Communications, Media & Film

Gold medallist author of her own good fortune

In recommending Kate Hargreaves for the Governor General's Gold Medal, the department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing described the two-time grad (BA 2010, MA 2012) as “the most talented and hard-working student we have had the pleasure to teach and mentor.”

Hargreaves received the medal as the top graduate student in her cohort at Saturday’s Convocation ceremonies.

Downtown community welcomes UWindsor campus plans

Downtown residents and merchants were excited by what they saw of the University’s plans during an open house Thursday at the Windsor Armouries.

“I think the value of my house is going to shoot up,” said Jon Liedtke, whose home on Victoria Avenue is within walking distance of the three buildings slated for the downtown campus. He was one of dozens of community members who turned out to view renderings, speak with University officials, and grill architects on the details.

Architects to be on hand for downtown open house

Representatives from the architectural firms planning the development of the UWindsor’s downtown campus will be on hand Thursday to discuss renovations to the Windsor Armouries, the former bus depot across the street and the Windsor Star complex several blocks to the west.

CS&P Architects and the heritage consulting firm E.R.A. Architects will present drawings and floor plans reflecting the vision which will bring approximately 1,500 students, faculty and staff into the heart of the city in 2014.

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Open house to outline plans for downtown campus

The public will have a chance to say goodbye to the Windsor Armouries and view the University’s plans for its downtown campus during an open house in the building on Thursday, October 4.

The event will run 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the historical building, located on University Avenue at Freedom Way. UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, project managers, architects and representatives from the City of Windsor will be on-hand to discuss plans for the development of the Armouries, as well as the former bus depot across the street and the Windsor Star complex several blocks to the west.

Communications prof comes home for teaching assignment

Kyle Asquith has some intimate knowledge about how television markets products to children, but is also quick to dispel the widely accepted notion that it was the TV industry that invented the methods so commonly used today.

“There’s a misconception that marketing to children came in the television age,” says Dr. Asquith, the newest faculty member in the department of Communication, Media and Film. “Most companies already had the tactics and strategies of marketing to children nailed by the 1920s.”

UWindsor welcomes transfer of downtown campus properties

The transfer of city-owned properties to the University of Windsor will advance planning for the development of its downtown campus, president Alan Wildeman said Monday, after Windsor City Council voted to turn the Armouries, the former bus depot and the Chatham Street parkette over to the University.

The downtown campus expansion plans touches on every goal of the University’s strategic plan, said Dr. Wildeman.

Trip west provides awesome experience for aspiring filmmaker

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles about students who were involved in cool research, scholarly and creative activities during their summer break from classes.

Some people who travel through the Canadian prairies may describe their spaces as mundane, but to a young camera man with a vivid imagination and a desire for visual stimulation, the wide open west provides a bounty of opportunity.

Balloon festival seeking volunteers

Communications student Liam McWade is hoping to inflate some numbers this summer.

As volunteer coordinator for Balloonapalooza, he is seeking to recruit people to help mount the festival, now in its second year. McWade describes the event as kaleidoscope of colour, boasting more than 80 cold-air balloons through Windsor’s downtown core as well as entertainment for people of all ages.

Grad named to lead local Rotary

Volunteering on projects to help those less fortunate really make him realize how fortunate he is, says Chris Woodrow. The UWindsor communications grad (BA 1981) will serve as president of the Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair for the 2012-13 year.

A Rotarian since 2007, Woodrow has been actively involved in many facets of club operations, notably the TV Auction Committee where he served as chair for two successful years, the club public relations committee, RELAY and many other club activities. The club named him its Rotarian of the year in 2009.