29-Sept-2015

In this newsletter:

  • Education Clothing
  • Scent Free Campus
  • PEI Literacy Alliance
  • Time to Write Retreat
  • Clips from Colleagues
  • Historical Studies in Education
  • World Teacher Day

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EDUCATION CLOTHING

The Education Society will be selling Education clothing in the student lounge from 29-Sept-2015 to 01-Oct-2015 from approximately 11:40am to 2:20pm.  Clothing items will include t-shirts, baseball t-shirts, crew neck sweaters, hoodies, and sweatpants.  Sample items will be available.

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SCENT FREE CAMPUS

The University of Prince Edward Island is a scent-free campus.

Eliminating the use of scented personal care products is a matter of courtesy to those whom we share our indoor work and study environments.  Some individuals have serious health affects when exposed to scented products so we ask that staff, faculty, students, and visitors of UPEI refrain from using all scented products such as perfumes, colognes, lotions, air fresheners, hair products, etc.

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PEI LITERACY ALLIANCE

On 15-Sept-2015, Dean Ron MacDonald became new board chairman for the PEI Literacy Alliance. The Alliance is celebrating their 25th year this year, and has done much to advance literacy in the province through their programs. Over the years the support provided by he Alliance has included providing free tutoring to over 10,000 elementary school children, awarding $134,000 in bursaries to adult learners, and distributing 3,500 children’s books.

Ron recently joined Roseanne Gauthier (past ELC Librarian extraordinaire) to sell newspapers in support of the Alliance’s Raise a Reader campaign.

Raise-a-Reader2015PS: Roseanne says “Hi guys! I miss all of you! (Most of you, at least.) You should totally visit the public library. Just saying. We’re kind of awesome.”

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TIME TO WRITE RETREAT

Registration is now open for the November 11-15 offering of Time to Write: UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.

The retreat will be at the Marshlands Inn in Sackville, New Brunswick. The cost to each participant is $200, and includes accommodation, meals and snacks during the retreat.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer.

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CLIPS FROM COLLEAGUES

(Shared by Tim) – 7th Annual Nichola Goddard Foundation Fundraising Dinner

Sally and I, along with our honourary chairperson, Wes MacAleer, would like to invite friends and colleagues to the 7th Annual Nichola Goddard Foundation fundraiser, which this year will be on Saturday 14 November 2015 at the APM Centre in Cornwall. We are thrilled that Colin and John Angus MacDonald of The Trews will be our guest speakers.

Chef Guy LeClair has volunteered once again to cook a three course dinner – he has been a great supporter of past events. As usual, our intrepid team of volunteers will serve. There will be a silent auction with some interesting items – some which we already have in hand and a number that are still being collected. The menu and the list of items for the silent auction will be circulated prior to the event.

Tickets can be purchased for $125 online (click here) or by cheque, made payable to the Nichola Goddard Foundation and mailed to 45 Parkside Drive, Charlottetown PE C1E 1N1. A tax deductible receipt for $90 will be provided for each ticket purchased.

Should you require an invoice or further information, please contact Sally or me by phone (902) 569 5665 or by email.

If you are unable to attend, please consider buying a ticket anyway – we will find a good person to fill the seat!

We look forward to seeing you on November 14. Thank you,

Tim

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HISTORICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION

Historical Studies in Education is a peer-revieweed, open-access, bilingual journal that publishes articles on every aspect of education, from pre-school to university education, on informal as well as formal education, and on methodological and historiographical issues. The Fall 2015 issue is now available on line.

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WORLD TEACHER DAY

apple-buttonOctober 5th is World Teacher Day!  This coming Monday, we would like to celebrate your contribution to the teaching profession!  Please join us for coffee and apple pie at 11:30am in the staff/faculty lounge (Memorial 409).

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