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What’s Up

WEEK OF APRIL 24-28, 2017

What’s Up is an information bulletin with news of student-related on-campus events. Students are encouraged to make a habit of reading What’s Up, as they are responsible for knowing the academic content it contains, such as information about academic procedures, deadlines and exams. The submission deadline is 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays via the What’s Up submission form.

Tuesday, April 25

12:45-2 p.m., Student Lounge, Marianopolis Muslim Students Association Islamic Awareness Day. Come hear from your fellow students in the Muslim Students Association what Islam actually is and what it stands for. There will also be free food.

12:45-2 p.m., A-319, Third World Studies and Native Studies Certificates, “Fighting for King and Country under the Wrong Flag: Six Nations Soldiers and Haudenosaunee Sovereignty in World War I:”  All welcome to this presentation by Dr. Genevieve Renard Painter on how Canada was shaped during World War I in the space between the sovereignty of Indigenous nations and rule by the British Empire. Dr. Painter has practiced aboriginal and constitutional law and worked as a human rights advocate for organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the International Criminal Court.

Thursday, April 27

12:45-2 p.m., A-104, Ping Pong Club weekly practice. Everyone is welcome to come join us to play some ping pong.

1-2:15 p.m., Student Lounge, Birthday Bash! Celebrate everyone’s birthday with a throwback event! Take a trip back to your childhood birthday parties with fun games and activities. There will also be a magician, a face painter, a balloon artist, and delicious treats.

UPCOMING

April 30 is the deadline for the South Asian Women’s Community Centre’s essay-writing contest, open to young people ages 14-19. The topic is “What does feminism mean to me.” For more information, MIO Prof. Dolores Chew.

Interested in showing your artwork at the College? ArtsFest runs April 24-May 12. We are looking for your drawings, paintings, collages, digital artwork and 3D work to show on the corridor walls and in the Library. All students, regardless of program of study, are welcome to submit work. Please MIO Selena Liss or stop by her office, I-402. She will give you further information and let you know where and when to drop off your artworks.

May 4, 12:45-2:15 p.m., Student Lounge, MSU Congress Inside Ride fundraiser for young people with cancer. Join us for this ultimate cycling challenge for charity! All donation money goes to On the Tip of the Toes, a foundation that helps young cancer patients. More information can be found online. Sign up individually or in teams of six on www.marianopolis.theinsideride.com. This activity counts for ponderation.

May 5 is the deadline to register for the June 10-11 Native Studies Certificate overnight field trip in a longhouse at the Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha interpretation center in St. Anicet. Open to all students, it will cost a maximum $132.20. For more information, please see Profs. R. Levine (B-424), A. Khatchadourian (B-428) or P. Barbone (B-402).

The  All-Girls Summer Engineering and Technology Program runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4-July 14 at Concordia University’s Sir George Williams Campus. This free two-week program provides hands-on engineering experience for students in grades 9 to 11 and first year of CEGEP (2016-2017 school year). With design challenges, interactive labs and informative activities, GirlSET aims to encourage young women to pursue engineering as a career choice. The program is divided into 10-15 sessions with a new topic and discipline each session, giving students a thorough glimpse of engineering as a discipline. Spots are limited. For more information go online or email girlset@encs.concordia.ca.

The AGBU Scholarship Program for students of Armenian descent is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. Learn more.

Interested in taking part in an Arctic expedition this summer? Find out how by visiting studentsonice.com.

REMINDERS

The Learning Resources Centre is seeking peer and alumni tutors in a variety of disciplines for the fall 2017 semester. For more information on this rewarding opportunity or to apply, please go online or drop by F-317 and speak with the friendly staff.

Counselling tip of the week: at the core of healthy conflict management is communication. However, we often face the problem where we do not listen to understand; rather we listen to reply.  Understanding how we communicate and how to become better active listeners will help us to be more effective in resolving conflict. To learn more, check out the psychoeducation board for communication tips or speak to a counselor by booking an appointment via Omnivox.

“Herstory in History: Women’s History Club is seeking a club executive for next semester to carry on the club’s feminist initiatives. Please contact Charlotte Huebner via MIO or Facebook if interested.

In need of some academic support? Visit us at the Learning Resources Centre (F-317) for more information on our peer and alumni tutoring service. Apply in person or online at marianopolis.edu/peertutoring

Are you struggling with pre-calculus concepts? Come talk to the Mathematics Monitor and get help before the problem compounds exponentially! Drop in at F-314 every Activity Period or book an appointment.

Need help with school subjects or homework? Have your questions answered by fellow Marianopolites who have been in your position on the Marianopolis Study Forum! Return the favour by answering their questions in turn! Visit students.marianopolis.edu/marioforum, hosted by the Marianopolis Study Forum Club, to create your account and get your answers today.

SPORTS

Team practices take place in the Gym at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Team Day
Men’s basketball Monday and Wednesday
Women’s basketball Monday and Wednesday
Men’s volleyball Tuesday and Thursday
Women’s volleyball Tuesday and Thursday
Women's badminton Tuesday 7:30 and Friday