St. closed to cars
For one week starting today (March 5 to 13), Bishop St. will be closed
to car traffic between de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. and Sherbrooke St. W. to
accommodate work on the Henry F. Hall Building. Pedestrian access to the
annexes on Bishop St. will remain open. Over the past few months, the Department
of Physical Resources has been replacing the chillers and cooling towers
in the Hall Building. This project was undertaken to replace ventilation
equipment installed in 1966. If you have any questions regarding this project,
please contact Richard Young, Manager, Capital Projects, Physical Resources
Department, 848-7334 .
Did he kiss the Blarney Stone?
Broadcast Journalism Professor Bob McDevitt will be the emcee of the
Irishman of the Year breakfast this year.
Organizers expect 1,000 hungry guests to descend on the Centre Sheraton
ballroom on Saturday, March 14. If you want to join them, call Mable Fitzgerald,
Internship in Taipei
Tina K. Shih has landed a plum stage. The recent Political Science
graduate is about to start an eight-month work term with the Canadian Trade
Office in Taipei. Her internship was facilitated by Concordia‚s Centre
for International Academic Cooperation.
Shih went to a junior college in California, where she got some real-life
experience in politics by campaigning for two congressional candidates.
She is only the second Concordian to be given an internship by the trade
office in Taipei; the first was Economics co-op student Ken Hynes. The
Enrolment Management Project (EMP) is collecting information on student
The EMP is sponsored by the Vice-Rector, Services, and the Provost and
Vice- Rector, Research, to improve recruiting, admissions, retention and
graduation. The first stage is to identify activities carried out to attract
new students to the University.
So far, the group has concentrated on recruitment activities in the Office
of the Registrar, the four Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies,
Student Services, Marketing Communications, Advancement and Alumni Affairs.
If you know of any recruitment activity in units other than these, let
David Gobby know. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chance for a major air ticket just for volunteering
It's Phonathon season
The fourth Toronto Alumni Phonathon was held on February 16. Sixty-three
volunteer callers phoned about 2,000 of the 4,000 Concordia alumni in the
Toronto area, and raised pledges of $32,661, well over the goal for the
evening. The Montreal Alumni Phonathon will be held this Sunday and Monday
evenings. These sessions are meticulously planned, and volunteers are always
well treated. A spirit of friendly competition prevails. Prizes are available
for the volunteers - this year, there will be a draw for a free air ticket
anywhere in North America.
Alumni, staff, faculty, students - everyone is welcome to take part. If
you'd like to help raise money from alumni to support the University, please
contact Colleen Weddell, Advancement, 848-4977.
International Women's Day
A number of events have been organized at Concordia to celebrate March
8, International Women's Day. Scheduled for last night, March 4, was the
20th anniversary dinner for the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. (More on
that in CTR's next issue.)
Today, on the mezzanine of the Henry F. Hall Building, there will be displays
and food, and screenings of five films in Room H-601, from noon to 5 pm.
Tonight at 7 o'clock, Lucie Marchessault-Lussier will speak about Quebec
women in the national and international context, in H-762.
The doors of the YWCA, on Rene-Levesque Blvd. and Crescent St. will be
thrown open to all women, and many activities are planned. For details,
call 866-9941, extension 223.
At the Concordia Women's Centre, 2020 Mackay St., you'll find more information
about International Women's Day events taking place across the city.