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Wednesday, May 1, 1996

New month and new term

Classes started this morning for the spring term, and registration is under way. The registrar's office says engineering students should pay their fees today, on the second floor of Needles Hall; tomorrow's registration day for students in arts and math, and Friday's the day for students in other faculties.

Need a new WatCard? Get it in the Student Life Centre, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today through Friday.

"Mature" students who are new to Waterloo are invited to a walking tour of the campus, starting at 2:25 today in the lobby of the Modern Languages building.

It's a whole new world

New associate provosts are at the head of UW's non-academic administration today, with names and titles that will take a little getting used to. Here's a rundown on the new senior executives and where they can be found: Other moves: Peter Hopkins, who has been associate provost (student affairs), is leaving his second-floor office in NH and entering retirement. Roger Downer, vice-president (university relations), will retire June 30 and isn't clearing out of his third-floor office just yet.

The provost (that's Jim Kalbfleisch) and associate provost Gary Waller have a new secretary, by the way. Sitting at what was Joan Selwood's desk, starting today, is Anne Wagland, formerly of the human resources department. Yesterday was the last regular day of work both for Selwood -- the person who really ran the university -- and for her secretarial colleague a few feet away, Pauline Valin.

What's happening tonight

"Here Lies Jeremy Troy" opens this evening in the Humanities Theatre. A co-presentation of Waterloo Showtime and the Home Groan Theatre Company, it's a comedy about lawyer Jeremy Troy, his boss Mr. Ivorsen, deadbeat artist Charlie (who knows Jeremy's darkest secret), and the naive young model Tina. The show runs at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14, students $12, with a $6 student rush ticket available.

As the earth's axis does its spring thing, sunset gets later and later, and so does the starting time for the monthly open house at UW's observatory. The May event begins at 9:30 this evening with a slide show (Physics room 308) followed by a chance to look through the telescope at things celestial.

News from the dreaming spires

May 1 is an important day in the calendar of the world's oldest English-speaking university. The May Day Ball and other parties took place overnight, and at dawn today -- which came in Oxford some ten hours ago, as this Bulletin is posted -- came the singing of madrigals from the tower of Magdalen College, an annual tradition for four centuries. After the music, daredevils and drunks from the listening crowd will have tried the 18-foot jump off Magdalen Bridge into the muddy waters of the Cherwell, in spite of warnings from police and officials that it's dangerous at best. There was extra spice to the event last year: one young woman made the jump naked, ended up posing for the national newspapers, and nearly got expelled. College authorities relented at the last minute.

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

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