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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Student art sale in the UCC Tuesday
Looking for reasonably priced art? The Visual Art Students’ Association invites all students to its annual art sale next Tuesday in the University Community Centre.

The sale takes place in front of William’s Coffee Pub from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All pieces for sale are student art. Prices range from 25 cents to over $100.

“We’ll be selling everything from small cards to large paintings,” said Lydia Burggraaf, a VASA member.

For more information, contact Burggraff at
"Claire Neary

Get physical: attend the physio talent show
Western’s physiotherapy students are holding a free talent show and silent auction next Tuesday.

The event takes place at Elborn College at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event support Burn Camp for Kids of Ontario.

The talent show includes singing and dancing performances by several physiotherapy and medical students

Auction items include Toronto Maple Leaf tickets, London Knight’s tickets, restaurant coupons and beauty products.

For more information or to donate to the auction, contact event organizer Melissa Kay at
"Jennifer Davidson

Exploring eating disorders at Western
Next week, the UWO Rotaract Club hosts Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the University Community Centre.

According to Amy Childs, UWO Rotaract Club’s social co-ordinator, the event’s focus is promoting self-esteem and positive body image for both males and females.

“We will have different picture and video displays, samples, giveaways, and a raffle to support the Dove self-esteem fund,” she said.

The awareness week also features speakers, including representatives from Hope’s Garden and professors conducting eating disorder research. The first speech is Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 369 of the UCC and the second is Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in University Students’ Council Chambers.

The club will also visit residences to answer questions and promote the campaign’s message.
"Cigdem Iltan

Get wacky and support Alternative Spring Breaks
Look out for Dressing for Dollars and Atrium Day next Tuesday in the University Community Centre.

The events are being held by Alternative Spring Breaks, a program that lets Western students spend Reading Week participating in “intensive, hands-on service projects.”

This year, students will head to the Dominican Republic to volunteer at an orphanage; Cuernavaca, Mexico for work with local communities; and Louisiana to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief.

Stop by the UCC atrium between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to support your peers, who will be dressed in wacky outfits while running various competitions and activities to raise money for their causes.

A wacky fashion show takes place at 12 p.m. Students can donate money for their favourite outfits. For more information, e-mail Rich SwamiNathan at
"Kate England

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