Volume 92, Issue 15
Tuesday, September 29, 1998
The coronations of Homecoming king and queen will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at The Spoke where contestants will face a rigorous battery of questions from a panel of judges.
Tom Mathies, Homecoming commissioner for the University Students' Council, said plans are in motion for next year to incorporate clubs and faculty in the traditionally residence-only contest.
Apart from winning a myriad of prizes, the king and queen will emerge to claim their rightful places as dignitaries during the Homecoming parade.
Music Western has begun its 1998/99 concert season and is ready to give the music lover "just about anything you could want" according to Nikki Attwell, promotions director for Music Western.
The season runs until the end of the school year in April and features such names as David Branter on jazz saxophone, Angela Cheng performing classical piano and for opera lovers, soprano Michelyn Wright, who is a graduate of the faculty of music.
For anyone interested in improving their memory, a new course is being offered by the Western Centre for Continuing Studies.
"It's on the Tip of my Tongue Memory and How it Works" is instructed by Albert Katz and explores how people can improve their memories. It also focuses on the seldom explored emotional side to one's memory.
"The emotional aspect of memory poses problems to a lot of people," Katz said, who wanted to create the course in an effort to "reach out to the general interests of the community."
The department of English's writer-in-residence for 1998/99 will be Canadian poet Robert Bringhurst from Vancouver, who will be at Western from Oct. 1 to April 1, 1999.
This is the 26th year of the writer-in-residence program which is funded by the James A. and Marjorie M. Spenceley Lectureship and Literature fund, along with the Canada Council for the Arts.
"The writer is brought into the department to give students or anyone else at Western or in London a chance to get a professional writer's opinion on their manuscript," said Alison Lee, coordinator of the writer-in-residence program. The writer generously gives their time to provide encouragement and honest, straightforward feedback to works submitted along with spending time on their own writing, she added.
Bringhurst's interest is in native literature and translating native poetry, however, works from any genre can be submitted to the English department office.
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