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Tuesday, January 12, 1999

  • Campus Rec winter registration today
  • Something afoot at Carousel Dance
  • Fee increase proposed by Feds
  • Tuesday notes for co-op students
  • If on a winter's campus a lecturer...
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Campus Rec winter registration today

For those who missed signing up yesterday for innertube waterpolo or other competitive and co-recreational league action, today's the day to change those couch potato ways and get active by registering for a Campus Rec instructional program this term.

Anyone can play, with Campus Rec memberships available to students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, spouses, or community members age 18 and over. Details of registration -- which takes place at the Physical Activities Complex today -- can be found in The Incredible Campus Recreation Guidebook. Staff and faculty can register between noon and 1:30 p.m. for staff fitness and fitness step 400-06 only.

The winter guide also contains details of new courses and programs. For swimmers, aquatic leadership courses have been expanded to include bronze star, guard club and tri-cert. Other pool firsts are aqua screening (a short assessment of swimming skills to determine the appropriate level of instruction), learn to synchro, advanced synchro, aqua adults (a program of swimming lessons), and pick-up water polo.

Fitness 101 offers "an easy step towards a healthy lifestyle," and other new fitness classes include skipping, sanity saver, and big, bold and beautiful -- a combination of physical activities and educational sessions for women "in a comfortable environment."

Among the dance options, a new swing class gets underway this term for folks who want to learn "east coast swing, single jive and the lindy hop from the pros." For fans of more esoteric exercise, Sahaja yoga meditation provides an opportunity to "learn how to meditate through the spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini," and Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) promises "profound teachings and highly effective exercises" designed to guide participants "towards higher levels."

Still unsure of what fitness fare to sample? Check out the new conditioning room orientation and assessment if weight training is an option, or sign up for the personal fitness and wellness program, which provides a cardiovascular assessment, and advice from a certified personal trainer.

Students can find part-time employment as Campus Rec instructors, life guards, referees, organizers and conveners, or gain volunteer experience through Rec Pals, by assisting persons with disabilities in "any and all CR programs." Aficionados of archery, fencing, skiing, martial arts or a variety of other sports can join Campus Rec clubs to share the fun.

Whether exercise is a group pursuit or a solo activity, the Cross Canada Challenge is a way to "see Canada on a tight budget...without ever leaving Waterloo," and "win great prizes." To learn more, visit the Cross Canada Challenge bulletin board outside the PAC equipment centre.

Finally, "fear not," advise Campus Rec staff. "You can still sign up for programs after the scheduled registration dates." See the guide for details.

Something afoot at Carousel Dance

Winter term classes at UW's Carousel Dance Centre in East Campus Hall begin Monday, January 18, and run for 10 weeks, with instruction for everyone from beginners to dancers at a "pre-professional level".

In addition to the regular schedule of ballet, modern dance and jazz classes, Carousel is serving up a new "Dance for Lunch" class. On the menu: "a huge portion of fun combined with a helping of jazz, a bite of modern, a taste of ballet, served with some gentle stretching for dessert. Come and have dance for lunch this winter for a more energetic you," says the dance centre. All levels are welcome. For more information or to register, phone the centre at ext. 3147.

Fee increase proposed by Feds

A referendum calling for increases to the Federation of Students' fee paid by undergraduate students at UW has been approved by the Feds student council. Chief returning officer Avvey Peters explains the two questions: "The first asks about a one-time fee which would be used to make capital improvements to the Bombshelter pub; the second asks about a fee to establish a capital improvements fund for Federation businesses."

Improvements to the Bombshelter would mean a $4.25 increase to the fee for three terms, beginning this spring. The capital improvement fee would result in a $2.00 increase to the fee, indexed to inflation.

"Anyone interested in chairing either the 'YES' or 'NO' campaign committee of either question is invited to attend a meeting at the Federation of Students' office (SLC 1102) on Friday, January 15, 1999 at 3:00 p.m.," she adds. For more information, contact Peters at ext. 6781 or research@feds.uwaterloo.ca.

Home page has difficult birth

The announcement of the launch of the Federation of Students' new home page in yesterday's Daily Bulletin was premature, it seems. Due to happen at 9 a.m. Monday, the site was still limping on line late in the afternoon, and although it may finally be up and running this morning, my machine insists it doesn't have the plug-ins needed for access.

Tuesday notes for co-op students

From the co-op department: "Co-op students planning to go through the interview process this winter should pick up their 'Master Copy' of their co-op record today after 10 a.m. at the Paging Desk, NH. Today is also the day to hand in work reports for many faculties. Deadlines vary by faculty, but most are due by 4 p.m. today."

Co-op workshops scheduled today are resume writing, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Needles Hall room 1020, and letter writing, from 11:30 to 12:30 in the same location.

"Co-op Survival Skills: the Sequel", and "Employer/Student Perspective" will be the topics of Career Development Seminars (Co-op 101) held today from 1:30 to 3:30 in Engineering Lecture Hall room 101. The seminars for first-year students will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.

If on a winter's campus a lecturer...

This morning at 10 a.m., Leo McAvoy, head of recreation, park, and leisure studies at the University of Minnesota, will speak on Conducting Research with Communities of Colour. The talk takes place in Burt Matthews Hall room 1040.

A report on entrance scholarships, bursaries, and upper year scholarships will be presented by student awards office staff Brenda Denomme and Charlene Shaw today at the meeting of arts faculty council at 3:30 p.m. in Hagey Hall room 373. The information session is designed to raise awareness among faculty of awards available to arts students, says Shaw. Also on the agenda is the election of a council chair and deputy chair.

Barbara Elve
bmelve@uwaterloo.ca


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