IN THIS PUBLICATION:
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR FACULTY
Organization & Employee Development invites faculty to register for a half-day workshop on stress management designed especially for faculty. Norm Biram of the Employee Assistance Program will introduce participants to common stress management techniques, acknowledging and working with the context of academic life and what is unique about the academic personality. Jan. 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Club Room, Faculty Club. For info. contact Barb Meier, -6272. Register by completing registration form in the Partners in Learning calendar, back page, or by contacting Barb Meier.
A WEEKEND WITH THE AMATI INSTRUMENTS
The Friends of the Amatis Society presents a weekend with the U of S-owned quartet of Amati instruments, Jan. 21-23, 2000, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their purchase by the U of S from the late Stephen Kolbinson. The instruments are from among those handcrafted by the famous Amati family of Cremona, Italy between the late-1500s and 1700s. The events include:
- 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 21: Lecture by Dr. Joan Halmo, Adjunct Prof. of Music, U of S, entitled: "More than a Fiddle Tune: The Amati Instruments of the University of Saskatchewan as a Scholarly, Educative and Artistic Resource". The lecture will be framed by a performance of Haydns String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, op. 76/3, Hob. III/77 ("Emperor") with Noel Laporte and Joanie Savage on Amati violins, David Parkinson on Amati viola, and Veronica Ronkos on Amati violoncello.
- 2:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 22: Membership tea for The Friends of the Amatis Society, at the home of Jeanne Walters, 739 Taylor St. East, Saskatoon. Tel: 343-6597.
- 6:00 p.m., Sat., Jan. 22: Reception (6:00 p.m.) and banquet (7:00 p.m.). Keynote address by Lorraine Omness, Pres., The Friends of the Amatis Society, entitled: "Stephen Kolbinson (1888-1986): The Man and His Contribution", at Marquis Hall, U of S.
- 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 23: 40th Anniversary Concert. 18th Century chamber music from Germany and Austria featuring the quartet of Amati Instruments. Works by Telemann, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart. Musicians: Joel Laporte and Joanie Savage on Amati violins, David Parkinson on Amati viola, Veronica Ronkos on violoncello, Walter Kreyszig on flute, and Gregory Schulte on harpsichord and organ. Concert in Third Ave. United Church, corner of 24 St. and 3rd Ave., Saskatoon.
For info. call The Friends of the Amatis Society at 343-9887.
COMPUTER COURSES (6)
Computing Services offers a series of Information Technology workshops
free to U of S faculty, staff, and students. To register, call the DCS
secretaries at 966-4866. Please register at least one week before the
course. For more information, visit website:
WWW Development: Jan. 24 and 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn how to build and maintain pages on the World Wide Web. This course assumes you have no prior web development experience.
SPSS for Windows: Jan. 24 and 26, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
SPSS is used to perform statistical analysis of data for research and other purposes. This course explains how to use SPSS.
Web Seminar: HTML Tables: Jan. 25: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
This short seminar shows how to add tables to web pages. It assumes the participant is familiar with developing web pages using the HTML language (as taught in the WWW Development course). To register for this seminar, send e-mail to
Introduction to Unix: Jan. 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
This workshop is for people using the Unix operating system on duke.usask.ca or www.usask.ca. It explains how to create, delete, move, organize, rename, and otherwise manage files on the Unix operating system.
Internet Tools for Windows: Feb. 2, 1:30-4:30
This workshop explains how to connect your MS-Windows 95/98 computer to the Internet, and how to use Internet-based tools like e-mail and web browsers. It is taught using the Netscape Communicator program.
Introduction to VMS: Feb. 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The VMS operating system is used on the sask.usask.ca and admin.usask.ca computers (among others). This workshop is for people who must use these computers to do their work. The workshop explains how to create, delete, copy, organize, and otherwise manage files on the VMS operating system.
HUMAN RESOURCES DIV. (3)
- You are never too young to start thinking about retirement plans. Experts from areas such as investment, wills and estates, taxes and retirement, and staying healthy will be on hand during four half-day sessions of Pre-Retirement Planning. Sessions 1 & 2 are on Feb. 8, Sessions 3 & 4 are on February 15. For more information, read the HRD column in this issue of On Campus News and refer to your "Partners in Learning" program calendar, or call Barb Meier at 966-6272.
- Practicing Your Conflict Management Skills is a half-day, follow-up workshop to Essentials in Conflict Management and other conflict management sessions HRD has offered. In addition to understanding processes involved in handling conflict, we need to develop skills by practice, and in this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to build on what they have learned in previous conflict-management workshops and receive facilitated feedback . Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 noon. Facilitators: Shelley Adrian-Taylor, Bruno Konecsni, Martin Rempel and Fred Oster. For more information, refer to Partners in Learning Calendar or call Barb Meier at 966-6272.
- Making Laughter Work for You is a one-day workshop that aims to help people enjoy their work while tapping into humour. Healthy humour helps reduce stress, build morale, increase creativity, manage ongoing change, and have fun! February 29 comes only once every four years. Why not spend it in this popular, interactive workshop. Feb. 29th, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, refer to your Partners in Learning program calendar or call Barb Meier at 966-6272.
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Assessment and grading of student performance.
Facilitators: Don Saklofske and Ivan Kelly, Educational Psychology. Fri., Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Assessment has been described as an ìengine that drives student learningî. This session will review some of the more common methods of assessing university students learning. Registration required. Call 966-5539.
NOMINATION FOR WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS
The YWCA of Saskatoon will present the 19th annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, March 29, at the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium. It is now accepting nominations.
Do you know a woman who has inspired, led, taught or shown leadership and dedication to her work, be it paid or volunteer? If you do, why not nominate her in one of 11 categories? Nomination forms can be picked up at the YWCA of Saskatoon, 510 25 St. E., or by calling Peggy at 244-7034, ext. 21. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 18.
7TH ANNUAL LIFE SCIENCES
Fri., Jan. 21, 9:00 - 12:00 noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in St. Thomas More Cafeteria. Over 90 posters describing the research of graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, undergraduates and faculty in the life sciences. Door prizes, prizes for presenters and refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For info. call Heather Laidlaw, Dept. of Biochemistry, 4384.
U of S OBSERVATORY VIEWING
The U of S on-campus observatory will be open to the public on Saturday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The observatory is located one block north of Wiggins Ave. and College Dr. Admission is free. On clear evenings, visitors may look through the telescope to view the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and other celestial objects. The observatory also has an Adopt-a-Star program that offers a unique gift for stargazers. For info., call the recorded Astronomy Information Line at 966-6429.
The Golden Key National Honour Society will hold a special "Winter Gala" event at the Delta Bessborough Hotel on Fri., Jan. 28, starting at 6:00 p.m. All faculty and University staff are invited to attent. E-mail:
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