Close-up image of tubaTubamania! will feature a wide range of repertoire for the instrument, Friday in the SoCA Freedom Way Building.

Tuba recital promises brassy bass

Note: this event has been rescheduled to Friday, February 16, due to inclement weather.

UWindsor instructor Travis Scott, who teaches tuba and euphonium, will perform works ranging from Franz Schubert’s 1824 Winterreise to Matthew Jackfert’s 2015 Autumn at Grist Mill in recital Friday, February 16.

Tubamania! is set for the Multimedia Studio in the SoCA Freedom Way Building and will feature pianist Hyekyung Lee accompanying Scott. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20, with a student rate of $5. Find more information, including brief performer biographies and a full concert program, on the event website.

map of Africa superimposed on Adinkra stampsCreate mixed-media paintings incorporating an Adinkra symbol Friday during AfroFest celebrations.

Arts and invention take stage at African culture festival

AfroFest, a weeklong celebration of the culture of Africa and its diaspora, continues through the week with events in the CAW Student Centre.

The line-up for Thursday, February 8, includes exhibits of works by Black photographers, books by Black authors, and the contributions of Black inventors; a workshop at 6:20 p.m. by artist Devyn Springer; and a discussion on masculinity. An info session on shea butter and essential oils starts at 3 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium; admission is $5.

Friday’s agenda opens with a sushi-making session with the Campus Pride Centre at 1 p.m. and continues with a 2:40 p.m. workshop on starting a business, and a painting activity incorporating the Adinkra symbols of the Asante and Akan peoples of Ghana at 3:40 p.m.

The closing celebration is a talent show at 8 p.m. in the Hum. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door.

AfroFest promotes cross-cultural exchange through intellectual discussion, film, fashion, and artistic and musical talent. Find a full schedule of the week’s events at uwsa.ca/AfroFest2018.

Leather belt in boxGet today’s trivia questions right and you could win the leather belt pictured above.

Contest prize to help keep your pants on

Why do firemen wear red suspenders? It’s a riddle you’ll never have to solve if you win today’s trivia contest. DailyNews is offering readers a chance to win a men’s belt from Timberland.

The black leather accessory, donated by UWindsor staffer Lily Powis, fits up to size 42 waist and features an antique-finish buckle. It is valued at $52 and makes a great gift — for yourself or a friend.

Just send your answers to the following trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Thursday, February 8.

  1. Which Benedictine monk is often, if erroneously, identified as the inventor of champagne?
    a) Armand de Brignac
    b) Dom Perignon
    c) Gregor Mendel
    d) Martin Luther
     
  2. Which singer had his 1961 song “Cupid” listed among the 500 greatest of all time by Rolling Stone magazine?
    a) Sam Cooke
    b) Percy Sledge
    c) Otis Redding
    d) Smokey Robinson
     
  3. Medieval medical theory held that this organ produced blood, making it — not the heart — the poetic seat of love.
    a) the brain
    b) the gall bladder
    c) the liver
    d) the stomach

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Kenneth Cole tote bagOne lucky winner will receive this Kenneth Cole tote bag in a Valentine’s trivia contest.

Tote bag up for grabs in trivia giveaway

Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve this Valentine’s Day — you can pop it instead into a Kenneth Cole Reaction tote, if you win today’s DailyNews trivia contest.

Donated by UWindsor staffer Lily Powis, this black-and-cream item measures 21" long and 12" deep with a magnetic closure, double handle, and patch pocket. It is valued at $119 and makes a great gift — for yourself or a friend.

Just send your answers to the following trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Thursday, February 8.

  1. Shakespeare named characters Valentine in three of his plays. In which is he the lead, along with his friend Proteus?
    a) Romeo and Juliet
    b) Titus Andronicus
    c) Twelfth Night
    d) Two Gentlemen of Verona
     
  2. Commemoration of Saint Valentine was removed from the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar in 1969, under which Pope?
    a) John XXIII
    b) Paul VI
    c) John Paul I
    d) John Paul II
     
  3. The 1929 St. Valentine’s Massacre arose from a dispute by crime gangs based on the north and south sides of which American city?
    a) Boston
    b) Chicago
    c) Detroit
    d) New York

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Vimy memorialA keynote address Friday on the battle of Vimy Ridge and its evolving significance over 100 years will open the Windsor Military Studies Conference.

Conference keynote to consider Vimy legend

Military historian Tim Cook wrote the book on the April 1917 battle of Vimy Ridge and will share his insights in a keynote address at the 13th annual Windsor Military Studies Conference, this weekend at Major F.A. Tilston Armoury.

Cook works at the Canadian War Museum and is an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His 2017 book, Vimy: the Battle and the Legend, examines the battle of Vimy Ridge and the way the memory of it has evolved over 100 years.

His address, entitled “The Vimy Legend: the History of the Battle and Monument, 1917 to the Present,” is set for 7 p.m. Friday, February 9. It opens the conference, a collaboration among the University of Windsor, the Essex and Kent Scottish, and the other Canadian Armed Forces units in Windsor.

Admission to the two-day conference, which includes lunch on Saturday, is $25. The fee is waived for students and members of the military.

The armoury is located at 4007 Sandwich Street. Find more information, including a full conference agenda, on the event Facebook page.

Gordon BloomSport psychology researcher Gordon Bloom will discuss his exploration of coaching strategies Friday in the Human Kinetics Building.

Strategies for sports success subject of lunchtime lecture

The director of the Sport Psychology Research Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University will deliver a free public lecture Friday at the University of Windsor.

Gordon Bloom will present “Coach Mentoring: Strategies for Learning and Success” at noon February 9 in room 144, Human Kinetics Building.

Dr. Bloom has developed an internationally-recognized coaching research program related to the knowledge, strategies, and behaviours employed by coaches in terms of leadership practices, mentoring, and team building that are designed to develop successful and well-balanced athletes.

He has incorporated the findings of his research in his role as a sport psychology consultant with amateur, professional, Olympic, and Paralympic athletes, and currently works for the United States Olympic Committee as part of its National Team Coach Leader Education Program.

This event is hosted by the Faculty of Human Kinetics as part of its Distinguished Speakers’ Series.

Health and wellness theme of part-time student social

Discussion of mental and physical health will join food and fun on the program of the Organization of Part-time Students’ Winter Social on Tuesday, February 13.

The event begins at 5 p.m. in the OPUS Lounge, room 172, CAW Student Centre. All UWindsor students are welcome to attend.

A panel will address mental health, heart and stroke, AIDS and sexual health, and nutrition and exercise. Attendees will have a chance to learn about OPUS and meet their student representatives, and may even win prizes and gifts.

RSVP by Friday, February 9, at opus@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 3603. Find more details on the OPUS website.