50th Anniversary

Campus meeting leads to lifetime commitment

Louise (Roy) Plante (BA 1968) had one very important pre-requisite to fulfill during her time as a student at the University of Windsor—she couldn’t get married until she had a degree.

The busy honours French and Spanish student was on a full scholarship away from her home in Port Arthur, and her mother was determined that there would be no ring on her finger until there was a diploma in her hand.

“She turned out to be a very nice lady,” says Ray Plante of Louise’s mother, his eventual mother-in-law. “But she meant it.”

Demonstrate knowledge of 50th anniversary celebrations to win UWindsor sweatshirts

To help measure interest in preparations for the University’s 50th anniversary, DailyNews is pleased to offer readers a trivia contest on promotions of the Celebration Weekend, September 19 to 22.

Up for grabs are two zippered sweatshirts embroidered with the UWindsor logo, courtesy of the Office of Public Affairs and Communications—a ladies’ large in gray heather and a dark blue men’s hoodie, size medium.

Celebration Weekend ads hit city streets

A series of billboards celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary are part of an awareness campaign to involve the local community in September’s events, says Holly Ward, UWindsor’s chief communications officer.

“Windsor is home to thousands of alumni, so naturally we want to make sure local residents save the date in their calendars and plan to join us in September,” she says. “The University is an important part of the region and we want the community to know that everyone is invited to the celebration; it’s not only for our alumni.”

Photo re-creation “history in the making,” says student

When he got the University of Windsor, says Carlos Puerta, “everybody said that the best way to enjoy your university years is to get involved.”

That’s why the third-year economics major agreed to participate Wednesday in a restaging of a photograph originally taken in 1963. The image groups students around a cake—in 1963 celebrating the University’s formal birth, and in 2013 commemorating its 50th anniversary.

“I thought it was a nice opportunity to make history at the university,” says Puerta. “Maybe 50 years from now, people will be looking at my picture!”

Cupcakes capture attention of campus community

A cupcake giveaway Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre served its purpose of bringing attention to the University’s 50th anniversary, organizers say.

“We had a really nice turnout,” says chief communications officer Holly Ward. “It is important for us to make sure the campus community is aware of what we’re doing. We will be launching advertising soon, but the current students and employees are really a core part of the celebration.”

Cupcake giveaway today an invitation to join the celebration

Students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Windsor can enjoy a complimentary cupcake in the CAW Student Centre Commons today starting at 11:30 a.m.

The giveaway marks the start of an awareness campaign leading up to the Celebration Weekend activities, scheduled from September 19 to 22. September activities to mark the University’s 50th anniversary will include class reunion events, a vintage car show, homecoming football game, children’s fun zone, signature entertainment at Caesars Windsor, and more.

Memorabilia sought for University’s 50th anniversary display

The University of Windsor is inviting grads, retirees, employees and friends to crack open their treasure chests and share some memories.

What memorabilia do you have squirreled away from your days on campus—a yearbook, team jersey, pennant, or course text? Join the celebration by lending it for display during the year-long commemoration of the University’s 50th anniversary!

To submit an item for consideration, e-mail a photo to anniversary@uwindsor.ca.