Arts and apps highlighted at annual Open Doors event M ount Allison’s Open Doors event, held each fall in conjunction with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s national event, featured presentations from faculty and staff who have created inspiring community outreach projects. Dr. Rosemary Polegato has spearheaded Culture Days in Sackville through her third-year arts and culture marketing class. The national initiative aims to make arts and culture accessible to the public during a three-day period each September. Artists performed at ten venues in downtown Sackville at the Culture Days event organized by Commerce students. Dr. Laurie Ricker engaged event goers with a short tutorial on building an app. Ricker has worked to establish several camps and programs for youth, including the popular App Camp, held last summer. The week-long day camp welcomed 30 students ages 10-13 to campus to learn how to create mobile apps for Android devices. The idea stemmed from a new course — iEntrepreneurship — where math and computer science students partnered with Commerce students to develop apps for local businesses and organizations. Rebecca Blankert, education and community outreach co-ordinator at the Owens Art Gallery showcased some of the programs available to the public at Canada’s oldest University art gallery. These include: Family Sundays at the Owens, welcoming children and their friends and family members to participate in art projects relating to current exhibitions; handmade study breaks, which bring local artists and artisans into the gallery to lead informal workshops in activities such as silk-screening and knitting; and the artists-in-schools program, allowing for artistled lessons in local schools and school visits to the Owens . Dr. Laurie Ricker leads a class in computer science. Alumnus named next VP, finance and administration R obert Inglis (’93) has been appointed the University’s next vice-president, finance and administration. Inglis will replace long-time vice-president David Stewart (’69) when he retires in June 2014. Inglis has worked in the financial services office for the past 13 years. For 11 of those years he was University controller, where he oversees the financial affairs of the university to great success. He is a chartered accountant and has expertise in a wide variety of areas including governance, financial analysis and accountability, not-for-profit management, and financial sustainability. He has also taught financial accounting courses in Mount Allison’s Commerce department. /7