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STU Musical Theatre Presents Urinetown the Musical, Feb. 21 to 24

DATE:   21/2/18
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall

Welcome to Urinetown! Not the place, of course. The musical. Urinetown “the place” is… well, it’s a place you’ll hear people referring to a lot throughout the show. But you’ll have to come see the show first.

What is Urinetown about, you ask? Think about all the everyday things we take for granted that we need to live, like food, heat, and water. We can’t control these needs, yet we all still have to pay for them. Now, think of a world where you can’t even use the bathroom without having to pull out your wallet! Can you imagine the things that it would drive some people to do?

Greed! Rebellion! Spontaneous singing!

Show runs from Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, February 24 and begins at 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are 15$ for students and 20$ for general!

Director: Tania Breen
Musical Director: Ross Simonds
Choreographer: Courtney Arsenault
Book and lyrics: Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics: Mark Hollmann


Email us for ticket reservations at: musicaltickets@stu.ca.

International Experience Canada (IEC) Information Session

DATE:   23/2/18
TIME:   2:30 PM
LOCATION:   George Martin Hall, Room 207

Are you looking for your next adventure? Want to work and travel in some of the most beautiful locations in the world?

If you’re a Canadian citizen aged 18-35, International Experience Canada (IEC) offers you the opportunity to work and travel abroad. IEC provides you with a path to a work permit or visa to work and explore in over 30 countries and territories.

Work abroad to help fund the trip of a lifetime. Gain new skills, learn new languages, experience different cultures and explore places that you never thought you could.

Join us on Friday, February 23 at 2:30 pm in GMH 207 to learn more about IEC.

Public Lecture - "Maritime Memories: 40 Years Covering Tragedies, Triumph and Turmoil in the Maritimes" by Chris Morris, Irving Chair in Journalism

DATE:   23/2/18
TIME:   3:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall - Room 101

Irving Chair in Journalism Chris Morris will deliver the lecture "Maritime Memories: 40 Years Covering Tragedies, Triumph and Turmoil in the Maritimes" on Friday February 23 at 3PM in BMH 101.
They may have a reputation as sleepy, but there are a lot of interesting stories and fascinating people in Canada’s most easterly provinces.

Over the past four decades, veteran news reporter Chris Morris has had a ringside seat to many of the most significant events. Her advice to journalism students: no need to go to the overheated urban markets of central and western Canada — there are fascinating stories to be told here. The best hope for the future of the news media in the region rests with those young reporters.

Morris holds degrees from Saint Mary’s University, University of Kent in Canterbury, England, Queen’s University, and Western University. She began her journalism career in 1975 with a position at the Halifax Herald, before moving on to the Canadian Press where she spent the majority of her working years. Morris served as a Washington correspondent during the Bill Clinton presidency and spent time in the USSR on two different occasions chronicling the disintegrating Soviet system.

She has been nominated for National Newspaper Awards four times and won twice —once as part as of the Canadian Press team that covered the Swissair tragedy and once as part of the Brunswick News team that covered the Richard Oland murder and police investigation. Morris has also received lifetime achievement awards from St. Thomas University and the Press Gallery of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and from the Atlantic Journalism Association. 

The Irving Chair in Journalism is a $1-million endowment of the Irving family that brings a distinguished journalist to St. Thomas University annually. Previous chair holders are Jane Purves, Neil Reynolds, Patrick Martin, Stevie Cameron, Michael Harris, Jan Wong, Francine Pelletier, Bernie Lucht, Talin Vartanian, David Adams Richards, Ros Guggi, and Peter Simpson.

STU Cares - Day of Action: February 24, 2018

DATE:   24/2/18
TIME:   8:45 AM
LOCATION:   Various Locations

STU Cares - Day of Action is a one-day event on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 that connects STU students with the opportunity to volunteer with a community organization in Fredericton. By participating, students will connect this volunteer experience with what they are learning in class. 

Housing First: Ending Homeless in Fredericton - Students will learn about initiatives of the Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness to end homelessness in our city, and will have the opportunity to volunteer with organizations working on the front lines of homelessness in Fredericton.

At the end of the day, students will gather together for reflection activities to make connections between the service they’ve done, social issues in the community, and what they are learning in class. STU Cares is a great way to meet new friends, make a difference, and explore career opportunities. 

For the schedule for STU Cares, please visit:

STU Cares Day of Action February 2018 Description

*registration deadline has now passed.

For more information, please contact Vivien Zelazny, Campus Minister and Coordinator of STU Cares, 506-452-0636 or vivienz@stu.ca.

Interested in Law School? Pre-Law Society Legal Professional Panel

DATE:   1/3/18
TIME:   6:00 PM
LOCATION:   McCain Hall Room 308

Are you interested in going to law school? Do you want to work in the field of law?

Come to this panel to find out answers to these questions and more!

Panelists include Fredericton-based lawyers Stephanie Stapleford, Kitty Maurey, Sarina McKinnon, and Wanda Foster, Admissions Officer at UNB Law. 

March Break 2018 Study Hall Hours

DATE:   2/3/18
TIME:   8:00 AM
LOCATION:   Dr. Daniel O'Brien Study Hall

Friday March 2nd  Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – Closed
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 – Closed 

Monday, March 5th to Friday, March 9th
Open – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 10th – 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 11th – 12:00 to 5:00 PM

Regular hours resume March 12th, 2018

Criminology Information Session

DATE:   14/3/18
TIME:   12:30 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 202

Thinking about pursuing a Minor or  Major in Criminology?
 
Attend an information session about the program and its requirements.
 
Criminology & Criminal Justice Faculty members will be available to answer your questions. Students in any year of study are encouraged to attend.
 
THERE WILL BE PIZZA!

Indigenous Film Series: A Place Between - The Story of an Adoption

DATE:   14/3/18
TIME:   4:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

A Place Between - The Story of an Adoption is a dramatic story of the reconciliation between biological and adoptive families. But much more than that, it is the journey of a cross-cultural adoptee who struggles to find balance between his families' different ethnicities and traditions and to discover how and where he fits into each world.

Following the tragic death of their younger brother in 1980, Curtis Kaltenbaugh, 7, and his brother Ashok, 4, were removed from their birth mother's care in Manitoba and adopted into a white, middle-class family in Pennsylvania. This film follows Curtis' struggle with his biological family's turbulent history and observes what happens when his biological and adoptive families finally meet.

Discussion to be led by Wendy Matthews and Mandy Richard.

This event is part of a series of events to address how St. Thomas University can participate in meeting the demands articulated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It was organized by the Ad Hoc Senate Committee on the Indigenization of the Academy.

Long Night Against Procrastination: The time to start is now!

DATE:   15/3/18
TIME:   5:00 PM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall

The end of the term will be here before you know it, and the time to start final papers and prepare for exams is now. 
 
The annual Long Night Against Procrastination will be held Thursday March 15 from 5:00 pm until 12:00 am in James Dunn Hall, offering academic support, therapy dogs, free printing, free food, and much more. 
 
Come alone or come with friends! Park yourself in a designated quiet room or right in the middle of all the activity—whichever environment you prefer.
 
You will be able to meet with representatives from the Writing Centre, Learning Strategy Services, Student Counselling, and Peer Tutoring at this can’t-miss event for anyone hoping to knock this end of term out of the park. 
 
Mark your calendar for March 15—Registration opens March 1! 

Fredericton MLA David Coon's On-Campus Office Hours at STU

DATE:   19/3/18
TIME:   12:00 PM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall

Our local MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, will be hosting his on-campus office hours in James Dunn Hall this Monday between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. He wishes to speak with STU students about any comments, questions or concerns they may have. The STUSU encourages students to take advantage of this time to speak with their local MLA right on campus!

Regards,

Brianna Workman
Vice-President Education, St. Thomas University Students' Union

Town Hall Meeting on the 2018-2019 Budget

DATE:   22/3/18
TIME:   4:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 101

St. Thomas University’s President’s Advisory Committee on the Budget is beginning consultations for the 2018-19 budget. This process is an opportunity to learn about financial operations and to provide feedback on important fiscal issues.  To complement the Budget Development Report, the Budget Town Hall will take place on Thursday, March 22 at 4 pm in BMH-101.

2018 T-Cermeony and Graduation Dinner

DATE:   23/3/18
TIME:   4:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium and STU Conference Centre

The 2018 T-Ceremony and Graduation Dinner will be held March 23, 2018.
 
Please save the date. Dawn Russell, President and Vice Chancellor, invites graduating students to participate in the T-Ceremony and Grad Class Dinner. Here is a preview of the day’s events:

Friday March 23, 2018
3:35 pm - 4:00 pm: Students assemble in the Daniel O’Brien Study Hall, McCain Hall

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: T-Ceremony, Noe¨l Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Reception, sponsored by the Alumni Association, Conference Centre,  Forest Hill Road

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Graduation Dinner, Conference Centre, Forest Hill Road

A formal invitation to the Grad Reception and Dinner will be sent to graduates via email in early March!  *Please note that this invitation will only be extended to those who have applied to graduate by completing an Application for Graduation (at the Registrar’s Office). Graduates are required to RSVP to reserve your seat.

Note: The dress code for both events is business attire.

T-Ceremony (You do not need a T-Ring to attend):
Gown pick-up for graduates will take place from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm on the ground floor of McCain Hall. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. Gowns will not be available after the Ceremony begins.
 
Graduates are welcome to invite guests to the T-Ceremony.  Photos will be permitted.

Graduates are asked to wear their T-rings and/or T-pins. Extra T-pins will be available on site to ensure all graduates can participate in the Turning of the T component of the ceremony.

Grad Class Reception & Dinner:
The Reception and Dinner is for graduates only. Graduates are asked to RSVP after receiving their invitation. Due to space limitations, graduates are not able to invite guests to the reception and dinner.

Fredericton MLA David Coon's On-Campus Office Hours at STU

DATE:   26/3/18
TIME:   12:00 PM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall

Our local MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, will be hosting his on-campus office hours in James Dunn Hall this Monday between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. He wishes to speak with STU students about any comments, questions or concerns they may have. The STUSU encourages students to take advantage of this time to speak with their local MLA right on campus!

Regards,

Brianna Workman
Vice-President Education, St. Thomas University Students' Union

Indigenous Film Series: Elijah

DATE:   28/3/18
TIME:   4:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium

Based on real events, Elijah tells the story of a tense time in Canadian history, when the Meech Lake Accord was presented to Canada’s Ministers for approval, and was brought down as a result of one man’s actions.

This film tells the story of Elijah Harper, a Cree leader, MLA, and MP from Manitoba, who opposed the Meech Lake Accord. This film takes a smart and lighthearted look at an important historical moment, digging underneath the constitutional crisis of the time to reveal a true homegrown David and Goliath story.

Discussion to be led by Graydon Nicholas

This event is part of a series of events to address how St. Thomas University can participate in meeting the demands articulated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It was organized by the Ad Hoc Senate Committee on the Indigenization of the Academy.

Fredericton MLA David Coon's On-Campus Office Hours at STU

DATE:   9/4/18
TIME:   12:00 PM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall

Our local MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, will be hosting his on-campus office hours in James Dunn Hall this Monday between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. He wishes to speak with STU students about any comments, questions or concerns they may have. The STUSU encourages students to take advantage of this time to speak with their local MLA right on campus!

Regards,

Brianna Workman
Vice-President Education, St. Thomas University Students' Union

Book Launch & Reading - David Adams Richards' Novel “Mary Cyr”

DATE:   9/4/18
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall - Off-Campus Student Lounge

Please join us for the launch of David Adams Richards’ new novel, Mary Cyr.

A new novel from a Canadian literary legend--this time with an extraordinary and unforgettable woman protagonist who is sure to become one of the great characters in our literature.

Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with thirteen men trapped inside. Less than forty-eight hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal the mine entrance--willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, Victor, is discovered dead in the hotel room of a Canadian visitor--a 45-year-old woman, and heiress to a vast fortune, Mary Cyr.

Thus begins this shocking, brilliant and compelling novel--a late-career tour de force by one of our most unique and powerful writers. In his last couple of novels, David Adams Richards has widened the scope of his vision and his world, taking us into far-flung countries and lives even as his beloved territory of New Brunswick's Miramichi remains his touchstone, the spot to which all his stories return. In Mary Cyr, the unwinding tale will take us from a harsh jail cell in Mexico, where Mary Cyr is imprisoned, deep into Canadian police officer John Delano's past, and even further into the murky depths of a wealthy New Brunswick family whose ties to mining, newspapers and a host of other interests lead to the highest corridors of power. At the heart of this maelstrom lies a woman who is compromised and confused, but also poignant, wounded and well-intentioned: the beautiful and tragic Mary Cyr.

Richards is one of only three writers to earn the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction and non-fiction.  He was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award five times, and has won the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English Literary Arts and the Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Mercy Among the Children, a book called a “masterpiece in the tradition of Tolstoy, Camus and Melville,” won the Giller Prize.  The Friends of Meager Fortune won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.  A work of non-fiction, God Is., was #1 on the Globe and Mail non-fiction religion best-seller list.

He attended STU in the early 1970s and received an honorary degree from the university in 1990. More recently, he co-chaired its Centenary Celebrations, was a featured speaker at the National Congress of the Humanities when it was hosted at STU and UNB, was Artist in Residence and was the Irving Chair in Journalism.

Mary Cyr is published by Penguin Random House Canada.

Workshop on the Philosophy of Johann Nicolaus Tetens

DATE:   4/5/18
TIME:   10:00 AM
LOCATION:   Room 201, McCain Hall

St. Thomas University will host a workshop on the philosophy of Johann Nicolaus Tetens (1736–1807).

Anyone interested in participating should submit an abstract by February 1st, 2018. Abstracts are invited for presentations that engage with any aspect, including the context, content, and reception, of Johann Nikolaus Tetens' 2 volume Philosophische Versuche (1777), for a workshop on this text to be hosted by St. Thomas University, May 4-5, 2018.

To be considered for inclusion on the program, please send a detailed abstract (1-2 pages in length) by February 1st, 2018 to Corey W. Dyck (cdyck5@uwo.ca).

Presentation time for accepted papers should not exceed 40 minutes. Organizers: Corey W. Dyck (Western) and Scott Stapleford (St. Thomas University) All visitors are welcome.

Annual Sociology Lecture - Dr. Hamid Dabashi

DATE:   13/9/18
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Location TBD

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will deliver the annual Sociology lecture Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 pm. Location TBD.

Dr. Hamid Dabashi is a Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His lecture will focus on the sociology of knowledge and postorientalism in the post-truth era.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art.


Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop with Dr. Hamid Dabashi

DATE:   14/9/18
TIME:   2:00 PM
LOCATION:   Location TBD

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will host an interdisciplinary faculty workshop Friday, September 14, at 2:00 pm. Location TBD.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art.