There's a special reunion for the first graduates of the management sciences department, which is marking its 25th anniversary. A forum on "Management Sciences in the Next 25 Years" is being held this afternoon, and a banquet tonight at which UW president James Downey and dean of engineering David Burns will speak. the events are also open to today's students, faculty and staff.
The optometry school presents its annual M. Emerson Woodruff Lecture tonight: "Video Grand Rounds of Retinal Detachment", by William M. Jones of the Veterans Administration Medical Centre, New Mexico. Tomorrow, there's a day-long continuing education program for optometrists.
Among other Saturday events are various reunions and luncheons, and a "barbecue and beer garden" at Federation Hall, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tickets are $8, children $4.) At 3:00, the graduating class of 1970 will dedicate its tree in Alumni Lane, near Matthews Hall. At 3:30 p.m., the arts faculty will dedicate a plaque for Porcellino, the boar sculpture, outside the Modern Languages building.
Saturday night's biggest planned event has had to be cancelled for lack of ticket sales -- a "pig roast extravaganza" at Fed Hall. (No doubt Porcellino is relieved.) Last-minute information about other Waterloo Weekend activities comes from the alumni affairs office at ext. 5422.
"When asked what the best part of orientation was, a high proportion of the respondents said, meeting people," the report notes. It has recommendations on subjects that range from public chanting (less of it) to training of leaders (more of it). The survey was done for the Federation of Students, and Federation president Jane Pak was to attend a meeting of the Student Affairs Network Group yesterday to report on it.
A conference marking the 75th anniversary of the Mennonite Central Committee, a respected social service agency, runs Sunday through Tuesday at Conrad Grebel College.
The second annual Children's Groundwater Festival runs through this weekend at the Ontario Agricultural Museum in Milton, with much support from UW's earth sciences department and Centre for Groundwater Research.
And I see that it's "wet and wild" night for science students at the Bombshelter pub.
I was partly right in my predictions of who'd be making speeches, between the juggling and the line dancing. Roger Downer didn't speak, but the president did, and so did Peter Woolstencroft, co-chair of the Community Campaign, who told the crowd that the faculty, staff and retiree branch of Campaign Waterloo has now reached 94 per cent of its $3 million goal, with more than a year to go.
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