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University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Friday, January 8, 1999

  • Grade reports will be available
  • Senate seats are vacant
  • Events and news of the day
  • I'll be away for a while
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Grade reports will be available

There are some changes to the way fall term mark reports will be handed out, so please disregard the notice that was in Wednesday's Gazette (which was somewhat garbled anyway).

Here's the plan, according to Gwen Sharp, associate registrar (records).

Sharp says it's actually more efficient and economical to mail marks than to put staff on duty handing out paperwork across a counter, but there has been strong demand for making the marks available on campus to students who are here anyway, so the decision to do that was made early this morning.

Also from Sharp: "Winter 1999 registration deadline is January 29. Students who have not registered by January 29 will not be permitted to write examinations or receive credit for these courses."

Senate seats are vacant

A couple of notices are on hand from the university secretariat. First, for undergraduates in AHS:
Nominations are requested for the following undergraduate student seat on the University Senate. At least five (5) nominators are required. One (1) full-time Faculty of Applied Health Sciences undergraduate student to be elected by the full-time Faculty of Applied Health Sciences students, term May 1, 1999 to April 30, 2000. Nominations should be sent to the Chief Returning Officer, University Secretariat, Needles Hall, Room 3060, not later than 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 1999. A by-election will following if necessary in conjunction with the annual elections (February 9 and 10, 1999) conducted by the Federation of Students. Nomination forms are available from the University Secretariat or from the Federation of Students Office, Student Life Centre.
And second, for faculty members anywhere on campus:
Nominations are requested for the following Faculty at-large seat on the University Senate. At least five (5) nominators are required. One (1) member of the full-time Faculty at-large to be elected by the full-time Faculty at-large, term to April 30, 1999. Nominations should be sent to the Chief Returning Officer, University Secretariat, Needles Hall, Room 3060, not later than 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 1999. A by-election will following if necessary. Nomination forms are available from the Secretariat.

Events and news of the day

The co-op and career services department is conducting "a resume blitz for junior students", today and Monday morning. "Students should sign up at the paging desk, main floor, Needles Hall, if they would like their resume checked by CECS staff."

A brown-bag session with a catchy title is scheduled today in the psychology department :"The Waking Night-Mare: A Laboratory for the Study of Anomalous Consciousness States". Steve Rueffer will speak, at 11:00 in PAS room 3026.

The "red south" doors to the Physical Activities Complex are locked,and here's why. "Plant operations is repairing a leak in the mat recess in the entrance area," says a note from Peter Fulcher. "This is the entrance closest to the Student Life Centre overpass. The doors will be temporarily locked while the floor is being repaired. All other entrances are open."

Right at this moment it isn't snowing, but that could change, and there's already more white stuff than anybody can find room for. Result: Wilfrid Laurier University has asked to use UW's snow dump. "The City of Waterloo snow dump, which they normally use, has been cut off to all non-city vehicles," says Tom Galloway, director of custodial and grounds services. "WLU's contractor has started hauling as of last night. The snow dump is off the day care road on the north campus."

Sports teams are in action again this weekend. The basketball Warriors, both men's and women's, play at McMaster tomorrow; the Nordic skiers are at Orangeville; and the men's basketball Warriors have a tournament at York University. One more: the hockey Warriors, who tied Wilfrid Laurier 3-3 on Wednesday night, will host Windsor at 7:30 tonight at the Columbia Icefield.

An important figure in the research world is coming to campus on Wednesday. Mark Renaud, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, will be here to give an "address to the university community" at 3:00 Wednesday afternoon in Humanities room 373. An hour earlier, at 2:00, he'll hold a meeting specifically for graduate students (in Humanities room 334), and after the main address there will be a reception, the UW office of research says.

A little further ahead on the calendar: Joseph MacInnis will speak January 27 on "Titanic: In a New Light". Brought to campus by the Canada Trust Walter Bean visiting professorship in the environment, MacInnis is president of Undersea Research Ltd. and was "the first Canadian to explore the world's most famous shipwreck". Author of several books on the oceans, he'll sign books at a reception that follows his lecture, which is scheduled for 4:30 that day in the Humanities Theatre. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance (call ext. 4973).

The local Volunteer Action Centre has opportunities for service, as always: an "exceptional receptionist" for Big Sisters for four hours a week; "female volunteers who are at least 30 years of age" to work with women reentering the community after time in prison; and "many volunteers with various strengths and skills" for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. More information about any of these openings and others: 742-8610.

I'll be away for a while

The Daily Bulletin will be published without me for the next few weeks, as I'm taking some time away from the university to undergo surgery. Starting Monday, my colleague Barbara Elve, who wrote the Bulletin during my summer holidays in 1998 and 1997, will be bringing you the news and chat each weekday morning.

Until further notice, information for the Daily Bulletin should be sent to her at bmelve@uwaterloo.ca (telephone ext. 2220).

The Gazette will have an interim editor as well: Linda Kenyon, lkenyon@uwaterloo.ca, telephone ext. 2488.

I don't know exactly when I'll be heard from again, but meanwhile I'm in good hands. And I trust that Bulletin readers are, too.

CAR


Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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