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Posted on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
Tweet:  "Those Splendid Girls" book launch—October 23

Over 115 Prince Edward Island women served as nurses in the First World War. They were full-blooded, complex women living in a tumultuous time in our history, doing their duty on distant battlefields. Their courage, and the courage of all Canadian nurses, is saluted in a powerful new book about wartime nursing called Those Splendid Girls, published by Island Studies Press at UPEI. The book will be launched on Thursday, October 23 at the Carriage House of Beaconsfield at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
Tweet:  Chemistry 483 students present Chemistry Fair on October 25

Join UPEI Chemistry 483 students on Saturday, October 25 as they celebrate Chemistry Week by hosting a chemistry fair. There will be a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities for all to enjoy, including rainbow flames, elephant’s toothpaste, making slime, and testing the pH levels of household materials.

The event will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 225. All are welcome to attend; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI names Huggan as Director of Athletics and Recreation

The University of Prince Edward Island has announced Chris Huggan as its new Director of Athletics and Recreation after a community-based search process.

Huggan will direct the Department of Athletics and Recreation, which includes nine varsity teams, numerous club teams, and intramural and fitness programming, along with the management of state-of-the-art facilities such as UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place, Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, and Artificial Turf Field. UPEI has almost 200 student-athletes competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) system.

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Posted on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014
Tweet:  Athletes of the Week—October 13–19

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of October 13–19 are Katherine Koughan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Katherine Koughan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer

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Posted on Monday, 20 October, 2014
Tweet:  Ivan Coyote—Public reading on October 23

Ivan Coyote, award-winning author of eight collections of short stories, one novel, three CDs, and four short films will be on campus on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 pm to present a public lecture. Coyote, also a renowned columnist and sought-after performer will provide a free public talk, Q&A session, and book signing, in UPEI’s K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 104.

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Posted on Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Tweet:  Four Pianists, Eight Hands: The Piano Collective

On Sunday, October 26 at 2:30 pm, the UPEI Music Department will play host to a “triple header” at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The “Piano Collective,” a group of four pianists playing eight-hand music on two pianos will make their debut in a performance featuring beloved music of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, and Bizet.

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Posted on Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Tweet:  Pianist Heather Taves presents “Come From Away” at UPEI

Heather Taves returns home to PEI and to the UPEI Music Department on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm where she will present her solo piano recital, “Come From Away.”

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Posted on Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI duo sees success at first case competition of semester

The first case competition of the semester took place at Mount Saint Vincent University as the Nova Scotia institution hosted the 44th annual Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) Conference, September 26–28. UPEI’s dynamic duo of Cody Dawson and Alex Khan took home third place in the ASB Case Competition.

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Posted on Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Tweet:  Seventh annual Connecting Aboriginal Cultures Festival

UPEI’s seventh annual Connecting Aboriginal Cultures Festival will take place Monday, October 20–24, in support of Mi’kmaq History Month. The week’s activities will celebrate the Aboriginal and Mi’kmaq culture through singing, traditional drumming and dancing, and learning.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 October, 2014
Tweet:  Athletes of the Week—October 6–12

The UPEI Panther Male Athlete of the Week for the week of October 6–12 is Mavric Parks, Men’s Hockey. UPEI women’s varsity teams did not compete in weekend games. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Mavric Parks, Men’s Hockey

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 October, 2014
Tweet:  Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament action begins October 17

The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts begins on Friday, October 17 with eight basketball teams from across Canada competing in the annual three-day event.

The UPEI Men’s Basketball team will tip off against Saint Mary’s University, Holland College, and Crandall University, while the UPEI Women’s Basketball team will take on the University of Ottawa, Bishop’s University, and Cape Breton University.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 October, 2014
Tweet:  "Those Splendid Girls" book available October 18

Over 115 Prince Edward Island women served as nurses in the First World War. They were full-blooded, complex women living in a tumultuous time in our history, doing their duty on distant battlefields. Their courage, and the courage of all Canadian nurses, is saluted in a powerful new book about wartime nursing called Those Splendid Girls, published by Island Studies Press at UPEI.

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 October, 2014
Tweet:  Attention: 2012 Graduates’ Survey

Did you graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from UPEI in 2012? If so, you could fill out a survey to win $500!

Students who have graduated from a Maritime university in 2012 are invited to complete a confidential survey conducted by the independent research firm, Advanis, on behalf of the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, in collaboration with UPEI. Ten prizes worth $500 each are available.

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Posted on Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
Tweet:  Athletes of the Week—September 29–October 5

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 29–October 5 are Lacey MacLauchlan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Lacey MacLauchlan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer

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Posted on Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers add high-scoring forward Marcus Power

The UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers have landed the second-leading scorer in last year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the addition of Marcus Power of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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