Organization of Part-time University Students

Awards banquet to honour faculty, staff and students

The Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS) invites the campus community to attend the 21st Annual OPUS Awards Banquet, Thursday, March 21, at the Caboto Club.

All faculty, staff, alumni and part-time undergraduate students are welcome to attend and support their peers at this free event, but seating is limited and filling quickly.

To reserve a place, please contact OPUS staff at 519-971-3603 or e-mail opus@uwindsor.ca by Friday, March 1.

This year’s OPUS award recipients are:

Part-time students enjoy social evening

Olivia Parent and Maryan Amalow

Olivia Parent, a student of languages, literatures and cultures, receives a $250 cash prize during last week’s Organization of Part-time University Students social from executive director Maryan Amalow. Parent's name was drawn from respondents to the organization’s fall 2012 survey on engagement of its members, which was aimed at improving access to and the quality of its services.

Top recruiter to speak with part-time students

Dave Bussière, assistant vice-president, records and admissions, counts the University’s student recruitment office as part of his portfolio.

A professor of marketing, he will discuss student recruitment, public relations, and enhancing the student life experience in an address to the Organization of Part-time University Students’ social, Tuesday, February 12. All students are welcome to attend, full- or part-time.

Time running out for OPUS award nominations

Monday, February 4, is the deadline for nominations for the 2013 Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS) awards banquet, to be held March 21.

The banquet recognizes professors and staff members and celebrates the contributions of part-time students and the organization’s members.

All part-time undergrads, as well as UWindsor staff and faculty members, are welcome to submit nominations for these awards:

Hallowe’en food drive issues call for volunteers

The Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS) has thrown its support behind Trick or Eat, which organizes volunteers to dress up and head door-to-door asking for non-perishable food items instead of candy.

Last year, the program of Meal Exchange Windsor raised over 3,000 pounds of food for Hiatus House and the Well-Come Centre for Human Potential.

OPUS has agreed to provide volunteers, funding to run the event, and promotion.

OPUS social moves to Ambassador Auditorium

A big crowd demands a big room. An overwhelming number of RSVPs prompted the Organization of Part-time University Students to relocate its social today to the Ambassador Auditorium’s Salon C, CAW Student Centre.

The event will feature discussion with Sean Moriarty, acting executive director of Information Technology Services, as well as free food and drinks. It will begin at 5 p.m. Learn more on the organization’s Web site.

Health Fair full of giveaways and takeaways for students and staff

UWindsor students and staff were educated on wellness issues and treated to giveaways at the Health Fair in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Wednesday.

“Students need to know about our programs so that they can easily access the help they need right here on campus,” says Sophie Kargl, who staffed a booth for Campus Recreation.

Kargl promoted physical activity and fitness classes at the Forge Fitness Centre, encouraging students to spin the Info Wheel, which had questions testing their knowledge of health issues affecting young people.

Health Fair aimed at promoting student well-being

Lots of giveaways, interactive displays and even a chart to track the nutritional value of your food intake are on the menu for the Health Fair in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Wednesday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Displays by health providers on campus and in the community will encourage attendees to focus on issues relevant to young adults: