two       worked in international devel-
mother, Esther Lambert (BASc ’68,       sons, mother and grandmother             opment and mental health and
BEd ’90), graduated at the very first   were on hand to cheer her on. “I         advocated for women’s issues, Lisa
U of L convocation while she was        think graduation is a way to thank       says political science resonates with
pregnant with Lisa.                     all of the people who participated       her desire to make the world a bet-
                                        in my education. It’s not just about     ter place.
                                                                                                                          U of L President Dr. Bill Cade and his wife, Elsa, were among the models at

                                        me having gone to a few classes –              “We need fundamental sys-
    I am thrilled to read the                                                                                             the sold-out President’s Breakfast and 40 Years of Fashion Show on Sunday
                                        it’s about my family and their com-      temic changes to make the world
invocation because this is the                                                                                            morning. The Cades’ groovy clothing is straight out of the seventies.
                                        mitment to it, my supervisor and         more fair and equal. For me, doing
40th anniversary of the U of L,         my department,” says Lisa.               my PhD is about really being able
                                              Lisa describes her master’s        to think about those sorts of sys-
and it really means something           supervisor Dr. Harold Jansen and         temic changes for four or five years
to me that my father was                other U of L political science faculty   and then having the opportunity to

                                        as collegial and accessible. “I was      teach the next generation of people
founding faculty here.                  not a number. I had a chance to          who will be making those changes,”
                                        present at two major conferences         she says.
Lisa Lambert
                                        with my supervisor, which is amaz-

                                                                                                                               U of L honorary degree recipient John
                                                                                                                               McEwen (DFA ’07) revisited his sculp-
                                                                                                                               ture, Western Channel, installed on the
                                                                                                                               north patio outside of the University
                                                                                                                               Centre for the Arts.

                                                                                                                         Current Students’ Union (SU) President Kelly Kennedy (second from the
                                                                                                                         left) met with former SU presidents (l-r) Justin Penny (1992-1993), Dis-
                                                                                                                         tinguished Alumnus of the Year Dr. T. David Legg (1991-1992), Matthew
                                                                                                                         McHugh (2001-2002), Terry Whitehead (1990-1991) and Khym Goslin
                                                                                                                         (1973-1974) at the sold-out 40th Anniversary Dinner and Dance on Satur-
                                                                                                                         day night.


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