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Will Alexander

Local sports awards honour Lancer student-athletes

Olympian Melissa Bishop was named female athlete of the year and UWindsor women’s basketball was named team of the year, leading a contingent of Lancer athletes to win recognition at the Windsor Essex County Sports Persons of the Year awards ceremony Tuesday.

Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) also won the female track and field athlete of the year award after becoming just the third Canadian woman ever to run the 800 metres in under two minutes and competing for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

Group to read writings on melancholy

Melancholy is common among students, making it the perfect subject for a reading group, says Alan Davies.

The English department’s writer-in-residence for the fall 2011 semester, he is hosting the free public reading group The Course on Melancholy starting this evening — Monday, September 19.

“The course will focus on texts that express or discuss melancholy,” Davies says. “It gives students the opportunity to explore the relationship between literature and their own feelings.”