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University News, Page 216

Evening Parking Fees

  Posted on: October 28, 2005

Parking every evening of the week will again be free at TRU, at least until May 31st, 2006, when a moratorium on paid parking after 5:00 pm ends. The TRU Board of Governors imposed the moratorium Octboer 25th at the request of TRU’s Parking Appeal and Advisory Committee. During the moratorium, the committee and TRU’s…

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Actor's Workshop

  Posted on: October 25, 2005

The TRU Actor’s Workshop begins its 22nd season with Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama comedy. The plot surrounds Constance Ledbelly, an English professor who, in the course of trying to decode a manuscript which she believes is Shakespeare’s true source for Othello and Romeo and Juliet, is…

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Women's Wellness

  Posted on: October 18, 2005

Women’s well-being deserves a day of its own, says TRU Wellness Centre coordinator Chelsea Corsi, so this November she and a couple of 4th-year Nursing students are presenting TRU’s first Women’s Wellness Fair. “The purpose of the Wellness Fair is to promote the health of women to the students and employees of TRU,” explained Corsi….

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Career Week

  Posted on: October 18, 2005

TRU will join more than 2,000 communities across the country to celebrate Canada Career Week from October 31st to November 5th. Businesses throughout Kamloops will be on campus to discuss labour market information, personal hiring practices and to meet students that are interested in working for them. “The goal of the week’s activities is to…

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Distinquished Alumni

  Posted on: October 14, 2005

TRU’s Alumni Association announced its 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at a media conference Oct. 14. This year’s winners will receive their awards at a President’s Reception in their honour scheduled for later the same day. The Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes graduates and faculty of TRU who have made outstanding achievements in a variety…

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Foundation Kick-off a Success

  Posted on: October 13, 2005

They served more sausages than ever before at the TRU Foundation’s Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast this morning. Two hundred and fifty people, 100 more than last year, attended the morning’s event, which raised $19,000 for student scholarships and bursaries and other projects at TRU. “Last year, even though the Foundation awarded over 1,000 scholarships and…

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2005 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

The Public Service award is given to a graduate who has made significant contributions in the field of public administration and policy development, service in elected or appointed positions at local, provincial, national or international levels. The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel Groves After completing one year of University Transfer courses at Cariboo College, Justice Groves…

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2005 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic and Professional Achievement

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

The Academic Achievement award is given to a graduate who has made outstanding contributions in the field of education, including research, teaching, program development and educational administration. The Professional Achievement award is given to a graduate who has made significant achievements in the graduate’s field of professional or career endeavors. Dr Timothy Kieffer Dr. Kieffer…

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2005 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

The Teaching Excellence award is given to current or retired faculty member who demonstrates leadership, knowledge, inspiration, enthusiasm and excellence in their field of instruction. Dr. Hasnat Dewan Before joining the TRU faculty in the fall of 2000, Dr. Dewan taught Economics at the University of Texas, Jahangirnagar University and Malaspina University College. Dr. Dewan…

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Academia meets the Arts

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

How many times have we heard or said, “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like.” An exhibit that explores this topic opens at the Kamloops Art Gallery Saturday, October 15. “We all respond differently to works of art. Sometimes artworks seem relatively easy to understand: we ‘get’ their meaning or…

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