Miah-Marie Langlois

Campus Police offering women’s self-defence course

Campus Community Police is offering a free self-defence course to female students and employees at the University of Windsor on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22.

The Rape Aggression Defence System is a program of realistic self-defence tactics and techniques for women. The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defence training.

University Club reintroducing soup and salad bar combo

The University Club is reintroducing its popular soup and salad bar combo for lunch, offering a choice of four salads, two soups and fresh rolls and butter daily for just $7 per person.

The club is offering a free buffet lunch to its members during Membership Appreciation Day on Thursday, January 12.

New memberships are available for just $20 for the rest of the school year, entitling card holders to weekly specials:

STEPS getting closer to students

The Educational Development Centre is bringing its workshops across campus in an effort to reach students.

The Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS) program offers 10 different workshops to help students develop the skills needed to succeed at the university. This semester, besides the traditional 50-minute long sessions in Dillon Hall, the program will offer shorter sessions in buildings around campus.

New food concept aiming to make campus tastier

Looking for a quick bite on campus that’s deliciously different and a great deal? Just grab a hot and fresh Bozii combo and you’ll be good to go.

An outlet serving the savoury filled pastries opened Monday in the Toldo Health Education Centre, adjacent to the Bru. The pastries are available in a variety of fillings – from steak to vegetarian – grilled fresh for each customer, and come with a choice of dipping sauces.

Session to provide an introduction to piano maintenance

Ric Moor will share insights from more than 30 years in the music business in his free public presentation “Love ’em or Hate ’em: Understanding Pianos,” Wednesday, January 11 at 4 p.m. in the Music Building’s Recital Hall, room 139.

A trained piano technician, Moor is also director of the University Wind Ensemble.

Award-winning research writer credits teamwork for accolades

It wouldn’t be possible for him to write about the research successes of the University of Windsor without the cooperation of the school’s faculty and students, says Stephen Fields.

A research communications officer in the University’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Fields won a gold medal for excellence in news writing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s second district, which includes 700 schools in Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, and the eastern United States.

Campus Technology Day 2012 seeking volunteers

The organizing committee for the sixth annual Campus Technology Day has set a date of May 17, 2012, for the daylong conference in the CAW Student Centre.

The event brings together faculty, staff, and students to discuss the impact of technology on enhancing learning, teaching, research, and building community.

“We’re currently in the early stages of planning,” says Anna Galka of Information Technology Services. “We are considering themes for the day and beginning the work of recruiting presenters.”

Job postings from Human Resources

The following union position is available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in this position are requested to apply in writing by completing an 'Application for Transfer' form and forwarding it to: Department of Human Resources on or before 4:00 pm on the posting closing date. Please note: Union positions are covered by the union collective agreement, therefore, please be aware that we must allow our qualified unionized staff the first opportunity for transfer or promotion to these positions.

Applications for Strategic Priority Fund due January 16

Provost Leo Groarke extended the deadline for applications to the University’s Strategic Priority Fund to Monday, January 16.

The fund earmarks about $1.5 million for projects directed to the five goals highlighted in the University’s strategic plan:

Begin planning early for June power shut-down

Facility Services will be carrying out a campus-wide power shut down on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 7a.m. until 1 p.m. in order to complete maintenance work to the high voltage substation.

During this time no back-up power will be available.  Each area will be responsible for obtaining its own generators if required and is asked to begin planning early for the shut-down.