Communications, Media & Film

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.”

Film series to explore political issues

Cinema Politica will host a series of film screenings this semester, presenting works that feature under-represented characters and tell stories which challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.

Admission is by donation; all screenings take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays in room 108, Odette Building.

Film shoot seeking extras

Have you always thought you ought to be in pictures? You may get your chance this weekend, as a University of Windsor graduate is seeking volunteers to act as extras in her first feature-length film.

Sarah Manschot (BA Communication Studies 2004) is shooting a scene in Erie Hall in the afternoon of Saturday, January 14. She is looking for people to fill the background. It is set in a film festival, so adults of all ages are welcome, but no children.