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Volume 91, Issue 19
Tuesday, September 30, 1997
Western's Purple Fusion homecoming kick-off will begin today with celebrations at 1 p.m. in the University Community Centre atrium.
President Paul Davenport will speak at the kick-off and a barbecue will be held following the ceremonies on the Concrete Beach with proceeds going to the United Way.
Western will host the first ever inter-university hopscotch competition today on Concrete Beach.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and all proceeds will go to the AIDS Committee of London in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Week, said health services commissioner Jodie Abbs.
Competitors will pay $1 to enter to compete against students from 10 other universities, Abbs said.
Just a reminder to all full-time social science students today is the last day to opt out of the $50 student levy.
Last year, the fee raised almost $200,000 to benefit students with such things as bursaries and scholarships, speakers, seminars and new technology for classrooms.
Although the council is optimistic the levy will raise more money this year, Brett Slade, VP-communications for the Social Science Students' Council, said it is a two-sided issue. "Of course more money is best for students, but we also want students to opt out if necessary. People will realize if they need the money, they will opt out."
Students can opt out at the SSSC office in Rm. 2109 in the Social Science Centre between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today, although Slade said opt out sheets will still be available outside the office after hours.
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