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October 27, 2009

Dr. Geraldine Gouhier, Professeur des Universites, Universite de Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan, France "Homologation of Cyclodextrins Supported on Ionic Liquids and New Applications in MRI" Friday, October 30, 2009 12:30 pm, KC Irving Chemistry Centre Room 128
Dr. Kim Critchley, Dean of Nursing will be away from her office October 28 until November 4. In her absence Professor Mary Jean McCarthy will be Acting Dean.
On October 29, the UPEI Executive-style MBA Program presents guest speaker, Doug McGregor. Doug is Chairman and Co-CEO of RBC Capital Markets. His topic will be: Canada's Economy and Canadian Banks' Performance through the Financial Crisis and into the Recovery. Thursday, October 29, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, McDougall Hall, UPEI reception, sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities, to follow in Schurman Market Square. We encourage you to call (902)566-6474 or email: mba@upei.ca to reserve a seat.
Please join the Accounting Office Staff on October 29 as they wish Doreen Foster a fond farewell. After 16 years with UPEI, Doreen is retiring. The farewell to Doreen will be held at the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, from 3 - 5 pm. All are welcomed. For additional information, please contact Linda Dumont at 0410 or Lynda Walker Birt at 5150.
The Accounting Office will be closed Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 3:00-4:00 pm; however Accounts Receivable will re-open from 4:00-4:30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

October 26, 2009

On Monday, November 2, the current system of e-mail distribution of Campus Notices to all staff and faculty will be replaced by a new “opt-in” system that is more convenient, inclusive, and flexible. If you want to receive Campus Notices after October 30, please go to upei.ca/staff_faculty to subscribe. This is a simple process. You can choose to subscribe to an RSS feed or to an e-mail newsletter that will be sent to you daily. If you don’t want either option, do nothing. I encourage you to activate your new Campus Notices subscription before November 2 so that you will not miss any notices when we make the change. However, you will see some duplication of notices during the transition period. I apologize in advance for this. As part of the new Campus Notices service, we are offering a new way to SUBMIT notices. Further details will be circulated by e-mail and posted to upei.ca/staff_faculty. Here is a link to a helpful video regarding Campus Events and Campus Notices. www.youtube.com/watch NOTE: The campus-wide e-mail distribution system currently in effect will be reserved for emergency notices only after November 2.  
Procurement Services offers for public sale by tender the following surplus equipment from the department of Facilities Management. 74 - Solcan, model 300 solar-powered water heat panels. Panels are 3 feet x 8 feet x 5 inches, maximum working pressure is 345 kPa and recommended flow rate is 2.7 L/minute. Each solar panel is glass and metal encased. A sample panel is available for viewing outside the Central Utility building. Contact Procurement Services, Kelley Building 126, to obtain information on panels and sale process. Interested bidders can submit bids on all or fewer. Bid forms available from Procurement Services and Facilities Management. Tender closes 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2009
Here is a scary thought for Hallowe'en: Christmas is coming soon! Book your Christmas party early at The Wave. Contact Kirk Dingwell at 566-0953 or kdingwell@upei.ca
The Chinook Project invites you to “Creating City Wolves. . . From Dogs”, a talk by Dorris Heffron Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-1:20 pm, AVC Lecture Theatre D
Do you like being scared out of your wits? Then plan to attend the Music Society's Haunted House on Friday, October 30, between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. The top floor of the Steel Building will be turned into a cauldron of terrifying images and creatures. It only takes a short while to go through, so you will still be able to attend other Hallowe'en events. The cost is $4 per person. (Not recommended for children under 6 years old, or for the faint of heart!)
A blood donor clinic will be held in the Chi-Wan Young Sport Centre on Thursday, October 29, from 11 am until 3 pm. With an uncertain flu season ahead, donation numbers will most likely be down over the next few months. Donations at this clinic are particularly important. Appointments may be booked for the UPEI donor clinic by calling 1-888-2-donate or donors may attend the clinic at their convenience. For further information, please contact Al Veale, 0988.
As part of the interview process, Dr. Muirhead will be giving a research seminar and a teaching lecture as follows: Research Seminar: Thursday, October 29, 10:30 am, Lecture Theatre C, AVC "Aging: Where do we go from here?" Teaching Lecture: PLEASE NOTE LOCATION Friday, October 30, 2:30 pm, Room 286N, AVC (Learning Commons) "Gross anatomy of the autonomic nervous system in small animals"
Dr. Mike Shaver: “Merging Low-Tech Interaction with High-Tech Presentations in the Classroom” October 27, 12:00-1:00, Webster Centre Boardroom For further information and upcoming events http://www.upei.ca/webstercentre/fdo/notice/important-dates-remember
John Acorn, aka The Nature Nut, will share his passion for natural history and entomology during two presentations on Monday, October 26, in the KC Irving (KCI) Chemistry Centre. He will give a presentation called "It’s natural to be a naturalist (and it pays too!)" at 1:30 pm in the KCI Wanda Wyatt Lecture Theatre (Room 104). And at 7 pm, he will give another talk called "Life, Ladybugs, Nature Nuts and Nativeness", also in the Wanda Wyatt Lecture Theatre in KCI. All are welcome.

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 www.upei.ca/athletics/fitness/group-programs. To register for spin sessions, please contact Angela Marchbank at amarchbank@upei.ca or 566-0606.  

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