DailyNews Issue for Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014

Bookstore opening a cutting occasion

four officials needed to cut one ribbonExecutive director of campus services Anna Kirby, Campus Bookstore manager Cathy Ladouceur, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, and vice-president planning and administration Sandra Aversa line up to cut the ribbon officially opening the store’s CAW Student Centre location.

The opening of the Campus Bookstore is “another step forward” in the University’s efforts to create a great student experience, president Alan Wildeman said Tuesday as he joined officials, staff and guests for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the facility, on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre.

The event welcomed dozens of patrons with cake, cookies and door prizes.

“I am thrilled to see everyone here with us,” said bookstore manager Cathy Ladouceur. “We have heard lots of excitement over the style of the store.”

The grand opening celebrations continue today with a street fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring live entertainment, a book signing by alumnus Justin Teeuwen and discounts—including 10 percent off all stock excluding textbooks and computers. The first 500 students to show up at noon will receive free beverages and hot dogs.

On Thursday, the Campus Bookstore will hold a fashion show to display UWindsor- and Lancer-themed apparel, in conjunction with the Campus Community Barbecue in the Student Courtyard.

Residence quad to host farmers’ market this week

flat of shiny local strawberriesEver-bearing varieties extend the availability of fresh, local strawberries, on offer this week at the campus farmer’s market.

The weekly farmers’ market usually held in the Student Courtyard will relocate September 18 to the residence quad to accommodate the Campus Community Barbecue.

The local harvest is in high gear; it’s peak season for apples and pears, primetime for beans and cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage, and a great time to shop for root veggies like beets or rutabagas.

The campus market also showcases prepared foods and handicrafts. It operates from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through October 9. The residence quad is the open space between Macdonald and Essex halls, north of Vanier and Laurier halls.

Registration now open for Lancer Recreation classes

Lancer RecreationLancer Recreation is offering free trials of fitness classes next week.

Instructional fitness classes begin September 22, reports Lancer Recreation, but there is still time to register—in fact, the first week offers patrons a chance to try out a free class. Your choices include Art of Self Defense, Ballet Fit, Flirty Girl Fitness, and Yoga.

Noontime Employee Wellness classes have started at the Education Gym, with weekly offerings from Running Club to Tabata Fitness, the 500-calorie Burn to Essentrics.

Red Cross children and adult swimming lessons start the weekend of September 27.

Find details, including schedules and registration fees, at goLancers.ca.

Contest winner headed to Children’s Fest

CLaroL the Clown makes balloon animal for childWindsor’s own CLaroL the Clown will headline a number of entertainers taking to the stage during Children’s Fest this weekend.

Chris Knack must have watched a lot of television as a kid. An IT consultant in the Leddy Library, he put that wasted youth to good use, parlaying knowledge of classic commercials into victory in Monday’s DailyNews contest.

Knack’s entry was drawn from all those which correctly completed the advertising slogans: You’re in good hands with Allstate; Choosy mothers choose Jif; Maxwell House is good to the last drop; Pepsi is the choice of a new generation; and Secret is strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

He will receive three tickets to Children’s Fest courtesy of Rotary Club of Windsor 1918. Running September 20 and 21 in Derwent Park, located behind the Safety Village at 7911 Forest Glade Drive, the family-friendly event is a benefit for local charities. It promises stage shows, special activities and child-focused vendors.

Admission is $5 at the door, free for children under two years old. Advance tickets are available for $4 until Friday, September 19, at the International Students Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Workshop to discuss accessing external scholarships and awards

Simon du ToitThere are literally thousands of awards and scholarships available to University of Windsor students from all kinds of sources off-campus, says Simon du Toit.

An instructor in the School of Dramatic Art and advisor to students in the Outstanding Scholars program, he will host a workshop offering strategies for finding and applying for these awards this evening: Wednesday, September 17.

“How to Win External Awards” runs 7 to 9 p.m. in room 51, Chrysler Hall South.

This event is free and open to all.

School of Creative Arts among sponsors of Norman Jewison tribute

Norman Jewison sits in movie theatre.The Windsor International Film Festival will confer a lifetime achievement award on director Norman Jewison on Saturday, September 20.

The University’s School of Creative Arts is sponsoring an evening dedicated to Canadian film director Norman Jewison, who will receive a lifetime achievement award Saturday from the Windsor International Film Festival.

Jewison’s career spanned from 1963’s 40 Pounds of Trouble to 2003’s The Statement  and includes the comedies The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) and Moonstruck (1987), the dramas In the Heat of the Night (1967) and A Soldier’s Story (1984), and the musicals Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1973). He personally received seven Academy Award nominations; his films have received 45 nominations and 12 Oscars.

The Capitol Theatre is the setting for the tribute evening, which will open with a 5:30 p.m. reception, continue with a 6:30 on-stage interview and conclude with screenings of Moonstruck and In the Heat of the Night. Find more details on the event website.

Tickets are $20, available online at www.windsorfilmfestival.com  or in person at the WSO Box Office, 121 University Avenue West. Today is the last day for students in the School of Creative Arts to claim discounted tickets at $13 from Barb Barone in room 115, Music Building.

Event to launch personal finance education program

Bruce Croxon and Kevin CochranGuest speakers Kevin Cochran and Bruce Croxon will introduce the Enriched Start program to campus today.

Special guest speakers will be on campus today to launch the Enriched Start program, which helps students improve their understanding of personal finance.

Kevin Cochran and Bruce Croxon, formerly an investor on the CBC television show Dragon’s Den, will introduce the three program’s key aspects:

1.      Instill a real sense of personal responsibility.

2.      Utilize an entertaining but informational approach to cut through the rhetoric and create a real personal awareness of the pain around poor money management.

3.      Capitalize on video-based content to improve consumption and retention of this information.

Enriched Start will be available through the my.uwindsor portal and will connect students with a series of video components that are funny, entertaining and insightful, with modules on money myths, credit and credit card use, careers, personal branding, goal setting, and wealth building.

A launch event—Wednesday, September 17— runs 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. Admission is free.