Volume 96, Issue 66
Tuesday, January 28, 2003

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News Briefs

That's soooo '20s

Charity Ball is less than a week away and tickets are selling fast.

Tickets to the event are $35 and are being sold at both the USC Front and Infosource, said Kadie Ward, the University Students' Council communications officer. This year's theme for the formal is the roarin' '20s, "Putting on the Ritz," she said.

The money raised from Charity Ball will benefit two local causes, Ward said, which are the Sexual Assault Centre of London and AIDS Committee London.

The last day to buy tickets is this Friday, she said.

Doors will open at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the London Convention Centre, Ward added.

–Marcela Colangelo

Job fair today, welfare tomorrow

Looking for some extra cash? Whether you're searching for a summer job or something productive to do with your degree, the Student Development Centre's All-Campus Job Fair is the place for you.

This year's fair will host a wide range of potential employers from across the province. "There will be 85 exhibitors," said Sharon Lee, recruitment co-ordinator for the SDC's Career Services.

Both continuous education programs and employment information will be available, Lee noted.

The fair will take place today from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the University Community Centre atrium and gymnasiums.

–Samantha Wright

The Practice meets Law and Order

Budding Matlocks unite!

The Western Pre-Law Society is gearing up for its second annual undergraduate mock trial competition, with information sessions held today and tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Rm. 2110 of the Social Science Building.

Interested students can get more information about the competition there and learn how to set up a team, said Sacha Williams, one of the mock trial commissioners for the Pre-Law Society.

"Last year was good, but this year will be better," Williams said, adding this year the trial will deal with a civil case, as opposed to last year's criminal case.

Although actual details will not be revealed until the competition starts, Williams said the fictional case involves sex, money and disease.

Competition judges will rely on the strength and ability of the participants to make a strong and well-evidenced argument, Williams said.

–Anton Vidgen

Concert for juvenile diabetes

ACE Western (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship) is holding their second annual fundraiser this Thursday.

"It's a charity concert for juvenile diabetes camp," said Alex Leduc, ACE Western's VP-community ventures.

"It will be four or five hours of local indie bands," he said.

Six acts – including the UWO Breakers and Huron Heat Elite – will be performing, Leduc said.

"Proceeds all go to charity," he said, noting an MP3 player will be given away as a door prize.

The concert will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Wave from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.. Tickets are available at the door for $5.

–Paolo Zinatelli


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