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Monday, June 26, 1995
Grebel names a president
Conrad Grebel College has announced the name of its next president:
John E. Toews, who was the college's dean from 1971 to 1973 and since
then has been at several institutions in the United States. He's now
professor of New Testament interpretation at
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California.
Toews is also secretary of the Mennonite Brethren General Conference,
one of the major denominations that make up the Mennonite family of
churches. He will arrive at Grebel January 1, 1996. Ernie Regehr, who
has been acting president for the past year, will continue in that
role until August 31; Grebel's dean, Hildi Froese Tiessen, will be
acting president from September through December.
Talking about student services
Several dozen people from UW will be attending some or all of the
Canadian Association for College and University Student Services
annual conference in Guelph this week. And six presentations from
Waterloo are on the CACUSS program, says Rose Padacz of the
student affairs office:
UW people have been helping to organize and promote the CACUSS event,
which is hosted by the
University of Guelph. Keynote speakers include
Brian Segal, former president of U of G and now publisher of Maclean's
magazine; Glenda Simms, president of the Canadian Advisory Council on
the Status of Women; and David Hunt of the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education.
- "Hot Air, Ballast and Champagne: Helpful Hints on How to Survive in
the Area of Student Affairs While Rising to the Challenge", by Peter
Hopkins, associate provost (student affairs).
- "Single and Sexy", a presentation about UW's play on sexual
conflict, by Denise Angove of health services.
- "The Challenge of Anti-Depressants" by Catherine Mannis of
- "Giving Conflict Its Due" by John Wine of counselling services.
- "Medical Aspects of Eating Disorders" by Debbie Roy of health
- "UW Personal Crisis Intervention Network" by Jack Williams and
colleagues from counselling services.
The finance committee meets
"General discussion" is the main agenda item as the senate finance
committee meets this afternoon -- 1:30 p.m., Needles Hall room 3001.
The committee will be able to look at the university
1993-94 financial statements, but statements for the 1994-95 year
aren't ready yet. It will also review
the 1995-96 budget, which was
approved by the senate and board of governors this spring on the
Preparing for Canada Day
It's not far off: the biggest on-campus party of the year, the
Canada Day celebrations
on the north campus, take place this Saturday.
Plenty of volunteers are still wanted, says coordinator Eric
Sutherland. Free food and T-shirts are among the perks. Anybody
interested can reach him at esutherl@jeeves, and
should plan to attend a volunteers' meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:30
p.m. in Davis Centre room 1350.
"Also," says Sutherland, "we're going to be starting to set up the
field on Friday, and any help we can get on that day (as well as Saturday
and Sunday) would be fantastic."
Latest from the Sunrayce
Actually I don't have any "latest" from
Sunrayce 95, the
solar car race across the United States. The most recent results
available this morning are from day four of the nine-day race: as
of Friday night, UW's Midnight Sun was in 20th position among the
38 race cars. It was showing an average speed of 20.52 miles per hour
across Indiana and Missouri, well behind the 41.29 mph reported
by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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