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Monday, June 12, 1995
It's Bike to Work Week
Downtown dignitaries are getting into the act, with "a mayoral ride" from
Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital to Kitchener City Hall this morning. Among the
sponsors of Bike to Work Week is the
Waterloo Public Interest Research Group, WPIRG, whence Al Revesz
writes with this note: "Employers are encouraged to make available
safe storage, changing facilities, and relaxed dress codes for
participants during the week."
The party's 19 days away
The celebration of Canada's 128th birthday, that is -- the Canada Day
parade, music, rejoicings and fireworks on UW's north campus. "This is
your chance to be part of K-W's largest
Canada Day celebration," says
Alex Johnson of UW's community relations office. "Volunteers are needed
in all areas, so come out and paint a face or judge the Olympics this
July 1. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to wish Canada a happy
birthday." For more information, you can call Eric Sutherland, student
chair of the event, at ext. 6265 or e-mail email@example.com.
Events this summer week
Elderhostel sessions at Conrad Grebel College began yesterday, as did
a research conference sponsored by the Institute for Improvement in
Quality and Productivity (Sunday through Wednesday in Village 2).
"The Web as a Cultural Phenomenon" is the title of a talk scheduled
Prabhakar Ragde of the computer science department is
the speaker, and the
Computer Science Club is the audience. Time: 3:30 p.m. Place:
Math and Computer room 4040.
Says Ragde's abstract: "This talk will not discuss HTML syntax, tell you
how to use a WWW browser, or give a list of cool URLs. So what's left?
Only some loosely-structured reflections on what the growing
popularity of the Web says about the people (from hackers to novices)
who currently use it, and what the implications might be for general
society. The talk will take a cautiously optimistic tone, and should
be accessible to the interested layperson."
Thursday night, "A Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller" comes to the
Humanities Theatre. Tickets: 888-4908.
And a note from graphic services
The copy centre in the Dana Porter Library will be closing early
today, at 6 p.m. Evening service is available as usual at the Davis
Centre and at Graphics Express in South Campus Hall.
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