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October 23, 2009

Spin class is a fun cardiovascular, no impact workout using a stationary bicycle. The next sessions will start Monday, November 16 and Wednesday November 18. The fee for each session (6 classes) is $35 for full-time UPEI students, $45 Sports Centre members and $55 for non members. For more information go to To register for spin sessions, please contact Angela Marchbank at or 566-0606.  
A fundraising event called Light Up Papua New Guinea, honouring Captain Nichola Goddard who was killed in Afghanistan in 2006, will be held at UPEI on November 7. Nichola is the daughter of Dean of Education Tim Goddard and Sally Goddard. It will include a dinner with a talk by CTV journalist Lisa LaFlamme and a concert featuring Lennie Gallant, Michelle Wright and Richard Wood, among others. Tickets can be purchased separately for the concert. For information and tickets, contact Kate Graham, Department of Education, at 566-0731 or, or visit the events section at  
UPEI is currently working with Direct Energy to complete an Energy Audit of campus. This is the first complete campus energy audit since 2000. Auditors will be installing monitoring equipment and visiting all areas of campus in the coming weeks to identify measures to improve energy efficiency on campus. If you have any questions about the audit, or if you have suggestions for measures that the auditors should be considering, contact us at  
UPEI ran a successful Residence Energy Challenge last winter in our three student residences. It saved more that 8000 kWh, enough to power an average home for a year. The challenge is coming up again, this time with other campus residences in the region. We will provide energy-saving tips throughout the fall in anticipation of the launch of the challenge in January.  
Last Soccer Home Game Tonight W-Soccer vs MtA 5pm M-Soccer vs MTA 7:15pm Half-time celebrate 5 Graduating Seniors Women's Hockey Friday vs. MTA 7pm Sunday vs STU 3pm  

October 22, 2009

"Fanningbank Recital Series" featuring UPEI Music Students Hosted by Lieutenant Governor Barbara Hagerman Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm Free Admission
As the final step in upgrading our Groupwise email service for the campus, Computer Services will be rolling out the Groupwise Client version 8.01 to faculty and staff. This client is slightly different to the previous client but leverages the improvements in functionality and usability offered through the Groupwise server upgrade to the latest version Groupwise 8. In conjunction with this upgrade, Computer Services will also be installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 and turning on "caching mode" in the Groupwise email client. This latest Windows service pack addresses, among other things, incompatibility issues with some of the newer software applications. The option "caching mode" offers better performance for the email client. These updates are currently being tested in the Robertson Library as well as Computer Services and are scheduled to be rolled out to the rest of the campus in the first two weeks of November. During the roll-out period, you may experience slight delays when starting your logon to the Novell network due to software installation. If you experience difficulties other than this, please contact our helpdesk at or call 566-0465. Computer Services thanks you for your continued co-operation with our efforts to improve the computing environment on campus.
The Robertson Library is hosting half-day workshops on Open Conference Systems (OCS) and Open Journal Systems (OJS) with Kevin Stranack from Simon Fraser University Library and the Public Knowledge Project. Open Journal Systems is a journal management and publishing system that assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Open Conference Systems is a free web publishing tool that will create a complete web presence for your scholarly conference. Features include the ability to send a call for papers, electronically accept paper and abstract submissions, post conference proceedings and papers, register participants, and integrate online discussions. Dates: Open Journal Systems (OJS): Monday, October 26, 9 am-noon; Open Conference Systems (OCS): Tuesday, October 27, 9 am-noon Location: Robertson Library, Room 265 (LINC) Registration: A fee of $50 per workshop is requested to help cover costs. To register, please contact Dawn Hooper 566-0453
The University of Prince Edward Island spent approximately $5 million in 2008-09 on energy (electricity and heat). Here is a link to the new energy guidelines on campus 
As part of UPEI's "Students Come First" initiative, we are looking for a wide variety of good-news stories about students who have excelled at UPEI. Are you (or is someone you know) helping a student to achieve their dreams? Or maybe there's a student who is overcoming tremendous difficulties and odds. Perhaps you know of a student who is doing/helping on important research or scholarship. We'll entertain all sorts of ideas that showcase students and our dedication to them. These stories will be on the website, and we will also pitch them to the local media. To nominate a story idea, please send some contact information to Dr. Joe Velaidum, Co-ordinator of Student Retention and Engagement (

October 21, 2009

1) Hallowe'en Office Decorating Contest - Friday, October 30 Join your friends in your office/department and decorate your office space for Hallowe'en!!! The contest will take place on Friday, October 30 with judging between 10:00 am-noon. Prizes will be awarded for Winning Office Decorations, Winning Group Costumes and Winning Individual Costume. Register yourself and/or your office by contacting Angela Marchbank at 566-0606 or so we can plan a visit to your site on that date. 2) Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose & Cholesterol Testing Clinic - Monday, November 2 Learn about the risks associated with increased blood pressure, glucose & cholesterol levels and get your levels tested FREE of charge by UPEI Wellness. The clinic will run on Monday, November 2 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, room #105 (across from the front desk). Participants must book their 10 min. appointment before October 30 by contacting Susan MacPherson at 3) Bone Density Screening - Wednesday, November 25 The Murphy's Health Education Centre measures the density of your bones by taking an ultrasound of your heel, which is thought to correspond with your hip. The screening will be held on Wednesday, November 25 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, room #105 (across from the front desk). The cost for the test is $15 per person and must be paid before the screening date. Participants must book their 15 min. appointment before Oct. 30 by contacting Susan MacPherson at Check out the event posters for all of these activities at Note: the above clinics and contest are for available for current UPEI students/staff/faculty only.    
Student Services challenges all faculties and departments on campus to join in a Pumpkin Carving contest at the North end of the W.A Murphy Centre on the second floor on Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 noon. Bring your department's best carved pumpkin and have it judged by our Student Union President. The pumpkin must be carved by a member of the staff or faculty in your department (NOT a student). If you have any questions contact Maria Campbell at or call 628-4353. We hope to see you there! HAPPY HALLOWE'EN! from the Student Services gang.
Michael Smith enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of Canada’s best known chef, Friday, October 23 at 1 pm and again at 3:30 pm in room 242, McDougall Hall. There will also be time at the end of each address for questions. As well, fans are invited to a book signing on Market Street (outside of 242) at 2:30 pm and again at 5:00 pm. A number of the chef’s cookbooks will be available for purchase.
In addition to the introduction in 2008 of a 100% PC recycled paper requirement, the University aims to reduce paper consumption campus-wide by 20% within 3 years and 30% within 5 years. To find out how you can assist with this green initiative, go to


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