Wait a minute... you’re
not from United Way!
For once, you can feel good about saying no to the canvassers
at your door.
A man described as about six feet tall, black, well-dressed
and wearing a silver hoop earring has been seen going door-to-door
collecting donations, according to London United Way executive
director Helen Connell.
“We don’t know anything about this gentleman and
haven’t seen any money. He claims it’s for StairClimb — which
has already happened. We have no idea who he is and we have
no indication he’s raising money for us,” she said.
The character reportedly claims he is from Western as well,
which could not be confirmed at press time. “He’s
obviously not with us, as the event is over, but he may just
be confused with the process or something,” said University
Students’ Council VP-student affairs Matt Huether.
According to Connell, there have been several complaints. “It
was a couple of weeks ago [when the first complaint was filed].
You anticipate it’s going to happen on one day and then
he’s going to leave town — but in this case, he’s
Anyone with information or concerns is asked to call the London
Police Department at 661-5670 or London United Way at 438-1721.
OUSA not coming — politicos
Western will not, after all, be besieged by the frightening “Policy
Nerds” of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance
According to Kathe Rogers, OUSA’s director of communications
and member relations, the campus visits to Western and Windsor
were cancelled due to the illness of one of the main participants.
“We were planning on promoting our new ‘Invest
in Access: Fix A Student Financial Aid In Need’ campaign,
but because our executive director [Adam Spence] is ill and
because exams will be gearing up soon, we’ll have to
reschedule for January,” Rogers said.
“We encourage any interested students to visit [www.investinaccess.ca
and www.ousa.on.ca] where profiles can still be submitted,” she
Sultry and flamboyant students wanted
If you think Liza Minnelli in fishnet stockings is the incarnation
of Lucifer as a prostitute, then it’s time to roll
up those slacks and show her how it’s done.
The faculty of music will be offering a new, half-credit course
next term that will see enrolled students involved in a musical
production of Cabaret, a love-story set in a club in Nazi Germany.
“This is very, very unique,” said Matt Huether,
VP-student affairs for the University Students’ Council,
as he announced the program yesterday.
The course, music 341b, does not have any prerequisites or
anti-requisites and will be available during the add/drop period
in January, Huether said.
“You might need special permission depending on your
program requirements,” he said, adding all music students
must seek permission since it cannot be used as a performance
The course aims to enroll 100 students in a variety of roles,
including actors, understudies and technical staff, Huether
Eight performances of Cabaret will take place during the second
and third weekends of March in Talbot Theatre.
Meds Memand Mo’ Money
The med outreach program wants your money, all for a very worthy
cause, of course.
The program is affiliated with the university but is run entirely
by students, explained Jayme Frost, letter co-ordinator with
“There will be a team of seven students [from the medicine,
dentistry and nursing programs] going to Northern Tanzania for
seven weeks to provide primary health care and [health] promotion
to rural areas,” Frost said, adding the students will be
working collaboratively with hospitals and doctors in the region.
The program is raising money to bring supplies along with
them on the trip such as school and hygiene supplies, Frost
said. “On Mon. Dec. 1, which is World AIDS/HIV Day, we
will be having a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the
University Hospital cafeteria.”
For more information, visit www.fmd.uwo.ca/students/medoutreach
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be sent to:
Medical Administration Office, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario