Standing are Kevin Macnaughton, Jason West, Eric Masse, and Melissa Robinet; seated are Mike Fisher and Sherif Saad.Members of the UWindsor Nerd Olympics team participated in a go-karting challenge. Standing are Kevin Macnaughton, Jason West, Eric Masse, and Melissa Robinet; seated are Mike Fisher and Sherif Saad.

Campus team seeking donations in support of local humane society

Calling all dog, cat, and small animal lovers: the University of Windsor’s Nerd Olympics team is looking for campus donations to support the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society.

Made up of participants from the Information Technology Services department and the School of Computer Science, the team is competing against other local technology organizations to raise donations.

Team member Mike Fisher says the organization, which promotes animal welfare and maintains an adoption shelter, provides a valuable community service.

“The refuge and compassionate care the Humane Society gives pets is so vital to those who have been lost, abandoned, or abused,” he says. “Your support is greatly needed and appreciated!”

The service desk in the University Computer Centre will accept contributions of cash, gift cards, Canadian Tire money or items from the society’s “wish list” until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 24.

Tina Pugliese, Tom Dilworth, Marcello Guarini, Lionel WalshMarcello Guarini, dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (third from left) congratulates professors on their years of service: 20 for Tina Pugliese, 40 for Tom Dilworth, and 20 for Lionel Walsh.

Faculty and staff fêted for decades of service

Marcela Ciampa had a chance Friday to see how it feels to be on the other side, and she liked it.

Director of organizational development and training in the Department of Human Resources, she was one of 131 individuals recognized for their years of service at a breakfast reception in the student centre — an event she usually helps to run.

“It was a great opportunity to reflect on my contributions to the University and experience the importance of coming together to celebrate how each one of us has made a difference over the years.” said Ciampa, who reached the milestone of 10 years of employment with the University of Windsor in 2017.

“This event was introduced in 2011 to celebrate and honour the dedication, commitment and contributions of employees to the University and I was very proud to be here today to share this honour with my colleagues across campus.”

English professor Tom Dilworth, one of six honorees celebrating 40 years of service, said he has been “privileged” to spend so much of his career at the University of Windsor.

“This is just a heavenly place to work, to do research, and to teach,” he said. “Our students are just such lovely people, and the faculty and people working in support roles are so nice.”

The event acknowledged employees who have accumulated decades of service: besides the six with 40 years, 16 with 30 years, 24 with 20 years, and 85 with 10 years. See a full list on the Human Resources website.

“Bathtubs Over Broadway” “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” showing at the Windsor International Film Festival, documents an unsung chapter in musical history.

Week-long trivia contest offering daily prizes of film fest tickets

DailyNews readers can win tickets to the Windsor International Film Festival, courtesy of the Office of the President. A celebration of the art of cinema, the festival will screen 143 films from 21 countries from October 29 to November 3 at three downtown venues.

As a sponsor, the University has received tickets to distribute to students and employees. What better way than through a trivia contest? To enter, just send your answers to three trivia questions drawn from the 10 films executive director Vincent Georgie has identified as this year’s must-see titles.

There are plenty of chances to win — each day this week, five students and five faculty or staff members will receive a pass for two to attend a screening of their choice, dependent upon availability.

Winners will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. each contest day. Here are today’s questions:

  1. Steve Young of Bathtubs Over Broadway was a writer for which late-night television host?
    a) Steve Allen
    b) Stephen Colbert
    c) Jimmy Kimmel
    d) Jay Leno
    e) David Letterman
  2. What industry is sent up in the French comedy C’est La Vie?
    a) bread baking
    b) film production
    c) subtitle writing
    d) travel agency
    e) wedding planning
  3. “C’est la vie” translates as “that’s life.” In the lyrics to the song of that title made famous by Frank Sinatra, which profession is listed just before king or queen?
    a) a puppet
    b) a pauper
    c) a pirate
    d) a poet
    e) a pawn

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

The Celebration of Teaching Excellence is set for Wednesday, November 21.The Celebration of Teaching Excellence is set for Wednesday, November 21.

Reception to celebrate excellence in teaching

A reception on campus November 21 will celebrate faculty who have received local, provincial, or national recognition for teaching, mentoring, and educational leadership.

The 13th annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence is hosted jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Centre for Teaching and Learning and will run 4 to 6 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

It is open to the campus community; RSVP to Marilyn Powley at

stethoscopeThe UWindsor Faculty of Nursing hosts the Great Lakes Biennial Nursing Conference, November 2 at Caesars Windsor.

Conference to promote integrating nursing theory and practice

Hundreds of nursing professionals, academics, and students will gather in Windsor for the Great Lakes Biennial Nursing Conference, November 2 at Caesars Windsor.

The event will feature 29 presentations and 22 posters exploring the theme “Integrating Research, Theory, and Practice to Advance Informed Decision-Making in Nursing.”

Milisa Manojlovich, professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, will deliver a keynote address on her research to advance patient safety by improving communication between physicians and nurses in hospital and ambulatory care settings.

Find more information, including the full agenda and registration details, on the conference website.