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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA COMMUNTY SERVICES DEPARTMENT SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM West End of Fifth Avenue South HOURS: SEPTEMBER TO MAY Monday Friday p.m. Sunday p.m. The Sir Alexander Gait Museum collects for the purposes of exhibition, preservation, study and research. Our emphasis is placed upon artifacts and historical items relating to Southern Alberta and its history. Indian people, pioneer settlers, explorers, traders, the North West Mounted Police and ethnic groups such as the Hutterites and Mormons, all contributed to and helped develop Southern Alberta. Their contribution to the enrichment of our daily lives should not be forgotten, and we are making an attempt to preserve this part of our history. At the Museum, we collect and preserve the material clothing, personal belongings, household furnishings, homemade items or both practical and esthetic value, and the items used in their business or trade. All items are of historical significance in that they are remnants showing the technological development, the fashion- able changes and the bygone trades and businesses. All are useful museum showpieces but only those items that have a history can be used to develop a display centering around the individuals, the political scene, or economic climate. Every item had an owner at some time and therefore a story behind it, but few remain. The individual is forgotten through time leaving only the material objects. We attempt to connect these objects with the people since it was the people, not the item, that were important to the growth of Southern Alberta. HIGHLIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM INDIANS FUR TRADE RANCHING HOMESTEADING RAILWAY COAL MINING BLACKSMITH SHOP PIONEER MERCHANTS FATHERS OF LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES PIONEER DOCTORS DENTISTS UKRAINIAN CULTURE NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES MILITARY HISTORY EARLY WEAPONS BARBER SHOP EARLY 20th CENTURY HOME RADIO COMMUNICATIONS LETHBRIDGE TODAY VARIOUS OTHER DISPLAYS U of L on the move For further information contact the Museum at 328-645S University of Lethbridge off-campus courses provide a portable education. Since 1967, Southern Albertans have been able to partake of a university education without having to budge from their home communities. The U of L continuing education program has brought a wide variety of subjects ranging from art to educational psychology to the doorsteps of dozens of teachers, housewives and assorted other citizens too busy with regular jobs to become full-time on- campus students. Over the years, courses including anthropology, biology, sociology, mathematics and educa- tion courses from the 100 to 4000 level have been offered repeatedly and successfully in off-campus centres, now numbering 15. This fall, instruction in 10 off-campus centres begins the week of Sept. 10 (the deadline for off-campus registration is Sept. If prospective students are Publication no big problem, says prof. Beginning writers with sufficient talent and deter- mination should have little difficulty getting their work published, says a University of Lethbridge English professor. Dr. Bill Latta, says there are dozens of literary magazines and periodicals all across Canada, eagerly seeking good work from novice writers. In fact, he has an extensive list of just such applications, which is available to any of his students serious about publishing their work. The English professor is quick to point out that visions of wealth from such magazines might provide stimulation for an author's imagination, but are hardly likely to become reality. The majority of the "little magazines" attempt to foster work by emerging writers but pay nothing for articles accepted. For budding authors, the remuneration lies in the ego-boosting experience of seeing a poem or story in print. A poet himself, Dr. Latta is working on an anthology of his own, which he hopes to have accepted for publication sooi He has had his individual poems published in numerous periodicals. If pressed, he will admit that he would like to become recognized as a nationally-known poet. He is currently writing a novel based on the life of Kootenay Brown, and may even enter it in the 1974 provincial 'Search for an Alberta Novelist' contest if it is completed in time. He says the climate for writers in Canada is steadi- ly becoming more positive and encouraging. not sure about a certain course, they can utilize the "free-shopping" privilege; that is, they may attend up to two classes, to find out what the course is like, whether it appeals to them, before paying the registra- tion fee of Students who audit the classes do not take them for credit pay only fees of per course. Blairmore, the Natosapi Learning Centre on the Blood Reserve, Brooks, Claresholm, Fort Macleod, Medicine Hat, Pincher Creek, Raymond, Taber and Vulcan are the centres where courses will be held this semester. Off-campus courses are also held periodically in Bow Island, Cardston, Foremost, Magrath, Milk River and Warner. The off-campus credit courses form just one por- tion of the whole sphere of continuing education: included in the category are the evening credit courses held on campus; the public services courses established in 1971 to serve the varied interests of peo- ple wanting to study a par- ticular subject, regardless of their academic background; and the summer session courses, offered both on and off campus. Eight or more people must be interested in any given class, before it is considered a feasible offer- ing in any community. Direction of the U of L con- tinuing education program is shared by the faculties of arts and science and education. LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICE 1120 7th Ave. S. 327-5724 Centre for Personal and Community Development EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HUMAN AND EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS COMMUNITY GROWTH Lethbridge Family Service has taken a new direction under the leadership of Dr. Christopher Ross, and is adopting a community neighbor centered approach to its service. Programs will be initiated in particular neighborhoods to systematically develop the human resources in that com- munity. While the exact content will be decided in consultation with the groups and individuals involved, training programs will be presented in these areas of human resource development: Interpersonal skills: Attending, observing, responding, initiating Problem Solving Skills Program Development Skills Program Implementation Skills If you are interested in these areas of human competency and would like to participate individually or wish to bring our resources into your community please contact us. ;