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University Players to stage thriller

University Players will present the thrilling and comedic mystery Nine Girls March 7 to 10 and 13 to 17 at Essex Hall Theatre.

It is a dark and stormy night when eight sorority girls meet at their mountain clubhouse, and discover that their ninth member has been murdered. Their quirky banter makes you forget the seriousness of the situation, and none suspect that one of them could be the killer—until Alice discovers a clue and confides in the wrong girl. Will the girls figure out the true identity of the killer? And how far will the killer go to cover her tracks?

New flumes give grad students cutting edge technology for studying water flow

Minimizing the impact of tsunamis on coastal regions and building sturdier bridges are just two of the outcomes a group of graduate student researchers are aiming for now that they have some top-notch new equipment up and running in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

“It’s really cutting edge,” PhD student Vimaldoss Jesudhas says of the giant flume he works with, one of two of its kind in the new engineering building.

UWindsor grad a featured soloist in orchestra concerts this weekend

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra will feature music grad Marc Funkenhouser (BMus 2010) on alto saxophone in four performances this weekend.

Funkenhauser will perform the Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and string orchestra, Op. 109, composed by Alexander Glazunov, as part of a program titled “French Connections.” The orchestra will present the concert Friday, March 1, in two performances at Assumption University Chapel; Saturday at Leamington United Mennonite Church and Sunday at St Anne’s Church in Tecumseh.

Conference championship next hurdle in women’s basketball quest to three-peat

The Lancer women’s basketball team, ranked number one in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, will face its second post-season test at home Saturday, March 2, when it hosts the McMaster Marauders in the west conference final.

The winner will earn a berth in the Bronze Baby national championship tournament, which Windsor has won the last two seasons.

Saturday’s game starts at 7 p.m. in the St. Denis Centre. Tickets are $10, with a special youth, students and seniors admission of $8.

Three Lancers among men’s basketball all-stars

Three members of the Lancer men’s basketball team have been named west division all-stars by Ontario University Athletics.

Forward Lien Phillip joins the first-team squad after leading the league with 222 rebounds and 14 double-double performances this season. His 14.9 points per game also made him Windsor’s leading scorer.

Guards Josh Collins and Enrico Diloreto were second-team selections. Collins’ 49 steals topped the OUA and Diloreto scored at a 13.9 points per game pace. Read “Lancer Basketball earns three OUA all-stars” at goLancers.ca.

CJAM's Strummer tribute raises $700 for youth homeless centre

It may not sound like a princely sum to most, but $700 goes a long way at the Windsor Youth Centre.

That's how much CJAM volunteers and staffers raised last December 22 when they held their annual Joe Strummer Day—held on the anniversary of the death of the former front man of the punk band the Clash—to raise funds and awareness about poverty and homelessness issues in the university campus radio station's listening area of Windsor and Detroit.

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Dinner to benefit UWindsor staffer battling cancer

Friends and colleagues of UWindsor custodian Linda Bell are organizing a pasta dinner to help her cope with financial pressures arising from an illness.

Bell, who usually cleans Essex Hall, is on long-term disability while undergoing treatment for cancer, explains co-worker Tom Dean.

“She’s on half-pay now and still has a mortgage and three teenaged boys at home,” Dean says. “Linda is really feeling the pressure and we just want to help her out.”

Concert a celebration of the city of Jerusalem

A concert this weekend will bring together music from the three faith traditions—Christianity, Judaism and Islam—associated with the city of Jerusalem.

The concert, billed as “a musical adventure to build bridges between people and cultures,” will feature performances by the University Women’s Chamber Choir, music professor David Palmer and former music professor Gillian MacKay, as well as individuals and groups from the broader community.

The event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in Assumption University Chapel.