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Today's top news stories for February 8, 2007

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Optimize your performance
Student Development Services is holding several self-help seminars entitled the Optimum Performance Workshop Series.

The workshops include “Live in the Moment” (mindfulness and meditation), Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.; “Move your Butt” (managing your procrastination), March 12 at 5:30 p.m.; “Verbal Power” (self-assertion), March 13 at 5 p.m.; and “Get a Grip” (dealing with stress and anxiety), March 19 at 5 p.m.

For additional information or to sign up for a workshop, visit or drop by Student Development Services in Room 235 of the University Community Centre.
"Chris Ioannou

Locks of Love
The UWO Cancer Awareness Society is holding a fundraising event to support the non-profit organization Locks of Love.

Locks of Love provides free hair pieces for disadvantaged children under 18 who suffer from long-term medical hair loss.

The UWO Cancer Awareness Society wants eager Western students to participate by donating 10 inches of their own hair or cutting their hair to raise money.

Pledge forms are available until March 8. Proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

“It’s for a great cause,” said Iran Lynnpheu, UWOCAS president. “We’re trying to get more people to donate hair.”

Lynnpheu plans to cut her own hair.

The event takes place in the UCC atrium from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 8.
"Mary Ann Boateng

Sikh Awareness Day
The Western Sikh Students’ Association is holding an awareness day today in the UCC.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sikh students will present displays informing students about the Sikh religion. There will also be a Sikh martial arts demonstration.

At 6:30 p.m. there is a movie and a guest speaker, Harkinder Singh, in Room 30 of University College.

Singh, a school teacher, will speak about Sikh youth and Sikhs in Canada.

All students are invited.
"Mary Ann Boateng

Relay for Life
Relay for Life is holding an information session today for interested volunteers.

The Relay for Life is an annual event taking place across Canada to raise money and spread awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society. It will be held March 31 in the UCC from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The listed time is not a typo; the event runs through the night.

The night celebrates survivors and remembers those who lost their lives to cancer.

“It’s a great way to get involved and support a worthy cause,” said Jenna Hanson, USC charity commissioner.

Volunteers are needed for promotion and advertising, registering teams, photography and videotaping, entertainment, sponsorship and decorations, forming a cheer squad, and more.

The info session is in Room 379 in the UCC at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, e-mail
"Katherine Boleszczuk

Photojournalist lecture
Jon Elmer, a freelance writer and photojournalist specializing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East, presents his lecture “The Siege of Gaza” at Western next Tuesday.

Elmer divides his time as a war correspondent between Palestine and Canada. He recently returned to Canada from the Gaza Strip.

Elmer is also co-founder of

His lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in Room 215 of the Physics and Astronomy Building.
"Katherine Boleszczuk

Bringing moustaches back in vogue
While moustaches and philanthropy aren’t usually associated with each other, members of the Robarts Research Institute’s medical imaging team are looking to break the stereotype.

Over the past few weeks, members from the institute have been growing their facial hair for the first ever “Robarts Imaging Moustache Olympics.”

The event aims to raise money for the United Way and try to break stereotypes in the media.

“We wanted to promote the fact that unlike what Hollywood depicts, people with moustaches are able to do good things too,” said Paul De Jean, a participant in the fundraiser.

Tomorrow, participants will spend a full day with their moustaches and costumes to conclude the event.

To donate or for more information, visit
"Ravi Amarnath

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