Groups to play games for
Hillel and other campus groups are looking to make the world
a better place this month, and are encouraging you to join
“We would like to make the campus a better place and
to build bridges with other campus clubs,” said Jeff
Rochwerg, Hillel equity commissioner.
Several activities have been planned for March, including
a contest to guess the amount of candy in a jar, a food drive
and a campus clean-up day held on Monday, Mar. 22 in conjunction
with the Environmental Club, he confirmed.
“We also have baskets around campus with pieces of paper
encouraging random acts of kindness,” he said.
Rochwerg said the activities are not a religious or political
initiative. “The goal is to promote a positive atmosphere.
We encourage any on-campus club or anyone interested in social
justice and fairness to come out and support us.”
Proceeds from the fundraising will go to various community
charities. For more information on these activities, contact
Hillel at email@example.com.
Prospective students to be shown Western..
when none of the students are here
Ankle-biters, runts, lil’ ones, grown-ups in training,
young’uns — call them what you will but the kids
are invading Western this weekend.
This Saturday, Western will be holding its March Break Open
House to all interested high school students, said Lori Gribbon,
manager of undergraduate admissions and liaison services at
the Office of the Registrar.
The open house will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., she added. “It’s
a full day thing.”
Each first-year faculty will be holding programs, and most
of the professional programs at Western will also be holding
information sessions, she said, adding there will be campus
tours and a drop-in centre in the University Community Centre.
According to Gribbon, Western is expecting over 3,500 prospective
students to attend the open house and check out the Western
campus. “It’s the same as last year.”
“This could be the clincher for some of them,” she
said of recruiting the students for Western. “Just prior
to getting their offer [of admission] they get a look-see.”
Food will be eaten, culture will be had
Huron University College’s Kingsmill room will be overrun
with cultural events tomorrow, courtesy of Students Acquiring
Multicultural Awareness with Joy.
SAMAJ’s second annual International Food and Culture
Festival will feature a buffet, followed by an address from
Huron University College Principal Ramona Lumpkin, and several
performances, said SAMAJ president Linda Geng.
“We’re hoping to eliminate any misconceptions
that students may have, and just to see what other cultures
have to offer. Multiculturalism is an issue of concern to everybody,
because our campus is a diverse one,” she remarked.
Admission is $3 and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.
Performances will range from traditional Chinese dancing to
Tickets are available at the Huron Food Court and additional
information can be obtained at 850-2406, ext. 19623, or by
“We’d like to keep this a tradition at Huron,” Geng
added, noting that last year’s event drew a large crowd.
This year’s goal is 200 people.
Money and jobs make their way EOA
Tuesday’s announcement of a $225,137 grant from London
North Centre member of Parliament Joe Fontana’s office
to the Old East Village Business Improvement Area has bolstered
the organization’s hopes for its Job Creation Partnerships.
According to Phil Singeris, chair of the OEVBIA, the money
will be used to help create jobs for people currently receiving
The program is now receiving its third year of funding, Singeris
said, noting that in addition to the four positions currently
in place, four new ones have been created this year: administrative
assistant, advertising and marketing coordinator, business
development coordinator and web developer-network administrator.
Available jobs will be posted by the Business Improvement
Area for businesses in the Dundas and Adelaide St. areas. Participants
will be employed for a maximum of one year, Singeris added.