Why does Iraq keep winding up under
Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff,
is coming to Western. Crowe will speak about American foreign and domestic policy
in Iraq and American roots of expansion in Iraq.
The United States and Iraq is the topic of this year's installment
of the Joanne Goodman lectures, which are jointly sponsored
by Western's history department and the University Students'
Council. The lectures run Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 in the McKellar
Room in the University Community Centre.
"This is a [lecture] series focused on the North Atlantic
Triangle - Canada, the United States and Britain - and we rotate
from one country to another. This year is the U.S.'s turn," said
Western history professor Neville Thompson.
The lecture series has grown in prestige since its 1975 endowment,
Thompson said, adding the speakers always feel honoured to
- Dan Perry
Women do research too, you know
From women in sports to stem cell research, the
women of Western have studied it all - and they want you to check
A showcase of women's research at Western will be held this
Thursday in the University College foyer from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. The event is being hosted by the Centre for Women's Studies
and Feminist Research, said the Centre's director, Tracy Isaacs.
"We want students to know how women at Western are contributing
to the production of knowledge," Isaacs said.
The showcase will include research from many different areas
of study ranging from economics to philosophy, Isaacs added.
"We wanted to make sure we had representatives from across
the university," Isaacs said, adding hopefully the event
will help to dispel the typical profile of researchers as men
in lab coats.
Twenty-two professors from a diverse range of faculties will
also receive cross-appointments to the CWSFR at a private reception
on the same day.
They only come out at night
Western Foot Patrol and Campus Community Police
Service, in response to what Kadie Ward, assistant marketing
co-ordinator of Western Foot Patrol, called a growing demand,
are launching a new Work Safe Program on campus.
"Anyone who is alone on campus at night can register
with the program," Ward said. Customers provide Foot Patrol
and CCPS with specific times, when they will be "checking
in" and are responsible for calling at designated times,
"If the customer does not check in within five minutes
of the designated times, the Foot Patrol office or CCPS will
then place a call," Ward explained. If there is no response
within five minutes, police will begin a "welfare check" at
their last whereabouts, she added.
The free service is available between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Registration
is between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. and is done through Foot Patrol,
at 661-3650; after 1 a.m. at 661-3300 when CCPS takes over.