Volume 91, Issue 35

Friday, October 31, 1997

flesh and bones



Frat gives food

Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will lend a helping hand to the London community this weekend with their annual North American Food Drive.

"Our goal is to raise 15,000 pounds of food for the London Food Drive," said Keith McEwan, VP-philanthropy of Lambda Chi.

Members of the fraternity as well as Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and residents from Medway and Sydenham Halls will be canvasing on Saturday for non-perishable food items. At 4 p.m. all donations will be brought to the Lambda Chi house on Mill St. where local celebrities and sponsors will gather to thank donors for their contributions, McEwen said.

"Every [Lambda Chi] chapter in North America takes part in the food drive on Saturday – it's a great way to help out the community."

Model UN goes head-to-head

The Model United Nations Society is holding an in-house forum this Sunday at noon on the third floor of the University Community Centre.

The discussion topic will be disarmament and international security, said club member Prahbu Hariharan. "It will be great preparation for our national forum at the University of Pennsylvania in November," he added.

The forum is open for anyone to attend and participate.

What's your USC worth?

The University Students' Council was put on the auction block yesterday and cash was flying as council members helped raise money for the United Way.

President Ryan Parks led his pack of VPs as he was purchased for $48 by The Gazette. The female Board members proved their worthiness as Lucy Pinheiro, VP-finance, was purchased for $29 and VP-student affairs Meg Symsyk went for $25.

The other male Board members proved to be a better bargain as VP-student issues Sam Castiglione was bought for $10 and VP-communications James Deans for $12.

–Sara Marett

I nominate...

The nomination deadline for Western's Award for Excellence in Teaching has been extended.

Roxanne Porter, USC academic affairs officer, said the new deadline is Nov. 7.

The winners for first-term teaching awards, second-term and full-year courses will be announced in the last week of March with ceremonies held the first week of April.

The grand finale

The United Way rally being held in the McKellar Room of the University Community Centre today from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., will end this year's campaign at Western.

Speakers for the event will include President Paul Davenport and Shery Sanders, volunteer coordinator of the London and District Distress Centre.

"We are very excited and pretty confident we will reach all of our goals," Krista Miller, communications coordinator for the united way, said.

–Medija Muslimi

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