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Thursday, August 10, 1995
Closing down for the dog days
As exams wind down and vacationing staff and faculty escape campus, here's a reminder that all undergraduate offices in the faculty of arts, including the arts undergraduate office and mature student services, will be closed starting Monday, August 14 and will open again on Monday, August 28. That means no academic counselling and pre-registration activities such as adding and dropping courses for two weeks.
Students are thus advised to make any changes to their fall academic schedules either today or tomorrow. Otherwise, be patient until late August.
The Bard in the Park
The King Rudolph Players continue their second year with a production of Shakespeare's tragicomic Cymbeline in the Waterloo Bandshell this Friday and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday, showtimes at 7 p.m. Matinees also run both Saturdays and on Sunday August 13 and 20. There are no tickets or admission fees required, though donations to King Rudolph Players would be appreciated.
Director Jennifer Epps says the play "captures the prejudices between men and women, the animosities between nations, and shows the way we treat those closest to us reverberates in the way we treat whole countries."
King Rudolph Players started in April, 1994 and feature a slew of UW drama graduates. Previous productions for the troupe include American Buffalo and House of Blue Leaves.
"Women in Science" exhibit on now at UW and Toronto
Some of UW's women in science are helping to develop interest in science for the younger generation of women (and presumably men) through a display sponsored by Ontario's Legislative Assembly.
Community museums and heritage sites were asked to participate in the "Legacy of Ontario's Women" program. At UW, it was decided to display the biographies and pictures of 12 inspirational women scientists here, says Peter Russell, curator of UW's earth sciences library and museum.
The display, both in the foyer of the legislative assembly in Toronto and outside the dean of science office (251) in the earth sciences and chemistry building,features Melanie Campbell (Optometry), Melinda Gugelchuk (Chemistry), Jocelyne Legault (Earth Sciences), Luigina Sorbara (Optometry), Marlee M. Spafford (Optometry) and Marylin Griffith (Biology) until August 31. From August 31 to October 10 the display will feature Gretchen Harris (Physics), Kit Kovacs (Biology), Linda Nazar (Chemistry and Physics), Jane Newman (UW alumna - optometrist), Tammy Middleton (UW alumna - hydrogeologist) and Sherry Schiff (Earth Sciences).
Photo contest deadline nears
The deadline for submissions of black and white and color photography to be entered in a contest sponsored by Gallery Ellipsis (120 King St. S.) is Monday, August 14.
Submissions are limited to three pieces per photographer, and each piece should be suitable for hanging (though not necessarily framed). A jury of national award-winning photograpers will select eight prize winners, four in each category and winners' work along with work garnering an honorable mention will be displayed in the gallery from August 20 to 26. All exhibited photography will be up for bid in a silent auction on August 26. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
For information, call Gallery Ellipsis at 746-0737.
Looking for volunteers
The Volunteer Action Centre has the following positions available for those who are so inclined:
For information, call 742-8610.
- Program Assistant - Someone over the age of 19 is needed to accompany a cognitively impaired gentleman to a weekly pub night. You would socialize with and assist the resident as needed. A commitment of Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m for six months is required. Quote #065-1289.
- Spring Fever Committee Member - Someone is needed to serve as part of a group organizing an annual spring 5K walk and 10K run which helps raise funds for a local nursing home. Experience in fund-raising and excellent leadership skills will be useful at monthly meetings from September to May. Quote #065-1300.
- Weekend Interpreter - This opportunity involves meeting and greeting visitors at a house gallery, providing information about current shows, answering telephone inquiries, taking registration for classes and selling souvenirs. A commitment of one weekend per month from noon to 4 p.m. is required. Quote #50-1312.
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