Beth Oakley hands a vegetarian hotdog to a studentSuccessful service: Beth Oakley (right), director of the Student Success Centre, hands a vegetarian hotdog to a student during Thursday’s Campus Community Barbecue.

Hundreds enjoy sights, sounds, smells and tastes of campus barbecue

Shu Di Dong is going to miss the Campus Community Barbecue. The fourth-year chemistry student has been attending the fall tradition annually since she started at the University of Windsor.

“It was good to come every year,” she said Thursday as she selected a fresh apple from the bins in the Student Courtyard. “It’s a nice event.”

Hundreds of students and employees turned out to partake of the free food, bask in the sun, and groove to the tunes. Valerie Bonasso, property and scene painter for the School of Dramatic Art, said she welcomes the chance to meet with her colleagues from around campus.

“I love that this happens,” she said. “We get buried in our own little silos and never get out on campus to see people.”

A new feature this year was a runway show of fashions from the Campus Bookstore. Volunteer model R.J. D’Aguilar was happy to don some Under Armour sweats bearing UWindsor logos.

“It was an excellent opportunity to represent to campus and to promote engagement in the school,” said the first-year psychology major.

students picnic on lawn
First-year students Yulia Dziekan, Daniel Moffat and Brittany Lesy turned their barbecue into a picnic on the lawn outside Dillon Hall.

students wear Lancer rugby shirts, UWindsor sweatsuits, etc.
Students model UWindsor and Lancer fashions during the Campus Community Barbecue outside Memorial Hall.

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The Aboriginal Education Centre also held a barbecue luncheon to welcome students back to school Thursday. From left: Tanja Spasojevic, Alex Walker, Cherisse Fernandes, Rebecca Pschibul and Jessica Chenier turn out at Turtle Island.