Volume 93, Issue 2

Friday, May 21, 1999


Tuition grabs attention of election platforms

Movies on the Wave's menu

First-year concerns plague dissolved council

Structural face-lift for campus bars in the works

Recent study says future looks bright for university grads

Mail-in ballot to determine negotations

Agriculture a trend out West but lags in Eastern Canada



Caught on campus


Strings attached

Tonight, the acclaimed Dutch baroque violinist Jaap Schroeder will play the last of two concerts at 8 p.m. in von Kuster Hall at Talbot College.

Nikki Atwell, a spokesperson from Music Western, said Schroeder has performed and taught worldwide and is known for his baroque and classical solo violin repertoire, as well as for string quartet.

Tonight's concert is entitled 18th Century Music on Period Instruments and features work by Mozart, Haydn, Bach and others. Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 for adults, $5 for students.

–Joel Welch

Cooking for cancer

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada will be giving gourmet wannabees a chance to become famous with an upcoming contest and benefit gala.

The "Best Recipes of the Century" contest invites those gastronomically inclined to submit their favorite food formulas. The recipes will be judged by a panel, with the best recipes appearing in a book later this fall.

Paul Godfrey, a spokesperson for the London chapter of the Breast Cancer Society, said the disease claimed the lives of over 2000 women in Canada last year. "There is a significant need to bring more attention to this issue."

Godfrey said the contest is open to anyone and the deadline to submit entries is July 31. He added a gala benefit and silent auction will be held this fall, with all the proceeds going towards breast cancer treatment and research.

–Paul-Mark Rendon

Gala dinner a success

The annual 1878 Societies Gala Dinner was held last Friday at Medway Hall in praise of Western's many generous donors.

Greg Moran, Western's VP-academic, said the gala is important to commend the many contributors to the university. "We invite our major donors, both individual and corporate, to honour and acknowledge their contributions," he said.

SzeJack Tan, University Students' Council President, said the event was a well organized affair. "I mixed and mingled with students and faculty," he said. "I really had a wonderful time."

–Stephanie Cesca

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