Teacher candidates put secondary science students through their paces

Science Olympiad serves several purposes, organizer Paul Preney said Friday as teams from local high schools took part in the event.

“The competitors have fun, learn about teamwork and solve problems,” said Preney, a doctoral candidate in computer science and three-time UWIndsor grad (BSc 1996, MSc 2000, BEd 2006). “Plus they get to see a university campus and meet some of our students.”

Campus meeting leads to lifetime commitment

Louise (Roy) Plante (BA 1968) had one very important pre-requisite to fulfill during her time as a student at the University of Windsor—she couldn’t get married until she had a degree.

The busy honours French and Spanish student was on a full scholarship away from her home in Port Arthur, and her mother was determined that there would be no ring on her finger until there was a diploma in her hand.

“She turned out to be a very nice lady,” says Ray Plante of Louise’s mother, his eventual mother-in-law. “But she meant it.”

Jazz combo to go from Dizzy to Beatles

The University Jazz Combo will play charts by everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Thelonious Monk to the Beatles in a free public recital on Friday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Music Building’s room 126.

Under the direction of Shahida Nurullah and Vaughn Klugh, the 15-member combo will perform a program that includes Gillespie’s bebop standard A Night in Tunisia, Monk’s In Walked Bud and the Beatles’ raucous A Hard Days’ Night.

Science mentoring program smoothens transition to campus life

The transition from high school to university is rarely an easy one, but the process was a whole lot smoother for Joanne Yu thanks to some upper-year students who always had her back.

“There was always someone there who I could ask questions and get good answers,” said Yu, who is just wrapping up her first year in chemistry.

Student volunteers celebrating food drive’s success

Our campus is full of heroes, says Jacqueline Mellish.

Residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa halls, she says a food drive launched by the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project on Saturday, April 6, collected 7,200 lbs. of goods—almost double last year’s amount.

“This year’s Day of Action was crazy successful,” says Mellish. “In total, we had 120 volunteers representing all six residence halls, plus staff helping out.”

Wind Ensemble concert to spotlight student soloists

Solo performances by four music students are among the highlights of the University Wind Ensemble’s Spring Concert on Friday, April 12, at Banwell Community Church.

The 24-member ensemble, directed by UWindsor alumnus Ric Moor (BMus 1992, B.Ed 1993), will play a varied program which includes the circus march Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, the theme from the 1988 film Cinema Paradiso, and Frank Ticheli’s 1999 composition Shenandoah, inspired by the folk tune.