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Wednesday, January 15, 1997
New store opens today
The grand opening of Compu-Scape is set for 10:30 this morning, on the
lower level of the Student Life Centre (specifically, in the space
formerly occupied by the now defunct Campus Shop). Compu-Scape is a
"satellite" location for UW's
which also operates the bookstore and the computer store.
The new shop will specialize in computers and computer accessories
for student customers -- and just to get people in the mood, today
there will be opening specials and giveaways ("first 50 customers
receive a mouse pad and wrist rest, free") as well as a draw for
an IBM ThinkPad 701c.
Today's lineups and deadlines
Fall term grade reports are available today for undergraduates
in most faculties. If you're in arts, environmental studies or applied
health sciences, you get your report from the registrar's office in
Needles Hall, starting at 10:00. If you're in engineering, you get it
elsewhere -- first-year students from the undergraduate engineering
office in Carl Pollock Hall, fourth-year students from departmental
offices. Students in mathematics and science have to wait another
week, until their grade reports become available January 22.
Work reports are due at 4:30 today for co-op students in most
faculties who were out on the job during the fall term. ("Check with
your faculty's undergraduate office for the correct deadline date if
the faculty will be marking your report," says the co-op department.
That applies to mathematics, for example.)
Job posting #1 for spring term jobs will be available at 10:00
this morning on bulletin boards and through the computerized Student
Registration for most campus recreation programs begins with
ticket pickup today (between 8:30 and 1:00) at the Red North corner
of the Physical Activities Complex. (Guess what? Registration for
staff fitness classes was last Friday, I've just learned.)
Local volunteers are wanted
Recent requests from the Volunteer Action Centre:
For more information, and many more opportunities to volunteer, the
VAC can be reached at 742-8610.
- Big sisters -- female volunteers, 20 or older who can "make a
positive difference" in the life of a girl 4 to 17 or a boy
4 to 11. "There continues to be a large waiting list. . . . Training
sessions begin February 3 or May 6." Listing 012-029.
- Education/assessment volunteers "to help with two City of
Kitchener working groups dealing with issues facing people with
physical disabilities . . . assess municipal sites and make
recommendations". Listing 101-1831.
- Recording secretary and clerical assistance for Project Read
Literacy Network, to take minutes at monthly meetings. "Reception
volunteers are also needed in the office during the day." Listing
The talk of the campus
There's a new version of
31, UW's travel policy. Among other changes, it boosts the rate
that will be paid to staff and faculty travelling on university
business; the new basic rate is 35.7 cents a kilometre. Also
increased is the meal allowance, to $40 a day. A notice on page 2
of today's Gazette provides more details. . . .
FASS 1997 are
now on sale at the Humanities box office. There are four performances
of the show, "1001 Arthurian Knights", namely February 6 at 8 p.m.,
February 7 at 7:00 and 10:00, and February 8 at 8 p.m. All tickets
are $8. . . .
Staff members who started work at UW in 1986, and so have just reached
their tenth anniversary, are reminded that there's a picture-taking
Friday morning in the Physical Activities Complex (10:45 a.m.). This
morning's Gazette includes a list of people who have been
invited; Tricia Loveday in the human resources department, phone
ext. 2078, would like to hear about anyone who may have been
missed. . . .
Don't know much about it, but apparently a number of local high-technology
firms are sponsoring a job fair in the Student Life Centre today and
tomorrow, with the slogan "Go High Tech, Stay Local". . . .
The Waterloo Christian Fellowship presents the second of two
Bible performances tonight in the Theatre of the Arts: a reading
based on the book of Acts (shipwrecks, imprisonments, tongues of
fire, fraud, politics, and theological and legal struggle). It
starts at 8:00; tickets are $8 and $10.
Sorting out UW's history
There was something wrong, and maybe quite a lot, with the "Today in
UW History" item I presented yesterday. It read thus:
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.
For one thing, the Theatre of the Arts wasn't even built until 1962!
However, it is clear that Renison College received its charter
January 14, 1959. I may have jumbled up that date and a later
I'm trying to figure out the sources and details, and will report
the correct information
when I can.
TODAY IN UW HISTORY
January 15, 1955: Elsie Fischer (later Dodds) joins the
staff of Waterloo College as manager of its little bookstore;
when UW is created, she'll move to the new institution and manage its
store for more than 25 years.
Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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