October 1, 1999 Volume 7, Number 3


GENERAL
INFORMATION:

About OCN


IN THIS PUBLICATION:
Cover
Stories

News
Index

Archives

Around
the Bowl

Coming
Events

Graduate
Students

Letters to
the Editor

Miscellany

Notes
from HRD

Profile

Research

COMING EVENTS

EXTENSION


  • COMPUTER COURSES (3)

    • Introduction to Microsoft Excel for Windows
      You'll learn basic worksheet skills and how to work with data in worksheets. Some experience with Windows 95 an asset.
      2 evenings, Oct. 19 & 21, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., $130 (includes book)


    • Introduction to Internet with Netscape
      When you surf the net, do you get lost in the waves? Discover what's available, and get tips and tricks for tracking it down using Netscape Navigator, the net's most popular internet browser.
      Oct. 28, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., $79


    • Introduction to Microsoft Word for Windows
      Learn to create and edit documents and use character and paragraph formatting using this popular software.
      2 evenings, Nov. 2 & 4, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., $130 (includes book)

    All courses are taught by staff of the Dept. of Computing Services. For more info. on the above courses call Bobbi Mumm at 966-5642.


  • EDUCATIONAL TOURS (2)

    • Churchill, MB & Polar Bears - Travel by car, train, van and tundra buggy! Oct. 17 - 23. Tour leaders: Melanie Elliott, U of S Extension Division, Greg Fenty, Saskatoon Nature Society President. Fee: $1195, incl. train, van, accommodation and meals in Churchill. For info. call Melanie, 5484.


    • Florida Everglades, January 20 - 30, 2000. Swim with manatees, snorkel coral reefs then hike and watch for wildlife. Visit state parks, and national wildlife refuges. Includes snorkelling instruction. Information slide night: Wed., Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m., Room 146 Kirk Hall. For info. call Melanie, 5484.


  • HOME IMPROVEMENTS

    Home Wise: Energy Efficient Home Improvements co-ordinated by GREEN SASKATOON. Sat., Oct. 23, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Room 144 Kirk Hall. Fee: $15 (Max: 100). To register phone or visit MVA, 665-6887 or visit SES home page at www.lights.com/ses


  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROGRAM - WORKSHOPS (3)

    • Fri, Oct. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Strawbale Energy Efficient Homes: Learn how to build low-cost, affordable energy-efficient and attractive homes from a housing expert. Facilitator: Lynn Oliphant. $49.00.

    • Tues., Oct. 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Counselling for Aboriginal Students: This workshop will help counsellors become more effective with counselling First Nations and Aboriginal students within school systems. Facilitator: Charlotte Ross. $89.00.

    • Fri., Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Integrating Aboriginal Content/Literature and Processes into Language Arts Theme Units: Participants will be provided with information about today’s Aboriginal writers for children and young people and will learn to develop Aboriginal Theme units or to integrate Aboriginal content into existing units. Facilitator: Mary Heit. $89.00.


  • INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

    • Graduate Student Teachers’ Series
      Critical Safety Incidents
      Presenter: Barbara Nelson, Chemistry
      Fri., Oct. 22, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

      A session especially designed for graduate students who teach in laboratories. Registration required; to register call 966-5539.

    • Fall Teaching Days

      The following workshops are open to all instructors at the university–faculty, sessionals, and grad. student teachers. Registration required. Call 966-5539.

      • Engaging Students in Large Classes
        Presenter: Isobel Findlay, Management & Marketing
        Fri., Oct. 15, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

      • Effective Classroom Discussion
        Presenter: Pat Rehihan, Educational Administration
        Fri., Nov. 25, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

      For more info. call Eileen at 2735 or visit the Instructional Development website at www.extension.usask.ca/go/IDP


  • UNIVERSITY AT THE LIBRARY

    Tues. from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 3 at the Public Library, Main Branch, the U of S Extension Divi., the Public Library and the Royal Society present a series of lectures by U of S faculty about current areas of research and development at the university.

    • Oct. 26: How Much is Canada Worth to You? How museums are coping with the funding crisis. Presenter: Robert Bruce Shepard, Ph.D.

    • Nov. 30: Whither the University? The relationship between the University of Saskatchewan and its communities. Presenter: U of S president, Peter MacKinnon.


  • WRITING COURSES (3)

    • Creative Writing Fiction I: A hands-on, interactive exploration of the creative process. Effective characterization, "showing not telling", point of view, revising, and the business of publishing. 8 Tuesdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 23, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., $315. Instructor: Judy McCrosky.

    • Creative Writing Fiction II: Explore atmosphere and setting, active and passive voice, internal and external conflict, use of metaphor, different fiction genres. 8 Wednesdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 1, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., $315. Instructor: Judy McCrosky.

    • Creating Poetry Out of Creative Reading: This course explores elements of writing poetry such as generating ideas and material, revision, developing a critical eye. 8 Mondays, Oct. 4 - Nov. 29, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., $275. Instructor: Sylvia Legis.

    For info. call Shannon at 5642.




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