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					                                                                                                                                                     SPRING 2005

                                                                                                                                               Art History/Museum
                               Groundbreaking Graduands Are the U of L’s                                                                       Studies Major Is
                               First Art History/Museum Studies Majors                                                                         a Creative Mix of
                                                                                                                                               Theory and Practice
                                                                                                                                                   Art history and museum
                                                                                                                                               studies professor Dr. Anne
                                                                                                                                               Dymond says it is difficult to
                                                                                                                                               study art without considering
                                                                                                                                               the institutions that influence
                                                                                                                                               how it is viewed. “We often
                                                                                                                                               look at art as though we
                           2                                                                                                                   could just see it in some pure
                                                                                                                                               context, but every museum
Nine outstanding                                                                                                                               shapes the way you see it,”
individuals will receive                                                                                                                       says Dymond.
Honorary Degrees at                                                                                                                                The Art History/Museum
the spring 2005                                                                                                                                Studies program provides
Convocation                                                                                                                                    students with a unique
ceremonies                                                                                                                                     opportunity to study art histo-
                                                                                                                                               ry as well as practical and
                                                                                                                                               theoretical aspects of muse-
                                                                                                                                               um studies.
                                                                                                                                                   U of L Art Gallery
                                                                                                                                               Director/Curator             Dr.
                                                                                                                                               Josephine Mills teaches the
                           3                                                                                                                   Introduction to Museum
                                                                                                                                               Studies       and     Museum
                               Hannah Wigle co-curated an exhibition that              Shawn Van Sluys has been the public                     Studies Internship courses.
Annual awards honour           ran in the Helen Christou Gallery in early              relations/volunteer manager at the Southern
faculty, staff and                                                                                                                             Mills says the hands-on
                               2005.                                                   Alberta Art Gallery since January 2004.                 learning opportunities are
volunteers who make
a difference                                                                                                                                   very important for students
                                                                                          “I don’t know exactly what direction I want to       who picture themselves

                                         annah Wigle’s creative side was apparent
                                                                                       go yet. It’s the issues with theory and problem         working in museums and
                                         at an early age. “I remember that when
                                         other kids said, ‘I want to be a firefight-   solving that I find the most compelling,” says
                                                                                                                                                 “Basically the only way to
                               er,’ or, ‘I want to be a ballerina,’ I always said      Van Sluys.                                              work in a gallery, especially
                               that I wanted to be a graphic designer. I had no          Although Wigle is just beginning to job hunt,         as a curator, a public pro-
                               idea what that was, but it sounded really good,”        she has already acquired considerable experi-           grammer or in any of the
                           4   says Wigle.
                                 Although she hasn’t stuck to her original
                                                                                       ence. For her Museum Studies Internship course,
                                                                                       Wigle co-curated the Press: Etchings From the
                                                                                                                                               more senior roles, is to have
                                                                                                                                               experience,” says Mills.
                               career goal, she is still breaking new ground.          U of L Art Collection exhibition that ran in the            The internship exposes
Meet the 2005 Alumni
                               When Wigle and Shawn Van Sluys receive their            U of L’s Helen Christou Gallery in early 2005.          students to the diverse
Honour Society                                                                                                                                 careers within museums and
inductees                      bachelor of fine arts (art) degrees on June 2, they     “I might not have learned about curatorial prac-
                                                                                                                                               galleries as well as the theo-
                               will become the first U of L graduates with the         tices or the operations of cultural institutions if I
                                                                                                                                               retical and practical aspects
The Edmonton                   major designations of art history/museum studies        had only studied art history,” she says.                of the work.
campus celebrates              on their transcripts.                                      Wigle has also worked as a curatorial                  “Students in the internships
graduates and                     Van Sluys has been working as the public rela-       researcher at the U of L Art Gallery, volunteered       might work on publicity and
graduands                      tions/volunteer manager at the Southern Alberta         at the SAAG and completed an Applied Studies            text panels for an exhibition,
                               Art Gallery (SAAG) since January 2004. It has           course in an archives in Waterton National Park.        but they also explore theoret-
                               taken some creative scheduling for Van Sluys to            “Volunteering and getting to know the people         ical concepts related to the
 Next Issue                    balance the demands of his final courses with his       at the SAAG and the staff and faculty at the
                                                                                       U of L has probably been one of the best parts of
                                                                                                                                               project that they produce,”
                                                                                                                                               says Mills.
                               full-time position at the SAAG, freelance writing
                                                                                                                                                  Students in a multitude of
                               for publications such as Galleries West and serv-       the program. I have always tried to learn as
                                                                                                                                               majors will find the art history
Additional                     ing on the Board of Directors of the Allied Arts        much as I can from people. In return, I have            and museum studies cours-
Convocation                    Council of Lethbridge.                                  made great friendships and working relation-            es beneficial. Many of the art
information and                   He says his education is an asset to his work at     ships,” says Wigle.                                     studio students who have
photographs will be            one of Canada’s leading contemporary art gal-              Van Sluys and Wigle agree that having access         taken the Critical Issues in
                               leries. “I have learned to look at issues in con-       to the extensive U of L Art Collection and the          Museum Studies course with
featured in the June
                               temporary art from many different points of             Visiting Artist Lecture Series enhanced their           Dymond said it changed the
issue of the Legend                                                                                                                            way they think about art and
                               view, and that helps me to synthesize ideas and         educational experiences.
                                                                                          “I would recommend the program. I think that         the way they make art.
                               explain them to the public in a manner that
                                                                                                                                                  “These courses are also
                               encourages them to experience the exhibitions           the small class sizes allowed me to participate in
                                                                                                                                               useful to history majors,
                               on their own levels,” says Van Sluys.                   more experiences and gave me a really great             many of whom go on to work
                                  When Van Sluys began taking art history              opportunity to get to know my professors,” says         in museums or archives, and
   Office of University        courses, he was interested in becoming a con-           Van Sluys.                                              Native American studies stu-
  Advancement • 4401           temporary art curator. Now he is considering              To learn more about the program, please contact       dents with an interest in art
  University Drive W. •        career and educational opportunities in architec-       Jill Flaman, admissions advisor for new media           or history. Many museums
Lethbridge, AB • T1K 3M4       ture, arts administration and art history that          and art, at                       are changing how they dis-          would allow him to continue working with con-                                                                   play and discuss Native
                                                                                                                                               work,” says Dymond.
                               temporary art.
Legend – Spring 2005 Convocation

Nine Honorary Degrees to be Awarded at Spring Convocation Ceremonies

 The      University     of
 Lethbridge Senate has
 approved nine outstand-
 ing individuals to receive
 Honorary Degrees at the
 spring 2005 Convocation
 ceremonies.                                William Fruet                       Leonard Haney                     Dr. Owen Holmes                       Edward McNally
                                          Doctor of Fine Arts                   Doctor of Laws                Doctor of Arts and Science                Doctor of Laws
 “Once again, our Senate
 has chosen a very worthy           William Fruet has had a note-       Picture Butte seed grower,           Dr. Owen Holmes is a founding       Edward McNally, founder and
 group of people to receive         worthy career in Canadian film,     entrepreneur and cattleman           member of the U of L academic       CEO of Calgary’s Big Rock
 our Honorary Degrees,”             theatre and television as a         Leonard Haney has been widely        and administrative communities      Brewery, is an entrepreneur,
 says Chancellor Shirley            writer, producer, director and      recognized by his fellow             who came to Lethbridge in 1965      lawyer       and       former
 DeBow. “They represent             actor. His career spans more        Albertans for his achievements       as the acting principal of          farmer/rancher who grew up in
 all areas of the business,         than 30 years and includes tele-    in agriculture, his work in the      Lethbridge Junior College,          Lethbridge.
 creative and educational           vision directing credits for a      field of education and his signif-   which would later evolve into
 communities and demon-             variety of well-known televi-       icant community service.             the U of L.                         As a lawyer, he has represented
 strate the value of per-           sion programs, which include                                                                                 farmers who had trouble selling
 sonal and professional             Da Vinci’s Inquest, Wild Card       Haney, an Order of Canada            As a chemist known for his work     their malting barley. McNally
 achievement to our stu-            and The Outer Limits.               recipient and Picture Butte          in electron spectroscopy, he        became a farmer when he saw
 dents.”                                                                Citizen of the Year, is a member     eventually became the U of L’s      potential for that market to be
                                    He is considered to be a pioneer    of a diversified family farming      first dean of the Faculty of Arts   developed. He founded Big
 More than half of this             of Canada’s English-language        operation that includes one of       and Science and the first vice-     Rock Brewery in 1985. The
 year’s Honorary Degree                                                 the largest pedigreed seed pro-      president, academic. Holmes         business has grown into a signif-
                                    feature film industry. Fruet has
 recipients    have      a                                              duction businesses in Western        led the faculty through the         icant player in the Calgary and
                                    participated in such feature
 Lethbridge connection. “It                                             Canada.                              process of establishing the aca-    Alberta business communities.
                                    films as Goin’ Down the Road,
 is vitally important to                                                                                     demic policies of the University.
                                    Rip-Off and Wedding in White,
 remind ourselves that our                                              Among his numerous communi-                                              His numerous awards include a
                                    which were created in the early
                                                                        ty service activities, Haney has     Since Holmes retired from the       1995 National Entrepreneur of
 current and former resi-           1970s and are considered to be
                                                                        been elected as a trustee of the     University in 1987, he has con-     the Year award, a Pinnacle
 dents have done and con-           benchmark movies in the
                                                                        Lethbridge School Division. He       tinued to volunteer extensively     Entrepreneurship award and the
 tinue to do great things,”         Canadian film industry.
                                                                        was also a member of the U of L      for many local organizations.       Distinguished Business Leader
 says DeBow.
                                                                        Senate and Board of Governors                                            award.
                                                                        in the 1970s.

         Eric Newell                       Dennis O’Connell                   Dr. Judith Shamian                  Dr. Howard Tennant                     Pamela Wallin
        Doctor of Laws                      Doctor of Laws                      Doctor of Laws                      Doctor of Laws                       Doctor of Laws

Eric Newell is the current chan-    Dennis     O’Connell     is    a    Dr. Judith Shamian’s nursing         Dr. Howard Tennant is a U of L      Pamela Wallin’s career has
cellor of the University of         Lethbridge resident known for       career has spanned more than 30      president emeritus who has led a    spanned more than 30 years.
Alberta. He is well known in        his service to the University as    years and had enormous impact        distinguished career as an aca-     Wallin, who hails from
the oil and gas industry as a       well as his long service as the     on the nursing profession and        demic and administrator.            Wadena, Saskatchewan, hosted
leader in the Alberta and           Chamber of Commerce/eco-            individual nurses at the provin-                                         and produced CBC radio and
Canadian business communi-          nomic development promoter.         cial, national and international     Tennant served as president and     television programs and was
ties.                                                                   levels.                              vice-chancellor      of      the    the first woman in Canadian
                                    In 1948, he became the                                                   University of Lethbridge for        network television history to be
Newell’s career has taken him       Lethbridge       Chamber     of     In 1989, she was appointed vice-     more than a decade. The U of L      appointed Ottawa bureau chief.
to Imperial Oil Limited and         Commerce manager and created        president at Mount Sinai             flourished under his leadership
Esso Petroleum Canada, but he       numerous economic develop-          Hospital in Toronto, Ontario,        and enjoyed significant increas-    She has also produced and host-
may be best known for his           ment programs for the city. In      where she went on to lead the        es in the number of facilities,     ed CTV’s weekly political
tenure at Syncrude Canada Ltd.      the late 1960s, O’Connell began     development of the first             services and students. Tennant      forum, Question Period, and
He has served as the company’s      working for the City of             World Health Organization            has also been involved in           established her own independ-
chief executive officer (1989 to    Lethbridge where he was the         Collaborating Centre in an acute     numerous business and research      ent production company,
2003), chairman (1994 to 2003)      director of economic develop-       care hospital setting. She was       enterprises.                        Pamela Wallin Productions Inc.
and president (1989 to 1997).       ment until his retirement.          also appointed as an assistant                                           She was the president of
                                                                        professor at the University of       He has also served as chairman      Pamela Wallin Productions Inc.
Newell holds directorships in       He initiated the study that would   Toronto, where she was promot-       of    the    Association     of     until she was appointed
several companies. He has           lead to the establishment of the    ed to full professor in 2001.        Universities and Colleges of        Canada’s consul general to
received professional awards        U of L. His service to the                                               Canada and the National             New York City in 2002.
and is an officer of the Order of   University also includes a total    After five years as the executive    Educational Advisory Board.
Canada and a member of the          of 16 years as a Board of           director of the office of nursing    Tennant is currently the associ-
                                                                                                                                                 Wallin is the author of two
Alberta Order of Excellence.        Governors member and senator.       policy in the federal Ministry of    ate Chair (Board Operations) of
                                                                                                                                                 books and the recipient of
                                                                        Health, where she was known as       the Alberta Science and
                                                                                                                                                 numerous professional awards.
                                                                        “Canada’s chief nurse,” her          Research Authority. He was
                                                                        name is known by leaders in          named a member of the Order of
                                                                        nursing worldwide.                   Canada in 2004.

                                                                                                                                                  Legend – Spring 2005 Convocation

Awards Celebrate Distinguished Teaching,                                                                           President’s Awards for Service Excellence
Research, Scholarship and Performance                                                                              The President’s Awards for Service Excellence are awarded
                                                                                                                   annually to one AUPE staff member and one APO/exempt sup-
                                                                                                                   port staff member.

                                                                                                                   The President’s Awards for Service Excellence recognize the
                                                                                                                   contributions made by administrative staff members to the
                                                                                                                   University through:
                                                                                                                      - Service: The provisions of exceptional service to staff, fac-
                                                                                                                   ulty, students, alumni, donors or visitors
                                                                                                                      - Commitment: The identification of measures which con-
                                                                                                                   tribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of University opera-
                                                                                                                      - Participation: Contributions to the community or the
                                                                                                                   University that enhance the reputation of the University of

                                                                                                                   The 2005 AUPE recipient is Catherine Ross, and the 2005
                Dr. Robin Bright                                        Dr. Hadi Kharaghani
                                                                                                                   APO/exempt support staff recipient is Peter Haney. The
                                                                                                                   awards were presented at the long service and retirement

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       or her energy, passion, sterling academic                or his remarkable, influential and enduring
                                                                                                                   recognition ceremony on May 5.
       record and commitment to great teaching,                 achievements in mathematics, the University
       the University of Lethbridge is honoured to              of Lethbridge is proud to award the Ingrid
award Dr. Robin Bright (Education) the                    Speaker Medal for Distinguished Research,
Distinguished Teaching Award.                             Scholarship or Performance to Dr. Hadi
                                                          Kharaghani (Mathematics and Computer Science).
Bright is a professor in elementary/language arts
education who is an exemplary faculty member and          Kharaghani is a world authority in the field of com-
an outstanding teacher. According to a former stu-        binatorics, which deals with the counting, combina-
dent, Bright’s “enthusiasm and love of teaching           tion and permutation of sets of elements and the
shine in every lesson she instructs.” Whether teach-      mathematical relations that characterize these sets.
ing or presenting workshops, Bright uses a variety        Rooted in early attempts to analyse the odds of win-
of teaching strategies, such as cooperative learning      ning at games of chance, combinatorics has applica-
activities, discussions, group activities, role-playing   tions in areas like computer security, managing com-
and the effective use of technology and print             puter and telecommunications networks and divid-
resources.                                                ing tasks among workers, to name just a few.

She inspires the highest of standards by modelling        Kharaghani has made several important contribu-
the outstanding teaching to which teachers aspire         tions to the study of combinatorics. In 1985, he pub-
and by mentoring her students. With teaching eval-        lished a method for constructing orthogonal matri-
uations consistently among the highest in the             ces, which where named Kharaghani matrices and
Faculty of Education, she is a much sought-after          are extremely useful tools in combinatorics. In 1991,
instructor.                                               he developed the first infinite sequence of Hadamard
                                                          matrices with maximum excess.
As a colleague, Bright is an inspiring and knowl-
edgeable mentor. She has offered sessions to her          In 2000, he constructed one of the largest classes of   Sculptor Shares Artistic Gifts
colleagues on developing a teaching dossier, which        designs using Kharaghani matrices, introduced twin
shows her interest in sharing her teaching experi-        designs for the first time and developed a new          (l-r) Catherine Ross, fine arts technician, received the
ences with her fellow faculty members.                    method to generate arrays for orthogonal designs. In    President’s Award for Service Excellence for an AUPE staff
                                                                                                                  member from U of L President Dr. Bill Cade on May 5.
                                                          2004, Kharaghani and colleague Behruz Tayfeh-
Bright also maintains an active and successful pro-       Rezaie made the remarkable discovery of a               Ross is a well-respected nationally exhibited Canadian sculp-
gram of research, which in turn informs her teach-        Hadamard matrix of order 428. This discovery was        tor who has had numerous solo exhibitions. In 2004, she won
ing. Her main area of expertise is language learn-        reported by a wide variety of top combinatorics and     a U.S. sculpture competition to design and install one of her
ing, and she is recognized as a leader in this field.                                                             works in the outdoor alumni sculpture garden at the
                                                          mathematics web sites around the world. Hadamard
                                                                                                                  University of North Carolina. She has been a recipient of many
                                                          matrices and designs have important applications in     other national and provincial arts awards. Ross has been a
She has published books, refereed journal articles        cryptography, statistics, and computer coding.          mentor to many students, one of whom describes her as the
and conference presentations. She is author or co-                                                                gift that keeps giving and the most important mentor of his
author of four books, one of which — From Your            He is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers    life.
Child’s Teacher — won the Parent’s Guide to               published in refereed journals and four book chap-
Children’s Media Award. One of her many articles          ters or sections. He is a Foundation Fellow of the
also won the Journal Article of the Year award from       Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications and
the Teacher Educators in Reading.                         has been named to the editorial board of the Journal
                                                          of Combinatorial Designs, which is the flagship
In 1996, she was awarded an Alberta Advisory              journal in the field. Kharaghani has also organized
Committee for Education grant to support her proj-        workshops, conferences and seminars that have pro-
ect Writing Instruction: Primary Children and Their       moted research in combinatorics and increased the
Teachers Speak Out.                                       U of L’s profile and reputation.

Tennant Honoured With Senate Volunteer Award

       haron Tennant is a very         develop mutually beneficial con-
       deserving recipient of the      nections between the two.
       Senate Volunteer Award             With consummate grace,
for volunteer work on behalf of        Tennant organized a dizzying
the University of Lethbridge.          array of meetings, social events
  Through the late 1980s and the       and dinners, and hosted interna-
1990s, Tennant’s endeavours to         tional, national and provincial
build bridges between the              visitors and U of L employee                                               Haney Recognized                      for      Service         to
U of L and the community were          groups.                                                                    Students
invaluable in the efforts to              The apparent effortlessness of
enhance local and provincial           her hospitality is a tribute to the                                        (l-r) Peter Haney, the 2005 APO/exempt support staff recipi-
support for the University of          many hours of hard work and                                                ent of the President’s Award for Service Excellence, received
                                                                                                                  his award from U of L President Dr. Bill Cade at the long
Lethbridge.                            dedication that went into the
                                                                                                                  standing service and retirement recognition ceremony.
  Her husband, Howard, became          events she organized.
the president of the University of        She has also served on the                                              Haney, assistant registrar (Admissions), genuinely cares
Lethbridge in 1987. Tennant was,       boards of such community                                                   about students. He has given outstanding support and excep-
                                                                                                                  tional service to the Aboriginal community and assisted in
and remains, a valuable asset to       organizations as the United
                                                                             Sharon Tennant is the 2005           overseas recruitment activities. It has been noted that if he
the institution.                       Appeal and the South Western          recipient of the University of       is not creating something, then he is chairing something. He
  She served the University and        Alberta Handicap Association.         Lethbridge Senate Volunteer          carries the burden of controversial decisions with grace and
the community with enviable                                                  Award.                               willingly shares his wealth of knowledge and experience. His
                                                                                                                  wit, humour and compassion have touched many people.
commitment and strove to

Legend – Spring 2005 Convocation

                                                                           The U of L Alumni Association Honours the Achievements of Alumni
 There Are Many Reasons for Graduates to                                   In celebration of the University’s 35th Anniversary in 2002, the University of Lethbridge Alumni
 Stay in Touch With the Alumni Association                                 Association established the Alumni Honour Society to recognize the achievements of successful alumni
                                                                           within the global community. Continuing this tradition, six individuals have been chosen for 2005. The
 BY JAIME MORASCH, ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICER                                individuals inducted into this prestigious group serve as role models through success in their vocation or
 Congratulations graduates! We are proud of your achievements              outstanding community service.
 and honoured to welcome you to the University of Lethbridge
 Alumni Association.

 Although you are leaving campus, your relationship with the
                                                                          The 2005 Alumni Honour Society Inductees
 Alumni Association is just beginning. We hope that you will take
 great pride in your alma mater and become an active ambassador
 for the University. We encourage you to return often and make
 involvement with the University and your fellow alumni a lifelong

 U of L alumni benefits include free e-mail forwarding for life; a free
 subscription to the alumni magazine, the Journal; invitations to
 alumni events; access to Career and Employment Services; and
 on-campus library and fitness centre membership discounts. If we
 have your current contact information, we will also be able to help
 your friends stay in touch with you! Learn more about these perks
 and upcoming events by visiting the U of L alumni web site at
                                                                                   John Bolton                           Don Chandler                         Ryan Johnson                                                                                              (BASc ’73)
                                                                                     (BEd ’72)                                                              (BSc ’98, MSc ’00)

 To notify us of address changes, send an e-mail to                       John Bolton served as superin-       After obtaining a bachelor of         Ryan Johnson is the president, call 403-317-2825 or fill out the address update        tendent for the Palliser             arts and science degree from the      and co-founder of Iunctus
 form on the alumni web site at               Regional School District for         U of L, Don Chandler acquired         Geomatics Corp. This leading-
                                                                          nine years and served in a simi-     his chartered accountant desig-       edge firm provides optical
 I look forward to hearing from you.                                      lar capacity with the County of      nation in 1977 and his chartered      satellite imagery and associated
                                                                          Lethbridge for three years.          financial planner designation in      services to clients in Canada
                                                                          Bolton coordinated the region-       1999. He is a successful partner      and worldwide. Among its
 Spring 2005 Convocation Ceremonies                                       alization of three school juris-     at Watkinson, Hanhart, Duda           many strategic partnerships,
                                                                          dictions and, in doing so, served    and Dorchak LLP and an active         Johnson’s company has recent-
 Scheduled for June 1, 2 and 3                                                                                 volunteer in his profession. In
                                                                          with distinction.                                                          ly aligned with the U of L to
 All ceremonies will be held in the U of L Physical Education                                                  2001, the Institute of Chartered      establish the Alberta Imaging
 Building. The ceremony schedule is:                                      Bolton, who recently retired,        Accountants of Alberta (ICAA)         Centre as a research centre of
                                                                          currently serves as program          recognized his commitment to          excellence. Johnson’s master’s
 -   Ceremony   I is at 10 a.m. on June 1                                                                      others and to their vocation with
                                                                          administrator for the Chinook                                              thesis was recognized by the
 -   Ceremony   II is at 10 a.m. on June 2                                                                     the ICAA Distinguished Service
 -   Ceremony   III is at 2 p.m. on June 2
                                                                          Country      Student     Health                                            Canadian Aeronautic and Space
                                                                          Partnership as well as the coor-     Award.
 -   Ceremony   IV is at 10 a.m. on June 3                                                                                                           Institute with the National Best
 -   Ceremony   V is at 2 p.m. on June 3                                  dinator for the Regional                                                   Thesis Award.
                                                                                                               Chandler has also dedicated
                                                                          Complex Case Review Team.
                                                                                                               much of his time to the local
 *Tickets are required for Convocation guests in ceremony I and V.        Both positions focus on sup-                                               He was the founding president
 The graduand does not require a ticket. Please direct inquiries to                                            sports community (curling in
                                                                          porting students with special                                              of the U of L Graduate
 Jodie Gallais at 403-329-2065. For more information, please go to                                             particular) as a volunteer, board
                                                                          health needs. In his spare time,                                           Students’ Association. In April                                                         member and coach. As a result,
                                                                          Bolton is a volunteer Chair of                                             2005, he was recognized by
                                                                                                               the      Canadian        Curling
                                                                          the Lethbridge Revitalization                                              Alberta Venture magazine as
                                                                                                               Association honoured Chandler
                                                                          Committee.                                                                 one of 13 Leaders of the Next
                                                                                                               with the Alberta Volunteer of the
 The Edmonton Campus                                                                                           Year Award in 2000.                   Generation.
 Is Having a Celebration
 The 2005 Edmonton Campus
 Graduation Celebration is being
 held on June 11. This gala event
 includes a graduate procession without regalia, dinner and a
 dance. It’s an excellent opportunity for Edmonton campus gradu-
 ates to celebrate their achievements with family and friends in
 Edmonton. For more information, please contact Tina Williamson,
 academic advisor, Faculty of Management, Edmonton campus, at

                                                                                   Carol Steen                       Pauline Van Roessel                     Lorne Williams
                                                                                (BASc ’73, BEd ’78)                       (BEd ’89)                            (BMgt ’98)

                                                                          Carol Steen is a highly respect-      Pauline Van Roessel earned her       Lorne Williams has distin-
                                                                          ed principal who received both        bachelor of education degree         guished himself both profes-
                                                                          her bachelor of arts and science      from the University of               sionally and personally since
                                                                          and bachelor of education             Lethbridge. After teaching high      receiving his bachelor of man-
                                                                          degrees from the University of        school for six years, Van            agement degree from the
                                                                          Lethbridge. Steen has served as       Roessel went on to attend the        University of Lethbridge.
                                                                          a principal in Lethbridge             University of Alberta, where
                                                                          School District No. 51 since          she pursued rowing and com-          Williams began his career at the
  The University of Lethbridge Legend is published monthly during the
                                                                          1990.                                 pleted a bachelor of design          U of L as an assistant manager
  academic year by the Communications Department within the Office
  of University Advancement. Submissions, comments and story ideas                                              degree.                              of Housing Services and was the
  are welcome. The Legend reserves the right to refuse any submitted      For the past five years, she has                                           first recipient of the Outstanding
  advertisement. The Legend can be found online at                        been the principal of Lethbridge      In 2004, she realized her dream      Service Award from the                                            Collegiate Institute, which is        to be an Olympian when she           Residence Life Professional
                                                                          the largest high school in            represented Canada at the            Association.
  Editor:            Shelagh McMullan
                                                                          Lethbridge. In 1994, Steen was        Olympic Games in Athens as a
                                                                          honoured with a YWCA                  member of the women’s eight          Today, Williams is the director
  Contact:            Shelagh McMullan
  (for ad rates or 403-329-2710           Woman of Distinction Award.           rowing team. Van Roessel is          and a sessional instructor for the
  or other information)                                                   More recently, she received the       also an accomplished speaker         U of L Calgary campus, and he
                                                                          Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal          who brings her inspirational         continues to be honoured for his
  Contributors:      Bob Cooney         Marie Yolland
                     Jaime Morasch      Alesha Farfus-Shukaliak           in 2002.                              message to students and educa-       work and volunteerism. He is
                     Bernie Wirzba      Tanya Jacobson-Gundlock                                                 tors. She is currently speaking      noted for his outstanding ability
                     Carol Van Dyk      Paul Sparrow-Clarke                                                     on behalf of the Alberta Pulse       to motivate, team build and
                     Tina Williamson    Katherine Wasiak
                                                                          Steen is also on the Board of
                                                                                                                Growers and focusing on pro-         develop leadership skills in his
                                                                          Directors      for      Junior
                                                                                                                moting a healthy lifestyle. Her      students. Williams has received
                                                                          Achievement, a charter member
                                                                                                                goal is to ignite an enthusiasm      the U of L Calgary campus
                         NEXT LEGEND                                      of the Lethbridge Sunrise
                                                                                                                                                     Instructor of the Year Award for
                                                                          Rotary Club and a former              for learning in students and oth-
                          JUNE 2005                                       U of L Senate member.                 ers.
                                                                                                                                                     three consecutive years.