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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 are available 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

Sharon 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, the university secretariat has announced. A total of 990 staff members -- almost exactly half of those eligible to vote -- returned their ballots.

Also announced by the secretariat this week are results of the election 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 year's Distinguished 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 example, 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).

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 -- credmond@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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