2010-10-14

    
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October 14, 2010
  Business class lets students make dreams come truePDF files may take a moment to load

Senior marketing students in the Haskayne School of Business are gaining real world sales experience in the Selling Smiles 101 program. As part of the course, assistant professor of marketing Derek Hassay requires his students to establish their own independent contracting businesses selling Cutco Cutlery to raise funds for the Children's Wish Foundation. After five years, Hassay's students have raised more than $100,000 and granted wishes for 11 children.

October 14, 2010
  Book collection donated to U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute acquired a rare collection of over 2,400 neuroscience research books including some over 450 years old last month.

October 14, 2010
  U of C looks to the STARS for sustainabilityPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is now part of an international program that comprehensively measures and tracks the progress of sustainability practices in universities.

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System will provide the U of C with data on sustainability initiatives. The program also reports sustainability practices publicly to encourage environmental accountability.

October 14, 2010
  Students raise $3,700 for food bankPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary commerce undergraduate society held their annual Hunt for Hunger on Oct. 2, raising $3,695 in cash and 377 food donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

There were 21 volunteers who also helped the day to be a success.

"I thought it was awesome," said Calgary Interfaith Food Bank development coordinator Julie Brewster. "Students are participating in the community more and more."

October 14, 2010
  Calgary local is keeping at itPDF files may take a moment to load

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is all about love. His YouTube channel is populated with short love songs dedicated to Twitter, the Internet, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto. His latest album, MBF Love LP, is another piece of the recurring theme. Fitzgerald also loves performing live and thrives on the audience's energy, fully immersing himself in his music.

Only 24 years old, Fitzgerald remembers studying at the University of Lethbridge and stays connected to students by performing on numerous campus stages.

October 14, 2010
  War, relationships and theatrePDF files may take a moment to load

Authenticity is one of the cornerstones of a good play. If the actors don't seem genuine or the dialogue doesn't feel believable, it undermines the whole premise. The aim of a play is to tell a story and it's a story the audience won't buy if something's amiss.

October 14, 2010
  Lost, but not forgottenPDF files may take a moment to load

One day in 1995, Cathy Ostlere didn't get a phone call. She didn't hear any traumatic news, nor did she suffer or witness any sort of accident. To a stranger, her day would have seemed perfectly happy and quite insignificant -- but the simple lack of a phone call was Cathy's first indication that her brother had disappeared.

Theatre Calgary's upcoming production of Lost: A Memoir is a one-woman performance featuring the talent of actress Jan Alexandra Smith, adapted from Cathy's true to life novel of the same name.

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