Miah-Marie Langlois

Registration now open for LearnIT computer workshops

Registration begins today -- Monday, April 16 -- for LearnIT workshops offered in Intersession/Summer 2012.

The program offers a wide variety of free workshops for students, faculty and staff in levels ranging from beginner to advanced in Office Productivity, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Windows 7, SPSS statistical software, and computer security.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion, a handout for the session and a lucky raffle winner in each workshop will take home a Quick Resource Guide or a promotional coffee mug.

Sessions to help employees cope with change and loss

Two one-hour wellness sessions offered this week by the University’s employee assistance provider are tailored to help staff and faculty manage change and loss.

Welcoming Change into Your Life
Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m., Centennial Room, Vanier Hall

Catering crew to show community how campus cooks

Drew Verdam is looking for the Wow! factor.

The University’s executive chef, he will lead a team from Food Services in the Battle of the Hors D’oeuvres, April 26 at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts – and he’s in it to win.

“I want people to know that we do high-quality work here,” says Verdam. “It’s a big local event that allows us to get our name out in the community.”

Author offers spiritual healing for survivors of sexual abuse

The trauma of sexual abuse causes a host of painful effects in the lives of survivors, often continuing for years beyond the incidents of abuse. Lack of attention to their spiritual needs may cause further suffering, says Stevan Wlusek.

The author of From Darkness into Transforming Light: Illumination for the healing journey of sexual abuse survivors from the Carmelite spiritual tradition, he will discuss his book at a launch reception Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

Memo explains year-end accounting procedures

It’s that time again – April 30 marks the end of the University’s fiscal year.

The finance department is preparing for the end of the 2011/12 fiscal year, and financial reporting manager Arla Peters says university employees are an essential part of the process.

“As always, your diligence will ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.” Peters says.

Changes in store this summer for campus food outlets

Food Services will offer more choices to students, faculty and staff on campus this summer, says department head Dave McEwen.

The Marketplace food court in the CAW Student Centre will operate all summer long and, beginning April 23, will feature a new Second Cup coffee program. This self-serve station will offer soups and pastries in addition to a range of hot beverages.

Student newspaper soliciting ideas for special issue

Do you have ideas about the city of Windsor? How it looks? How it runs?

The Lance student newspaper is inviting Windsor university and community members to submit letters to the city for publication in its premiere Ideas Issue, April 18.

“It’s all about ideas for changing Windsor,” says editor-in-chief Natasha Marar. “Urban planning, community involvement, social issues, the environment, the economy, arts and culture and many more are all going to be covered. The goal is to talk about Windsor’s future. No idea is too outlandish or too small.”

Discovery Channel program seeking country’s greatest know-it-all

The Discovery Channel is looking for talented, inventive, technology-savvy women to participate in a television show to identify Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All.

“On this show, being a know-it-all and using your knowledge to get through challenges is good, positive, and smart,” says casting director Irada Seli. “I am looking to cast great role models of smart, outgoing women.”

Cake celebrates 10,000 likes for University’s Facebook profile

Nothing says “let’s celebrate!” like free cake, says Alisa Giroux-Soulliere, and reaching 10,000 likes on Facebook is something to celebrate.

“It shows the sense of community that surrounds the University,” she said.

Social media coordinator in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Giroux-Soulliere presided over the distribution of about 200 pieces of cake Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre.

“People were happy to get the cake and the students said it was a cool tie-in for the last day of classes,” she said.