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Tuesday, March 9, 1999

  • Work study popularity grows
  • Hagey lecture: "a pleasant talk"
  • Alumni join athletics hall of fame
  • A soiree, big chicken and more
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Work study popularity grows

With tuition fees rising and more students struggling to make ends meet, the Ontario/UW Work Study program is more popular than ever, says Christine Schmidt, student awards officer in the registrar's office.

"There's more interest in the program lately," she notes. "It's growing steadily." Designed to promote part-time employment on campus for "full-time students whose financial needs have not been met by the Ontario Student Assistance Program," the Work Study Plan provides for costs of hiring students on a 75/25 arrangement between the Ontario government or UW and the department employing the student. That means a student can be hired on a part-time basis for one-quarter the normal cost, says Schmidt.

Last year, some 170 part-time positions on campus were filled through the program. Employer applications for funding for 1999-2000 work study positions are now being accepted, and must be submitted to the student awards office by March 26.

To qualify for the program, work study jobs must be created specifically for the program and not displace regular employees in any way, be flexible in terms of hours, and have at least one and preferably two contacts who are UW faculty or staff members.

For more details or for a copy of the Work Study Plan job description form, contact Schmidt at schmidt@nh1adm.uwaterloo.ca or ext. 6039.

Hagey lecture: "a pleasant talk"

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Lewis Carroll, or more particularly "The Paradoxical Lewis Carroll" will be the subject of this year's Hagey Lecture by City University of New York professor emeritus Morton N. Cohen on March 31 at 8 p.m. in the UW Humanities Theatre.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and enthusiast of Lewis Carroll, Cohen will also conduct a student seminar on Thursday, April 1, on "The Many Faces of Lewis Carroll's Alice."

Born in Canada, Cohen has written extensively on Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, 1832-1898), a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. Cohen's most recent book, Reflections in a Looking Glass was a celebration of the photography of Lewis Carroll on the anniversary of the first centenary of his birth. Cohen also wrote Lewis Carroll: A Biography and Lewis Carroll and Alice 1832-1982, and edited The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll and Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections, among others.

Lewis Carroll is best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, although he authored a book on symbolic logic and a number of mathematics texts. His work continues to inspire the imagination.

Alumni join athletics hall of fame

Five alumni were inducted into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony last month.

Bob Pando (Warrior basketball), was MVP twice between 1960 and 1967 and still ranks third in career goals and points scored. Brian Irvine (Warrior football), enjoyed a versatile sports career from 1964 to 1967, was high on the all-time list for rushing and yards per carry, and was a member of UW's winning judo team. Tim McCutcheon (Warrior golf), was the only golfer in the history of the OUAA and OQAA to win the McCall Cup and (as a team member) the Ruttan Cup in '72, and to win the Ruttan Cup again in '89 as coach. Ray Clement (campus recreation), was an important leader in the development of UW's campus recreation program between 1975 and 1980. Patti Moore (cross country, track and field), was the only female university athlete to qualify for the first four CIAU track championships of the mid-'80s, and helped establish Waterloo's current successful running program.

A soiree, big chicken and more

UW students were among the top prize winners at last weekend's Canadian Engineering Competition in Montreal. Mechanical engineering student Parker Mitchell was awarded the first prize in Editorial Communication, as well as the Social Awareness Award. Larissa Sorenson, also in mechanical engineering, received the second prize in Explanatory Communication.

In co-op and career services today, acceptance of employment meetings are being held with coordinators, and posting #2 (continuous phase) will be available by noon. From 4 to 6 p.m., a co-op and academic "soiree" will be held for the engineering faculty in Engineering 2 room 4403. An employer information session from 5 to 7 p.m. in Davis Centre room 1301 will give graduating and co-op students in accounting and Masters of taxation an opportunity to meet representatives of KPMG.

Beginning today and continuing through Thursday, the Egyptian Student Association will hold an exhibition in the Student Life Centre multipurpose room featuring video presentations, slide shows, information and souvenirs of Egypt, as well as homemade food. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

To learn basic database search principles, plan to attend one of the Getting the Most Out of Electronic Databases workshops this week. Today at 10:30 a.m. a session will be held at the Dana Porter Library, and on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., a workshop is scheduled at the Davis Centre Library. Meet at the information desk.

"Instabilities in Thin Polymer Films: From Pattern Formation to Rupture" is the subject of a physics department lecture at 11:30 a.m. in Physics room 145. The Canadian Association of Physicists invited speaker is John R. Dutcher of the University of Guelph department of physics.

The International Women's Week film series at Conrad Grebel College presents Them that's not: Single mothers and the welfare system at 1 p.m. in the board room.

Arts faculty council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in Hagey Hall room 373. On the agenda: a report of the undergraduate affairs group.

Renison College English professor Judith Miller will review The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris tonight at 7:30 as part of the St. Bede Lenten lecture series. The talk takes place in St. Bede's Chapel at Renison.

"Is Environmental Education Disposable?" will be the question posed by UW environmentalist-in-residence Janice Palmer at 7:30 p.m. in Davis Centre room 1302. The budget cuts, the new curriculum -- "which threaten the very existence of environmental education in our province" -- and the future of greening in Ontario schools will be explored by Palmer, an environmental science teacher for the past 26 years. Admission is free.

On Thursday, the registrar's office (on the second floor of Needles Hall) and the graduate studies office (on the third floor) will be closed between 10 a.m. and noon so that all staff may attend a meeting.

And at the UW Shop, ballots to win a big chicken are available with purchases, including Easter treats and gifts.

Barbara Elve

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