WORKING GROUPS: A total of seven "working groups" are looking at specific topics for UW's Commission on Institutional Planning. Besides the five previously set up, working groups on "quality of life" and "governance and decision processes" were announced a few days ago. Here are the details:
CHILDREN'S DANCE: The Carousel Dance Centre, based in UW's department of dance, is launching a nine-week program of Saturday morning classes for children aged 3 and 4 -- "a highly specialized children's movement program emphasizing child development and creativity". Classes (from 9:45 to 10:30) run April 29 through June 24; the fee is $55. More information is available at ext. 3147.
HOW-TO WORKSHOPS: Two workshop series sponsored by UW's mature student services office will start tomorrow. One is the famous "We'll Show You How", intended for people returning to formal education after some time away from schooling. It's "an informal introduction to what is expected and required of students in the Faculty of Arts", and runs for six Wednesday evenings, 7 to 10 p.m. The fee: $50.
The other is "Preparing for Statistics", a series of eight workshops that provide "the basic mathematical skills" for students entering social science fields. That one runs 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, for a fee of $130.
Information about both series is available at ext. 2429.
DRAMATIC NOTE: Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element: but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.
That's the drowning of Ophelia, in Act IV of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Eastwood Collegiate Institute is doing a production, and seeks to borrow an underwater videocamera, "with or without operator", to tape the drowning. It's "a unique opportunity to get program credit", says proud parent Matt Hill, of UW's anthropology department. Can you help? Call him at ext. 2603 or e-mail mhill@watarts.
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