guides leading tourGuided tours of campus are on the schedule for Head Start orientation sessions this weekend.

Weekend offers final chance to gain Head Start

The final weekend of Head Start orientation will include a tour of the downtown facilities of the schools of creative arts and social work on Friday, August 3.

The session Friday and another on Saturday, Auguist 4, are the last of the summer for new students in any program. Find the UWindsor Guides app to register for Head Start on the orientation website.

A separate session Saturday, August 18, is aimed at mature, transfer, and part-time students. From noon to 3:30 p.m., attendees will have a chance to meet staff and fellow students, and receive information on campus services and amenities; register here.

woodwind instrumentsThe Windsor Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet will perform in free public concerts Saturday in Kingsville and Sunday in Amherstburg.

Woodwind quintet to perform free waterfront concerts

Two UWindsor music instructors are among the members of an ensemble that will perform in free public concerts this weekend along the county’s waterfront.

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet will feature oboist Faith Scholfield and clarinetist Trevor Pittman of the School of Creative Arts, as well as Jean-François Rompré on flute, Samuel Fraser on bassoon, and Iris Krizmanic on horn.

The orchestra’s summer concert series will take the group to Mettawas Park in Kingsville at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 4, and to King’s Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 5.

The one-hour program will feature tunes from Scott Joplin to film scores and everything in between. Organizers encourage concertgoers to bring lawn chairs, blankets, even a picnic dinner to enjoy beside the water.

saladAn “Eat Well, Feel Well” lunch-and-learn session for UWindsor employees will discuss a healthy and well-balanced diet Thursday, August 9.

Wellness session to highlight the importance of a healthy and balanced diet

A lunch-and-learn session Thursday, August 9, will teach participants how a healthy and well-balanced diet can provide your body with the energy needed to be active throughout the day and the nutrients required for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy.

Free for UWindsor faculty and staff, the 40-minute “Eat Well, Feel Well” session is part of the “3 Keys to A Healthier U” campaign.

Facilitator Lauren Fleming, a dietitian with the Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre, says the foods we consume are the building blocks of our body and mind.

“Learning how to nourish your body well can help in many areas of your life — including improved moods, chronic disease management, increased energy levels, and better digestion,” says Fleming.

For session details and to register, go to the Department of Human Resources – Workshop Registration page.

More information on this topic can be found on the “3 Keys to a Healthier U”  website.

people sitting outside CAW Student CentreThe CAW Student Centre and other campus buildings will close Monday.

Civic Holiday to close campus Monday

Most UWindsor offices and facilities, including both campus libraries, will close Monday, August 6, in observance of the Civic Holiday.

The CAW Student Centre will close at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, August 5, and re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7.