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Volume 91, Issue 23
Wednesday, October 8, 1997
Carleton University has initiated aggressive recruitment tactics in an effort to reverse the trend of decreasing first-year enrollment.
Prospective Carleton students attending the first annual University Day on Oct. 10 will be eligible to win first-year tuition, valued at up to $4,000.
Pat O'Brien, director of government and community liaison at Carleton, said organizers feel free tuition would be a welcome prize given significant tuition increases.
He added the contest is similar to a scholarship because the prize will only be awarded if the student is accepted to Carleton and meets other eligibility requirements set by the university.
"The prize is not transferable to another institution or redeemable for cash," O'Brien said.
The Fall '97 pledge class and active brothers of Phi Delta Theta fraternity will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at their residence tonight from 6-8 p.m. for needy people from organizations including the London Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Men's Mission, Ross Homes and local churches.
The feast, including turkey, cranberries and all the trimmings will be prepared by the fraternity members themselves, with six turkeys supplied by Cold Spring Farms and other food by Food Basics and Tim Horton's Donuts, said Cliff Latancic, pledgemaster and coordinator of the event.
Latancic said the fraternity decided to hold the event because a community service project is a pre-requisite for the pledge class. "We realized how important it is and how appreciated it would be especially at this time of year," he said.
Nancy Poole, London resident and recipient of the alumni award of merit will also be at the event after 8 p.m. as an honorary guest.
The University Students' Council Board of Directors decided yesterday that two male students caught stealing a golf cart during Homecoming celebrations on Saturday will be tried in student court.
Sergeant Michael Mics of the University Police Department reported two students stole the cart from the Social Science Centre and were caught while driving on University College Hill.
Meghan Symsyk, USC VP-student affairs, said the students apparently work at a golf course and had keys enabling them to steal the vehicle. She said the golf cart was rented by the Homecoming committee and they did not leave the carts unattended with available keys.
"This is a stupid act on their part. For all they knew it could have been SERT's [Student Emergency Repsonse Team] golf cart that they may have needed for an emergency," she said.
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