The inaugural Changing the World Student Speaker Challenge comes to a close tonight with the final session of the two-month event.
The Changing the World Student Speaker Challenge is an initiative of SACPA on Campus; which is a collaboration between the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union (ULSU), LPIRG (Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group) and SACPA (Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs).
The event began in February with preliminary rounds of the challenge that whittled the field down to first semifinals and now finals. Tonight, 7 p.m. in Andy’s Place (AH100), Jeff Henry and Trish Silk will square off for the title and a $500 prize.
Pauline McGeorge was born on January 18, 1930, and grew up at her father’s lumber mill near Placerville in Northern California. Her parents, Bart and Elsie, instilled a respect for and love of nature in her that remained a prominent theme throughout her life and artistic practice.
Arcadia has been dubbed one of the most brilliant plays of the 20th century and University of Lethbridge audiences will get their opportunity to experience it beginning Tuesday night. Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, debuts at the University Theatre at 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday evening.
Part detective story, part love story, and part farcical comedy with mathematics, literature, landscape gardening and chaos theory thrown in, this intellectually demanding, emotionally satisfying, and delightfully entertaining play promises to give patrons a little bit of everything.
The sounds of razors will dominate the University of Lethbridge Atrium Friday as the annual Headshave for Cancer is presented by the Omicron-Xi chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
The third annual fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) looks to build on a successful 2008 event that saw a total of $45,000 raised to support the ACF. The goal this year is to top the $50,000 mark.
The event originated in 2003 by the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary, and has thus far spread to surrounding post-secondary school campuses and organizations.
Conducted by Dr. Janet Youngdahl, the concert takes its title from Eric Whiteacre’s extraordinary Lux Arumque. The into the light theme continues with several Easter-related works, including passion motets by Renaissance masters Orlando Di Lasso and Carlo Gesualdo, and the performance of Bach Cantata #4 Christ lag in Todesbanden with organist Chellan Hoffman, as special guest.
The awards have been announced as the University of Lethbridge celebrates the Annual Student Juried Exhibition in the Art Gallery through Apr. 9.
Artwork in a wide variety of media including video, textiles, wood, cardboard, photography, paint and found objects are all on display. Guest juror Jen Budney, Associate Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Sask., reviewed more than 100 submissions before passing out the awards.
Following is a list of the major winners:
Southern Alberta Art Gallery Award: Kazumi Marthiensen
U of L Students’ Union Award: Karen Davis
David Lanier Memorial Award: Andrea True Joy Fox
The University of Lethbridge would seem to have little in common with Olds College but a new cooperative agreement between the two institutions could see a number of Olds graduates headed to U of L campuses.
It has been just over four years since the establishment of The University of Lethbridge’s annual Supporting Our Students (SOS) campaign. In that time, a multitude of student scholarships and bursaries has been created, all thanks to the generosity of U of L faculty and staff, both past and present, as well as alumni.
Thursday, the 2009 Supporting Our Students campaign is to be launched at a lunch event at the 5th Floor Performance Theatre Foyer. The event begins at noon with a 12:15 p.m. program officially launching the 2009 campaign.
Dr. Olga Kovalchuk has devoted her research life to the development of cancer treatments. On Tuesday, it was announced she would receive $750,000 in funding to continue to break new grounds of discovery.
Kovalchuk (Biological Sciences/Board of Governors Research Chair) is among six individuals in Canada to receive a prestigious Research Chair in New Perspectives in Gender, Sex and Health from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and its Institute of Gender and Health (IGH). One of two Albertans named as a Chair, Kovalchuk’s position comes with $750,000 in funding over five years.
John Gill was a valuable member of the University community on a variety of fronts and it is only fitting that the U of L remembers Gill in the spirit with which he lived, by helping others.
The John Gill Memorial Award Run, which raises funds for student scholarships, will take place Apr. 2, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the 1st Choice Savings Centre indoor track.
Gill’s involvement at the University was extraordinary. He was the Alumni Association President, as well as a member of the Board of Governors and Senate. He was also the main drive behind the annual golf tournament “Birdies for Bursaries”, which raised thousands of dollars for U of L students.