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College of Home Economics Class of 1982

The College of Home Economics Class of 1982 held its 25 Year reunion on August 10 - 12, 2007. Fifteen alumni attended the reunion, which was held at the Moose Jaw Temple Garden Spa.

Home EC

Back row: Betty Gibbon (Russell), Nora Perillat (Westblom), Patti Martens (Clark), Doris Wyatt (Hamilton), Audrey Ens, Suzanne Mahaffey (McCormick), Leslie Hussman (Clark), Laureen Bennett (Haas). Front row: Joanne Hill-Dunn, Cheryl Thompson (Lys), Elaine Andres, Laura Friesen (Ottenbreit), Mary Jane Pfeifer (Chisholm), Nancy Epp, Faye Seymour


1950's Alumni living in B.C. reminisce about U of S

On November 4, 2007 fourteen U of S alumni from the 1950's now living in B.C. got together for a luncheon and reunion in the home of Clifford and Jeanette Ratzlaff of Abbotsford, B.C. Together, they enjoyed good food, happy reminiscing, laughter, and even tears as they shared some of their experiences since then. In the words of one attendee, Dr. Jake Dick, " Our alma mater came out looking very good during our most enjoyable time together." He graciously provided these pictures from their reunion.

L-R Barb and Clarence Bonnet, Cliff Ratzlaff, Eric Lowe, Georgette and Lloyd Makaroff, Irene Dick, Mary and Art Hindamarsh

L-R Barb and Clarence Bonnet, Cliff Ratzlaff, Eric Lowe, Georgette and Lloyd Makaroff, Irene Dick, Mary and Art Hindamarsh



L-R Jeanette (Anderson) Ratzlaff, Art Henderson, Harvey Wiebe

L-R Jeanette (Anderson) Ratzlaff, Art Henderson, Harvey Wiebe



Jake and Irene Dick

Jake and Irene Dick


AT THE BRANCHES

In celebration of the University of Saskatchewan's 100th Anniversary in 2007, the U of S Alumni Association branches were very active. The Toronto Branch, in particular, had a number of activities ranging from attendance at a Blue Jays baseball game to a Cirque du Soleil performance, both in September.

On September 15, Philadelphia group kicked off their newly formed branch with lunch at the Iron Hill Brewery and the Central Vancouver Island Branch celebrated the University's Centenary in Parksville, also a lunch, with guest speaker Dean Emerita Lynne Pearson.

November saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders taking home a Grey Cup Title with Toronto and Ottawa Branches decked in green and white, cheering on the champions at local pubs.

President MacKinnon was also busy in October and November touring parts of Canada, Toronto and Ottawa being two of the locations. A west coast visit took him to Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna. Closer to home, this year's President's Provincial Tour destinations included Estevan and Regina.

For more information on branch events in your area, including President's Tours, please visit our website at www.usask.ca/alumni/events.

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UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS

FEBRUARY

Friday February 15th, 2008
Inter-University Capital Alumni Network (ICAN) presents Ottawa 67s vs Belleville Bulls Hockey Game
Location: Ottawa, ON
Pre-Game Party 5:00pm - Arrow and Loon Restaurant (corner of Bank Street & Fifth Avenue)
Followed by Hockey Game at 7:30pm - Ottawa Civic Centre
Tickets: $10.00/each must be pre-ordered by contacting Davyd Balloch at dballoch@ottawa67s.com or 613-232-6767 ext 239

Thursday February 28th, 2008
The Fourth Annual Pan-Canadian Alumni Gala in Atlanta, GA
Hosted by The Canadian Consulate General in Atlanta
Keynote Speaker: Daniel J. Levitin, McGill University Professor and author of This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, 75 Fourteenth St, Atlanta, GA at 6:30 pm
Tickets: $85.00/person (includes cocktail reception, 3 course dinner, keynote address, entertainment "Canadian Jazz Café", and valet parking)
Suggested Dress: Business or Cocktail Attire
Reservation Deadline: February 21, 2008, but RSVP early by going to www.eRSVP.com/r/event6218 as space is limited!

MARCH

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Pharmacy, Nutrition & Home Economics Alumni
Join fellow alumni and Dean Dennis Gorecki for an evening of reminiscing.
Location: Vancouver, BC

Please visit the Pharmacy and Nutrition alumni activities webpage at www.usask.ca/pharmacy-nutrition/alumni/activities for more information or call Lisa Green, College Development Officer at (306) 966-5823.

CIS Championships March 7 -9


Monday March 11th, 2008
College of Medicine event for alumni and spouses in Rochester and area
Hosted by Dean of Medicine Dr. Bill Albritton
Location: Sontes Restaurant 4- 3rd Street SW
Cocktails at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6pm

Wednesday March 13th, 2008
College of Medicine event for alumni and spouses in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hosted by Dean of Medicine Dr. Bill Albritton
Location: 4- 3rd Street SW
Cocktails at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6pm

Grand Opening March 14

Thursday March 27th, 2008
School of Physical Therapy and College of Medicine event for alumni and spouses in Calgary Alberta
Hosted by Dean of Medicine Dr. Bill Albritton and Associate Dean of School of Physical Therapy, Dr. Liz Harrison,
Location: The Opera Room in Teatro Restaurant
Reception from 5-7pm

For more information on any College of Medicine events, please contact Verity Moore-Wright, Development Officer at (306) 966-1786 or verity.moore-wright@usask.ca

APRIL

Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Pharmacy, Nutrition & Home Economics Alumni
Join fellow alumni and Dean Dennis Gorecki for an evening of reminiscing.
Location: Calgary, AB

Please visit the Pharmacy and Nutrition alumni activities webpage at www.usask.ca/pharmacy-nutrition/alumni/activities for more information or call Lisa Green, College Development Officer at (306) 966-5823.

Saturday April 26th, 2008
All-Canada Alumni Dinner in Washington, DC
Hosted by Carleton University
Location: National Press Club (Ballroom), 529-14th ST NW, Washington, DC
5:30 Reception, 6:30 Dinner, keynote address to follow
Tickets: $70.00/person (includes pre-dinner reception, 3 course dinner, keynote address, entertainment)
Suggested Dress: Business or Cocktail Attire
Register online at http://dccanadianalumni.com. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today.
For additional information, please contact Alumni Services, Carleton University at cu_proud@carleton.ca or 1-866-CU-PROUD (1-866-287-7683).

MAY

Saturday May 3rd, 2008
College of Medicine event for alumni, spouses and friends in Montreal, Quebec
Hosted by Dean of Medicine Dr. Bill Albritton
Location: Sheraton Centre (part of the Association of Faculties of Medicine conference)
Reception from 5-7pm

Friday May 9th, 2008
College of Medicine event for alumni and spouses in Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Dean of Medicine Dr. Bill Albritton
Location: Academy of Spherical Arts
Reception from 5-7pm

For more information on any College of Medicine events, please contact Verity Moore-Wright, Development Officer at (306) 966-1786 or verity.moore-wright@usask.ca

May 23rd to 24th, 2008
College of Commerce
Class of 1983 - 25th Reunion
Location: Saskatoon, SK
For more information, contact Marty Meloche at (306) 566-7403 or email: marty.meloche@concentrafinancial.ca

JUNE

June 13th - 14th, 2008
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Class of 1968 Reunion
In conjunction with the Buck Staples Memorial Golf Tournament
Location: Radium Resort Golf Course, Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

For more information, contact Don Hannis at (403) 804-5441 or email: dhannis@nucleus.com

Wednesday June 18th - Saturday June 21st, 2008
Highlights in Medicine Conference
For COM alumni Classes invited for reunion activities include all members of classes graduating before 1956, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 1998.
Location: Saskatoon Sheraton Cavalier

For more information on Highlights in Medicine, please contact Annette Horvath, Alumni/Communications Officer at (306) 966-8864.

June 19th - 21st, 2008
University of Saskatchewan Annual Alumni Honoured Years Reunion
For all college years of: 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963 and 1968, as well as all college years from 1928 to 1947
Location: Saskatoon, SK

For more information, visit: http://www.usask.ca/alumni/alumnisite/reunions/

June 19th - 21st, 2008
College of Nursing All Years College Reunion
Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the College
Location: Saskatoon, SK

For more information, visit: http://www.usask.ca/alumni/alumnisite/reunions/

For more information on branch events in your area, including President's Tours, please visit our website at www.usask.ca/alumni/events.

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YOUNG ALUMNI

DISorientation 2008
All University of Saskatchewan Students and Young Alumni are invited to attend DISorientation 2008, offering students and alumni information and ideas on how to transition out of University upon their graduation.

The program is designed to help students learn life skills and how to position themselves for career success. Through a series of interactive and fun sessions, participants will gain access to industry leaders, professional development opportunities, and helpful ideas to help transition into their careers. All sessions are free.

For more information, call Andrea Eccleston, Student Liaison Coordinator at (306) 966-2408 or email andrea.eccleston@usask.ca

Wednesday January 23 (4-5PM): Traveling the World on a Small Budget (Room BIOL 106)

Wednesday February 13 (4-5:30PM): Job Search 101: How To Find The Opportunities That Will Jumpstart Your Career (Room ARTS 241 Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

Monday March 3 (4-5PM): Working in Saskatchewan (Room BIOL 106)

Monday March 3 (5-6PM): Working Abroad (Room BIOL 106)

Tuesday March 4 (4-5PM): Tax 101 (Taxes, Credit & More) (Room ARTS 241)

Tuesday March 4 (5-6PM): Investing on a Small Budget (Room ARTS 241)

Wednesday March 5 (4-5PM): Graduate Studies and Careers in Academia (Room ARTS 241)

Wednesday March 5 (5-6PM): Canada-Saskatchewan Student Loan Repayment: What You Need to Know Now! (Room ARTS 241)

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Fred Fulton

U of S Alumni Association

Alumni Association President�s Message

Happy New Year! 2008 promises to be a busy year for University of Saskatchewan alumni. We have spent the past couple of years celebrating many successes: those of our alumni, the 90-year history of the Alumni Association and the University's Centennial. This year, your Alumni Association is taking stock and will set the stage for the next chapter of its history as an organization.

University of Saskatchewan alumni are making a difference in notable ways. I ask you to consider getting involved in two specific ways. First, there are vacancies for the University of Saskatchewan Senate in several districts and for members-at-large. Members of Convocation who are our alumni are eligible to serve on this important governing body. Nominations are due by March 1, 2008 and more information about the process can be found at http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/senate/senate_elections.php. Secondly, we must celebrate our collective successes so I encourage you to nominate your fellow alumni for one of the prestigious U of S Alumni Association awards. The nomination deadline is April 15, 2008. You'll find more information about nominations below, or you can visit www.usask.ca/alumni.

And finally, I invite all members of the U of S Alumni Association to attend our Annual General Meeting in June. Further details will be provided in the spring issue of the Green and White and on our website.

It is my continued privilege to serve as your President of the U of S Alumni Association.

Fred Fulton's Signature

Fred Fulton, BSA'50, PGD'68, MCtgEd'72

Awards

Call for Alumni Award Nominations

The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association is seeking nominations for seven Alumni Awards. If you know a successful U of S graduate who deserves recognition, we encourage you to participate. Call toll free 1-800-699-1907 or local 966-5186 for a nomination form. Information is also available at: www.usask.ca/alumni.

Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2008.


store.usask.ca Get your Paws on it.

University of Saskatchewan Alumni Travel Program

www.usask.ca/alumni/travel
We invite you to explore the world with us!

2008 Destinations
Legends of the Nile - Mar 26 to Apr 5
Holland & Belgium - Apr 20 to 28
Romantic Rhine River Cruise - June 7 to 15
Legendary Danube (with 3 nights in Prague) - Aug 13 to 24
Passage of Peter the Great - Sept 11 to 23
Italy (Tuscany) - Sept 17 to 25
China & the Yangtze River Discovery - Oct 1 to 13
Spectacular South Africa - Oct 30 to Nov 11
Rome Escapade - Nov 18 to 25

Brochures and itineraries will be available 4-6 months before departure date. Call (306) 966-5186 or (800) 699-1907 to receive a brochure or to be added to our mailing list.

Travel

U of S Alumni Association Scholarships & Bursaries

The U of S Alumni Association Would like to Congratulate the Following Recipients of the U of S Alumni Association Scholarships & Bursaries

2007-08 Entrance Scholarship Recipients
Cherise Chabot - Prince Albert, SK (Arts & Science)
Bradley Neinaber - Naicam, SK (Commerce)
Brandon Hoffman - Weyburn, SK (Arts & Science)
Michael Rieben - Saskatoon, SK (Arts & Science)
Alanna Dermody - Swift Current, SK (Arts & Science)
Tavish Russell - Saskatoon, SK (Arts & Science)
Malcolm Radke - Lloydminster, AB (Commerce)
Melissa Latos - Lloydminster, AB (Arts & Science)
David Latos - Calgary, AB (Arts & Science)
Katie McLaren - Calgary, AB (Education)
Stephanie Hill - Lloydminster, AB (Arts & Science)

2007-08 Continuing Student Scholarship Recipients
Amanda Polkinghorne (Pharmacy & Nutrition)
Andrew Jack (Medicine)
Raquel Dyck (Education)

2007-08 Bursary Recipients
Veronica Marcoux (Medicine)
Craig Gendron (Medicine)

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