Arts Faculty Newsletter
If you thought October was a busy month, wait 'till you see what's in store for November! Make sure to check out what's happening this month, lots of event this week especially!
What's Happening with the SU?
Be sure to be there with a couple friends, enjoy some delicious treats and hear about what is going to happen with the MacHall renovations!
Your President of the Students' Union, Raphael Jacob, has a short video you should definitely watch to keep updated on how these changes will effect you! By clicking on the title "Presidents' Message", you can watch the video.
Midterms, assignments and presentations- Pretty much the tasks on your agendas during this time of the semester! Thanks to your President and VP Student Life - they have worked on extending hours of TFDL which will remain open until 11:00pm everyday! If you see either of them walking in the hallway, don't feel shy to say hello and strike up a conversation.
We always welcome any students to come by!
Looking for a Part-Time job?
Student Calling Program
The Student Calling Program is a terrific resume builder, takes place in a fun environment and is close to campus! If you are outgoing and would like a great paying job - this is the job for you!
To apply for this job click the link below.
The Students' Union is looking for a student to work as a Research Assistant! You will be conducting research by gathering and analyzing information, preparing notes and locate important information!
The job requires a maximum of 10 hours a week, and pays $12.00/hour. If you are interested in this job click on the link below for more information!
JDC West Team Haskayne is hosting their 3rd annual Chillin’ 4 Charity Fundraiser.
All students, faculty, University staff, and corporate groups are invited to organize teams and jump into a pool of icy cold water while wearing costumes. Team Haskayne JDCW has organized this event in support of the United Way of Calgary and Area’s Community Platform and 211 Campaign. All funds raised will go to the 211 campaign.
Click on the title for more information!
Behind Beards and Burqas
Monday, Nov. 18th 2013 at 5-7pm
Gallery Hall, TFDL - University of Calgary
A speaker, Dr. Amyn Sajoo from British Columbia will be coming to discuss his book "Behind Beards and Burqas". This event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff! If you are interested in attending please RSVP to email@example.com by November 8, 2013!
Dining Etiquette Dinner
Wednesday, Nov. 13th 2013 at 5:30-7:30pm
906 8 Avenue SW
To register, click on the link below!
Arts Industry Panel
There will be 5 panelists; District Managers, Visual Merchandisers, Human Resources Staff etc. from the top 5 companies in Canada!
This event is taking place on March 6, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the Arts Lounge in Social Sciences!
The focus of this event is to show how your Bachelor of Arts Degree can be worth more than it seems. Remaining a manager of a retail store in the Mall should not be your only option, there are always ways to increase your opportunities and to step further up on the ladder of success!
The Calgary World Health Organization (CalWHO) simulation will be held at the university's Foothills campus on November 9-11th. All university students are invited to register and participate in this global health conference. At CalWHO students choose a country and represent that country as delegates and deliberate on health policy. They will also learn a great deal about global health from a speaker series featuring:
-David Hall, DVM, PhD
-Hude Quan, MD, PhD
-Tommy Ka Nit Ngai, M. Eng, PhD
The registration fee is $60, and can be waived if it is an issue for some students. See www.calwho.org for more information.
Want to have a great time and help support the student experience in your Faculty? The Faculty of Arts Students' Association is co-hosting a fundraising cabaret with the Engineering Students' Society! The annual VA (theme this year is 'Vegas Alberta') Cabaret is being held at Cowboys on November 22nd, and your $10 ticket gets you party bus transportation from the University and no line or cover once you're there. As this is a fundraising event, Cowboys is donating $14 per ticket that will go directly towards holding events in the Arts Faculty that focus on building community and pride in the Faculty!
Dear U of C undergrads-
The university is currently developing a framework and strategic plan around learning technologies and how those technologies are used in learning and teaching across the U of C campus. This framework will affect the ways that professors use technologies both inside and outside the classroom and where resources (financial and otherwise) are directed. The framework will affect your learning experiences and perhaps in the future, your teaching and research experiences as well. The survey is very short (it should take under 10 minutes to complete) and it is your opportunity to let the decision makers of our university know what works for you and what doesn’t. I would encourage you to take the time to fill it out, and if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SU Vice President Academic
To access the survey, click on the title "Learning Technologies Task Force Survey"
Events that occur on a weekly basis are:
Cinemania - Every Monday, new and entertaining movies will be shown in That Empty Space. Showtimes are 5:30pm and 8:00pm with Free Admission and unlimited popcorn for $2 for all University of Calgary students!
The Students' Union also provides something we like to call "5 days of Fitness" :
Spin Classes - Every Monday
Yoga in the Space - Free admission for all those who want to join! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30pm-1:30pm and every Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm in That Empty Space.
Boot Camp - Every Friday
Stay healthy and active to help de-stress during the busy academic year!
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Thursday, Nov. 28th 2013 at 11am-2pm
402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest
The Students’ Union Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) gives students an opportunity to showcase your research alongside other undergraduate researchers from across campus.
The centerpiece of URS is a research poster competition held in MacEwan Hall at the end of November. Students selected to present their projects during the event are eligible to receive a number of awardsranging from $500 to $1,000. The event recognizes achievements in a variety of areas and across all faculties.