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November 8, 2011

It is my pleasure to announce that Ms. Andrea Bird has been appointed to the position of faculty relations officer, effective November 14. Ms. Bird replaces Ms. Virginia Wickstrom who has taken a position in Human Resources. You may contact Ms. Bird atabird@upei.ca or 894-2855. Jim Randall Vice-President Academic
The Christmas holiday schedule for 2011-2012 can now be found on the Human Resources Department website at the following link: http://hr.upei.ca/ChristmasHolidaySchedule2011-2012 Please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources should you have any questions.
The Men's/Women's home opener vs Saint Mary's Huskies is Saturday, November 12 at 6:00/8:00 pm. Here are a few special promotions leading up to the big games! *Panther Basketball hosts lunch at Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall Wednesday, November 9 from 11:30 am-1:15 pm. The basketball student-athletes will not only be there to greet you, but will also help clean and 'bus' your tables. The staff/faculty discount rate of $9 taxes in is available. *Everyone attending the home openers are encouraged to wear green! The UPEI Bookstore is offering a special Panther Green T-Shirt for only $7.
All are welcome to Main 211 Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 pm to hear five new stories by children's literature students. Each story takes about 10-12 minutes. Wednesday's stories: Morgan's Rainy Day Little Red Top Dudley the Bearded Dragon Waddle Walkers Peter and Willy's Magical Adventure Adults and children are welcome. 1:30 to 2:30 pm Main 211 Contact Deirdre Kessler English 245 kessler@upei.ca

November 7, 2011

Our next curling event to meet other campus participants and enjoy camaraderie on the ice is Friday, November 18, from 8-10 pm at the Charlottetown Curling Club, 241 Euston Street, 892-7467 Cost $7.00 per person. First 10 teams paid up will be accepted. Individuals can pay and be put on a team. Wear comfortable, warm, loose clothing, clean, non-street sneakers. Sliders and brooms provided. Sign up as a team or as an individual by contacting Shelley Ebbett, 246S AVC, 566-0888, ebbett@upei.ca Get your buddies together and head out for a fun night on the ice! Everyone is welcome. Snacks are provided and there are prizes for the winners! Other curling dates for this season are: December 9, 6-8 pm January 27, 8-10 pm February 10, 6-8 pm March 2, 8-10 pm
Integrated Communications is pleased to welcome Sheila Kerry, BPR who was hired recently as media relations and communications officer to replace Nicole Phillips, BComm now manager, marketing and communications, leading UPEI's communications and creative services teams. For your initiatives requiring advertising, publicity, and collateral materials, contact Nicole at 566-0947 or nphillips@upei.ca. Please direct media requests to Sheila who will be happy to assist you. Contact her at 566-0760 or skerry@upei.ca. Glenda Clements-Smith Director, Integrated Communications
This week only (November 7-10), get your green Panthers T-shirts at the UPEI Bookstore for just $7.00.
Join us at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, November 9 in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI's Main building for a reception to honour Dr. Ian Dowbiggin. Dowbiggin has been inducted as a Fellow of the Humanities Division of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Dave Atkinson at 620-5117, datkinson@upei.ca. For more information on Dr. Dowbiggin's appointment, see the UPEI press release As Canada's national academy, the Royal Society of Canada recognizes excellence in learning and research, as well as accomplishments in the arts, humanities and sciences. Dave Atkinson Research Communications Officer 620-5117 twitter: @research_upei web: upei.ca/research
Ana Gradil, Department of Pathology and Microbiology will give a seminar entitled "Comparative immunological development and responses in lower vertebrates - Shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon" and John Davidson, Department of Pathology and Microbiology will give a seminar entitled "The effect of high pressure water treatment regimes on mussel and Tunicate productivity" Thursday, November 10 in AVC, Lecture Theatre "C" at 10:30 am. Everyone welcome.
MSc thesis defense Presenter: Evans Monyoncho, BSc Title of Thesis Novel Intercalated Nanocomposites Based On Vanadium Pentoxide Xerogel and Sodium Iron Oxide Thursday, November 10; 9:30 am K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, Room 128 Everyone is welcome.
Faculty and staff are asked to inform students interested in applying to Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University to attend the information session being hosted in the board room of Student Services, W. A. Murphy Student Centre on Tuesday, November 8 at 2:00 pm. Kylah Hennessey http://studentservices.upei.ca/career
All are welcome to Main 211 today, November 7 to hear four new stories by children's literature students. When Pigs Fly Danny's Trip to the Farm Timmy Learns to Tell Time Morgan's Rainy Day There will also be four new stories on Wednesday, November 9 Little Red Top Dudley the Bearded Dragon Waddle Walkers Peter and Willy's Magical Adventure Each story takes about 12 minutes. Adults and children are welcome. 1:30 to 2:30 pm Contact: Deirdre Kessler kessler@upei.ca
George McRobie, one of the world’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture and small-scale technology, will speak at UPEI’s faculty Lounge in Main building, on Tuesday afternoon November 15, from 4:30–5:30. The event is hosted by the Institute of Island Studies and the public is invited to attend. McRobie will speak about the transition movement in Europe and North America, and the challenge we all face of living with climate change, and living without oil. The recipient of an honorary degree by UPEI, McRobie is a part-time Islander, dividing his year between homes in Brackley Beach and London, England. He is also the patron for The Homestead Farm, the new sustainable agriculture component of the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, PEI.
The annual UPEI Health Fair will be held in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons at AVC on Wednesday, November 9 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Come out and learn more about living a healthy lifestyle, enter your name for a chance to win prizes, and enjoy some free, healthy food.

November 4, 2011

Experience UPEI in a different way, outside the classroom, at two great events. Think you know UPEI? Put your knowledge to the test along with your profs - UPEI trivia, contests, and more! McMillan Hall 11 am - 2 pm Movember Coffee House Everyone welcome - music, refreshments and more! Schurman Market Square, McDougall Hall 6-9 pm

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