Korissa Williams

Spring is busting out all over

Spring 2012 may be just a few days old, but don’t tell Mother Nature that – she has the season well underway in Windsor. More than a week of record warm temperatures has campus flowers blooming much earlier than normal.

A DailyNews photographer captured a few blossoms to share.


Violets are edible, though pretty bland unless candied.

Single magnolia blossom

Organization of Part-time University Students honours founder

Josie Iannetta was a very kind and caring person whose legacy will live on, says Maryan Amalow, executive director of the Organization of Part-time University Students.

The founding president of OPUS, Iannetta died February 14. The organization paid tribute to her at its annual awards banquet March 15.

“We all know how much of an impact she has had on OPUS and how compassionate and caring she was,” Amalow said. “Her legacy and the advocacy she did during those times for OPUS impressed us. We will always remember and appreciate her efforts and support.”

Nominations invited for awards to recognize graduate student contributions to teaching

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is calling for nominations for two awards recognizing contributions by graduate and teaching assistants to the University's learning environment.

Nominations for the GA/TA Award for Educational Practice and the GA/TA Award for Educational Leadership must be submitted no later than April 13.

Software patch protects against vulnerability in remote desktop

Microsoft Windows computers that have Remote Desktop enabled are now extremely vulnerable to hackers without a recent critical update, advises Information Technology Services.

“The latest Windows patches should be applied immediately,” says network security administrator Kevin Macnaughton. “We normally recommend that users apply patches when it is convenient, but in this instance we strongly urge users to patch their systems immediately in order to protect their PCs from this serious vulnerability.”

Job posting from Human Resources

The following Non Union Administration position is available to all applicants through Human Resources.

The following posting closes on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 4 p.m.

#2012-NU-03 Teacher Trainer – TESOL (part-time, 24 hours or less), temporary/contract (1 position), in the Centre for English Language Development. Term: April 16, 2012, to August 10, 2012, and September 17, 2012, to December 14, 2012 (practicum phase).

Art curatorship subject of discussion

The Art Gallery of Windsor and the UWindsor School of Visual Arts present a talk by David Liss, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, as part of the 2012 Alone + Together Speakers’ Series.

Set for the gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, the event is titled “Curating Spaces in Museums and Beyond.”

Campus Community Police apprehend suspect in St. Denis Centre theft

Campus Community Police have recovered all the items stolen from a locker in the St. Denis Centre after apprehending a suspect in connection with a theft March 15.

As a result of their investigation with assistance from staff at the centre, officers also recovered items from at least one other theft.
The service reminds patrons of the St. Denis Centre to be vigilant, to refrain from bringing valuable items when using the locker areas, and to report suspicious activity immediately at 519-253-3000, ext. 1234 — or ext. 911 for emergencies.

Lecture to answer questions about teen health

Family physician Joslyn Warwaruk will share her insights into “Everything you wanted to know about teen health” in a free public lecture in room 202, Toldo Health Education Centre, on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Warwaruk’s practice includes time at the Windsor Teen Health Centre -- working with teen issues including depression, anxiety, sexually transmitted diseases, sports injuries, pregnancies, acne and rashes.

Power shutdown to affect CEI this weekend

Workers will shut down all electricity to Phase 1 of the Centre for Engineering Innovation this weekend.

The power shutdown will affect several lab spaces and the offices of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Commission from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this matter to manager Dan Castellan of facility planning, renovations and construction, at 519-253-3000, ext. 2164.