What kind of name is Pinball?
Mike “Pinball” Clemons, head coach of the Toronto
Argonauts, is coming to speak at Western.
Clemons will be making an appearance this Thursday, Jan. 29
at 7 p.m. in Rm. 110 of Middlesex College, said Matt Burnside,
campus director of Athletes in Action.
Athletes in Action is a Christian club existing on over 25
campuses across Canada — including Western — that
tries to help athletes interested in integrating their faith
into sports, Burnside said.
Burnside explained he hopes Clemons will give the student
body an insight into social awareness and leadership. “Pinball
could kind of challenge people to give back to the community
and be involved.”
The “Pinball” event is free of charge, Burnside
said, adding there will be a question period after his speech.
The club hopes they can bring in athletes that will use their
platform to give back to the community, he said.
Idols sing, but Nazis don’t
The final Western Idol competition to determine the top talent
at the university will take place this week.
The event is taking place at The Wave tomorrow at 9 p.m. said
Matt Huether, VP-student affairs of the University Students’ Council,
adding that in the final round, judges will look at not only
vocal skills, but also each contestant’s personality,
originality and performance.
The contestants have been narrowed down from 20 to five, so
the competition will be intense.
The winner of Western Idol will receive $500, a trip for two
to Calgary and a trip to Barrie for the provincial competition
at Georgian College sometime in February, he added.
Huether noted the USC had been trying to find a venue to display
Western’s talent and to supply strong alcohol-free programming.
“I’ve been very impressed with the talent so far
and I think that anyone who shows up on Wednesday will be completely
impressed by the talent of their fellow students,” he
Learn to be an evil liver-eating lawyer
Students looking for a good mocking will soon have the opportunity
to get all they can handle.
The Western Pre-Law Society will be holding their annual Mock
Trial Competition from Mar. 15 to 28 for all undergraduate
students. Sexual assault is the topic of discussion, explained
Blanka Lewkowicz, the Mock Trial commissioner for the University
“Teams of five to seven will have to compete for a grand
prize of $1,000,” Lewkowicz said, adding the event will
be set up just like it would be in the courts. Groups will
be assigned prosecution or defence positions and must give
convincing arguments to support their case, while the criteria
for judging will be team preparation and style, she explained.
Anyone who wants insight into how the legal process works
can use this experience to build their confidence, Lewkowicz
said. Students are encouraged to sign up on today and tomorrow
in Rm. 2020 of the Social Science Centre at 5 p.m.. The fee
is $5 for non-members and is free for members of the Pre-Law
“It’s a great way to meet law students and professors,” Lewkowicz
Auction for mutes and the deaf
Who likes EBay? Who likes bidding on things in person even
better? Who likes doing it to help great charities that benefit
little puppy dogs and Alzheimer’s sufferers?
There will be a silent auction in the University Community
Centre atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. all this week, said Kathryn
Sarkany, a member of the University Students’ Council’s
Charity Ball committee. “All proceeds will go to the
London Humane Society and the Alzheimer Society of London and
Middlesex,” she said.
Some of the things being auctioned off are two year-long memberships
to the Athletic Club and a month of unlimited tanning, Sarkany
explained. Bidding will be open until Friday, Jan. 30, she
Tickets for Charity Ball have been on sale since last Wednesday
and can still be purchased at the USC Front and Infosource
in the UCC, Sarkany confirmed, adding tickets have been selling
Any further information about Charity Ball and the auction
can be found at www.usc.uwo.ca.