Volume 92, Issue 40

Friday, November 13, 1998

listening or hearing



Clearnet on campus

Popcorn and hot dog vendors won't be the only ones making the rounds at tomorrow's football game against Waterloo.

As the presenting sponsor of the football game, Clearnet will be circulating walking telephone booths which will allow people to make free phone calls, said Cathy Perlin, a communications coordinator for Clearnet.

Also at the game, Clearnet will be donating $1,500 to Western's athletics department. "We're known for helping the communities in which we operate," Perlin said. She added the company's focus on the London community is based on their slogan, "The Future is Friendly," which advocates children and students as the leaders of the future.

Since the day might be a little chilly, Perlin suggests anyone attending should arrive early – the first 3,000 people into the stadium will get a free polar fleece scarf.

Enviro minister talks to Western

The Environmental Commission of Ontario will be visiting Western for two days next week to discuss how the public can get involved in their environment.

The discussion, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, will be open to all students said Mark Murphy, a public education officer for the Environmental Commission of Ontario.

Murphy is scheduled to speak on Monday in Room 2322 of the Social Science Centre. Aside from an open question and answer period, Murphy will speak of a variety of things including the Environmental Bill of Rights – what it is and how it works.

Eva Ligeti, Ontario's environmental commissioner, will speak to Western students at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 212 of the Biological and Geological Sciences building, Murphy said. "She'll be talking about the role of the commissioner as well as the Environmental Bill of Rights and how citizens can get involved in [environmental] decision making."


Teaching old dogs new tricks

From flutes to bassoons, Western is teaching the elderly new tunes.

According to Paul Woodford, an assistant professor of music education, a new concert band program is being developed for anyone aged 50 and up, regardless of their musical talent.

"It's meant to be both a social and a musical thing," Woodford said. "They don't need to be able to read music at all."

The concert band will be comprised of 30 to 50 musicians and will be instructed by music students and faculty, Woodward said. He added the registration fee provides students with a free instrument of their choice for the year.

Registration is $200 per semester, Woodford said and anyone interested should contact himself or Betty Anne Younker at the faculty of music.

"It's making music in a fun environment," Woodford said.


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