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Bible goes Medieval
For those interested in exploring the Bible's importance during the Renaissance era this weekend offers the perfect opportunity.
The conference, "A Symposium on the study and use of the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance," takes place Mar. 22-23 on the second floor of University College, said Western English professor and event organizer Michael Fox.
Registration will be held today from 12 to 12:45 p.m. in Rm. 225A of University College and there are no fees for students, Fox said, adding students and faculty are encouraged to stop by even if they do not register.
The event features several prominent North American speakers from a variety of academic backgrounds. Speakers include professors from the University of Toronto, Smith College and Arizona State University, as well as Western English professor Peter Auksi. The symposium will address the Bible's role in medieval literature and its cultural significance.
"To overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval and Renaissance world would be difficult," Fox said. "The book provided a model for living, but also a model and inspiration for literature."
Fox said he expects a good turnout and noted students and faculty can drop by for parts of the symposium without registration.
Jillian Van Acker
High hopes for business hopefuls
Young business students with Ivey dreams are squaring off next week in the annual business 020 case and 257 feasibility competitions.
From 32 business 020 teams, three have been chosen for the final round of the competition, where each group will present their recommendations for a management case study, said Aaron Anticic, a business 020 instructor and the case competition co-ordinator.
Anticic said the winning team will demonstrate, "a combination of strengths of content, presentation skills and an ability to answer questions on the spot."
The competition is open to the public and takes place on Monday Mar. 25 at 7 p.m. in Rm. 1R40 of the Richard Ivey School of Business.
The annual business 257 feasibility competition begins the following night same time, same place and features three chosen finalists out of 165 completed studies, competing for the Robert G. Siskind Entrepreneurial Award, said 257 course co-ordinator Carol Fuller.
The award includes a cash prize and engraved medals for the winning team of students, Fuller said.
"[The feasibility study] is part of the course requirements. It helps students take a theory they've learned and apply it. It's one thing to learn accounting concepts, but it's another to start a business and see how those concepts apply," she said.