Communications, Media & Film

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.

UWindsor reveals vision for downtown campus

Preliminary renderings of the University of Windsor’s downtown campus were revealed by president Alan Wildeman during a media conference Wednesday, April 17, in the Windsor Armouries.

“The University of Windsor is creating new spaces where our students, faculty and staff can be engaged in innovative teaching, learning and discovery, and where they can more effectively partner with the arts community and social agencies to make a difference,” Dr. Wildeman said.

Film tells tale of idealism, crime and betrayal

A film to be screened on campus Thursday tells the story of political activists who cross the line into law-breaking and authorities who may be crossing their own lines to catch them.

GEM Awards issues call for nominations

Do you know of a staff member from Student & International Affairs who “Goes the Extra Mile” and really made a difference for you or someone you know? If so, submit a nomination so that they can be recognized at the seventh annual appreciation luncheon.

Please click here to see the list of offices and staff that qualify for this award, and to access the on-line nomination form.

Fraternity members soak people for donations

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. With that can-do attitude, members of the Sigma Chi fraternity dove right into a charitable endeavour last week – soaking in a hot tub outside the CAW Student Centre to raise funds for the fight against ovarian cancer.

“One of our sorority sisters has ovarian cancer, so we want to support research for a cure,” said second-year communications student Josh Harendorf.

Grad’s film delves into mysterious disappearance

A film by a UWindsor English grad will enjoy its premiere Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. in room 121, Biology Building.

Matt St. Amand (BA 1995, MA 2000) wrote Call In, which he describes as a short “found footage” film that traces the disappearance of Steve Shell, the host of a conspiracy call-in radio show who walked out during a 2011 broadcast and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

“The film is somewhat experimental,” says St. Amand. “It's a radio play set to images shot around the city of Windsor.”