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Wednesday, April 12, 1995

LIGHTEN UP! Right after you've returned your term-loan books to the library (they're due today), you can scoot over to Davis Centre room 1302. At noontime, the staff training and development committee is showing the next in its series of brown-bag videos, and "Lighten Up" is indeed its title. The video "shows how to do something for the fun of it, and take yourself lightly while taking your job seriously", says Katrina Maugham in the human resources department. "So come bring your lunch and have a laugh."

GRADS' LEADERS: Okay, I have the news from Monday night's meeting of the Graduate Student Association board of directors. President of the GSA for the coming year, succeeding 1994-95 leader Hugh Goebelle, will be Derrick Jewlal of the chemical engineering department.

The meeting also chose someone for the new position of vice-president (activities), which wasn't filled in the election process earlier this spring. So here's the full GSA executive to take office May 1:

Derrick Jewlal, President, gsapres@watserv1
David Bauer, VP-Internal, dabauer@jeeves
Ryan English, VP-Operations, raenglish@barrow
Scott Fidler, VP-External, srfidler@jeeves
Roch Champagne, VP-Communications, rchampag@mansci.watstar
Essam Tony, VP-Activities, etony@maxwell

Says Ryan English: "The meeting did not, however, fill the position of Corporate Secretary, who is responsible for chairing the GSA Board and General meetings. Any grad student interested in that position should contact the GSA offices. (The position comes with a $35/meeting stipend.) Finally, there are still a number of At-Large Director positions open."

HAPPENING TODAY: "The Universe and the Classroom" is the topic for John Percy of Erindale College, who is president of the International Astronomical Union Commission on the Teaching of Astronomy, and who's at UW to give a physics colloquium: Physics room 145, 3:30 p.m.

"Catholic Educational Leadership: Implications of the Mission Statement" is a workshop held by UW's Centre for Catholic Experience at St. Jerome's College and the Waterloo Region Roman Catholic Separate School Board. It starts this afternoon, 4:30 to 7:30, at St. David Catholic Secondary School in Waterloo, and continues the next two Wednesdays.

GRAPHICS EXPRESS in South Campus Hall is holding an Easter egg hunt tomorrow. Says the manager, Colette Nevin: "We will have small paper Easter eggs hidden around the customer service area, and each egg will have a special or free service offered on the back of the egg." Graphics Express will be closed over the weekend, Friday through Sunday, reopening on Monday as usual.

POWER will be shut down for half an hour tomorrow morning, 7 to 7:30 a.m., in Engineering 1, for a main breaker conversion, the plant operations department advises. Computer users should shut down their equipment "in an orderly fashion" tonight or beforehand.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Volunteer Action Centre is looking for bowlers: "Please consider striking out arthritis by participating in a bowlathon on Saturday, April 29. Teams and individuals are welcome." That's listing 004-1167.

Also offered: "Several agencies are looking for individuals to serve on their Board of Directors. Board meetings are held monthly and average about two hours per meeting. As a member of a board, you are in a position to give direction and, ultimately, improve the quality of life for many people in your community. Please call the Volunteer Action Centre to discuss which agency you would be interested in assisting."

The VAC can be reached at 742-8610.

Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004