Month: September 2013

BRANDON, MB – For Gerald Butler, attending Homecoming 2013 at Brandon University (BU) is a must.
Homecoming 2013 organizers Gerald Butler, Carla Eisler and Verna Keeler
“Since graduating in 1963, I have rarely missed a Homecoming,” says Butler, who was born in a house right across the street from BU, or Brandon College as it was known back then.

BRANDON, MB – To mark the beginning of its 15th season, the Brandon University School of Music’s pro series welcomes the Fine Arts Quartet on October 6, in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and lauded in the Washington Post as “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music”, this group has evolved and changed personnel over its six decades of existence, all the while entertaining audiences around the globe.

BRANDON, MB –The Brandon University School of Music’s pro series begins a new season October 6, with a US-based group that the Washington Post calls “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music”.
Dr. Michael Kim, Dean, School Of Music
The Fine Arts Quartet, based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will perform in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall with special guest Dr. Michael Kim, pianist and the Dean of Music at Brandon University, interpreting Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44.
“It is as much my pleasure to present these world-class musicians as it is to perform with them,” says Dr. Kim, who is also artistic director of the pro series.

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is the first post-secondary institution in North America to offer an honours degree providing students with the clinical skills and cultural competencies needed to work with Aboriginal peoples and communities dealing with a national legacy of marginalization.
Committed to the principles of social justice, the Clinical Specialization in Native Studies recognizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of Aboriginal knowledge while helping students develop counseling practice skills.

Students entering the first year of the two year after degree program in the Faculty of Education were kept busy the first week in September with orientation. Students were introduced to faculty and rotated through various learning stations.

BRANDON, MB – Speeches, tours and 500 drums pounding in unison marked the start of Orientation today for freshman students at Brandon University (BU), a poignant time for both students and their parents.
“Today is scary and exciting, for both of us,” says Tracy Rimmer from Glenboro, MB. Her son Joseph is entering the Faculty of Science.