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Homecoming 2000

Homecoming 2000, coming up September 21 - 24, promises challenging speakers, tearful reunions and bruising sporting events. International journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer will give this year's Abitibi-Consolidated Lecture.

Dyer, often heard on CBC and seen in the national press, possesses an incisive mind, a nimble tongue, and an encyclopedic knowledge of military and political affairs. He will offer provocative views on universities — "The Reputation of Higher Education, or Why I Hid My PhD" — next Thursday night.

Entertainment in a lighter vein will be served up by Lorne Elliott, the stand-up comedian. The Collected Mistakes of Lorne Elliott is slated for the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on September 23.

The big football game will be held the same day against the McGill Redmen. For more on Homecoming, see our ad on the Back Page

Eleventh annual Shuffle

On Friday, September 29, dust off your sneakers for the annual Shuffle, a walk from the downtown to the west-end campus to raise money for scholarships (come on, it's only 7 km!).

Speakers and conferences

The fall schedule is filling up with speakers and conferences. Convergence, a first-of-its-kind bilingual conference on arts therapies, will be held here in October. In November, Visions of the Future, a day-long session on technology in higher education, will come to Concordia.

The Karl Polanyi Institute and the School of Community and Public Affairs will kick off their speakers' series on September 20 with a talk by human rights expert Peter Leuprecht.(For details, see the Back Page)

Changes to Faubourg

Lastly, our need for more teaching space has led to the creation of several new classrooms on the third floor of the Faubourg. The Faubourg Tower, next door to the mall, is owned by the university, and houses Continuing Education, Cinema, and, as of last week, the consolidated offices of Advancement and Alumni.

- Barbara Black


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