Mona Dosen

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.

Donor reception celebrates success of employee fundraising campaign

Thursday’s reception in recognition of campus donors to the Annual Giving Program was the biggest yet, according to development officer Mona Dosen.

“We had a record number of people in attendance,” she said. “I think a lot of people wanted to see the new garden.”

As the culmination of this year’s fundraising campaign on the theme “Plant a seed,” Facility Services revamped a garden outside the Leddy Library, including one bed planted with a Lancer shield.

“They did a wonderful job,” Dosen said. “It is breathtaking.”

Reception today a flowery thank-you to campus donors

A reception today to honour staff, faculty and retiree donors to the Annual Giving Program will proceed rain or shine, says organizer Mona Dosen. Luckily, forecasters are calling for fair weather.

Dosen, a development officer in University Advancement, says the event is a chance to show appreciation for supporters of UWindsor fundraising efforts.

“Every single employee gives so much to our students, it’s absolutely true,” she says. “Those who go beyond by donating for student scholarships, for state-of-the-art facilities and campus amenities deserve special recognition.”

Bench naming rights on offer at donor recognition reception

Donors who attend a reception May 24 in recognition of their support for the Annual Giving Program will be entered into a draw for a unique door prize – naming rights to a commemorative bench on the UWindsor campus.

“We are very excited about this unique opportunity,” says development officer Mona Dosen. “It ties in directly with this year’s theme of campus beautification and the winner can choose to honour a department, special event or family member.”

Planting carries a message of appreciation

The planting in a new garden outside the Leddy Library will carry a special message honouring faculty and staff members who have “planted a seed” by supporting the University’s fundraising efforts.

The refurbished garden, featuring a bubbling fountain along with trees, grasses and other plants native to the region, is the setting for a reception in recognition of donors to the Annual Giving Program on Thursday, May 24.

Former Manitoba premier to discuss life in politics

Howard Pawley, professor emeritus of political science and former premier of Manitoba, will recount stories from his memoir, Keep True: A Life in Politics, during a free public event at the Windsor Public Library’s central branch on Wednesday, October 19.

Pawley will discuss his 19 years in the Manitoba legislature, culminating in his 1981-88 term as premier, the inner workings of government, and political controversies from introducing public auto insurance to the Meech Lake accord.

He will also sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

Mediation with faculty association continues

Mediation between the University of Windsor and the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) will continue on October 17, 18 and 19.

The association has set a strike date of 12:01 a.m. on October 19, and the University of Windsor remains confident that an agreement can be reached before the deadline. Updates will continue to be communicated as more information about this process becomes available.