March 5,1998

In Brief

Bishop 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, at 989-1539.

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 recruitment.
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:

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.

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