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Cupcakes capture attention of campus community

A cupcake giveaway Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre served its purpose of bringing attention to the University’s 50th anniversary, organizers say.

“We had a really nice turnout,” says chief communications officer Holly Ward. “It is important for us to make sure the campus community is aware of what we’re doing. We will be launching advertising soon, but the current students and employees are really a core part of the celebration.”

Solo recitals to showcase graduating music students

The 2013 spring season continues this weekend with five solo recitals by music students in their graduating or third years. Most of these events will be juried recitals performed for credit, but some students will perform purely for the experience. Each recital incorporates one hour of music, the repertoire representing a variety of styles and periods.

This weekend’s events include:

Performance to present compositions by UWindsor music instructor

New media works by UWindsor music instructor David Litke are on the program for in/fuse 16, Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Lambton Tower’s basement Studio A.

The free event will feature guest artists Krista Vincent and Aaron Hodgson, as well as Sigi Torinus, Martin Schiller, Trevor Pittman, David Litke, Brent Lee, Aaron Eichler and Nic de Cosson.

Faculty, staff and board members among Diamond Jubilee honourees

A significant number of University of Windsor staffers, faculty members and both past and present members of the board have been awarded for their contributions to country in conjunction with the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.

The following people have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:

Engineering team helps local cutting tools company optimize operations

What began as a redesign of a particular fixture at a local cutting tools manufacturing shop quickly evolved into a complete overhaul of the plant’s layout in order to improve its efficiency. And it all happened thanks to a federal government program aimed at helping small businesses, and the know-how of a group of UWindsor engineering researchers.

Science students have strong showing at Ontario Biology Day

There were a few times this past weekend when biology professor Oliver Love was watching presentations by fourth-year science students at Ontario Biology Day and could have sworn he was listening to graduate students.

“That’s how good they were,” he said. “I’ve never seen better presentations by undergrads.”