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Wednesday, March 26, 1997

A lot to eat today

[Brubakers logo] It's "40 cent day" at Brubakers in the Student Life Centre, marking UW's 40th anniversary and the second birthday of that eatery. Starting at 11:30, Brubakers is charging 40 cents for such items as pizza slices, pasta, meat pie and deli rolls, not to mention coffee and pop, "while quantities last".

Looking for a more formal lunch today? There are a couple of pre-Easter meals being offered, both at $9.95 per person. The Laurel Room in South Campus Hall has a menu of chicken teriyaki, pork loin with wild mushroom sauce, Chocolate Easter Swirl, and the University Club is promising beef stroganoff, chicken breast with peach and brandy, and "bunny treats". Reservations can be made at ext. 3198 for the Laurel Room, ext. 3801 for the Club.

Just for the record, the regular entree at the Festival Room today is chicken cordon bleu; Chopsticks in the Davis Centre food fair has beef with mushroom and bamboo shoots; and at dinnertime there's an "Easter Special", not revealed, at the Ron Eydt Village cafeteria.

As for lighter treats -- well, here's a reminder that "Link" members of the Girl Guides will be in the Student Life Centre today selling the traditional Guide cookies (the chocolate and vanilla ones).

And today and tomorrow are "Chocolate Egg Discount Days" at Graphics Express in South Campus Hall: "Choose a gold egg and win 10% off your order!"

Grad students hold annual meeting

The annual general meeting of the Graduate Student Association will be held tonight at 6:00 in Needles Hall room 3001, and all grad students are invited. Besides annual financial reports, and elections of several GSA executives for the coming year, the agenda includes adoption of a whole new constitution.

Under the new plan, the GSA would be governed by a smaller board of directors than at present, along with a somewhat larger "council" representing graduate students from various constituencies. The changes were proposed by a committee originally struck to look at how to bring the GSA's bylaws into conformity with the Corporation Act, but now it's hoped that a new structure will also make the association more effective.

"Please come out to the meeting!" says a memo to graduate students from the GSA's vice-president (communications), Daniel Piche of the pure math department.

Western privatizes its MBA

The University of Western Ontario announced yesterday -- with education minister John Snobelen looking on -- that it will privatize its Richard Ivey School of Business over the next four years, with fees rising to about $18,000 a year by 2000-01.

The school "will use the new fee structure to invest in attracting internationally respected faculty, mission critical technology and innovative, global management research", the announcement said. And business dean Larry Tapp said: "Ivey is Canada's pre-eminent business school and has been for over 75 years. To feed the pipeline for dynamic future business leaders in this country, we need at least one school that offers a full two year, general management MBA program equal to the best in the world. Canada's best students deserve that too and we will ensure the best have access to Ivey, irrespective of financial means." A sizeable program of student loans was announced as part of the plan.

Western said the present MBA students support the change. One student leader was quoted: "Ivey's MBA students recognize there's a need to change the fee structure if there is to be a real leap forward in the quality of the program. We look forward to working with the Ivey Business School, as students and eventually as alumni, to help it provide world-class graduate business education."

Other news and announcements

The credit union (officially that's the University Faculty & Staff (Waterloo) Credit Union Limited) will hold its annual meeting at 7:00 tonight in the Flamingo Room, South Campus Hall.

The annual athletic awards banquet will be held tonight at Federation Hall. "Due to seating limitations," says a note from the athletics department, "tickets are available to varsity athletes and invitees only." The athletics department office has tickets and information.

Graphic services outlets in Humanities, Math and Computer, the Davis Centre, and the Dana Porter Library, as well as the main graphics centre in General Services, will be closed from 11:30 to 1:00 today.

"Cantus", a new piece by Leonard Enns of the UW music department at Conrad Grebel College, will have its premiere tonight as the Canadian Chamber Ensemble presents "Music from Our Own Backyard". The concert starts at 8 at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University. Among other own-backyard composers whose work will be performed is Carol Ann Weaver, also of Conrad Grebel.

Fountain Ministries presents a talk tonight by Ryan Dawson of the interdenominational Athletes in Action ministry. He'll speak at 7:30 in Davis Centre room 1304.

No developments are reported in the staff strike at the University of Windsor or the faculty and librarians' strike at York University. At York, student leaders have set up "a strike information centre" which is said to be getting as many as 100 calls a night from students wanting advice about how to salvage the winter term's work.

The world of two-wheelers

UW's first Bike Day is set for tomorrow in the outdoor rotunda behind the Student Life Centre (or inside the SLC if the weather turns bad).

"We will be doing anti-theft engraving, installing bells and reflective tape for either $1 or a canned good donation for the Food Bank, as well as performing minor bicycle tune-ups," says Ted Harms of the library staff, who's one of the leading volunteers at the Bicycle Centre in the SLC. This will go on from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. At 1 p.m., in the Great Hall of SLC, will be our Spring Bike auction. We will have approximately a dozen road and mountain bikes; these are bikes that have been turned over to us by the UW Police and we have fixed so that they are all rideable. At 2 p.m. will be the raffle for numerous prizes donated by local bike shops -- anybody that participates in the above activities outside the SLC will have their name automatically entered."

One small irony: "In light of all the activities that are going on outside, the actual Bike Centre will be closed."

The Bicycle Centre has been open for just over a year, and interest is mounting, volunteers report. Says Mark Stutman: "We have just upgraded our tools and capacity, and we also have a few products for sale." Operated by five student coordinators and staffed by 15 student volunteers, the centre is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. A fee of $1 per hour is charged for use of the tools and facilities.


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