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Voting now open for campus-community radio awards

Voting for CJAMfm’s annual Jammy Awards will continue through March.

The awards recognize the best programs on the campus-community radio station in 10 categories, as well as local musicians and venues for live acts. CJAM will holds an awards ceremony in early April, says volunteer coordinator Sarah Morris.

“We want to celebrate the contributions of our dedicated volunteer hosts,” she says.

Cast your ballot on the Jammy Awards Web site.

Professional presentation sparks campus pride

New signage premiered at Friday’s open house won approval from UWindsor faculty and staff and presented a professional image to guests, says assistant provost Dave Bussière.

“We have had phenomenal buy-in from areas across campus,” he says. “So many people have come up to express the pride they feel when they see these materials.”

The new signs included retractable banners for each faculty, used to promote programs at the information fair, and large flags planted around the perimeter of campus and outside key sites for visitors.

Ontario universities welcome extension of provincial tuition framework

The Council of Ontario Universities welcomed an announcement Thursday that the provincial government is extending for one year a cap of five per cent on overall tuition fee increases at its colleges and universities.

COU chair Alastair Summerlee said the move will enable universities to protect the gains that have been made through the government’s major investments in higher education.

Anti-poverty activist to discuss effects of proposed reforms

Two reports in the last month suggested reforms to Ontario’s social assistance system: a commission created by the 2009 Poverty Reduction Act and the Drummond commission on the reform of public services.

Anti-poverty activist Marion Overholt, a staff lawyer at Legal Assistance of Windsor, will discuss how these reports fit into the reality of the shrinking middle class in Ontario, increasing rates of poverty, assumptions about people living in poverty, and our disappearing social welfare system at noon on Monday, March 12, in the law building’s room G101.

Organizers extend call for Campus Technology Day proposals

Organizers of Campus Technology Day, May 17 in the CAW Student Centre, have extended its call for proposals to Friday, March 16.

With a theme of “Opening Doors with Technology,” the interactive event brings together faculty, staff and students to discuss the impact technology has in enhancing learning, teaching, research and building community on campus.

Presenters will share their expertise and experiences with colleagues, through:

Speed dating event to benefit multicultural council

The closure of the student pub has resulted in the relocation of the Speed Dating for Charity event, Tuesday, March 13.

The event, a benefit for the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, will begin with registration at 7 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium. Thanks to sponsorship by the Alumni Association, the Organization of Part-time University Students, and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, admission is free for UWindsor students.

Author to explore issues of wealth inequality

Too much money at the top is bad for everyone, says Linda McQuaig.

“Our society tends to regard large fortunes as evidence of great talent or accomplishment,” she says. “Yet the vast new wealth isn't due to an increase in talent or effort at the top, but rather to changing social attitudes legitimizing greed and government policy changes that favour the new elite.”

Student voters reject bus pass proposal

UWindsor students overwhelmingly turned down a proposed universal bus pass that would have seen them pay for Transit Windsor services through their student fees.

In balloting by University of Windsor Students Alliance members Wednesday and Thursday, “no” votes held more than a 2-1 margin.

Pub closed until further notice

The University of Windsor Campus Community Police are working closely with Windsor Police Services with their investigation of an altercation originating at the University Pub that resulted in the injury of three young men early Friday morning. The University Pub is now closed until further notice.

Campus to welcome special guests Friday

Prospective students and their families visiting campus Friday for Spring Open House are “our special guests,” says Zora Savic, events coordinator in the liaison office.

She says students, faculty and staff have been busily preparing for the event, one of the most important in the student recruitment process.

“We have learned that coming to our campus, meeting with our people and getting the UWindsor experience is one of the best ways to convince high school students to choose to come here,” she says.