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So You Want to Buy a Smart Phone . . .

iphoneConsidering an upgrade from your regular phone to one with cool l, internet access, easier texting, and a touch screen?

Find out from Algonquin colleagues what prompted their recent smart phone purchase. Also, read about what the Technology store has to offer – including Motorolas very cool, very popular new offering!small egg

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Thor! The Globe Trotting Mascot

Thor's TravelsYou have seen him here at College sporting events, cheering on the Thunder (like on March 5th when the Thunder won the OCAA Women’s Basketball Provincial Championship!).  Perhaps you are his Facebook friend, or you have seen him hanging around the Bookstore .

But, do you know that he has been spotted in over two dozen counties on 6 different continents? It’s true! Algonquin’s very own mascot is a seasoned world traveler, and he has the photos to prove it!

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Lights… Camera… Action! IT’S OSCAR NIGHT!

Oscar StatuetteHollywood came to Pembroke on Sunday, February 27 along with many Algonquin College supporters.  The fundraiser for the new campus project brought in over $20,000 through donations, sponsorships and activities held during the evening. 

In addition, Algonquin College was also presented with a cheque of $100,000 by the RBC Foundation for the three campuses—Woodroffe, Perth, and Pembroke.  Of that generous donation, $25,000 is allocated for Renaissance Square, the new Ottawa Valley Campus. 

Pembroke Campus Dean Karen Davies greeted guests as they were announced on the red carpet and Jamie Bramburger emceed the event.  Some of the Woodroffe staff who attended “A Night at the Oscars” included Deborah Rowan-Legg, Brenda Rothwell, and Gerry Barker.  Jock Climie, Max Keeping, and Dawn Dube welcomed and interviewed guests as they arrived.  Some of the “fantasy” stars included Elvis and Priscilla, Lucille Ball, Cher, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.

Guests enjoyed a number of activities during the evening including a movie trivia quiz, glamour photos, an Oscar pool, casino games, live entertainment, delicious food, and full Oscar coverage in The Brick.  Great prizes were an added attraction and included a trip to the Calgary Stampede and a 3D television package. 

TVCOGECO will be producing a 30-minute show of the event which will feature testimonials from a number of Algonquin College supporters.  A short clip of the event can be seen at this link:

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Count the Easter Eggs and Win a Prize!

Easter eScavenger Hunt

Watch for Easter egg icons within current and upcoming March and April eMagazine articles.

On April 26, you will be invited to submit a final tally of Easter egg icons found throughout all Live Laugh Learn articles published from October, 2010 – April 26, 2011.

A winner will be drawn from the submissions with the correct number of eggs identified.

Live Laugh Learn publishes new articles bi-weekly.

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Watch myAlgonquin for new articles – and egg icons to hunt for!

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icon for post Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

Geoffrey J. Skeggs, Professor, Sommelier Program and Creator of the Beer Course

st patricks day beerSt. Patrick’s Day is once again upon us.  The day when we can all feel we have ‘kissed the Blarney Stone’.  But this year, skip the green beer and try something different.  There is so much variety in beer available to us today.    A great selection of imports from around the world coupled with an ever growing number of local microbreweries means that we are spoiled for choice. 

But don’t leave your luck to the Irish! The LCBO website lists only 4 beers from Ireland: Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks and Kilkenny – all of which are owned by Guinness parent company Diageo. 

So, by all means, enjoy a Guinness for me before dinner; but when it comes time to dine, eschew your favourite glass of wine and why not invite one of these beers to your table? 

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