Pizza party to celebrate champions of humanities

It’s billed as a “Pizza Party with the Prez,” but in fact several presidents will be on hand for a reception today celebrating finalists in the 2016 Why Humanities competition.

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman will host the event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. He will award a semester’s free tuition to the winner of the contest, which challenged students to submit a manifesto on the theme “What do the humanities mean to you?”

The five finalists selected by judges from the Humanities Resarch Group are:

  • Layale Bazzi, physics;
  • Abrial Cooke, arts and science;
  • Andrew Deane, liberal and professional studies;
  • Alexa diCecco, arts and science; and
  • Victoria Pedri, psychology.

The event is free and open to all. It promises door prizes and presentations as well as the titular pizza.

Provost Douglas Kneale will serve as master of ceremonies and student presidents Moussa Hamadani of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance and Amin Safaei of the Graduate Student Society will attend.