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Memorial service for Edwy Cooke

The Faculty of Fine Arts invites members of the university community to join them for a memorial service for Edwy Cooke in the DeSve Cinema on May 2 at 2 p.m.

Professor Cooke was a former chair of Art History, associate dean, and director of the Art Gallery (now the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery). He died on March 13 following an illness.

For further information, please contact Marilyn Healy at 848-4660, or healym@vax2.concordia.ca

Governance on the Web

The statutes that define Concordia University and the regulations concerning the composition of its major decision-making bodies are now accessible on the Web, thanks to the efforts of University Archives and the Office of the Board of Governors and Senate.

The Web site, called Statutes & Governance, is at http://archives3.concordia.ca/custatutes/ . It is linked to the Concordia University home page at http://www.concordia.ca , and to the official minutes of Concordia's Senate and Board of Governors.

Contest for a wall

The Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations, together with the Faculty of Fine Arts, is seeking design proposals for an installation to acknowledge donors to the recent capital campaign.

Identical installations will be placed on each campus, and unveiled on Homecoming weekend, September 21 to 23. An information package may be obtained from Professor Lydia Sharman, VA-246 (848-4749) or Dolly Shinhat-Ross, Coordinator, Donor Relations, BC-321 (848-4967).

CGAs make the grade

Congratulations to Christiane Dermarkar, who placed first in Canada in Taxation 2, one of the five exams she wrote in December to qualify as certified general accountant, or CGA.

Concordia students did well, particularly in the Financial Accounting 4 exam, where those who were writing the exam for the first time achieved a pass rate of 79 per cent, compared to a provincial average of 62 per cent.

Their results, released by the CGA professional association, show that while the Quebec pass-rate average went down from 65 per cent to 56 per cent, Concordia's average went up, from 55 per cent to 59 per cent.

Other students who did particularly well were Louis Hantzis, Maddalena Iacono, Kimberly Mattenberger, Nicholas Economides and Rosa Verdecampo. Timothy Williams, an accounting student, won the $1,000 CGA-Quebec University Scholarship.

Hat trick for jazz students

Concordians won three gold medals at the recent Jazz Fest des Jeunes du QuŽbec.

Congratulations to Music Professor Charles Ellison and his Concordia University Jazz Quintet, Michael Berard and his guitar ensemble, and Gary Schwartz and his Little Big Band.

This annual competition is now in its 24th year, and has been held for the past nine years at ƒcole Secondaire AndrŽ-Laurendeau, on the South Shore. From 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., simultaneously in four venues, primary, secondary, CEGEP, university and even guest community jazz ensembles play for one another in a friendly competition. The day winds up with a gala concert, which this year featured the professional big band of Denny Christianson.

Dance awards

Three students in the Contemporary Dance Department have been chosen to receive the James Saya Memorial Bursary in recognition of their technical progress in class and performance. Congratulations to Namchi Bazar, Manon Desrosiers and Natalie Fitzpatrick.


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