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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

International Criminal Court judge visits Western
Tomorrow afternoon, Judge Philippe Kirsch will speak to the Faculty of Law at Western about the challenges and prospects of the International Criminal Court.

Kirsch will highlight ongoing cases being investigated in Darfur, Northern Uganda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“More specifically, Kirsch will discuss the challenges of dealing with difficult situations like genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and the task of securing entry into these countries to bring these criminals to justice,” said Susanna Eayrs, communications officer for Western Law,

The lecture takes place at 1 p.m. in the Josephine Spencer Niblett Law building’s Moot Court Room. All students are welcome.
"Jessica McKay samples
Next Wednesday, Hospitality Services is letting students living on campus sample foods that may one day be served in residence dining halls.

At the Residents’ Choice Food Show, Western students can sample food from a wide variety of vendors looking to sell their products to Hospitality Services.

The Food Show is held every two years. According to Anne Zok, Hospitality Services’ nutrition manager, it’s usually very successful.

“The previous show attracted nearly 800 students,” Zok said, adding after sampling the food, students must fill out a feedback form.

The Residence Choice Food Show takes place in the Saugeen Maitland Hall’s main lounge from 3 p.m to 6:30 p.m. All students living in residence can attend.
"Mary Ann Boaten

ITS looking to assist campus geeks
Students looking to sharpen their computer skills can now take extra courses on campus.

Beginning in February, Western’s Information Technology Services will offer computer courses in a wide range of programs, including PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Access.

Customized courses can also be arranged with ITS by e-mailing

Completed registration forms should be returned to the ITS general office in Room 108 of the Natural Sciences Centre. Registration hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Forms and general course information is available at
"Ravi Amarnath

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