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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, May 22, 1998

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Second Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic to go June 18

The U of S House Band has been rehearsing a dozen new oldie-but-goodie tunes. Conference and Catering is planning how many hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks to lay on. A planning committee has met to consider various details.

University to respond to two new DesRosiers Reports

President Ivany has a mixed response to two new draft reports from DesRosiers and Associates, the Toronto consultants retained by the government to examine funding to the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina.

The Amati Instruments are coming home

The University's Amati Instruments will be back on campus in a month or so.

Alumni Reunion Weekend set

Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to attend Alumni Reunion Weekend, Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28.

USSU set to supplant Place Riel Society

The Place Riel Society - which has managed the Place Riel Campus Centre since its construction in 1980 - is being dissolved, its managerial function to be assumed by the USSU over the next year.

1998 funding for U of S crop research projects exceeds $1 million to date

More than $1 million has been approved to date this year for research projects in the Crop Development Centre (CDC) and the Department of Plant Sciences.

President Ivany rejects deanship recommendation

President Ivany says he has decided not to accept the individual a search committee has recommended for the deanship of Arts and Science.

Government guarantee of University's $75-million debt-financing plan unlikely

President Ivany says the University hopes it does not have the final answer to its request for a government guarantee of the University's $75-million debt-financing initiative "- but we haven't been encouraged by what we've heard so far."

College of Physical Education to change its name

Effective July 1, 1999, the College of Physical Education will go by the College of Kinesiology.

CUPE 1975 sponsors annual essay contest

CUPE 1975 again announces its annual Norm Quan Memorial Bursary essay contest.

France-bound academics invited to advise Canadian Embassy

To promote closer cultural relations between Canada and France, the Canadian Embassy in Paris annually prepares a list of Canadian professors who will be in France during their sabbatical or administrative leave.

Super Saturday update

Organizers of the Super Saturday program - a collaboration between the U of S and the Saskatoon Tribal Council that hopes to spark interest in Native children in university education - report progress.

U of S/SIAST Nursing Education Program adopts '2 + 2' model

Revisions to the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) partnership agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and SIAST were approved at the May14 Board of Governors meeting.

Bio-Informatics Unit hosts HIV/AIDS School and Workshop

The University's Bio-Informatics Unit (BU) is currently hosting a week-long International Bio-Informatics School (IBIS) to promote awareness of informatics as an effective tool for data-gathering, analysis, and decision-making in health care.

U of R and Coca-Cola sign exclusivity agreement

The University of Regina has signed an agreement by which Coca-Cola will be its exclusive supplier of cold beverages (excepting dairy and alcohol products) for the next 10 years.

Appointment, search, election, and departure notices

This is the time of year when most administrative position changes or extensions are announced.

University employees invited to shoot for $1 million hole-in-one

Believe it or not, the Saskatchewan Lung Association is offering University employees three free chances at winning a cool $1 million in a golfing competition near the Field House, Monday, July 27, to Sunday, August 2.

An easy Guide for the perplexed photocopier

Ignore copyright laws, and you can be sued, fined, and even sent to jail for copyright infringement.

Administrative Sciences Association to meet here

The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) will hold its 26th annual conference on campus from May 30 to June 2.

Childcare on campus much sought after commodity

While both daycares at the University of Saskatchewan are still enjoying their slower season, daycare officials say that space for the fall is filling up quickly.

Board approves continuation of two-year budget

The University's Board of Governors has agreed to continue with Year Two of a two-year budget approved last spring.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre to charge admission

As of June 1, 1998, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre will be charging admission.

Is home caregiving hard on your health?

The Caregivers Research Committee - consisting of three researchers from the multi-disciplinary Women's Studies Research Unit (WSRU) and two from COPE (Caregivers of Partners Etc.), a caregivers support group - has won a $15,000 grant to conduct research into the effect of caregiving on the health of informal caregivers.

Search committee finalizes position profile for presidency

The Search Committee for President has finalized a draft of the position for president.

Final notes from the editor

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