Volume 96, Issue 94
Thursday, March 27, 2003

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Dance, dance, dance

When was the last time you saw the works of hip-hop, tap and modern dance collaborate in one show?

The University of Western Ontario Dance Company is preparing to present Little W'rks 2003, said the show's producer Donna Peterson.

The performance will feature the work of choreographers hidden among the student population at Western, she said, adding Campus Recreation's "Energy Group" will also make a performance.

"The show is enjoyable for students of all interests, majors and backgrounds," Peterson said.

Tickets can be purchased in the dance studio of Alumni Hall Rm. 17, every day between 12 and 2 p.m..

Performances will be held at Conron Hall in University College, Saturday Mar. 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 30 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., she said. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Anyone interested in tickets can e-mail uwodancerswanted@hotmail.com.

–David I. Giffen



Handing out free degrees


Think you deserve a degree for nothing? Well, you won't be getting one, but these people will.

During Western's 280th Convocation there will be eight recipients of Honorary Degrees, said Jan Van Fleet, secretary of the Senate.

George Bowering, Canada's Poet Laureate in 2002, will be receiving a doctor of letters. Sir Martin Gilbert, Stephen Lewis, Bruce Birmingham, Michael Walker and Marnie McBean are each receiving a doctor of law degree. The Honorable Associate Chief Justice Dennis R. O'Connor will be receiving a doctor of civil law for his work with the Walkerton Water Inquiry, and Shirley Tilghman will be receiving a doctor of science, Van Fleet confirmed.

"A large Senate committee looks for eminent people with which the university community can identify and sometimes they are involved specifically with Western," Van Fleet explained.

–Emily Cameron

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