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Friday, January 15, 1999

  • International experts talk tourism
  • Personal development sessions planned
  • The Dark Side and beyond
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International experts talk tourism --from the UW News Bureau

In the wake of the storm that bypassed Waterloo region last night, a UW lecture series on tourism issues begins today, featuring experts from Canada, the United States and Europe. The Contemporary Perspectives on Tourism lectures will be held Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at B.C. Matthews Hall room 1621.

Continuing through March 26, the series is organized by geography professor Geoffrey Wall and sponsored by the departments of geography and recreation and leisure studies. The dates, topics and featured speakers are:

Two evening round-table sessions are also planned on tourism issues and opportunities in Canada and on tourism issues and opportunities in Waterloo Region. Dates and times will be announced.

Students interested in tourism can earn graduate or undergraduate credits by attending the lecture series, which is open to folks on campus and in the larger community, as well. For further information about the lectures, contact Brenda Sokolowski, ext. 2433.

Personal development sessions planned

Help your self to a workshop, advises UW counselling services on a sunshine yellow flyer advertising its winter programs. A series of workshops dealing with personal/social issues is planned, as well as study skills and career development.

Study skills sessions begin next Monday, exploring note-taking, effective listening, class preparation, time management, textbook reading, concentration, and effective exam writing skills. Workshops are two hours a week and run for four weeks. A second study skills series starts the week of February 22. Closer to the end of the term, beginning the week of March 22, a one-session, two-hour workshop will deal with "effective and efficient ways of scheduling and preparing for exams, plus some strategies to use while writing an exam."

In the meantime, an eight-session workshop on Procrastination makes its timely debut next Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and other workshops this term will focus on Reducing, Releasing and Managing Anger, Assertive Communication, Stress Management Through Relaxation Training, Self-Esteem, Exam Stress Management, and Eating Disorders.

Although the majority of workshop participants are students, the series is also open to staff and faculty. For more information or to register, visit counselling services in Needles Hall room 2080.

The UW Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also offering its Brown Bag Lunch series, beginning next Wednesday with a talk by retired St. Jerome's psychology professor, Dr. Peter Naus, of Beechwood Place Counselling Centre. "Adults and Teenagers: Searching for Common Ground" is the subject of the session which will "explore how adopting different perspectives on teenagers may help improve our relationship with them." It will be held on January 20, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Davis Centre room 1302.

"Beyond Anger Management" is the subject of the February 17 seminar by Dr. Allan Goebel of Pierce and Associates. "Is it possible to live a life relatively free of anger?" That is the question posed by this session, which will offer not only a better understanding of that bothersome emotion, but suggestions on "starting the process of eliminating anger as a dominant factor in our lives." On March 17, Patricia Evans will speak on "Achieving Balance in Your Life", with tips on more effective management of work and home activities. Pre-registration for these two sessions is required at least one week in advance by returning the tear-off section of the green EAP flyer distributed earlier this week, or by phoning Dr. Johan Reis at ext. 4830 or ext. 5418.

The Dark Side and beyond

The Dark Side of the Universe will be the subject of a physics department seminar this morning at 10:30 in Physics room P308. Steve Earles, from the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Cardiff, and a candidate for an astrophysics faculty position at UW, will talk about the "detection of strong submillimetre background emission" which he posits must be taken into account to understand galaxy evolution.

Today is the deadline for purchasing Dollars for Scholars raffle tickets. It's a good cause, with money used to support UW scholarship funds. Ticket holders also have 12 chances to win $14,500 in prizes. The draw for the $2,500 grand prize happens next Wednesday, and additional prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded in subsequent monthly draws. Only 1,200 tickets are available at $60 each. To purchase a ticket, phone Meredith McGinnis at ext. 2562.

Posting number two for co-op students will be available in the co-op department by noon today, and will expire by 8 p.m. Monday night. Students must also hand in one copy of their resume package to the CECS drop-off slot by 8 p.m. today.

Of note to Muslim students, faculty and staff: The time of the Jumuaa Islamic prayer in Math and Computer room 2037 has been changed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this term.

Nomination forms for the Federation of Students executive elections are due today in the Feds office (SLC 1102) no later than 4:30 p.m. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of president, vice-presidents of administration and finance, internal, student issues, and education, as well as student council representatives and student senators.

Anyone interested in chairing either the YES or NO campaign committees of the Feds referendum questions is invited to attend a meeting at the Feds office (SLC 1102) at 3 p.m. today. The questions will propose two increases in the Feds fee -- paid by undergraduate students -- the first to cover improvements to the Bombshelter pub, the second to establish a capital improvements fund for Federation businesses." For more information, contact Avvey Peters at ext. 6781.

Conrad Grebel students depart at 6 p.m. today for their winter retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp -- at an undisclosed location, of course. On the agenda: "a weekend of fun, relaxation, good food and interesting discussion."

UW women's basketball Warriors play McMaster here at noon on Saturday, with the men's team taking on their counterparts at Mac at 2 p.m., also in the Physical Activities Complex. Other sports happening on campus this weekend include figure skating Saturday at 8 a.m. and curling Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Men's and women's hockey Warriors play at York, with men traveling to Laurentian on Sunday. Skiers will be at Laurentian as well, for a race that runs Saturday and Sunday.

The time of next Tuesday's board executive committee meeting in Needles Hall room 3004 has been changed to 3:30 p.m.

The Volunteer Action Centre is seeking someone who speaks Danish to pay a weekly visit to an elderly woman; a female volunteer to facilitiate an ongoing Monday evening bingo/social night for incarcerated women; and volunteers to provide companionship to people who suffer from Alzheimer disease. To help with these or other community needs, phone Sue Coulter at 742-8610.

Barbara Elve

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