Volume 90, Issue 86

Friday, March 07, 1997




Grading the teachers

On March 26, Western's Hellmuth Award will be presented to two distinguished faculty members – Alan Davenport, a professor in the faculty of engineering and professor Ian Steele of the history department.

The award recognizes contributions to the international community in each of their academic fields. Both professors will be formally presented with a $1,500 cash award and a plaque to commemorate the event.

Davenport pioneered the application of wind engineering which has been applied to two-thirds of the world's 40 tallest structures. "It means a great deal because coming from one's colleagues and workmates – they know you best and are keen critics." he said.

Steele said he was overwhelmed when learning of this award and said it meant a lot to him. Steele's studies of the first British empire have gained him international recognition and several academic honours.

–Phillip Swartz

Way off-Broadway

Experience the magic of Broadway in support of diabetes research.

Amanda Cowan, charity representative for Western's Music Students' Council, said the group will host a revue to raise money for the Canadian Diabetes Association in Von Kuster Hall, Sunday.

Cowan said it is a new event and is part of the Flame of Hope drive this month for the association.

The show will feature students in Western's vocal music program performing pieces from shows like Evita and Beauty and the Beast, Cowan said. "[Students] can see lots of Broadway in one shot at no great cost," she said.

–Kevin Gale

Building a community

Engineering students across the province will be volunteering at shelters tomorrow as part of Canada's national engineering week.

Sonya Pump, a third-year materials engineering student, said the volunteers are in various years of their programs. Seventeen Western students will paint, help move things and do whatever needs to be done at Second Stage Housing, a division of the Women's Community House.

Walk this way

King's College students will be taking to the catwalk this weekend for charity.

A fashion show on Sunday at The Wave will feature local and independent designers from 24 London stores. Comprised mostly of King's students, the models will be donning clothing styles from the 1920s to the present.

The annual King's student council event will be a more entertaining type of show this year, said Doug Fry, assistant co-ordinator of the event. The theme is "epic styles always changing."

Still going...

McMaster students continue to occupy an administration building on their Hamilton campus to protest tuition increases.

About 20 students began their camp-out on Wednesday.

"We're taking cue from the other universities in the province," said first-year student and protester, James Pratt.

Invisible spots

Burnaby, British Columbia's Simon Fraser University is hoping its measles break-out is a done deal.

The province's Ministry of Health reported there have been 224 cases of measles in the province in recent months and 75 have been linked to SFU.

The last reported case at SFU was two weeks ago on Feb. 20. "Unofficially, today we may be considered outside a measles outbreak," said Ken Mennell, a spokesman for SFU. However, the university must wait for public health officials to confirm the status.

–Karena Walter

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