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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
Get it in the Student Life Centre, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today
"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
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.
- Gary Waller, associate provost (academic and student affairs), is
unpacking today on the third floor of Needles Hall. He'll occupy the
office that belonged to Robin Banks. Banks, ending his term as associate
provost (academic affairs), is back in his office in the psychology
department, pending retirement later this summer.
- Dennis Huber, associate provost (general services and finance),
will stay in his office in the plant operations department, General
Services Complex, for the time being. Still where they were in Needles
Hall are the two officials whom he's replacing: Bob Elliott ("general
services") and Dorothy Battae ("finance"). They also retire later
- Catharine Scott, associate provost (human resources), will stay
in her office in the human resources department, also in GSC, for
- Jay Black, associate provost (information systems and technology),
has moved into the sixth-floor office in Math and Computer that was
occupied until now by . . .
- Bud Walker, director of business operations, who moves out of the
MC office where he sat as director of data processing. His new office is
on the third floor of Needles Hall. It hasn't been occupied full-time since
Johnny Wong ended his term as an associate provost in 1994.
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
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
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 -- email@example.com
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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