There are a total of eight chaplains representing various Christian denominations. "The church colleges have chaplains in residence," explains one of the team, Val Hennig, "and in addition there is an office on the main campus out of which this chaplaincy is done with an additional four persons." None of them are on the UW payroll; they're employed by their church colleges or religious denominations. UW does provide their office space.
"One of the most frequently asked questions," Hennig goes on, "is, what do chaplains do anyway? They are available for crisis and short-term personal issues, but they are also there to listen to needs, to lead group activities, to enable worship, to work for justice, and generally to befriend and help persons with their spiritual needs."
The chaplains' office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. for "drop-in traffic". Appointments can be made by phone (ext. 3633) or e-mail (chaplain@watserv1).
Then in May: "oblong scarves and the Canadian Spirit Gold medallion UW gift collection. The 10K gold medallion gift collection features 1957-1997 above the UW shield and is designed for presentation, recognition or graduation gifts. This grouping includes pens, lapel or stick pins, key holders, letter openers, clocks and watches."
More information: ext. 5363.
Transitions '97 is a one-day program on job prospects for graduates in the arts, being held in the Davis Centre. It's open to students at all levels; registration is $20 at the arts special programs office, Humanities room 145.
Explorations '97 is a day of visits and tours at the faculty of engineering, intended for students in grades 5 through 8. Visitors can expect to see pollutants being destroyed by light, a solar-powered car, wind tunnel models of buildings and aircraft, and other achievements of the engineering profession. "Control centre" is on the second floor of Engineering Lecture; information about the event is available from the dean of engineering office, ext. 2447.
International Women's Week also continues, with an event this evening sponsored by the women's studies program and other agencies. It's titled "Arise Dawta" and is described as "an invitation to respond to the call by sharing in celebratory expressions of our womanhood. Chloe Callender and Lisbeth Hadad are Caribbean women who use a variety of dramatic tools including readings, stories, oral histories, songs, percussion and dialogue to provide a window of opportunity wherein to share cross-culturally". The event starts at 7:30 in the multi-purpose room of the Student Life Centre.
And at least three other attractions this evening are competing with those two:
With the schools' March break coming up, the Kids' Club at the UW Shop will hold an unusual mid-week event next Wednesday. "Arthur and D.W., the two aardvark stars of a popular series of children's books and the first animated daily PBS series, will be coming," writes Olga Nohra at the Shop. "The event is aimed at kids between the ages of three and eight. Because we hope to provide children with the opportunity to have their picture taken with Arthur and D.W., it is very important that people RSVP." She can be reached at ext. 3914. Wednesday's event starts at 1 p.m. . . .
Health services will be closing early today, at 3 p.m., for a staff meeting. . . .
I said in Tuesday's Bulletin that the presentation of UW's award from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, for "excellence in internationalization", was being presented that day. Contrariwise, yesterday's Gazette said the ceremony was being held Wednesday. The Bulletin was wrong; the Gazette was correct.
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