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Tuesday, March 11, 1997
They're meeting their Waterloo
It's welcome to Waterloo! today for thousands of future
students, here for the annual Campus Day to find out whether
UW is the university for them. It'll be a very full day for those who
try to sample everything, along these lines:
8:00: Park in lot A; cross University Avenue to South Campus
Hall; catch the first shuttle bus around the ring road.
8:15: Hop off at the Math and Computer building. Find the second
floor to "register" for the mathematics faculty open house; then, more
difficult, find the first floor for the promised refreshments (left
home too early for that vital second cup of coffee).
9:30: Change faculties; walk north to Matthews Hall and
arrive at applied health sciences in time for EMG monitoring (what's
that?) and other lab demonstrations.
11:00: Another new faculty: back on the shuttle bus and
down the ring road to environmental studies, just in time for a
student-led tour of labs and studios.
12:00: Couldn't consider missing the Circus of Physics,
as Phil Eastman comes out of retirement to delight the throngs visiting
the faculty of science.
1:00:Stroll across campus and encounter parent, who is
en route to session on "Financing Your Education". Realize it's past
time for lunch; change direction and wind up at St. Paul's United
College to refuel (and meet principal). Regret it isn't possible to
eat at all four church colleges on one day.
1:40: Back across campus again. Walking muscles will be in
great shape when this day is over. Arrive at Carl Pollock Hall in time
for tour of the engineering faculty, starring the robotic olympics and
an earthquake simulator.
2:00: Realize with horror that arts faculty events are
winding up. Reach Modern Languages just as arts computing "Explore the
Internet" session is coming to an end. Make note of the URL for
UW's "information for prospective students":
2:15:Get shuttle bus to make a detour to Ron Eydt Village.
Wonder what's become of that residence called Village II where
older sibling used to live.
3:00:Back to South Campus Hall to browse displays from
library, bookstore, counselling services, athletics, etc. Pop into
UW Shop and buy Waterloo jams to take home.
Staff elect a representative
There's been an extension in the deadline for ballots in
election of a staff member to UW's board of governors. The deadline
was to be tomorrow, but a glitch in mailing some of the ballots means
it's been extended to Monday, March 17, the university secretariat
Four candidates are seeking the position, one of two staff seats on
the UW board. They are John Sellens of data processing (information
systems and technology); Peter McCarthy of food services; Barry
Scott of the research office (who is the incumbent); and Joe Szalai
of the library's user services department.
Water shutoffs Wednesday and Thursday
The plant operations department advises that water will be shut off
in various parts of several buildings over the next two days. Here's
Engineering I, water shut off Wednesday from 7:30 to 11:30
to repair a leak in a fire line; Engineering II, water shut
off Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 in several washrooms and
janitor's rooms as water is connected for a new handicap washroom
in Carl Pollock Hall; Earth Sciences and Chemistry, water
shut off Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 in several rooms as water is
connected for a new handicap washroom on the second floor;
Chemistry II, water shut off Thursday from 8:00 to 12:00
in the entire building to repair a leak in a fire line.
Now, some shocking advice
office has circulated a new first aid poster on campus, asking
that copies be posted in all departments and laboratories. (Need
more? Call Sheila Hurley at ext. 3587.) As a public service, here's
one excerpt from the poster.
Besides Campus Day, these activities stand out:
1. Turn off power.
2. Do not attempt to release victim unless power is off or
unless a suitable non-conductor is available to use; otherwise
you could become a victim as well.
3. Perform CPR if required.
4. Locate and cover entrance and exit burns with a dry,
Tomorrow at 1 p.m., "Arthur and D.W." visit the UW Shop, and small
children are pretty likely to know who they are even if you
don't. Reservations for meeting them: phone ext. 3914.
- Co-op students are in either ecstasy, if they got a job in
yesterday's match, or agony, if they didn't. "If you were
matched," the co-op department advises, "acceptance-of-employment
meetings with field coordinators take place today. These
meetings are mandatory. Your appointment will be posted on
the bulletin boards in Needles Hall." And if you didn't get a
spring term job yet? "Continuous Phase Job Posting #2 is
available at 10:00 a.m."
- Kevin McNamee of the Canadian Nature Federation gives a
talk on "Critical Public Issues in Parks Management in
Canada" -- 3 p.m., Environmental Studies I room 121.
- The St. Bede Lectures continue at Renison College. Tonight's
speaker (7:30 in the chapel) is Ron Eydt, recently retired as warden
of residences, and before that a biology faculty member. His
topic: "Creation, Time and Space".
TODAY IN UW HISTORY
March 11, 1957: Accountant Bruce Gellatly -- later to be
vice-president (finance and administration) of UW -- joins the
staff of Waterloo College Associate Faculties. March 11, 1971: The
UW senate approves a "compromise" grading system for
use across campus, listing numerical equivalents for letter grades.
Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
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