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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Western music prof wins national award
On Jan. 11, Western music professor Paul Frehner was awarded the National Claude Vivier Prize for Best Canadian Composition.

Frehner’s piece “Lila” was one of five finalists featured in a concert at Théâtre Maisonneuve in the Place des Arts in Montreal Jan. 8. “Lila” was performed by the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra and was one of 243 entries.

Frehner teaches theory and composition at Western.

Frehner’s prize-winning composition will be featured on CBC Radio Two between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4.
"Sarah Berman

Prof lectures about rural women’s health
Belinda Leach, an associate professor at the University of Guelph, will present her lecture “Enough to make you sick: earning, caring, and worrying in rural women’s lives” at Western tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The lecture takes place in Room 3014 of the Social Science Centre and is open to all students. The lecture is part of the Rural Health Speaker Series, which aims to inform Western students and the community about rural health issues.

Leach, who holds a PhD in social anthropology, has volunteered for Oxfam-Canada, worked for the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and is a board member for Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.

For additional information, call 519-661-2111 ext. 86599or visit
"Chris Ioannou

Get technical tomorrow
The Society for Technical Communications is holding a seminar in the Lerners Room at the London Public Library’s central branch tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Speakers include Roger Graves, director of writing & technical communication and Western professor Brian Shaw, a technical communicator.

Graves will discuss courses related to technical communication at Western and job opportunities, another speaker will discuss Fanshawe College courses and Shaw will discuss how the STC can help interested students in the workforce.

“Students will be able to interact with technical communicators and see what the job entails,” Graves said. “Technical communication is not a field that many students think about, but the opportunities are there and the starting salaries, over $43,000 a year, compare well with many other fields.”

All students are welcome.
"Jack Wu

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