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Members of Lancer volleyball celebrate a pointCome out to cheer on Lancer volleyball, Saturday in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.

Volleyball action to make Lancer fans UWin Proud

The Office of Student Experience has designated Lancer volleyball matches in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 18, #UWinProud Varsity Games and encourages staff, faculty, students, and friends of the University to turn out to cheer on the Blue and Gold.

The Lancers are hosting the Queens’s Gaels, with the women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

Volunteers will be on-site selling T-shirts to raise funds and awareness for the March 20 UWindsor Relay for Life.

Volleyball will also be in action earlier in the weekend, hosting the Paladins of Royal Military College on Friday, Jan. 17.

Women’s hockey is the only other competition at home, facing off against the Toronto Varsity Blues at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Centre, Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Windsor squad will take to the road to play the Gryphons in Guelph on Saturday.

Men’s hockey will play the Varsity Blues in Toronto on Friday, then head over to the Mattamy Athletic Centre to take on the Ryerson Rams on Saturday.

Basketball rounds out the weekend line-up, in St. Catharines to play a doubleheader against the Brock Badgers. Tip-off is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.

Many of the games will be available for viewing via live video streaming. Find details at goLancers.ca.

Sheri Lowrie wearing T-shirt and button reading I'm dressed this way for United WaySheri Lowrie, co-chair of the campus campaign for United Way, wears a T-shirt and a button explaining she is a supporter of the charity.

Charitable contribution earns pass for weekly casual dress days

Thursday is her favourite day of the workweek, says Sheri Lowrie.

“I get to be comfortable and wear what I like,” says the student recruitment officer.

She is co-chair of the campus campaign for United Way, which offers a pass for casual dress days each Thursday in 2020. Annual passes entitling employees to participate are available in exchange for a minimum tax-deductible donation of $50.

“You get a pass to place on your desk and a button that reads I’m dressed this way for United Way,” Lowrie says. “It raises the profile of this charity that does so much for our community — plus it’s an excuse to wear my Uggs.”

She has the passes for purchase by cash or cheque; contact her at sherio@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 2036.

image Detroit and Windsor skylinesThe theme of the 2020 Lancer Leadership Conference is “Leadership and You.”

Registration open for student leadership conference

Registration is now open for the Lancer Leadership Conference, Saturday, Feb. 1, at the SoCA Armouries.

With a theme of “Leadership and You,” the conference offers attendees two threads:

  • leadership and self-care, and
  • leadership and self-knowledge.

Leadership Hub co-ordinator Simon du Toit notes that this year’s roster features many more student speakers.

“We are excited to be able to offer such a strong line-up of presenters,” he says. “At only $20 for students to register, we know we’re offering a great value.”

He encourages early registration, as places are limited; find the full schedule and registration details on the conference website.

Little Caesars ArenaJoin alumni and friends to see the Detroit Pistons take on the NBA champion Toronto Raptors.

Alumni and friends to take in Pistons-Raptors game

Whether they cheer for Detroit or Toronto, UWindsor grads and friends will have someone to cheer at a National Basketball Association game Jan. 31 at Little Caesars Arena.

The University of Windsor Alumni Association is offering two options for the contest between the Pistons and the Raptors. The Alumni Night with the Detroit Pistons package includes one game ticket for seating in the gondola area, with a choice of transportation arrangements:

  • $90 Canadian includes return shuttle bus from campus to the game;
  • $80 Canadian for fans wishing to arrange their own transportation.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Find full details on the alumni website.

The deadline to buy tickets is 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24; register online.

Rich the KidWinterFest headliner Rich the Kid is known for his singles “New Freezer” and “Plug Walk.”

Tickets on sale for winter homecoming concert

Tickets for the WinterFest concert organized by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, Jan. 25 in the St. Denis Centre, are available from the student union office or online.

The all-ages show will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a lineup of local hip hop and electronic artists leading into the headline act.

“We’re putting Windsor on the map by bringing hip hop sensation Rich the Kid, to this year’s WinterFest,” says UWSA president Jeremiah Bowers. “We wanted to give the opportunity to local artists to be able to play, so they could showcase their talent on a big stage with a renowned artist.”

Admission to the inaugural winter homecoming festival is $45.

A bunch of lawyersGuests at the Feb 7 Bid on a Lawyer banquet will have a chance to win legal services.

Gala banquet to benefit local food banks

A chance to network with legal professionals will benefit the Windsor-Essex Food Bank, when the Pre-Law Student Society holds its Bid on a Lawyer banquet, Feb. 7 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Guests will enjoy gourmet catering, raffle prizes, music, and dance, as well as the opportunity to bid on the services of several prominent lawyers, with proceeds going to the food bank.

“As aspiring lawyers, community service is integral to our profession, and we can think of no better way to give back than by helping to fight hunger in our community,” says Pre-Law Student Society president Gail O’Neil. “PLSS has already sourced two bins worth of non-perishable food items for the charity thanks to generous contributors on our team and at our fundraisers. This event will allow us to direct some of our monetary proceeds to them as well.”

Computer science major Noah Campbell will emcee the event, and Windsor Updates will provide photography services. Find details and order tickets on the banquet’s Eventbrite site.