Karen Pillon

Month’s end to close 2012 campus giving campaign

Contributors to the Annual Giving Program who make their donations by April 30 will be credited with a gift to its 2012 Plant a Seed:  Here We Grow Again campaign, says chair Bruce Tucker.

“UWindsor employees and retirees who participate will receive an invitation to this spring’s donor recognition event,” Dr. Tucker says. “It is a tangible demonstration of the University’s appreciation of those faculty and staff members who go beyond their work efforts to support student success.”

Library shows appreciation for student patrons

A cookie tastes a little sweeter when it’s free, says Lindsay Thompson.

The second-year kinesiology major was one of hundreds of UWindsor students to enjoy a freebie from the Leddy Library on Tuesday.

Librarians distributed free cookies, coffee and tea as a goodwill gesture to students preparing for final examinations. Sales of decommissioned books helped to pay for the event.

“It’s awesome,” said second-year environmental science student Colette Drouillard. “It’s very nice for them to do this for us. Plus, I like free stuff!”

Campus fundraising drive hoping for heavy harvest

Participating in the University’s Annual Giving Program gives her a special feeling of accomplishment, says volunteer canvasser Karen Pillon.

“It’s fun to give knowing that we will benefit as employees,” she says. “The money we give isn’t going away; it will be spent where we spend most of our time.”

Building on the success of last year’s “Plant a Seed” campaign, this year’s theme is “Here We Grow Again.” A reception for volunteers Wednesday will help to launch the 2012 effort.