Mary-Ann Rennie

Hallowe’en social promises phant-astic fun

UWindsor staff and faculty are invited to eat, drink and be scary at the annual Faculty and Staff Hallowe’en Social. The lunchtime party, sponsored by the president’s office, runs from noon to 1:15 p.m on Wednesday, October 31, in Vanier Hall's Winclare A.

This year’s spine-tingling event promises prizes for best individual and group costumes in addition to door prizes, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie.

Deadline approaching for retirees’ dinner tickets

Monday, October 29, is the final day to purchase tickets for the annual Retirees’ Dinner and Reunion.

The event will take place Thursday, November 1, in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m. The $25 ticket includes a beautiful four-course dinner, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie.

To purchase a ticket, contact Rennie in the Office of the President at 519-253-3000, ext. 7059.

Hallowe’en social promises sweet treats

The UWindsor Faculty and Staff Hallowe’en Social on Wednesday, October 31, offers more than a pizza lunch, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie. It will save celebrants from having to go door-to-door collecting treats.

“This year’s highlight is probably the candy bar consisting of lots of different retro candies,” says Rennie. “We will be serving everything from black cat jujubes and cockroach gummy bears to old-fashioned favourites like Tootsie Rolls, shoestring licorice, lollipops and jawbreakers.”

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.”

Free barbecue to celebrate start of school year

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? The entire campus community—students, faculty and staff—is invited to celebrate the start of the academic year with a free barbecue on Tuesday, September 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (while supplies last) in the quad between Dillon and Chrysler Halls. This event will proceed rain or shine!

The event is hosted by Special Events, Office of the President; the Alumni Association; and the University of Windsor Students' Alliance, with thanks to sponsors Food & Catering Services.