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Monday, February 27, 2012

Native Awareness Week Activities, Feb. 27 - Mar. 2

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The University of Lethbridge is proud to host Native Awareness Week, which began today, and runs until Mar. 2.

The action-packed week of events celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Native American Students’ Association and features a Pow-wow, an evening of “Out of the Box” music hosted by the Native American Students’ Association -- and much more.

Get the details here. Please note that this listing may change as events are added.

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45th Anniversary Profile: Dr. Linda Many Guns

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As part of the University of Lethbridge’s 45th anniversary year, a weekly profile will be broadcast on Global TV that features a person that embodies the U of L's story, whether it
be past, present or future.

Tune in this coming Thursday evening during the 6 p.m. newscasts. 

This week, the segment features  Dr. Linda Many Guns, a Native American Studies researcher who explores the resilience of Blackfoot women among other  topics.

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Students Swim for Africa, March 3

Two U of L students who lifeguard at  City of Lethbridge pools have organized a fundraiser for  Saturday, March 3 to support charities in Africa.

Erin Smith, a Biological Sciences student, and Nursing student  Noelle Sedgwick -- along with  management and staff from pool operator Recreation Excellence  -- have arranged for the proceeds from  afternoon swims on Saturday, March 3 at the Stan Siwik pool  (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.) and the Nicholas Sheran pool (1 - 4 p.m.)  to be directed toward two charitable organizations which supply mosquito netting and school supplies to communities in Africa. Contact Erin Smith at erin.smith7@uleth.ca for additional information.

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Respect & Diversity Awareness Week: March 5 - 9

The Gender, Equity and Diversity Caucus of ULFA is holding its 2nd Annual Respect & Diversity Week from March 5 to  March 9 and invite  all to attend. The list of presentations can be found here. 

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Pronghorn Night at the Movie Mill, March 14

Can a bag of popcorn help a student?  

A group of students has secured the Movie Mill for Wednesday, March 14 as a fundraiser for Pronghorn Athletics scholarships, and they hope the community responds.

The 2012 Integrated Management Experience (IME) class has partnered with Movie Mill owner Leonard Binning  to have half of the evening's proceeds go toward scholarships -- this  year, the funds will support Women's Rugby.  

From 6 p.m. to closing, your purchases at the Movie Mill  --  for both admission and concessions  -- will support  Pronghorn Athletics.  There are door prizes, on-site contests, and much more. 

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5 Days for the Homeless -- March 11 - 16

An intrepid group of students  will be spending a week outdoors  from Sunday evening, March 11 to Friday, March 16 to raise funds for Woods Homes, a local organization that supports youth at risk in the community.  

5 Days for the Homeless is a national event that students at the U of L have participated in for a number of years. Additional details to come next week.

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Brain Awareness Week: March 12 - 18

The research, technical and administrative group at the CCBN is inviting the community  to Brain Awareness Week, which takes place March 12 - 18.

Free Public Lecture, Tuesday, March 13 -- Dr. Bryan Kolb: “Environment, Brain Development and Health"

Come hear Dr. Bryan Kolb, an internationally respected  researcher and Professor of  Neuroscience at the U of L  as he discusses the impact of the environment on brain development and how it relates to health.

7 p.m., Yates Memorial Centre

1002 4th Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB

Tickets are free of charge but seating is limited.

CCBN Open House, Saturday, March 17

The Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience is the only research facility of its kind in Canada. Step inside and learn about the world-renowned research and ground-breaking discoveries taking place right here in southern Alberta.

In addition, local organizations will be on hand with brain-related materials and information. Free parking available.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB

Request a classroom or community group visit by a CCBN researcher!

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OUTspoken 2012, March 21 - 24

OUTspoken 2012 is the largest annual event of its kind in southern Alberta designed to address a wide variety of LGBTTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer and allies) topics.

Running from March 21 – 24, OUTspoken 2012 is a four-day series of workshops and lectures that includes an evening of entertainment and a dance party, among other activities.

The workshops and lectures feature something for everyone: students, professionals, parents, youth, educators, and those wanting to increase their awareness and understanding of these relevant issues.

OUTspoken will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta on the University of Lethbridge campus, Lethbridge College campus, and at the Galt Museum & Archives. Get the full schedule here. 

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Management Scholarship Dinner Honours Del Allen, President and Founder of DA Electric

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Tickets are now on sale for the 25th Annual Management Scholarship Dinner, to be held on Thursday, April 5.

This year's honoree will be Del Allen, president and founder of DA Electric.

The Scholarship Dinner honours leaders who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the community. Through community support, the Faculty of Management will establish the Del Allen Scholarship which will be awarded annually to a Faculty of Management student. 

To purchase tickets, please visit this website

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Wellness Update: Take the Hot Yoga Charity Challenge!

If you want to learn more about the Hot Yoga Charity Challenge, please visit the Wellness website. 

Latest Health and Wellness newsletter now available. Visit the Wellness website for details. 

Ongoing Programs:

Register for a Health Check for U session - 15 minute confidential, free screening includes cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and follow-up consultation. To register send an email to wellness@uleth.ca.

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UNews Feature -- Installation creating a stir in 1st Choice Savings Centre

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What is red, black, white and causing a stir? It’s the new art installation in the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Health and Wellness.

Entitled Seek Knowledge Even Onto China by London, Ont. artist Jamelie Hassan, the work is a recent acquisition by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. It was purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program, Sam Hassan and an anonymous donor.

“Seek Knowledge Even Onto China is a deceptively simple work that consists of carrying out the artist’s precise instructions for installation,” explains Dr. Josephine Mills, Director/Curator U of L Art Gallery.

“Those include painting the wall a specific shade of red and attaching the black and white vinyl lettering, which are scaled to fit the location and repeats the title of the work in Arabic and Chinese characters." To learn more about this colourful addition to the building, please visit this website

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www.thisismyU.ca -- Oral history project brings past to life

In January 2009, Dr. James Tagg, Professor Emeritus of the history department, initiated a project to conduct, collect, digitize and make accessible interviews with individuals intimately connected with the early years of the University of Lethbridge.

With the assistance of Graham Ruttan, a student in the Faculty of Education, the number of interviews conducted with faculty, staff, administrators, students and friends of the University has grown to 70.

The interviews are between one and three hours long and provide a wealth of engaging and informative storytelling of the lives of individuals who experienced the University of Lethbridge during its infancy.

To learn more  from the people who helped shape the start of the U of L -- in their own voices -- please visit this website. 

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University Hall Emergency Generator Test: Tuesday, Feb. 28

The Utilities team will  be testing the emergency power equipment for University Hall only on Tuesday, Feb. 28 starting at 6:30 a.m.

If you are in University Hall during this time, you will experience two brief power interruptions of approximately 8 seconds which will take place about one hour apart.  The first interruption is the transfer from building power to emergency power.  The second interruption will be the transfer back.

Please note that building power will not be affected. This test only affects lights or equipment powered by emergency power.  If you have questions, please contact Tal Meidinger, Electrical Systems Manager at (403) 329-2712 or e-mail meidt0@uleth.ca

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Next Uweekly -- Monday, March 5

If you have a notice or information to submit for the week of  March 5 and beyond, please contact robert.cooney@uleth.ca.

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