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Tuesday, June 3, 1997

[Briefcase drill team in action]
There they are: the Varsity Briefcase Drill Team, already a legend at Waterloo, and to be reborn today when they perform at the university's 40th birthday party.

Sunshine, the morning after

Jean Chrétien pitched a two-hitter last night, and Alexa McDonough homered in the early innings, to defeat the Geais Bleus 154-45. At least that's my understanding of the federal election results as they look this morning.

The Kitchener-Waterloo riding handily returned Andrew Telegdi, the Liberal incumbent, to office; the Progressive Conservatives' Lynne Woolstencroft ran second. Telegdi remains the only Member of Parliament to have gotten his start in politics as president of the UW Federation of Students (1973-74). Sharon Hayes, a Waterloo graduate (BMath 1970), was elected as part of the Reform wave in British Columbia, defeating Liberal and NDP rivals in the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam. In Kitchener Centre, Karen Redman was elected for the Liberals, succeeding John English, also a Liberal, who returns to the academic world as a UW history professor.

And now we turn back from national affairs to the campus, on this spring morning, to note that today's the day for a UW birthday party and a meeting of the university's board of governors.

Faculty-staff-retiree party

The 40th anniversary party runs from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Federation Hall. Think of it as the annual picnic, but indoors this year (which is also where the picnic has been held a couple of times lately, as I recall). And think of it as a time to eat hot dogs, greet friends, play games if you like, listen to music from Waterloo's four decades, and marvel at the skill of the Varsity Briefcase Drill Team, pictured above.

Gary Waller, associate provost (academic and student affairs), will act as master of ceremonies (ringmaster?) today, and president James Downey will lead an all-star cast in blowing out the candles on the university's birthday cake.

Health services will be closed from 12 to 2 today, so its staff can go to the party. "Just in case there are any slips and falls, we will take our first aid kit," says supervisor Carole Hea.

Party season doesn't end today, by the way. It's four weeks to the day until the 13th annual Canada Day celebrations on Columbia Field, which will have a distinct 40th anniversary flavour this year. Festivities run from 2 p.m. until dark on Tuesday, July 1, with children's games, an arts and crafts fair, live entertainment, birthday cake, a UW-at-40-dot-celebrate pavilion, and the customary fireworks over Columbia Lake.

Board of governors will meet

The university's 1997-98 budget is a main agenda item for today's meeting of the UW board of governors, to begin at 2:30 p.m. in Needles Hall room 3001.

The board will also be asked to approve an MASc in "management sciences -- technology management", to be offered through distance education, and increases in several student fees: the one for the Federation of Students (from $23.60 to $24.10 per term), the one for Federation Hall (from $7.50 to $12.50, as approved in a student referendum in February), the one for the student-coordinated plan, i.e. the Student Life Centre (from $25.50 to $26.10), and the interuniversity athletics fee (from $33.50 to $35.00 for undergrads, from $22.33 to $23.33 for graduate students).

And there will be a presentation by Bonnie Patterson, president of the Council of Ontario Universities, on "recent government actions".

News from the registrar's office

Registrar Ken Lavigne has announced some new appointments on the second floor of Needles Hall, and lacking a full organization chart for the registrar's office, I'll just quote what he said in a memo yesterday:
Karen LeDrew assumes the position of Associate Registrar, Records and Systems. Karen now has management responsibility for the registration, records and scheduling functions in the Registrar's Office. For the next three years, Karen will be user team leader within the Student Information Systems Project, representing user needs in the evaluation, installation and ongoing maintenance of the registration, scheduling and records modules in the PeopleSoft Student Administration System.

Joanne Wade assumes the position of Director, Student Awards and Student Financial Aid. Joanne now has management responsibility for the administration of the Student Awards Office including government financial aid, local financial aid, bursaries, scholarships and awards. For the next three years, Joanne will be user team leader within the Student Information Systems Project, representing user needs in the evaluation, installation and ongoing maintenance of the student financials module in the PeopleSoft Student Administration System.

Judy Awbury assumes the position of Director, Admissions Services. Judy is responsible for the development, co-ordination and implementation of undergraduate admissions policies for the university. For the next three years, Judy will be user team leader within the Student Information Systems Project, representing user needs in the evaluation, installation and ongoing maintenance of the admissions module in the PeopleSoft Student Administration System.

Recruiting and/or reorganisation to replace Karen, Joanne and Judy is proceeding.

Carmen Roecker assumes the position of Records and Systems Coordinator. Carmen has a variety of management responsibilities including on campus registration, records management procedures, demand reporting, investigation and solution of operational problems related to computer support for records keeping and office inventory control.

Marita Williams assumes the position of Scheduling Coordinator, overseeing class timetable development, examination scheduling and the assignment of classroom space.

Barbara Trotter assumes the position of Publications Co-ordinator, partnering with Bonnie Bender in the production of the various publications managed by the Registrar's Office.

A couple of other notes

Co-op job interviews, for students looking for employment in the fall term, started yesterday and continue for most of June -- ranking forms will be distributed June 26 and the good or bad news will come July 7.

Regular and co-op students are advised: "If you are interested in participating in the second round of presentations on Introduction to Self-Assessment, Researching Occupations, and Information Interview, please see the sign-up sheets posted outside the Career Resource Centre."

A sale of surplus UW property will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at central stores, East Campus Hall, off Phillip Street.


June 3, 1980: Tenders close for the construction of Environmental Studies II, and Ball Brothers Ltd. gets the contract. June 3, 1987:. The vice-president (academic), Tom Brzustowski, gets the new title of "provost".

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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