Volume 95, Issue 67

Thursday, January 31, 2002
 
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NEWS

Four students seek Huron crown

UWOFA support students

Fine, take all our weed, we'll just do shrooms

Gehring gets off, legally speaking

Cooldegrees denies any wrongdoing

Hey math nerds! Solve this ya geeks

Double cohort means double the confusion

News Briefs

News Briefs

Get off your ass and get a job!

Whether you're graduating in the spring and have no employment prospects or you're just looking for a summer job, the All-Campus Job Fair can get you started.

The Student Development Centre is holding their first annual All-Campus Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Community Centre atrium.

"It would be a good idea to bring a résumé, even though some of the organizations are just there to provide information," said Sharon Lee, SDC recruitment co-ordinator.

The fair will include 80 businesses and organizations from all over Ontario and the United States. There will also be representatives from continuing education organizations, Lee said.

If finding a job is not enough incentive to attend, there is also a free draw for a $1,000 gift certificate for the BookStore or the Campus Computer Store. Additional information is available at www.sdc.uwo.ca/career

–Diana McLay



Celebrate Black History Month

Starting this Friday, Western students will have a whole month to learn about black culture and history.

The opening ceremonies for Black History Month will take place this Friday from 12-4 p.m. in the University Community Centre atrium, said Melissa Thomas, political affairs officer for the Black Students' Association.

"It's a way to come out and have fun, as well as learn more about black culture and history," Thomas said.

Displays in the atrium will continue throughout February, with each week of the month dedicated to a different aspect of black history, she said.

Other events in February include a culture show on Feb. 2 at Talbot College and "Soul," a semi-formal featuring black entertainment and artistry, to be held on Feb. 9.

Events are organized by the BSA and the African Students' Association. For more information, visit www.usc.uwo.ca/clubs/bsa

–Erin Conway-Smith



If at first you don't succeed, try again

The University Students' Council and Queer Western Organization have declared Monday, Feb. 4 Pride Awareness Day.

The event is being organized to supplement Coming Out Week held this past fall, said Sera Vavala, VP-campus issues.

The program boasts participation by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Battered Women's Advocacy Centre, Aids Committee of London, Western's Equity Services and the Centre for New Students.

Events will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Community Centre atrium and QWO is in the midst of planning an evening event.

Organizers hope to re-incorporate the day back into Coming Out Week in future years.

–Kelly Bennett



Youth take stand against violence

Organizers of a youth anti-violence project are hoping to be Seen & Heard next week.

Seen & Heard, a London youth group partly funded by Western's faculty of education and Canada's justice department, will display their work on youth violence at a special event on Feb. 1.

The event will highlight the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth, featuring live performances, various art displays and a special tribute towards their newly-formed educational website.

"It's more of a celebration than a launching," said project co-ordinator Julie Glaser. "This is the first year that the Seen & Heard program has been funded by Western and hopefully, with the launching of our website, Western will be interested in helping to fund us in the future."

There will be a private showing for friends and family of the youth involved beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Studio K (476 Richmond St.). The general public is welcome to view various art exhibits after 9 p.m..

–Amy Bertoni



Corrections

University Students' Council presidential candidate Marc Raymond was Medway-Sydenham Residents' Council social representative in 1998 and promotions co-committee head in 2000. Incorrect information appeared in yesterday's issue of The Gazette.

In addition, presidential candidate Melissa Groendyk's name was misspelled in the caption below her picture.






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