Weekly Briefs: Feb. 11 – 15, 2019

New courses

Two new courses were approved including FNAR-1733: Introduction to Musical Theatre and FNAR-1743: Musical Literacy for Actors and Dancers. HMRT-1003: Introduction to Human Rights was also approved as a three-credit course.

New awards

Three new awards were approved including the School of Education Bursary, the St. Thomas University Entrance Award for Outstanding Scholar Athlete and the Lawrence Durling Memorial Award for Athletes.

Lawrence Durling was vice-president finance and administration at St. Thomas University from 1991 to 2011. He died on Nov. 8, 2018.

Academic calendar approved

The calendar dates for the 2019-2020 academic year were approved. The fall reading week will be Nov. 11 to 15.

Book launch

History professor Julia Torrie is launching her new book, German Soldiers and the Occupation of France, 1940-1944, on Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda. Torrie’s book focuses on the everyday lives of German soldiers in France, as they were expected to explore the country while also occupying it.

Free concert

The University of New Brunswick has rescheduled its free concert called Love’s Sorrows: Music of Heartbreak & Longer for Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Musician Heather Fyffe will perform piano works by famous composers including Liszt, Brahms and Rachmaninov in an hour-long performance.

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