Volume 94, Issue 99

Wednesday, March 28, 2000


OUSA tackles real students with debt

USC is 'all ears' for students

Huron memorial mourns student loss - Jordan Propas remembered

JSU honours Holocaust victims in annual 24-hour UCC vigil

StatsCan links income to Internet

More meningitis hits London


His Royal Mintiness


Students get a chance to hop aboard the USC train

The University Students' Council wants Western students to know they have a golden opportunity to get involved in campus political life.

Though all USC commissioner positions have been filled, a large number of committee positions will be available to students until Sept. 2001, said Jamie Notman, communications officer for the USC.

Over 30 committee spots remain empty, ranging from finance and communications to teaching awards, Notman said, adding participation in any university affiliated committee looks great on a resume, but is also an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Most committees require a low commitment level, with meetings running from once a week to once a month, she noted.

For information on the USC's many committees, students can consult the USC Web site at www.usc.uwo.ca.

–Krysty Campbell

Local architecture firm builds up Weldon collection

Drawings and records of London's architectural heritage have found a new home in The D.B. Weldon Library.

The collection of architectural documents, recently donated to Western by David R. Murphy, of London-based Murphy & Murphy Architects Inc., encompasses the work of the firm between the years of 1859 and 1960.

"It is unusual to have such a complete record for one firm," said John Lutman, head of the J.J. Talman Regional Collection at Weldon Library, where the records will be maintained.

The records document the construction of a wide variety of commercial and residential buildings in the London area, including the plans for several Western campus buildings, he said.

Lutman said the records are both historically and artistically significant, and are of interest to Western students in a wide variety of disciplines, including art history and urban geography.

–Erin Conway-Smith

Modern fashion makes sexual statement

Some of Western's sexiest students will heat up the runway for a good cause tonight with the presentation of "Sexuality in Modern Fashion."

"We found that clothes enunciate our sexuality and this show will try to be an accurate reflection of that," said Jon Sears, a second-year ACS student and the show's producer.

The Western Retail and Business Club and ACE, a London entrepreneurial business club, are presenting their third annual show at the Drink nightclub tonight. All proceeds will go to the Women's Community House, a women's shelter in London.

"We're not trying to do a strip show," Sears said of the show's sexual emphasis. "We're just celebrating the art of sexuality."

Flower power strengthens cancer awareness

Glowing, yellow daffodils will be sprouting up on campus tomorrow as part of a cancer awareness campaign presented by the University Students' Council.

"One in three people will be affected by cancer at some point in their life," said Andrew Kesteloot, this year's USC charity commissioner and campaign co-ordinator.

Daffodil Day will have volunteers walking around campus and in the University Community Centre Atrium selling flowers all day on Mar. 29, he said.

Kesteloot said flowers will be sold at $5 for 10, but noted the bunches can be broken up if requested.

A cancer awareness booth will also be set up in the Atrium to provide information specifically for men, women, and smokers, he added.

–Kristina Lundblad

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