Volume 91, Issue 73

Friday, February 6, 1998




Breakin' the ice

Western's fraternities and sororities are braving the cold and holding a polar bear dip on Port Stanley's main beach to raise money for AIDS-related charities in London.

About 50 swimmers from Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Delta Chi fraternity will take to the water Saturday at 1 p.m. after gathering about $500 in pledges, said Lisa Graham, philanthropy chair of AOPi.

Batter up!

Paul Beeston, president and chief executive officer of Major League Baseball and the man credited with bringing baseball to Toronto, will be presented with Western's second annual Purple and White award in a ceremony at Toronto's King Edward Hotel on Saturday.

Beeston graduated from Huron College in 1967 with a degree in economics and political science. He is currently a volunteer with Western's Fowler Kennedy Sports Injury Clinic, said Susan Horvath, director of alumni relations and development at Western.

–Gord Westmacott

U-No it

Western's Model United Nations club travelled to Montreal last weekend to participate in the McGill Model UN conference.

Club member John Bayliss won best delegate for his discussion on world trade with Third World countries. North American schools attended the conference where over 800 students competed, Bayliss said.

He added Western's team is gearing up to host their own UN conference at Huron College March 5-8, during which schools from across North America will attend to discuss specialized agencies on global events.
–Sara Marett

Election frenzy

It's election time at Huron, King's and Brescia Colleges and some students have already gone to the polls while others are eagerly waiting.

At King's, the presidential race has come to a end as Scott Kuzma was declared victorious with 144 votes. Ginny Bartlett and Derek Booth were the runners up with 79 and 58 votes respectively.

Kuzma said he hopes to change the 'old school' council structure to create more enthusiasm and focus. Involving the University Students' Council more with the affiliated colleges would help to promote a family unity across the entire campus, Kuzma added.

At Huron, presidential candidates Bill Simpson and Dave Lester have brought their campaigns to an end and the polls closed on Wednesday. Stay tuned – the Huron College Students' Council plans to announce the winner today, said Maria Giagilitsis, president of the HCSC.

Nominations for the presidential election at Brescia will open Monday and speeches are scheduled for Feb. 16. Voting will follow on Feb. 17 and 18, said Michelle Grissore, VP-student issues for the Brescia College Students' Council.
–Lindsay Isaac

Showcase showing

Price is Right winner and fourth-year honours in business administration student Mike Pengelly is planning to watch himself on T.V. and in the process he and his friends from Lambda Chi Alpha hope to raise money for charity.

Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. to noon students will be gathering at The Ceeps to watch Bob Barker and company and will donate $1 each to Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer.
–Brendan Howe

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