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Friday, April 4, 1997

All good things must come to an end

Today, then, winter term lectures end, for almost half of UW's students, those in the faculties of engineering and mathematics. In the other faculties, classes continue through Tuesday. Then exams begin on Friday, April 11.

And whether or not you're due in class Monday, you're invited to the end-of-term bash ("lots of great prizes") tonight at the Bombshelter pub in the Student Life Centre.

You're also welcome to a repeat of yesterday's "playday" in the engineering quadrangle, which was cut short by the afternoon showers. Marbles, skipping and other such innocent pleasures will start at 11:30, with one new pastime, "string games -- yes, we will have a ball of twine", says organizer Amy Green. It's just possible, she adds, that the fun will be moved from engineering over to the area near Math and Computer; so check the open spaces on this balmy Friday.

Me, I won't be trying hopscotch today. Look for me down at the annual book sale sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women, some 100,000 used books in a crowded jumble at First United Church. The long-awaited sale runs from noon to 9 today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.

University in search of deans

Three of UW's deans end their terms June 30, 1998, and searches are under way. Official announcements are out about two of the searches -- for deans of mathematics and of science -- and the third, for dean of engineering, is expected any day.

Under UW's Policy 45, the membership and procedure for a dean nominating committee is set out in detail, and searches are always carried out both inside the university and across Canada.

For dean of mathematics

Applications and nominations are due by June 30, directed to John Bullen in the university secretariat. Here are the members of the nominating committee:
Gary Waller, Chair (x4411; tgwaller@watarts)
John Bullen, Secretary (x2623; jbullen@secretariat)
Christopher Buchanan, undergrad student, CS & Pure Math (x2324; csbuchan@undergrad.math)
Barbara Bulman-Fleming, Psychology (x3043; bfleming@watarts)
Gordon Cormack, Computer Science (x4450; gvcormack@math)
Peter Hoffman, Pure Mathematics (x5564; phoffman@math)
David Jackson, at-large, C&O (x4056; dmjackson@dragon)
Don McLeish, Statistics & Actuarial Science (x5534; dlmcleish@virginica)
Dan Piche, graduate student, Pure Mathematics (x6668; dgpiche@mercator)
Georgina Russell, MFCF staff (x5472; rgrussell@math)
Ed Vrscay, Applied Mathematics (x5455; ervrscay@links)
Dan Younger, Combinatorics & Optimization (x5588; dhyounger@math)

For dean of science

Applications and nominations are due by May 20, directed to Emily Barnes in the university secretariat. Here are the members of the nominating committee:
Jim Kalbfleisch, Chair (4766), (jgk@nh3adm)
Mike Chong (6643), Chemistry (jmchong@sciborg)
Cindy LaFleur (3830), staff member, Chemistry (clafleur@chemistry.watstar)
Jerry Lawless (5533), external member, Statistics (jlawless@setosa)
Jocelyne Legault (3233), Earth Sciences (jlegault@sciborg)
Wing-Ki Liu (6280), Physics (wkliu@sciborg)
Robert Mann (6285), Faculty member at-large, Physics (rbmann@sciborg)
Carol Peterson (3194), Biology (cpeterson@biology.watstar)
Lesley Shaffer (2738), graduate student, Earth Sciences (lsshaffe@cgrpc.watstar)
Raza Shah (2325), undergraduate student, Hons. Science (rashah@science2)
Graham Strong (6330), Optometry (gstrong@sciborg)

Of cabbages and kings

UW's musicians have two more end-of-term concerts this weekend. Tonight at 8, the UW Stage Band, directed by Michael Wood, performs music of Lennie Niehaus, Chuck Mangione, John Higgin and Bobby Herriot, in the great hall at Conrad Grebel College. Saturday at 8 p.m., the University Choir, directed by John Tute, performs music of Brahms, Schubert and Mendelssohn, at Benton Street Baptist Church downtown Kitchener. Tickets for each concert are $8, students $5.

A different kind of music will be heard in the Humanities Theatre tonight, as the Twin City Harmonizers do their four-part thing at 8 p.m.

An 8-kilometre bicycle ride through Kitchener-Waterloo is planned for Sunday afternoon as a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity. UW student Scott Morton is among the organizers who are hoping to bring out 200 riders ("any age or ability"). The ride starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Recreation Complex downtown.

Library books that have been on term loan this fall and winter from UW's libraries are due back next Wednesday, April 9.

The student Economics Society last night announced Gordon M. Myers as its Prof of the Year.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday for Jeffery Waller, the chemistry graduate student who was killed in a biking accident a week ago today. "In memory of Jeff," says co-worker Lynda Steele, "we ask friends, colleagues, staff and faculty if they would like to make a contribution to the Starlight Foundation . . . an international non-profit organization dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously and terminally ill children." Steele, at ext. 5086, can provide more information. The memorial service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Minota Hagey Residence, where Waller lived.

Of carrots and potatoes

Bulk boxes of healthy produce at bargain prices are being provided for students, staff and faculty by the Federation of Students as part of a provincial co-op food program. Monthly shipments of Good Food Boxes include a $10 regular size, and a $15 large size, packed with potatoes, carrots, apples, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, oranges, strawberries, cucumber, and for the large size, an extra order of zucchini and cauliflower.

Heather Calder, coordinator of the student issues resource centre, which administers the project, estimates the regular box actually contains about $20 worth of food in grocery store prices, while the value of the large size is close to $30. "The quality is excellent," she added, having seen some 15 to 20 Good Food Boxes delivered each month since the program started in February. Orders for this month must be placed and pre-paid by today, for delivery on April 24. To learn more, call Calder at ext. 6331.


April 4, 1956: Waterloo College Associate Faculties becomes a legal entity.

April 5, 1977: Banker Page Wadsworth is elected chair of UW's board of governors. April 5, 1993: Leaders of universities and other public agencies are called to a meeting in Toronto to hear about the imposition of the Social Contract.

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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