When he got the University of Windsor, says Carlos Puerta, “everybody said that the best way to enjoy your university years is to get involved.”
That’s why the third-year economics major agreed to participate Wednesday in a restaging of a photograph originally taken in 1963. The image groups students around a cake—in 1963 celebrating the University’s formal birth, and in 2013 commemorating its 50th anniversary.
“I thought it was a nice opportunity to make history at the university,” says Puerta. “Maybe 50 years from now, people will be looking at my picture!”
There is no better way to promote peace than to reach out to citizens of other nations, says Enrique Chacon. That’s why the international student advisor gets excited about the Host for the Holidays program.
“It’s an opportunity for students from around the world to learn about Canadians, and for people here in Windsor to gain an understanding of other cultures as well,” he says.
When she arrived at the University of Windsor three years ago to begin her post-secondary career, she was grateful for assistance in getting settled, recalls chemistry student Samantha Scalia.
“It was really hectic,” she said. “I was so glad to have so many people helping new students.”
That’s why she decided to get involved as a volunteer with Windsor Welcome Week. Scalia was one of dozens of students who pitched in to help about new arrivals haul their belongings into residence Sunday.