Tina Pugliese

UWindsor grads to carry on Catholic Campus Ministry

Two UWindsor grads working for Assumption University have pledged to carry on the work of Campus Ministry as chaplain Rev. Chris Valka prepares to take up a posting in Toronto.

“Campus Ministry will continue to provide a rich experience of spiritual, liturgical, educational, and social opportunities for students,” says Thomas Dula, faith formation coordinator.

Drama school reminds actor there’s no place like home

The University of Windsor will hold a place for Danielle Wade, says Tina Pugliese, director of the School of Dramatic Art.

Wade, an acting student who finished her second year, won a national search for the role of Dorothy in a Toronto-based stage production of The Wizard of Oz. The play, adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber from the books by L. Frank Baum, will begin performances December 20.

The 20-year-old LaSalle native finished as the fan favourite on the CBC-TV series Over the Rainbow to win the role. The show’s finale aired Monday.

Presentation to take measure of student mentorship program

Information literacy librarian Tamsin Bolton and drama professor Tina Pugliese will discuss their research into the impact of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Mentor Program in a free public presentation Friday in the Leddy Library.

“We have surveyed first-year students, mentors, and instructors who have had mentors in their classrooms to get a full sense of what has been happening,” Bolton says. “We are currently in the process of going through the data.”