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March 11, 2010
  Relaxation class helps students de-stressPDF files may take a moment to load

KNES 330, flexibility and relaxation, is a course that stresses the importance of de-stressing. Professor Janice Cook believes that one's ability to be productive and efficient goes hand-in-hand with the ability to reflect and relax.

"In terms of a balanced life you do need to get this relaxation response, with heart rate lowered and blood pressure lowered, which is more recuperative than sleep," Cook said. "We live in such a stressful world now-a-days -- that's why there [are] so many stress-related illnesses."

March 11, 2010
  Sports briefsPDF files may take a moment to load

Women's wrestling narrowly misses out on second national championship in a row

The Dinos were only two points behind the Simon Fraser University Clan for the women's title when the Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships wrapped up Saturday at the Jack Simpson Gym. The Clan took both the men's and the women's titles in their last season in the CIS. Next year they move all their sports teams to NCAA division 2.

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March 11, 2010
  And the battleship is sunk: Gauntlet electionsPDF files may take a moment to load

Ha!

I didn't think it could feel so good to be graduating, but after Wednesday night's election results were announced I learned what happiness truly means.

Now that the paper has been turned over to the decrepit leadership of the smallest person in the office (Sarelle Azuelos, Editor-in-Chief elect) and noted provincial antagonist and onetime Dengar the Bounty Hunter Brent Constantin (News Editor elect), the best thing for any Gauntleteer to do is get the hell away as fast as possible.

March 11, 2010
  City of Calgary donates over $3 million to Nickle Arts MuseumPDF files may take a moment to load

The Nickle Arts museum received more than its namesake, after the City of Calgary contributed $3.234 million towards the construction of its new home in the Taylor Family Library. The fund is part of the needed $50.5 million in construction costs. Once completed the new Nickle Arts Museum will connect with the Hotel Alma, Rosza Centre and the Reeve Theatre, to act as a new cultural hub on campus.

March 11, 2010
  SU '10/11 executive electedPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union announced next year's executive council with current SU external commissioner Lauren Webber elected to serve as 2010-11 president, having won 53 per cent of the vote.

The 21-year-old Webber, daughter of the MLA for Calgary-Foothills, lost her mother to breast cancer just a day before the election results, but despite her loss, she was still in good spirits.

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March 11, 2010
  Editorial: Research funding in dangerPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's potential loss of millions of research grant dollars due to what seems to be correctable administrative errors is, at best, laughable.

An article appearing in the March 10 National Post claimed that the U of C "is on the verge of losing access to tens of millions of dollars in crucial [research] funding because of chronic problems with the management of research grants." This serves only to add to the current air of skepticism surrounding the U of C's financial (mis)management.

March 11, 2010
  Robotic technology removes brain tumourPDF files may take a moment to load

On May 12, 2008 medical history was made at Foothills Medical Centre. Robotic technology was successfully used to remove a complex brain tumour.

Paige Nickason, a 21-year-old Calgary chef and mother, is now doing well thanks to the neuroArm, a groundbreaking surgical robotic system developed by a team led by Dr. Garnette Sutherland, a professor of neurosurgery in the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine.

March 11, 2010
  Alumni Association reaches out to students with senior class ambassador programPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Alumni Association has been trying to reach out to current students before graduation. One of these initiatives is the creation of the Senior Class Ambassadors. These positions have been initiated to recognize students who have shown an exceptional degree of leadership and involvement throughout their degrees.

This year Scarlett Crockatt and Jason Motkoski have been selected as the 2010 Senior Class Ambassadors.

March 11, 2010
  U of C students create Wildrose ClubPDF files may take a moment to load

The Wildrose Alliance Party has developed a considerable presence in Alberta politics. The party will now expand that presence to campus with the formation of a University of Calgary Wildrose Alliance campus club.

U of C students Kathryn Marshall and Jarrett Leinweber founded the club after creating a Facebook group that drew about 100 members, said club president James Jeffrey.

March 11, 2010
  Ombudsperson receives "recognized standing"PDF files may take a moment to load

Various groups at the University of Calgary will now have access to an impartial arbitrator who has the capacity to resolve disputes between the Students' Union, Graduate Students' Association and the university with some real gusto.

The new role, known as the ombudsperson, boasts "recognized standing" by the SU, GSA and the university along with investigatory power in order to resolve disputes on behalf of students.

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