November 15, 2005
Source: University of Western Ontario:
London, ON. - The following items may be Of Interest.
YES, THAT'S A PUMPKIN THAT'S HOISTED ON THAT CRANE...
The Undergraduate Engineering Society at Western and Engineers Without Borders are encouraging students, faculty and staff to bring their pocket change to UC Hill at 2:30 p.m. today and watch a 200 pound pumpkin fall from the sky. Every time $10 is collected, the crane will lift the pumpkin by an additional foot to raise monies for overseas placements with Engineers Without Borders. Organizers hope to raise the pumpkin 100 feet for a total of $1,000. All pumpkin remains will be composted.
FIRST THEY BUILD IT AND THEN THEY PUT IT TO THE TEST...
Still with engineering, teams from six area high schools and Western students will be taking part in the 11th Annual Polar Stick Bridge Building Competition hosted by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering today from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2200. The bridge, constructed from frozen treat bar sticks, will be tested to failure.
On Saturday, November 19, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will be hosting Western's first Graduate Studies Showcase in an effort to entice prospective graduate students to study at Western. "We are inviting students to join us for an informative afternoon filled with opportunities to meet with leading researchers, academics, and current graduate students," says Clare Tattersall, Coordinator of Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention. "Pursuing a graduate education is a big decision and we need to be doing all that we can to aid students in the decision making process."
WESTERN READS HEADS TO A COMMUNITY SETTING...
For the first time, the Western Reads program moves off-campus. The annual program, which gets underway this month, gives students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community at large a chance to read five acclaimed Canadian novels along with local celebrity panelists. This year the first book club event will be held at Fellini Koolini's on Wednesday, November 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Each year the program concludes with a debate and a vote to determine the favourite read among the five selections. For a full list of the books that have been selected go to www.westernreads.ca
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For more information on any of the above items please contact Christine Roulston, Communications and Public Affairs, at (519) 661-2111, ext. 85165.