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Friday, March 8, 1996
Engineers compete in BC
Five UW engineering students are off to Simon Fraser University
this weekend to take part in the
Canadian Engineering Competition for 1996. They were
first and second place
in the Ontario Engineering Competition, held two weeks ago at Queen's
The winners who are on their way to British Columbia:
- Dave Zakutin, mechanical engineering, first in the entrepreneurial
design category (he wins $2,500) for a "Speed-Sensing Baseball" -- a
ball with a chip in it that gives a digital readout of the ball's speed.
- Tonya Sulley, chemical, second in corporate design for a Vacuum
Distillation Column Hydraulic Analysis. (Sulley's work-term employer
says the idea has saved the company half a million dollars.)
- Nancy Faessen, chemical, second in editorial communications for
a presentation on bovine growth hormones.
- Ritcha Gupta, systems design, and Jeremy Steffler, environmental
engineering, second place in parliamentary debates.
Gay and lesbian celebration
It's the silver (25th) anniversary for GLLOW, the
Gay and Lesbian
Liberation of Waterloo. A celebration is to be held tomorrow
night at the Waterloo Inn -- dinner at 7, dance at 10, tickets $25 --
with guest speaker Svend Robinson, famous as the first openly gay
member of Parliament. "It should be the biggest LBGT party we've ever
seen in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area," says GLLOW committee
member Jim Parrott.
Information: the Federation of Students office, 888-4042.
Dance presents its Swan Song
Sunday afternoon at 2:30, "Swan Song" in the Humanities Theatre
will be the last concert for the UW dance department, which is
going out of business -- the victim of budget cuts for the faculty
of applied health sciences.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will perform.
"Join us," a brochure invites, "for an afternoon of fine dancing with
a notable of roster of choreographers who have been associated with
the Dance Department over the years. . . . Featuring Baroque, Classical,
Jazz and Modern Dance performed to music that ranges from the old
masters to the new creators. . . . Preceding the concert on March 10
there will be an Open House at the Dance Department's East Campus
Hall studios from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to come look at
historical displays and installations as well as meet other dance
Tickets for "Swan Song" are $8 and $6 from the Humanities box office.
International Women's Day
Today's the day, and the Federation of Students women's centre has
a bus trip to Toronto organized for people who want to attend
celebrations there. This evening, Womynfest is "the third annual
coffeehouse celebration" in the rotunda of Kitchener city hall.
Also at Kitchener city hall, a women's health fair is scheduled to
run all day tomorrow.
All up in the air
club holds its fourth annual "Juggling Fest"
in the Student Life Centre tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Says Robbie Berks of the club: "During
the day there will be juggling games, juggling tricks,
and yet more juggling. It'll be as much fun as the law will
allow, for beginners and professionals alike. . . .
We expect to see great jugglers from as far away as Ottawa
and Buffalo at our fest, the largest
such fest in Ontario. Everyone is most welcome,
and it is completely and utterly free. Juggling is surprisingly
easy. Give it a try! Satisfaction is guaranteed, or your money back!"
The public show is in the atrium of the Student Life Centre
and starts at 7.30 p.m.
More on the to-do list
- Optometry students, who have been visiting local schools over the
past few days to mark Vision Awareness Week, will have a display
tomorrow at Fairview Park Mall.
- The Federation of Students pubs and entertainment folks mark
Winterfest with "Battle of the Bands" tonight in the Bombshelter.
At Federation Hall, it's "The Tea Party" tonight and "The Skydiggers" tomorrow
- The faculty of engineering holds Explorations '96 tomorrow --
hour-long tours at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 for students in
grades 5 through 8, and their parents. Information: ext. 2447.
Talking about funding
Students' council, the Federation of Students governing body, will
meet at noon Sunday in the Student Life Centre. "As always, everyone
is welcome," writes Trish Mumby from the Fed office. "We will be
discussing entering into a National Post-Secondary Education Funding
Campaign with the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations."
Ready -- aim for fire
Kelly Wilker, who's on the staff association social
committee, writes from the registrar's office:
The University of Waterloo Staff Association has put together a Boat
Cruise for the Symphony of Fire for Saturday, July 6, 1996. We have
already had enough interest to have two buses going. We have some
interested staff still on a waiting list. We are considering the
possibility of a third bus. The cost of this event is $65/person for
Staff Association Members plus one guest and $68.00/person for Non-Staff
Association Members. The cost includes bus, dinner and cruise. A
deposit of $25.00/person is due now and the balance is due by May 31st,
1996. If you are interested in going on the Symphony of Fire Boat
Cruise, please contact Pat Martin at Ext. 3566 immediately.
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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