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Monday, March 18, 1996
Preregistration starts today
It was delayed for two weeks, while academic departments scrambled to
see what teachers they would have available this fall and what courses
they could offer. But finally it's here:
preregistration for undergraduate courses in the spring, fall and winter terms.
Course offerings and other essential information
through UWinfo under "Calendars, courses and examinations". And
if you prefer a paper copy of the undergraduate calendar (one to a
customer), you can pick it up at the registrar's office, where there
were modest lineups at the end of last week as students did exactly that.
Elected to UW's board
Adams of the school of urban and regional planning
has been elected to UW's board of governors as a representative of
staff members. She'll serve a three-year term starting May 1.
The seat Adams will occupy is currently held by Helena Hahn of the
dean of science office, whose term is coming to an end. The other staff
representative on the board is Barry Scott of the office of research.
Adams topped the polls among six candidates for the position,
university secretariat has announced. A total of 990 staff members
-- almost exactly half of those eligible to vote -- returned their
Also announced by the secretariat this week are results of the
of faculty members to UW's senate for terms that begin May 1.
UW senate meets tonight
As the university senate meets this evening -- Needles Hall room
3001, 7:30 p.m. -- a highlight should be the announcement of this
Teacher Award winners. The selection committee has been at work
on this year's nominations, and its report is towards the end of the
agenda for tonight's meeting.
Also on the senate's agenda: much routine business, reports from the
president and provost on the past month's activities, and a presentation
by the president of the Federation of Students.
Retired professor is mourned
Don Amoroso, a faculty member in psychology from 1966 until his
retirement four years ago, died yesterday morning at Kitchener-Waterloo
Hospital. As a social psychologist, he did pioneering (and
much publicized) research about pornography and sexual arousal, and
also served as a consultant to the provincial ministry of corrections.
He had been fighting lung cancer for about the past year. Visitation
is scheduled for today (2 to 4 and 7 to 9) and Tuesday (2 to 4
p.m.) at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home on Benton Street; a
funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church,
56 Duke Street West, Kitchener.
Students protest in Austria
And not just students are taking umbrage at spending cuts announced
by the government of Austria that will affect education budgets and
raise tuition fees. The senate at the University of Salzburg, for
issued a decree Friday
suspending some activities in "solidarity" with the protests.
News services report that almost
all Austrian universities have seen marches and sit-ins; the Associated
Press says 80 per cent of students are on strike at the University of
Vienna, and classes were officially suspended late last week.
Staff training vacancies
There are spaces available in several staff training programs in the
next few weeks, says Marg Letter of the human resources department.
Among the opportunities:
For more information, Letter is at ext. 6645 (e-mail maletter@mc1adm).
- "Get to the Point, Keep to the Point", April 19.
- "Working Smarter", April 4.
- New Workplace seminar on human rights, April 23.
- Teamwork session on "Team Advantage", April 9 or 22.
- "Basic Principles of Teamwork", March 27 or April 2.
Retiree's lecture today
The retirees' association continues with its series of Monday
noon-hour lectures. Today at 12:30, in Arts Lecture room 105: George
Soulis, speaking on "Lessons from the Collapse of the Newfoundland
Fisheries -- Technology Running Wild".
And this heart-warming note
Brenda Smith of the dean of arts office writes: "Julie Mulvey
(secondary school liaison officer in the faculty of arts) and
her husband, Chris, are the proud parents of a daughter, Laura
Catherine, who arrived on Thursday, March 14, weighing 6 lb. 4 oz."
Chris Redmond -- firstname.lastname@example.org
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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