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Music students to entertain mass photo subjects

Attendees at Friday’s event to celebrate the University of Windsor’s takeover of the former Windsor Star buildings will be entertained by a band of music students.

The jazz group the Udder Guys—house band at the Milk Coffee Bar—will be playing while students and alumni, faculty and staff, and community members gather for a mass crowd photo in front of the buildings at the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets in downtown Windsor.

Campus to join Windsor-Essex celebration of kindness

You don’t need an excuse to be nice, but you’ll have one anyway this Friday, November 9: the WindsorEssex Community Foundation has designated it Random Act of Kindness Day.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to perform one simple act of kindness for someone else—neighbours, friends, co-workers, or someone they don’t even know—and hand them a card, inspiring them to do the same.

Marketing campaign encourages prospective students to Think UWindsor

A marketing campaign rolling out this month depicts the decision process students undertake when choosing a university, and reassures them that they won’t get lost in the crowd at the University of Windsor.

The campaign ranges across a number of media in southwestern Ontario markets, says chief communications officer Holly Ward. Print advertising includes daily and community newspapers, placards in public transit and posters in shopping malls. Commercials will run before movies in cinemas and on radio stations.

UWindsor president signs on for youth literacy campaign

Reading opens up worlds, says UWindsor president Alan Wildeman.

“So much of our knowledge is centred in written form,” he says. “Without being able to read, you don’t have the same opportunity to explore what the world has to offer.”

Dr. Wildeman joined volunteers from across the community who spread out across Windsor-Essex on Thursday, exchanging special editions of the Windsor Star for contributions to the Raise-a-Reader campaign. The effort raises funds for family literacy programs, distributing reading skills and books to local children.

Upper-class mentors making a difference for new students

Almost 200 advice gurus assisted more than 200 first-year students with their transition to university through the Educational Development Centre’s Connecting4Success mentorship program this year.

The program targets first generation students – the first in their families to attend university – and matches them with upper-year students in the same program or faculty for one-on-counselling focused on common first-year academic, social and personal challenges.

Marketing campaign encourages prospective students to Think UWindsor

A marketing campaign rolling out this month depicts the decision process students undertake when choosing a university, and reassures them that they won’t get lost in the crowd at the University of Windsor.

The campaign ranges across a number of media in southwestern Ontario markets, says Holly Ward, executive director of Public Affairs and Communications. Print advertising includes daily and community newspapers, placards in public transit and posters in shopping malls. Commercials will run before movies in cinemas and on radio stations.

Volunteer effort promotes community literacy programs

The importance of literacy has been close to her heart for a long time, says Holly Ward, executive director of Public Affairs and Communications.

She joined UWindsor President Alan Wildeman and dozens of volunteers who spread out across Windsor-Essex on Wednesday morning, exchanging special editions of the Windsor Star for contributions to the Raise-A-Reader campaign. The effort raises funds for family literacy programs, distributing reading skills and books to local children.