Karen Pillon

Month’s end to close 2012 campus giving campaign

Contributors to the Annual Giving Program who make their donations by April 30 will be credited with a gift to its 2012 Plant a Seed:  Here We Grow Again campaign, says chair Bruce Tucker.

“UWindsor employees and retirees who participate will receive an invitation to this spring’s donor recognition event,” Dr. Tucker says. “It is a tangible demonstration of the University’s appreciation of those faculty and staff members who go beyond their work efforts to support student success.”

Library shows appreciation for student patrons

A cookie tastes a little sweeter when it’s free, says Lindsay Thompson.

The second-year kinesiology major was one of hundreds of UWindsor students to enjoy a freebie from the Leddy Library on Tuesday.

Librarians distributed free cookies, coffee and tea as a goodwill gesture to students preparing for final examinations. Sales of decommissioned books helped to pay for the event.

“It’s awesome,” said second-year environmental science student Colette Drouillard. “It’s very nice for them to do this for us. Plus, I like free stuff!”

Campus fundraising drive hoping for heavy harvest

Participating in the University’s Annual Giving Program gives her a special feeling of accomplishment, says volunteer canvasser Karen Pillon.

“It’s fun to give knowing that we will benefit as employees,” she says. “The money we give isn’t going away; it will be spent where we spend most of our time.”

Building on the success of last year’s “Plant a Seed” campaign, this year’s theme is “Here We Grow Again.” A reception for volunteers Wednesday will help to launch the 2012 effort.

Lecture to explore the moral development of library service

Sometimes it’s good to bend the rules, says Karen Pillon.

Head of the access service department at the Leddy Library, she will discuss that principle in her free public lecture “No student turned away: Using Kohlberg’s six stages of moral development to inform a customer service model,” at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in room 302, West Leddy.