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The University of Windsor is in the process of transitioning from its current FIS to the new UWinsite Finance.The University of Windsor is in the process of transitioning from its current FIS to the new UWinsite Finance.

UWinsite Finance Transition Plan: Reminder

UWinsite Finance, the financial information system replacing the University’s current FIS, will go live on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

As part of preparations for the launch of UWinsite Finance, a full transition plan has been developed. The plan requires certain financial services to pause this month to allow for the clean cutover of data.

Important dates to remember are:

UWindsor President Alan Wildeman talks to a class on their first day in the new School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor.UWindsor President Alan Wildeman talks to a class on their first day in the new School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor.

School of Creative Arts comes to life in downtown Windsor

January 4, 2018 marked a historic moment for students, faculty and staff at UWindsor’s School of Creative Arts.

Over the last four years, the late-19th-century Romanesque structure in the city’s downtown core reverberated with the frenzied sounds of construction.

But on Thursday, the notes from students practising piano and lectures by professors in classrooms drifted up to fill the lofty Windsor Armouries.

“So many people contributed to this project and now seeing it come to life is pretty incredible,” said University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman.

The University of Windsor's Sarah Woodruff Atkinson, Austin Roth, Anshika Jain and Alan Wildeman pose with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens after accepting their Mayor's Awards on Dec. 19, 2017.The University of Windsor's Sarah Woodruff Atkinson, Austin Roth, Anshika Jain and Alan Wildeman pose with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens after accepting their Mayor's Awards on Dec. 19, 2017.

Faculty, students honoured with Mayor's Awards

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens honoured several members of the University of Windsor community last month.

Dilkens presented awards to 29 individuals and groups for making the city a better place during the Celebrating 2017 Mayor’s Awards.

The University, staff and students received five of the awards.

Graduate student Austin Roth received the mayor’s Award for Athletics and Recreation.

Dilkens said Roth had many nominations and was selected because he has been valued as a team player, mentor, coach and friend.

Nadia Azar, UWindsor Kinesiology Associate Professor, is studying the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.Nadia Azar, UWindsor Kinesiology Associate Professor, is studying the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.

Breaking down the beat: Studying the biomechanics of drummers

Nadia Azar enjoys concerts differently than you and me.

Packed into a music venue, swaying with the crowd, Dr. Azar narrows her focus on the musician at the back of the stage.

“What you’re supposed to be thinking about when you’re at a rock concert is what’s going on with the drummer’s back muscles, right?” Azar joked.

Azar, an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor, has launched a study into the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.

UWindsor President Alan Wildeman accepts the Heritage Award from Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens during the Celebrating 2017 Mayor's Award on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.UWindsor President Alan Wildeman accepts the Heritage Award from Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens during the Celebrating 2017 Mayor's Award on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

Mayor toasts UWindsor for preserving city's history

The University of Windsor was honoured by the Mayor of Windsor this week for its work in preserving historic buildings in the city’s downtown core.

President Alan Wildeman accepted the Celebrating 2017 Mayor’s Award Tuesday in honour of the city’s 125th anniversary.

"It was very nice to have the University of Windsor be recognized by the city for the efforts to preserve and reimagine historic locations," Dr. Wildeman said.

Josh Palmer, participant in Fit Together, performs a barbell push press at the Forge on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Fit Together is an exercise program for adults with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability operated by UWindsor's Adapted PhyJosh Palmer, participant in Fit Together, performs a barbell push press at the Forge on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Fit Together is an exercise program for adults with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability operated by UWindsor's Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Living Essex County.

Community partnership expands exercise program for adults with disabilities

UWindsor’s Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Living Essex County kicked off the continuation of their exercise program on Wednesday.

The program, titled Fit Together, takes participants with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability and trains them in two, 90-minute exercise sessions a week for 12 weeks.

UWindsor writer-in-residence Donato Mancini will be reciting poems he has written during his time on campus at a year-end reading and celebration on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.UWindsor writer-in-residence Donato Mancini will be reciting poems he has written during his time on campus at a year-end reading and celebration on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.

Writer-in-residence reflects on time at UWindsor

Donato Mancini’s time at the University of Windsor provided him with something many writers yearn for — the opportunity to focus exclusively on his craft.

“That’s what everybody craves and wishes for,” the writer-in-residence said. “It’s why people take themselves off the grid and unplug for weeks at a time.

“The amount of progress you can make in a few really focused weeks is so much more than a whole year of working in fits and starts and in time off.”

Stephanie ParentStephanie Parent, an audio-visual technician in media and educational technologies, signals her excitement to win a free vacation day in an earlier draw for United Way supporters.

Still time to qualify for United Way prize draw

The campus campaign for United Way has topped $80,000, officials report, while waiting on a number of donors who gave last year.

“Our faculty and staff have pledged more than $71,000 so far this year, with retirees accounting for an additional $11,000,” says co-chair Sheri Lowrie. “However, there is a large group of previous supporters who have not yet sent in a donation. We are hoping to encourage them with a last big push.”

She hopes that final push will come when UWindsor employees are reminded of the incentive draw slated for the appreciation event December 4.