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Tuesday, September 23, 1997

University of Waterloo -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Welcome to UW; left turn only

For the next few days, you can't turn right (towards engineering) at the University Avenue entrance to campus. The ring road is torn up -- work started yesterday morning, and repaving will be going on for a week or ten days, says UW architect Dan Parent. The road is closed (barriers, traffic signs, and this morning a police car) from South Campus Hall to Carl Pollock Hall.

As part of the same contract, repaving work is also going on at one of the Married Student Apartments parking lots, Parent notes.

And wait, there's more: when the east (engineering) side of the road is done and reopened, the west side of the road will be closed for several days, from SCH to the Minota Hagey Residence. It'll be right turn only at the campus entrance, except that access to parking lot H will be maintained somehow, Parent says. Likely date for that to begin: about October 1.

Agencies make pitch for volunteers

There are prizes to be won at today's Volunteer Fair in the Student Life Centre, but mostly there's the opportunity to find a way of helping somebody. Some four dozen agencies, on and off campus, will have people or information available at the one-day event (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SLC great hall).

"This is a campus-wide event," writes Jane Farley in the student services and disabilities office, which is co-sponsoring the event along with the Federation of Students volunteer centre. "Undergraduates, graduates, staff and faculty are welcome," she adds.

Here are the agencies taking part and looking for volunteers:

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Association of Ontario
Alzheimer Society
Anselma House
Beechwood Manor
Victorian Order of Nurses
YMCA of Kitchener-Waterloo
Big Brothers of K-W
Big Sisters of K-W
Scouts Canada
Office for Services for Persons with Disabilities
K-W Right to Life
Canadian Diabetes Association
Volunteer Action Centre
Paintin' Place Co-operative Day Care Centre
Federation of Students
Sunbeam Residential Development Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Meals on Wheels
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
Catholic Youth Organization
Citizens Concerned with Crime Against Children
Co-operative Education and Career Services
Homecoming Volunteer Subcommittee
Core Literacy
Family Awareness Centre
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Council
Community Opportunities Development Association
Reaching Our Outdoor Friends
Regional Addiction Counselling
Family and Children's Services
International Student Office
Student Ambassador Association
Raise Home Support for the Elderly
Parkwood Mennonite Home
Head Injury Association
Student Volunteer Centre
Community Justice Initiatives
Parents for Community Living
Opening New Doors in Waterloo Region
Heart and Stroke Foundation
John Howard Society
AIDS Community of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Area
Lung Association
Juvenile Diabetes
WatGreen/Waste Management
Community Information Centre
Waterloo Public Interest Research Group
Leisure Support, City of Kitchener
K-W Friendship Group for Seniors
K-W Sexual Assault Support Centre
Lioness Club of Kitchener
Notre Dame of St. Agatha

Two departments are closing

No, no, only temporarily. Details:

The presidential nominating committee

The mechanism of UW's Policy 50, about how the president is selected, is being cranked up. James Downey's first term as president of UW ends June 30, 1999, and so a nominating committee has to be struck.

Among the dozen members of the nominating committee, according to the policy, is "a senator of professorial rank from each Faculty, elected by a vote within the Faculty". So, says a notice from the university secretariat, "Nominations are requested for the election of one Faculty senator from each Faculty (a total of six) to the Presidential Nominating Committee. At least three (3) nominators are required in each case. . . . Nomination forms and further information are available from the University Secretariat at extension 6125. Nominations should be sent to the Chief Returning Officer, Secretariat, Needles Hall, Room 3060, no later than 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 1997. Elections will follow, if necessary." (The secretariat's Web pages, and tomorrow's Gazette, list the names of all the eligible senate members.)

As announced earlier the staff association, through its nominating committee, is looking for the staff representative on the presidential committee; the person to talk to is the nominating committee's chair, Mark Walker of the biology department.

Other members of the presidential nominating committee include two students (chosen from among the student representatives on the UW board of governors); outside board of governors members; and an alumni representative. The committee is chaired by the chancellor of the university, currently industrialist Val O'Donovan.

Finally, this trivial note

"Make your dream of becoming a Jeopardy champion come true," writes Zhan Huan Zhou of computer engineering, who's trying to get a UW Trivia Club off the ground. "Most questions are academic in nature," he says -- as opposed to sports and movie trivia, I suppose. "We are looking for more arts students."

A general meeting of the Trivia Club is set for tonight at 6:00 in Math and Computer room 4041. "The focus," says Zhou, "will be on deciding which tournaments to attend and who is interested in competing." He can be reached by e-mail at zhzhou@novice.


September 23, 1963: UW gets a new phone number, 744-6111.

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
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