Cars + pedestrians
Every year brings a fresh crop of students who are at risk of
getting mowed down by passing cars on congested campus roads.
Tuesday afternoon, a student crossing from
the south side of University Dr. between the intersection at
University Dr. and Perth Dr. and the bridge was struck by a
motorist as she stepped from the curb after looking both ways,
said Const. Ian Baldock of the Campus Community Police Service.
The Student Emergency Response Team was on
the scene along with the CCPS and London Police, who had arrived
first, noted Baldock. "SERT had run all the way from Althouse
College,” he added.
According to Baldock, the female hit by the
pick-up truck received what appeared to be a separated shoulder
and other minor, non-life threatening and superficial injuries,
but was taken to University Hospital for treatment.
"The streets weren't designed for all
of this traffic,” Baldock stated, adding the area around
the intersection is busy at that time of day.
Teaching old dogs
Not only current students can get lectures at Western, senior
citizens are invited too.
The first term of the senior alumni program
is running, with lectures every Tuesday morning in the McKellar
Room on the second floor of the University Community Centre,
from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., until Dec. 2.
The lectures, hosted by Alumni Western, will
feature the dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business, among
other speakers on diverse topics, said Candice Arboleda, an
associate with the Alumni Association.
-It's open to everyone in the community [who]
are seniors,” she said. The program now boasts over 400
members and approximately 330 attend each session.
There are about 13 lectures in the series
and a half-term membership goes for $45. Patrons can also see
any given lecture for $5, but can only do so twice before having
to become a member ã and yes, refreshments are provided.
-[Yesterday], we learned about rocket science,”
- Dan Perry
Senate and BOG nominations
The mind bending race for positions on the Senate and the Board
of Governors will soon be underway, but first nominations are
Nominations are now open for Western's Senate
and BOG. The deadline is Sep. 29 for academic senators and Oct.
2 for all other positions. Nomination forms can be picked up
at the University Students' Council Office or online at www.uwo.univsec.ca.,
said Liz Berman, the USC communications officer.
Every faculty has one or two senators voted
on by its constituent students and there are six senators at
large elected by all students, Berman noted.
-The senate is the highest academic body
on campus,” Berman said. -[It is responsible] for handling
student appeals, formulating the general direction of academic
programs and advising on the annual budget,” she added.
Berman also noted one position is up for
election on BOG. The BOG is the highest administrative body
on campus, which passes the annual budget, votes on the Code
of Student Conduct and decides on other important campus-wide
issues, she added.
Koats for Kids
Who needs winter coats more than children? It is a necessity
for surviving the long winter recesses, snow ball fights and
snow angel constructions.
Campus Community Police Service is asking
for donations of coats, mittens, hats, scarves and any other
winter outerwear, said Elgin Austen, spokesperson for the CCPS.
The donations will be collected from now until Oct. 17, he explained,
adding the items would then be given to the Memorial Boys' and
Girls' Club to be distributed to local children in need.
"This is an annual event,” Austen
said, adding the London Police Department is also involved.
Donations of used or new coats will be accepted, he said.
Donations can be brought to the CCPS station
on campus, Austen said.
"We want to make sure every child is
warm this winter,” said Sharon Durston, special events
coordinator at the Memorial Boys' and Girls' Club of London.
-Distribution [to children in need] will begin Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.,”
- Laura Katsirdakis