TRU Actors Workshop Presents Award-Winning Play

  Posted on: February 14, 2006

The third production in the TRU Actors Workshop Theatre 2005/2006 season is Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, winner of the New York Drama Critics Award as the best play of 1986. Considered by many to be one of his most accessible and romantic works, A Lie of the Mind is described by Shepard…

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TRU World Wins National Award

  Posted on: February 14, 2006

TRU was presented with the Lyn Howes Award at a ceremony in Victoria Feb. 8 in recognition of the university’s innovation, work and dedication in the area of international student services. The award, named for Lyn Howes, a founding member of the Council who was known for her unfailing commitment to the development of quality…

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Calling All Bridge Builders

  Posted on: February 9, 2006

Amazingly, a bridge made of 100 popsicle sticks can hold over 500 pounds if it’s well-constructed. Therein lies the key aspect of TRU’s 3rd annual popsicle-stick bridge contest, sponsored by TRU Electronics & Engineering and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). Budding engineers in Elementary School, Secondary School, Open, and Corporate…

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Call for Aboriginal Artists

  Posted on: February 8, 2006

A consortium of local groups is hoping for a wide representation of Canadian aboriginal art this spring at an art exhibition to be held at the university beginning March 12th. A call for submissions for the exhibition was issued this week by the TRU First Nations Students’ Association, the Interior Aboriginal Artists’ Society, the TRU…

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TRU celebrates final CIS home game

  Posted on: February 7, 2006

The TRU WolfPack’s final home game of the CIS regular season will be held this Saturday starting at 3:00 pm, with the first 100 fans receiving free pizza compliments of weekend’s sponsor, Domino’s Pizza. Fifteen minutes before the match begins, the TRU Athletics Division will hold a short ceremony for retiring VP Student Services Neil…

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New Governance Structure Includes Alumni

  Posted on: February 7, 2006

When the TRU Board of Governors holds its inaugural public meeting tomorrow, two TRU alumni will be sworn in as members of that new board. This is the first time that alumni of the university will sit as members of the Board of Governors. The two alumni members to be sworn in tomorrow are Brian…

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Two TRU Athletes Provincial Sport Award Finalists

  Posted on: February 7, 2006

Two athletes who competed for Thompson Rivers University in the 2004/05 season are among three finalists selected from a field of seven nominees for the 2005 Sport BC College Athlete of the Year award. Lisa Strachan, who wore jersey #4 for the women’s volleyball team in CCAA play last year, helped her team to provincial…

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Ex-premier to speak at TRU

  Posted on: February 2, 2006

Dave Barrett, BC Premier from 1972 to 1975, will be in Kamloops Sunday at a book launch at 3:30 pm at The Brownstone Restaurant to celebrate the release of Child and Family Welfare in British Columbia: A History, co-authored by two TRU faculty members, Diane Purvey and Christopher Walmsley. The next day, Barrett will deliver…

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Thompson Rivers University President receives honorary degree

  Posted on: February 2, 2006

TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Roger Barnsley received an honorary degree from Saint John’s University in Bangkok, Thailand January 29th. The university conferred its Doctor of Education, honoris causa upon Dr. Barnsley for his outstanding knowledge, leadership and expertise in the field of education. Dr. Barnsley has had a long and distinguished career in public education….

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Nine Students, Six Plays, One Motel Room

  Posted on: January 18, 2006

Local theatre company Project X’s upcoming production, Suburban Motel, billed as “Six plays . . . One motel room,” will feature nine current TRU students and six TRU alumni among the 21-member cast. “We’re pretty lucky to have the TRU theatre program to draw talent from,” said co-artistic producer Derek Rein, a TRU theatre graduate…

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