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University Club closed Friday

The University Club will be closed Friday, February 3, for maintenance issues, Food Services reports.

The restaurant, located on the ground floor of Vanier Hall, will re-open for lunch as usual Monday.

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Deadline approaching for OPUS award nominations

Monday, February 6, is the deadline for nominations for the 20th annual Organization of Part-time University Students awards banquet, to be held March 15.

The banquet recognizes professors and staff members and celebrates the contributions of part-time students and the organization’s members.

All part-time undergrads, as well as UWindsor staff and faculty members, are welcome to submit nominations for these awards:

Building of bicycle critical mass subject of documentary

Cyclists are building critical mass in Vancouver and changing the face of the city. A film to be screened on the UWindsor campus Thursday charts the development of the city’s critical mass rides – cyclists grouping together to claim road space.

You Never Bike Alone asks whether cycle activists are succeeding in their goals. Through interviews with motorists “stuck in traffic,” cyclists of all backgrounds, and local politicians, journalist Robert Alstead asks whether Critical Mass and similarly styled rides are winning hearts and minds.

Film documents effort to change attitudes toward disabilities

The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents Emmanuel’s Gift, Wednesday at noon in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, this 2005 documentary follows Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, born with a deformed right leg and struggling against prejudice in his Ghanaian homeland. He works to spread the message: people with disabilities are valuable contributors to any society.

Fitness expert to discuss physical demands on musicians

Music is a demanding discipline, says Frank Jeney, and practitioners must keep healthy to perform at their peak.

Fitness coordinator at the St. Denis athletic centre, Jeney will discuss how to prevent injuries in his presentation, “The importance of stretching and strengthening for musicians,” in the Music Building’s Recital Hall on Wednesday, February 1, at 4 p.m.

“People typically don’t realize how much their body is being used, not just as a result of the physical strain, but the mental part as well,” he says.

Colloquium to consider ways to bridge summer setbacks in learning

School achievement gaps stem partly from inequalities among children’s opportunities to learn outside of school, particularly during the summer, says Scott Davies. Some children entertain themselves over summer breaks from school, while others enjoy a menu of enriching activities.

The “summer setbacks” compound, eroding the literacy skills of disadvantaged children and attributing to an achievement gap by high school, says Dr. Davies, a professor of sociology at McMaster University.

Session to explore peer review of teaching

The two main functions of peer review of teaching – improvement and evaluation – are the subject of an interactive session for faculty and staff on the UWindsor campus February 9.

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Reading Week to alter finance department delivery schedules

The finance department has issued a notice reminding the campus community to consider the Reading Week closure when planning for February.

The University’s US customs warehouse in Dearborn, Michigan, will be open as usual through the month, but because campus offices will be closed February 20 and 24, people ordering perishable shipments should request delivery no later than February 21 to ensure they arrive in Windsor before the weekend.