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April 2014

Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union Newsletter

HELLO MYSTICS! Message from the SU President:

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President’s Message

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#LoveIsLove

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SU Updates

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Varsity & Athletics

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Campus Updates

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Keep in Touch

Hello Mystics! April’s here! Just a week left of classes, a few exams, and you’ll finally get your much deserved summer! Just want to take the time to congratulate everyone who ran in the elections last month, very impressive candidates. Congratulations as well for our incoming Executive: Tyler Bechard, Justin Corcoran, and your incoming President, Paul Whyte! There’s still lots going on this month, so mark your calendars! With exams coming up, we will be running our Wellness Week during the week of the 7th, which will feature FREE massages, yoga, Zumba, pancakes, and more! We’ll also be doing another contest through our Facebook page for another exam survival kit! We’ll also be having our Last Class Bash on Wednesday, April 9th, at Vinnie’s! Does your class, society, or program want to celebrate the end of the year together? If you have a big enough group interested in celebrating together at Vinnie’s during exam period, let us know now! We may just be able to re-open our doors! This will be the last message you receive from me so I want to say that it’s been extremely rewarding working for you all these past two years. I have confidence in Paul and the rest of the Executive team moving forward and will be watching closely to see the organization move even further next year. Until we meet again, Mystics. Zach Gallant

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April 2014

MSVU Library Extended Hours!

STUDENTS’ UNION UPDATES Employment Opportunities

Here is an updated schedule of the new Night Owl schedule for the Library. Study... Study Hard.

The Students' Union is now accepting applications for the following student management positions:

• Monday - Friday, April 7 - 11: 8:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. • Saturday, April 12: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Sunday, April 13: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. • Monday - Wednesday, April 14 - 16: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. • Thursday, April 17: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. • Friday, April 18 (Good Friday): 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. • Saturday, April 19: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday): 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday): 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. • Tuesday - Thursday, April 22 - 24: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Friday, April 25: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SHINERAMA AND SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR Full-Time Student Summer Position, May - August 2014 30 - 35 hours per week

Some services may not be available but you are welcome to study as long as you want!

Full job descriptions as well as application deadlines are now posted online at: http://mountstudents.ca/services/awards/jobs/

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WELLNESS CENTRE MANAGER for MSVUSU Wellness Centre and Wellness Pantry Part-Time Student Management Position Starting late August for the 2014 Academic Year MARKETING MANAGER Part-Time Student Management Position Starting late August for the 2014 Academic Year FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSISTANT MANAGER for Vinnie's Pub/Crow 'N Go Snack Bar/Crows Nest Lounge Part-Time Student Management Position Starting late August for the 2014 Academic Year


April 2014

STUDENTS’ UNION UPDATES A. Garnet Brown Student Awards Gala

We are so incredibly fortunate at Mount Saint Vincent University to have so many talented, passionate and amazing students. Awards night was just a small example of the great things Mount students are accomplishing. Thank you to everyone who attended and came out to honor our students. Your support of student athletics, leadership and initiative is sincerely appreciated. The full list of deserving award recipients is on the following page.

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April 2014

2014 A. Garnet Brown Student Awards Gala - Award Recipients

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April 2014

STUDENTS’ UNION UPDATES Orientation Leaders 2014

Orientation 2014 Meeting We're looking for the next Mount Orientation Leaders! There will be a #2014MTeam meeting and focus group visioning session this coming Friday, April 4th for new and returning leaders. If you have already applied or still want to, this is for you! Vinnie’s Pub Specials: Monday: Nacho Night Tuesday: Slider Deals Wednesday: Pizza Specials Thursday: Wing Night Upcoming Events: April 1: Trivia April 3: Karaoke April 4: Video Dance Party April 9: Last Class Bash

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9 Wednesday, April 9 Celebrate the end of the 2013-2014 year at Vinnie’s Pub!

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April 2014

STUDENTS’ UNION UPDATES Celebrating Compassion at the Mount

On April 1st, the Mount Cares and Wellness Centre celebrated all our compassionate work we do here on campus. Essentially, it was a day to celebrate us, with food and presentations. The MSVUSU signed a proclamation and commitment to become the first compassionate organization in Atlantic Canada and the first compassionate Students’ Union in the world. We call upon all of us to gather our energies, hearts and spirits to help the Mount Student Union be a `Compassionate Student Union`. May the Mount campus become an even more welcoming, inclusive and caring space for all. www.msvu.ca/MountCare

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April 2014

ATHLETICS & RECREATION Mount Fitness Centre

Spring Fitness Classes Now offering ‘Core Essentials – Finding Balance’ on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday Mornings! New spring/summer fitness schedule: http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/community/athleticsrecreation/fitnesscentre/schedule.aspx

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April 2014

ATHLETICS & RECREATION Mount Fitness Centre

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April 2014

ATHLETICS & RECREATION Mount Fitness Centre Spring/Summer Active Living classes Many programs are just beginning! Mount students receive 50% off Active Living and Welness Classes: Kickboxing, Aikido, Yoga, Pilates, Karate, Salsa Dance, African Drumming, and more! Visit us online at: http://www.msvu.ca/ en/home/community/athleticsrecreation/ fitnesscentre/instructionalprograms/ default.aspx

May Graduating Students Summer Membership Congratulations Class of 2014! Don’t forget, your Mount Fitness Centre membership does not expire until August 2014!

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April 2014

ATHLETICS & RECREATION Mount Fitness Centre Employment: Fall 2014 The Athletics & Recreation Office is now accepting applications for: 1.

ARFA Staff (Fitness Centre Desk)

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Fitness Instructors and Weight Room Trainers

Submit your resume to mount.fitnesss@msvu.ca

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April 2014

CAMPUS UPDATES Business Administration and Tourism & Hospitality Management To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, the World Heritage Tourism Research Network (WHTRN) is proud to host "A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1914-1918): REMEMBRANCE, COMMEMORATION AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY," May 15-17, 2014, at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS. A key feature of the event will be a Youth Session with presentations and panel discussion by students about "Why We Should Remember." For more information contact Dr. Wanda George at: wanda.george@msvu.ca or Dr. Mallika Das at mallika.das@msvu.ca or you can visit http://www.whtrn.ca/SymposiumFirstWorldWar.aspx. Distance Learning Effective this Spring, Distance Learning Summer Session 1 Courses will commence Monday May 5th the same day campus Summer Session 1 courses commence.

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April 2014

CAMPUS UPDATES Spiritual Life Centre On April 1, Mount CARES put on a celebration of compassion. We reflected on the compassionate acts that happened on campus throughout the academic year and explored what we could do to foster a more compassionate university. To follow up with the event check out the webpage at www.msvu.ca/mountcares and like our Facebook page (Facebook.com/mountcares) for updates on the group! Also, check out the pages for information on our new project, Random Acts of Compassion! The Spiritual Life Centre would like to thank the Mount CARES leadership team, Allison McBride, Janelle AuCoin, Nik Phillips, Sarah Cornelia, Peiyan Fan, Elizabeth Tachie and Michelle Greencorn for all of their hard work in preparation for the Compassion Celebration and for fostering a compassionate university throughout the year!

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April 2014

CAMPUS UPDATES Graduate Student Recruitment Office

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April 2014

CAMPUS UPDATES Canadian Studies Society Greetings from the Canadian Studies Society! Thank you for all your support in attending the Last Class Bash at the Fireside and we hope everyone had a great year and Congratulations to all Grads! For those returning in the fall, there are scholarships we want to mention, see below: MARIAL MOSHER CANADIAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIPS As a result of the generous donation from the late Dr. Marial Mosher, students taking Canadian Studies at MSVU are now eligible for three new scholarship opportunities: the Marial Mosher Canadian Studies Scholarship; the Marial Mosher Canadian Studies Travel Award; and the Marial Mosher Canadian Studies Award. Awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Political and Canadian Studies, first preference is to students majoring in Canadian Studies (CANA); next preference is to students with a Canadian Studies (CANA) Concentration; third preference is students with a Canadian Studies (CANA) minor and fourth preference to students with a minimum of two units of study in courses with a CANA designation. There may be more than one recipient. For more information you can contact the Canadian Studies Society. Office located on the 5th floor in Seton across from class 503 or the Department of Political and Canadian Studies. Thank you so much, Cherise Hart, President Canadian Studies Society

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April 2014

CAMPUS UPDATES Mount Recruitment Team Be a Student Ambassador with the Mount Recruitment Team! The Mount Student Ambassadors offer extensive support to the Recruitment Officers as they connect with, and provide personalized experiences to prospective students and their families. This volunteer position offers you the opportunity to take part in active recruiting initiatives, and behind-the-scenes efforts. As a Student Ambassador, you can expect to: Give campus tours & volunteer at Recruitment events Meet prospective students at high school and college visits Networks with Mount community members Time Commitment: Average of 5 hours per month, September 2014 – April 2015. If you have a passion for sharing your love of the Mount with others, then apply today! Please submit your resume which should outline past work and volunteer experience, including any extracurricular activities you have been involved in at the Mount. In person to: Katie Skinner Communications, Marketing, & Student Recruitment Office Evaristus Hall, 227 Via email: student.ambassador@msvu.ca For more information, please visit msvu.ca/studentambassadors Deadline for Application: April 11, 2014 16


April 2014

CAMPUS UPDATES MSVU Art Gallery presents

Voices in Longitude and Latitude video installation by Marnina & Noam Gonick 22 March through 11 May 2014 Voices in Longitude and Latitude is a video installation about the aspirations of teen-aged girls in four communities— Inuit in Kugluktuk, Nunavut; trans-gender in Halifax; Jewish in Toronto; and Congolese, Rwandan, Ethiopian and Sudanese immigrants in Winnipeg. The girls, aged 13 to 23, appear in a 17-minute, four-screen projection. Shot (Marnina and Noam Gonick , Voices in Longitude and Latitude, fouron location, the video and audio components screen video installation 2014 - video stills courtesy of the artists) masterfully combine landscape and urban imagery with cinema verit-Ê-style footage and studio interviews with the girls. This exhibition represents the first collaboration between siblings Noam Gonick, the renowned Winnipeg filmmaker, and Dr. Marnina Gonick, Canada Research Chair in Gender at Mount Saint Vincent University. Their joint work provides insight into the question of how audio-visual media can open new possibilities, questions and ways of knowing in social research. CONVERSATION WITH THE GONICKS & OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, 22 March, 2 to 4pm Meet the artists and hear a discussion with curator Ingrid Jenkner. Reception to follow sponsored by MSVU Women's Studies.

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Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union Newsletter

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SU Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with our events, contests, and more. facebook.com/MSVUSU

Follow us on twitter to stay informed with what’s going on campus and how you can win prizes. @MSVUSU

Find out more about upcoming events, societies, services for students, & current contests all in one place on our website. mountstudents.ca

If you have any questions, you can just text 1-902-809-MSVU (6788)

You are always welcome to bring your questions or concerns directly to Students’ Union. Rosaria Student Centre, 118

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