Attention art lovers
Do you have an interest in the arts? Have musical, dramatic
or visual arts been an enjoyable part of your academic or
This year, for the first time, continuing studies is offering
a diploma in arts management. “It’s going to be
the coolest new program on campus,” said Sharon Collins,
director of continuing studies at Western.
“The arts is becoming a big business and organizations
need people who understand the arts and the business end of
things,” Collins said. “[The diploma] is designed
to provide new graduates out of any program with the knowledge
and skills they need in managing arts organizations.” Students
will acquire basic business skills and valuable experience
in two practicum placements, she explained.
The minimum requirement to apply is a three-year degree. Only
20 students will be accepted in to the program. The application
deadline of Monday, Mar. 1 is quickly approaching, so access
further information and apply today at www.uwo.ca/cstudies/courses/diploma/artsmanagement/index.html.
We are the champions
Western’s chess team returned victorious from the Pan-American
Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships held at the end of
December in Miami, Florida.
“It was our first time participating in this event against
other universities from around the globe and we didn’t
have high expectations,” said Andrew Pastor, organizer
of the chess team. “We placed first and second within
our two sections.”
Pastor explained that since the chess team is primarily run
by students, they do not receive a set fund. “We go around
campus to other organizations to raise money for our team.
Hopefully, with our results this year, we’ll have easier
access to funds in the future,” he added.
The team has doubled to 85 students compared with last year’s
35 participants, Pastor explained. He also noted that with
its European origin, chess is growing in popularity in North
America and is being incorporated into the Olympic Games in
Revisiting a semi-forgotten genocide
Ret. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, the Wettlaufer Distinguished Lecturer
of 2004, will be visiting the Richard Ivey School of Business.
He will be speaking about leadership and his experience as
commander of the ill-fated 1994 United Nations Assistance
Mission in Rwanda, which was unable to prevent the genocide
of 800,000 Hutus and Tutsis.
The purpose of Dallaire’s visit is to talk about leadership,
said Gerard Seijts, assistant professor of organizational behaviour
“Even though he is from the military, there are lessons
that we can all take away from his experience,” Seijts
said, adding Dallaire’s behaviour in Rwanda “exemplifies
many of the desirable traits, such as moral conviction, courage
His newly-released book, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure
of Humanity in Rwanda, is a personal story of what happened
“It illustrates why Dallaire was sent there and why
[the genocide] happened,” Seijts said, noting that the
book explicitly blames the international community for its
failure to stop genocide in Rwanda.
Due to limited seating, the presentation is open only to Ivey
students and faculty, and takes place today at 1:30 p.m..
Copy Centre goes on-line without porn
The Copy Centre should be used a little more, although it should
never be used to photocopy your bum.
The Copy Centre provides a service that allows students to
send in printing orders online, said Steve Alb, director of
Graphic Services at the BookStore, adding the service has been
running for just over a year and has been increasing in use.
“People are learning more and more about it,” he
said, adding the process is “very easy.”
Alb explained that students can fill out a form online and
add their document as an attachment. There is no extra cost
Students may pick up their orders at any location that is
convenient to them, like the Ivey Copy Centre, Books Plus or
the Commissary Copy Centre, he said
To use the online service, go to www.uwo.ca/graphicservices.