Volume 92, Issue 52

Friday, December 4, 1998

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Speaking Suzuki

One of Canada's most popular environmental specialists is preparing to visit Western.

David Suzuki will be appearing at Althouse College this Monday at 7:30 p.m.. He will be reading from his new book, Earth Time – A Collection of Essays, which takes a look at problems which will be faced in the new millennium.

In the past, Suzuki has been hired by the University Students' Council for his appearances. However, on Monday, he will appear without a fee.

"Tickets are being sold to help control the size of the crowd and to make sure everyone has a seat," said Bob Klanac, assistant manager of retail service operations for the USC and one of the organizers of the event.

All proceeds will be given to the Suzuki Foundation – an organization dedicated to finding the causes and solutions to environmental problems.


Certificate program in writing

The newest certificate program at Western will ensure students are able to follow the many rules of the English language.

Nicholas Watson, an English professor at Western, said the certificate program in writing is intended to fit into the existing schedules of students as all of the writing courses are half courses and electives. "It brings together our old courses and adds new ones," he said. He added that although the program is new, its standards are fairly high.

According to Watson, the objective of the certificate program is two-fold. Not only will it assist students in improving their writing skills but it should also help people find jobs.

"We're hoping people that acquire the certificate will not only have good knowledge of writing themselves, but the technical aspect as well," he said, adding one of the courses is based on learning how to teach writing.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive both a certificate as well as a note on their transcripts, Watson said.



In yesterday's issue of The Gazette, speaker Andrew Lippman was reported as visiting campus today at 1 p.m.. Lippman visited campus yesterday.

The Gazette regrets the error.

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