University of Waterloo
[Previous days, 1995]
[Previous years] [UWinfo home page]
Thursday, May 11, 1995
Today marks an anniversary
It was May 11, 1993, that
the very first Daily Bulletin
appeared on the UWinfo gopher. Those were exciting times in UW's history:
the Social Contract was looming, three candidates were seeking the position
of vice-president (academic) and provost, and on May 11 the very new
president of UW, James Downey, gave his now-famous public talk
Meets His Waterloo".
The Daily Bulletin skipped a few issues in the summer dog days of 1993, but
other than that, we've been there every workday morning for two years now.
Besides the gopher, the UWinfo Web space now includes a hypertext version
of the Daily Bulletin, and I post it each day to the newsgroups uw.general
and uw.campus-news. Hope you find it useful.
Sessions for faculty and staff
Employee Assistance Program
has announced three noon-hour sessions to be held in the next little while:
"Basic budgeting, tips to help ensure expenses do not exceed income," by
Tom Wunder of the Catholic Family Counselling Centre, on Tuesday, May 16.
All the talks will be given from 12 noon to 1:00 in Math and Computer
room 5158. ("Bring your lunch -- fruit juice will be provided.")
"How to be helpful in a personal crisis," by Cathy Brothers, also of
the CFCC, on Tuesday, May 30.
"Resolving workplace conflict, and is there a role for mediation?" by
Matt Erickson, UW's coordinator of
ethical behaviour and human rights, on Tuesday, June 6.
Happening on a gray Thursday
- The third and final session of the teleconference "Applying the
Principles of the Learning Organization", starring Peter Senge, author of
The Fifth Discipline -- in Arts Lecture room 116, from 2 to
- An open information meeting about the Waterloo Public
Interest Research Group, at 6 p.m. in "the multipurpose room that
connects the old Campus Centre Great Hall and the new Student Centre".
(We've gotta find some crisper names for these places.)
- A demonstration of "the way of the sword, Japanese fencing", by the
Kendo Club, at 7 p.m. in Studio 1 of the Physical Activities Complex.
And some notes about people
Yvonne Weppler in the psychology department is collecting wine-bottle
corks, needing "about 100 or so" for a craft project. . . . Scott
Paterson in chemistry is a proud new father (Annika was born April
23). . . . Today's a birthday for Robert McKim, concrete and construction
expert in the civil engineering department.
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
Mail comments to the editor