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Friday, May 3, 1996

Starting from square one

With the new fiscal year and the new financial system less than a week old, Jay Black, the associate provost (information systems and technology), has cheery news:
Purchase Order #1 was issued at about 4:30 Wednesday, May 1. The corresponding invoice was received today, and as of the end of business today, has been paid. I am reliably informed that the pace will be picking up shortly! I think congratulations are in order to everyone who has been involved in the project.
Here's a reminder that the helpline phone numbers for the Financial Systems Project are ext. 5328 (general) and ext. 5232 (research funds). Electronic pleas for assistance go to fsp-help@mc4adm.

From the co-op department

A note from Olaf Naese in the department of co-op education and career services:
Co-op students planning to take part in the employer interview process this term must have a return-to-campus meeting with their co-ordinator in order to update their co-op files and change their status on the database. These meetings have been scheduled for May 1-3 this week. Students who missed their scheduled return-to-campus meeting should make an appointment at Co-op Reception, NH 1103, to see a co-op advisor. Students who do not have their files updated before noon Tues. May 7, either at their return-to-campus interview or with a co-op advisor, will lose the opportunity to apply to co-op jobs posted on May 13 and 14.

At UW's conference centre

Some 1,000 young people from the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada arrived yesterday at the UW conference centre in Village 2. Their gathering runs through tomorrow.

Passing through the conference centre this weekend are various groups under the aegis of the Ontario Hockey Association, including about 100 young players for an "evaluation camp", 32 trainers and 54 intermediate-level coaches.

Other things that are happening

Registration for the spring term continues, of course, and the registrar's office notes that you'd better pay your fees today, because late fees start Monday.

Also of interest:

And looking ahead to next Wednesday, May 8: the department of electrical and computer engineering will hold an open house in honour of "the first wave" of retirees from that department. The party starts at 3:30 p.m. in Davis Centre room 1301. Guests of honour are Ian Blake, Leonard Chow, Roger Grant, Tom McEwan, Raymond Ramshaw, Peter Birkmann, Robert Henderson, Robert MacPhie, Joan Pache and Raymond Wright. RSVPs and gift contributions go to Jenniffer Werth at ext. 5339.

Something for the kids

The members of the UW Kids' Club, generally open to 3- to 12-year-olds, are on campus tomorrow to visit dinosaurs Albert and Perry, watch a few birds and take a nature walk through campus, reports Olga Nohra of the bookstore and UW Shop, which sponsors the club.

From 1 to 2 p.m., the kids will be at Biology 1's earth sciences museum (room 370) for a look at dinosaur bones. Peter Russell, museum curator, will guide them through the museum's various exhibits. The museum features dinosaur bones and eggs, animal displays and a fossil, rock and gem collection.

Before the stop at the museum, club members will proceed from South Campus Hall to a nature walk featuring the Dorney ecology garden and a bird-sighting adventure led by birdwatching expert (and bookstore staff member) Lucy Sano.

All children (and parents presumably) are welcome. There is also a June event planned for the Kids' Club: University of Western Ontario professor and science writer Catherine Sheldrick Ross will be at UW on Saturday, June 8, to talk about shapes and figures and their importance in science and math. Her talk is planned to happen in the foyer of South Campus Hall.

Call Olga Nohra at ext. 3914 for more information.

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

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