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