DailyNews Issue for Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016

Backers invited to cheer on alumnae bound for Olympics

Noelle Montcalm, Melissa Bishop and Miah-Marie LangloisA reception July 26 will give fans an opportunity to cheer on Lancer Olympians Noelle Montcalm, Melissa Bishop and Miah-Marie Langlois.

A send-off reception will give fans an opportunity to boost Lancer alumnae Noelle Montcalm, Melissa Bishop and Miah-Marie Langlois as they head off for Rio de Janeiro to represent Canada in the 2016 Olympic Games.

During the Games, August 5 to 21, Langlois will play guard for the women’s basketball team, Montcalm will compete in the 400m hurdles and Bishop will run the 800m race.

The reception is scheduled for noon Tuesday, July 26, in the St. Denis Centre’s Dennis Fairall fieldhouse. Besides light refreshments, fans will enjoy an opportunity to receive an autographed poster in exchange for a donation to support these elite athletes and their trip to Rio.

Organizers encourage guests to wear red and white apparel to show their national spirit.

If you intend to attend, RSVP by July 21 to mrennie@uwindsor.ca.

Organizers seeking volunteers to help with grad student professional development event

Organizers of the GATAcademy are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the event, which offers interactive workshops for graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs), September 7 in the Odette Building.

Available roles include building host, communications specialist, registration officer and workshop assistant. To volunteer, sign up for a preferred position and timeslot at http://uwindsor.fluidsurveys.com/s/gatacademy2016/.

The workshops are led by experienced instructors from across campus and designed to help both new and experienced graduate and teaching assistants improve as teachers and academic professionals. Find more information on the GATAcademy website, http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/98/.

Potter fan wins trivia contest—and newest story in the saga

Book cover: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”The Campus Bookstore is offering “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the latest book in the best-selling series, for $23.75—available August 2.

Xana Ouellette is no ordinary Muggle. The kinesiology student used her knowledge of the wizarding world to ace Monday’s DailyNews quiz and will receive her prize—a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—from the Campus Bookstore once it is available for release August 2.

Ouellette’s entry was drawn from all those which correctly noted these details from the iconic book series that went unmentioned in its film adaptations:

  1. b) Members of Gryffindor house sing “Weasley is our King” after keeper Ron Weasley shuts down the Ravenclaw side to win the Quidditch Cup.
  2. c) The Marauders’ Map is the work of Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs—Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter.
  3. b) Hermione Granger is the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.
  4. d) Fred and George mock the idea that Harry is the heir of Slytherin and walk ahead of him in the hall, warning schoolmates “seriously evil wizard coming through.”
  5. c) Severus Snape is a Prince on his mother’s side, making him the titular “Half-Blood Prince.”
  6. c) Hermione and Ron serve as Gryffindor’s prefects in their fifth year.
  7. a) Animagus Rita Skeeter is able to take the form of a beetle.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the script of the stage play set 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows. The Campus Bookstore is offering the book at $23.75, a discount of more than 40 percent off the $39.99 list price. Reserve your copy online.

Open house reception to celebrate retirement of engineering technologist Pat Seguin

Friends and colleagues of engineering technologist Pat Seguin will gather for a retirement party in his honour on Friday, July 22.

Seguin serves both the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His last day of work will be July 29, leaving him just days short of 38 years' employment at the University of Windsor.

The open house-style reception will feature refreshments and fellowship and run 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 3000 of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.