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Volume 91, Issue 29
Tuesday, October 21, 1997
David Suzuki, Canada's premiere environmentalist, will be at Western today to promote his new book called The Sacred Balance: A Vision For Life On Earth.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear from Suzuki, as he addresses questions such as "who are we?" and "how did we get here?" as well as new visions for life, said Bob Klanac, marketing and services manager for the University Students' Council.
The lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Althouse College Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at $3 for students and $5 for others. All proceeds from the event will go to the Suzuki Foundation, Klanac added.
There will be a lecture held for students today by Queen's University history professor Donald Akenson, titled, "If Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, From Slavery Onwards."
"This is a three-evening series lecture as part of Joanne Goodman's annual lectures and it is co-sponsored by Western's history department," said Bob Klanac, marketing and services manager for the University Students' Council.
The three lectures are taking place in the McKellar Room of the University Community Centre beginning at 4 p.m. and run until Oct. 23.
Speak out! Today is the first day of voting for the by-elections and students can have a say in who will represent them on the highest governing bodies of the university.
The elections for the 16 Senate positions and two Board of Governors positions will take place today and tomorrow. There are 19 polling stations scattered around campus, with most open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and some open until 9:30 p.m..
"It is a tough time for students right now and this is our opportunity to have a voice on these governing bodies," said Tim Morris, chief returning officer for the University Students' Council.
As the municipal election draws near, students can become more informed on the candidates and their platforms tomorrow at an open forum in the University Community Centre's atrium.
Candidates for Ward one and two councillors will answer questions from the audience at noon, followed by candidates for mayor at 1 p.m.. For more information regarding voting eligibility, contact municipal affairs commissioner Nick Iozzo at the University Students' Council office, Rm. 340 of the UCC.
The Gazette makes no apologies for pummeling the USC in its Annual Touch Football Challenge at the Huron Flats Friday.
In a showdown clearly overshadowing that of varsity teams Western and Guelph, the journalists wrote a new chapter in the yearly USC slaughter.
Your newspaper gurus, hyped up on coffee and the excitement of being outside our windowless office, were in spectacular form, making touchdown after touchdown as the USC team cowered behind their soap boxes.
Try as they might, the political hacks could not get their hands on the ol' pigskin and no number of USC referees could help spin the final result of 35-7 for the paper.
Onlookers were overheard saying, "Thank God these politicians aren't representing me in the end zone," "How many 'K's are in crook?" and "Are those uniforms sponsored by Casualteez?"
The victory puts The Gazette's winning streak at 20 and means the USC will form a joint task sub-committee submerged in a commissioner's ad-hoc portfolio to probe the issue before releasing a slightly skewed but pro-active response paper.
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