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Thursday, January 11, 1996

52 courses, no credit

That's the offering this term from UW's continuing education office. The courses, most of which start later in January, are grouped in four areas: professional development, business communication, computing skills, and personal development.

Among the new titles this term are "Marketing Your Small Business"; "The Digital Darkroom", taught by Glenn Anderson of computing services and Larry McNair of the environmental studies photo lab; Introductory Japanese, Part Two; "Getting Up After Being Down", taught by UW's grief expert, Al Evans of St. Paul's United College; and "Introduction to C++".

"People can learn in a not-for-credit environment, free of formal evaluation and the concern about credit," says Don Kasta, who heads the continuing ed office. Courses are of various lengths: eight Wednesday evenings, or a single evening, or three Saturday mornings, or a single Friday from 9 to 5.

UW faculty and staff are eligible for a 25 per cent discount on course fees (which range from $40 to $355). Winter continuing education calendars are available from the continuing ed office at conted@corr1, phone ext. 4002.

Now available on UWinfo

A couple of things were added on-line yesterday that may be of interest:

Forum examines Lake Erie

The state of protected areas in the Lake Erie basin is the topic for a forum being held today, sponsored by UW's Heritage Resources Centre and several outside agencies. It's taking place all day in Davis Centre room 1302.

"Parks and protected areas offer a widening array of services to society which are often insufficiently understood and taken into account in education, planning, management and decision-making," says Gordon Nelson, geography professor who is chair of the heritage centre. He said the forum is aimed at making the services -- and issues surrounding them -- better understood. Of particular concern: water quality in Lake Erie.

Art shows opening today

Opening in the main UW gallery in Modern Languages: "Icons of Babylon", a show of work by Clarence Sinclair Bull, here from the Art Gallery of Hamilton. There will be a reception at 4 p.m. to introduce the show.

Opening in East Campus Hall are two shows: "Harmonic Proportions", recent drawings by Bruce Taylor, and "The Scratch Drawings" by Hugh Leroy. A reception to mark the opening is set for 5 p.m.

Forum tomorrow at Guelph

UW's teaching resource office draws attention to an event tomorrow at 12 noon in Day Hall at the University of Guelph. Title: "Linking Teaching and Research". Says an abstract: "While realizing the link is critical, we are not always sure how it is being forged. At Faculty Forum, Doug Larson, Botany, and Larry Milligan, Vice-President, Research, will discuss how linking teaching and research makes it possible for students to engage in the disciplines' excitement and thereby gain confidence in their abilities to solve problems, formulate and address questions and think independently." Information: Mei-fei Elrick,, phone (519) 824-4120 ext. 3522.

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

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