Miah-Marie Langlois

Cake celebrates 10,000 likes for University’s Facebook profile

Nothing says “let’s celebrate!” like free cake, says Alisa Giroux-Soulliere, and reaching 10,000 likes on Facebook is something to celebrate.

“It shows the sense of community that surrounds the University,” she said.

Social media coordinator in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Giroux-Soulliere presided over the distribution of about 200 pieces of cake Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre.

“People were happy to get the cake and the students said it was a cool tie-in for the last day of classes,” she said.

University offices to close for Good Friday holiday

Most University of Windsor services will close Friday, April 6, in observance of the statutory holiday Good Friday.

Among the exceptions is the Leddy Library, which has commenced 24-hour-a-day operations through April 13 to accommodate exam study. The Paul Martin Law Library will close April 6 and open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 11:50 p.m.

Most Food Services outlets will close Friday through Sunday.

The Crocodile Grill on the ground floor of Vanier Hall will open:

Keynote speaker to put listeners’ heads in the clouds

Cloud computing can foster innovation, stimulate collaboration and enhance service, says John MacDonald.

The senior account enterprise manager of Google Canada will discuss the rise of cloud computing and why implementing cloud solutions can enhance security and maintain privacy in a keynote address at Campus Technology Day, May 17.

During his three years with Google, MacDonald has helped large Canadian enterprises understand Google’s philosophy and its roadmap for innovative technologies.

Airflow investigators to blow through Dillon Hall washrooms Monday

Contractors will conduct investigations of airflow in rooms 261 and 362 as well as all washrooms in Dillon Hall on Monday, April 9. The work will close each room for about 30 minutes during the course of the day.

Please direct any questions or concerns to project administrator Roger Rivard at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.

Leddy Library moving to 24-hour operation for exam period

The Leddy Library will begin round-the-clock operations to accommodate study for final exams Thursday, April 5, at 8 a.m.

The library will stay open from then through Friday, April 13, until 2 a.m. Saturday, April 14. It will re-open that day at 10 a.m. and close at 2 a.m. that night, then re-open Sunday, April 15 at 10 a.m. and stay open through midnight Thursday, April 19.

During spring recess, April 20 to May 6, the Leddy Library will maintain the following schedule:

International Student Society invites applications for bursaries

The International Student Society invites applications for 11 bursaries for international students demonstrating academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

Ten awards of $300 each are available to five graduate students and five undergrads, and one additional undergraduate award is worth $500.

Applications must be submitted to the International Student Centre no later than 4 p.m. April 9. Click here to access the form in MS Word format.

Film is a distillation of Canadian scientist’s life and thought

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist, delivers a last lecture — what he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die” — in the film Forces of Nature.

Cinema Politica hosts a screening of the documentary, winner of a people’s choice award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in room 108, Odette Building. Admission is by donation.

Retirees’ banquet falling later this year

If you have been waiting for word about this year’s retirees banquet and reunion, your wait is over. But if you have been waiting for the event itself, your wait is just beginning.

The dinner, formerly held in the spring each year, has been moved to the fall, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie.

“Under the previous schedule, we missed recognizing many employees who would retire late in the calendar year,” she says. “This way, we hope to be able to congratulate almost all the faculty and staff in the year of their retirement.”

Panel to discuss NGO intervention in developing world

A video calling for the arrest of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony ignited unprecedented backlash and counter-backlash and in the process generated a reported 100 million views on the Web site of the sponsoring organization, Invisible Children.

A panel will discuss intervention by non-governmental organizations in third world countries, with a focus on the issues raised by the Kony 2012 video, Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

The panellists include: