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Liaison and Student Recruitment

Pop quiz offers chance at UWindsor swag

With the University’s Fall Open House approaching, DailyNews is offering readers a chance to show their school spirit—win a prize package and drape yourself in UWindsor clothing on Friday.

Up for grabs is a collection of clothing emblazoned with the University’s logo—a hooded sweatshirt from the University Bookstore, a golf shirt from the alumni affairs office, a t-shirt from the office of the president, and a silk scarf from the public affairs office.

Don UWindsor gear Friday to show pride during open house

Wearing UWindsor- and Lancer-themed clothing Friday is a good way for faculty and staff to demonstrate pride in the institution to visitors during the Fall Open House recruitment event, says Zora Savic, student communication and events coordinator for the liaison office.

She is encouraging employees to wear appropriate clothing that bears a UWindsor or Lancer logo—or even is simply blue and gold.

“Not only does it show school spirit, it also helps our visitors identify people who may be able to provide basic directions,” Savic says.

Day of activities to explore opportunities engineering offers young women

The engineering profession offers a wide range of career opportunities to young women, from designing pollution control equipment, to supervising construction of a building, to managing hospital schedules. The possibilities of these well-paid jobs are nearly endless.

On Saturday, October 13, the University of Windsor wants to introduce local students to some of them.

Go Engineering Girl, now in its eighth year, will provide girls in grades 7 through 10—and their parents—a chance to learn more about engineering as “a caring profession.”

Investment in Ontario Universities Fair proving valuable for student recruitment

The presentation of the University of Windsor at the Ontario Universities Fair, September 28 to 30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was equal to any university in Ontario—and better than most, said Dietmar Lage, head of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The event is a key opportunity to demonstrate to high school students the benefits of pursuing their education here. Dr. Lage said participating as part of the recruitment team gave him a great sense of pride.

University open house to get boost on local radio show

Business professor Vincent Georgie will discuss the University’s November 9 open house and other efforts to recruit high school students during an “Experts on Call” segment this weekend on CKLW radio, AM 800.

Dr. Georgie’s appearance will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

Print, online, radio, social media, and movie theatre promotions will launch the UWindsor marketing campaign in southwestern Ontario markets later this month.

Watch a video spot:

Job postings from Human Resources

The following union positions are available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in these positions 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 p.m. 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.

Cross-province tour offering information to UWindsor applicants

Stops at seven cities through Ontario will provide UWindsor applicants with information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, as well as what makes Windsor's learning-centred environment distinctive.

The receptions are aimed at applying students and their families. Current students, faculty and staff offer them a chance to learn more about academic programs and student life at the University of Windsor.

Fall 2012 applications selecting UWindsor as their first choice up six per cent

Expanded recruiting efforts and a broader provincial profile are just two of the reasons UWindsor has experienced a six per cent increase over last year in applicants selecting UWindsor as their first choice, topping the provincial average increase of two per cent.

Dave Bussière, assistant provost, admissions and recruiting, says a new approach to student recruitment has significantly helped increase interest in UWindsor.

Open house gives high schoolers a taste of the UWindsor experience

It takes hundreds of people from across campus to pull off an event as big as Friday's Fall Open House, said Dave Bussière, assistant provost for admissions and recruiting, but it was worth it.

“We had a great day,” he said as his staff wound day from the event, which brought about 2,000 visitors to the University for tours, academic presentations, and information on programs and admissions.

“We have been so busy – the sessions were full to capacity. We have been getting wonderful feedback.”

Technology to support student recruitment efforts

A team of UWindsor faculty, staff and students will meet with prospective students and their parents at the Ontario Universities Fair in Toronto, October 14 to 16.

“We are so proud of this excellent group,” says student communication and events coordinator Zora Savic. “They always do a great job of representing the University and telling our stories.”