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October 10, 2002 In Brief



Photo by Ali Shaker

Art Matters displays student art

Art Matters, Concordia’s multidisciplinary student-run art festival concluded its third edition on March 21. One of the final events was “digitize” a dance/multimedia party at the Musée d’art contemporain.

The annual festival showcases art by Concordia students in various departments of the university. Left, student Ali Barzegar ponders an exhibit at the VAV Gallery.




We Won't Pay: Theatre students

We Won’ t Pay! We Won’t Pay! will be the final play of the season performed by students in Concordia’s Theatre Department. The political farce was written by Nobel Prize winner Darius Fo and will be directed by Lib Spry.

Fo has a reputation for social criticism. This play is influenced by commedia dell’arte, vaudeville and street theatre.

A group of theatre design students led by Concordia theatre design alumnus and instructor Raymond Marius Boucher, is taking advantage of the run to raise funds for an upcoming trip to Prague, Czech Republic.

They will auction off student art from April 4-13, to raise funds for the trip to Prague. The paintings will be displayed in the lobby of the D.B. Clarke Theatre, which will open for viewing one hour before and after each performance of We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! Bid forms with starting bid prices will be posted next to each painting. Bidders must verify if theirs was the highest and pay by April 18.

Boucher and his students plan to participate in the Canadian Student Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial, the foremost international convention of theatre scenography, from June 12-29, 2003. The students plan to synthesize their experiences into a project when they return and present it in local schools and to other groups.

They will organize additional fundraising events in the weeks leading up to the Prague Quad-riennal, including a concert at Le Swimming on April 10. Also, raffle tickets are being sold at the Theatre Department office, 7315 Terrebonne, room 102 for $2 each or 6 tickets for $10. The winner will have her house cleaned.

For more information, see the Back Page.



Photo by Ali Shaker

Iranian students celebrate New Year

Iranian students at Concordia celebrated their national new year, Norouz, on March 20. To mark the festival, the Iranian Students’ Association set up a colourful display in the mezzanine. To the left is the Haft Seen, a traditional arrangement of seven items, all of which start with the Farsi letter Seen (S). On the far left are painted eggs, which represent fertility. The dish in the foreground on the left contains dried fruit native to Iran. The coins (sekkeh) beneath represent prosperity. In the background, lentils (sabzeh) grow as a symbol of rebirth. The candles represent enlightenment and happiness.



Nominations invited: Distinguished Teaching Awards,

John Molson School of Business

The two winners of this competition (one full-time and one part-time faculty member) will be honoured at the June convocation and will be awarded a $500 prize each.

Address nominations to committee chair Dr. George Kanaan, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, GM-201, no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14.


Memorial for student

A memorial service will be held at 4 o’clock in H-767 on Thursday, April 3, for Nadia Gagliano, who was a student in the Department of Education.

Nadia died on October 23, 2002. She was a bright and enthusiastic student in the BA specialization in early childhood and elementary education program, and was just beginning her graduating year. She will be greatly missed by not only by her family and friends, but by her fellow students and teachers at Concordia.

To honour her memory, a scholarship fund has been set up in her name. If you would like to donate, please make out your cheque to Concordia University, indicating clearly on it that it is for the Nadia Gagliano Fund. Send the cheque to: David Brown, Director, Gift Planning, Advancement/Alumni, Room S-FB 520-57, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8.


Exam schedule change : April 14

Due to the April 14 provincial election, all undergraduate (and cross-listed graduate) examinations scheduled by the Examinations Unit of the Office of the Registrar from 7 p.m. onward on April 14 have been moved to Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

There will be no change to exams scheduled for 9:30 or 2 p.m. on April 14. All room locations remain the same. Also, please be advised that advanced polling is possible on April 6 and April 7 from 2 to 9 p.m. Further details will be made available in local newspapers.


Spring convocation dates

Arts & Science - Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Engineering and Computer Science - Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m.
JMSB - Friday, June 13, 9:30 a.m.
Fine Arts - Friday, June 13, 3 p.m.

All ceremonies will take place at Place des arts.

Undergraduate art exhibtion 2003

March 11-April 5 at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery,
1400 de Maisonneuve W., LB 165.




Engineering and Computer Science Lecture

Dr. Basilio Catania on “The New Truth About Telephony” Antonio Meucci, an inventor and discoverer Wednesday, April 9, 3-4 p.m. Hall Building, H-767, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.
RSVP to Lori Feng : 848-3109 or lori@encs.concordia.ca.