|Volume 93, Issue 19
Thursday, September 30, 1999
The spirit of Brahm and Beethoven are scheduled to make an appearance on campus this Homecoming weekend.
The Western Symphony Orchestra's inaugural concert will take place Sunday at Alumni Hall at 3 p.m..
The orchestra, directed by Jerome Summers, features close to 80 students, most of whom are enrolled in the faculty of music, said Nikki Attwell, public affairs assistant for the music faculty.
She said the program for the concert would feature Brahm's Symphony No. 4 in E minor, as well as Beethoven's Egmont Overture.
"I think this is a great opportunity for people to see a high calibre, nearly professional orchestra," Attwell said.
The concert will be the first of four Symphony Orchestra concerts planned for the 1999-2000 season. Tickets will be available at the door $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
A prominent Western alumnus has recently helped fill a void in the faculty of engineering science with a generous donation.
By July of next year, a chair of environmental engineering will be hired with the $750,000 Nan Shuttleworth donated on behalf of the Salamander Foundation. Shuttleworth is the president of the private foundation which directs money primarily to the arts and environmental causes.
Ian Moore, dean of the faculty of engineering science, said although there are a number of faculty working in the environmental area, the donated money will enable the university to dedicate one expert to environmental engineering.
"A mid-career expert in the area will help set future directions for us," he said.
Two of Western's Great Hall catering staff will be whipping up some delightful dishes in search of a cooking title this weekend.
Michael Coleby, the executive chef of Great Hall catering and his assistant, Melissa O'Donnell, represented Western yesterday in Dallas, Texas at the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers' Culinary Contest.
Frank Miller, director of food services at Western, said Coleby and O'Donnell are not only representing Western at the event, but all Canadian universities, as they are the only Canadians chosen to participate in the event.
Miller added the duo will be testing their culinary skills against competitors mainly from prestigious Ivey League schools, such as Yale University.
The winners trophy will be awarded by comedian Bill Cosby.
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