January 30, 2004  
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Get a job (Sha-na-na-na)
Western’s unemployed will have a chance to snag their dream job next week when the Student Development Centre’s career services holds its third annual All-Campus Job Fair.

“The event is open to students from all programs, as well as alumni,” said SDC recruitment co-ordinator Sharon Lee. “Companies will be promoting positions both for graduates wanting full-time employment and students interested in part-time or summer employment.

“There are workshops available to students to help them prepare for the fair,” she noted. “As well, there will be booths at the fair dealing with continuing education for graduates.”

Students will have a chance to visit booths from about 85 companies from across Canada and the United States.
The event takes place this Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasiums and main level of the University Community Centre.Visit the SDC website at www.sdc.uwo.ca for more information.

—Amy Ferguson

Abracadabra?
Remember how Carrie’s telekinetic powers wrecked havoc among her classmates? Fortunately, not all psychic abilities cause trepidation and fear.

The mind reading duo of Jeff and Tessa Evason live to astound and leave their audiences in total disbelief.
“The Evason’s acts are one of the best shows depicted in the university community. It is very rare to have individuals like them perform here,” said Mark Wellington, manager of entertainment productions for the University Students’ Council.

Wellington confirmed the award-winning couple specialize in a variety of skills including extra-sensory perception, telekinesis, prediction and super memory.

“I’m very thrilled about their upcoming act. They don’t usually perform at universities. Hopefully with a good and successful show, the Evasons will return for a second show,” he said.

Based on their website, the Evasons propose that $25,000 be handed out to any audience member who is suspicious of gimmicks that are involved in their acts, Wellington explained.

The Dry event will be held at The Wave next Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m.. There will be a $2 cover.

—Jenn Law

Job hunters stampede Longhorn
The microsoft.net student community, which usually markets to software engineering and computer science students at Western, is hosting a presentation on the new Windows Longhorn operating system.

“Longhorn’s the new operating system from Microsoft, set to be released in 2005,” explained volunteer event organizer Josh Lawrence. “[Longhorn] is like [the shift from] Windows 3.1 to 95, only bigger — a revolutionary step, in the sense that from 95 to XP has been evolutionary steps.”

The presentation will feature Adam Gallant, a Microsoft senior consultant, who has been with the software giant since 1993, Lawrence said, adding that Microsoft will be accepting resumés for co-operative and full-time positions.
“It’s going to cover, generally, the things that Longhorn hopes to accomplish,” he explained.

The event, which will also feature door prizes, takes over the University Community Centre’s McKellar Rm. at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

—Dan Perry

Dyer talks Iraq, they hear controversy
Noted Canadian military historian Gwynne Dyer will be holding a lecture at Western next week.

“Three Projects and a Few Funerals” will discuss the roots of multilateralism, the Islamic religious and political movement and the policies of the American government, said Mark Wellington, manager of entertainment productions for the University Students’ Council. The lecture will focus on these issues and how they relate to Iraq and the Middle East, he said.

“[Dyer] is highly respected and a regular on CBC and the BBC,” Wellington said, adding Dyer is a film and radio documentary creator and the author of several books, including The Defense of Canada.

Dyer has appeared at Western for several years in a row, and usually draws a crowd between 500 and 600 people, he said, adding Dyer is known for stirring controversy.

He added the post-lecture scrum that surrounds Dyer — which allows students to ask questions — usually includes some heated comments.

The free lecture will take place Wednesday, Feb. 4 at The Wave at 3 p.m.

—Dave Ward

 

 

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