DailyNews Issue for Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016

Partnership to introduce residence students to University Players

sword fight!Actors in the University Players production “the Three Musketeers” engage in a little swordplay. The show opens September 23 at Essex Hall Theatre. Photo by Doug MacLellan

Going to the theatre is as much a social experience as an artistic one, says Anna Galka, marketing coordinator for the University Players. So it made sense for the drama troupe to partner with Residence Services to emphasize the fun aspect of theatre while introducing it to a new audience.

The company has granted free admission for about 200 residence students to Saturday’s matinee of its production the Three Musketeers. Following the performance, the students will enjoy pizza and prizes compliments of Residence Services.

“In this way, we can showcase the exceptional quality of University Players productions, the fantastic location right here on campus, and of course, the great entertainment value,” Galka says. “The efforts of Residence Services to help students engage in activities on campus really highlights their commitment to the welfare of their students.”

Residence Life team lead Lynn Charron called the project a win-win.

“We felt it was a great opportunity for University Players to promote their shows to residence students and a great opportunity for Residence Services to show our students another way to get involved with our campus community,” she said.

The play opens September 23 and runs through to October 2 in the Essex Hall Theatre. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

Lancer fan takes systematic approach to contest victory

running back Tarrence Crawford, no. 26, leads all Lancers with three touchdowns in 2016.Tarrence Crawford, no. 26, leads all Lancers with three touchdowns in 2016.

Johnny Murer, a systems programmer in IT Services, won Thursday’s DailyNews quiz contest and its prize of four gold-seat tickets to the Lancer football game, Saturday on Alumni Field.

Murer’s entry was drawn from all those which correctly named kicker Clark Green as Windsor’s leading scorer in week one, linebacker Frank Renaud as the defensive star in week two, and running back Tarrence Crawford as the Lancer leader in week three.

The Lancers will host the Ottawa Gee Gees, with kick-off set for 1 p.m.

Gold seat tickets are $15; adult admission is $12; and youth and seniors get in for $10. For Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day, September 24, UWindsor employees enter free and may bring a guest for $5. UWindsor students are always free with valid ID.

All Christians have missionary role: lecturer

Every baptized person has a call to mission, says Anthony Gittins, a professor emeritus at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union.

He will explore the implications of this position in his lecture “A Missional Parish: Urgent Necessity for every Christian Community,” at 7 p.m. Monday, September 26, in Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana Road West.

“Pope Francis has repeatedly emphasized that parishes must seek encounters at and beyond their boundaries,” Dr. Gittins says. “The word ‘missional’ was coined in order to point to the fact that the word ‘missionary’ should not refer to clergy or sisters who spend decades overseas.”

His presentation is free and open to the public as part of Assumption University’s Christian Culture Series.