Sneak a peek at a Vagina
Have you been spotting vagina-shaped cakes and lollipops on
campus lately? Want to know what it’s all about? Well
then, here’s your chance to get an advance peek at
Western’s own production of the internationally acclaimed
There will be a sneak peek of the Vagina Monologues at the
Grad Club on Friday, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m., said Ellen White, the
show’s publicity co-ordinator.
“There’s going to be a couple of bands and then
a couple of monologues from the show,” she added.
Admission for the sneak peek is free and everyone is welcome.
Tickets for the Vagina Monologues are also on sale, White
noted, adding the shows are on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
in The Wave.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $12 at the door,
and are available at InfoSource, she said.
All proceeds support the Women’s Community House and
the V-Day Organization.
For years, scientists have been breaking their backs trying
to discover a cure for spinal cord injury — at last,
they may be on to something.
Keith Hayes, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation
at Western and program leader of rehabilitation and geriatrics
at the Lawson Heath and Research Institution, will be presenting
an hour-long presentation on spinal cord injury research on
Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Shuttleworth Auditorium at
St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Hayes said he will be informing students of the past, present
and future developments regarding SCI from his work at London’s
Parkwood Hospital with Fampridine, a drug he said has peaked
international interest in this area of study.
“The drug has been the first to restore neurological
function in patients with spinal cord injury,” Hayes
The Fampridine tablet formulation has been called the most
promising solution for SCI patients of late, Hayes said, adding
further development is underway worldwide.
Not sure how safe sex works? An upcoming campus health fair
will show you how — and lots more.
“Health and More 2004” will be the first health
fair of its kind hosted by Western Health Services, said Melanie
Slade, health education volunteer co-ordinator for Student
“This is the first [Western] health fair that is directed
to everyone campus-wide, including Western faculty, janitorial
staff, food services and students,” she explained.
About 50 different presenters will be attending the fair on
Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Feb. 12 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Great Hall, she confirmed.
Many of the booths will be looking for volunteers, Slade said,
citing the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex and the
Youth Action Centre. “These organizations are volunteer
driven,” she said, adding there will be many opportunities
for interested students and staff.
As well as learning more about health and wellness, Slade
said there will be many freebies given out, including condoms,
popcorn and prizes such as T-shirts and an overnight stay at
the Windermere Manor (so you can put those condoms to good
The logo is pretty ugly...
Creative? Enjoy drawing? Think the University Students’ Council
logo needs a makeover? Or just want to make a few extra bucks?
Then enter the USC logo contest.
The current USC logo is 15 years old and doesn’t fit
the USC’s new branding scheme or reflect the corporation. “The
logo should reflect Western and Western students,” said
USC President Paul Yeoman.
Applications will be available starting Monday, Feb. 9 both
online and in the USC office, University Community Centre Rm.
340, Yeoman said, adding submissions can be black and white
or in colour (maximum three colours). Logos must include the
Western and USC acronyms. Applicants need not be tech-savvy.
Submissions can be hand-drawn or designed on computer.
“What we’re really looking for is creative ideas,” says
Yeoman. “This is an opportunity to show your spirit and
have some fun.”
There are also prizes available. First prize is $250, $100
for second and a $50 gift certificate for third. The contest
closes on Monday, Mar. 8 and logos will be voted on by the
USC on Mar. 13.