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March 04, 2004
  Picking feathers from their teethPDF files may take a moment to load

Jack Frost's excursion to Hades has been called off for yet another year, as the nation's tenth-ranked University of Calgary hockeysaurs narrowly thwarted the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, advancing to the second round of the Canada West playoffs Feb. 26-28.

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March 04, 2004
  Too much brain, not enough brawnPDF files may take a moment to load

As the University of Calgary Dinos entered the Alberta College Athletic Conference women's hockey finals against the Mount Royal College Cougars Feb. 27-28, one question bothered them. Where are we?

The answer? On thin ice.

As their mediocre regular season record of 7-9 attests, the Dinos and their superior university-level intellect have no business facing the 16-2 Cougars and their paltry collegiate level reasoning in the Stanley Cup of ACAC women's hockey, yet here they are.

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March 04, 2004
  None better than NiemczewskaPDF files may take a moment to load

It's been said the Canada West conference is the cream of the Canadian volleyball crop. It would follow, then, that the dominant player in Canada West would be the best in the land, right?

It seems that logic holds true.

Wed., Mar. 3, at the Canadian Interuniversity Sports Women's Volleyball Awards dinner, third-year University of Calgary Dinos star Joanna Niemczewska was recognized as the CIS Women's Volleyball Player of the Year.

March 04, 2004
  Buyer bewarePDF files may take a moment to load

What an odd concept, the Calgary Flames as trade deadline buyers. The first week of March is often a time when Flames fans try to figure out who is headed out of town.

Not this year, however.

The Flames are firmly entrenched in the playoff race and are able to look to down-and-out clubs for a potential deadline pick-up.

Let's examine potentially available players the Flames may target.

Curtis Brown, Buffalo Sabres

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March 04, 2004
  Three more matchesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's not quite what they wanted, but the Dinos will take their Canada West silver medal with an eye on the ultimate prize.

"With all that went on up there, from bad calls to playing in U of A's gym to the injury to Jo, to play as well as we did is definitely a real positive," said Dinos women's volleyball Head Coach Kevin Boyles. "I think we are more confident and more driven because of it."

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March 04, 2004
  Pests bugging fine arts studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The lighting is fine, the stage is set, the students are ready to rehearse and only one problem surfaces--insects abound.

Faculty of Fine Arts students have had numerous encounters with silverfish insects, present in studios and classrooms in the basement of Craigie Hall.

The issue was raised by a student at a faculty forum in January. Upon notification, Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Dr. Ann Calvert insisted some proof was needed in order address the problem. This spurred anger amongst many of the students.

March 04, 2004
  Nursing dean soon?PDF files may take a moment to load

The Faculty of Nursing is in its final stages of finding a dean after three years without one.

"The faculty is eager to have a stable, continuing leadership" stated Dr. Ron Bond, University of Calgary Vice-President Academic and Advisory Selection Committee Chair.

He pointed out it has taken the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta and other institutions several years to complete this task.

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March 04, 2004
  Barski taking SU election to review boardPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union Review Board will hear a petition regarding the SU General Election, filed by failed presidential candidate Phil Barski.

On the afternoon of Wed., Mar. 3, the review board, the judicial body that oversees the SU, released a notice announcing a public hearing will be held Thu., Mar. 18, 2004. The petition, posted on the window of the SU offices, was filed by Barski on behalf of himself and 14 other members of Barski's Cabinet.

March 04, 2004
  $1,000,000 to spend on qualityPDF files may take a moment to load

Student leaders are mulling over a decision on how to spend $1 million allocated for "quality initiatives."

The money was given to the Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association by the Board of Governors concurrent with the tuition increase in December 2003.

"Because we're conscious of the fact students are paying increased tuition, and we're recommending another increase, we're trying to ensure quality of their degree," said University of Calgary Vice-President Academic Dr. Ron Bond of the money.

March 04, 2004
  Student presumed deadPDF files may take a moment to load

Reading week saw the tragic loss of 23-year-old U of C Computer Science student Erik Reid.

Reid was sailing off the coast of San Francisco Wed., Feb. 18, when high winds and waves capsized the boat. On board at the time of the incident were Reid, his father Randy Reid and family friend Brad Amos.

"Wind conditions were gusting between 30 and 40 kilometres an hour," said San Francisco Golden Gates Park Area Public Affairs official Rich Weideman. "There was a storm surge coming in."

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