Awards banquet recognizes achievements of student-athletes

Even as she prepares to graduate, Meaghan Pototschnik says Windsor will always be her home.

“I will always be proud to say I am a Lancer,” the fourth-year nursing student said Wednesday as she accepted the DeMarco Award as the top female combining academic and athletic achievement during the annual Evening of Excellence at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

The golfer won a second straight provincial individual title while earning A-level grades. Massimo Megna, co-captain of the Lancer men’s soccer team, won the men’s DeMarco Award.

Windsor to host 2014 CIS women’s basketball championship

The University of Windsor will host the 2014 Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s basketball championship tournament, CIS announced Tuesday. The Final Eight is scheduled for March 14 to 16, 2014.

The only previous staging of the event in Windsor, in 2011, culminated with the host Lancers capturing the first Bronze Baby Trophy in school history in front of a standing-room only crowd in the St. Denis Centre. The Lancers will enter the 2014 tournament as defending three-time champions after adding Bronze Baby titles a year ago in Calgary and last month in Regina.


Student guitarist to strum his stuff in solo recital

A recital this evening will showcase the talents of music student Reece Smith, a classical guitarist.

The solo recital is the latest in a series featuring students in their graduating or third years of music. Each recital is free and open to the public, and includes an hour of performance representing a variety of styles and periods.

Bring a friend to campus blood donor clinic Tuesday

Canadian Blood Services invites UWindsor students to make a donation at its campus blood donor clinic Tuesday—and bring a friend.

“Bringing a friend along gives our valued donors a chance to double the amount of good they can do,” says Joan Hannah, community development coordinator for Canadian Blood Services. “Many potential donors never give blood because they have never been asked.”

She said the process, from walking in the door, through screening, donation and recovery, takes only an hour.

Celebration Weekend ads hit city streets

A series of billboards celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary are part of an awareness campaign to involve the local community in September’s events, says Holly Ward, UWindsor’s chief communications officer.

“Windsor is home to thousands of alumni, so naturally we want to make sure local residents save the date in their calendars and plan to join us in September,” she says. “The University is an important part of the region and we want the community to know that everyone is invited to the celebration; it’s not only for our alumni.”

Don’t be cruel: concert a tribute to the king of rock and roll

The Organization of Part-time University Students is hosting a concert by Elvis tribute artist Frank “E” and the Silvertones on Friday, April 12, in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.

This all-ages show offers an evening of fun and music, featuring songs made legendary by the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.

Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission is $15, $10 for UWindsor students. Tickets are available in the offices of OPUS and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, or online.