Burman University launch week highlights

Lacombians encouraged to check out multitude of activities this weekend

  • Mar. 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Lacombe’s Burman University, formerly named Canadian University College (CUC), will be officially launching their brand new name during Burman Launch Week from March 26th to April 1st.

 

A variety of events will showcase the university and all the areas it offers. From academics to athletics there is something for everyone.

 

– March 26th: re-launch. There is a ‘lunch and listen’ at noon at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

 

– March 27th at 1 p.m. there is an Acronaires Homeshow at the PE Centre and at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Choral Union Concert at the CHSDA Church.

 

– March 28th at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – church services will be held. At 4 p.m. there will be a  dramatic presentation of the gospel of Mark at the CHSDA Church followed by evensong at the CHSDA Church at 6 p.m. Wrapping things up at 8:30 p.m. is a dramatic presentation – Freud’s Last Session at the Admin Building.

 

– March 29th at 1 p.m. there will be a benefit run for Leah Cobetto at Casey’s Cabin. At 4 p.m. there will be an Acronaires Homes Show at PE Centre, and at 7 p.m. enjoy the screening of Old Fashioned at administration building.

 

– On March 30th there will be campus tours throughout the day. At 7:30 p.m. there will be the Herr Lecture Series at the Education Building with guest speaker – Robert Epp, Deputy Provost, University of Alberta. At 8 p.m. there will be a CUC basketball game at the PE Centre.

 

On March 31st at 11 a.m. there will be a university convocation at College Heights at the SDA Church. Guest speaker – Dan Jackson, president, North American Division. Awards night is at 7 p.m.

 

On April 1st there will be a year-end celebration at the PE Centre at 5:30 p.m.

 

In July of 2014 the Alberta government gave CUC and four other university colleges permission to change their status to university.

 

Because university college means different things in different regions, students with CUC degrees are often asked whether their degree is a legitimate bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. University College caused some people to think CUC may not be able to grant bachelor’s degrees, just diplomas.

 

The university is named after Charles A. and Leona Burman, the husband and wife team who founded the institution in 1907.

 

Charles served as the first and third president (principal) of the school that would be known as CUC. Leona taught English, science, language, geography, physiology, and acted as school nurse.

 

Both Charles and Leona devoted their entire lives to the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

The name Burman University was chosen after an intensive process of focus groups.

 

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and citizens of Lacombe joined the process, suggesting more than 100 possible names. A consultant was retained and facilitated focus groups in three regions of Canada.

 

Email submissions were also taken into consideration. After carefully considering the scores of names that were suggested, Burman University was proposed to the board of trustees on Dec. 15th in a special phone conference meeting where they voted to go ahead with the change.

 

CUC will continue as Canadian University College for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic calendar year.

 

Full implementation of the new name will take place May 1st. The name change process will be fully complete after petition for amendments through a private bill moves through the Alberta legislature.

 

For up-to-date-scheduling of the launch week events, visit www.burmanu.ca or email info@cauc.ca or call 403-782-3381.

 

-Maetche

 

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