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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

London Fringe Festival submissions wanted
Students looking to display their artwork or personal films should submit applications to the London Fringe Festival.

“The Fringe Festival is a non-juried festival, therefore all timely applicants are accepted,” said Gillian Wilson, an LFF spokesperson. “The Fringe accepts 30 visual artists and 180 hours worth of film, though films should be limited to no more than 15 minutes.”

Applicants must pay $55 for visual submissions and $50 for film submissions. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All of the art and proceeds are returned to artists.

For more information, contact Wilson at 519-434-0606 or e-mail
"Ravi Amarnath

Hellenic Society hosts Olympic Games Conference
The Hellenic Society of Western, in conjunction with the Macedonian Association of London and Vicinity, Western’s School of Kinesiology and the International Institute of Olympics, is holding a conference entitled “An Olympian Sanctuary: The Quest to Permanently Host the Modern Olympic Games in Greece.”

The conference is Wednesday, March 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1200 of the Spencer Engineering Building. Admission is free.

“This event is to show off the Greek culture,” said Kostadinos Kakarelis, VP-affairs of the UWO Hellenic Society. “It will give more understanding of the Olympic Games.”

For more information e-mail
"Michelle Jennings

Sex and sexuality discussion group
Have questions about relationships, sex and sexuality?

PrideWestern is launching a discussion group beginning tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Women’s Issues Network office, Room 258 of the University Community Centre.

“We’re not trained to give advice, but we’re an open discussion forum for questions and ideas about relationships, sex and sexuality, and it’s a good opportunity to get advice or hear what others think,” said Matt Barnes, VP-activism for PrideWestern and discussion facilitator.

The discussions will alternate Mondays and Wednesdays every week and will last between one and a half and two hours. Beverages and snacks will be served.

For more information e-mail
"Claire Neary

Dual choir performance in London this week
Followers of choir music are encouraged to attend a dual performance Friday.

The UWO St. Cecilia Singers from Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, conducted by Gloria Gassi, and the University of Toronto Women’s Chorus, conducted by Robert Cooper, will perform together at the St. Peter’s Cathedral Bascilia at Richmond Street and Dufferin Avenue.

“The concert is extremely affordable for all members of the university and local community at $10 a ticket,” said Hilary Neary, spokesperson for the performance.

For more information, e-mail
"Ravi Amarnath

Off-campus program hosts 30-hour famine
World Vision and Western’s off-campus program are holding a 30-hour famine.

“The goal is to raise awareness about local and global hunger issues,” said Pam Core, off-campus don and planner.

Proceeds go to World Vision. This is the first year the off-campus program will host the famine, which takes place in the Huron Student Activities Centre.

Pledge forms can be obtained in the off-campus don office in the Stevenson-Lawson Building.

The famine runs from 9 a.m. March 9 to 2 p.m. March 10.
"Michelle Jennings

Get ‘psyched’ out at Western’s psychology formal
This Saturday, the Western Psychology Association hosts its annual formal, entitled “Think Outside The Box,” at the Greek Canadian Community Centre.

“Tickets are only $40, which includes transportation to and from Western, dinner and a dance,” said Chloe Hamza, VP-external for WPA.

Tickets are available at the Social Science Centre information booth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until tomorrow.
"Ravi Amarnath

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