Sima MeghdariSima Meghdari is completing the English Language Improvement Program in advance of master’s studies at the Odette School of Business.

Student all business in pursuit of education

The instructors in the English Language Improvement Program are helping Sima Meghdari identify errors in her writing and conversation.

“Now I know specifically what mistakes I make, so I can correct them,” she says. “Plus, I am learning a lot of new vocabulary.”

Those skills will come in handy when she begins studies toward a master’s degree in accounting at the Odette School of Business. She earned an undergraduate degree in management in her home city of Tehran, Iran, and hopes to pursue a career in Canada after graduation.

“With my major, I have a lot of opportunities,” Meghdari says.

While she originally chose Windsor because the University is well-known and respected, she has come to appreciate the surrounding community on its own merits.

“I like a small city,” she says. “Here I can go everywhere easily; everything is within walking distance.”

Plus, says Meghdari: “The people are really friendly.”

The Centre for English Language Development will celebrate international language students and their contributions to campus and community on World Student Day, Friday July 20. UWindsor faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in free activities, entertainment, and a lunch on Turtle Island Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

penguin-shaped speakerIce Ice Baby is a pint-sized penguin portable speaker.

Wireless speakers take friendly form

Promising fun for kids of all ages, the Campus Bookstore is now selling My Audio Pets, mini Bluetooth speakers shaped like animals.

“They’re the tiniest, cutest, most kick-butt speakers I’ve ever seen,” says marketing co-ordinator Martin Deck. “These little guys are a blast, but don’t let their small size fool you. They deliver impressive sound quality.”

My Audio Pets connect wirelessly to a smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device. They’re portable and can be paired up for a true stereo experience.

“They make great gifts, too!” Deck adds. “Parcel them out to your friends to take music with you wherever you go.”

They retail for $38.95 in the Campus Bookstore, located on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre.

#GivingTuesday logoVolunteer or nominate someone to serve on the 2018 #GivingTuesday Committee.

Reminder: nominations due today for 2018 #GivingTuesday Committee

Today — Monday, July 16 — is the deadline to submit nominations or to volunteer for the UWindsor #GivingTuesday Committee, which will plan a campaign to raise awareness and funds in support of students and campus projects.

The event falls this year on November 27; it follows U.S. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday to kick off the charitable season.

Organizer Nicole Broderick, co-ordinator of the Annual Giving Program, says #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to drive philanthropic engagement.

“The committee’s purpose is to connect and engage with our alumni, friends, and community partners in an exciting and creative way while celebrating and encouraging giving,” she says. “We are seeking a diverse committee to offer their unique perspectives and areas of expertise to the campaign.”

Find more information and a nomination/volunteer form on the alumni office website.