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Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture Series

Peter Krausz, artist, discusses his work

Thursday, March 18, 2 p.m.

Visual Arts Building, Room 317

Loyola Medal

Call for nominations

The Loyola Medal, awarded every two years, is the foremost honour awarded by Concordia University, other than convocation awards and honorary degrees.

Recipients are outstanding citizens who have made a significant contribution to the Canadian community, and should be known to both major cultural communities.

As 1999 marks the 25th anniversary of Concordia University, special consideration will be given to Concordia, Loyola and Sir George Williams alumni and/or individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to Concordia University or one of its founding institutions.

The Medal will be presented during Homecoming in Fall 1999 as one of the major events of the 25th anniversary celebrations.

Nominations must be received in the Rector's Office/Cabinet, Loyola Campus, by April 1. Nomination forms are available from the Rector's Office/Cabinet on either campus, Loyola AD-224, 848-4851; SGW BC-215, 848-4865, and from the Office of Alumni Affairs, BC-101, 848-3818.

Science College

Annual public lecture

Tangles, Bungles and Knots

John Conway,

Princeton University

March 11, 8:30 p.m., Room 110, Henry F. Hall Building

John Conway, FRS, is a leading figure in contemporary mathematics. He is the first John von Neumann Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, and previously taught at Cambridge. A scholar of wide interests and influence, he has published scholarly papers in number theory, combinatorics group theory, algebra logic and knot theory. He has won many awards and written many books, the latest of which is The Book of Numbers.

He is also known for his ability to convey his enthusiasm for mathematics to an audience.


You may use any Bell Canada pay phone on campus to contact Concordia Security, free of charge.

*SGW Campus: 848-3717*Loyola Campus: 848-3707

Remain calm. Inform the security agent of your location and the nature of the emergency.

An initiative of Telesis and Security Services

Concordia Council onStudent Life

Annual Awards

These awards have been developed to recognize exceptional contributions to student life and excellent teaching at Concordia University. The Outstanding Contribution and Media Awards are open to students only. Merit Awards are open to all members of the university community. Teaching Excellence Awards are for faculty members.

Request for nominations

1. Outstanding Contribution Awards

2. Media Awards

3. Merit Awards

4. Teaching Excellence Awards

Nomination forms are available from the Dean of Students (AD-121, H-653), CSU (H-637), GSA (T-202), CASA (GM-218), ECA (H-880) or the Information Desk (Hall Building).

Deadline for nominations: March 25, 5 p.m.

Presentation: Friday, April 9


Spring 1999 convocation medals and awards

Call for nominations

Graduating students (fall 1998 and spring 1999) may be nominated for the following medals:

* The Concordia Medal

* The Malone Medal

* The O'Brien Medal

* The Stanley G. French Medal

The First Graduating Class Award may be awarded to any member of the university community for the most innovative contribution to academic or extracurricular life.

Nomination forms and criteria are available from the Dean of Students Offices and the Birks Student Services Centre.

The deadline for nominations is April 7. They go to the Office of the Registrar, SGW-LB-700, attention H. Albert.

Centre For Teaching and Learning Services

Faculty Teaching Development Grants

Call for Applications

In order to support the enhancement of teaching and learning at Concordia University, the Provost and Vice-Rector, Research, is making funds available to be awarded this year as Faculty Teaching Development Grants.

* Types of Activities

Grants to individuals will be considered, but priority will be given to team projects that focus on programs for the enhancement of teaching and learning. Funds will not be granted for the purchase of supplies, computer hardware, or printing associated with the normal responsibilities of a department unit.

* Eligibility

Full-time faculty members and librarians are eligible to apply. The principal investigator must be either a full-time faculty member, tenured or in a tenure-track position; a grandparented Limited Term or Extended Term Appointment; or a librarian. However, other team members may be part-time faculty or Limited Term Appointments on longer than one-year contracts.

All previous grant recipients must submit a final (or interim) report on their project with their application in order to be eligible to apply this year.

* Deadline

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Services must receive applications by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 1999.

* Review Process

A special selection committee approved by the Provost and Vice-Rector, Research, will review all completed applications received by the deadline. Decisions are expected to be announced in May 1999.

A list of previous grant recipients and projects, together with copies of successful grant applications are available for consultation at the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services. For further information, contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services at 848-2495 or e-mail

Please note that late applications or late supplemental documentation will not be accepted.


Eric O'Connor Event

Campus Ministry presents Jazz Vespers

Charles Ellison and the Concordia Jazz Chambers Players play the sacred music of Duke Ellington

Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Loyola Chapel.

Also, a presentation on Third World debt by Mario Degiglio-Bellemare

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