Miah-Marie Langlois

Last chance to enter no-smoking contest

University of Windsor students will have extra incentive to kick the habit. Registration is open this week for Leave the Pack Behind, a contest to discourage tobacco use, open to student smokers and non-smokers alike.

Contestants who meet the contest guidelines during the period of January 23 to March 5 enter a draw to win certificates toward their 2012/13 tuition in several categories:

Campus artists team up for group painting exhibition

A reception tonight will celebrate the opening of a group painting exhibition featuring works by artists with UWindsor ties.

Dean Carson, a staff member in the Leddy Library, and former visual arts instructor Jim Mroczkowski have teamed up with Matthew Hawtin for “Are you in the room?” at SB Contemporary Art.

Gallery owner Sarah Beveridge said she was initially intrigued by the differences in the artists’ practices and processes, but couldn’t help drawing parallels between them.

Food services worker remembered as a pleasant presence

Denise Brockmann, a cafeteria cashier who died January 15, is remembered as someone good to work with, says Mark Bagley, manager of satellite operations.

“She was a good worker and very, very pleasant to be around,” he said. “She will be missed by her friends and co-workers here. Our condolences from all food services staff go out to her family.”

Campus mourns death of retiree

Campus flags will be lowered Wednesday, January 18, in memory of retiree Edward Nantais, who died January 14.

Nantais started working for the University of Windsor in 1969 as a clerk in the University Bookstore and in 1971 transferred to a clerkship in the Distribution Services Department, a position from which he retired in 2005.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Find more details in his obituary.

Emergency repairs deny water service to Chrysler Hall North

Facility Services advises that Chrysler Hall North will have no water from 8 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, due to emergency repairs. Drinking fountains and washrooms in the building will be closed during this time.

Virtual classroom and webconferencing tool now available

The University of Windsor offers a new tool primarily to enhance online collaboration. 

Blackboard Collaborate provides the campus with free access to virtual classroom and webconferencing facilities.

“This is a major step forward in enhancing our support for online, distance, and blended learning,” says Nick Baker, a learning specialist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning who was involved in the selection and piloting of the online collaboration tools.

MarketPlace menu Tuesday to feature flavours of south Asia

The CAW Student Centre’s MarketPlace food court will satisfy your south Asian craving Tuesday with a special Indian-themed menu.

The Homestyle station will serve a choice of entrée: tandoori chicken, beef curry, or chickpea and cauliflower stew, with traditional basmati rice or vegetables. The cost is $5.99 for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and $7.99 for dinner from 4 to 7 p.m.

Senate urges amnesty for student protesters

In its meeting January 13, Senate voted to encourage instructors to allow students to participate in National Day of Action activities on February 1.

Organizers in Windsor plan a march starting at 11:30 a.m. in coordination with demonstrations nationwide calling for the reduction of tuition fees, reduction of student debt and increased education funding.

The resolution reads: