Miah-Marie Langlois

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.

Grants available for travel to conferences on teaching and learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning invites applications for travel grants to participate in teaching and learning conferences. The centre particularly invites applications for travel to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) annual conferences.

SoTL Academy will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 20 to 22, with the theme Collaborative Engagement. For more information, visit the conference Web site.

Electronic form to streamline requests for CTL services

The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers a new electronic tool to simplify the process of requesting its services.

The electronic service order form enables instructors and staff to remotely request CTL services like audio-visual setup for a campus event, photography, studio space, DVD duplication, and video encoding, editing, and recording.  Users will also receive an automated confirmation e-mail to better track their requests.

Class offers free introduction to hoop fitness

Campus Recreation is offering UWindsor employees a chance to get in on the fun of the latest fitness craze, Hoopnotica, with a free class on Monday, March 12.

“This class not only builds core strength, but is also a low-impact cardiovascular workout that tones the entire body,” says Sandra Ondracka, manager of Campus Recreation.

Monday’s one-hour class begins at 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, St. Denis Centre.

The session continues until April 16; registration is $35.40 plus HST for faculty and staff – hoops supplied!

Part-time students to hear from director of student aid

Aase Houser, director of student awards and financial aid, is the featured speaker at the Organization of Part-time University Students social, March 7.

Attendees will enjoy a free dinner as well as learn about the Ontario Student Assistance Program, the provincial tuition grant, scholarships and bursaries.

Part-time students will be entered into a draw for a $250 door prize.

The event runs 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the OPUS Lounge, room 172, CAW Student Centre. RSVP by e-mail to opus@uwindsor.ca or by telephone, 519-971-3603.

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Video competition aims to discover student tech ideas

Students with an idea for a great new technology, innovation or start-up can take it to the next level through a video competition hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence.

The contest, open to all post-secondary students enrolled at an Ontario university or college, is a chance to put their ideas in front of the movers and shakers of the science and technology industry.

Feminist media critic to offer ad-busting analysis

Feminist blogger, radio host and ad-buster Jennie Thunder will make three public appearances in Windsor on Tuesday, March 6.

At 10 a.m., she will analyze advertisements we see every day and offer tools to continue the critique outside the classroom in her presentation “Rethink, Reclaim: Occupy the Media,” in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

At 1 p.m., Thunder will engage in an interactive discussion, “Storming the Media,” on her efforts to harness the media to project her own feminist voice, also in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

Your Health Matters information aimed at cancer prevention

Up to half of all cancers can be either prevented or detected before they become a serious threat to your health. When it comes to cancer, an ounce of prevention and screening is worth more than a pound of cure!

A session for UWindsor employees will focus on general risk factors that individuals have control over and can change. Cancer Care Ontario developed the “Your Health Matters” information session to enhance participants’ understanding of the risks.