Volume 90, Issue 64

Friday, January 17, 1997

double talk



Let me be your hands

Have you caught the acting bug?

Theatre Western has introduced an Improv Club for those interested in developing their dramatic talents.

University Students' Council Theatre Western commissioner John Bayliss, who founded the club, said meetings will be held bi-weekly beginning Jan. 23 and are open to everyone. He added he would like to meet weekly once numbers increase.

Format of the meetings will consist of choosing a skit out of a hat. Half of the group will observe while the others perform, Bayliss said. "Our goal is to give students who don't have acting experience a chance to develop their skills and gain exposure," he said.

Link to drink

Drinking before the legal age is about to become a lot more difficult. The position of wet/dry commissioner was created yesterday by the University Students' Council.

The position was implemented due to legal issues involved with wet/dry cards that need to be dealt with, said USC VP-student issues Chris Walsh. "The organization, distribution and monitoring of wet/dry cards requires private attention under one person," Walsh said. Wet/dry cards are USC permits which allow underagers into bars.

The council's legal affairs officer Ron Kirschner said "the presence of a wet/dry commissioner would allow the legal affairs officer to have more liberty to pursue more pressing legal issues, rather than administrative matters such as wet/dry cards." Kirschner said ideally a law student would be preferable for the position, as a knowledge of criminal law is required.

Applications for the position will be accepted the first week of March.

–Jeff Badger

Long weekend

Political buffs will have to skip Friday Funnies at The Spoke if they want to attend Western Senate meetings next year.

Yesterday, Senate voted to move their monthly meetings from Thursdays at 2 p.m. to Fridays at 1 p.m. as of Sept. 1 to make it more convenient for members to attend.

Jeffrey Stokes, dean of music, said the move would allow them to take advantage of the newly renovated Convocation Hall in University College, which is heavily booked up from Monday to Thursday.

Double the trouble

This spring there will be twice the number of graduates running around campus in a single day.

The university's Senate passed a motion yesterday which will see two convocation ceremonies each day instead of one. The morning ceremony would begin at 10 a.m. and the evening would begin at 3 p.m.

The plan was tested during the autumn ceremonies on Oct. 24 and the administration reported the format was a success.

– Kevin Gale


A story printed Jan. 15 which stated Stephen Penner is Western's Progressive Conservative party president should have stated he is party leader. The Gazette regrets the error.

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