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Tuesday, January 14, 1997

Open house about telephones

[Telephone] UW's new telephone system is getting closer. Says Bruce Uttley of the information systems and technology department: "The cutover for the telephone switch upgrade is still scheduled to start at 19:00 on Friday, January 24. The old switch has already been pushed to the side and the skeleton of the new switch is resting in its place."

An open house about the project is scheduled for this Friday -- the first in a series of open houses about various IST projects, says the associate provost (information systems and technology), Jay Black. "The agenda," says Black, "will cover the new telephone switch and equipment. . . . As this installation concerns all departments, a representative should be present to address any concerns you may have."

The event starts at 10:00 Friday morning in Davis Centre room 1302. Questions can be directed to Judie Lankowski at ext. 6448 or Ginny Polai at ext. 6000.

The next step in conversion to the new phone system was to be a "cutover" to a new version of Meridian Mail, UW's voice-mail software. There's been a delay, Uttley advises. "A newer release of the Voice Mail software will be available from Nortel in February. Bell agrees with us that we don't want to have to upgrade twice to get to the newest release. I expect the Voice Mail upgrade to be rescheduled to a later date."

Tennis, everyone . . . or karate

Tomorrow is registration day for campus recreation programs in the department of athletics and recreational services. Whether you're interested in aerobics classes, tennis lessons or kayak clinics (try saying that one three times quickly!), here's the official word on how to register:
Step 1: Go to the Red North, main level corner by PAC 2039 On Wed. Jan. 15 between 8:30 am - 1:00 p.m. ONLY to pick up a ticket that will indicate a time later that day or on Thurs. Jan. 16 between 4:30-8:30 p.m. that you are to return to register. One ticket will be given out per registrant (with one ticket you may register for yourself and one other person) you must have a ticket to register - don't lose your ticket!

Step 2: Go the PAC 2039, Red North corner with your valid WATCARD at least 5 minutes before the time indicated on your ticket to line up. Time blocks will be called out - do not be late getting back or you will miss your sign up. You must have both WatCards to register yourself and another. Note: At one computer you may register for any instructional program.

Registration for Programs with space left Fri. Jan. 17, 11:30 am - 1:30 p.m., PAC 2039 (no tickets are given out for this day). Be prepared with second choices.

Late Registration (a $3 late fee applies) Starting Mon. Jan. 20, register in PAC 2039 between 9:00-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m..

Payment: Course fees are payable at time of registration by cash, cheque or your WATCARD using money from your flex account. All cheques should be made payable to the University of Waterloo. NSF Cheques - $15.00 charge. Proof of payment (your cash receipt) will be required for admission to all courses.

Kim Martin, of the math faculty computing facility, sends a special reminder that there's a sign-up tonight for the Martial Arts Club, starting at 7 p.m. in the Blue Activity area of the Physical Activities Complex. Says Martin: "You can mention that we do offer 'frequent flyer miles' to those interested. The club is a Campus Recreation sponsored club, not an off campus commercial venture. The instructors volunteer their time. We offer three martial arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Aiki Jujutsu."

Notes for co-op students

You're just back from a work term, with your work report due tomorrow (in most faculties), and already it's time to start thinking about jobs again. Here's a notice from the co-op department: "All those who intend to participate in Employer Interviews this term should pick up the master copy of their Student Co-op Record today. These are available from Needles Hall at the paging desk after 10:00 a.m." And would you believe it, job posting #1 will be out tomorrow morning at 10.

The Students Advising Co-op group will hold its first meeting of the winter term today at 5:30 in Needles Hall room 1029. Everybody's welcome. More information: Kelly Foley, vice-president (education) of the Federation of Students, at ext. 2340.

Marks from the fall term

Karen LeDrew ("acting associate registrar, records & scheduling") sends this notice:
Fall 1996 grade reports are available for pick-up on the second floor of Needles Hall as follows: All faculties except Math, Engineering and Science: beginning January 15 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Math and Science: beginning January 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Grade reports for 1A/1B and 4A/4B "back-to-back" Engineering students will be handed out beginning January 15 in the following locations: 1A/1B, Year 1 undergraduate engineering office, CPH; 4A/4B, respective departmental offices.

So what else is happening?

The physics department presents an undergraduate seminar this morning by research associate Marcia Wehlau, winner of a Polanyi Prize for exceptional work by a postdoctoral scholar. She'll speak (11:30, Physics room 145) on "From Zero to the Theory of Everything in 30 Minutes".

The Waterloo Christian Fellowship and its counterpart at Wilfrid Laurier University are presenting "a dramatic re-enactment of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles" tonight and tomorrow. The two-part show is done by Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn, who will perform Luke in the King James translation tonight, and Acts "based on The Message translation" tomorrow. Both performances are at 8 p.m. in the Theatre of the Arts; admission is $10, students $8.

Wilfrid Laurier University has a big event tonight, Canada in 1997, an economic forecasting session and discussion "with emphasis on Canada's Technology Triangle", the area around Kitchener-Waterloo. Star of the show is Lloyd Atkinson of Perigee Investment Counsel. The event (admission $10) begins at 7:30 in WLU's John Aird Centre.

The teaching resource office presents a workshop this Friday for teaching assistants. Title: "Running Tutorials -- Setting the Climate and Presenting Your Material". The session goes from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration and more information: phone ext. 3132.


January 14, 1959: With an installation ceremony in the Theatre of the Arts for principal Wyn Rees, Renison College is founded. Its first home is a house on Albert Street.

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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