Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.1

September 9, 2004

 

Homecoming has something for everybody

 

Dust off your bellbottoms and let your hair down! You ’ re encouraged to come as you once were to celebrate Concordia ’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 2. The dinner dance at Le Windsor is probably the centerpiece of this year ’s Homecoming festivities, but there are activities for all tastes.

Stuart McLean, the popular writer and host of CBC’s The Vinyl Cafe, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the InterContinental Hotel on St. Antoine St. Look out, Rick Mercer is coming. The wickedest wit in Canadian television will give the Abitibi Consolidated Lecture on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Room H-100.

The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, will give the inaugural Henry P. Habib lecture on Sept. 30 at 5 o ’clock in Room H-110. Axworthy was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his leadership on the outlawing of landmines.

Alumni chapters continue to be formed to link old friends and make new ones. The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science will launch a chapter at Newtown on Thursday, and the fledgling JMSB alumni chapter will meet at the Ritz on Friday.

The longstanding Varsity chapter will honour the members of Concordia ’ s Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night in the Homecoming Tent at Loyola. The Stingers play the McGill Redmen the following day for the Shaughnessy Cup. Families are invited to come at 11:30 to enjoy a Homecoming Carnival. Lunch is free! Journalism alumni will gather at the Madhatter Pub on Crescent St., and Political Science alumni are meeting the same day. The alumni of Teaching English as a Second Language will sponsor a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is holding an open house in the VA Building on Friday. The alumni chapter is sponsoring shows throughout Homecoming weekend, and a highlight will be a Theatre alumni cabaret on Saturday in the F.C. Smith Theatre.

A popular event for staff and faculty is the Shuffle, the annual walkathon from the downtown to the west-end campus. They’ll set out on Friday, Oct., at 1 from the McConnell atrium, and celebrate with the President ’ s Reception under the big top at the Loyola Campus.

For more details about Homecoming 2004, please consult homecoming.Concordia.ca