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Lunchtime lecture to offer look at dementia

A presentation on Monday, February 27, will explore the cognitive deficits experienced with dementia.

In “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Part 2,” Rosemary Fiss will challenge participants to consider the changes they will make in their practices to provide opportunities for success for the person with dementia.

Fiss is the manager of education and support programs at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County. Her presentation is set for noon to 1 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

Student engineers win in February quiz

Sandeep Guntupalli, a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, won yesterday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and the fabulous prize package pictured above.

One question tripped up most respondents – the 1900 Paris Olympics were the most recent Summer Games held during a non-leap year. Montreal hosted the event in 1976, a leap year. The Gregorian calendar now in use does not add a leap day to most end-of-century years, including 1900.

Restaurant to host fundraiser for engineering student design team

A team of Windsor engineering students engaged in designing and building a radio-controlled aircraft are partnering with a local chain restaurant to raise money for the project.

The 2012 SAE Aero Design team has arranged to receive a percentage of the dinner proceeds at Kelsey’s Tecumseh location on Monday, February 27. The team will receive 10 per cent of food sales between 6 and 11 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 9 Amy Croft Drive in Tecumseh.

Handrail adjustments to close stairs to Chrysler Hall Tower

Both sets of stairs from Sunset Avenue to Chrysler Hall Tower will close this Friday, February 24 — and possibly Saturday, February 25 — for minor adjustments to the stair handrail brackets.

The accessibility ramps on both sides of the building, along with the west stairs, will remain open during this period.
Direct questions or concerns to project coordinator Roger J. Rivard in Facility Services at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.

Quiz to brighten winter days

For those hardy souls holding down the UWindsor fort during Study Week, DailyNews is offering a small measure of recompense: a chance to win some swag.

Up for grabs are two 50 mm square photo frames in bonded leather, courtesy of the special events manager in the Office of the President, and two 100 per cent silk scarves – ideal to ward off winter’s chill – donated by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

Fitness instructors offering free classes this week

Looking to get in shape for spring? Instructors of X-Training classes in the St. Denis Centre are offering a free sample this week – try a class and if you like it, sign up at half-price for the remainder of the semester.

Included in the offer are:

Piping repairs to shut down campus hot water Tuesday

Don’t forget – most campus buildings will be without hot water service today, Tuesday, February 21, from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The shutdown will apply to all campus buildings with the exception of:

Film combines investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery

The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of The Cove, February 22 at noon in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Winner of the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary, the Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret.