The window for applying to attend the University of Lethbridge this fall has been left open a little longer.
Recognizing that making major life decisions can be difficult and choosing where to go to school in the fall is no different. In keeping with the University’s educational philosophy of accessibility, the U of L’s general application deadline for the Fall 2009 semester has been extended to Aug. 24.
Students are still encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the sooner students apply, the more access they will have to courses they really want to take.
The following quota programs are NOT available for this extended deadline:
• NESA (Nursing)
• Bachelor of Nursing (After Degree)
BELGRADE, Serbia – Former University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Jim Steacy (BASc ’09), a hammer throw finalist at last summer’s Beijing Olympics, has been named as Canada’s flag-bearer for the 2009 Summer Universiade opening ceremonies.
Mr. John Morrison, ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro, made the announcement at a Team Canada reception held at his residence in Belgrade.
The 25th World University Games will officially begin Wednesday when athletes from 143 countries march into Belgrade Arena.
Former University of Lethbridge Pronghorn athletes Carla Pavan and Jim Steacy are on a path to represent Canada at the Olympic level. Making it much more difficult to continue on that path is the fact that both athletes compete in somewhat obscure, under-funded disciplines. Local supporters are trying to make that a non-issue.
With all four University of Lethbridge Students’ Union (ULSU) Executive Council members having hit the ground running upon taking office May 1, several initiatives set for completion this summer are already well underway.
“We’ve had opportunities to meet with many people we will be working with this year in the University community, municipally, provincially and even federally,” says ULSU president Jeremy Girard, adding that he plans to keep a strong focus on maintaining the value of the ULSU to these external stakeholders throughout his term.
The Pronghorn Paddlers and Fiat Dux intend to make waves this weekend when they once again hit the waters of Henderson Lake for the ATB Financial Rotary Dragon Boat Festival.
The Henderson Park extravaganza takes place Saturday and Sunday and invites 62 teams from across western Canada to take part in the event. Qualifying races begin Saturday morning and run throughout the day with semifinal and final races scheduled to run throughout the day Sunday. U of L teams hit the water for their Saturday qualifiers at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The partnerships needed to construct the University of Lethbridge’s Regional Stadium and Field Complex were on full display this past weekend when a major funding hurdle was cleared with help of the Alberta provincial government.
Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, Lindsay Blackett, was in Lethbridge to announce an additional $1.3 million investment in the facility, allowing the University to complete the project to the full scope it had intended.
“The chemistry department is one of the groups that I kind of look at as a combination of inspiration and competition,” Wilson says. “Their 1812 presentation is great, they play the crowd well and you can tell they’ve done it a number of times and have continued to add to it over the years.
“We’re not going to blow things up, but we can do a lot of fun things.”
The University of Lethbridge is instituting the ABCs of parking this summer, all in an effort to stem confusion over the location of its parking lots.
Over the next few months, parking areas on campus will be renamed. To date, parking lots have been named according to directions (North, Far West, South) or by their area of service (Aperture Park, Exploration Place). Reflecting the fact that some of these lots have directions that are not entirely exact (the North West lot is not exactly north and west of other lots), this has generated confusion for new customers (both staff and students) and especially for visitors to campus.