Release Date: March 11, 2008
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Celebrating the 1960s at the U of R campus
The University of Regina campus has changed a great deal since the 1960s, but the students’ passion and idealism live on. U of R professor and author James Pitsula celebrates the students of the 1960s and their legacy in his book, New World Dawning, which will be launched on Thurs., March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Terrace Building at 10 Research Drive.

Pitsula says his intent in writing his latest book, which was published by the Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC) Press, was to “reproduce the sixties experience of Regina students, and to capture how they interpreted the times they were living in. The Carillon [the U of R students’ newspaper] enables us to re-enter their world and get a feeling for the emotional penumbra that surrounded events.”

All royalties from the sale of New World Dawning will be donated to the Carillon, the student voice of a generation during the 1960s. The CPRC Press gratefully acknowledges the use of photographs from the Carillon in this publication.

CPRC Press is also featuring three other recent publications at the launch: Rhetoric, Uncertainty, and the University as Text: How Students Construct the Academic Experience by Andrew Stubbs, The Western Métis: Profile of a People, edited by Patrick Douaud, and Payepot and his People by Abel Watetch, with a new introduction by David R. Miller.

Dr. Polo Diaz, executive director of the CPRC says, “The Canadian Plains Research Center is proud to have been involved in the publication of these new titles, and of its ongoing contribution to scholarship, research, and publishing at the University of Regina.” Pitsula, Stubbs, and Douaud teach at the University of Regina, while Miller teaches at First Nations University of Canada.

Parking is free in lot “B” behind the Terrace Building, and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with any of these authors, please contact Anne Pennylegion at
(306) 337-2365, or at anne.pennylegion@uregina.ca.