Ear candy for a good cause
Music is always a sweet treat for the ears, but when it is
all for a good cause, it is even sweeter.
The Undergraduate Engineering Society will be hosting “Community
House Rock” this Saturday, Mar. 6 at The Spoke, said
Stephen Libin, a University Students’ Council engineering
councillor and one of the co-ordinators of the event. “[The
event] is being held in conjunction with National Engineering
Week,” he explained.
“One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go to charity,” Libin
said, adding the charity being supported this year is the Women’s
Community House in London.
“The Women’s Community House is a local charity,
and engineering has always been supportive of women’s
charities,” he said, adding engineering has also been
supporters of the men against violence against women campaign.
Tickets are being sold in the Engineering Building for $8
and can also be purchased at the door for $9.
A Western English scholar is set to receive international praise
on the shores of the “snot-green sea.” Or for
those of who don’t know, Dublin, Ireland.
For his extensive work on James Joyce, the National University
of Ireland will award professor Michael Groden with an honourary
Doctor of Literature degree (D.Litt.). Groden is currently
an English professor at Western.
“I’m thrilled. It came out of the blue — one
of the biggest honours a professor can get,” Groden said.
The ceremony will take place in Dublin on June 16, during
the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, “the very day featured
in Joyce’s novel, Ulysses,” he noted.
“It’s one of the best English novels of the 20th
century. What’s more, you needn’t be a student
of English to read and understand it,” he added.
For any Joyce diehards out there, the honoured professor said
he would be lecturing on all three major works in an English
200-level, special topic course during the upcoming fall of