Korissa Williams

Music professors to join Windsor Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Handel work

Several instructors at the School of Music will be among the featured performers Saturday, February 25, as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus stages its annual concert.

The centrepiece of the performance will be Alexander’s Feast by George Frideric Handel, an important and pivotal piece by a composer known for his choral works. An ode with music, Alexander’s Feast met with great success when it premiered in 1736 in London, encouraging Handel to make the transition from writing Italian operas to English choral works.

Handrail adjustments to close stairs to Chrysler Hall Tower

Both sets of stairs from Sunset Avenue to Chrysler Hall Tower will close this Friday, February 24 — and possibly Saturday, February 25 — for minor adjustments to the stair handrail brackets.

The accessibility ramps on both sides of the building, along with the west stairs, will remain open during this period.
Direct questions or concerns to project coordinator Roger J. Rivard in Facility Services at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.

Student engineers win in February quiz

Sandeep Guntupalli, a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, won yesterday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and the fabulous prize package pictured above.

One question tripped up most respondents – the 1900 Paris Olympics were the most recent Summer Games held during a non-leap year. Montreal hosted the event in 1976, a leap year. The Gregorian calendar now in use does not add a leap day to most end-of-century years, including 1900.

Restaurant to host fundraiser for engineering student design team

A team of Windsor engineering students engaged in designing and building a radio-controlled aircraft are partnering with a local chain restaurant to raise money for the project.

The 2012 SAE Aero Design team has arranged to receive a percentage of the dinner proceeds at Kelsey’s Tecumseh location on Monday, February 27. The team will receive 10 per cent of food sales between 6 and 11 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 9 Amy Croft Drive in Tecumseh.

Quiz to brighten winter days

For those hardy souls holding down the UWindsor fort during Study Week, DailyNews is offering a small measure of recompense: a chance to win some swag.

Up for grabs are two 50 mm square photo frames in bonded leather, courtesy of the special events manager in the Office of the President, and two 100 per cent silk scarves – ideal to ward off winter’s chill – donated by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

Fitness instructors offering free classes this week

Looking to get in shape for spring? Instructors of X-Training classes in the St. Denis Centre are offering a free sample this week – try a class and if you like it, sign up at half-price for the remainder of the semester.

Included in the offer are:

Expert to discuss childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a profound impact on children and commonly persists into adulthood. Local psychiatrist Tamison Doey will be sharing some of her insights into this condition in a free public lecture, “Let’s talk about Childhood ADHD,” at the Windsor Public Library’s central branch on Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m.

The event is part of the Schulich Windsor Health Lecture Series organized by the faculty and medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus.

Film combines investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery

The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of The Cove, February 22 at noon in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Winner of the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary, the Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret.

Automotive giveaway to fuel drive to quit smoking

Quitting smoking or tobacco use for the month of March could win a member of the UWindsor community a new Ford Fusion hybrid or Ford Edge, one of two $5,000 dream vacation getaways or one of seven $2,000 cash prizes, reports the campus Leave The Pack Behind team.

The students, working out of the health promotion office, are registering participants in the Driven to Quit Challenge.

To enter: