Richard Simmons, eat your heart out
Still working through your Hits of the Sixties album?
For a more informative glimpse of the music industry during
the 1960s, the London Branch of Alumni Western is presenting,
Sounds of the Sixties, a follow up to the success of last year's "Psychology
of the Beatles." The event takes place Sat., Oct. 18 from 2
to 4 p.m. at Talbot Theatre.
Alumni Development officer Natalie Devereux said the evening
is expected to be a "combination of informative talks and musical
Devereux confirmed speakers will include documentary filmmaker
and Mario Circelli, general manager of CHRW and Dave Clarke,
columnist for Scene Magazine. Following the speakers will be
performances by Juno nominees Sonja Gustafson and Stephen Holowitz
as well as Oliver Whitehead, professor of modern languages
at King's University College, she added.
Tickets to the event are $10 and all proceeds are going to
the Alumni Western London Branch Scholarship Fund. For more
information or tickets call 850-2955 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This will not be broadcast by video phone
An author and professor of communications from Calvin College
in Michigan will be at Western on Oct. 7 for open discussions
of two issues surrounding politics and the media.
"We're bringing Mark Fackler, who's working on a book [about]
how it is that media can encourage democratic conversation
when, in the world of realpolitik, violence often erupts," said
Michael Veenema, Western's Christian Reformed chaplain, whose
campus ministry, in conjunction with the University Students'
Council, is co-presenting Fackler's talks.
According to Veenema, Fackler will deliver a mini-lecture
of approximately 30 minutes, then open the floor to discussion. "He's
looking for critical feedback," Veenema added.
The first of Tuesday's talks, Media Whitewash, is at 3 p.m.
in the McKellar Room of the University Community Centre and
regards the media coverage of the war in Iraq. Then, at 7 p.m.,
Fackler will discuss the potential benefits of public media
in Africa in the Great Hall at Huron University College.
The best part? Admission to both talks is free.
- Dan Perry
Without skills, BAs just BS
In Sep. 2004, the Western Centre for Continuing Education
will launch a new program which offers a diploma in arts management.
"This program will develop skills that students normally would
not get within the bachelor of arts degree," explained Sharon
Collins, director of continuing studies.
"It focuses on management, fundraising, strategic planning
and human resources skills," Collins said, adding in order
to create an experience which meets the needs of the art community,
organizations such as the Stratford Festival, Orchestra London,
The Grand Theatre and Museum London were consulted during the
program's development. "[This promises to be] a very exciting
program - it will provide valuable work experience."
The deadline for applications is Mar. 1, 2004 and there will
be a diploma information night Nov. 13 at Galleria Mall. This
information can also be obtained on the Web site at www.uwo.ca/cstudies.
If you ever wanted your nose to be more brown or your lips
affixed to someone's backside, nominate your professor for
a teaching award.
Until Oct. 31, any student can nominate their full year or
first term professor for one of the University Students' Council's
coveted teaching awards, said USC Teaching Awards commissioner
"Many great professors are not recognized for their amazing
teaching," Fong said. "Nominating a professor for a teaching
award allows others to see what great teaching is truly like," he
"It allows the public to recognize the great work of professors
that are eloquent and informative teachers," Fong said.
Once a professor is nominated, the teaching awards committee
will review the applications and attend one of the professor's
classes, Fong said. "I am looking forward to learning, listening
[and] evaluating professors throughout the school year," he
added. "Amazing professors are the greatest part of [the] academic
institution here at Western."
Interested students can download applications at www.usc.uwo.ca