February 23, 2010

Important Linguistics News

Tomorrow, Wednesday Feb.24, there will be a presentation by Dr. John Archibald, one of the candidates for Dean of Humanities. Dr. Archibald is currently Head of Linguistics at the University of Calgary, and if he were elected Dean at UVic he would be joining our department as well. His talk will be from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Cornett B108, and it would be great to have students there.

Next Monday, Mar.1, there will be an opportunity for students to take part in the Academic Program Review of the Linguistics department. This is your chance to talk to outside reviewers about all the things you love and not-so-much love about the program -- what courses you like, what you wish we had, thoughts on research, the faculty... anything at all. This will be from 4-5pm in the Linguistics Seminar Room in Clearihue D-wing.

Also, save these dates:

We're planning a undergrad/grad/faculty/staff coffee house for the afternoon of Friday Mar.26. We'll be celebrating the fast approaching end of the semester and school year, and would also like to invite all you talented linguists to entertain us! Sing, dance, tell a joke, rap, do some bad magic tricks, whatever you'd like! Email me if you might be interested in such a thing. We may also be joined by the Lansdowne Lecturer, who will be visiting that week.

Movie afternoon will be Tuesday Mar.30 at 2:30pm. The movie to be afternooned is yet to be decided.

Year-end party! Friday Apr. 9. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

February 8, 2010

Meeting this Friday

We'll be meeting this Friday, Feb.12, at 2:30pm to discuss plans for the rest of the semester. Location TBD.

February 3, 2010

Vote: T-shirt designs

Here are the three submissions for t-shirt designs. Please choose which one you'd like. We may offer the old tree design by special order if you missed out the last two years and still want one.

Note that once we've picked the design, colour options and any other details can be adjusted as necessary.

The poll is here: http://doodle.com/z8y873m67caf9qs2
Please vote as soon as possible so we can get printing!