2010-11-25

    
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November 25, 2010
  Board of Governors chair Perraton leaves universityPDF files may take a moment to load

Change in the high ranks of the University of Calgary's governing structure continues with Board of Governors chair Jack Perraton announcing his departure this past week.

After more than a dozen years at the school, Perraton said he made the decision to spend more time with his family and on other volunteer obligations.

November 25, 2010
  President Cannon meets with Students' Union SLC for first timePDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon met with the Students' Union student legislative council for the first time Nov. 23. SLC is the highest governing body of the SU and is made up of the executive and student representatives from each faculty. In her address, Cannon outlined how she plans to better the university, described her activities since her inauguration in October and opened the floor to questions from student representatives.

November 25, 2010
  U of C research monkeys hit by hurricanePDF files may take a moment to load

Just southeast of Belize City, Hurricane Richard made landfall Oct. 28 causing damage to a University of Calgary research post. The system was classified as a category one hurricane and, according to Belizean newspaper Amandala, overall damage was estimated to cost $25 million CAD. The storm caused a nation-wide power outage and damaged about 831 homes.

A U of C spider monkey research post at Runaway Creek was also hit by the hurricane.

November 25, 2010
  Security maintains order during the fallPDF files may take a moment to load

Everyday the battle between chaos and order at the University of Calgary is waged behind the scenes, away from the public eye. The men and women of campus security put themselves at risk and deserve respect. We at the Gauntlet salute them every several months with a recap of the dangerous and strange events they deal with.

These are the true stories of the U of C campus security beat.

August

Number of Reports - 98

Total Loss - $11,424.94

November 25, 2010
  New awards and recognition event planned for clubsPDF files may take a moment to load

Each year the Students' Union recognizes standout club members with awards and scholarships during an invite-only, community-wide gala in May. This year the SU will be honouring all clubs with a specific clubs event at the end of the year. Six awards will be given out to clubs based on an application available in February.

SU vice-president student life Jennifer Abbott said the awards will be based around leadership, charity, innovation and excellence.

November 25, 2010
  Dr. Seuss in a whole new lightPDF files may take a moment to load

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

Some Calgarians are drawing from Seuss' sage wisdom, using the feet in their shoes and the brains in their heads to make their way down to Seussical, a musical based on Dr. Seuss' books, where they will hear from a litany of his famous characters.

November 25, 2010
  New downtown gallery focuses on innovationPDF files may take a moment to load

Endeavor Arts & Event Space is fresh out of the womb, having been on the Calgary arts scene for just nine months now. The gallery is gaining momentum and a reputation as a prime venue for digital and innovative arts. Located in the heart of Victoria Crossing, it typifies a growing trend.

"Calgary is starting to recognize the importance of urban living," says Shannon Hoover, one of four co-owners and operators of Endeavor Arts.

November 25, 2010
  Creative student thinks up greatest idea for moviePDF files may take a moment to load

What was an otherwise average mid-morning class turned into an exercise in excitement when third-year University of Calgary business student Alexander Dumont came up with what may possibly be the best idea for a film of all time.

Unhindered by his Wednesday morning ARTS 472 History of Modern Dance lecture, Dumont dreamt up what many Hollywood experts say could be bigger than the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings franchises combined.

November 25, 2010
  Alarm clock sabotages woman's lifePDF files may take a moment to load

Fourth-year architectural technologies student Tracey Vanderhelm reported the latest in a long string of dangerously negligent acts by her bedside clock after the alarm failed once again to go off at the proper time.

Vanderhelm's coworkers were dismayed by the woman's most recent incident with her Emerson brand clock-radio after she arrived 24 minutes late for her scheduled shift.

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