Thursday, September 12, 2013

President Invites Students to Move from Fargo to Winnipeg

In his remarks at Opening Convocation President Haynal encouraged students to move from Fargo to Winnipeg in how they deal with their problems.  Using a video news clip and historical data, he contrasted how those two cities have dealt with their common problem of the Red River flooding each spring.  Under the leadership of "the Greatest Manitoban," Premier Dufferin Roblin, Winnipeg built the Red River Floodway in the 1960s which has effectively prevented an estimated $10 billion in flood damage.  Fargo has not yet taken action and continues to regularly suffer losses from flooding.

Professor Cristian Neacsu
It is at Opening Convocation that Larry Murrin, our registrar, announces CUC's enrolment data for the new academic year.  Because CUC graduated its largest group ever last April, administration had expected and planned for a decrease in enrolment.  This year's first semester headcount is 539, down from last year's record-setting first semester figure of 576.

At Opening Convocation students also enjoyed hearing CUC's newest faculty member, Cristian Neacsu, director of the Chamber Orchestra, expertly perform the exquisite theme from Schindler's List, accompanied by pianist Debra Bakland.   The printed program for Opening Convocation can be found here.  If you would like to watch a video of the entire event you may do so here.

Canadian University College's registrar, Larry Murrin, shared opening enrolment data with faculty, staff, and students in Opening Convocation.

CUC's new chaplains Shantel Smith and Adam Deibert led the congregation in the scripture reading.

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