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Friday, March 22, 1996
Seeking three associate provosts
"Applications and nominations are invited," a memo from the provost
said yesterday, for three "associate provost" positions that are being
created as part of
new administrative structure.
Posts open as of May 1:
The application deadline is April 5. Applications go to the provost,
Jim Kalbfleisch, and detailed job descriptions are available from
Catharine Scott, director of human resources (soon to be
associate provost, human resources). The full memo issued yesterday
found on UWinfo under "Provost".
- Associate provost, academic and student affairs, responsible
for "administrative and policy issues" in those areas, and management
of such departments as the library, co-op and the registrar's office.
- Associate provost, general services and finance, responsible
for plant operations, financial services and other departments.
- Associate provost, information systems and technology, responsible
for computing services, data processing, and "support for the effective
use of information technology in teaching and learning".
Under that title, "a Lenten forum on the social safety net" is taking
place today at
Paul's United College. There's obviously a demand for discussion
of such issues: originally limited to 100 people, today's workshop is
crowding in more than 150, says St. Paul's principal Helga Mills.
They come from many parts of the United Church of Canada, as well as
government, the universities and social agencies.
Two major presentations take place this morning: Bob Needham of the
Canadian studies program at St. Paul's speaks on "Understanding
Canada's Political Economy", and
Ian Skelton of the school of urban and regional planning
speaks on "Understanding What's at Stake: The Social Impact of Welfare
This afternoon there are workshops on "The Phoenix of Compassionate
Community" (led by Ken Motts of Kitchener's Aequitas agency), "How Can
the Church Respond?" (led by Jim Marshall of the national United
Church), and "A Case for and Against Corporate Social Responsibility"
(led by Mark Baetz of the school of business and economics at Wilfrid
The multiple birthday problem
Yesterday's Bulletin noted that three people in UW's school of
optometry were all having birthday, and asked whether there might be
similar concentrations elsewhere on campus. A response came from
Sheila Mackenzie in the school of accountancy:
May 19 is the birthday of Sheila Mackenzie, Administrative
Assistant; Marilyn Waterhouse, wife of Director John Waterhouse
(Waterhouse now thinks he can read the minds of both wife and
admin assistant -- wrong!); Douglas Feltham, born in 1992, son of
Glenn Feltham, former PhD student in the School of Accountancy
and currently a faculty member in the School of Business, Wilfrid
Laurier University; and former faculty member in the School,
All of which brings to mind the famous puzzle:
people have to be present at a party (or, presumably, a
departmental meeting) so that there is a better than
50-50 chance that at least two of them share a birthday? The
answer, according to statisticians: 23.
As William Shatner turns 65
Events for today and the first weekend of spring:
- "Empowering Older Adults" is a day-long workshop taking place
today at Renison College.
- Conrad Grebel College presents "Quietly Landed?", a musical and
dramatic work about the stories of Mennonite women, tonight and
Saturday night at 8 in the chapel. The music is by Carol Ann Weaver
of Grebel's music department; stories were compiled by her and two
other women. Tickets are $10, students $5.
- The Carousel Dance Centre, based in UW's dance department,
launches its "movement program" for children aged 3 and 4 tomorrow.
The fee for six 45-minute classes on Saturday mornings is $35.
Information: ext. 3147.
- The Pan-African Student Network and the Caribbean Students
Association present "The Creative Core Group's Last Laugh"
on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Bombshelter pub. It's described as
"the comedy event you can't afford to miss"; tickets are $8,
- Still looking for Comet Hyakutake? Its location is shown in
Picture of the Day from the National Aeronautics and Space
Poems about college life
Notre Dame College presents a reading on Sunday by Kitchener poet
Dona Paul Massel, whose new work is Daughters of God, a book of
poetry celebrating the 34 years of women at the college.
She'll read from 4 to 5 p.m. in the college's main lounge (and again
on Tuesday evening at 7, at Kitchener Public Library).
"The final manuscript . . . is more than a collection of real life
stories," Sister Celeste Reinhart, director of Notre Dame, writes in an
introduction to Daughters of God. "Sometimes
irreverent, sometimes angry,
the poet leads readers to question their own traditional understandings
of who God is and where the church is in the lives of these
pre-millennium women." There are poems about insecurity, graduation,
exams, boyfriends, interviews, . . . life:
God in us with us through us
a salvageable part
of the mass
Chris Redmond -- firstname.lastname@example.org
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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