When an ex-pro football player speaks on violence in athletics
and preventing male violence against women, you can expect
people to listen.
Retiring from football in 1994, former NFL player Don McPherson
has since gone on the speaking circuit, discussing his views
on males and sexual violence, as well as the culture that breeds
them, said Adrienne Kennedy, VP-campus issues of the University
"Violence in sports leads to everyday violence, specifically
against women," Kennedy said. "I think it's important because
violence in sports is not something that's always looked at."
McPherson will deliver a free lecture, entitled "Engaging
Boys and Men in Violence Prevention", on Thu., Oct. 23, from
3 to 4 p.m. in the McKellar Room in the University Community
"I'm very excited that he's taking the opportunity to speak
at Western and it's a great opportunity for all students," Kennedy
AIESEC wants you to travel
Your ticket out of this insipid hell-hole is but an application
away, thanks to the efforts of a world-wide student group.
The 30-year-old AIESEC organization facilitates international
internships for students and recent graduates in 85 countries
around the world, said Kyra Biederman, VP-corporate development
of AIESEC Western.
"It gives [students] a chance to get some real work experience
in a field of their choice, as well as live in a different
culture," Biederman said.
This year Western is able to send five students out of the
country to work in a different part of the world and in exchange,
London will get five international students, Biederman explained.
To qualify, interested students must submit an application
"More students do it after their third or fourth year because
then they have the skills employers want," Biederman added.
An information session will be held tomorrow from 5 to 6 p.m.
in Rm. 2B02 of the Ivey Building.
Awards for everyone
Here's your chance to win something and look good in front
of your friends.
As part of Western's 125th anniversary festivities, the University
Students' Council is sponsoring an awards ceremony to recognize
the outstanding contributions made by the Western community,
said USC VP-student affairs Matt Huether.
"In conjunction with the opening of the Concrete Beach, we
will hopefully give out 125 awards to 125 community builders
here on campus," Huether said.
Professors, lecturers, undergraduate and graduate students,
staff and alumni are all eligible to apply for an award, Huether
said, adding anyone who has made a positive change to Western
is encouraged to apply or nominate someone.
The ceremony will be held next Wed., Oct. 29, on the Concrete
Beach starting at 10:30 a.m.. Western President Paul Davenport
and USC President Paul Yeoman will be in attendance.
Applications are available online at www.usc.uwo.ca and are
due tomorrow by noon.