1. Carleton Now Available Online

2. Five Top Reasons to Attend 2006 Spring Conference

3. Call for Nominations: Senate Elections for Faculty Seats for 2006 - 2007

4. PAM Celebrates Faculty and Staff Achievements

5. Boston Bound!

6. Thank You Carleton!

7. Carleton Names Most Valuable Players

8. Today’s Events

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1. Carleton Now Available Online
The April issue of Carleton Now is available online. In this issue, you'll read about:
--Carleton's Research and Teaching Achievement Award winners
--28th annual industrial design graduation exhibition
--President Atkinson's new golf tournament
--the Raven's victorious win at the national basketball championships
--and, so much more!

Plus, visit our Web site and interact with the publication in a number of dynamic ways. Send in your story ideas, share your thoughts on hot button issues, or participate in our new two-minute interview. And don't forget to email a letter to the editor at

Take a moment and interact with Carleton Now at today.

2. Five Top Reasons to Attend 2006 Spring Conference
Throughout the course of this week, Today@Carleton will run the five top reasons why you should consider attending Spring Conference, one of Carleton's unique and long-standing traditions.

Reason number 5: Meet your new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere
Reason number 4: Take the time to get to know the people you work with
Reason number 3: Spend a great weekend in the country
Reason number 2: Learn about some of your colleagues' fascinating work

Spring Conference gives the University faculty, staff, librarians, management and retirees an opportunity to gather at Opinicon Lodge for a weekend of presentations, interesting discussions, and relaxed social activities. This year, Spring Conference is scheduled for the weekend of May 5 to 7. It's your chance to learn about the research of colleagues from across the University that you won't want to miss.

For more information and to register, visit

3. Call for Nominations: Senate Elections for Faculty Seats for 2006 - 2007
There are vacancies for 10 elected faculty representatives on Senate for 2006 - 2007. Nominations are welcome from members of the relevant faculty boards. For more information and nomination forms, please go to

Nominations are due by 12:00 p.m. on April 13.

4. PAM Celebrates Faculty and Staff Achievements
On April 4, the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management (PAM) held its annual fete to celebrate faculty and staff achievements. The PAM Teaching Awards and the Staff Award for Excellence were also presented. Professors Uma Kumar (Sprott School of Business), Edward Osei Kwadwo Prempeh (Department of Political Science) and Dane Rowlands (NPSIA) received teaching Awards. Janice Walker (Sprott School of Business) is this year's recipient of the Staff Award for Excellence. Congratulations to all!

5. Boston Bound!
The famous Boston Marathon is a physically challenging 42.2 kilometre course, which starts in the rural town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and winds down in the legendary Back Bay portion of Boston. Numerous members of the Carleton community will be running this demanding race on April 17, including:

Jennifer Quin, Manager, First Year Experience Office. This will be Jen's first Boston Marathon. She qualified for the world famous race with a time of 3 hours, 33 minutes and 10 seconds at the ING Ottawa Marathon in May 2005. The qualifying time for her class was 3 hours 40 minutes.

Jennifer Brenning, Associate Director of Physical Recreation & Athletics. This is Jennifer's second Boston Marathon. She qualified for the race with a time of 3 hours, 43 minutes and 4 seconds at the Toronto International Marathon in the Fall of 2005. The qualifying time for Jennifer's class is 3 hours 45 minutes.

Rachel Devenport, Academic and Second Team All-Canadian Field Hockey player. Rachel will be running her first Boston Marathon. The Ottawa native qualified at the Ottawa International Marathon in the Summer of 2005 with a time of 3 hours, 38 minutes and 4 seconds. The qualifying time for the psychology major's class is 3 hours, 40 minutes.

All of these runners have logged hundreds of hours and kilometres training for the big day. Please wish them luck as they prepare to participate in this memorable race!

6. Thank You Carleton!
In the first month of the Campus Community Campaign, you have already generously pledged more than $11,000 to fund a new endowed bursary for students in need. Thank you.

This level of commitment is extraordinary, as it demonstrates a strong commitment on the part of faculty and staff to our school and its students. An extra note of appreciation to University Advancement, the first department in which every single staff member has committed philanthropic support to our University this year.

If you're still interested in supporting the campaign or have any questions, please contact Corrie Hobin at or contribute online at

7. Carleton Names Most Valuable Players
The Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics recently announced Carleton's most valuable players—all of whom have demonstrated outstanding dedication, sportsmanship and teamwork on the University's 18 varsity teams. The MVPs are:

Men's basketball
Ryan Bell, who helped the Ravens win their fourth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) crown, and played more than 100 minutes at the CIS nationals.

Women's basketball
Dasa Farthing, who was selected Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East first team all-star, defensive player of the year and OUA East Joy Bellinger nominee for combining excellence in the classroom, and on the court.

Men's fencing
Aaron Caudle, who led the sabre team to an overall silver medal at the OUA championship.

Women's fencing
Anna Laurence, who led the Ravens foil team to an overall silver medal at the OUA championships.

Women's field hockey
Rachel Devenport, who was named first team OUA all-star and second team CIS all-star.

Men's golf
Paul De Loose, who led the Ravens with a fifth place finish at the OUA championship, with a two-day total score of 151.

Women's ice hockey
Valerie Charbonneau, who was named the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF) rookie of the year, second team QSSF all-star. She stopped 532 pucks to break the QSSF record for saves by a goaltender.

Men's Nordic ski
Ed McCarthy, who led the Ravens to an overall OUA silver medal at the championships, was named an OUA all-star and anchored the men's relay team to win an OUA bronze medal.

Women's Nordic ski
Eva Szabo, who led the Ravens to an overall bronze medal at the championships, was named an OUA all-star and anchored the women's relay team to win an OUA bronze medal.

Men's rowing
Greg Hum, who was a member of the varsity men's four-crew that earned a bronze medal at the McGill University Invitational.

Women's rowing
Jillian Secord, who is the recipient of the rowing team's MVP award two years in a row for her leadership and dedication to the program.

Men's rugby
John Lee, who scored three tries in his rookie season and was named to the OUA all-star team.

Men's soccer
Josh Dewar-Morris, who was named the OUA East player of the year, first team OUA East all-star, led the OUA in scoring with 14 goals, and helped Carleton win the 2005 OUA provincial championship.

Women's soccer
Diana Burmester, who was named an OUA all-star and led the team in scoring with 7 goals.

Men's swimming
Mike Penney, who won three OUA medals and earned a berth at the CIS national championship.

Women's swimming
Heather Macdonald, who earned her second straight berth at the CIS national championships, and finished eighth in all three breaststroke events at the OUA championships.

Men's water polo
Blake Christie, who led the Ravens with 36 goals, and helped the team earn an OUA bronze medal.

Women's water polo
Rachel Baxter, who led the Ravens and OUA in scoring with 22 goals, and helped Carleton earn the OUA bronze medal.

8. Today’s Events
CSDS Speaker Series
Featuring Howar Ziad, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Canada
April 6
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
2017 Dunton Tower

Howar Ziad will speak on "The Current Situation in Iraq and Prospects for the Future."
Society for the Study of Narrative Literature - International Conference on Narrative
April 6 - 9
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

The Narrative Conference is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice.
Third Annual Sprott Doctoral Symposium
April 6
12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
132 Azrieli Pavilion

A venue to engage students from universities across Canada, regardless of their area of specialization in business administration, in a fruitful exchange of ideas on their ongoing research works and to enable them to be exposed to their colleagues' research interests.
The Changing Role of Our City
April 6
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
A602 Loeb

A panel discussion with Members of Parliament and city councillors.

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