Volume 96, Issue 93
Wednesday, March 26, 2003

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Magnificent modern musical magic

If modern music is your thing, the UWO Choir has a treat for you.

"We annually have a spring concert," said Sarah Coleman, VP-external for the UWO Choir, noting this year's concert will feature music by 20th century composers.

"The choir is in it's 55th year of performance," Coleman said, adding there are approximately 100 members made up of students, faculty and alumni.

Tunes of the Twentieth Century will take place Sunday, Apr. 6 in the McKellar Room on the second floor of the University Community Centre. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. and the performance begins at 2 p.m..

Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. For more information, contact UWO Choir President Dave Kent at 439-2713 or e-mail at dgkent@uwo.ca.



Sweet architecture action


For all you architecture fiends, now is your chance to get up close and personal with a world-renowned architect.

The Association for Baha'i Studies is bringing Fariburz Sahba to Western's campus. According to Sheila Rassekh, the club's president, Sahba has designed the Lotus Temple in India and the Hanging Terraces in Israel.

"[Sahba's] company is based in Vancouver, but he has lived in India and Israel," she explained. His lecture at Western will be about his work on these international projects, and the difficulties associated with them, Rassekh said.

He will also provide some specific comments about architecture, along with a slide show, she said

Sahba will be speaking Thursday, Apr. 3, in the 3M Building, Rm. 3250. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 8 p.m.. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

–Paolo Zinatelli




King's: not just for undergrads anymore


King's College is introducing its first graduate program for 2003.

As of September, King's will be offering a new master of social work program on a part-time basis.

"It's great [to get the program]. We've been trying off and on for 20 years to get it," said Ken Gordon, director of the King's College school of social work.

"We know that there is a huge demand for programs on a part-time basis," Gordon said, adding there have already been 45 applications for 22 available spots.

The program will run for nine semesters, over a period of three years and will allow students to continue working while earning their degrees, he said.



The USC: not geeky monsters all the time


They may rake it in, but on occasion, they also dish it out.

The University Students' Council will be giving $43,000 to several local charities.

"To date, the USC has given upwards of $300,000 to various charities. This is the latest example of the outstanding philanthropy that Western students are capable of," said USC President Chris Sinal.

The money was raised at Western's annual Charity Ball, which was attended by over 2,200 students. In addition to the money from Charity Ball, $10,000 was raised by the Women's Issue Network at their presentation of The Vagina Monologues.

Of the $43,000, the AIDS Committee of London and the Sexual Assault Centre London will receive $16,500 each. The money from WIN will be donated to the London Women's Community Centre and to the First Nation's Women's Community Centre.

–Shawn MacPherson




She-search

Misogyny is outdated, and you can now reap the benefits of feminist research.

The Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children is holding a seminar focusing on a number of diverse issues, including a panel discussion entitled "Perspectives on a Feminist Approach to Research."

"[The seminars are about] engaging in dialogue with people who are involved with or those who might benefit from feminist research... eventually working towards creating equality for women and children," explained Barbara MacQuarrie, community development co-ordinator at the Centre.

The seminar is being held on Wed, Apr. 9 at Windermere Manor. Panel speakers include Melanie Randall, a Western law assistant professor, Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts, a professor in the faculty of information and media studies, Helene Berman, a professor in the school of nursing, and Alan Leschied, a professor in the faculty of education.

–Pierre Hamilton


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