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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.

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 committee's recommendation.

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.

Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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