Fog, clouds, chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon and tonight. (But "Probability of precipitation zero percent" on Saturday, the weather people promise. And it actually appears to me that the sun's coming out; go figure.)
One of my colleagues, checking out people across campus yesterday, reports that "their eyes have that vacant look and they're mumbling formulas." Yes, it's midterm time!
And it's Friday the thirteenth. At least one university thinks Friday the thirteenth is something special, by the way.
Friday the thirteenth linksThe superstition
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Brian Cartlidge in athletics says he doesn't quite know why the event wasn't a big draw, although some people may have decided to skip it in favour of Sunday's Waterloo 10-K Classic run. "Other than that, we don't really understand what the problem is," he said. Last fall, a similar event drew 35 participants, "plus all the swim team people -- we made them do it."
The department will try a tri again this fall, he says.
Hey, do you think I ought to be charging for advertising like this on the Daily Bulletin?
The voice mail system will be shut down Monday evening starting at 8 p.m., for about four hours, says Ginny Polai of telephone services. That also means calls to 888-4567 will go unanswered. The software behind the phone system is being upgraded again, says Polai. Questions or anticipated problems? She can be reached at ext. 6000.
Co-op employer interviews are continuing -- that explains all those folks in suits with serious expressions -- and so are workshops offered for students by the department of co-operative education and career services. Current titles include Job/Work Search, Networking, Researching Employers, Résumé Writing, Letter Writing, CV Writing, Interview Skills. The career resource centre, on the first floor of Needles Hall, has details.
Dance recitals continue in the Humanities Theatre, with Bojangles Dance Arts due in this weekend and the Academy of Dance on the 21st and 22nd.
Electrical power, heating, cooling and ventilation will be shut off in Engineering II and Engineering III from 8 a.m. to 12 noon tomorrow (Saturday), the plant operations department warns. "Some emergency power will be available. Computer equipment should be shut down in an orderly fashion."
The centre stairwell in Engineering I will be closed for repairs all next week.
June 14, 1982: Provincial sales tax is charged for the first time on meals eaten in the UW residences.
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