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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, October 17, 1997

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Official opening of the Nobel Plaza set for October 24

The Nobel Plaza, honoring the two Nobel laureates with U of S connections, will be officially opened during a ceremony in front of the old Administration Building, Friday, October 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

University closes Convocation Hall for six to eight weeks

Last week, Paul Juneau, assistant v-p (facilities management), decided to close Convocation Hall when new evidence of deteriorating support pillars in the old Administration Building was brought to his attention.

VIDO receives $2.8 million in guaranteed provincial funding agreement

The University's Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) will receive guaranteed funding from the province to a maximum of $2.8 million over the next four years.

Engineering doctoral student dies in plane crash

The U of S suffered a tragic loss on October 4 when Martin Hoetzel, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, died in a single-engine plane crash near Vanscoy.

Maclean's ranks Canadian law schools, plans seventh ranking of universities in November

The October 6 issue of Maclean's carries a cover feature ranking Canada's 16 law schools - an off-shoot of the magazine's annual (since 1991) ranking of the country's universities.


Convocation News

1997 Fall Convocation set

The University will hold its annual Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 25, in the Centennial Auditorium.

U of S alumnus to receive Earned Doctor of Science degree

The University will award an Earned Doctor of Science degree to Dr. Wayne Evans , currently professor of environmental science at Trent University, Peterborough, ON.

Soil scientist to receive Research Award

Dr. Ming Huang, of the Department of Soil Science, will receive the University's Distinguished Researcher Award at Fall Convocation.

Administrative assistant wins President's Service Award

The second 1997 winner of the President's Service Award, established three years ago to "recognize staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the learning and working environments of the University," is Jacquie Fraser, administrative assistant in the Department of History.

Sociology professor wins Master Teacher Award

The latest recipient of the University's Master Teacher Award is Professor David Hay, of the Department of Sociology.

Classicist to receive honorary DLitt degree at Convocation

Professor Desmond Conacher, who began his scholarly career at the University of Saskatchewan, where he taught in the Department of Classics from 1947 until 1958, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree next week.

Saskatoon couple to receive Alumni Achievement Award

The 1997 Alumni Award of Achievement is being awarded jointly to a community-minded couple - Hartley Fredeen, BSA'43, MSc'51, and Margaret (Stephens-Newsham) Fredeen, BSN'47 - who are now living in retirement in Saskatoon.

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